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#1

Newbury Racecourse

The Racecourse, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 7NZ, Newbury, Berkshire
£22
Up to 1000 guests
Newbury Racecourse is one of the most distinguished wedding venues in the South of England with glorious views over 300 acres of Berkshire countryside.

Whether you are planning a civil ceremony, traditional church service or civil partnership, we will look after every detail, from your ceremony, through to your wedding breakfast and evening reception.


Each of our elegant suites has its own distinct character and ambiance. You can choose between the traditional Royal Box, the spacious Racegoers Suite or the contemporary Hennessy Suite.


Every wedding is different and we are dedicated to making your special day and individual as possible. Whilst we offer a range of exciting wedding packages, we are also flexible and happy to discuss your specific requirements. To add to your special day, why not combine your wedding with one of our racing fixtures, when you and your guests can soak up the atmosphere of a raceday.


• Spectacular 300 acre countryside setting

• Accommodates wedding parties of 20 - 1,000 guests

• Award-winning in-house catering, offering both set packages and bespoke menus

• Fully licensed to hold civil ceremonies

• Excellent motorway, train links and free parking

• 36 bedroom hotel on site
#2

Wickham House

Wickham, Newbury, Berks, RG20 8HD, Newbury, Berkshire
£5700
Up to 400 guests
The Berkshire countryside provides one of the most picturesque settings for your wedding. With an exciting variety of spaces on the property, Wickham House allows you to create an imaginative and diverse experience that will offer you and your guests an unforgettable occasion, for a small intimate wedding reception or a large formal affair. The wedding breakfast and dancing will be held in a bespoke marquee sited in the large pasture in front of the house. Drinks beforehand can be held in a couple of different venues, whether it be in or around the fountain on our main front terrace, or in the stunning Walled Garden, or in the two principal reception rooms in the Main House.

When looking for a large or small intimate wedding reception venue in Berkshire, you will not find a more optimal setting than Wickham House. As a premiere Berkshire venue, the team at Wickham House will exceed your needs to create the perfect experience for your special day.


As a venue for both formal and alternative weddings in Berkshire, Wickham House can perfectly accommodate both religious and civil ceremonies. The charming church, run by the Church of England, is directly adjacent to the marquee site, facilitating total privacy and removing any issue of transporting guests between the two elements of your wedding. If you wish to be married in a civil ceremony, or prefer a small intimate wedding venue in Berkshire, our beautiful Barn seats up to 125 theatre-style. Alternatively, if the weather is likely to be kind, outside garden wedding ceremonies can be held in the Walled Garden, under a permanent pagoda shaped structure, which gives onto a sunken lawn where up to 200 guests can be comfortably seated and which can be covered by a simple side-less marquee if the weather looks iffy. Obviously this combines well with a drinks reception in the Walled Garden immediately afterwards.
#3

Wasing Park

The Castle Barn, Wasing Park, Aldermaston, RG7 4NG, Berkshire, Berkshire
£1000
Up to 150 guests
Set within the picturesque Berkshire countryside, the Wasing Estate is less than an hour from London, covering several thousand acres of farmland, woodland and lakes.

In the beating heart of the South East, nestled between the Berkshire villages of Aldermaston, Brimpton and Woolhampton, Wasing has matured gracefully over 250 years under the ownership of the same family since 1759. Offering paths and tracks throughout the magnificent woodland and parkland for walking and riding, Wasing Estate has magnificent lakes and meandering rivers for fishing.


Discreetly located near Reading, Wasing is close to the M4, M3 and national rail network, all providing easy access to major towns and cities including London, Newbury and Basingstoke.

A traditional farming and sporting Estate, Wasing has diversified to provide one of the UK’s finest coarse fisheries, whilst maintaining responsibility for the environment and wildlife conservation. In recent years, our latest venture has been to create the ‘venue of venues’ with Wasing Park offering a stunning setting for your wedding or event in an idyllic location within the Berkshire countryside.


• Licensed for civil ceremonies for up to 140 guests

• Victorian Summerhouse is a perfect outdoor wedding setting

• 150 guests for seated dining

• Honeymoon Suite and ample accommodation for guests

• Galloping Gourmet catering and events team on hand

• Two venues for your civil ceremony
#4

Esseborne Manor

Esseborne Manor, Hurstbourne Tarrant, Andover, SP11 0ER, Hampshire, Hampshire
Located close to Highclere Castle, home of the television series Downton Abbey, this family run Victorian Country Hotel is small and unpretentious.
It is set amidst the splendour of the North Wessex Down, close by the lovely Bourne Valley, in an area designated one of outstanding natural beauty. The perfect location for a short break.
#5

Silchester House

Holly Lane, Silchester, Reading Berkshire, RG7 2NA, Reading, Berkshire
Up to 92 guests
ilchester House is a truly spectacular home-from-home country house wedding venue on the border of Hampshire and Berkshire, between Reading and Basingstoke. It boasts a long tradition of hosting remarkable celebrations – it was among the very first private country houses to be licensed for civil marriages, almost twenty years ago, but the house’s appetite for a good party goes back further still. The stunning house and grounds now constitute a wonderful, exclusive use country house wedding venue in which you can host your own intimate, English country house, and garden, wedding.

Originally a private country estate, nestled in the heart of sleepy Silchester, Silchester House has a long tradition of involvement with village life, to the extent that any bride tying the knot at the venue on the same day as the village’s fireworks party, which takes place in the grounds, has the opportunity, in her capacity as ‘Lady of the House’ no less, to perform the ceremonial lighting of the bonfire. The stunning clockwork clock atop the clock tower, originally and intricately built by Thomas Hartley during his time living (and partying) at the house, is a key element of the village’s identity - itself no uniquely modern phenomenon, given the centrality of Silchester’s Roman ancestor, Calleva Atrebatum, to the trade routes across Roman Britain almost 2000 years ago. Calleva was a major crossroads and the current Music Room, which plays such a part in making Silchester House the wonderful country house wedding venue that it is today, sits directly above the old Roman Road from London to Bath.


Over the last twenty years, Silchester House has been tended to and cared for by the dedicated Bijou team. It has been transformed into a light, airy, welcoming country house wedding venue that is only available on an exclusive use basis for couples to host intimate, home-from-home wedding celebrations. It retains all the best of its history – the beautiful architecture, the rolling landscaped grounds with manicured lawns and sculpted yew hedges and the sense of historical home – and combines this romantic past with the very best in modern style – the acoustically perfect Music Room and, of course, the ultimate in wedding planning support from the Bijou team – to create a totally unique exclusive use country house wedding venue, hidden away in this quiet countryside village on the border of leafy Hampshire and bustling Berkshire.


We invite you to see this wonderful home for yourself and, while strolling through the Library, Drawing Room, Music Room and grounds, fizz in hand, to picture yourselves here, surrounded by your nearest and dearest, celebrating your wedding day in relaxed, stylish luxury. Alongside the venue itself, its 14 luxurious bedrooms, tennis court and swimming pool, couples will of course also enjoy the full wedding planning, wedding venue and wedding catering expertise that comes with booking an exclusive use country house wedding venue with Bijou.
#6

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
#7

Barton House

East Lockinge, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 8QD
Up to 120 guests
Barton House is an entirely unique venue specialising in hosting small and intimate events. It’s a home from home, enabling you and your guests to truly relax and unwind. With the food experience at the heart of what we do, we have successfully hosted a range of private and corporate events; from landmark birthdays, anniversary celebrations and weddings to product launches, executive retreats and incentive breaks.

Barton House offers couples the opportunity to have the wedding they would love to have at home if space would allow. For those wishing to celebrate the whole wedding experience with us, the house is licensed for small ceremonies while for those marrying at the nearby All Saints Parish Church or elsewhere, Barton House provides a stunning setting for the Wedding Breakfast.


With 9 luxurious bedrooms, up to 18 guests can stay overnight meaning the wedding party can start the day altogether, with the spacious master bedroom providing the perfect place for brides to get ready.


Menus are personally designed for each couple. Executive Chef Tom takes into account a range of information about the bride and groom including food preferences, special memories and favourite restaurants, to create a truly bespoke menu for their first meal as husband and wife.


With the family behind Barton House collectively holding over 60 years’ experience in running weddings and events, a seamless stress-free service is guaranteed.
#8

Penton Park

Penton Mewsey, Chalkcroft Lane, SP11 0RD, Hampshire, Hampshire
£5150
Up to 180 guests
Way back in 2011 we hosted our first wedding – our very own! At the moment our family stood on their chairs waving white napkins and singing along to some superb singing waiters we knew the house loved to party just as much as we did.

In 2013 we formally opened our doors to weddings, events and parties, and we’ve been having a blast doing so ever since. So much so that updating our website has fallen woefully down the list of things to do!


So for now – please visit our facebook or instagram pages to get a great up to date view of what we’ve been up to recently.


Here are a few key points to know if we might be right for you:


A maximum of 20 events in any one year, so we really get to know you and that’s one of the best parts of sharing our home! Ceremony on site, or local church, either are fine by us. Want support in the organisation? No problem, we are here to help in any way we can.


Catering is via our preferred suppliers who are listed below, prices vary so pick up the phone give them a call and they’ll be fab at helping you plan all things food related.
#9

The Great House At Sonning

Thames Street, Sonning, RG4 6UT, Sonning Common, Oxfordshire
Up to 115 guests
Forget what you know about classic country hotels and escape to The Great House. Yes, it’s true we’re in the achingly attractive village of Sonning and we do sit on the serene banks of the Thames, but push open our door and you’ll soon find our adventurous side. With rooms that channel contemporary cool with vintage touches, a cleverly designed Great House Lodge for work and celebrations and the Coppa Club restaurant for eating and drinking – we’re a place to stay, party, work, eat and chill. And at the end of the day’s adventures, the sleeping is good here too.
#10

Dinckley Court

Abingdon, Burcot,, OX14 3DP, Oxford, Oxfordshire
Located in 8 acres on the banks of the River Thames, the property lies in one of the most picturesque areas of South Oxfordshire, within the small hamlet of Burcot-on-Thames, close to the historic towns of Oxford and Abingdon, with Dorchester-on-Thames less than a mile away.
Comprising of a spacious main house and attached wing with its own separate entrance, this exceptional house makes a perfect retreat for large parties or several families, up to 18, holidaying together and is excellently furnished.


The main reception room has wooden floors and a wood burning stove as well as Wi-Fi, Sky TV, DVD and I Pod docking stations in both kitchen and living room areas, perfect for relaxing get-togethers.


There is also a study area on a galleried floor. All bedrooms have TV, six of which are en-suite and two sharing private bathroom. The conservatory dining area offers enough space for all guests to dine together, with views over the large garden. Doors open onto a patio barbecue area with further outside tables and seating within the gardens of Dinckley Court. Extensive grounds lead down to the River Thames, overlooking open farmland beyond.


Dinckley Court provides boat mooring with local boat hire also available; fishing is also enjoyed when in season, or at Orchid Lakes with specialist carp coarse fishing lakes ½ mile away.


Local attractions include a Salter’s Steamer Boat which can be caught from Oxford and back to Days Lock and a walk taken back to Dinckley Court, or Nuneham Courtney’s arboretum can be visited - full of amazing trees, plants and beautiful peacocks. Restaurants within 10 miles for food lovers include Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons , the famous Crazy Bear bar and restaurant, The Mole Inn (excellent traditional pub food), and the Chequers pub, 400 yards away, serving great British food.
#11

Warbrook House

Warbrook House Hotel, The Street, Eversley, ,, RG27 0PL, Hampshire, Hampshire
Set in incredible surroundings, as you reach the end of the tree-lined driveway, Warbrook House Hotel sweeps into view: a magnificent Grade I listed mansion designed by renowned architect John James in 1724, set in 121 acres of Grade II listed gardens, complete with its very own Versailles-style canal.

Warbrook House Hotel is the ideal location for conferences, weddings, private parties, or a relaxing weekend in the countryside. It is conveniently located near the Berkshire-Hampshire border, and close to Heathrow Airport and Central London, which is accessible by train with connections from Reading, Fleet and Farnborough rail stations.
#12

Taplins Place

Taplin Farm, Church Lane, Hartley Wintney, RG27 8EF, Hampshire, Hampshire
Up to 200 guests
Taplins Place is a 400 year old farmhouse set in the beautiful rolling countryside of Hampshire, just minutes from the historic and picturesque town of Hartley Wintney.

Our aim is to make your special day the most memorable day of your lives. With a picturesque garden straight out of a fairy-tale, lush greens and beautiful blooming flowers abound, a large koi pond, private wooded area, waterfalls and a beautiful grand old weeping willow you wont need the pictures to remind you of the sheer beauty of our location.


Flexibility is our motto, weddings are your day, so make it personal, don't settle for package deals at a hotel, don't share the space with other wedding groups, or be limited with what you are allowed to do like other venues. With us you get the space and the flexibility to truly live out your dream day, we accommodate any size and type of wedding at a terrific price you wont find anywhere else. So let your imagination soar, not your bank balance.


• Choice of ceremony in the Summerhouse or The Old Stables

• Licensed for ceremonies in the beautiful Summer House or the Old Stables

• Parking available for 80+ cars

• Choose food from our list of quality approved Vendors, or bring your own

• Onsite Bar to provide all your beverage needs for the Dinner and Reception

• Bouncy Castles and other forms of garden entertainment are allowed
#13

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.
#14

Newington House

Newington, OX10 7AG, Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire
Up to 300 guests
Newington House offers a completely flexible service and prides itself on crafting unique experiences for our guests, meaning that no two weddings are the same. You can choose to have complete exclusivity over the entire estate, or mix and match between the grounds and a selection of rooms for your wedding reception.

A perfect backdrop

The beautiful grounds are transformed by the seasons, allowing for stunning photography against an array of backdrops.


Ceremonies:

The house is licensed to hold civil ceremonies and benefits from two historic churches close by, St. Giles Church 100m from the house or the impressive Dorchester Abbey just 5 miles away.
#15

Stonor Park

Stonor, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 6HF, Henley On Thames, Oxfordshire
Up to 500 guests
The house itself is an elegant choice for a drinks reception for up to 150 guests with a gallery opening out onto the divine Italianate walled gardens – the perfect setting for photos. A drinks reception in the house can be followed by a wedding breakfast on the front lawn.

With 250 acres of rolling parkland they would be delighted to discuss whatever magical venue you have in mind, from woodland weddings to beautiful summer glades with endless views of the Chilterns. The spaces are offered individually or in combination.


For religious ceremonies, Roman Catholic services can be held in their private 14th Century chapel. Up to 80 guests can witness the ceremony in this wonderful, ancient building. Alternatively, there are several local Anglican Churches, including the parish church of Pishill, which looks out over Stonor Park. Registry Offices can be found in Henley on Thames, Wallingford, Thame and Oxford.
#16

Greenlands at Henley

Greenlands, Henley-On-Thames Oxfordshire, RG9 3AU, PA7 5NW, Bishopton, Renfrewshire
£99
Up to 150 guests
Greenlands holds a licence for Civil Wedding Ceremonies and is a wonderfully peaceful and tranquil setting in which to hold your service. Our feature rooms can cater for formal or informal ceremonies for up to 120 guests.

The average ceremony will last approximately 20 minutes following which, time will be allocated to allow you to use our extensive river frontage grounds and beautiful sunken garden for the official photographs.


Our dedicated and highly skilled team will work with you, both before and during the day, to ensure that your every requirement is met, from the moment you arrive until you leave us.

Make your wedding reception or wedding breakfast extra special by holding it in either our Heyworth Riverside Restaurant and Terrace, with it’s floor to ceiling windows overlooking the River Thames, or alternatively, for larger parties, we can arrange a marquee in the grounds – decorated in your chosen colour scheme.


• Stunning riverside location

• The gardens provide beautiful photo opportunities

• Inclusive and bespoke wedding packages available

• On-site accommodation

• Complimentary car parking

• Truly memorable venue for your wedding
#17

Avington Park

Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1DB, Winchester, Hampshire
Up to 100 guests
Avington Park is a privately owned stately home, which has all the grace and elegance of a fine Country House and provides the most marvellous setting for both a wedding reception and/or ceremony. The house stands in beautiful secluded grounds and yet is conveniently located 5 miles from the historic city of Winchester, 10 minutes from Junction 9 of the M3 and just over one hour from London.

As you drive through the wrought iron gateway and down the long avenue of lime trees, the approach opens out onto well tended lawns bordering the River Itchen and the elegant Palladian facade.


Your guests may enter through the main entrance into the painted hall, where in winter they would be welcomed by a roaring log fire, and then move on into the library, which leads out onto the south lawns. The library and conservatory will seat 100 people comfortably. Larger parties can be accommodated by using a marquee off the library.


Exclusive use of the house and grounds is offered, so the house really is yours for the day.
#18

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
#19

Easthampstead Park

Peacock Lane Wokingham, RG40 3DF, Bracknell, Berkshire
We understand there really is nothing more important than the right venue when booking your special event. Easthampstead Park is conveniently located with plenty of parking and of course, the extensive driveway that will wow your arriving guests.

Our experienced team will be on hand to help deliver the perfect event. We can cater for almost anything so if it's not on the list then please get in touch with our events team and we'll see what we can do.
#20

Froyle Park

Ryebridge Lane, Upper Froyle, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 4JH, Alton, Hampshire
£60
Up to 400 guests
A magnificent Jacobean manor dating back to 1620, Froyle Park blends tranquility with classic elegance, making it the perfect venue for your dream wedding or corporate event. With availability for exclusive use and utter privacy for up to 300 guests, the grand country manor house and its extensive grounds offers one of the south of England’s most picture perfect setting.

Set in the quaint village of Upper Froyle, just an hour away from London, as you make your way through the gates and up the stately tree-lined path, you will be met with the splendor of this setting.


Surrounded by 80 acres of glorious countryside and steeped in history, the grand Manor House sits proudly overlooking the spectacular views. From its striking oak panelled Great Hall to the spectacular Grand Ballroom, Froyle Park offers a variety of backdrops for any occasion.


From outdoor wedding ceremonies, to our luxurious Great Hall, Froyle Park boasts many options to say “I Do”. A wedding in the great outdoors can be absolutely amazing, our beautiful gardens and dome can be transformed into an incredible ceremony space with far-reaching views over the hillsides.


For the more traditional, couples may be able to exchange vows at the altar in the beautiful St Mary’s village church, just a short stroll from The Manor House. St. Mary’s Church has been on this site for over 1000 years, with parts of the current building dating back to the 14th century. With its ornate stained glass and Church bells, which date back to the mid 1700s, couples can choose to make their vows in this traditional setting, before heading back to The Manor House, as the bells ring out gloriously across Upper Froyle.


Froyle Park’s stunning dome is now available for wedding ceremonies. With our outdoor civil ceremony licence now approved, couples can say “I Do” against the backdrop of our magnificent country estate. Our striking outdoor dome is complete with a beautiful decked seating area and perfectly manicured gardens, the perfect setting to create memories that last a lifetime. With such an outstanding backdrop all of your wedding dreams can come true.


After witnessing the happy couple exchange their vows and having enjoyed a Champagne reception in one of many unique rooms, your guests will then make their way into The Grand Ballroom.


This spacious room can seat up to 300 people, allowing you to share your day with all of your friends and family. White Truffle Events offer a range of delicious menu options so your first meal together as newlyweds in The Grand Ballroom will be one to remember! All couples who book a wedding at Froyle Park will be invited to a complimentary White Truffle Events menu tasting – a unique opportunity to sample a range of dishes ahead of the big day!


• Set in 80 acres of glorious parkland

• Offers a variety of elegant rooms for your ceremony

• On-site accommodation offers the bridal party and guests the perfect sleeping arrangement

• No corkage fees

• Exclusive use of the venue and grounds

• External caterers are very welcome

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