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On Hitched.co.uk since 2022

Last update: May 2024

Balmer Lawn Hotel is a stunning award winning wedding venue in Brockenhurst, Hampshire. Their team appreciates that your wedding is one of the most important days of your life, so they focus on the little details to ensure that everything is perfect. The hotel is situated in an iconic location in the heart of the New Forest. Surrounded by the woodlands and lakes, it offers an enchanting backdrop for your wedding photographs in every season.

Facilities and Capacity

Balmer Lawn Hotel boasts two fantastic, refurbished suites for your wedding and reception. They work with their banqueting team to ensure that the room is prepared and dressed to the highest standard. This kind of tireless dedication and attention to detail 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. Your guests can enjoy all the hotel offers, including a spa, swimming pools, gym, sauna, jacuzzi, and two AA Rosette restaurants led by Head Chef Ben Brooks. 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 your day.

Services Offered

To assist with your plans and preparations, Balmer Lawn Hotel offers wedding packages to help create your perfect bespoke wedding. Their dedicated wedding coordinator will work closely with you from your first enquiry to the big day itself. She will be on hand to ensure everything runs smoothly, allowing you to relax and enjoy every moment. The Head 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 loved ones and the perfect accompaniment to your special day.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Unusual weddings
Asian wedding
Historic
Woodland and festival
Large hotel
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Chapel or temple on-site
Civil ceremony licence

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:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
Pet-friendly
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Reviews for Balmer Lawn Hotel & Spa

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48 reviews
100% recommend it
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Ugne B. Sent on 05/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Dream wedding and Dream venue

Balmer Lawn and Team were absolutely amazing. We had our day on the 31st March 2024 and despite it being Easter Sunday, we had the full attention of the wedding team.

We went with the Everything but the Dress package and could not fault it, the suppliers were all there for us so we didn't have to go looking and vetting anyone as we knew they would know the venue like the back of their hand and be able to advise on the best course of action for all of my many ideas.

Sam and Jo executed my decor and flower arrangements better than I could have imagined and Lindsay (our coordinator for the day in Ruths absence) was so incredibly helpful, my bridal party had nothing but amazing things to say and she was great at accommodating us with any requests we had!
Big compliments to the staff I didn't get to interact with directly but the way the day was so flawlessly carried out, we can tell everyone works well together and know what they’re doing.

The food was incredible, everyone was so impressed with the gourmet menu and the evening buffet - I cant say anyone went hungry or thirsty that night!
The DJ (Alan) was fantastic and got our “cheese-y” theme entirely, and the Photographer Kimberley was extremely professional and kind throughout the day ensuring my shot list was carried out completely.

Sorry for the few glasses we ended up breaking throughout the night, thank for your understanding and for your hospitality we’re so glad you were the venue we went with (after touring all of 1 venue!) we knew you’d be able to provide us with the wedding we dreamed of!

- Ugne and Cameron Scott
Emma
Emma M. Sent on 18/05/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful Venue

We chose this venue after only 1 viewing and knew this was the place we wanted to tie the knot.

Ruth was amazing anwsering my million and one small, probably silly questions I threw at her all time and really put me at ease.

We booked our venue 2 and a half years ago, so when we finally had our big day (17th May 2024) it was well worth the wait.

The night before Adam in the team was helping us with setting up, checking the music and generally being a star. The night of the wedding, Adam, again being the star he was, helped us carry everything up to our room that was valuable and all through the day was just so smiley and friendly.

The whole team at Balmer Lawn were incredible and I would highly recommend. We were lucky enough to have an outdoor ceremony and couldn't have been better.

An absolutely amazing place that I cannot recommend enough 🤍
Lindsay
Lindsay Sent on 07/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

The balmerlawn hotel wedding

We cannot thank Ruth and Lindsay enough for giving us a fantastic day.
Staff were amazing and couldn’t do enough to help make our day special.

Ruth went above and beyond trying to resolve last minute issues to take pressure and stress away from myself.

This is a beautiful venue and I’m so excited to see professional photos.

Thank you for giving us a perfect wedding.
Emma
Emma W. Sent on 03/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Balmer Lawn was the perfect venue for us

Balmer Lawn's 'Everything But the Dress' package cinched our wedding venue decision. We knew it would prevent a lot of stress and time researching suppliers.

Balmer Lawn has a separate wing for weddings, so that you and your guests are separated from the rest of the hotel and general hotel guests but still have access to all of its facilities. We loved the feel and the setting. They have a gate close to this wing which provides access to the neighbouring field. Perfect for photos.

Sadly, health issues meant we had to change the original date for our wedding but the team were amazing, they were flexible and able to help us change our plans and communicated with the suppliers for us.

The suppliers they have are amazing and the day was magical.
Shantaisia
Shantaisia S. Sent on 15/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Halloween wedding.

Ruth and the Balmer Lawn team were absolutely wonderful. I’m so glad I had my Halloween wedding at this beautiful venue.
Courtney
Courtney B. Sent on 11/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect day

We had our wedding day here, we couldn’t of asked for a better day, nothing went wrong it was all perfect the wedding team were amazing and nothing was ever to much, Ruth and her team I would 10000% recommend to them the whole hotel team were lovely and very welcoming we had the best day & stay with them
Rebecca
Rebecca C. Sent on 12/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best day of our lives

Ruth and the team at Balmer Lawn were amazing. Nothing was too much trouble. All the details that we spoke about and then updated over the 2 years of planning were correct and made me feel at ease.
The team on the day were incredible and kept all of our guests happy and comfortable whilst doing some many different things. Picking a wedding venue is such a big part of a wedding and we couldn’t have been happier that we chose the Balmer Lawn! Can’t wait to return next year in our anniversary!!
Wizzy
Wizzy S. Sent on 04/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic!

My experience at the Balmer Lawn Hotel as a wedding venue was truly exceptional. The picturesque setting amidst the New Forest provided a breathtaking backdrop for our special day. The staff's attention to detail and dedication to ensuring everything ran smoothly was remarkable. The hotel's flexibility in accommodating our requests, along with their top-notch catering and cozy accommodations, made for an unforgettable wedding experience. I would highly recommend the Balmer Lawn Hotel to other couples seeking a charming, elegant, and accommodating venue for their big day.
Gemma
Gemma W. Sent on 31/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Twilight Wedding.

We had our Wedding at Balmer Lawn in July 2023. We chose the twilight package as we wanted a relaxed and informal celebration. It couldn't have been more perfect. The pavilion and lawn is such a beautiful setting for the ceremony and the private, dining area bar and terraces were ideal. Ruth, the wedding coordinator, was super helpful, had everything under control and looked after us incredibly well, and the team on the night were professional, unobtrusive, and friendly. The food was great, we had a 2 course BBQ which offered plenty of choice. There were some lovely personal touches too, which were quite unexpected. The private breakfast area was great, a really nice touch as we got chance to see our guests again before we all went home. Highly recommend this venue.
Yle
Yle O. Sent on 16/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The most amazing experience

Cannot even describe what a good experience we had with Balmer Lawn. Our special day has exceeded all our expectations. We opted for the Everything but the dress package and I cannot recommend it enough. All the vendors involved have been amazing and so accommodating. Everyone put us first and nothing we asked for was too much. Ruth has been a pleasure to work with from start to finish, the kindest person we've met. Our families and friends are raving about the venue, vendors, staff and especially the food. Everyone at Balmer Lawn made us feel like royalty (especially our dogs who definitely stole the show).
Gavin
Gavin P. Sent on 01/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A Wonderful Wedding Venue

We had the most amazing wedding in April 2023 at the Balmer Lawn Hotel. Our package was called 'Everything But the Dress' and we were so delighted. The day flew by, but we have some fantastic memories knowing our guests were extremely well catered for.
Emma
Emma W. Sent on 14/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The team that became part of our big day

Ruth and the team at Balmer Lawn Hotel were amazing from the first moment we met them to the morning after when they were helping us pack up the car. The Everything-But-the-Dress package seems a lot of money at first glance but the day they delivered felt like we got a bargain! The team were friendly and helpful - even the young members of the team were mature in their attitude and initiative in their service to us. The sun shone but plan B was there in case of rain. The partner companies included in the package were just fabulous (hair/makeup, cake, photography, table/room setup) and even last minute requests were met with understanding smiles, quiet activity so as not to disturb the day and a “consider it done” ethos.
They were calm, happy, hard working, organised and professional in a setting to die for! Classy all the way! Thanks team BLH for making our day unforgettable xx
Ryan
Ryan L. Sent on 30/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing experience from start to the day itself!

From the very first contact with Balmer Lawn when considering it for our wedding venue we were met with a perfect balance of professionalism and warmth! The venue along is iconic and we had heard so many amazing things about it and their team. We when it came to our day it completely exceeded any of our high expectations and that was echoed by our guests too!
The planning was stress free and the day itself was just perfection. This is exactly what booking, planning and executing a wedding should be like!
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Molly R. Sent on 05/06/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Ruth Mundy

From start to finish Ruth was amazing at planning our Wedding at the Balmer Lawn Hotel. Our Wedding day was perfect.
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Katie L. Sent on 14/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding 31.12.23

After getting engaged at the Balmer Lawn hotel in December 2022, we loved the idea of getting married at the place we got engaged. From the moment we met Ruth, she instantly put us at ease, & we knew we wanted her to be a part of our special day. She is an asset to the Balmer Lawn hotel, & really does go the extra mile. This is something we will never forget from our big day!

Ruth & all the wedding team were incredible in the lead up to our big day, all the phone calls, meetings, answering questions & generally offering advice & support really put us at ease. We opted for the Everything but the dress package for our wedding, & this was invaluable taking all the stress out of finding suppliers, especially as we got married on New Year’s Eve. It’s a fantastic package with amazing suppliers who also work really hard to make sure your big day goes without a hitch! We appreciated them all reaching out to us after booking the wedding to tell us what we needed to do next, which made the process so much more enjoyable of planning a wedding. Each time we visited the hotel before the wedding we were always welcomed with open arms which really made us fall in love with the charm & magic of the Balmer Lawn Hotel.

We loved adding the gin bar addition - our guests loved this as we have vouchers as a favour for the bar! Along with the special effects (dry ice show & indoor sparklers). This made our first dance unique which we loved!

The wedding breakfast was coordinated beautifully with choices for each guests pre ordered before the big day. Table wine & champagne was also the perfect accompaniment. Our wedding evening food was the bbq, & everyone commented on how delicious this was, with a wide selection.

All the staff were incredible the weekend of the wedding making sure the bridal party were looked after, & all our families. The bridal suite was beautiful, & we got ready in a room in the hotel the morning of the wedding which was lovely to have a big space as we had a large bridesmaid party.

Everyone at the venue was so kind & wanted to hear all about the big day before & after with how it went. A special thank you to Lindsey, Charlotte, Adam in addition to the lovely Ruth for everything they did on the big day! We honestly couldn’t recommend the hotel anymore for a wedding & we will definitely be celebrating there for years to come!

Katie & Dan 31.12.23
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Balmer Lawn, Lyndhurst Road SO42 7ZB Brockenhurst (Hampshire)
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