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On since 2021

Last update: February 2024

Chesil House is a new and rather distinctive wedding venue in Winchester, England. Situated on the banks of the River Itchen, just a stone's throw from the famous City Mill and medieval bridge, Chesil House is a magnificent blend of medieval and 19th-century architecture. The venue maintains many unique period features while also offering the very best modern technology and all the comforts a couple could desire.

Facilities and Capacity

Chesil House has a unique beauty and magic that adds an element of elegance and enchantment to any wedding celebration. Climbing the oak stairs from the bright, airy atrium to the Chesil Suite creates a real sense of anticipation and wonder. The Chesil Suite comprises the spacious and beautifully appointed Ceremony Room and the River View Room. Wall-to-wall glass bi-folding doors open from the River View Room onto the deck, which affords stunning views of the gardens and the River Itchen. The Garden Room makes for a wonderfully intimate and romantic setting for your special day or a private space for your pre-ceremony preparations. Its floor-to-ceiling picture window affords excellent views of the gardens and tributary. The sound of the free-flowing water that runs through the immaculately-maintained secluded walled gardens gives the place an air of wondrous enchantment. The romantic rose bridge and sweeping lawns with colourful landscaped borders create the perfect backdrop for those all-important wedding photographs.

Services Offered

Chesil House is available for exclusive hire. Winchester’s award-winning Little Kitchen Company offers a tailored catering service that enables you to enjoy exceptional dishes made using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. The venue's dedicated team of wedding coordinators and technicians will also be on hand to provide recommendations and help you make the arrangements necessary to ensure that your celebration is perfect in every way. The latest audio-visual equipment is available for you to record or stream your ceremony. You are also welcome to incorporate your unique style and add personal touches to give your celebration a truly bespoke feel. Call the Chesil House team to arrange a private viewing of the venue.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Unusual weddings
In the city
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
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Reviews for Chesil House

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Erica I. Sent on 01/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect wedding in the perfect venue

I can't rave enough about this wonderful place. Charlotte and her team made our wedding day absolutely perfect, stress-free and lots of fun. Everything is taken care of, and Charlotte goes above and beyond for her clients, making us feel like friends and family as soon as we walked through the door. The venue is absolutely beautiful, inside and outside, a really fantastic place for a wedding.
Alexa A. Sent on 21/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing, couldn't have done it without them

They were amazing! Couldn’t have done it without Charlotte!
She was incredibly organized and was there to help with anything and everything. She was easy to contact and extremely professional. I can’t imagine what the day would have been like without her. We are so grateful for her! Made us feel comfortable and not stressed! I will suggest her and this company to anyone that is getting married. 😊❤️
Charlotte M. Sent on 07/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A hidden gem - the perfect day

Charlotte and the team truly brought our visions to life for our wedding day, they were absolutely amazing and couldn’t have done enough to ensure everything ran smoothly. The catering, The Little Kitchen Company, were absolutely fabulous too - professional service and incredible food. Thank you!
The venue, well, is simply stunning alongside the river, the gardens and the overall feel of this beautiful place in the heart of Winchester. The balcony and the view it comes with is incredible, anytime of year. We married in March.
There are so many options to make your wedding your own here, such as the ceiling lighting in the evening, in-house decor, TV display, ability to livestream (so worth it! The recording is very special), various options for ceremony and breakfast table setup and so on…
This place holds a special place in our hearts and Ben Atkins captured some very special moments from our day as you can see.
Thanks again to Charlotte and the entire team at Chesil. - The Maplesdens.
Janet J. Sent on 18/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Gorgeous Venue

We were just married here and we can’t recommend it enough. Chesil House is a great location with a wonderful facility. The outside garden is spectacular with beautiful flowers and a stream running through. The inside is also stunning and we had use of the entire facility.
Our wedding experience at Chesil House went smoothly from the first meeting straight through our wedding day. The staff is friendly, professional and very knowledgeable and assist in every aspect of planning. Our guests raved about our day and we could not have asked for more.
Mike G. Sent on 19/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Mrs Judy Fisk

The whole team were always very helpful and professional. They couldn’t have done more to make our ceremony go without a hitch. I would certainly recommend the venue for weddings.
It was s special and personal occasion.
Mike and Judy (October 2023)
Colette M. Sent on 27/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The Perfect Venue

As soon as we walked into Chesil House we knew it was the perfect venue for our wedding, it ticked every box it even has a lift for those in our family that would need one. Charlotte and her team were amazing, nothing was ever too much trouble, everything was just seamless and stress free, even when the Limo we booked was too long to fit into the yard, Charlotte sorted it. There was never any need for us to panic or stress. Our wedding day was perfect in every way, Chesil House, the beautiful gardens, everything was stunning. One of our guests was unfortunately taken unwell early in the day, everyone at Chesil house rallied around to make sure everything was taken care of. We were continually updated and knew that they were in safe hands and being looked after which helped us to continue enjoying our special day.
We cannot recommend having your wedding at Chesil House highly enough. We had the perfect day with so many memories that we will cherish forever. Thank you Charlotte, thank you everyone at Chesil House.
Beth D. Sent on 23/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The most perfect wedding day

A HUGE thank you for making our wedding day the most perfect day, from the moment I found your website I knew I wanted to get married at Chesil House. Never in our wildest dreams could we have imagined just how wonderful it was, we were blessed with good weather so were able to get married in the beautiful garden that has the river Itchen running through it. 
I’d like to thank everyone at Chesil House and The Little Kitchen Company for making our day so perfect, the organisation and communication was fantastic on the day everything went so smoothly and we were just so so happy with everything, no fuss, just relaxed and chilled and super super special. A special thank you goes to Charlotte, from day one you showed us true kindness and professionalism. Our guests keep saying how perfect the day and venue was, I feel so privileged to say I got married at Chesil House. 

Beth, Rob and India
Tasmin P. Sent on 03/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect venue

We recently got married and hosted our reception at Chesil House. Chesil House is probably one of the best kept secrets in Winchester; the most beautiful, intimate venue in the heart of the city. Sat right on the river itchen, it has a stream and a bridge in it's stunning private garden and a terrace taking in the views right along the river. We had the most incredible wedding here, and our guests haven't stopped telling us how amazing the venue was! Charlotte, wedding co-ordinator, was fantastic - she left us to enjoy our day but was always magically there when we needed her, she was so relaxed too which helped us feel more relaxed. Cannot recommend this venue enough!!
Mary-Rose F. Sent on 17/02/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding Feb 2022 - a wonderful day

A beautiful venue for a wedding where the staff are friendly and professional. The help, advice and communication were excellent during the planning process. Nothing was too much trouble. They were proactive, calm and helpful on the day and the setting is idyllic. Live streaming, to those who couldn’t attend, was excellent and provided a lovely recording of the ceremony. The central Winchester location and car park over the road were great for visiting guests. Many visited for the weekend staying in the plentiful nearly hotels (to meet different budgets).
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4 Chesil Street SO23 0HU Winchester (Hampshire)
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