Winchester has a new and rather distinctive wedding venue. Situated just a stone’s throw from the famous City Mill and medieval bridge, Chesil House is a uniquely located venue on the banks of the River Itchen, in the heart of the beautiful and historic city of Winchester.
The venue, a wonderful mix of medieval and 19th century architecture, has recently been sympathetically refurbished and retains many period features. These have been cleverly blended with all of the technological innovations that a couple might desire. No expense has been spared with the exquisite decoration and a level of attention to detail that ensures that whichever of the spacious and beautifully appointed rooms you choose, you will immediately be wowed by your surroundings. Chesil House has a beauty and magic all of its own.
Climbing the elegant oak staircase from the bright and airy atrium to the Chesil Suite helps to build a genuine sense of anticipation for all guests attending a wedding at Chesil House. The Chesil Suite boasts a wonderful Ceremony Room, the perfect setting for a couple to declare their commitment to one another. Adjoining the Ceremony Room is the River View Room, which provides guests with delightful views of the River Itchen and Chesil’s own private tributary meandering past the windows. From the River View Room, step out through the wall-to-wall glass bi-folding doors onto the spectacular decking which boasts stunning views over both the gardens and the River Itchen, as it winds its way to the historic city weirs, creating the perfect opportunity for sharing drinks and canapes as you mingle after your ceremony.
The latest audio-visual equipment provides the option to live stream your ceremony to friends and family who may not be able to attend in person, or alternatively, provide you with a recorded keepsake of your special day.
The Garden Room, with its ceiling to floor picture window and picturesque views of the gardens and tributary, make for a wonderfully intimate and romantic setting for your special day. Alternatively, the room lends itself to becoming the perfect private space for pre-ceremony preparation. The private and secluded walled gardens are immaculately kept all the year through, and the constant sound of the free running water makes the garden experience truly enchanting. The romantic rose bridge and sweeping lawns with colourful landscaped borders create the perfect backdrop for those all-important wedding photographs.
Chesil House benefits from a dedicated team of technicians and wedding co-ordinators, at hand to help make recommendations and arrangements and to ensure that your special day is perfect in every way.
The catering is provided by Winchester’s award-winning Little Kitchen Company who offer a tailored service, creating exceptional hand-made food, using local suppliers, allowing you to create the perfect wedding breakfast.
Hire of this exquisite venue is totally exclusive. Couples can add their own style and personal touches for a truly bespoke ceremony. Call the Chesil House team to arrange a personal viewing of the venue.
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4 Chesil Street SO23 0HU Winchester (Hampshire)