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On Hitched.co.uk since 2022

Last update: May 2024

Located on the Hampshire and Surrey border overlooking the private Farnborough Airport, Aviator is one of Hampshire’s most unique venues. With its sleek contours inspired by the shape of a propeller, Aviator sets the scene for a statement occasion.

Facilities and Capacity

A dedicated events wing, separate from the main hotel entrance, is complete with its own lobby, perfect for welcoming your day guests in a secluded and intimate style.

You’re spoilt for choice with four diverse spaces, ready to welcome your style and personality. The hotel is licensed to hold weddings of up to 95 people and can host up to 125 evening guests.

Wright Room is our largest space holding up to 95 for ceremony, up to 80 for wedding breakfast and up to 125 for evening.

Sky Lounge, situated on the top floor with runway views and a private bar, is a substantial space holding up to 80 for ceremony, up to 80 for wedding breakfast and up to 110 for evening.

Earhart is moderately sized and located on the ground floor holding up to 40 for ceremony, up to 40 for wedding breakfast and up to 40 for evening.

Cody is perfect for a small and intimate affair holding up to 20 guests for wedding breakfast.

Aviator offers extensive dining and refreshment options to satisfy all tastes, with menus curated by our Executive Chef.

Inject creativity into your ceremony and reception with peace of mind that our outstanding reputation in customer service will make celebrating love straightforward.

Services Offered

At Aviator, you’ll find an experienced team ready to guide you through every detail or simply support from the side lines.

You’ll have the knowledge and experience of a dedicated Weddings Coordinator from start to finish, answering questions, providing advice and guaranteeing a day to remember.

Your journey will start with a relaxed but detailed look at the venue and the spaces available. You’ll have the chance to review and choose the package that works for you and your guests. Once you’ve selected and secured your date, you’ll be invited for a menu tasting where you can ignite your tastebuds and pick your favourite dishes that you’ll share with your guests on your wedding day.

Due to the spaces’ neutral nature, there is an opportunity to inject creativity and personality into your ceremony and reception. At Aviator we celebrate being unique and we have a trusted list of local suppliers that can help your vision come to life.

On your big day, the Operations Manager will provide a one-to-one service to ensure your space is brought to life how you pictured it and your agenda is delivered to the highest standard throughout the day.

Accommodation

With 169 bedrooms, there’s plenty to go around if you so desire. Room and suite interiors are contemporary yet rich and comfortable, with walnut panelling, leather accented furniture and wet rooms with granite vanity tops and chrome finishing. Complimentary movies, a music library, WiFi and climate control are included for all guests in every hotel room at Aviator.

All packages include a Sky Suite for the wedding night and our two top packages include an anniversary stay for the couple.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Small hotel
Unusual weddings
In the city
Large hotel
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

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

Evening entertainment:

Marquee available
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

Venue leisure facilities:

Fitness centre

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Changing room for wedding guests
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Reviews for Aviator

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17 reviews
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Sally H. Sent on 13/04/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely wonderful wedding day

Finally, after three failed attempts (due to Covid), we got married at The Aviator hotel. Our day was perfect from start to finish - the planning beforehand; the day before; on the day and afterwards. Everything went so smoothly. Hayley the Wedding Planner was available at every time we needed her and was there on the day to ensure everything ran totally smoothly.
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A W Sent on 06/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic wedding

Huge shout out to Hayley and all the staff at Aviator involved in planning and running our wedding on 1st October; from start to finish they ensured everything by ran smoothly and we could not be happier with how our special day played out. Thank you!!
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Lizzie Sent on 28/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you so much for all of your help

Dear Hayley,
Thank you so much for all of your help with our wedding lunch.
We had such a wonderful day and so many compliments about the lunch, the venue and the staff. I’m sorry I didn’t see you there to say face to face how happy we were that we chose you and the Aviator.
We also had a beautiful room to stay that night, and some nice surprises when we returned to it after the party. All down to you I am sure, we were blown away.
I hope you continue to have a very successful year of celebrations.
Warmest regards,
Lizzie & Alex
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Toni Sent on 05/07/2019
5 out of 5 rating

It could not have gone any better if we tried

Hello Hayley,

We both just want to say thank you so much for everything you did for us leading up to and on the day of our wedding. It couldn’t have gone any better if we tried.
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Stacy Sent on 12/06/2019
5 out of 5 rating

We had the most amazing time and you were both so

Hi Hayley

It’s been amazing thank you.

Just wanted to thank you and Pav for everything you did on the day and in the lead up. We had the most amazing time and you were both so great with us throughout the day.

Thanks
Chris and Stacy
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Rachel Sent on 07/06/2019
5 out of 5 rating

The best day of our life

Hi Hayley,

Honestly, I don’t even know where to begin. Yesterday really was the best day of our life and we really could not have done it without you and the incredible team at the Aviator.

It was absolutely faultless. We still can’t get over everything and how smooth everything ran for us yesterday.
From the moment we first walked in the door for our show around in 2017 to when we eventually left the hotel this afternoon, we have been impressed every single second.


Please please pass this email onto every single member of staff and your GM as everyone we spoke with over the weekend could not have been more helpful and went out of there way every single time to help us have the dream day that we really did have. The team at the Aviator really are the definition of hospitality.

The food was simply AMAZING. We have had so many comments about how lovely the wedding breakfast was (the heart ice blocks did make for an interesting 20 minutes). Who knew chicken could taste as wonderful as that! The evening buffet was phenomenal. We weren’t really hungry – but the spread that you put out was brilliant. So many people commented how it was the best wedding buffet they had ever had and so much better than soggy sandwiches

Thanks again!

A very happy Mr & Mrs Gibbons!
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Georgina Sent on 11/05/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you so much for such a fantastic time

Thank you so much for such a fantastic time. I have had so many compliments about the hotel and the food, so please pass our thanks on to the whole team.

I can quite honestly say that both Anthony and I had an amazing time, starting from Friday through to Sunday. We were so well looked after and the day will always be remembered, thank you so much.
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Hayley Sent on 31/12/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Best day of our lives!

Thank you so much to Hayley and all the operations team at the aviator. Everything was absolutely perfect, the food, the atmosphere and the organisation were all fantastic. we loved the design of the hotel and it’s close to our family, which is why we looked at the Aviator. After our first meeting there it was clear that no other venue could compare! The staff went out of the way to make sure it was our perfect day! Thank you again to the Aviator!
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Emma Sent on 21/11/2017
5 out of 5 rating
Hi Hayley,

We just wanted to say a massive thank you for all your help with the wedding. The day was perfect, we couldn't have wished for better. Special thanks also to the Ops guys (can't remember their names, sorry), they took great care of us and our guests right to the end of the night. All our guests have commented on the food and how delicious it was so thanks to Adam as well.

Emma and Gary
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Tim Sent on 11/05/2012
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you 02.05.12 Wedding

"Many thanks for your voice message and your help in organising our daughters wedding.

Could you please pass on all our thanks to everyone involved and all the staff who were all so helpful. It was very special and Emily said her jaw hasnt stopped aching from smiling.

We have had so many complements from guests you wouldnt believe

Again thank you to everyone."
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Helen Sent on 28/08/2011
5 out of 5 rating

A perfect and stress-free day

We chose the Aviator because of its stunning design and the ability for us to have the ceremony and reception all under one roof.

The format of our wedding day was slightly different to the normal way of doing things but Chelsea and Peter were fantastic in putting our ideas into practice, and even added some special touches that really added to the occasion. Peter made us both feel incredibly special on the day and looked after our every need, including a replay of the Grand National!!

The food looked and tasted fantastic, both for the reception and for breakfast the next morning - all our guests were raving about it.

We had a suite for the weekend which was absolutely gorgeous - just wish we had stayed there another night or two.

Overall we would thoroughly recommend the Aviator for a wedding ceremony, reception, or both. Our day was everything we could have wished for, and then some. Looking forward to heading back for the one year anniversary!!
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Helen Sent on 26/08/2011
5 out of 5 rating

A perfect and stress-free day

We chose the Aviator because of its stunning design and the ability for us to have the ceremony and reception all under one roof.

The format of our wedding day was slightly different to the normal way of doing things but Chelsea and Peter were fantastic in putting our ideas into practice, and even added some special touches that really added to the occasion. Peter made us both feel incredibly special on the day and looked after our every need, including a replay of the Grand National!!

The food looked and tasted fantastic, both for the reception and for breakfast the next morning - all our guests were raving about it.

We had a suite for the weekend which was absolutely gorgeous - just wish we had stayed there another night or two.

Overall we would thoroughly recommend the Aviator for a wedding ceremony, reception, or both. Our day was everything we could have wished for, and then some. Looking forward to heading back for the one year anniversary!!
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Carly Sent on 28/07/2011
5 out of 5 rating

saturday 9th july 2011.

when looking for the venue to hold our wedding reception there was no competition! the aviator was the first hotel that james and i stayed at together and we have stayed many times since, so it holds so many special memories for us. and the reception did not disapoint!! everything was perfect! a huge thank you to chelsea who was a star.The food was AMAZING!and the atmosphere was relaxed and fun, although the service remained professonal and spot on through out the day. the happiest day of our lives! and the photos.. wow what a venue! would strongly recommend.x
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Chris Sent on 27/07/2011
5 out of 5 rating

Aviator made this our very special day

We looked at other venues but the atmosphere and chic class of the Aviator made us enquire further. From the minute we started the process we knew we had made the right choice. Organising our wedding felt like we had a concierge with us every step of the way. My wife and I have fabulous memories of the day and our guests still say it was the best wedding food they ever tasted! I highly recommend the Aviator as a venue, the staff team involved are second to none and the rooms, service, views, photo's are exceptional and made our wedding a truly, very special day. I would give them a 6 if the scale went that high!
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Bex Sent on 26/07/2011
5 out of 5 rating

One of the best choices we made...

Bex and I chose the aviator for many reasons, firstly because of how it looks and the atmosphere it creates but also because of the location - what a view!

We were immediately impressed by the way in which we were treated and catered for. The whole process was painless and completely effortless. The team (especially Chelsea) looked after us every step of the way, every email and call was actioned and or replied to immediately.

On the day we were not disappointed, from the moment we arrived we were all treated like royalty, the staff couldn’t be more helpful and treated every request as their first.

The food, from the canapés to the evening buffet was exquisite (and tailored to our needs)...compliments to the chef, it was all beyond our expectations.

I was invited to write this review, and in all honestly every word written is the God’s honest truth, we couldn’t of asked for more.

Who says that weddings are one of the most stressful things in life!
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