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Memorable anniversary party ideas

Sarah P 15 August 2020

After you get married, the years fly by even quicker as you enter new chapters of your life together. While you might not celebrate every anniversary with extravagance, those milestone years certainly deserve a celebration to remember, and offer up the opportunity to reflect on your life together and to celebrate in the company of your friends and family. Whether an elaborate black-tie party tempts you, or something low-key with the closest members of your family, here are our top anniversary party ideas for 10th – 70th-anniversary celebrations, matched with the perfect venue in which to host them.

10th anniversary party ideas - a family gathering

anniversary party ideas

You've reached the first major milestone in your marriage, your 10th wedding anniversary, but we bet it feels like only yesterday that you tied the knot. A lot has probably changed in the last ten years; your family is likely to have grown, and your lifestyle might have altered somewhat since the day you said ‘I do’. Why not plan an anniversary celebration away from home, with your closest family and recreate some of the magic from your special day, with the inclusion of a few extra guests who may not have been around back then? Get away to a family-friendly house for a few days and invite grandparents, aunties, uncles, and cousins along too!  

Venue ideas

anniversary party ideas


A stunning family-friendly house which sleeps 16 people, and is complete with a swimming pool, games room, gym, children’s playroom, and plenty of space.

anniversary party ideas

Sheafhayne Manor

With plenty for youngsters, this luxurious large house sleeping 24 people is perfect for multi-generational groups complete with a children’s lounge, games room and swimming pool.

Take a look at our pick of the best family-friendly large houses.

25th anniversary party ideas - renew your vows

anniversary party ideas

A silver wedding anniversary is certainly a cause for celebration, and we can’t think of a better way than by renewing your vows. Twenty-five years on from the big day and no doubt you’ll have plenty to celebrate from your life together so far. Choose a wedding venue where you can recreate your special day, with some of your closest friends and family – and enjoy a holiday all at the same time. It’s a fabulous excuse to all get dressed up, enjoy good food and drink, and dance the night away with your favourite people. You could choose from anniversary themes such as a fun luau party, a glamorous red carpet or event, or perhaps theme it around the country you chose for your honeymoon. There will be loads of wedding anniversary decoration ideas to suit your chosen theme.

Venue ideas

anniversary party ideas

Innes House

A historic property that sleeps 37 people with elegant dining rooms, and beautifully landscaped gardens perfect for celebrations.

anniversary party ideas

Felin Newydd House

A luxury country estate with space to sleep 18 people, and several rooms to accommodate big celebrations and family parties.

Take a look at these extraordinary wedding venues that would be perfect for renewing your vows. 

30th wedding anniversary party ideas – try something new

anniversary party ideas

Whether you celebrate every year or tend to play it cool, we think 30 years of marriage is the perfect time to do something completely new together! It could be an outdoor activity such as stand up paddleboarding, climbing a mountain, riding a horse, or you could take a cookery class, learn how to dance, or try a new sport! And to make it extra special, you could invite the whole family along to join in too! It’s quite likely that your kids are away studying at university or have flown the nest altogether, they may even have children of their own. Your pearl wedding anniversary is the perfect time to bring everyone back together to take a moment away from their busy lifestyles. To eliminate the stress of fitting everyone under your own roof, why not hire somewhere extra special for a few days of quality time?

Venue ideas

anniversary party ideas

Bodweni Hall

An impressive country house for 27 people with a games room, private hot tub and on-site water sports that you can book directly with the owner!

anniversary party ideas

Castle by the Water

A fairy-tale-like castle for 22 people, with a plethora of on-site activities to try: 4x4 off-roading, stand up paddleboarding, boat trips, wine tasting, shooting and a swimming pool.

Be inspired by some of our large houses that have on-site activities to enjoy. 

40th anniversary party ideas - throw a glamourous party

Whether you’re planning your own do, or thinking of 40th birthday party ideas for parents, a ruby wedding anniversary is a perfect time to organise a big but elegant party with all the couple's closest friends and family! Hire a party house for a few days (so you have time to prep and relax afterwards) and choose an anniversary theme befitting of a ruby wedding anniversary. We’re thinking all the glamour of a Holywood party complete with your most decadent outfits, posh hairdos, trendy cocktails, and delicious canapes. You’d better get thinking about wedding anniversary decoration ideas to ensure the whole event sparkles! If you’re arranging for someone else, this could be the perfect opportunity to throw a surprise anniversary party that blows the couple away.

Venue ideas

anniversary party ideas

Langman Manor

Complete with a basement casino, disco room and formal entertaining spaces, this magnificent country house is made for hosting big celebrations – it can accommodate up to 47 staying guests too!

Gower Lodge

This stunning residence offers a plethora of reception rooms, formal dining areas and a bar for hosting anniversary parties. There are 19 bedrooms where up to 52 guests can stay over after the party.

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50th anniversary party ideas - show their life on the big screen

A golden anniversary party is definitely worthy of a big celebration, but that doesn’t mean you have to organise a huge party. We have an alternative 50th wedding anniversary party idea we think you’ll love; arrange a ‘this is your life’ style event for friends and family to take a look back at the happy couple’s life together. Ahead of the celebration, you’ll need to gather a selection of photos of the two of them from throughout their life together – including some from their wedding day! Create a mini slideshow showcasing the highlights and milestones and present it to all their closest friends and family on the big screen. Did you know you can book a large house with a cinema screen to add to the experience? Serve popcorn and plan an interval with ice cream – just the way theatres used to do it.

Venue ideas

anniversary party ideas

The Old Manor House

This luxurious country house set in 1.5 acres not only has its own hot tub, tennis court and games room but it also benefits from a home theatre with 16 cinema seats!

anniversary party ideas

Dorset Retreat

A glamorous property that sleeps 21 people and has its own state-of-the-art cinema room with speakers and a sharp image resolution for an excellent big screen experience. 

Discover more incredible large houses with cinema rooms

60th anniversary party ideas - throw a family garden party

anniversary party ideas

Congratulations, 60 years of marriage is an incredible milestone to reach. You’re likely to be surrounded by lots of family members, from your own children, right the way down to maybe even great-grandchildren. After 60 years of marriage, and lots to be proud of, you probably want to celebrate your diamond anniversary in the company of your family, large or small. Plan a summer garden party where you can all sit out and watch all the generations of your family play games and spend quality time together while you reminisce about days gone by. Choose a large family-friendly house with fun facilities such as outside play areas, hot tubs, and swimming pools to keep everyone entertained.

Venue Ideas

anniversary party ideas

Hop Pickers Oast & Barn

In addition to ample al fresco dining space, BBQ and pizza oven, this charming property also offers a hot tub, impressive games room and plenty of indoor space for 25 people!

Cotswold Grange

This impeccable Georgian Manor has the most beautiful grounds set around a wonderful pool area which is simply perfect for hosting celebratory BBQs for special anniversaries.

We've handpicked a selection of simply stunning big houses that perfect for garden parties

70th anniversary party ideas - a sophisticated dinner party

anniversary party ideas

A 70th wedding anniversary is no doubt an achievement that makes the entire family proud. While it deserves to find an anniversary party idea to remember, the happy couple is probably less concerned with how they celebrate, and more interested in who they celebrate it with. Organise an elegant anniversary dinner with family, where you can seat the guests of honour at the head of the table to look at the family they created and feel proud of their greatest achievement. Take the weight off and rent a large house to host the anniversary celebration – some even offer catering options so that no one has to draw the short straw.

Venue ideas:

anniversary party ideas

Rock-Rose House

A grand stately home where the happy couple can live like a Lord and Lady! There is also an impressive dining hall, and you can pre-book catering for the event.

anniversary party ideas

Downie Park House

A stunning country house with beautiful rooms and optional catering for big family celebrations. Set in extensive grounds and woodlands perfect for refreshing walks.

Whether it’s you or a family member who is soon to be celebrating a milestone anniversary, we hope these anniversary party ideas have helped inspire a memorable occasion. Match an anniversary celebration idea with one of our large houses, and you’ll be sure to celebrate in style.

Do you have a milestone birthday approaching? Check out our guide to a milestone birthday celebration for plenty of party ideas.

Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information at the time of writing, please ensure you check carefully before making any decisions based on the contents within this article.

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