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Mercure Winchester Wessex Hotel is a wedding venue located in Winchester, Hampshire, in southeast England. The staff at this hotel are dedicated to turning your wedding dreams into a reality. Ideal for celebrations that range from grand to intimate, they go above and beyond to help you create a day that reflects your style and personality.

Facilities and Capacity

Mercure Winchester Wessex Hotel is located in the heart of the city of Winchester, with a stunning 900-year-old cathedral as a backdrop for your big day. Accommodating up to 100 guests and licensed to hold civil ceremonies, the hotel is a romantic setting to say 'I do.' You may choose to make use of the beautifully manicured Dean Garnier Walled Garden as a peaceful location for a drinks reception, as well as a stunning spot for photographs. You may also choose to host an indoor wedding breakfast of up to 130 and a reception with 180 guests. Their gorgeous reception space boasts tall columns and other architectural details that allow you to create an elegant affair. It features large windows for plenty of natural light during the day and a dance floor for a lively evening.

Services Offered

This hotel offers flexible wedding packages to best meet your needs and budget. These packages can include a seated or buffet-style meal, beverages, room hire, a complimentary newlywed stay, and more. Their team prides itself on taking a personal approach to craft a day that's unique to you. They have a wedding coordinator that handles the details, so you can immerse yourself in every moment of your day. Your evening entertainment can include a live band or a DJ and end with a flourish of confetti. In order to ensure that all of your loved ones are accounted for on your wedding day, this is a pet-friendly hotel.


You and your out-of-town guests will enjoy relaxing in the comfort of one of the hotel's well-appointed guest rooms. Their 94 rooms include a choice between classic, executive, and privilege options with amenities such as slippers, Nespresso machines, and more. All rooms are non-smoking, include WiFi access, and have 24-hour room service.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Small hotel
In the city

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:


Other features:

Car parking
Confetti permitted
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Reviews for Mercure Winchester Wessex Hotel

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Latest reviews

Liam S. Sent on 23/05/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Fantastic wedding day !

What a fantastic place to have a wedding realy worked hard to get everything working smoothly, thank you Kian and your team!
Annette Sent on 20/04/2018
5 out of 5 rating

The service we received was second to none

I would like to thank you and your team for such a wonderful day last Saturday. Everything was just perfect as I’d imagined. We were all taken with the room. The service we received was second to none.

Please pass on to your staff how wonderful they were they all deserve credit and thanks.

I will be very happy to recommend the hotel to other friends.

Thank you so much again.
Rebecca Sent on 20/04/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you for such a wonderful reception and makin

We just wanted to send an email to you and all your staff to thank you for such a wonderful reception and making our wedding day so seamless and beautiful, from the set up of the space to the lovely hard working staff- everything was brilliant and our reception looked stunning, our vision really got bought to life!

Thank you to yourself, and Gary for being invaluable throughout the whole planning stage and on the day, to William for being there to announce everything and I would like to pass on a special thank you to Siobhan who was fantastic to have around not only with the setting up of the reception but also during our welcome drinks and as an extra pair of hands for my train during our bride and groom shots, I know she only started her role recently and would like to say that she was truly fantastic and a real asset to your team!

We are are so so pleased that we chose to hold our reception at the Mercure Winchester Wessex Hotel, and can't really say thank you enough!

Please see attached a sneak peak photo of our day as sent over to us by our photographer :)

Also I think I may have left my phone iphone charger in our room (203) would you please be able to see if this has been found and also let us know if there are any other of our wedding bits that were left behind?

All the very best,

Rebecca and Nick
Jade Sent on 02/03/2015
5 out of 5 rating

Best day of my life

Just wanted to write a post of this wonderful hotel. I had my wedding here on 14/02/15 and it was the best day of my life. During the planning process i was supported by the fantastic staff that work there. Nothing was too much trouble and my questions (as silly as they sometimes were) were answered quickly and kindly. The whole day was planned perfectly from start to finish and everyone seemed to be in exactly the right place at the right time. The staff here genuinely cared about every single person that was there. Lucy was the wedding co-coordinator and she was so lovely, professional and calm. She sorted all the little details and cared about them as much as i did. Luca also was a shining star and seemed to organize everything perfectly, he was also lovely, and christo always smiling and helpful. Those were the main names i remember but every member of staff continued to make me feel at home. The rooms are gorgeous!, the views of the cathedral stunning! and the food yummy!. A lovely day with lovely people. Thank you!
Sarah Sent on 23/02/2015
5 out of 5 rating

We can nott thank you all enough

Thank you so much for all that you and your team did for us on Sunday 10th June. We can't thank you all enough & were both very pleased with the whole day.
Fiona Sent on 23/02/2015
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you so very much for all your help

Thank you so very much for all your help in the lead up to and on our big day. Both you and all your staff made it an amazing day and flawless. Even down to the little details was perfect.
Pauline Sent on 23/02/2015
5 out of 5 rating

A very happy time

We were very happy and equally so were our friends and family. We truly had a very happy time. The food was excellent and served well. Everyone remarked on how well it all went.
Claire Sent on 23/02/2015
5 out of 5 rating

Service you provided was exceptional

We all had an absolutely amazing time on Saturday you all helped make our day very special. The food was lovely and the discrete service you provided was exceptional. The whole event was quite special. Big thank you to you and your staff.
Linda Sent on 23/02/2015
5 out of 5 rating

Just had to give this hotel 5 stars

Just had to give this hotel 5 stars. And a big thank you to Lucy and team as our Wedding day was fantastic,the food was lovely and accommodation was so comfortable!
Peter Sent on 23/02/2015
5 out of 5 rating

Everything was absolutely perfect

Thank you and all your staff for making our daughter's wedding reception such a success. Everything was absolutely perfect. The staff from yourself and the Master of Ceremonies down to the most junior waiter, were so professional, kind and accommodating; we had many comments from guests who were most impressed by the food but even more by the fantastic service.
Your hard work and professionalism are much appreciated. Everyone will remember the day for all the right reasons.
We are so glad we booked your venue for the reception. Thank you for all your help.
Nicola Sent on 23/02/2015
5 out of 5 rating

Our day was perfect in every way

Just wanted to say thank you for all of your help on the lead up and the day of our wedding. Our day was perfect in every way.
The staff were fantastic and the day exceeded our expectations. All the guests commented on how nich the venue, food and staff were, and we will certainly be recommending the hotel.
Gayle Sent on 23/02/2015
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you for making our wedding day so special

Thank you so much for making our wedding day so special. You were very helpful prior to the day and you set the room up beautifully. We had a lovely day and so did all our guests.
Many people commented on how polite and helpful all the staff were and they enjoyed the meals.
Candyce Sent on 23/02/2015
5 out of 5 rating

We had an amazing time!

We had an amazing time on Friday and cannot thank the staff at the hotel, especially Luca, for the fantastic job that they did to help Bruce to set up on the day, packing away and at breakfast the following day. We are beginning to wonder if any of the staff ever get to sleep! Everything ran like clockwork and everyone was exceptionally friendly and accommodating. We could not have asked for more from the hotel and the staff.
Thank you all so much.
Rebecca Sent on 23/02/2015
5 out of 5 rating

Best hotel ever!

The best hotel ever!!! I need to say a huge thank you to all the staff at the Mercure but in particular Luca, Lucy and Tamas, who went above and beyond at every turn! We had our wedding reception here on Saturday 28th June 2014, and couldn't have wished for a better venue. Nothing was too much trouble and all the staff were friendly, polite, helpful and approachable sentiments that were also voices by a number of our guests. The rooms were lovely, the food amazing and the views stunning. We will be back
Gemma Sent on 23/02/2015
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you for making our day perfect

Dear Lucy,
We would like to say a huge thank you to you and Luca for making our day perfect. My dad was so happy how it was all run and had no problem.
But honestly thank you very much.
If you ever want us both to be a reference to other couples we would be happy to do so.
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