The Dead Are Alive At Cadbury House This Autumn

A traditional Mexican celebration which honours the dead is heading to Cadbury House this Autumn.

Taking place on 2 November, ‘The Day of the Dead’ Halloween party is set to lure the spirits of loved ones so that family and friends can celebrate their lives with music and food and get dressed up in spectacular costumes.

The team at Cadbury House in Congresbury is now finalising plans to transform its Great Room where the atmosphere will take on a carnival theme where guests will be able to party the night away and celebrate the souls of the departed.

A national holiday in Mexico, the carnival-style celebration, which is also known as Dia de Muertos, has now become popular outside of its spiritual home and gained even more attention after it appeared in the opening sequence of the last James Bond film, Spectre.

The party will include a three-course meal – including a taco from The Little Taquero Van - while staff will either wear spectacular calaveras, skull-styled masks or have their faces painted.

Adding to the carnival theme a traditional mariachi band called Mariachi Fino, will roam the house playing popular music from their native Mexico and Latin America.

With its gothic house, the venue provides arguably one of the best backdrops for any Day of the Dead or Halloween celebration, and the team will be encouraging guests to really go to town on their own costumes.


Mehmet Kandemir, General Manager at Cadbury House said: “Parties around Halloween are very popular nowadays, so we thought we’d add an extra twist to our own Day of the Dead party".

“Despite its name, it’s meant to be very much a happy occasion and our celebration will take on a humorous tone".

“The venue is without doubt one of, if not the most spectacular in terms of atmosphere and we’ll be pulling out all the stops to make this event one of the best the venue has ever seen".

“We also want guests to really get into the spirit of the occasion with their costumes as it will really add to the whole mood".

“Alongside the Taco Van there will be homemade beef chilli, Mediterranean vegetables and mixed bean chilli plus a selection of salads jacket potatoes and pilaf rice. There will also be a fantastic chocolate fountain with over 15 amazing dips to choose from".

“Mariachi Fino is also one of the top bands in the UK and have performed at some of the most prestigious venues in the UK including The House of Lords and House of Commons, The British Museum and Earls Court so the atmosphere is going to be amazing.”

The Cadbury House Day of the Dead Halloween party is taking place on Saturday 2 November. Tickets cost £40.00 per person and includes food, entertainment and disco.

To reserve a ticket please call 01934 834343 (option 1) between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday or email

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