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On since 2021

Last update: March 2024

Alton is a vibrant, rural market town situated at the gateway to the South Downs National Park. It is known as ‘Jane Austen Country’ due to its close ties to neighbouring Chawton, home of the Jane Austen House Museum. Alton House Hotel is a grand Grade II listed Georgian Building set it its own well-manicured gardens and within only a couple of minutes’ walk of Alton train station (just over 1 hour direct from London Waterloo), the town centre and the ‘Watercress Line’ heritage railway.

The hotel has award-winning gardens that provide a truly magical setting for your wedding ceremony and reception. The garden provides a beautiful backdrop for photographs with its own magical wrought iron gazebo. The gazebo is a permanent structure and therefore licensed for marriage ceremonies so you can exchange vows on the lawn, with a string quartet playing softly in the background.

How you choose to celebrate your wedding is a unique expression of your relationship. We understand the importance of ensuring that everything is simply perfect on your special day. From the moment you step into the hotel to the last notes of the final dance, we take immense pride in ensuring that it is everything that you dreamed it would be. Your wedding day requires careful attention, so we offer a dedicated wedding coordinator as well as an experienced team and friendly staff for you to consult with from the moment you book your wedding.

The hotel has forty-three bedrooms in total so there is room for your family and friends to stay overnight and make the most of their visit to Alton. Ample free parking available for guests and visitors to the hotel. With lots to see and do in and around Alton, the town serves as a convenient base to explore the local area. With so many villages within a few miles of Alton, visitors can take in the breath-taking views and the rich heritage of the region while they are here for your big day.

At Alton House Hotel we believe each couple is unique therefore we dont have set packages or minimum spends. We can offer the traditional sit down formal wedding breakfast or something more relaxed, your wedding can last the whole weekend or just a few hours, with 6 guests or 60 guests; your wedding, your choice!

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Small hotel
Large hotel
Outdoor license

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
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Reviews for Alton House Hotel

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99% recommend it
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Jenny Sent on 23/09/2011
5 out of 5 rating

All the staff at Alton House Hotel

Just to say a very big thank you for making Glen & Lisa's wedding day on 16th September a great success, you all worked very hard & the food was excellent. It was very much appreciated
Charlene Sent on 23/09/2011
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Wedding Day

Alison & the team !
Just wanted to say i had a perfect day, the staff were so lovely, the master of ceremonies did a fantastic job, i couldn't of asked for anything more.
Graham Sent on 23/09/2011
5 out of 5 rating

Dear Alison

Hi Alison

I am just sending this mail to thank you and the Alton House Hotel or your organisation of the receptions of Nick and Teri. The venue looked wonderful - the tables and chairs, the location of the cake and the gardens outside.The whole day went off without a hitch despite the fact that we were running late after the speeches (apologies for that as I had told both groom and best man how much time they had). Despite this, all the food came out hot, so many thanks to your kitchen staff for their flexibility. We received many favourable comments about the quality of the food. The portions were more than generous and it was cooked perfectly. Overall, we could not have asked for a better day - nor could Nick and Teri have. We are very grateful to you and all those at the Alton House Hotel who helped make this such a memorable day.

Thanks you so much.

-Graham and Sue Ivey
Tracey Sent on 18/07/2011
5 out of 5 rating

What a great day

Dear Alison,
I wanted to say thank you for all your help with Linda on Friday, you helped keep us both calm on the morning and ensured the wedding ran as it should and I will definatly be in touch about the hen weekends for my special day
John Sent on 18/07/2011
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you

I wanted to write to say thank you for making our day so perfect we could not have asked for more we had the best day of our lives and will never forgot this hope to come back and visit again soon
Clive Sent on 18/07/2011
5 out of 5 rating

Lovely Day had by all

Dear Lucy,

I wanted to say what a fabulous day we had on Saturday, we could not have asked for a better day and it all ran like clockwork, you and the staff were great and please pass our thanks on the chef as the food was fantastic and our guests were commenting on this for the rest of the night
Janet Sent on 07/07/2011
5 out of 5 rating

4th July 2011

Dear Alison
Julian and I would like to thank you for making our wedding complete with the lovely reception that the hotel did for us. Everything was all we could ask for. Lovely food, service and a lovely room and table.
Thank you once again
Gaby Sent on 04/07/2011
5 out of 5 rating
To, Lucy, Alison, and all the team at Alton House Hotel,
Thank you for making our wedding day as special as it was, everything was perfect the food was lovely and everybody has commented on how lovely it was. Everybody at Alton House does there very best to make the day run smoothly, you all do an amazing job. Thank you all for everything.
Tristan and Gaby Jackman
Louise Sent on 24/06/2011
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent Service

Dear Lucy and Team,
Thank you very much for making our wedding day the best days of our lives and our guests can not stop talking about the food and the great service. In particular Ann who served on Top table was great and George on the bar was a real character and nothing was too much trouble for him. We look forward to coming back to Alton House Hotel in the near Future
Best Wishes
Paul Sent on 22/06/2011
5 out of 5 rating


Regarding the wedding on 11th June between Nick & Kandi.
We would like to say a huge thankyou to all the management and staff, for you turned a good day in to a great day.
Every member of staff was helpful and attentive and nothing was too much trouble.
This thankyou also goes to all the kitchen staff, the food was very good, hot and well cooked. Thankyou.
We will always be happy to recommend you so once again thankyou!
Lyn Sent on 13/05/2011
5 out of 5 rating

23rd April 2011

Dear Alison
Thank you for a fantastic day, it couldn't have been better. It truely was a day we will never forget.
Lyn & Tim Witcher
Anonymous Sent on 01/05/2011
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic venue, fantastic food & service!

We had our wedding on the 29/4/11. We were so pleased we chose this venue, every time we have been to the hotel we have received faultless service, the staff are so helpfull, from the managers to the cleaners, they all worked hard throughout to help out! The garden and balcony provided some brilliant photo oppertunities. We had such a brilliant day, and it was worth every penny!
Emma Sent on 19/04/2011
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you so Much

Dear Lucy and Team,

Just a quick note to say Thank you SO much for making our wedding day last Friday the best day of our lives. It was a fabulous day and you and your team did everything you should to ensure it ran like clockwork, Dave and I can not thank you enough and will certainly be recommending your hotel to anyone getting married and your offer of £1999 for a wedding is superb value for money also.
Thank you very much
The new Mr and Mrs Willem
Mrs Sent on 19/04/2011
5 out of 5 rating


On behalf of Claire and Simon I especially wanted to thank you,and all the staff at Alton House for helping to make their wedding day so special. The day was perfect, even the weather was lovely and we wouldn't have changed a thing! The hotel and gardens are just delightful. Our grateful thanks goes to everyone in your team. We have received nothing but positive comments and praise from our guests who were very impressed. We would certainly recommend Alton House as a wedding venue and looking forward to seeing you all again at the Casino party next time
Mrs Sent on 20/03/2011
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you

Dear Lucy and the Team and Alton House,
I wanted to write to say how impressed we were with Paul and Claires wedding day, and everything was just as we hoped, even the weather! Your staff are a credit to the hotel and were very friendly and helpful. We hope to be back to see you soon maybe for dinner
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Date: From 12/05/2024 to 12/05/2024 Schedule 11:00 - 15:00
Place: 57 Normandy Street, Alton, Hampshire


57 Normandy Street GU34 1DW Alton (Hampshire)
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