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On since 2022

Last update: December 2023

Steeped in history, Basing House is an exquisite wedding venue set in the heart of the picturesque village of Old Basing in Basingstoke, North Hampshire. Dating as far back as the 1000s, this estate was once the playground and honeymoon destination of the Tudor monarchy but has also weathered extensive hardship. Once caught in the middle of the English Civil War, the venue's Great Barn now proudly shows its battle scars. This historically and culturally significant House now exists only as a collection of romantic ruins and a beautiful walled garden. The high-ceilinged Great Barn, serene river walk, and pristine walled garden create stunning backdrops for a couple's wedding day photography.

Facilities and Capacity

Couples looking for an unusual, tranquil, and undeniably exciting place to host their wedding day are in luck here. The House offers couples the chance to create a truly bespoke and memorable day. Say 'I do' surrounded by natural beauty and history that serve to make the day even more special. Choose between hosting your wedding in the Great Barn or a marquee on the grounds of this once great House. In the barn, you and your loved ones can dine under its famous oak beams. The vast space offers much by way of customization and provides space for up to 250 guests for a seated reception. You'll find yourself where royalty once stood in the gardens, with the space lending itself to marquees and outdoor parties.

Services Offered

Basing House has wedding coordinators available to assist in planning the event of your dreams. The venue also welcomes couples to use their suppliers of choice on the day, ensuring a fully bespoke and customized event. To-be-weds have their choice of seated or buffet-style dining experiences to suit their eating preferences. The wheelchair-accessible venue also has on-site parking, accommodating guests travelling near and far for the occasion.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Unusual weddings
Marquees and tents
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities

Evening entertainment:

Evening reception facilities

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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100% Recommended by couples
Alys F. Sent on 25/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Stunning rustic venue which puts its couples first!

Basing House was exactly what my husband & I were looking for - an elegant all-in-one venue with character & the wow factor. We were lucky enough to have truly perfect weather which set everything off perfectly, but even in the pouring rain this place would be beautiful.

The staff are wonderful - even though there were several wedding co-ordinators throughout our planning phase (through no fault of their own!), we were kept informed of everything & we were able to visit the venue whenever we needed to in order to plan effectively. Any questions we had were answered, but they didn't hover around us when we were setting up.

The best thing about Basing House is its flexibility - you can really do whatever you need to make your dreams a reality. No corkage fee, no strict list of suppliers to choose from, flexible ceremony options, acres of grounds to take pictures - if DIY is your vibe, this place is for you. Best of all, they have limited weddings every year as it's open to the public the rest of the time, so it feels very exclusive.

The barn itself is so beautiful we barely needed to decorate it, we just set up our tables & the gorgeous interior and fairy lights did the rest, our guests were truly blown away. Thank you Basing House for giving us the freedom to have our perfect day!
Jamie K. Sent on 17/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The Perfect Setting

We scoured the country for a DIY venue that could house our large numbers, offer us flexibility to bring our own caterers and provide our own drinks, and offered a beautiful drop. After endless searching, we found Basing House - 3 miles from where we lived!! We never knew they hosted weddings and that is another thing that makes it so brilliant. It is a breathtaking venue that doesn't require much decorating as it does all the hard work for you. The site is beautifully kept and offers plenty of options for breakout spaces, catering and seating. The barn is set alongside the crystal clear River Loddon which again makes for a great entrance for your guests while the Knot Garden provided a lovely backdrop for photographs. We had to postpone our wedding dates three times and waited three years but the staff at Basing House were supportive and helpful throughout. Kirsty (Coordinator) was reassuring, knowledgable (having got married at the venue herself!) and very friendly. Don't be put off by the 10pm curfew - the pub opposite (The Crown) offers a late licence and was also very accommodating of our 'After Show Party'. All of our guests said what a beautiful day it was, and the barn played a big part of that. We love walking by now and remembering what a special day it was in such a stunning venue.
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Hannah & Hayden
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Basing House, The Street, Old Basing, RG24 8AE Basingstoke (Hampshire)
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