Gilbert White & The Oates Collections

Selborne, Alton (Hampshire) GU34 3JH Map · Telephone · Website
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Starting at £1500
Number of guests 2 to 300
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About Gilbert White & The Oates Collections

Celebrate your special day in our idyllic setting, beneath the Selborne Hanger of the South Downs National Park. Gilbert White & The Oates Collections provides the perfect British country venue with a variety of informal yet distinctive spaces to hire for your ceremony, reception or party. Gilbert White’s House is set amid thirty acres of heritage gardens and parkland. Steeped in history, the whole retains a charm and serenity quite of its own.

Gilbert White's provides a number of different ceremony locations. Our 16th century Hampshire Barn for larger ceremonies or the Great parlour for intimate ceremonies. For an outdoor licensed ceremony our bandstand provides a wondeful space with amazing views for you and your guests. For alternative ceremonies there are multiple settings within our grounds whether surrounded by wild flowers or within our woodland copse.

Enjoy your day in the 16th century Hampshire Barn, with glorious views over tranquil meadows, or for a more intimate ceremony, the historic house – former home of famous naturalist Gilbert White. Indulge in a Champagne reception on the formal lawn – perfect too for enjoying chamber music. The Great Mead affords a charming location for a outdoor reception. Whether this is a marquee, tipi, bell tent etc you will be surrounded by meadow with views to the house and across parkland. From June to August our vintage pole and canvas marquee is available for your use set within our heritage meadow.

Whichever location you prefer, the heritage setting affords unique photo memories. We only accommodate one wedding per weekend in order to guarantee you exclusive use of our venue, as well access the day preceding for the purposes of setting up and to enable you clearing away time on the following day.

  • Civil Ceremony & Reception
  • 16th Century Hampshire Barn
  • Heritage Meadow
  • Secluded natural space
  • Stunning views
  • 30 acres of Stunning Gardens
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4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of the Service 4.7
  • Professionalism 4.7
  • Flexibility 4.7
  • Value for Money 4.7
  • Response time 4.7
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    Laura · Married on 07/12/2019

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    • Professionalism:
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    Barn Birthday Party

    I arranged a joint birthday party at the Barn at Gilbert White's
    House, in December, at quite short notice. The staff were absolutely
    fantastic, they arranged everything for us from tables and tablecloths
    to a sound system, all included in the price. The venue looked
    beautiful, and Ellie kindly came down that morning to help us add some
    extra decorations. The chef, Jo, put together a selection of delicious
    food options at very reasonable prices, and we eventually chose a
    shared starter and "fork buffet". There were a wide range of options
    to suit everyone, and the food was widely complimented (and the staff
    kindly packaged up the leftovers for us to take home!). The staff on
    the night were all fantastic, everyone had drinks at all times, but
    they were very discreet. Several of our guests commented
    (independently) to us that it was "the best party we've ever been to".
    We couldn't have been more delighted.

    Sent on 23/12/2019
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    Lynne & Michael · Married on 03/07/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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    • Flexibility:
      5.0
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    Great Parlour Wedding

    We had an amazing wedding in the Great Parlour which had a wonderful historic atmosphere and made an intimate setting for our small wedding. Having the string trio perform during the ceremony was perfect for the setting. The drinks reception in the garden with them playing outside was wonderful.

    Thank you for all your help on the day and with planning. It is such a special place and we have many happy memories to take forward.

    Sent on 10/02/2020

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Gilbert White & The Oates Collections FAQ

  • Venue Type:
    Exclusive Use
    In the Country
    Unusual Weddings
    Historic
    Marquees and Tents
    Woodland and Festival
    Civil Ceremony Licence
    Barn
    Outdoor License
    Tipis and Yurts
    Unique Weddings
  • Dining Options:
    Seated Meal Facilities
    Corkage Option
    Allows Private Catering
    Alcohol Licence
    Buffet Meal Facilities
    In House Catering
  • Evening Entertainment:
    Marquee Available
    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
  • Other Features:
    Disabled Facilities
    Car Parking
    Confetti Permitted
    Pets Welcome

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