22 Oct The Best Wedding Venues in Hampshire
This regal part of England has a proud maritime history and is home to restored ships, medieval streets, bustling market towns, sweeping forests and grand country houses.
With a portion of the breathtaking South Downs National Park also running through the county, the rolling fields and meandering hills of Hampshire create a beautiful backdrop for your wedding.
The Barn at Bury Court
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Set in 22 acres of stunning rolling countryside, this gorgeous country estate features an exquisite barn, a traditional Oast house, and luxury accommodation for up to 30 of your closest friends and family.
With a license to perform civil ceremonies both indoors and out, The Barn at Bury Court commands that you and up to 250 of your guests lose yourselves in the enchantment of the day.
Say “I do” under the oak beamed vaulted ceilings before sitting down to incredible food created by skilled chefs at your wedding breakfast, then dance beneath the stars to celebrate the end of a perfect day.
Brimming with character and beauty at every turn, this venue is an impressive backdrop for your wedding photography, and the versatile design lends itself to truly bespoke weddings that will make all your dreams come true.
The Tithe Barn
This unique and truly beautiful wedding venue is set in a glorious countryside setting, located close to the heart of the South Downs National Park.
Offering exclusive use for you and your guests, The Tithe Barn is licensed to hold civil ceremonies or civil partnership ceremonies and has the capacity to seat up to 250 guests at a time.
When you arrive, the bride and her party can set themselves up in The Old Milking Parlour with its make up stations and mirrors before moving through to say “I do” in the splendour of huge stone arches and half-hammer beams of the beautiful main barn.
Take your time over formal pictures and drinks on the lawn, or have your guests relax on the fantastic indoor balcony before dancing the night away in this truly gorgeous wedding barn.
The Clock Barn
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Offering an abundance of charm and romance throughout, The Clock Barn is a truly idyllic wedding venue surrounded by beautiful Hampshire countryside.
As a stand-alone wedding venue, this beautiful barn offers bespoke packages to help you make your dreams come true, and from the very start of your big day, every little detail will be taken care of.
The Stables, for example, have everything you need for the bride and her party to prepare and is licensed to hold civil ceremonies, you can choose from The Stable Room or the main barn itself in which to say your “I do’s”.
With oak beams and an incredible vaulted ceiling, your guests will love sharing the wedding breakfast with you, and with an expert on-site catering team, they will be able to enjoy some truly excellent food too.
The grounds offer lots of charming spaces for your wedding photos, and when the party is over, The Hayloft is a simply stunning honeymoon suite for the perfect ending to the perfect day.
This elegant 17th Century mansion can be reached via a tree-lined driveway and is set in 35 acres of rolling parklands.
With a full team on hand to help you to create the bespoke wedding of your dreams, this venue is licensed to hold civil ceremonies for up to 180 guests.
Couples can choose to exchange vows in The Chamberlain Suite, The Wellington Room, The Rotherwick Suite, The Stratfield Room or outside in The Folly, and your reception can be figured to exactly suit your needs.
Offering first-class dining, beautiful bedrooms and a master suite for the happy couple, Highfield Park is an impressive stately building that offers luxury at every turn, and with all those acres of parkland, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to finding the perfect place for your wedding photos.
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If you picture yourselves tying the knot surrounded by 19th-century grandeur, then The Elvetham has everything you could ever dream of for your picture-perfect wedding.
Licensed to hold civil ceremonies for up to 100 people, your guests can watch you say “I do” in the elegant Oak Room with its wood panels and original fireplace.
For your wedding breakfast, there are first-class chefs on hand to create a most memorable meal, and when it’s time to celebrate, The Library offers historic charm and plenty of space for dancing the night away.
Set within 35 acres of stunning gardens and surrounded by the 4,000-acre Elvetham estate, you can create magical wedding photographs to keep the memories of your big day alive, and with 43 upscale bedrooms available, your nearest and dearest can spend the night there with you too.
This privately owned stately home is set within stunning grounds overlooking the Itchen Valley and is located just 5 miles away from the ancient city of Winchester.
With a licence to hold civil ceremonies and civil partnerships, Avington Park lets you get wed here as well as celebrate your reception.
With a choice of rooms to host your ceremony in, this venue can hold up to 200 guests to watch you say ‘I do”, and when the ceremony is finished, the beautiful south-facing Orangery is the perfect space for your reception.
Offering fine dining, stunning floristry, a wealth of picture-perfect locations for your wedding photos, and a selection of stately suites and cosy cottages for your overnight stay, this charming house offers everything you need for a truly memorable day.
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Listed by the Evening Standard as one of the top 50 wedding venues in the whole of the UK, the privately-owned Penton Park offers a truly unique and luxury experience from start to finish.
Licensed to hold up to 90 guests for your civil ceremony, your day will start in the calm tranquillity of the Bridal Preparation Room before you glide through to the tranquil Drawing Room, The Grand Ballroom, or the statuesque columns of the Grand Portico to share your vows.
Once it is all official, join your guests in The Sitting Room or out on the croquet lawn for canapés, or take your seats in the Grand Ballroom for your exquisite wedding breakfast.
Set in acres of beautiful grounds, the formal gardens are the perfect place to take stunning formal and informal pictures to save as a reminder of your incredible wedding day.
Oakley Hall Hotel
This luxury manor house is hidden away in the stunning Hampshire countryside, and with the building dating back as far as the 1800s, it is easy to see why Oakley Hall Hotel is popular with couples from all over the county.
Offering a range of exquisite yet highly versatile spaces, this venue is licensed to hold civil weddings for between 30 to 350 guests, and with 50 bedrooms also available, this is the perfect place for a lavish family wedding.
With 4 indoor rooms in which to take your vows, as well as a beautiful outdoor pavilion, you will be spoilt for choice, and the stunning reception spaces are perfect for both your wedding breakfast and late-night celebrations.
Set in extensive grounds, there are many beautiful spaces for your formal wedding photos, and with a two AA Rosette catering team, extensive wedding planning, and first-class touches throughout, this is a truly upscale wedding venue close to the historic town of Basingstoke.
Audleys Wood Hotel
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Surrounded by woodlands and seven acres of private grounds, Audleys Wood Hotel enjoys a rich and colourful history dating back to the 1880s.
The Conservatory is a dedicated wedding venue set on the grounds of the hotel, and with a towering vaulted ceiling and picturesque gardens, you can celebrate your big day with up to 200 of your family and friends close by.
Licensed for civil ceremonies, this beautiful indoor venue offers sophisticated decor and floor to ceilings windows that let the light pour in while you say “I do”.
If you would prefer an outdoor wedding, the gardens here are fully set up for ceremonies, and The Garden Pavilion is the perfect place to dance the night away at your personalised wedding reception.
Situated in the grounds of a AA Four Start Hotel, this venue also offers plenty of opportunities to capture breathtaking images of your special day.
This purpose-built wedding venue offers oak beams, vaulted ceilings, and incredible views. The dedicated wedding team has made it their mission to offer truly bespoke wedding packages that allow couples to create their perfect wedding day.
Licensed to perform both civil ceremonies and civil partnerships, you can choose to get wed in the glorious Ceremony Barn or say “I do” outside under the aches of The Spinney.
Rivervale Barn offers plenty of space under its vast ceilings for you and your guests to eat, drink and dance the night away, and with the capacity to hold up to 150 guests for both the ceremony and reception.
This is a spacious and modern venue that offers a wide range of stunning locations for your wedding photography.