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Balmer Lawn Hotel & Spa

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Located in in the heart of the New Forest, Balmer Lawn Hotel is a stunning, iconic setting for your wedding. We appreciate that your wedding is one of the most important days of your life, so we focus on the little details to help create the day of your dreams. The hotel enjoys an unrivalled location, surrounded by the New Forest’s beautiful woodland and lakes which offer an enchanting backdrop for your photographs in every season.

To help with your plans and preparations, we can suggest wedding packages to help create your perfect bespoke wedding. Our dedicated wedding co-ordinator, Ruth, will work closely with you from your first enquiry through to the big day itself. She will be on hand to ensure every runs smoothly, allowing you to relax and enjoy every moment.

Our Executive Chef and his talented team will create some delicious dishes and incredible, inspiring food for your wedding breakfast. The meal will be an unforgettable dining experience with your nearest and dearest, and the perfect accompaniment to your special day.

The hotel boasts two fantastic, refurbished suites for your wedding and reception. We work with our banqueting team to ensure that the room is prepared and dressed to the highest standard. It is this kind of tireless dedication and attention to detail that make Balmer Lawn Hotel one of Hampshire’s finest venues.

If you are planning a large event, you can hire the hotel on an exclusive basis for an unbeatable atmosphere. When the day comes to an end, you and your guests can retire to one of 54 beautifully designed bedrooms for the perfect end to the perfect day.

  • Charming hotel with landscaped gardens, located in the heart of the New Forest
  • Exclusive use of the hotel available
  • Dedicated wedding co-ordinator to work with you throughout
  • Perfect for intimate weddings of four, or larger events with up to 230
  • Saltus Spa, indoor pool, gym, sauna, Jacuzzi and heated outdoor pool
  • Two AA Rosette Restaurant lead by Executive Chef Chris Wheeldon

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
Chapel on Premises
In the Country
Unusual Weddings
Asian Wedding
Historic
Woodland and Festival
Civil Ceremony Licence
Large Hotel
Outdoor License
Unique Weddings

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Corkage Option
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:

Swimming Pool
Health Suite
Beautician
Fitness Centre

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Pets Welcome

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    Holly Married on 22/09/2018
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    Big thank you

    Holly and I would like to say a big thank you for Saturday, we popped over on Tuesday to see you but you where off ill, we understand that you where also very unwell on Saturday, we appreciate so much that although unwell you still came to work and looked after us amazingly well. We will always be very grateful to you for making our special day so amazing.

    When we get back, and we have the photos we will make a time to come and see you.

    From the both of us again a massive thank you
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    Simon Married on 08/09/2018
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    Oh My God!!!

    Hi Ruth
    We’re just back from two nights in Amsterdam with friends and just talking about the most amazing day of our lives!
    Thank you, Slav and all of the team at Balmer Lawn for making our day so incredible- we just can’t believe how spectacular it was and all the love we had from so many people

    You are doing an amazing job and should be so proud at how you make peoples special day so incredible!
    We’ll be sending bigger emails soon to you and to and Chris and Alison - we felt so welcome and were treated in the most personal way.

    If we hadn’t had to have left early on Sunday morning we would have stayed to just tell everyone who came to the wedding showcase that there was nowhere else in the country to book their wedding than the Balmer Lawn Hotel
    Our love and heartfelt thanks
    Simon and Dean the happiest married guys in the world xxxxxxx
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    Jo Married on 21/07/2018
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    Amazing day!!

    Sorry it has taken so long to contact you, it's taken us a while to come down from our amazing day!
    We had a truly fabulous time and all of our guests have said that it's the best wedding they've been too! So many have said "I never cry at weddings, but I cried at yours!"
    Thank you so much for making the day go so smoothly, I did not feel stressed at all! Thank you for making it so easy to incorporate so many of our unusual requests!
    I have attached a couple of photos that show everyone having an amazing time.
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    Adrian Married on 28/04/2017
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    The most magical wedding day

    We have just enjoyed the most magical wedding day, and Thanks to all the hard working staff at the hotel, it went beautifully! They made the day easy for us so we could just concentrate on each other and sharing the day with our families. Thank you to everyone involved, we shall never forget our day and all you did for us!
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    Stan Married on 22/04/2017
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    Most Perfect wedding day

    To you all at the Balmer Lawn Hotel for all your hard work making our wedding day perfect. Every thing went like clock work, the venue was beautifully prepared, the food exceptional and the attention to detail first class. A special thank you to Kate for all your help. We had a wonderful
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    Emma Married on 13/04/2017
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    We cannot recommend the Balmer Lawn Highly Enough

    Thank you Balmer Lawn Hotel! Me and my husband have recently just celebrated our wedding with you and what an amazing day it was! Kate our wedding coordinator was great, so helpful with everything we wanted to know and very accommodating to all that we wanted to make our day so special. The staff were so friendly and helpful which made our stay even better. I stayed the night before the wedding and everyone was so kind wishing us well. There were also a quite a few children staying at the hotel and the staff were brilliant with them! We couldn't of asked for a better place to celebrate our marriage. We cannot recommend the Balmer Lawn highly enough.
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    Luke Married on 31/03/2017
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    Couldnt have done enough for us

    Hi Kate thanks for yesterday was a great day and no hiccups or dramas so thank you. The food was lovely as was all the staff. Big thank you to the c n b manager who couldn’t of done enough for us, also to Samantha the bar maid for putting up with us on the first night in the bar to the wee hours. Please pass on our thanks to everyone and I’m sure we will return in the future. Again thank you. Shell and Luke
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    Belinda Married on 11/03/2017
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    We had an amazing day

    Thank you! We had such an amazing day. Everyone was brilliant and couldn't do enough to help make the day special. Thank you so much to everyone at The Balmer Lawn, especially Kate Hayne, for all your help leading up to the wedding and on the day xx
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    Kim Married on 04/02/2017
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    You made our day so special

    I just wanted to say a huge thank you for making our day so special and we loved every minute. The rooms were exactly how I had imagined and I really didn’t need to worry at all. All of our guests were so impressed with the hotel, a couple stayed for 2 nights and said it was the best hotel and wedding they had ever been to (they have been to many). Thank you for all your help in a short space of time we had.
    Best Wishes Kim & Jamie
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    Nikki Married on 01/10/2016
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    The Most Perfect & Wonderful Day

    We have had the most perfect and wonderful day. The food was stunning. Our vegan guest said it was the best meal he ever had. We worked hard making sure we got the right menu that catered for all our guests and the Chef was incredibly helpful and patient at making sure we achieved this. Thank you Chris!
    Our day was simply the best day of our lives which is down to the hotels brilliant staff who made it run so incredibly well. There wasn't one minor thing that wasn't right.
    Kate the Wedding planner was super efficient, helpful and patient when dealing with a slightly neurotic bride!!!! I had a couple of wobbles about things and Kate reassured me and answered my endless emails.
    Kate sat on the office floor with me going through all the wedding bits listening to my many instructions and putting me at ease. You create an image in your head of how you want your day to be and Kate made that happen.
    I even asked her to make the rain stop and she did!! We had torrential rain and thunderstorms in the morning and sunshine in the afternoon!! She has skills!!!!
    The banqueting manager Slav was just fantastic. The team did an amazing job and worked incredibly hard and a very long day for which we are so grateful for.
    Also thank you to the wonderful and helpful reception team too!
    Every staff member made us feel like VIP's and nothing was too much trouble.
    My only complaint is that it's over......!!!!!
    What a weekend. The Balmer Lawn will forever hold a special place in our hearts.
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    Shelly Married on 24/09/2016
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    It was everything we had imagined

    Kate the wedding Coordinator was so helpful in the lead up to the wedding, always quick to reply to my many emails and answered all my questions and met all our requests. I stayed at the Balmer lawn along with some of my family the night before the wedding, which meant that along with my bridesmaids I got ready on the morning of the wedding at the hotel. Everyone was so helpful, our room was lovely with plenty of room for us all to get ready.
    The main room was set up exactly how I imagined, with all our requests met- Kate didn't seem to mind when I gave her a to do list of how we wanted everything the day before the wedding- and the team did a great job of making our vision a reality. The food was amazing, from the canapés (which my husband and I unfortunately didn't get chance to eat but our guests raved about) and the wedding breakfast, which went down a treat with everyone! We went for a hog roast in the evening which was so yummy too!
    The function manager was excellent. I asked him at the last minute to bring out the kids dinner earlier then planned and he got this done without an issue, and later on in the evening got some games out for the kids to play without me even requesting it.
    The suite that my husband and I had for the evening of the wedding was gorgeous too.
    Would highly recommend Balmer lawn hotel, and we look forward to celebrating anniversaries there in the future.
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    Kelsie Married on 16/09/2016
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    Over whelmed at how magnificent it was

    'My husband and I chose Balmer Lawn Hotel as our wedding venue and are completely over-whelmed at how magnificent it was! The surroundings are picturesque and the building very grand.
    The moment we arrived there during our search for the perfect venue, we fell in love with it.
    The wedding coordinator Kate was so helpful, friendly & patient. She listened to everything we said and made the entire process stress free.
    I stayed the night before the wedding & had an evening meal with family & friends who were also staying. The meal was truly delicious and the service impeccable.
    Our guests are still raving about the food & service. So many have said that it was the best food they ever had at a wedding! (We chose the BBQ option). The staff throughout the entire wedding could not do enough for us and always with a smile. They ensured that they not only treated my husband & I like royalty - but also each & every one of our guests! Absolutely Fantastic! Thank you all
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    Toria Married on 13/08/2016
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    We cannot praise Balmer Lawn enough

    We held our wedding at Balmer Lawn this summer, and cannot praise them enough. From start to finish, during the planning stages, the day before the wedding, the wedding itself and the day after the event - everyone bent over backwards to make sure it all ran smoothly.

    The chef deserves a particular mention. Having thoroughly enjoyed the taster menu a couple of months before the wedding, I wasn't sure what bit of the day I was looking forward to most: the getting married bit or the lunch that was to follow. And on the day, despite cooking for 80+, the kitchen staff did not disappoint. Lunch. Was. Sublime. And the hog roast that followed for dinner was equally delicious.

    The MC was excellent, the wedding planner was superb, the bar staff were friendly and professional. Everyone had a fantastic day.

    The hotel itself was also a wonderful place to stay. Many of our guests had travelled from overseas, and many stayed at Balmer Lawn. We have only had positive feedback from them about their rooms, the food, the spa and pools and the whole experience.

    We are happy to recommend Balmer Lawn on so many levels. You will not be disappointed.
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    What a Fantastic Wedding Day

    Well where do we start... We got married at the Balmer Lawn 19/03/16 and felt we needed to write a review before we jet off on honeymoon. What a fantastic wedding day we had all the staff went above and beyond and the service was 5 star! All our guests had a wonderful weekend and all complimented the food and especially the Staff . Special thank you to Kate who helped us with the planning and to our amazing function manager who was with us throughout the weekend and on our special day made sure we had everything going to plan and looked after us all amazingly!
    Couldn't recommend this hotel enough for a wedding, and to the housekeeping staff who made sure our rooms were cleaned and ready for our guests.
    Could go on for longer but we won't. Thank you EVERYONE at the Balmer Lawn we will be back soon.
    Mr and Mrs T Ebdon
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    Thank you so much for your patience & support

    I just want to say thank you so much for your patience and support in preparing for our daughters big day. Bless You
    Lots of talk still going on about the wedding. Such a success which was all down to you and the staff at Balmer Lawn. The staff were all amazing, especially Slav, so on the ball with every detail that I'd asked of him. I really want to bless them all as they blessed us so much, as did you, Kate. And I believe in giving credit where credit is due. They all worked so hard on the day.

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