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Macdonald Elmers Court Hotel and Resort is one of the most romantic wedding venues in the beautiful New Forest. The magnificent 19th century manor house is set within 23 acres of spectacular, tranquil grounds which provide the perfect settings for your wedding photographs in every season. In addition to the stunning grounds, you and your guests can enjoy the breath-taking views over the Solent as the perfect backdrop for your day.

The impressive hotel has kept much of its original charm and character, retaining all of its original features. The striking Ballroom is the spectacular centrepiece of the hotel. The space boasts towering sculptured ceilings and a grand imposing fireplace to create an elegant atmosphere. The Ballroom offers you and your guests the most magnificent setting for a sumptuous wedding breakfast, followed by an evening of celebrations with your nearest and dearest.

Whether you are planning to say “I do” in stunning stately surroundings or in a delightful outdoor location, we offer a fantastic selection of romantic and elegant settings for your ceremony – all of which overlook the Solent.

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The venue is ideal for weddings all year round. In the sunny summer months, the Queen Mary Lawn provides the perfect spot for a drinks and canapé reception, while the Tudor-style Music Bar is cosy in the winter with open fires.

  • Licensed to hold indoor and outdoor ceremonies on our beautiul grounds with sea-views
  • Only one wedding per day held onsite
  • Our private grounds are the perfect backdrop for drinks, canapes and photo's
  • Outdoor firepit, and sparklers permitted
  • 42 hotel bedrooms and 58 self-catered apartments on site for wedding guests
  • Complimentary Honeymoon Suite for your wedding night, including champagne and breakfast
  • Complimentary menu tasting
  • Three helpful, friendly and enthusiastic wedding co-ordinators on hand every step of the way
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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Coastal weddings
Outdoor license

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:

Swimming pool
Fitness centre

Other features:

Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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Reviews for Macdonald Elmers Court Hotel & Resort

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Micke H. Sent on 03/03/2024
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For thw wedding and spa day the next day.

Melanie and Kim made sure the from the 1st visit that everything was smooth for our wedding.
Stevie Sent on 25/10/2018
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Wedding Day

Me and Stevie just wanted to say a massive thank you to all who helped towards making our wedding day perfect, it really was amazing! And a special thanks to Mark & Richard as they made sure on the day everything went so smoothly.

Also please could you pass this email onto the guys who were working in the bar the night of the wedding I didn’t catch there names but they were great too!

And the chefs, because the food was absolutely amazing! We have had so many comments about how amazing it was and everyone was in absolute heaven!

Again thank you to everyone, you really did make our wedding perfect!
Sally Sent on 25/10/2018
5 out of 5 rating

wedding day on Saturday such a wonderful occasion

Charlotte and Adam have left for a short holiday and I am sure that they will be in contact after their return but Peter and I just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone at Elmers Court who worked so hard to make their wedding day on Saturday such a wonderful occasion. You had organised everything so well that all our special requests were met and everything was arranged just as we had wanted it; the food was absolutely delicious and of the highest standards but special thanks must go to Richard and his team who dealt so calmly and professionally when the heavy drizzle descended just minutes before the ceremony was due to begin. We know this totally unexpected turn of events must have impacted enormously on the workload for all the staff at Elmers Court but it is to their credit that they still managed to deliver the perfect day for Charlotte and Adam, ourselves and our guests.

Please pass on our sincerest thanks to all involved.
Adrian Sent on 19/09/2009
5 out of 5 rating

Still in a daze after the wondeful wedding of our daughter

We were delighted with the venue, the facilities and above all the staff, who served us wonderfully.
Irene Sent on 19/09/2009
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All the arrangements were perfect

The day itself was an absolute dream, all the arrangements were perfect. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the wedding breakfast and staf were very helpfull.
Chris Sent on 19/09/2009
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Couldn''t have hoped for a more perfect day

We had a wonderful weekend at Elmers Court for our daughters wedding on the 12th July 2009. All the staff were so helpfull and friendly and the food was excellent.
Nameless Sent on 27/10/2006
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic Location & friendly Staff

The grounds are immaculate, the Manor House stunning what more can I say a perfect place
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South Baddesley Road SO41 5ZB Lymington (Hampshire)
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