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Last update: November 2023

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.

Facilities and Capacity
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.

Services Offered
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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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Small hotel
Stately home
Marquees and tents
Woodland and festival
Large hotel
Outdoor license
Tipis and yurts
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
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:

Fitness centre

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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Reviews for Lainston House

4.9 out of 5 rating
4.9 out of 5 rating
52 reviews
99% recommend it
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Lou H. Sent on 10/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

My dream wedding!

From the initial viewing I knew this would be the place we’d host our wedding party.
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!
Kathryn O. Sent on 06/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect day!

My stepdaughter and now son-in law chose Lainston House for their wedding day. What a fabulous choice they made! The Wedding Manager Sophie guided and advised them every step of the way, from the initial show-round, right up the the big day. Her help, professionalism and attention to detail was outstanding and very reassuring, especially as the happy couple live abroad.
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!
Clare L. Sent on 02/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Highly Recommend! ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

Not only is this a truly stunning venue with picturesque grounds, the staff fantastic from front of house when you first check in to the fantastic chefs creating the wonderful food, nothing is to much trouble. The bedrooms are beautiful with luxurious bathrooms.

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……
Becky Sent on 12/12/2019
5 out of 5 rating

From start to finish everything ran perfectly!

We would like to thank you and all your staff for such an incredible day. From start to finish everything ran perfectly, we had so many compliments from guests about the venue, the food and staff.
Alison Sent on 12/12/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Food and Service Exceptional!

We wanted to say how pleased we were with all the aspects of the day. We have had many compliments on the day. I would highlight the very rare ( these days) quality of the serving staff at each table. The food and service was exceptional . Please pass on our thanks to all your staff.
Anonymous Sent on 04/07/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Lifelong Memories.......

Thank you so much for everything you did for us and for being the most amazing wedding venue where we have made lifelong memories! We had the best day, everything was perfect and we can’t wait to come back again!

Take care and thank you again for everything!
Mrs Sent on 02/04/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Our Wedding was Absolutely Perfect

The wedding was absolutely perfect, could not have been any better and Lainston House made that happen!
Mrs Sent on 02/04/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Lainston House is Incredible

I have so many compliments it's hard to know where to start!
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!
Laura Sent on 13/12/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Best place ever to get married

I don’t know where to start with this outstanding venue it was the best day ever! this place sells its self, it’s beautiful inside and out and the staff and team made it even more special I cannot thank them enough! It was the most amazing day!
Oliver Sent on 20/10/2017
5 out of 5 rating

A huge thank you!

A huge thank you to you both and all the Lainston team for yesterday. You put on an epic event and it was totally flawless from start to finish. All the guests felt very welcome and thought the venue and service was absolutely stellar. So thank you very much, we appreciate it so much.
Christie Sent on 29/04/2017
5 out of 5 rating

We can not thank you enough

We just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and everyone at Lainston for making it such a fantastic day. We can tell that everyone works so hard to make it run so smoothly, and it was noticed by all! We had so many guests comment on how attentive everyone was, and not to mention how great the venue and food was!
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
Rebecca Sent on 29/04/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Such a special day...

Henderson and I want to thank you so much for the work you did to help us plan our wedding. The day on Saturday was absolutely perfect, a sentiment echoed by all our guests. The weather of course was perfect, but so was the ceremony and the lunch as well as our two night stay. I did not manage to thank the two people who did so much on the day, organising the lunch and serving our food. With all our guests leaving when they did, by the time I got back to the Hampshire room they had gone. So I hope you will please pass on our enormous thanks for everything they did. Nothing was too much trouble and they showed great patience and flexibility.

Thanks again for your help. You made our special day so enjoyable.

Rebecca and Henderson
Mrs Sent on 22/03/2016
5 out of 5 rating

Lainston Wedding

My handsome son Garry and my beautiful new daughter in law Caroline celebrated their wedding this weekend 9th October 2015. Brilliant day, we are all in awe at the surroundings, the service, the food and most of all the attention and kindness of all the staff who really looked after us.

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
Freya Sent on 22/03/2016
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding at Lainston

Dear Emily,

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
Nina Sent on 06/05/2015
5 out of 5 rating

The Most Amazing Wedding Day

From our first visit to Lainston back in May 2014 we knew we wanted to get married there, it felt like a very special place and your team proved that to be the case. We are so grateful for all their hard work to make our big day so fantastic. The wedding breakfast was delicious, what talented chefs you have, and the whole banqueting team worked their socks off to make everything run smoothly. We even commented to ourselves during the meal that they were so incredibly slick!! The wine and champagne was lovely too, we really enjoyed it all.

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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