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Ringwood Hampshire BH24 3PL
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About Somerley

Hampshire, BH24 3PL

Somerley is a privately owned Country Estate located on the Hampshire/Dorset border, just 25 minutes from Bournemouth, 30 minutes from Southampton and 90 minutes from London. 

Somerley House is a hidden jewel; not open to the public, it offers that perfect mix of luxury, elegance, style and grandeur - whilst never feeling intimidating or impersonal.  The House is home to Lord and Lady Normanton and their family, so comfort and a warm welcome are always at the forefront of every guest’s experience, along with utmost privacy and a meticulous attention to each detail.

Somerley is available to hire for weddings and private parties.  The House itself can comfortably accommodate a wedding ceremony for 160 guests, a seated wedding breakfast for up to 140 guests and a drinks reception/evening party for up to 200 guests.  Alternatively, the gardens make the perfect setting for a marquee reception for up to 200 guests.  The House offers 9 large and beautifully appointed bedrooms with spectacular views of the surrounding gardens, woodland and rolling parkland for guests or family groups who wish to stay.  An additional 12 guests can also stay within the Estate at a newly refurbished Georgian Farmhouse, named Ellingham Farmhouse, located only a 5 minute drive from the Main House. 

Set in 7,000 acres of glorious Hampshire countryside, Somerley offers couples a venue for almost every style of wedding or celebration.  Whether a bit of stylish luxury is your heart’s desire or you have dreams of a more relaxed boho celebration, a woodland wedding or a glamping gathering, the Somerley Weddings Team will give you a friendly welcome and work with you so that every detail of your special day is just perfect.  

• Beautiful building surrounded by 7,000 acres of land • Exclusive use of Somerley House • On-site accommodation - up to 18 adults and 7 children with option for an additional 12 guests in neighbouring Farmhouse • Large capacity of up to 140 - 200 people • Located close to Bournemouth, Salisbury and Southampton, 90 Mins from London • Licenced for Wedding Ceremonies - Indoor & Outdoor Options

Facilities at Somerley

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Chapel on Premises
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Stately Home
Outdoor License
Marquees and Tents
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Car Parking
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
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
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster

Somerley Reviews (27)

Somerley Rivals London 5 Star Venues
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By Rula Komodromos Luxury Wedding & Party Planner, on 30 Apr 2020Date of Wedding - 07 Mar 2020

From the moment I met with Alex Dollin Webster, the Events Manager at the beautiful Estate that is Somerley, I knew we were in safe hands. A warm, professional and hospitable welcome awaits one upon arrival. Together with her Team, Alex ensures that your wishes and vision are bought to life. With effortless execution on the day and with a knowledgeable, friendly and helpful Team, it was an absolute pleasure working with Somerley. The history, and the artwork which once rivalled the King’s collection, are truly magnificent with every room revealing a jaw dropping view onto the Estate and its grounds. The Picture Gallery is fit for Royalty and dining in it makes one feel just that. Indeed you are made to feel like it is your home for the day with endless possibilities whatever one’s taste and Party theme. Having worked in so many 5 star venues in London, around the country and beyond, I cannot recommend Somerley highly enough. It is just sensational! It makes one not only feel you are sharing in a very quintessentially English part of history, but that you can rest in the knowledge that your Event will be splendid! Thank you Alex and Somerley for being a total joy to work with! I know that my client has been left with the most wonderful memories to treasure forever.

Huge Thank You!
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By Paul and Susan Cheater, on 19 Dec 2019Date of Wedding - 23 Nov 2019

I just wanted to take a few minutes to say a huge thank you to yourself and your team for your help with Becky and Matts wedding. Right from our very first meeting, nothing was too much trouble and your organisation was second to none. It was an absolute pleasure going though this process with you, which I`m sure resulted in the wedding of their dreams. Well actually I know that as they have not stopped smiling about the whole day. I'm sure if they could do it all again they would at the drop of a hat and probably would not change a thing. Please pass on our thanks to your team and let them know they contributed to a very special day for our family, to which we are very grateful. Best Wishes, Paul and Susan.

We made the very best decision to book Somerley
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By Mr & Mrs. S, Dorrington, on 30 May 2019Date of Wedding - 18 Apr 2019

As soon as we became engaged, Somerley was top of our list of venues to visit. That very first impression sealed the deal for us and sadly for all other venues, nothing else compared! We made the very best decision to book Somerley as our wedding venue, as it offers so much history, opulence and grandeur; as well as feeling utterly homely, warm and welcoming. There is no end to the space that the house offers, from the magnificent Picture Gallery, the beautiful gardens and multiple rooms offering great areas for dancing, enjoying a drink at the bar or sitting quietly to catch up with family. If it could even get better, a diamond in Somerley’s crown is the wonderful Alex. Alex has been like a friend to us in the run up to our wedding, with her calm and friendly manner, offered alongside professional advice and guidance. Alex made sure that we had no concerns leading up to the wedding day because we knew she had it all covered with her fantastic eye for detail. Thank you so much Alex, for all that you helped us with. You were always contactable and offered helpful and practical advice – even if it was Sarah’s umpteenth email of the day. We also felt incredibly reassured by Somerley’s approved suppliers list and our chosen Caterer, Ginger, along with the bar supplier, NJac, ensured that all aspects of the day ran according to plan. Everything went so smoothly and all of the staff on hand were helpful, friendly and faultlessly professional. It's such an intensely pressured day, but having our wedding at Somerley House with Alex there with us made it all the easier. And we feel incredibly lucky to have celebrated our wedding at Somerley House.

Thank You for Your Hospitality
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By Liz Inigo Jones, on 04 Mar 2019Date of Wedding - 26 Feb 2019

I can’t believe how beautiful the house is, I’d heard so much but it just exceeded all expectations! Thank you for your warm hospitality.

Mind Blowing Experience
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By Shelia and Jeff, on 04 Mar 2019Date of Wedding - 28 Dec 2018

My daughter had her wedding at Somerley House and I can only describe the experience as mind blowing. From the very start of the organisation a year before, we were met by total professionalism from Alex and her team. It was like having our very own personal wedding organiser. The venue was stunning and the ability to stay 2 nights in the magnificent bedrooms and get ready for the wedding was outstanding. Myself and my husband cannot thank Somerley enough for making our daughters wedding so very special.

The Stars Perfectly Aligne
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By Susanna Young, Founder Knot & Pop, on 04 Mar 2019Date of Wedding - 01 Dec 2018

From the moment I met Alex, and stepped through Somerley, I knew it was a Venue that offered something unique and extra special. Having visited Venues up and down the Country, and throughout Europe, I can honestly say that Somerley captures the heart in such a special way. It offers a luxurious surrounding, with a wonderfully inviting and homely feel. It’s charm is revealed through every room you walk through, and every way you look outside. What’s more, the team at Somerley are unparalleled. Their warmth, positivity and can-do attitude shines through. We felt welcomed with open arms, and can’t thank Alex and the team enough for everything. Working at Somerley and with Alex has been such a highlight for us, something we will be forever grateful for. Thank you.

The Perfect Venue
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By Claire & James, on 04 Mar 2019Date of Wedding - 06 Oct 2018

Thank you so much for all your hard work which went into making our wedding day so fantastic. We are so glad we were able to have our wedding at Somerley House - it was the perfect venue and felt so personal. We have had so many comments on the stunning venue. We had the most amazing day and loved every second from start to finish. Thank you for all your help and advice leading up to the day.

Somerley, a Wonderful Venue
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By Sue & Malcolm, on 04 Mar 2019Date of Wedding - 18 Aug 2018

Thank you so much for all your hard work and for making Richard and Amy's wedding day so special. Somerley is a wonderful venue and the day went so well. We are all very grateful to you.

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By Samantha & Spencer, on 04 Mar 2019Date of Wedding - 23 Jun 2018

I want to say thank you so much for everything you did for us on our wedding day! You looked after us and all the guest so well. And all the guest have commented on the service saying how wonderful and helpful everyone was. I am very grateful and can’t speak highly enough of you Alex!!! Thank you! It was the such a lovely day!

Best Day of Our Lives
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By Claire and Nick, on 04 Mar 2019Date of Wedding - 12 May 2018

We just wanted to say a big thank you for all that you did for us. They say that Harry and Meghan's was the wedding of the year but I think ours beat that. The day went perfectly and without a hitch and all that was down to you. You have been so supportive and professional throughout and we couldn't have found a more perfect location. Everyone has commented as to what an amazing day it was. Thank you for your recommendations of Marlin Marquees and Ginger Event catering, you certainly all work amazingly together. Combined you have given us the best day of our lives!

Thoroughly Impressed
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By Jacob & Diana, on 04 Mar 2019Date of Wedding - 06 Oct 2017

Thank you Somerley for such a wonderful day. We had so much fun and were thoroughly impressed with the 5 * level of service and catering!! I think the experience will live with us and our guests forever. Thank you!

Somerley House, Our Dream Wedding
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By Ellen & Scott, on 04 Mar 2019Date of Wedding - 19 Aug 2017

Words can’t express how thankful and lucky we were to have Somerley House as our dream wedding venue. I smile every time I think about it. Thank you again for everything and for being so wonderful Alex! xx

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