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#1

Sopley MIll

Mill Lane Sopley, BH23 7AU, Hampshire, Hampshire
£2495
Up to 100 guests
A stunning, newly renovated watermill surrounded on both sides by the Avon River with uninterrupted views across the water meadows. Exclusively yours, the Mill provides privacy and flexibility for you to create your own unique wedding.

We want Sopley Mill to be a blank canvas for you to create your own perfect wedding. We will provide the stunning views, beautiful historic building and the privacy that is hard to find in other local wedding venues. You can use the photographers whose style you like, the florist you know, the wedding planner you trust, the decorations you have longed for and the caterers you want from our extensive list. With weddings at the Mill, each special day is unique and individual. What you do with Sopley Mill is completely up to you.
#2

Parley Manor

Parley Green, Parley, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 6BB, Christchurch, Dorset
£5599
Up to 125 guests
Share your vows in the company of up to 150 of your closest friends and family members, in our intimate Pavilion. Situated in the estate’s gardens, the Pavilion is draped with luxurious folded fabric. On a warm summer’s day, the space is transformed in mere moments, as the sides of the Pavilion can be rolled up in order to reveal your scenic surroundings.

The Pavilion lends itself to romance, and can only be enhanced by your own personal touches. You may wish to have a string quartet, or a soothing pianist play a favourite song as you walk down the aisle. Or, perhaps you have your heart set on being wed underneath an archway of your favourite flowers.


Whatever it is you want, it’s of the utmost importance that every detail of your ceremony should be tailored to suit your needs, tastes, and the day’s requirements. Whether that means allowing the space to be bathed in natural sunlight, or decorating it with twinkling candles and rose petals – the choice is yours.


• Close proximity to Bournemouth, Parley Manor is easily accessible, & yet, when you arrive, you will find a tranquil haven, offering seclusion for your day.

• A marquee is situated in our beautiful Italian walled garden. It can accommodate 150 seated guests and decorated to suit your personal taste

• Enjoy a memorable evening with your guests, with a disco or live music. All in a unique and magical setting.

• Set in 4 acres, it is laid out with beautiful lawns, flowers, shrubs, trees, a lake and many other fine features.

• The garden provides an ideal backdrop for your cherished photographs. Exclusively yours for the day.

• Our personally vetted caterers will provide you with a choice of exquisite menus tailored to your specific needs.
#3

Langtry Manor

Derby Rd, BH1 3QB, Bournemouth, Dorset
Langtry Manor was built in 1877 by Edward VII for his mistress Lillie Langtry. It was an extremely elegant and luxurious home and served as their hideaway and love nest. Following substantial re-development the Hotel is now one of Bournemouth’s finest and most welcoming hotels. Our staff pride themselves on their service and attention to detail and look forward to welcoming you to the peace, comfort and heritage of Langtry Manor.
#4

Canford School

Canford Magna, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 3AD, Wimborne, Dorset
Up to 150 guests
With its ancient, graceful buildings set among 250 acres of landscaped grounds in the beautiful county of Dorset, Canford offers a stunning venue for your entire wedding.

Tracing its origins to the Domesday Book, the Grade 1 listed Manor House offers a unique setting for your civil ceremony while the 14th century Norman church provides the option of a religious service. For your reception, choose the baronial Great Hall, with its sweeping staircase and minstrels’ gallery where the Prince of Wales once danced after a shooting party, or perhaps the more intimate splendour of the Long Gallery. With exclusive use of the grounds for your wedding day, there is the option of an outdoor reception by the fountain on the Sunken Lawn with views to the arboretum and parkland beyond.


Your wedding will be tailored to you. Our catering is in-house and our Michelin-trained chefs will work with you to create your bespoke menu. From there, you can make use of our extensive knowledge and network of local professionals or choose your own suppliers. Our aim is simply to create your perfect day.


• Grade 1 Listed Manor House

• Bespoke Weddings

• Michelin-trained in house chefs
#5

The Orangery Suite

Merley House Lane, Wimborne, Nr Poole, Dorset, BH21 3AA, Poole, Dorset
£545
Up to 100 guests
Full of character and charm, The Orangery Suite is a stunning and affordable venue for intimate and personal wedding ceremonies and receptions.

With exclusive use of the beautifully landscaped walled garden, The Orangery is an idyllic setting for a couple's special day.


The light and airy room can accommodate 75 people to watch you say ‘I do’ in romantic surroundings. Our stunning,

pagoda-style marquee, seating up to 85 guests, is available for receptions on the lawn.


After the ceremony, guests can make their way to the terrace overlooking the manicured lawns of the magnificent walled garden, which has plenty of outdoor seating for al fresco drinks served from the chic summerhouse, whilst the newly married couple have photographs taken in the elegant grounds.


For the wedding reception, a wide variety of excellent catering is available with impeccable, attentive service provided by our selection of professional local caterers, ranging from an informal buffet, barbecue, hog roast or cream tea, to the more traditional wedding breakfast. A fully stocked, staffed bar is also available for guests to purchase drinks.


Whilst background music is welcome, the tranquil location means that discos are not suitable for The Orangery Suite. However, there is another venue just a short walk away, or others within a few minutes drive that will accommodate your evening function.



To keep your guests entertained, why not make use of our extensive activities within the walled garden, such as croquet, pétanque, crazy golf, beach volleyball, table tennis, giant chess and badminton? For a real games party theme we can also provide outdoor table football, a giant tumble tower and giant connect four.


• The Orangery Suite is licensed to perform marriages and civil partnership ceremonies.

• A wide variety of catering is available.

• Why not make use of our extensive activities within the walled garden, such as croquet, pétanque, crazy golf, beach volleyball and many more.

• The grounds are not open to the public, so your wedding party would enjoy exclusive use of the beautifully landscaped walled garden and facilities.

• Many photo opportunities within the grounds including a bridge, gazebo and sunken garden.

• Please contact us for prices, availability, and further information about hiring The Orangery Suite for your wedding.
#6

The Italian Villa

Compton Acres 164 Canford Cliffs Road Poole Dorset, BH13 7ES, Poole, Dorset
£4123
Up to 250 guests
Welcome to one of the UK’s favourite wedding venues! The Italian Villa at Compton Acres is a multi award-winning wedding venue in Dorset and has the grandeur and scope to host the most memorable day of your life. Set within the beautiful gardens and grounds of Compton Acres, the elegant villa combines the ideal venue with a breath-taking location perfect for your wedding or special event. Licensed to perform marriages and civil partnerships, the Italian Villa is available for exclusive wedding venue hire in Dorset

Whether you are looking to host a special birthday party, wedding anniversary, christening party or other special occasion, the beautiful Italian Garden and three suites at The Italian Villa offer a luxurious space for you to celebrate. We can accommodate small, intimate parties and large occasions, with space for up to 250 guests. On-site multi award-winning caterers Beales Gourmet offer a wide range of catering options, all of which can be tailored to your requirements, including canapes and drinks receptions, hot and cold buffets and fine dining. Our attentive team can help you plan and organise everything from birthday decorations, cakes and entertainment, helping to create a stunning birthday party setting and leaving you and your guests to enjoy the celebrations.
#7

Merley House

Merley House, Merley House Lane, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 3AA, Wimborne, Dorset
£2490
Up to 150 guests
Merley House is a three story manor that has maintained its structure for nearly three centuries. Conveniently located just one mile south of Wimborne Minster, and within easy reach of Dorset and Hampshire, it is a highly recommended venue for any kind of occasion, whether large or small, for business and for pleasure.

The north side of the building is made from gorgeous Portland stone and supports three balconies and four features pillars that hold up entablature. At the north east side of the building is a walled garden and an Orangery, which once was the home of various exotic birds. Inside there are five state rooms to choose from, a spacious classical entrance and magnificent staircase.


With dedicated event planners and in-house chefs, Merley House is the perfect setting for a wedding reception, civil ceremony, conference, corporate event or private party, offering elegance, refinement and seclusion for your special occasion.
#8

St.Giles House

Wimborne St. Giles, Dorset, BH21 5NA, Dorset, Dorset
£4500
Up to 150 guests
This beautiful family house has a long and rich history. In the past 400 years it has been at the heart of politics, philosophy and social thought. It's inspired generations of people who have had influence on the world around them. In recent times an award winning restoration has seen it brought back to life and become a family home once again. We are now excited to share it with you.

St Giles House provides an unforgettable experience for you and your loved one to marry in a truly stunning setting.


CEREMONY


St Giles House is licensed to hold civil ceremonies and there are many locations for you to choose from:


HOUSE

GRAND & INSPIRING


Surrounded by fireplaces and old master paintings, you can be married in any of the principle rooms in the house. An unforgettable setting full of history. St Giles can personalise your ceremony to tailor it to your taste. Maximum 120 guests.


PARK

TIMELESS AND NATURAL


Providing you sign the register indoors you can choose the rest of your ceremony to be under the clouds anywhere in the park and let nature be your muse. Perfect for a Spring/Summer wedding when you can enjoy the beautiful setting at St.Giles and create timeless photographs. No Limit.


GROTTO

INTIMATE AND ROMANTIC


This delicate Shell Grotto forms part of the 'Pleasure Grounds' built in the early 18th Century using shells brought back from the Caribbean. It's perfect for couples looking to wed in a unique and magical setting. Maximum 20 guests.


CHURCH

SPIRITUAL & TRADITIONAL


Wimborne St.Giles Church is next door to St.Giles House and was restored by the gothic revival architect Sir Ninian Comper. If you're seeking something more traditional in your cermonial vows, the Church is the epitome of dignified grace. Maximum 120 guests.


RECEPTION


Dine in the main house or in a beautiful marquee under candlelight. A feast is provided to you and your guests by our caterers. Committed to providing the best food and drink, St Giles will ensure your every whim is indulged. Maximum 120 guests (House), No Limit (Grounds).


• Fabulous private home

• Licensed to hold civil ceremonies

• Can accommodate 120 guests in the Church and House for your civil ceremony

• Park is available for larger events, with the capacity to hold a limitless number of guests

• Stone Hall available for your reception and can accommodate 200 guests

• Exclusive use available
#9

Minstead Lodge

Minstead Lodge, Seaman’s Lane, Minstead nr Lyndhurst, SO43 7FT, Lyndhurst, Hampshire
£300 
For your perfect Wedding, look no further than Minstead Lodge.

Nestled in the heart of the New Forest, Hampshire, the estate of Minstead Lodge offers a magical and elegant woodland retreat for a charming marquee wedding. The magnificent Lodge and surrounding grounds provide the perfect backdrop for the newlyweds' photos.


We believe your wedding should be unique and personal to you, so we provide you with the ultimate flexibility to build your perfect wedding day.
#10

Smedmore House

Smedmore House, Kimmeridge, BH20 5PG, Dorset, Dorset
£3300
Up to 200 guests
Smedmore House is a very special, exclusive Dorset manor house for Weddings and Civil Ceremonies.

Hidden away in the Dorset countryside, among rollinghills with sweeping views to the sea, the timeless beauty and friendly atmosphere of Smedmore House helps create an unbelievably romantic, magical and memorable occasion.


Smedmore is licensed for Civil Ceremonies. These can take place either in one of 5 elegant rooms inside the house – the Front Hall, Dining Room, Drawing Room, Cedar Room and Inner Hall -or outside in the grounds. The Summer House in the Walled Garden has a licence but many couples prefer to make their vows in the avenue with its views to the sea – and then to do the formalities inside the house.
#11

Osborne House

York Avenue, East Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO30 6JY, Isle of Wight, Isle of Wight
Up to 2500 guests
At Osborne, royal grandeur, regal architecture, lavish interiors, beautiful terrace gardens and sea views provide the breathtaking backdrop for your corporate event.

There are three flexible spaces within Osborne, along with the magnificent Durbar Lawn with its spectacular views across the garden terraces and Solent


THE DURBAR ROOM

With its wonderfully intricate Indian-inspired carved white plaster ceilings and walls this room is a prestigious setting for dining amid a glittering collection of treasures given to Queen Victoria. The spectacular banqueting table may make a stunning centrepiece for your event and will seat up to 24 guests.

Dining: 60


THE DUCHESS OF KENT SUITE

Used by the future King George V and Queen Mary for their honeymoon, these lovely inter-linked rooms look out on to the terraces and may also be used in conjunction with the Victoria Hall.

Drinks: 70

Conference: 35

Meeting: 16


THE VICTORIA HALL AND ORANGERY

The Victoria Hall was once Queen Victoria's private chapel with its beautiful arched windows overlooking the Garden Terraces. With double doors leading outside you can serve drinks to your guests in the pretty flower-filled gardens on balmy summer evenings before sitting down for dinner. The adjacent Orangery features a beautiful marble bar and makes a perfect retreat after dinner.

Dining: 100

Dining and Dancing: 100

Conference: 90

Meeting: 50


THE DURBAR LAWN

For entertaining on a grand scale follow Queen Victoria's lead - she loved to host parties in tents on this lawn beside the house. Summer balls, lavish dinners and concerts are staged here regularly.

Dining: 2,500

Dining and Dancing: 2,500

Drinks: 2,500


• Stately seaside home of Queen Victoria

• Beautiful gardens and grounds

• Licensed for ceremonies

• Dedicated hospitality staff

• Top quality suppliers from the local area

• Private beach
#12

Kings Court Masonic Centre

81 Winchester Rd, Chandler's Ford, SO53 2GG, Eastleigh, Hampshire
Up to 100 guests
Wedding Reception Venue with Exclusive Hire
A perfect place for a bespoke wedding reception, with a warm welcome awaiting you inside the impressive entrance hall at King’s Court Centre in Chandler’s Ford, nr Southampton. This is the perfect setting for a champagne reception, served by our dedicated staff, with photo opportunities abound.


Bar

The adjoining private bar is spacious and well stocked, providing an extended area for your guests to gather and relax before entering the main dining room.


Venue Size

Up to eighty guests can be seated for a meal of your choice, served with a selection of wine, water and soft drinks on the table. Should you choose a buffet style reception, up to one hundred and twenty guests can be catered for.


Bespoke Service

We pride ourselves on providing a bespoke wedding reception service, tailored to customers’ individual needs and with this in mind offer a no obligation, face to face consultation with one of our events organisers where we can discuss menu options and even arrange free tasting of our delicious fayre.
#13

Steeple Court Manor

Church Lane, Botley, Southampton, Hampshire, SO30 2EQ, Southampton, Hampshire
Up to 200 guests
The original Manor on which the House is built was given to Ralph de Mortimer by William the Conqueror. The house as it stands today dates from Elizabethan times although some parts may be as early as 15th Century. The previous owner, Squire Jenkyns' wife was an Austin-Leigh, related to Jane Austin the author who used to stay here from time to time. Although the house is not used for weddings, it provides a splendid backdrop for pictures.

The Vineyard was planted 40 years ago by the present owner Jim Firth, who trained to be a vintner in the Alsace and the wine is estate grown and bottled by Jim and his son, Darren. The vineyard produces both Medium and Dry White Wine each year and we personalise the bottles for your special day with the names of the Bride and Groom and the date of the wedding.


Jim and Ann Firth provide an exclusive venue. You can relax in the knowledge that you and your wedding party are the only guests we have within the marquee and grounds during your special day. The marquee is also open for you the day before your wedding and the day after as well so that you can come and have a rehearsal for your ceremony or arrange any special little extras for the tables.


• Seating arrangements for up to 200 people

• The gardens will be available for photographs

• Catering Manager will act as your Master of Ceremonies

• Large parking area

• Licenced for Civil Marriages & Partnerships

• Exclusive to you on your special day
#14

Horsebridge Station

Kings Somborne, Stockbridge, Hampshire, SO20 6PU, Stockbridge, Hampshire
£4250
Up to 100 guests
A special setting can transform your wedding day, and there are few places more unusual and romantic than Horsebridge Station. A faithfully restored Grade II, listed Victorian Railway Station set in two acres of beautiful gardens and surrounded by stunning views of the River Test and its water meadows.

The Station has a charming atmosphere evoked by a bygone age, lovingly preserved with all the trappings of the Victorian era. Here you can get married on Platform 1 or Platform 2, before you and your guests spill out into the gardens for reception drinks.


Should you decide to get married at a local church or registry office then Horsebridge Station is also a special place for you to enjoy your Wedding Reception.


• Licensed for civil ceremonies

• Romantic, unique venue with Victorian Railway

• Marquee included

• Exclusive use available

• Ample photo opportunities

• Can accommodate up to 100 seated guests
#15

Hatch House

West Hatch, Tisbury, SP3 6PA, Wiltshire, Wiltshire
£1500
Up to 200 guests
Hatch House has the luxury of being licensed to hold wedding ceremonies not only in the dining room and porch, but also in the pavilion on the second tier of the walled Dutch garden. If it is an ‘outdoor’ ceremony you are looking for, you won’t find a more idyllic spot in Wiltshire or the South West.

With the option to cover guests not only on the top tier but also to cover further seating on the lawn below, you will find Hatch House is a beautiful country house and garden venue with a romantic setting for any wedding ceremony or celebration.


Photographers James Green & Mia Photography both praised the Hatch garden as an elegant and picturesque setting for wedding photographs.
#16

The Rainbow On The Lake

Salisbury Road, Steeple Langford, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP34LZf, Salisbury, Wiltshire
Up to 130 guests
We are a family run privately owned pub, situated in a picturesque and idyllic position in the Wylye Valley with a large garden and patio overlooking the Langford Lakes. We are situated near the beautiful Cathedral City of Salisbury, and a ‘stone’s throw’ from the ancient monument of Stonehenge.

We are also able to cater for small business functions, private functions, and events such as wedding receptions, christenings, birthday celebrations, family gatherings, and wakes. Children and dogs are always welcome and we have good disabled access and facilities.


• Family run and privately owned

• Picturesque and idyllic location

• Large garden and a patio overlooking the Langford Lakes

• Magical backdrop

• Traditional bar

• Home cooked food, with many outdoor and indoor catering options available
#17

Warmwell House

Near Dorchester, DT2 8HQ, Dorset, Dorset
Up to 100 guests
Warmwell House is the ideal place for a true Dorset wedding, at the 13th century Holy Trinity church or indeed at the house itself. The house and gardens are a beautiful and unspoilt venue for your reception. Have a marquee in the Traditional Georgian Square Garden for a wonderful summer wedding, or create a snug atmosphere in our Jacobean dining room in winter. It is a unique and special venue.
#18

Greenwood Grange

Higher Bockhampton, DT2 8QH, Dorset, Dorset
Up to 100 guests
Where better to let your imagination run wild. Seven acres of glorious countryside. Your own private village of 17 stone-built cottages sleeping up to 78 guests. A unique venue in rural Dorset. Wedding receptions, anniversary and birthday celebrations, team-building weekends, mini conferences, training days, residential courses… Imagine.

Dorset has some wonderful villages, towns, bays and beaches, to wander round, plus some extraordinary natural formations to wonder at. A number of the places listed here (and it’s certainly not an exhaustive list) are considered the very best in England.


• Rural venue located in the gorgeous Dorset countryside

• Assortment of stone-built cottages

• Local caterers can supply food and drinks tailored to your requirements and taste

• Spacious grounds for marquees and outdoor events available

• Lots of activities for the younger children

• Special discounts from our recommended suppliers
#19

Hill Place

Droxford Road, Swanmore, Hampshire, SO32 2PY, Swanmore, Hampshire
Up to 180 guests
We believe that for an incredibly special day you need an incredibly special venue. Ask anyone who has attended a wedding here and you will discover that Hill Place fits that description with ease. Our couples become a part of the family and we believe in offering them an exclusive, bespoke experience right from the first visit. As we only host one wedding a week, the house, grounds and staff are there for you and you alone; something we feel is of utmost importance.



Hill Place is a charming and welcoming house with bundles of character. It has always been a family home - most definitely not a corporate, corridor laden old house – and is furnished with family antiques and the odd bit of trivia! All five of our ground floor reception rooms are licensed and can accommodate a maximum of 60 guests so you can even choose where in the house you get married!




When it comes to the reception, the sky is literally the limit, with uninterrupted views to the Isle of Wight; you can enjoy the house, or take over the two acres of garden with a marquee for up to 180 guests with any kind of entertainment: Fairgrounds, music festivals and lawn games have all taken place at Hill Place. After being served by our exclusive catering partners, Smallpiece Catering you’ll know that however you decide to entertain them, your guests will be left talking about the wonderful day long after it has finished!




From our years of experience running events at Hill Place, we have handpicked a diverse collection of the very best local suppliers who are on hand to offer expert advice and help you create your perfect day. And if you need a contact we don’t have, we’ll happily ask those in the know for you. We would not dream of dictating your day to you – we’re here to make it what you want it to be and love nothing more than seeing each couple’s vision become a reality.
#20

Haven Hall

5 Howard Road, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, PO37 6HD, Isle of Wight, Isle of Wight
Up to 150 guests
Privately owned and family run, Arielle and David Barratt are delighted to share their home with you. After a multi-million pound renovation, we have restored Haven Hall to its Edwardian splendour while incorporating full air-conditioning throughout and high speed wifi in every room. Haven Hall now offers 7 Exclusive Self-Catering Apartments which were recently awarded ‘5-Star Gold’ by Visit England. Alternatively Plus we offer a boutique bed and breakfast which the AA awarded 5 stars.

• Haven Hall is the Perfect Place for your Wedding Celebration

• Isle of Wight's Newest Wedding Venue. Available for all weekends 2017

• Private and exclusive use. Marquee available with sea view for 150 people

• Intimate ceremonies accommodated

• Spectacular views and 2 acres of graceful grounds

• 14 En-suite bedrooms including 6 Suites with living rooms

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