You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to wedding venues in Hampshire, because there’s an endless list of gorgeous spots to choose from.
Hampshire is the perfect blend of coast, city and countryside. Not only does it boast two national parks, it calls one of the most beautiful coastlines in the country its own, with Southampton and Portsmouth sitting vibrantly in prime position.
It’s close to the Isle of Wight, and if that wasn’t enough, history and heritage is undoubtedly at its heart.
Whether you’re looking for a stately home wedding venue, a barn wedding venue with grounds or a hotel which is dressed up and ready to go, you’re bound to find the perfect wedding venue in this county for your big day.
Here is our round-up of the best wedding venues in Hampshire…
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The Elvetham – Wintney
We’re head over heels in love with The Elvetham – a stunning, family-owned estate set in 35 acres of grounds.
After driving up the long driveway to reach the house, you’ll realise this large capacity wedding venue leaves you spoilt for choice with space.
There is a beautiful range of dining and function rooms to host your ceremony and reception, all of which are decorated exquisitely.
Whether you’re hoping to host a vintage-themed wedding in the historic Library or a contemporary affair in the light-filled Conservatory, every theme will be catered for. What’s more, if you’d like to get married outside then you can, in the pretty Summerhouse.
Once your day has drawn to a close, you can retire in one of the 72 en-suite bedrooms. They all boast elegant, original features and you’ll have access to the venue’s leisure facilities too. You’ll never want to leave!
Burley Manor – Burley
You and your guests will be treated to a delicious, bespoke menu inspired by Mediterranean cuisine. You can expect to enjoy the best champagne, canapés, wine and sharing boards around.
There will be space for up to 120 wedding guests, and you’ll be guided through the entire process by your own experienced and passionate Wedding & Events Manager. What more could you wish for?
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Lainstone House – Winchester
If you’re searching for a breathtakingly beautiful country house wedding venue with views of rolling fields as far as the eye can see, look no further than Lainstone House.
It is set just two miles north-west of Winchester, and from the moment you head up the sweeping, tree-lined drive, you’ll be transported far away from the hustle and bustle of your daily life.
The entrance is picture perfect, ideal for your wedding photographs… as is the entirety of the house and grounds.
Whether you dream of sipping mulled wine next to the Drawing Room fire in the colder months, or taking to the lawns to sip champagne in the summer, the team at Lainstone will ensure all of your wedding wishes come true. We love this place!
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Tylney Hall – Hook
The exteriors will have you wowed from the moment you approach the hall, and the interiors are equally as stunning.
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The Tylney Suite is the largest space on offer; its baronial style, high vaulted ceilings and traditional atmosphere make for a lovely wedding ceremony setting.
Our favourite feature of this wedding venue is the offering of spa treatments for the happy couple ahead of their big day. There is a range of leisure facilities at this hotel for everyone to enjoy, so whether you fancy a dip in one of the pools or a moment to relax in the sauna, you’ll sure to feel totally ready for your big day.
Pylewell Park – Lymington
Pylewell Park is a totally unique and exclusive wedding venue, offering 27 acres of house gardens, a 15-acre lake and beach access to the couple and their guests.
2018 saw the opening of the Pylewell Pavilion, a one-of-a-kind structure with floor-to-ceiling glass panels overlooking the Solent. It sits adjacent to the main house, has a capacity of up to 150 guests and boasts everything you could ever need under one roof. There’s also a lawn beside it, with plenty of space for a marquee or tipi.
A number of bedrooms within the main house have been recently refurbished by Melanie Roper Curzon, and couples will be able to utilise the stunning bridal suite.
What’s more, the South Park is perfect for glamping and camping options (hello, festival themed wedding!) and Lymington is a 5 minute drive away with many local hotels and accommodation choices.
Rivervale Barn – Yately
This gorgeous barn wedding venue can be found on the banks of the River Blackwater in Yately.
Rivervale Barn was built with weddings in mind and is the perfect characterful, rustic and charming blank canvas to help all your wedding dreams come alive.
Your wedding day will flow perfectly, since all of the rooms join together. You’ll start in the Ceremony Barn, licensed for up to 150 guests, and look onto beautiful gardens as you exchange your vows.
From there, you’ll head through to the Reception Room for refreshments before taking to the truly impressive Dining Room for your wedding breakfast. It boasts high ceiling, chandeliers and large windows. The only thing that will rival the settings is the delicious food served up to you.
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Warbrook House – Hook
Warbrook House is a gorgeous, Grade I-Listed Georgian mansion house, set in complete seclusion on the Hampshire-Berkshire border. It is a truly elegant setting for your big day, and will be sure to wow your guests.
You’ll be offered a choice of three rooms for your ceremony, and for your reception, we love the brand new Garden Suite. It hosts up to 200 people and boasts beautiful views over the grounds.
If this wasn’t enough, you’ll be able to make the most of the Park Spa during your stay. Just a short walk from the main house, the spa offers a range of luxurious treatments plus the Gin and Bubbles lounge serving smoothies, light bites and alcoholic beverages. It would be perfect for the day before your wedding with the bridal party!
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Gilbert White & The Oates Collection – Alton
There is a variety of informal yet beautiful spaces here to hire for both your ceremony and reception.
If it is an outdoor wedding you’re dreaming of, the Great Mead is a charming location. You can set up a marquee, tipi or bell tent, and you’ll be surrounded by meadows with views across the parkland.
Alternatively, you could opt for a cosy and traditional wedding inside famous naturalist Gilbert White’s House, or a rustic celebration in the Hampshire Barn. Whichever option you choose, your wedding day will be personalised and beautiful.
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Stansted Park – Rowlands Castle
Ideally located between Chichester and Portsmouth, Stansted House is a grand, country house wedding venue with views over the South Downs National Park.
We love the Music Room – a licensed room complete with Bechstein grand piano which would be perfect for your ceremony. It can seat up to 80 guests and opens out onto the East Portico and beautiful private lawns. What a great spot to host your champagne reception!
If you’re looking to host a smaller wedding, the Drawing Room plays host to an array of beautiful 18th century portraits and has space for up to 50 guests for a sit-down meal.
For larger celebrations, a bespoke marquee can be set up on the South Lawn next to the house – the possibilities really are endless!
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Oakley Hall Hotel – Basingstoke
Oakley Hall Hotel is an elegant 18th century Georgian Manor set in 315 acres of Hampshire countryside. It is the perfect choice for the wedding day of your dreams.
There are a range of rooms within the Hall which are licensed to hold civil ceremonies. Each room has its own set of characteristics and views of the gardens and grounds.
The Garden Pavilion, a self-contained space which can accommodate up to 400 guests, was opened in 2018. It has a high-tech lighting system, a star-lit ceiling and colour changing uplighters. What a perfect place to dance the night away!
When your big day draws to a close, you can retire to one of 50 luxurious bedrooms in the converted courtyard or main house. There are two four-poster suites, plus a 3 bedroom garden cottage which can sleep up to 6.
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Pit Hall Barn – Basingstoke
Barn wedding venues are one of the most popular wedding venue styles around, and this is one of the prettiest.
Intimate and cosy in the winter but bright and airy in the summer, Pit Hall Barn is a lovely space surrounded by 2,500 acres of countryside.
We love the option of saying ‘I do’ outside in the bluebell-covered woodland area, before heading to the courtyard and gardens for relaxed, post-ceremony drinks.
There is a range of menu and drinks packages at this wedding venue, so you can create a bespoke wedding breakfast which will suit your tastes. When the meal is over, take to the Old Wooden Barn bar to party the night away.
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Careys Manor Hotel & Spa – Brockenhurst
With New Forest surroundings, bedrooms with four-poster beds, delicious food and a multi-award winning spa for some pre-wedding pampering, you are sure to have a wedding day to remember here.
From a vintage wedding with a ceremony outside in the English Walled Garden to a festival themed wedding with tipis on the 10-acre field, the possibilities are endless.
What’s more, there is accommodation for overnight guests, an on-site fitness centre, swimming pool and beautician, and a corkage option if you wish to provide your own alcohol.
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Chewton Glenn – New Forest
There are a range of spaces which can accommodate up to 140 guests for a wedding banquet and 200 for the ceremony or drinks reception. You could even say ‘I do’ from within the enchanting walled gardens!
To help with your nerves before the big day, there’s a range of pre-wedding pamper packages for you and your bridal party.
What’s more, your wedding night accommodation will be second to none, as you’ll be able to stay in one of the venue’s unique treehouses! They’re truly beautiful.
Beaulieu Hotel – Lyndhurst
If you love the idea of getting married in a totally remote location, head to the Beaulieu Hotel, a unique and intimate wedding venue within the open heathlands on the edge of Beaulieu Village.
This former coaching inn boasts one of the largest function rooms in the New Forest: The Beaulieu Suite. It is a light and spacious room which opens up onto the beautiful gardens and works perfectly in any season.
If you’re a lover of food, you’ll be pleased to know the bespoke wedding menus here use only the best, fresh, local produce resulting in a stunning wedding breakfast which you and your guests will love. There are so many reasons to adore this place!
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The Master Builders House Hotel – Beaulieu
Set at the end of a quaint grassy street is The Master Builders House Hotel – a gorgeous country escape with beautiful views over the Beaulieu River and an exclusive feel for your big day.
The team at this lovely country house wedding venue want your day to be as amazing as you, so from putting the mother of the bride in the best room to arranging a round of golf for your groomsmen, they’re dedicated to carefully making your dream celebration happen.
The Master Builders House has two divine rooms to choose from to make your day unique and special. There is a ceremony license for up to 108 guests, and the team of brilliant chefs can cater for up 108 people too.
For your evening reception, there is space for up to 130. You’ll love to party the night away with your loved ones in the most beautiful of surroundings.
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Bourne Valley Inn – Andover
It is nestled in the small village of St Mary Bourne in the Hampshire countryside, and the British cuisine and cosy rooms radiate contemporary cottage style.
It is perfect for a small and intimate wedding day, and if hearty British food is what you love, you’ll be pleased to work with the chefs to create a beautiful and bespoke menu.
The Inn also boasts nine elegant cottage-style bedrooms which come complete with luxury toiletries and sumptuous bedding. Oh, and the team will make sure they send you on your way the next morning fuelled by providing a scrumptious farm-fresh breakfast. We can’t imagine anything more idyllic!
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Southampton Harbour Hotel & Spa – Southampton
Dreaming of getting married by the sea? At the Southampton Harbour Hotel & Spa you’ll enjoy unique and panoramic views of the ocean and marina as you celebrate and say ‘I do’.
Floor-to-ceiling windows allow plenty of natural light to flood the venue’s indoor spaces, whilst a private terrace on the waterfront will be the perfect place to host post-ceremony drinks.
There are a range of function rooms to choose from to host your ceremony and your reception, each with quirky décor and state-of-the-art facilities.
What’s more, there are 85 luxury bedrooms (plus 6 amazing apartments!) which you and your wedding guests will enjoy preferential rates for. There are even complimentary decanters of gin and sherry in every room… as if you’ll need any more!
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