Events, Latest News | Posted: Monday, October 5th, 2020 at 2:02 pm | return to news

Enjoy a socially distanced dinner party in Dorset

Hosting an intimate black tie dinner for which you have to do no cooking sounds like a dream come true. And with the aim of raising funds for a disability charity – Diverse Abilities – it is a win, win situation.

Merlins Catering lamb shank
Merlins Catering lamb shank

Groups of up to six can book from two ticket types – £50 for a three-course meal and a cocktail, or £15 for a cocktail. Both give access to additional online content and entertainment suggestions, including an online auction and pre-recorded music performances. The meals and drinks will be delivered directly to the host’s home, complete with reheating instructions and serving suggestions.

Merlins Catering, based in Parley Manor, is providing the catering for the event, and DarkBear, based in Bridport, is providing the Dorset-themed pre-dinner cocktails.

Karen Hay, events manager, commented, “In a year that has been really tough for everyone, we hope that this will give people a good excuse to get dressed up and into the party spirit, all within the current guidelines in place.

“We know people might be feeling a bit of online fatigue, so everyone is free to run the event on the night at their own pace, and we’ll provide a few suggestions for fun and games, as well as access to a fantastic online auction.”

Hosts can also purchase a Lucky Envelope for each of their guests to give them the chance to win from a selection of prizes.

Should the guidelines be amended prior to the event taking place, all hosts will be contacted to arrange further delivery details for their guests. Visit for more information and to book tickets. Delivery is only available within Dorset.

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