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Cain Manor

Headley Down, Hampshire View map Visit website

About

Located in Hampshire, Cain Manor is a romantic, exclusive-use wedding venue with gorgeous views over the North Downs. This Elizabethan manor radiates rustic charm and is a beautiful setting for a barn-style celebration. The space offers grandeur and comfort in equal measure, perfect for weddings of all styles.

Facilities and Capacity

Cain Manor is licensed for civil ceremonies for up to 123 guests, and to-be-weds can say 'I do' in a selection of stunning settings. The elegant Music Room, surrounded by roaring fires and grand cathedral windows, is a wonderful location for a ceremony. The triple-height ceiling is adorned with fairy lights, bringing a magical atmosphere to the occasion. Outdoors, the lush lawns, wildflower meadows, and enchanting woodlands create a beautiful backdrop for an unforgettable celebration. Afterwards, guests can enjoy a delicious banquet prepared by the talented team of in-house chefs before dancing the night away. The venue can accommodate 170 guests for an incredible evening reception.

Services Offered

Cain Manor offers a wide range of services, and the dedicated team ensures everything runs as smoothly as possible. A specialist wedding planning team can help couples achieve their vision for their special day, crafting a celebration that's utterly theirs. The wedding party can enjoy exclusive use of the manor's rolling grounds, grand rooms, and hidden nooks and crannies. Delicious culinary options are available, provided by the specialist in-house cheffing team. Once the festivities have come to a close, couples can retire to a luxurious honeymoon suite with 10 guest bedrooms for loved ones. From a swimming pool to well-equipped tennis courts, there are endless opportunities to relax, have fun, and enjoy this milestone celebration.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Historic
Civil Ceremony Licence
Barn
Outdoor License
Unique Weddings

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Alcohol Licence
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

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

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
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    Jasmine B. Married on 21/05/2022
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    Perfect Day

    From beginning to end our day couldn’t have gone any better. Thank you for the best day of our lives, last Saturday! We had the most amazing day, venue looked stunning, staff were fantastic and food was unreal! Dean and the team went above and beyond to make sure everything was in order. I was so calm throughout and couldn’t have chosen a better venue! Thank you for all the support over the last year or so, you’ve all been really helpful.
    Hope to visit the venue in years to come and reminisce!
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    William V. Married on 21/08/2021
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    Our special day finally arrived!

    We were due to get married at Cain in 2020 however like many couples covid put paid to our original plans. We found Bijou to be amazing during this incredibly stressful and uncertain time and after rescheduled our original date 3 times my partner and I were finally able to tie the knot this summer.

    It was worth the wait, Cain Manor is spectacular and Dean and his team were simply brilliant. We really relaxed and fully enjoyed ourselves, as did our families, knowing everything was completely taken care of. We really felt that the Cain Manor was our home for the day and cannot recommend it highly enough.
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    Adam G. Married on 09/05/2020
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    20% discount - for no wedding!

    After my experience, I'd like to simply suggest potential customers google some of the following media stories- which all name this company (and I'm in some of the stories). This is by no means an exhaustive list of their recent coverage.

    1) 'Which' website - 'Couples jilted at altar by wedding venues cancelling big day – and pocketing their cash'
    2) BBC website - ''Our wedding is cancelled but we still have to pay'
    3) BBC One Show "Watchdog - Weddings"
    4) Guardian - "Cancelled weddings – refusal to issue refund may be breach of law"
    5) Surrey live - "Couple 'heartbroken' after Bijou Weddings cancels big day and asks for 80% cancellation fee"

    As a statement of fact, Bijou still have £13,000 of my money for a wedding in May 2020, that they cancelled, and will not refund us.

    Adam French, the Senior Consumer rights editor for 'Which', confirmed on ITV news on 26 May 2020 that "as part of this investigation, we have passed on the details of 12 venues - including the Bijou Group - to the regulator (The Competition and Markets Authority" for further investigation'.

    Those organisations working in customer services would do well to consider that their reputation is a more valuable long term asset than any bank balance which has been inflated - based on what what some might think to be deliberate contractual ambiguity. Of course, we were presumably all supposed to know from the outset that Bijou could cancel our wedding and charge us 80% of the total cost!
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    John H. Married on 08/04/2022
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    An amazing place

    A stunning venue and wonderful staff. Their kindness, diligence and patience in answering our endless enquiries (!) was really amazing. The whole occasion went so smoothly, the friendliness and warmth of the entire staff both in the preparation and on the day itself creating the happiest atmosphere. We have been inundated with compliments in the past few weeks both about the venue and about how welcoming everybody on the team was. Exceptional from first to last.
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    Samantha M. Married on 25/07/2020
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    No suitable date offered and Still awaiting my refund

    Having been laughed at, told I’m too emotional and have too high expectations, we’re not what I expected during lockdown when asking to have my wedding rearranged to the available Saturdays in July 2021!

    After many discussions, jo, the owner of the business is still yet to give us any of our £16k refund. We’ve not had a single penny back and they refused to offer the dates that were available. A Saturday in July at peak season was what we paid for and the options given were mon to Sunday sept to March. Pleased I didn’t give in to the bullying to take them as they can’t hold 80+ guest list weddings but are still charging for us for that!
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    April Married on 08/08/2019
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    We are all still on cloud 9!

    Just a quick email to say thank you to all the team at Bijou (huge thanks to Dean).

    Our day was incredibly special and we are all still on cloud 9! The professional attitude of all staff was noted by all guests and you all went the extra mile in insuring that our day was faultless from start to finish!

    We would highly recommend Cain Manor to anybody and it will always hold a special place in our hearts.

    Again, a huge thank you :)
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    Helen Married on 22/06/2019
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    Incredible staff

    Just a quick and enormous thank you to all of the wonderful staff at Cain Manor who made our wedding day on Saturday so special. The staff all day and evening on Saturday, and Sunday morning too were incredible. Very well done and a huge thank you to the whole team.
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    Mark Married on 10/06/2019
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    Stay of clear of this place!!

    The owners claimed that my recent review was fraudulent. (By Mark and Sunny, on 18 Jun 2019 Date of Wedding - 06 May 2019). This is not it is a true reflection of our experience. What makes matters worse is that the bride and groom had gifts and money stolen at the venue in the evening and therefore I must say keep very clear of this place and do not book! It is not safe..

    Cain Manor's reply:

    Thank you for your feedback. We understand you to have been guests of Richard and Liuyi and while we will not air the specifics of their wedding on this public forum (other than to say that we have repeatedly confirmed to Richard that we are ready to cooperate with any and all investigations should the relevant authorities consider his claim to be valid) we will say that Richard’s refusal to follow proper channels and his assertion that it is our responsibility to compensate him (which it isn’t) are sad, as is the fact that he has resorted to blackmail and asking his friends to leave fraudulent reviews. For the avoidance of doubt, Richard has repeatedly confirmed to us that every element of the service, including the food, was excellent and, furthermore, we would remind you that you had chocolate fondant for dessert, not pavlova. We won’t be continuing this conversation online – if you (Mark or Sunny) or anyone else reading this would like to discuss it with us, we once again invite you/them to call us direct on 0345 130 9966.
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    Mother Married on 18/05/2019
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    The perfect venue for my daughter

    We could not have wished for more - many guests were saying it was the best wedding they have ever been to, which obviously made us very happy indeed. Dean and his team were so professional, kind and friendly at all times. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Once again thanks to all at Bijou HQ especially Maddie, who never kept us waiting when we had a query or were unsure about something - it made us feel so comfortable that Cain Manor was the perfect venue for Katy & Matt.
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    Liuyi Married on 06/05/2019
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    Be very careful...

    We had our wedding here last year and we are still pained at what happened. A beautiful day ruined by the theft of over £2,000 worth of gifts overnight. The culprits are unknown, but what is known is the shabby treatment by the owner, who had not the slightest interest or concern in what happened and said we invented the whole thing to extort money out of him. Unbelievable. You've been warned.
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    Mark Married on 06/05/2019
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    We were guests recently - Very poor food quality

    We recently attended a wedding in early May this year. I must say that the food was very disappointing, the starter (chicken) was basically inedible and not what one would expect from this sort of venue. the main course beef was average and the desert which was a pavlova was fine but nothing special. We found the staff to be very average and on the whole this was a disappointing experience. My sister is looking for wedding venues and she will definitely give this one a big miss!!

    Cain Manor's reply:

    Please note: This is a fraudulent review. If you have concerns regarding this review please contact the Bijou team on 0345 130 9966 and we will be happy to explain further.
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    Anna Married on 05/05/2019
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    Totally perfect

    Our wedding day last Sunday at Cain Manor was totally perfect. Our guests all loved the venue and are still raving about the food - please pass on our thanks to the chef. Your staff were all so professional and the day ran so smoothly.
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    Mr Married on 08/04/2019
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    Extremely friendly, professional staff

    On Monday we had the pleasure of celebrating our daughter's wedding at Cain Manor. It is a beautiful venue many of our guests commented on how lovely it is. For us a very special day was made even more so by your extremely friendly, professional and courteous staff, one and all they did a superb job.
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    Liza Married on 22/12/2018
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    Amazing food!

    Ann, we had a really lovely day and wanted to say a huge thank you to you and your team for making everything in the run up and on the day go so smoothly. Dean was amazing, nothing was too much trouble on the day and he made me feel very relaxed and calm! My family also said he was lovely! We had really lovely comments on the venue and on the food especially! How amazing the food was and that everyone was so happy that the portion sizes were normal compared to other weddings they had been to! Thank you again to you and your team for always answering my endless questions and your help with the planning!

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If you’re wondering whether it's too late to book a 2022 wedding… don’t. Pick up the phone and speak to our wonderful team on 0345 130 9966 – we can talk you through how we get you from here to the aisle, and how we will make sure your wedding day exceeds all of your expectations. We’ve got some really great 2022 wedding dates available, book a visit and see the beauty of the venue in person.

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