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Set the scene for your perfect event by booking one of 157 unique and historic venues near Basingstoke, Hampshire which are sure to wow your guests!
#1

The Elvetham

Hartley, Wintney, RG27 8AS, Hampshire, Hampshire
£4500
Up to 250 guests
Wander around our grounds arm in arm as you explore our 19th century architecture, discover our captivating event spaces and picture yourself walking down the aisle in these inspiring surroundings.

With a highly experienced wedding team on hand to help you create the perfect day, you can relax as you immerse yourself in the beauty of our Hampshire wedding venue and the surrounding countryside. With 35 acres of beautiful grounds and gardens, you certainly won't be short of stunning photo opportunities. A variety of quaint, grand and outdoor event spaces await, so you can walk down the aisle and exchange your vows in gorgeous surroundings whatever the weather. Peruse the links below to start planning your big day at The Elvetham.
#2

Bradfield College

Bradfield, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 6AU, Reading, Berkshire
Up to 200 guests
Bradfield College, set in the idyllic Berkshire countryside, has the capacity to welcome 40-250 wedding guests. Our fantastic service and superb setting make us one of the best wedding locations in the area.

Our civil ceremony licence enables couples to get married here on site in a variety of rooms. The stunning architecture and picturesque grounds make the ideal backdrop for your wedding photographs.


Our caterers take great pride in delivering an excellent service and boast a broad choice of culinary options to suit a wide range of requirements. Guests can enjoy a drinks reception in the elegant setting of the Quad, before entering either the beautiful Dining Hall for an exceptional wedding breakfast.


We offer an experienced wedding organiser as part of our service, to help you plan a perfect and memorable day.



• Rural and accessible location in the beautiful Berkshire countryside

• Beautiful historic rooms

• Civil Ceremony license up to 150 guests

• Wedding receptions from 40 to 250

• Only 5 miles from Junction 12 on the M4

• Bespoke wedding packages designed to meet your needs and budget
#3

The Elephant

Church Road, Pangbourne, Berkshire, RG8 7AR, Pangbourne, Berkshire
£5000
Up to 140 guests
The Elephant has returned to its roots. The hotel was originally called The Elephant when it first opened in the late nineteenth century, but its name was changed to The Copper Inn in 1967.

After spending nearly 4 months giving it a complete refurbishment, it reopened just before Christmas last year – once more under its original name.


To the left shows an early advertisement for The Elephant Hotel at Pangbourne. The hotel has always formed a central meeting place within the village of Pangbourne. In fact what is now the hotel car-park used to be the stabling block for the hotel up until the turn of the 20th century!


The Elephant's ethos

Our ethos is to create and sustain a genuinely friendly and relaxed atmosphere throughout the hotel.


At The Elephant we strive to offer:


- Quirkiness rather than quaintness

- Individually themed rooms

- Simple and perfectly cooked modern British food

- Fresh and seasonal British ingredients sourced by local suppliers

- An atmosphere of informality, fun, friendliness and efficiency

- A genuine and generous welcome for everyone

- An active part in the local community

- High quality at affordable prices

- An experience beyond your expectation.


• Picturesque location with a luxurious atmosphere

• Licensed to hold civil ceremonies with up to 140 guests

• Exclusive use available

• Tailored, bespoke planning to suit any budget

• Accommodation for overnight guests and newlyweds across 22 rooms

• Delicious menus and excellent wine selection
#4

Night Pastures

lower lodge farm, vann road, Fernhurst, West Sussex, GU27 3NH, Fernhurst, West Sussex
Up to 200 guests
Night Pastures is a truly unique and beautiful venue for your wedding.

Situated in a heart shaped field, surrounded by ancient woodland and besides a lake – the venue is yours to create your own fantasy. Whether you favour a festival style wedding complete with camping, open fires and retro van serving bacon butties the morning after or a simpler style enjoying the natural beauty of the environment and, as the light fades, dancing beneath starry skies and fairy-lit trees.


Spend your first married night in one of our sustainable handmade yurts. Enjoy this memorable day with family and friends knowing that the comforts of a freshly laundered bed, hot shower and flushing toilet are not far away.


We work closely with experts who can offer technical skills in lighting, projections, installations and styling. We pay close attention to even the tiniest of details and limit the number of handmade boutique weddings we run each year so that we can create and support each perfect day.


• Located in South Downs National Park, in a heart shaped field, surrounded by ancient woodland

• Dance beneath starry skies and fairy-lit trees

• Perfect venue for you to create your dream wedding

• Spend your first night of married life in a comfortable handmade yurt

• Ideal for a festival wedding

• We only create a handful of bespoke weddings each year
#5

Holywell Estate

Holywell Estate, Swanmore, Hampshire, SO32 2QE, Swanmore, Hampshire
Up to 300 guests
A new and unique wedding venue within the South Downs National Park situated in 900 acres of private land. Holywell is a truly magical setting.

With breath taking views across unspoilt parklands, Holywell has several excusive venue options to suit your special day. The rose garden is ideal for more intimate parties, complete with a fully equipped summer house kitchen. There is also the option of a marquee majestically placed in front of the manor house, with sweeping views over the ancient woodland avenue. Here, you are not limited to numbers.


At Holywell, everything is bespoke to your day, including support and guidance throughout the planning. With a consolidated and trusted suppliers list in place, as well as a host of nearby hotels, Holywell offers a truly incredible experience.


We have an extensive list of preferred marque and catering suppliers who will ensure your event runs seamlessly from start to finish.


• Situated in the New South Downs on a 900 acre Estate

• Private and exclusive

• Stunning walled garden surrounded on four sides by the original walls

• Breath taking views

• Landscaped gardens

• Bespoke trusted suppliers list
#6

Ramster Hall

Chiddingfold, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 4SN, Godalming, Surrey
Up to 200 guests
For the most important day of your life you deserve a setting that is not just out of the ordinary, but extraordinary...

WEDDING VENUE IN SURREY AND WEST SUSSEX

Ramster Hall is a magical wedding venue nestling on the borders between Surrey and West Sussex. It is a much loved family home and wedding receptions and civil ceremonies have been held here for over 30 years, but every wedding is different and dealt with on a very personal and intimate level.


Once you arrive at Ramster Hall, the magnificence of the approach down the drive will impress wedding guests. With exclusive use of the wedding halls and courtyard which are yours for the day, you can have the wedding ceremony here or at one of our local churches and your wedding guests can enjoy the stunning surroundings for the duration of your wedding celebrations.


The Long Hall can seat 160 for a wedding breakfast, or up to 200 for a stand-up wedding reception. It is a magnificent beamed and paneled hall which is over 100 feet long and dates back to 1604. The vast inglenook fireplace, with a blazing log fire, gives a lovely warm welcome in the winter.


WEDDING SUPPLIERS AND SERVICES

We have a varied list of reliable, professional suppliers and services to help you with your wedding planning. If a disco is required please contact Mark@thedj.co.uk or you can bring in your own band if you prefer.


• We don't charge you corkage and neither do our caterers. We can offer a cash bar for your evening reception

• Ramster Hall is our much loved home which is family run giving a friendly and personal service

• Surrounded by a stunning mature flowering shrub garden of over 20 acres, perfect locations for photos.

• We have our own in-house professional DJ, who will play any music you choose, or you can arrange your own live music.

• We have plenty of quality local accommodation, from lovely country pubs with room to larger hotels for all your guests to stay.

• We can reccommend a huge variety of different suppliers, florists to harpists, toast masters to taxis!
#7

The Oakley Court

Windsor Road, Water Oakely, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 5UR, Windsor, Berkshire
£139
Up to 160 guests
We know that every happy couple wants their wedding day to be unique; present the wow factor to be remembered for a lifetime and become the legends who threw that unforgettable party. At The Oakley Court, you can have all of that and much more. You have a magnificent country house hotel with a cosy collection of bedrooms to indulge the before and after, plenty of spaces to host the ceremony and 33 acres of spectacular grounds to plan a show-stopping reception.

Your wedding will be like no other, beautiful, intimate and enchanting – our magical surroundings with a wealth of historic character and elegant style will help with that. We provide the luxury, make sure the photographer has the camera and together we will unveil a scene of bespoke natural beauty – unspoilt, tranquil and blissfully remote all year round. Our landscape will create an enchanting backdrop for all those special moments captured on camera that will form the memories of your perfect wedding day at The Oakley Court.


• Picturesque riverside location with its own private jetty

• Licensed to hold civil ceremonies

• Wedding breakfasts for up to 150 guests

• Indoor heated pool, tennis courts, gym, 9 hole par 3 golf course

• 118 bedrooms, some boasting beautiful river views

• Victorian gothic-style mansion
#8

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
#9

Ardington House

Church Street, Ardington, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 8QA, Wantage, Oxfordshire
£4500
Up to 200 guests
Ardington House is above all a fantastic family home and is available for self-catering weekend and weekly rentals for up to 25 people. Situated in the deep countryside of the North Wessex Downs in an officially designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, yet only 75 minutes from London, the House is an ideal location for weekends away or longer breaks.

The House is also often used as a base for house parties attending nearby sporting and cultural events, such as the Cheltenham Racing and Book Festivals, Hennessy Gold Cup, Henley Regatta, Silverstone Grand Prix and Royal Ascot.


• Licensed to hold civil ceremonies either indoors or on the unique setting of the Temple Island

• Our Temple Island, manicured gardens, lake, Manor House and marquee provide perfect backdrops for photographs

• Exclusivity and complete privacy on every occasion

• Flexible approach to catering, top quality chefs as the preferred catering team with very competitive rates

• Event manager on hand every step of the way

• Overnight accommodation available
#10

Monk Fryston Hall Hotel

Grove Park Drive, Nr Ardington, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 7QG, Wantage, Oxfordshire
£4000
Up to 100 guests
At Monk Fryston Hall. one of the unique wedding venues in Yorkshire, the team are dedicated to making your wedding a day to remember. We take pride in treating each wedding as a separate event and are always happy to change packages and menus to suit your exact requirements.

Monk Fryston Hall dates back to the 13th century and stands in 30 acres of formal gardens with ornamental stone terracing, lake and fountain surrounded by woodland, providing the perfect backdrop for your wedding photographs.


Specialising in the more intimate wedding celebration, Monk Fryston is licensed for Civil Ceremonies and Partnerships in both The Haddon Room and the Rutland Room.


Room Hire Fee, we make a charge for hire of our room during your Wedding Ceremony.


We may make an additional room hire fee for your function depending on the number of guests attending and the type of package you choose.


You will need to liaise with your wedding planner at the hotel and the superintendent registrar for the Monk Fryston district to ensure your chosen date and time are available before confirming either the venue or the service.


• Licensed to hold civil ceremonies with 100 guests

• 13th-century, grade II listed manor house

• Tailor-made packages

• Offers for weekday and evening weddings

• Exclusive use available – only one wedding per day

• Free on-site parking
#11

The Runnymede on Thames

Windsor Road, Egham, Surrey, TW20 0AG, Egham, Surrey
Up to 200 guests
Celebrate the most special and important day of your life at a romantic and unique venue on the banks of the River Thames. The Runnymede on Thames is the perfect place to begin your life together!

When you plan your day with us, we will make sure that your dream day becomes a reality. We will take care of every detail to create your perfect celebration. In addition, you will benefit from the services of your very own banqueting manager who will be on hand throughout. Our superb service and dedicated approach will ensure that your day runs smoothly from start to finish.


The venue's surroundings are stunning, contemporary and inviting. Located beside the sparkling river, the setting offers charming backdrops for your important photographs. As you approach the venue, via the driveway or even by boat, the delightful setting is sure to impress.


The beautiful location offers a true Thames wedding with boats, ducks and clouds drifting by all day long. The delightful, tranquil, dreamy atmosphere is simply perfect for a wedding. You and your guests will have no trouble relaxing and enjoy the panoramic views and the exquisite design details which complement the natural theme.


The fabulous venue is located on the River Thames in Egham, Surrey. It is conveniently located just minutes from Heathrow and just down the road from Royal Windsor.


• Tasting menu with the Executive Chef before the big day to make sure you are 100% happy

• Postage of your invitations to UK addresses

• Separate changing room for guests who have travelled on the day, a red carpet arrival and reception drinks area

• Dedicated banqueting manager on hand throughout

• Your place cards, table plan, cake stand and knife

• A bottle of Champagne and executive double riverside bedroom for your wedding night, plus a full English breakfast
#12

The Vestry Restaurant & Bar

61 Commercial Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 1GG, Southampton, Hampshire
Up to 300 guests
The Vestry is a versatile restaurant and bar, perfect for any event whether a breakfast meeting, sit down lunch, dinner, drinks party or canapé dining. Our spectacular building, located across the road from the Mayflower Theatre in the heart of the City, is available for part of exclusive hire for up to 85 seated or 200 standing.

With particular emphasis on Midweek Hire, the venue offers an excellent venue for private events and is available with flexible hire charges and a minimum spend.


We specialise in:


- Breakfast meetings and presentations

- Networking

- Drinks receptions and party

- Lunch and dinner bookings

- Weddings, christening parties and special occasions such as landmark birthdays

- Christmas Parties View Menu


• Restaurant and Bar venue located in Southampton, and just a stone’s throw away from The Mayflower Theatre

• Extensive variety of drinks available

• Excellent food provided by our talented chefs

• We only use the best ingredients to create your meals

• Exclusive hires available including Sundays

• Also available for functions throughout the week
#13

West Dean Gardens

West Dean College, West Dean, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0QZ, Chichester, West Sussex
Up to 250 guests
Wedding Receptions In Award-winning Gardens

With award-winning gardens and a gorgeous backdrop, West Dean College and Gardens in West Sussex is the perfect venue for your wedding reception. Unique historic character and beautiful surroundings creates a perfect venue set in picturesque South Downs countryside. Escape to this country estate and celebrate your day in style in the glorious Gardens, we are sure you will fall in love with this beautiful venue.


We are delighted to have recently been included in the Telegraph's list as one of the world's most romantic gardens.


Marquee Weddings


If your heart is set on an outdoor wedding, you can hire the Picnic Lawn for a marquee wedding reception accommodating up to 200 people. Your guests will be blown away by the stunning parkland views and beautiful garden surroundings, which make for unforgettable photographic opportunities.


• Historic venue

• Marquee receptions in the award-winning Gardens

• Bespoke service, flexibility with suppliers

• Outstanding views across the South Downs National Park

• Idyllic photo opportunities
#14

The Crown & Thistle

18 Bridge Street, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 3HS, Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Up to 150 guests
With three stunning spaces to choose from, The Crown & Thistle offers an ideal setting for any event or occasion. Accommodating up to 60 seated or 100 standing guests, The Barn blends the charm of 17th century timber beams and stone walls with modern amenities such as a private bar, free superfast WiFi, and state-of-the-art audio and visual equipment. Our civil ceremony licence makes this space particularly well suited to weddings, from the first guest’s arrival to the final dance.

For smaller, less formal events we offer our galleried room, Minstrells. Located behind our main bar, Minstrells is the oldest part of our venue and it’s believed to have been built using one of the original walls of the neighbouring abbey. A number of alcoves and dining spaces within our restaurant also offer privacy and convenience.


Whether your event is an informal celebration or formal business meeting, our coordinators are on hand to deliver a bespoke dining experience to suit both you and your guests.


• The 400-year-old, grade II listed coaching inn has been flawlessly restored to suit modern tastes.

• 18 individual en-suite bedrooms including a beautiful bridal suite

• 17th century function room for private events with up to 100 guests
#15

Wycombe Swan

St. Mary Street, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 2XE, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Up to 400 guests
We at the Wycombe Swan understand that your wedding day is the most exciting and special day of your life. Our professional event coordinators will help you plan and create your wedding so that every aspect is perfect for you.

Wycombe Swan is ideal for weddings of all sizes, whether it is a small and intimate service or a larger event that you are looking for. We have a range of packages designed to take the stress out of planning your wedding.


You can choose to hold your ceremony with us or just your reception and evening entertainment, we offer flexibility to accommodate your needs. Both the Town Hall and the Oak Room are licensed for civil ceremonies.


Most importantly though, we have a dedicated events team who will advise and give guidance right up until you leave us to set off on your life together as a married couple.


We would be delighted to arrange a personal appointment to show you around the venues and discuss your particular requirements in detail.


• Historic, elegant & well located

• Two licensed venues to choose from

• Flexible packages to suit all needs

• In-house catering available for bespoke menus

• Dedicated wedding co-ordinator included
#16

De Vere Wotton House

Guildford Road, Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6QQ, Dorking, Surrey
Up to 200 guests
Imagine your wedding day set amidst beautiful Italian Gardens, with inside spaces filled with stunning 17th-century detailing and modern, luxurious touches. At De Vere Wotton House, you’ll find all this and more at one of the leading wedding venues in Dorking, Surrey.

Our wedding spaces are licensed for civil ceremonies including our Italian Gardens so you can say your vows or host your wedding reception beside the manicured lawns and water features. Grand vaulted ceilings and original fireplaces set the tone for weddings in The Old Library whilst the light and airy Evelyn and Wotton Suites provide a modern backdrop with access to the gardens.


Your wedding breakfast and party menus will be curated by the Executive Chef and a dedicated team is on-hand throughout to deliver a day that is elegant, thoughtful and a true celebration of your relationship.


• 17th century manor house

• Walled garden and temple for your outdoor ceremony

• Chapel style suite for your indoor ceremony

• Evening reception for up to seated guests to dine and 250 for evening reception

• Complimentary bedroom suite for the happy couple and preferential accommodation rates for guests

• Exclusive use available – one wedding per day
#17

The Conservatory at Painshill

Portsmouth Road, Cobham, Surrey, Surrey, KT11 1JE, Cobham, Surrey
Up to 400 guests
Situated in Cobham, Surrey, this romantic venue has all you’ll need to create your perfect civil ceremony or Asian wedding ceremony and wedding reception.

The marquee interior has been designed with flexibility in mind. The neutral ivory lining lends itself perfectly to any colour scheme or wedding design, whether you’re looking to create the ultimate in traditional celebrations or would prefer a contemporary look for your special day.


Welcome guests with a drinks reception in the venue’s private lawn, or host your reception inside The Conservatory’s reception room, where guests can enjoy stunning views of the garden.


Why Choose The Conservatory Wedding Venue?


Beautiful location surrounded by landscaped gardens – Good photo opportunities

Private walled garden area alongside the venue

Blank canvas – flexible space

Venue comes with in house PA system and atmospheric lighting to create a great atmosphere inside Licensed for ceremonies

Variety of capacities possible·

Venue furniture included

Local hotels and churches nearby

Close transport links

Complimentary parking


• Licensed to hold civil ceremonies for up to 200 guests

• Exclusive setting in one of the 18th century’s great landscaped gardens

• Capacity for 80 – 320 guests for a formal meal, or 80 – 400 for reception or buffet

• Endless stunning photo opportunities

• Accessible location – 2 miles from Junction 10 of the M25

• Professional, experienced team to help throughout
#18

Plush Tents Glamping

Chapel Ln, East Ashling, PO18 9AW, Chichester, West Sussex
Up to 117 guests
Plush Tents is an award winning glamping site nestled in the picturesque South Downs. Lovingly built each spring, our sustainable yurt village is the ultimate destination for relaxing, unwinding and spending time with family and friends.

We offer glamping and exclusive hire in our magical woodland oasis with the aim to provide our guests with pure escapism from modern life.


Chilling in the hot tub, walking through bluebell woods with your dog, relaxing in your hammock whilst the kids make friends in the natural play area or hosting your company for a team building. This is off grid living with those little luxuries that we all love ensuring that this is a 21st century experience designed to please glamping regulars and novices alike.


Located within a few miles of Chichester, Fishbourne Roman Palace, Kingly Vale, Bosham Harbour and West Wittering beach there is plenty to see and do. A 10 minute drive will take you to the famous Goodwood Estate, home to regular events including the annual Festival of Speed.


We have hosted birthday parties, weddings, hand fasting ceremonies and family get togethers as well as numerous corporate team building stays. If you are looking for an experience rather than just a bed for the night Plush Tents is not to be missed. attention to detail mean that your gathering or private family celebration couldn’t be better placed.

Set in an enchanting woodland copse in one of the most beautiful counties, a perfect location for a relaxed gathering.


If you wish to stay with us and celebrate a wedding, birthday, anniversary, christening or engagement, considering a special dinner party, team building event, conference meeting or product launch, Plush Tents can accommodate you. We will work with you to translate your wishes into reality and, on the day, our staff will be at your service to meet and greet your guests so you too can relax and enjoy the occasion.


Plush Tents offers a truly unique outdoor experience for your memorable occasion, from magnificent food produced and prepared locally, to exquisite tented accommodation with luxurious beds for your guests at the end of the night. Wherever your mind can take you and beyond, with us you really can have it all.
#19

Sandown Park Racecourse

Portsmouth Rd,, KT10 9AJ, Esher, Surrey
Whatever you’re celebrating – a birthday, anniversary or engagement; family gathering or garden party, we’ve got a broad range of unusual, awe-inspiring and spacious facilities for you to choose from. Large or small, formal or casual, indoors or out, we’re pretty sure you’ll be surprised, charmed and excited by the choice.
#20

Oxford Spires Hotel

Abingdon Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 4PS, Oxford, Oxfordshire
An elegant wedding venue in Oxford

Built from the local Cotswold stone, The Principal Oxford Spires Hotel, Oxford sets the tone for a beautiful wedding day with elegance, charming design features, and historic character. all set in picturesque parkland close to the River Thames.


From elaborate gatherings with plenty of tradition, to intimate celebrations, here you’ll find ample choice in event space. You’ll also have the know-how on behalf of your go-to wedding team, at your side to coordinate and provide all the advice and support you need.


• Licensed for civil wedding ceremonies.

• Set within 40 acres of glorious parkland which backs on to the River Thames. Perfect for photos.

• Comprehensive packages and an experienced Wedding Co-ordinator help you to enjoy planning your wedding with no unnecessary stress.

• Free parking for all your guests and just a short walk into Oxford town centre.

• Outstanding accommodation; 181 bedrooms and a leisure club with a gym and heated swimming pool.

• Oxford's most contemporary wedding venue

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