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Aviator

Farnborough, Hampshire View map Visit website
Rating 5.0 out of 5
16 reviews
Menus from £85
2 to 150 Guests

About

Situated in Farnborough, Hampshire, Aviator is a landmark wedding venue in South East England. This strikingly stylish hotel opened in 2008 and is home to elegant event spaces and stunning architecture. It blends the timeless glamour of aviation with unique interiors that create a memorable backdrop for wedding celebrations. Located beside a boutique private airport, this aviation-themed destination is designed to make couples' dreams take flight!

Facilities and Capacity
Aviator is licensed for civil ceremonies for up to 90 guests. You can exchange vows in the Wright Room. This bright and airy space is characterised by modern and minimal decor, floor-to-ceiling windows, and doors that open onto the terrace and lawn. Overlooking the private Farnborough Airport runway, it is a spectacular spot for celebrating your marriage. This stylish room can be transformed for wedding breakfasts for up to 88 guests or evening receptions for 150 people. On the fourth floor, couples will find the Sky Lounge, which is suitable for ceremonies and receptions alike. Refined wooden furnishings and ambient lighting set the tone for marking milestone moments alongside 80 to 100 loved ones. The Brasserie can be found on the ground floor, where sophisticated furnishings and timeless black and white portraits create a glamorous ambiance. Finally, the Swan pub is ideal for to-be-weds seeking a laid-back and semi-casual affair, with space for up to 150 friends and family members. Cosy fireplaces, exposed brick walls, and plush armchairs create an inviting aesthetic for guests.

Services Offered
Weddings at Aviator are created by ECHO, a bespoke planning service that oversees every detail of once-in-a-lifetime occasions. The experienced team assists couples in finding the right suppliers, from photographers to wedding stationery companies, honeymoon destinations, and even arranging private jet charters. The award-winning head chef will connect with you to design a menu inspired by your tastes and theme.

Accommodation
Before jetting off on your new adventure as newlyweds, you can enjoy a restful stay in a luxurious Aviator room or Aviator Studio. Each ensuite room boasts classic interiors with a contemporary twist, complete with walnut panelling and leather lounge areas. King-sized beds are standard at this plush hotel, with Egyptian cotton bedlinen and lavish goose bedding ensuring a refreshing night's sleep. The modern wet rooms feature granite countertops, black glass walls, and a chrome finish.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Small Hotel
Landmark
Civil Ceremony Licence
Large Hotel
Outdoor License

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:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking

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    Lizzie Married on 27/07/2019
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    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 Married on 29/06/2019
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    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 Married on 08/06/2019
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    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 Married on 18/05/2019
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    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 Married on 04/05/2019
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    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 Married on 22/12/2018
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    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 Married on 03/06/2017
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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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11 Sep
Open Door

A visit to the inspiring Luxury Wedding Show is a must for all those planning that perfect wedding. Whether you are looking for a traditional wedding or seeking more of a contemporary affair, the Luxury Wedding Show is the event for you; a unique experience with plenty of ideas to help plan your perfect day. A must-visit event for the whole wedding party.

By bringing together a selection of the finest wedding suppliers, the Luxury Wedding Show provides an opportunity for couples and their families to experience a truly special day out while being introduced to suppliers in every area required for their big day.

Date: From 11/09/2022 to 11/09/2022 Schedule 11:00 - 15:00
Place: 55 Farnborough Road, Farnborough, Hampshire
25 Sep
Open Door

Aviator’s Weddings Showcases are specially designed to inspire couples looking for something different. Unlike traditional exhibition style wedding fairs, our Wedding Showcases give couples a relaxed glimpse at one of Hampshire’s most unique wedding venues. With a glass of prosecco and canapés on arrival, this event will give couples the chance to view our stunning spaces and sample our award winning food and drink offering through cocktail tasting and more.

Date: From 25/09/2022 to 25/09/2022 Schedule 11:00 - 15:00
Place: 55 Farnborough Road, Farnborough, Hampshire

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55 Farnborough Road GU14 6EL Farnborough (Hampshire)

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