Graduation Parties & Ceremonies

Graduation Parties & Ceremonies

The end of University and College life is a big moment for anyone. That’s why you want the occasion to be as memorable as possible.

Friends, family and fellow students all make such days great fun and something to be remembered forever.

We can help with every aspect of planning and coordinating a graduation party or ceremony, so that everyone is sure to have an incredible time.


Celebrate Prom Night in style!

Celebrate the end of exams, the end of school and the end of an era with our great Prom Packages.

We’ll help you make sure the party goes off in style, with up to 160 Prom Kings and Queens.

Let us take the strain of planning, so that the guests can get down to the serious business of partying.



What better way to celebrate the christening of a child than with friends and family in beautiful surroundings.

We can help you to plan every aspect of the happy day to ensure that it’s perfect.

Funeral wake venues in Burton

Planning a Funeral Wake

Losing your loved one can be a difficult time and planning a wake for a funeral can be overwhelming, but we are here to provide an excellent range of services and our venue can be tailored to suit your individual needs. Our highly experienced team will help you organize the wake at our beautiful venue in Burton and will arrange a funeral reception, managing caterers, florists, room layouts and everything else involved with a gathering of this nature.

Our experienced staff at Mercure Burton Upon Trent Newton Park are here to help and can tend to your requirements with the sensitivity and professionalism you would expect.

Finger buffet menu from £15.50 per person or choose from a range of adaptable menu options for your reception. From morning and afternoon teas to finger buffets and sit-down meals, simply let us know what you’d like, and we’ll make it happen. We also offer a range of drinks packages to suit your budget.

You can find us at this address:
Newton Solney
DE15 0SS


Alton Towers Resort

Alton Towers Resort

As well as the thrills of the UK’s leading Theme Park, there is also a waterpark and an eighteen-hole golf course, all located in 500 acres of beautiful Staffordshire countryside. With over 50 rides and attractions, the Alton Towers Resort is the UK’s Number One theme park. The park also has many attractions for younger guests with CBeebies Land and meet all your favourite characters! First opened as a theme park in 1980, Alton Towers has delivered over 1 billion rides to thrill-seeking guests throughout its 37 year history. 2018 sees the opening of the new Wicker Man ride.

Mercure Burton Upon Trent Newton Park is only a 45 minute drive from Alton Towers Resort. Get away from the crowds at the end of a busy day enjoying the scares and thrills and relax with us.



Drayton Manor Theme Park

Drayton Manor Theme Park

Drayton Manor is a theme park and zoo, which opened to the public in 1950 by the Bryan family and is now one of the UK’s most popular family attractions with over one million visitors each year. Over 50 rides and attractions, including Shockwave, Europe’s only stand up coaster, a 152 seat 4D cinema, Stormforce 10, where you WILL get wet and Apocalypse, a five-sided drop tower together create a truly unforgettable day.

Drayton Manor Theme Park is less than 40 minutes drive making it a great day out for the whole family, while you stay with us at Mercure Burton Upon Trent Newton Park Hotel.

Make the most of our special one-night package, £146 for a family of four, including:

  • One night stay in a classic family room
  • One day family admission to Drayton Manor Theme Park and Zoo
  • Full English breakfast

Find out more here.

Helen’s Bake House and Tearoom

Helen’s Bake House and Tearoom

Enter an earlier era with a walk into Helen’s Bake House and Tearoom.

Walls are lined with memorabilia and old photos from the area. Ease into a 1940s-style chair at a table with a sugar bowl covered by a retro crocheted doily.

Indulge in a sweet scone, or opt for an all-day Butcher’s Breakfast complete with local bacon and black pudding. If you peer into the open kitchen, you’ll see your meal being prepared from scratch.

Would you like to try your hand at making some of Helen’s creations at home (yes, there’s a real Helen)? She sells ingredients like mixed nuts, dried fruit and flour in the exact amounts needed to bake in singular sessions.

Helen’s Bake House and Tearoom can be found in the centre of Burton-Upon-Trent, on the Market Place, just a ten minute drive from the hotel.