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On since 2022

Last update: April 2024

The Potters Heron is a beautiful wedding venue in Ampfield, Hampshire. With its picturesque thatched roof, cosy corners and light, spacious rooms, it is the perfect venue for your unique wedding.

Facilities and Capacity

The Potters Heron is home to three delightful event suites that are bright, airy, and welcoming, providing a beautiful backdrop for any floral display or colour scheme. They are licenced to host civil ceremonies and receptions for up to 150 guests. You can celebrate with close family and friends the night before the wedding in the restaurant. Or, you can extend the celebrations and enjoy a proper Sunday Lunch the next day. At the end of your celebration, your guests can retire to one of the 53 well-appointed bedrooms. You and your party will get preferential rates on rooms and a well-stocked recovery breakfast buffet the following day, giving you the chance to catch up with everyone and compare notes with loved ones.

Services Offered

From an intimate affair to guests everywhere, their on-site experienced wedding coordinator will work with you to organise every tiny detail for what will be one of the most important days of your life. You'll work with their chef to design the perfect menu for your guests, and the bar team can pair your food choices with a fantastic range of drinks. Their dedicated events team will take care of everything you need throughout the celebration with big smiles and a happy attitude. If you want exclusive use of the hotel function rooms and all 53 bedrooms, you can rent the entire property from the beginning of the ceremony until checkout the following morning. There is no need to book hotels for your guests, find taxis, or end the party early. Your guests will enjoy the luxury of having a lie-in and a delicious cooked breakfast the following day. The Potters Heron also offers a range of other wedding packages to suit any budget and will assist you in choosing the best local suppliers. There is ample parking available for all guests and even room for a horse and carriage at the entrance.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Small hotel
Pub or restaurant

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:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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Penny Sent on 25/03/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Best Experience

We just wanted to write to you and thank you for all of your and your teams work with us. We had the best experience from start to finish and couldn’t have asked for a more lovelier group of people to help us with our wedding.
As soon as we visited The Potters Heron we knew it was the right place for us to start our married life together, it’s been more than a perfect experience from helping us with all our queries to letting us have Alpaca on the day! The food was absolutely delightful and the atmosphere was incredible all the way through the day and into the evening.
Our family and friends have all said how much they enjoyed everything and will be coming back for a visit soon I should imagine, as will we.
Kay Sent on 23/05/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Huge thank you

Just a note to say a HUGE THANK YOU for making Ben and Rachel's wedding such a success on Saturday. All the guests said the food was amazing, best they'd had at a wedding, and the atmosphere lovely and friendly. Jean was great and enabled the day to run so smoothly - Thank you
Anonymous Sent on 23/05/2017
5 out of 5 rating

A big thank you

Just a note to say a big thank you to all your staff in helping Kay and I celebrate our wedding at the Potters Heron. They were all first class from the time we arrived on Friday evening to set up, through the ceremony and the excellent wedding breakfast, the MC was superb and the following celebrations, just amazing. And to you of course for making it all go like clockwork from our first meeting many months ago. Very professional throughout
Anonymous Sent on 26/09/2016
5 out of 5 rating

The day was everything we could have hoped for

Hi Nina

Now that things have settled down a bit for us I just wanted to send you a message to say a big thank you for making our special day so wonderful. Everyone at the hotel was absolutely brilliant from yourself helping us organise things, John keeping things running smoothly on the day, the ladies at reception being so very helpful and friendly and the bar and waiting staff being lovely and even having a dance behind the bar at the end of the night which was nice to see (working in the industry ourselves we know that it's not always easy to stay happy and perky all of the time)! Please also give our thanks to the chefs, everyone has told us how fabulous the food was and we couldn't agree with them more!

The day was everything we could have possibly hoped for and we have taken away the happiest memories.

Best wishes
Mr & Mrs Franklin!
Anonymous Sent on 14/07/2016
5 out of 5 rating

A well organised, happy and memorable occasion

Our Golden wedding reception was such a well organised, happy and memorable occasion. The Tables were beautifully laid , the serving staff were kind and helpful and the guests all said how delicious their meals were and how efficiently they were served.
One of the guests wishes you to know that of the three golden wedding receptions she has recently attended, in "comparable hotels" ours was the best one in every respect.
Jeremy Sent on 05/04/2016
5 out of 5 rating

You would be hard pressed to find a better place

Joanne and I would like to say a massive thank you to Nina and all the staff at The Potters Heron Hotel for making our wedding on 5th December 2015 such a special day. The hotel looked amazing, all the staff were fantastic, the food beautifully cooked and presented. We can't thank you enough and anyone looking for a venue for their special day would be hard pressed to find a better place. Thank you again:)
Rebecca Sent on 21/10/2015
5 out of 5 rating

Nothing has been too much trouble

Thank you for all you have done to make our wedding day perfect. Nothing has been to much trouble.

You do an amazing job and made us feel we were the only wedding at Potters Heron Hotel.

Our day was the perfect day and one we will remember forever.

Thank you so much.
Jade Sent on 21/10/2015
5 out of 5 rating

With sincere appreciation

We send our warm thanks to you for being a part and helping us on our special day
Anonymous Sent on 21/10/2015
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you for making our day so special

The venue and the food were amazing with compliments received from everybody.

We appreciate all your hard work and planning it took to make our day run smoothly
Sam Sent on 03/09/2008
5 out of 5 rating

The day was amazing!

The Potters Heron made our wedding celebration so special! The day was amazing and went without a hitch. Nina and the staff who worked on the day did such a great job and our guests have commented on how excellent the venue and staff were.

Many Thanks
Kim Sent on 05/08/2008
5 out of 5 rating

We would certainly recommend The Potters Heron Hotel!

What an absolutely wonderful day we all had on Saturday when my daugther got married at The POtters Heron Hotel.
We are so pleased we selected the hotel to hold the reception. Thoughout months of planning Nina, our wedding Coordinator, has been so helpful and patient. The catering was superb as was the help given from the staff from the morning to the end of the evening well the next morning!
We would certainly recommend The Potters Heron Hotel. You helped so much to make the whole day such a success.

Once again from the families, thank you!
Anonymous Sent on 04/06/2008
5 out of 5 rating

What an excellent weekend!

On behalf of our daughter - The reason we chose The Potters Heron was because when we were lookings for a venue and came to the hotel the first time we were made to feel very welcome. There also seemed to be a warm and friendly atmosphere throughout the hotel.
From the moment we arrived on Friday afternoon until we left on Sunday morning we found the staff very helpful and friendly. The reception itself went very well with the food and service being excellent!
Our thanks to all the staff concerned for making the whole weekend a memorable one, and particularly the staff who worked tirelessly during the reception.

Many Thanks
Ses Sent on 22/04/2008
5 out of 5 rating

It was a magical day!

I would like to thank Nina and the team for the excellent Wedding Breakfast that you organised which ran like clockwork!
A special thank you for accommodating the Vegan guest who had not informed us in advance!
Hannah Sent on 11/04/2008
5 out of 5 rating

All we had expected and more!

Thanks to Nina and the staff for all your hard work and efforts to make our wedding reception a great success. We all had a fantastic time and everything went so smoothly.
The food and service was outstanding! The toastmaster was charming and incredibly helpful. Thanks also to the waiting team, receptionists and the manager.
It was all we had expected and more!
Ross Sent on 07/01/2008
5 out of 5 rating

Truly magical day!

We'd like to take this opportunity to thank Nina and the team at The Potters Heron Hotel for making our wedding day truly 'magical'.
The day was perfect in everyway including the November weatherand the sevice provided by the hotel made it a very pleasant and stress-free experience.
Many thanks to you all.
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