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#1

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.
#2

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
#3

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.
#4

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.
#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

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
#7

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
#8

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.
#9

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.
#10

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
#11

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.
#12

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.
#13

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
#14

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.
#15

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
#16

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.
#17

Syrencot

Figheldean,, SP4 8LB, Salisbury, Wiltshire
A Georgian house, luxuriously restored. A contemporary barn, stylishly designed. A restored cob-walled garden, once again filled with blooms. Syrencot is transforming into one of the most romantic wedding venues in Wiltshire, with weddings taking place from spring this year.

Fringed by forest and tucked at the end of a meandering driveway, Syrencot offers a self-contained world of its own. Just 20 minutes from Andover, make this rare, secluded escape yours for the day and invite your favourite people to share it with you.


With 11 luxurious bedrooms and an indulgent Master Suite, your celebrations won’t end with the last dance. Dream the night away as newlyweds, then awake to a sociable breakfast, ready to reunite and relive every magical moment all over again.
#18

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.
#19

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.
#20

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.

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