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With Poptop, you can find a magical stately home for your event without the hassle! We have 179 romantic, elegant and historic stately homes based near Portsmouth, Hampshire for you to consider.
#1

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
#2

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.
#3

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
#4

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
#5

Edes House

27 West St,, PO19 1RN, Chichester, West Sussex
Whether you are looking for a venue for a birthday celebration, naming ceremony, renewal of vows, funeral reception or just an opportunity for friends and family to gather, the events team are passionate about providing you with the day you envisaged.

The welcoming foyer and reception areas of Edes House are ideal for receptions of up to 80 people. We also offer smaller rooms for intimate gatherings, such as afternoon teas. Alternatively, you can hire the entire house and make the house your home for the duration of your time with us.


As with all our events, we offer a bespoke planning service and can arrange everything, from the flowers to the food.
#6

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
#7

Southdowns Manor

Dumpford Ln, GU31 5JN, Petersfield, Hampshire
£5000 
Nestled in the heart of the South Downs National Park is the tranquil and exquisite Southdowns Manor – a stunning wedding venue for exclusive use for your family and friends.

Accessible from London, Guildford and Southampton, the Southdowns Manor borders Hampshire, Surrey and West Sussex so it’s helpful if your wedding guests are arriving from different locations. We can host up up to 150 guests, making Southdowns Manor perfect for small, intimate weddings, larger weddings and everything in between.


Featuring a collection of elegant reception rooms, a beautiful gazebo with a picturesque view and 15 luxurious ensuite bedrooms, Southdowns Manor truly is a home from home. Those of you looking to hold a civil ceremony or wedding breakfast will adore the Banqueting Suite, a large space furnished with white silk drapes, wooden flooring and ceiling fairy lights. The suite can be decorated to your exact taste and style for your special day.


Outdoor enthusiasts will love the backdrop of rolling hills and luscious greenery – especially if the Gazebo is used for the big day. The exquisite gazebo is situated on a charming private patio area surrounded by manicured lawns, wisteria walkways and ancient walls.


With Food being such an important part of a wedding day, Our talented chef and the Southdowns Manor kitchen team are dedicated to providing delicious wedding menus that stand out from the crowd for their creativity, fusion of flavours and commitment to quality ingredients.
#8

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.
#9

Fontwell Park

Fontwell Park Racecourse, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 0SX, Arundel, West Sussex
Up to 350 guests
Your Perfect Wedding Venue In Sussex For The Reception, Or the Whole Day.

If you’re looking for a Sussex Wedding Venue near to both Chichester & Arundel, you simply have to see Fontwell Park.


The venue and setting you choose for your wedding day can transform a special day into an extra special day that will be long remembered and thought upon by you, your family and friends.


Set within 65 acres of beautiful countryside, Fontwell Park provides the perfect setting for your wedding day in Sussex, with three venues to choose from. Choose between our traditional Fontwell House, the spacious marquee setting of the Paddock Suite or the contemporary Premier Suite.


From the moment you first visit the wedding venues at Fontwell Park our dedicated wedding coordinator will work with you to understand your requirements and help you plan the perfect day, making the most of the range of spaces we have available. Why not start today by making an appointment to meet us for a tour of the grounds and discuss your requirements for your big day?


• Three unique settings

• Prestigious, characteristic wedding venue

• Stunning scenic gardens

• Can hold up to 350 seated guests

• Dedicated wedding planner on hand

• Flexible wedding packages
#10

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.
#11

Cowdray House

Cowdray Park, Easebourne, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29 0AY, Midhurst, West Sussex
Up to 150 guests
Whether you are looking to host a birthday party, a family gathering, a wedding or a more intimate gathering, you will find a truly spectacular venue coupled with all the warmth of a family home.

Dining, recreation and accommodation are expertly handled by our team and our carefully selected suppliers.


The opulence and seclusion of Cowdray House makes it the perfect location for a Directors’ retreat, Board Meeting, conference, press launch, large client reception or a team building event with a number of break-out rooms plus 15 luxuriously appointed bedrooms. For larger groups we have additional accommodation around the Estate in our Benbow Pond Holiday Cottages and the Golf Lodge.


• Beautiful and historic country house steeped in history, built in mid-19th century

• Rolling grounds, manicured lawns overlooking beautiful views of the South Downs

• Capacity to hold up to 150 guests and 350 in a marquee on the croquet lawn

• Fifteen interior designed, newly refurbished ensuite bedrooms

• Indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis court, bowling alley and access to all the extensive facilities Cowdray estate has to offer

• Located in West Sussex on the outskirts of Midhurst, within easy reach of London and its airports
#12

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.
#13

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
#14

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
#15

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!
#16

Millbridge Court

Millbridge Court Hotel Frensham Road, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 3DJ, Farnham, Surrey
£3000
Up to 150 guests
Millbridge Court is a truly unique wedding and events venue in the heart of the Surrey countryside.

Our beautiful venue has been designed to deliver an unforgettable and seamless experience for you and your guests. Spectacular newly built wedding facilities include the exclusive use of our seven bedroom boutique hotel and on-site restaurant kitchen.


Our catering and events partners Kalm Kitchen bring ten years of experience in creating stunning weddings across the South of England. We share a passion for the little details that make each celebration unique and entirely tailored to you.


Our experienced team of in-house wedding planners, chefs, and front-of-house staff are here to guide you through every part of the process, and to offer the highest levels of quality and service.


Millbridge Court is now taking bookings, for more information or to arrange a visit, please Contact Us.
#17

Cissbury

Nepcote Findon, BN14 0SR, West Sussex, West Sussex
Up to 200 guests
As a family home Cissbury retains a very special atmosphere that is rarely found in venues. It has an imposing interior, but with a warm, friendly and welcoming character.

Cissbury House is available for exclusive use for small intimate private anniversary lunches, birthday celebrations, corporate meetings, photo and film shoots. The main reception rooms all provide stunning views towards Cissbury Ring. The sweep of the South Downs beyond provides the perfect breathtaking backdrop.


Cissbury House is available for exclusive hire if you are looking for a venue to hold a funeral reception for 40 – 200 guests.


In front of the house are three level lawns which are the most idyllic setting if you are looking to hold a marquee wedding. The house and grounds have many different aspects and unique features that can provide a wonderful location for memorable photos of your ceremony and celebration.
#18

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.
#19

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.
#20

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.

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