BEST WESTERN Chilworth Manor

(23 reviews) 23 5
Chilworth Southampton Hampshire SO16 7PT
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About BEST WESTERN Chilworth Manor

Chilworth, Southampton
Hampshire, SO16 7PT

BEST WESTERN Chilworth Manor is the answer to your dreams. Picture the scene: sweeping up a rhododendron and tree lined drive to an Edwardian Manor House, drawing up in front of the double oak doors before you walk into the splendid galleried lounge with its paneled walls, open fireplace and the grand staircase leading to the Minstrel's Gallery. The good news is, your arrival at this wonderful hotel will be every bit as magical as it sounds! Wedding service and reception venue Chilworth Manor is ideal for all types of weddings. We have two main reception suites, including an elegant licensed room for Civil Marriages. Feel free to arrange your own entertainment, or ask us for advice we have an extensive list of entertainers from magicians to live bands. Catering Choose an all-inclusive package or ask us to rustle up something more bespoke to suit your needs. Whatever you want, we'll make sure it’s served with a smile! Honeymoon Suite How about a complimentary Bridal Suite for the night of your wedding, including a full English breakfast? It's our present to you, so relax and enjoy your celebrations even more! You'll enjoy views over our beautiful landscaped grounds, so here's to a very happy couple! 

• An experienced and dedicated wedding Manager • Red carpet reception • Services of an informal toastmaster on the day • Crisp white table linen, menu cards, place cards and table plan, choice of silver cake stands and knife • Complimentary Deluxe Bedroom for the happy couple, with English breakfast the next morning and preferential accommodation rates for your guests • Complimentary room hire of your function suite for your Wedding Breakfast and evening function

Facilities at BEST WESTERN Chilworth Manor

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Large Hotel
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Venue Leisure Facilities :
Swimming Pool
Health Suite
Fitness Centre
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking

BEST WESTERN Chilworth Manor Reviews (23)

A Real WOW Factor
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By Danielle Campbell, on 03 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 29 Jun 2019

I can honestly say our wedding day was the best day of our lives (bar our children being born). From the very start we dealt with Georgina who was absolutely thoroughly amazing and so very helpful, with prompt responses to my constant questions, nothing was too much trouble. Always informative at all our meetings and well organised with every point. On the day itself it was the hottest day of the day year so far, which meant we decided to bring the wedding breakfast forward half an hour to get guests sat down into the aircon room, this was no problem for the team at all. Food was brought out on time and pipping hot with many guests stating it was the best food they had at a wedding reception ever! The day literally couldn't have gone any better, everything was set out and done as per my requests. The staff were helpful and ensured we all had a great day! Highly recommend this location, the grounds and the rooms are just stunning, it does have a real wow factor for the guests and the pictures.

Exceeded Our Expectations
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By Jamie Screen, on 03 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 08 Jun 2019

After multiple open days, quotes and reading reviews, we were still on the hunt for a suitable venue in Southern Hampshire. We attended a wedding open day at Chilworth Manor, luckily for us we found the ideal venue practically on our doorstep. We had an initial meeting a few days after to get a quote and tour. We were very impressed with the venue and the package cost was very reasonable. Our wedding coordinator Georgina was a pleasure to work with and very prompt with replies to any queries that we had. They organize a meeting with the bride & groom around three months prior to ensure that everything is planned down to the last detail. This is essential for the day to run as smoothly as possible and results in a very happy couple. Our ceremony was in a local church so we cannot provide any feedback for ceremonies at Chilworth. As we arrived the red carpet was laid out, a very nice touch, we were welcomed with arrival drinks. Our guests enjoyed the outdoor terrace whilst we had our photos. Our reception room, the Lord Selbourne, captured everything that we wanted aesthetically. The day & evening food was amazing with many of our guests telling us how much they enjoyed it. The turnaround from day to evening was seamless. All in all it was a fantastic day which exceeded our expectations. We stayed in the bridal suite which was definitely worth the additional upgrade cost (only £70). If a great location, beautiful grounds, excellent value for money, quality food and service are all very important factors to you, Chilworth Manor is definitely the venue that you have been looking for. The events team were fantastic throughout the whole processes and were truly a joy to work with.

Everything went smoothly
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By Mark Pocock, on 03 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 01 Jun 2019

We chose Chilworth Manor for our wedding after attending a wedding fair at the venue. We were lucky enough to be able to get a date in June (booked in October the year before) and even luckier on the day with the fantastic weather. Georgina at the hotel was very easy to work with throughout the whole planning period with contact mostly by email along with a couple of face to face meetings. The hotel worked very hard to provide us with sufficient Vegan choices for the wedding breakfast. The original menu options only had a single main dish that we could have (trio of vegetables, which we did not like when we tasted it). They offered another choice of gnocchi, which turned out to be excellent and was the dish we chose. They also provided a vegan gluten free dessert (Sticky Toffee Pudding), which was not on their normal menu. The evening buffet was also extended from the normal choices to provide some Vegan alternatives. The GK Chesterton is an excellent ceremony room with bay windows that look out over the grounds providing the perfect back drop for the bride and groom. The Lord Selborne was a great choice for the main function room as it had direct access to the terrace, which was well used because of the lovely weather. The room comfortably held our top table and 6 other round tables. In the evening there was also plenty of space for the dance floor and buffet just across the corridor in the Herb Garden worked very well too. On the day the manager, Adam, ensured that everything went smoothly and there were no issues at all from our point of view.

Would recommend this venue to anyone
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By Val & Lee Phillips, on 29 Apr 2019Date of Wedding - 20 Apr 2019

Val & Lee would like to Thank Georgia Place For helping them to plan there wedding at Chilworth Manor, it was a fabulous day /night it all went amazingly well. Very well organised & a beautiful place with lovely grounds that surround the hotel. Adam & his team made sure everything ran smoothly on the day. Would recommend this venue to anyone. Mr & Mrs Phillips, thank u!

Brought our Fairytale Dream to life
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By Pauline and Bryn, on 29 Apr 2019Date of Wedding - 06 Apr 2019

For us, selecting a venue was easy as Chilworth Manor felt right from the second we walked in. A beautiful building set in incredible, peaceful grounds. During the months leading up to the wedding all staff we were in contact with were amazing. They were quick to respond, helpful, friendly, patient and understanding. Their professionalism, eye for detail and good relationships with vendors ensured the smooth and slick coordination of the day which brought out Fairytale Dream to life. It was an incredible feeling to know that we could relax and enjoy our day knowing everything was going smoothly and our guests were all enjoying themselves. We never had to keep track of time as Adam was there making sure everything was running smoothly and on time. We would highly recommend Chilworth Manor as a Wedding Venue. The planning process from start to finish felt so personal and the staff were dedicated to making our day perfect! Thank you so each and every member of staff who made our dreams come true. We will cherish these moments for the rest of our lives! Thanks again for everything. Pauline and Bryn

Thank you all for making my day go smoothly!
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By Lisa & Sam Hill, on 10 Apr 2019Date of Wedding - 22 Feb 2019

We chose the Chilworth manor for our wedding reception (I got married in Walt Disneyworld) its beautiful estate and grand architecture what drew us to it. We had not ever assisted in a wedding so had no idea what to expect. Georgina was our planner and was happy to answer all questions from the booking date all the way up until handover, believe me there are a lot of questions that come to you in the middle of the night that need addressing, she was able to answer everything and if one of my odd requests was a bit out of the box she was happy to investigate for me. We chose a different option to the standard wedding breakfast menu, we went for a roast dinner and I have to say I was extremely impressed, everyone's food was hot, arrived the same time and was a good portion size (not piddily sample size) The running of the day went pretty smoothly and Kata our wedding day Co-Ordinator was brilliant, he was there when you needed him and worked in the shadows when he wasn't. He insured the day ran smoothly and made sure everything was in place for the turn around's. The buffet food was also delicious (or so I am told, I was to busy to even get a chance to try some) Cannot fault the reception at all if I am honest, the only issue was there was another bride getting ready who wanted to go down stairs the same time as I made my entrance (Nan is partially blind and didn't want her thinking the other bride was me) but that was quickly sorted out, Thank you all for making my day go smoothly :)

Would not hesitate recommending them
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By Simon & Michelle Hughes, on 31 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 22 Sep 2018

From our first visit to Chilworth Manor we found the staff extremely helpful and friendly. Not really knowing what we wanted for our special day, we needed someone we could trust from the start, helping us to decide on a design and further more manage our day so we could enjoy it without any hassle. Chilworth Manor (Georgina Place) was excellent in her knowledge and planning and really took her time to go through the whole day in great detail and listening to our ideas and trying to fit them all in. The quote was simple and straight forward to understand and no shocking extra costs, once we agreed on a set-up. Having our wedding and ceremony all in one place was also very well managed by Chilworth Manor (Vali), they were always one step ahead and at no point did myself or my wife ever need to ask or check what was happening. The food, both for the breakfast meal and the evening buffet was exceptional, all our guests commented on how nice and plentiful it was. We both had an amazing day, both the venue and staff played a big part in delivering this for us. We were so glad we chose Chilworth Manor for what was our biggest day and we wouldn't hesitate recommending them to friends and family in the future. A Very Big Thank You to all the staff at Chilworth Manor, especially Georgina and Vali for all their hard work they put in for our big day.

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By Jo & Justin Woodley, on 01 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 08 Sep 2018

We had our wedding at the beautiful Chilworth Manor on the 8th September 2018. It was absolutely amazing and everything we had always dreamed of. Jo Bennett took care of the organisation of our wedding and she was absolutely brilliant every step of the way. Jo was always speedy in her communications and with her attention to detail, we always felt that our plans for our big day were in safe hands. In the last few months leading up to the wedding, we had a few meetings with Jo and she was so professional and organised. Jo even helped dress the coach house reception suite on the morning of the wedding with our table decorations and favours - everything looked perfect!! Jo is a credit to your hotel, she works very hard and is brilliant at her job. Thank you so much Jo! ?? On the big day everything ran like clockwork. We were greeted at the door by Jo and Vali before going out to the beautiful grounds to enjoy drinks and canapés on the patio. Vali then led us to the coach house suite for the reception. The food was absolutely delicious and we had a number of comments from our guests about how nice it was. Adam also helped look after the food service at the reception and both Vali and Adam worked very hard to make sure everything was in order. Vali asked if we wanted a separate room for our guests for the breakfast the next day which was a very nice touch! Thank you so much Chilworth Manor for our amazing wedding day, we had such a special day and we can’t thank you enough for everything!! We would thoroughly recommend Chilworth Manor as a venue for weddings/special occasions. Jo & Justin Woodley

Everything I wished for and more
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By Mr & Mrs Tanner, on 18 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 07 Sep 2018

The day was amazing! Everything I wished for and more. All our guests commented on how lovely the food was. A massive thank you to Georgina for all of her help in organising and thank you to Adam for all his help on the day. He was just amazing and made the day run so smoothly. It was the best day ever and I can’t thank you all enough. Thank you for everything x

Went without a hitch
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By Mr & Mrs Ramsden, on 23 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 28 Jul 2018

We would like to extend our warmest and deepest thank you’s to all at Chilworth Manor for making our wedding such an amazing day. And a special thank you to Jo Bennett who was our coordinator building up to the day. We booked the Lord Selborne for our ceremony and Coach House for the reception. We used Luminique for some decoration and chair covers, which Jo matched perfectly with our colour scheme. Numerous meetings and plenty of advice was very welcomed as we are a young couple, not familiar with wedding setup. The menu tasting was fantastic - we found it difficult to choose, especially for 80+ guests. Jo was on hand every time we visited and gave us every bit of knowledge she could which benefited us immensely. Once we had selected the menu and received a room layout, we arranged with Jo to decorate a table the day before and deliver our whopping cake, which was no problem at all. The whole day went without a hitch and we met Adam the day before, who would be our contact throughout the day. He deserves a special thanks as he correctly timed the ceremony music and ensured the rooms were set up correctly. Adam announced us into the wedding breakfast and introduced the speeches. The evening reception was just as great. We used the resident DJ and the team were very accommodating. All in all, it was an amazing time with family and friends in amazingly luxurious settings/grounds. Would we recommend anyone to get married there? Unquestionably yes! Even before the wedding when people asked “where are you getting married?”, and we replied Chilworth Manor, the responses were WOW that’s going to be great. Thank you all for making our day go to plan and so memorable.

Best decision we ever made.
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By Natasha & Scott Alden, on 14 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 27 Jul 2018

Choosing the Chilworth Manor Hotel for our wedding reception was the best decision we ever made. Beautiful was the word constantly used by our guests to describe the hotel, grounds and decoration of the Lord Selbourne Suite. Jo was incredible right from the very beginning. She was always so organised and efficient which helped alleviate lots of stress in the build up to our truly magical day. We would also like to say a huge thanks to all the staff who made our day run so smoothly. If you’re ever thinking of getting married, do not hesitate to book this stunning Edwardian Manor House as you will not be disappointed! Kind Regards Scott

Big Thank You
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By Jan & Steve, on 09 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 28 Jun 2018

Just a little note to say a Big Thank You for helping us celebrate our first evening together as Husband and Wife. Everyone really enjoyed themselves, the food and service were excellent and all we had from everyone were really great reports. The staff couldn't have been more helpful in tailoring the day to suit our needs, (including last minute arrangements to watch the football). Love Jan and Steve Lidstone

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