Lainston House

(48 reviews) 48 4.92
Sparsholt Winchester Hampshire SO21 2LT
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About Lainston House

Sparsholt, Winchester
Hampshire, SO21 2LT

Just two miles north-west of Winchester, Lainston House is a breathtakingly beautiful 17th Century country house turned wedding venue nestled in 63 acres of stunning Hampshire countryside. As you turn into the long, sweeping, tree-lined drive, you are immediately transported to a world far away from the hustle and bustle of every day 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.

Fully licensed to conduct civil ceremonies and partnerships, you can exchange your vows as well as have your wedding reception with us – and with the Hampshire Chef of the Year at your disposal, you can be sure to enjoy exquisite cuisine.

For a wedding in the warmer months, 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 or Dawley Barn sipping mulled wine and enjoying the cosy opulence of the hotel.

All of our rooms and suites are individually designed so no two are the same – and if you are excited by the idea of your very own country house, Lainston House can be reserved on an “Exclusive Use” basis.

For more information please contact our team!

Email :

Tel : 01962 797824 

• Exclusive Use of the property • Wedding Ceremonies • 63 acres of landscape gardens • 50 luxury bedrooms and suites • Marquees for up to 250 guests • Beautiful 17th century Country House Hotel

Facilities at Lainston House

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Chapel on Premises
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Small Hotel
Outdoor License
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Venue Leisure Facilities :
Fitness Centre
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
250 to 400 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking

Lainston House Reviews (48)

Lifelong Memories.......
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By Mr & Mrs Garrick, on 04 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 12 May 2019

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!

Lainston House is Incredible
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By Mrs Vagg, on 02 Apr 2019Date of Wedding - 27 Dec 2018

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!

Our Wedding was Absolutely Perfect
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By Mrs Mortimer, on 02 Apr 2019Date of Wedding - 09 Dec 2018

The wedding was absolutely perfect, could not have been any better and Lainston House made that happen!

Best place ever to get married
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By Laura, on 13 Dec 2018Date of Wedding - 09 Dec 2018

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!

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By Toby and Lisa Hamnett, on 12 Mar 2018Date of Wedding - 15 Feb 2018

Good afternoon Emily, Toby and I felt that everything went very smoothly last Thursday - seamless. The little surprises for us were totally unexpected. We enjoyed the champagne in our room reflecting over the day and opening our cards. We would especially like to thank Lindsay and her team as well as Malcolm. Without them we are sure it would not have been as smooth as it was. We’d like to thank you and Zoe too for all the preparation as without this it would not have been possible. We are very pleased that we chose Lainston House for our wedding: beautiful surroundings and impeccable service. Now we’re looking forward to seeing the photos. Kind regards, Lisa and Toby

A huge thank you!
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By Oliver & Emily, on 20 Oct 2017Date of Wedding - 30 Sep 2017

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.

We can not thank you enough
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By Christie & Jack, on 29 Apr 2017Date of Wedding - 15 Apr 2017

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

Such a special day...
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By Rebecca and Henderson, on 29 Apr 2017Date of Wedding - 25 Mar 2017

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

Lainston Wedding
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By Mrs Allison, on 22 Mar 2016

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

Wedding at Lainston
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By Freya and Nathan, on 22 Mar 2016

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

The Most Amazing Wedding Day
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By Nina and Michael Wilkins., on 06 May 2015

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!

Lainston House Wedding August 2014
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By Gill Edwards, on 15 Aug 2014

What a fantastic day was had last Friday at our wedding at Lainston House. The setting is stunning and thankfully the sun shone all day. Abi Richards and the team helping to arrange our special day were fantastic and couldn't have done anything more to ensure that our day was one to remember. Our suite was breathtaking and a lovely touch to receive a complimentary bottle of bubbly in our room on our return in the evening finished off what has to be one of the best days of my life! Thank you to everyone at Lainston House!

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