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Surrounded by 63 acres of picturesque grounds, Lainston House is a luxury hotel where dream wedding days become a reality. The beautiful Dawley Barn, historic main house, outside Wedding Pavilion and breahtaking grounds makes Lainston House the perfect setting to celebrate your marriage with your nearest and dearest. With 40 years of experience in hosting beautiful weddings Lainston House can promise you a fun-filled and memorable day.
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Just two miles northwest of Winchester, Lainston House is a breathtakingly 17th Century country house that sits within 63 acres of vast Hampshire countryside. As you drive through the long, sweeping, tree-lined pathway, you are immediately transported to another time that is far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Delicate archways and loggias frame the picture-perfect entrance, and a small amble reveals a beautiful 12th-century chapel ruin. With the mile-long avenue of lime trees as a backdrop, there are stunning photo opportunities all year round. For a wedding in the warmer months, you can picture guests sipping bubbly and savouring delicious canapés on the rolling lawns and terraces. Or, if it’s a winter wedding, guests can mingle in the perfectly appointed Drawing Room sipping mulled wine and enjoying the cosy opulence of the hotel. All of their rooms and suites are individually designed, so no two are the same.
Lainston House offers everything needed for a magical celebration that your guests will never forget. The staff at this venue take great pride in offering an all-inclusive service while attending to your guests' needs during the special days. Following the celebrations, you and your guests can enjoy an overnight stay in one of the glamourous guest rooms followed by a mouth watering breakfast the following morning.
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My dream wedding!
Everything from the staff, the venue itself and even the weather was perfect!
The food is amazing, I’d highly recommend eating in the restaurant, the cocktails are great and the staff are fantastic.
Sophie was our go to person during planning and she and the team were great with answering our thousands of questions and keeping us updated.
On the day of our wedding we had Ben on hand to help, nothing was too much trouble and he looked after everyone. All of my guests were so impressed with all of the staff and how easy the day went off.
We had relative free rein over our decorations so it had taken us a long time to really nail down what we wanted. Seeing it all laid out brought tears to our eyes as we excitedly awaited everyone to see the table decorations.
The food, went a treat! Everyone commented on how great the quality was and how much they enjoyed it.
Everyone was also so great with our dog who was part of our wedding. He got snuck a snack or two and was throughly worn out by the end of the day. The rooms are a whole new level, very beautiful with fantastic views. Some of the rooms were also dog friendly which took a huge weight of our chest as well. There was a little welcome pack for him which was just so thoughtful.
Our guests enjoyed their rooms, they are very clean and have good amenities. Breakfast next morning was lovely with a great atmosphere.
Our day was overall fantastic and it really was a dream come true. My husband and I were so happy with everything. I would highly recommend the venue to anyone looking in Hampshire. It has such stunning grounds, it’s worth going even just to take in the views!
The perfect day!
The wedding day itself was wonderful and went without a hitch. The Dawley Barn looked absolutely stunning for both the ceremony and the wedding Breakfast. We were looked after by Louis, the Outlets Manager, and his wonderful team throughout - nothing was too much trouble - but every member of staff we encountered was genuinely warm and friendly. The food was outstanding and many of our guests commented that it was some of the best food they had ever eaten.
We can’t thank the team enough and thoroughly recommend Lainston House as a wedding venue - we couldn’t have chosen anywhere better!
Highly Recommend! ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Sophie the wedding planner is fantastic and very experienced, she had plenty of advice to help our day go smoothly.
Looking forward to returning again……
From start to finish everything ran perfectly!
Food and Service Exceptional!
Take care and thank you again for everything!
Lainston House is Incredible
Firstly, the venue itself it stunning! The barn where we had our ceremony and meal was just lovely. The wedding was at Christmas so we had fairy lights and christmas tree galore, which made it feel extra cosy and even more special!
Secondly, the team (led by Michelle, Katherine and Chris) were absolutely amazing every step of the way. Great at what they do and just genuinely lovely people!
Thirdly, the food was delicious! I knew it would be from our menu tasting but we also had so many comments from guests on how much they enjoyed it.
I couldn't have asked for more and can't wait to go back for our anniversary!
Our Wedding was Absolutely Perfect
Best place ever to get married
A huge thank you!
We can not thank you enough
Thank you so much for making it so easy and stress free, it made the day so much more relaxing knowing that we could trust that you all would be so fantastic.
We can't thank you enough!
Christie and Jack xx
Such a special day...
Thanks again for your help. You made our special day so enjoyable.
Rebecca and Henderson
A special THANK YOU to Malcolm, our Toast Master and Alex, she really made us feel special.
Thank you so much for a fantastic day .
Mrs Allison (Mother of the Groom) - 9th October 2015
Wedding at Lainston
We would like to thank you and everyone for such a wonderful magical day, we could not of asked for a better day.
From our arrival on the Thursday afternoon to when we left on Saturday we where made to feel very welcome and everyone was so helpful and friendly. The dinner on Thursday night and the quality of food on the wedding day was lovely, we have had some many positive feedback from our guests who all had a fantastic day.
Malcolm our Toastmaster and all the Function Staff where brilliant with all the decorations and the order of the day, it was made very easy and we did not have to worry at all.
We look forward to coming back to Lainston House in the future and our much grateful for the wonderful service.
Freya and Nathan New - 26th February 2016
The Most Amazing Wedding Day
Special thanks go to Justine Rayner, Emily Lippiatt and Sarah Phillips. All absolute professionals and a credit to Lainston. Sarah was so efficient during the build up to the big day and answered our many questions with enthusiasm (and patience!) She was a delight to work with and made the planning so much fun too. Emily worked tirelessly on the day itself and was such a pleasure to have around, from the moment we stepped out of the car and she greeted us with congratulations, smiles and champagne!
We had the most amazing wedding day and loved every moment. We were lucky to have a beautiful crisp winter's day so enjoyed getting out into the grounds to have lots of photographs, in front of the avenue of lime trees and at the chapel ruins. It being so close to Christmas, the whole place looked so beautiful and there was a festive buzz in the air - just what we'd hoped for. It was lovely to chat to some of your other guests in the cedar bar after the wedding who had spent the whole Christmas period with you, how lovely!
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