Celebrate your wedding day in style at the University of Winchester. Whether you are planning a modern affair or a more traditional, elegant celebration, our charming venue has two fantastic locations for you to choose from.
Facilities and capacity
If a modern, contemporary and stylish atmosphere appeals to you more, the Dining Hall is a bright, light and inviting space for your big day. Ideal for larger weddings with up to 200 guests, the Dining Hall is a fantastic setting for your celebrations. For your evening reception you have the choice of staying in this spacious room or moving to our unique Vault Venue, which offers the perfect party atmosphere.
The grade II listed Victorian Building (The West Downs Centre) is full of charm and character, providing the perfect sophisticated setting for a wedding. You and your new spouse can make your grand entrance down the impressive staircase into a wonderful space with beautiful oak panelling, a stunning parquet wooden floor and a raised gallery. You and your guests can enjoy the stunning, traditional backdrop while you dine upon your wedding breakfast. The building can accommodate up to 110 guests for a seated meal and up to 150 guests for your evening reception. The venue is licensed to hold civil ceremonies and partnerships for up to 110 guests in 2018.
Please note, our traditional West Downs venue will be closed for refurbishment in 2019 and 2020 so during this time, we will be unable to offer licensed civil ceremonies.
You will be given the full support and advice of an experienced events team who will be delighted to share in making this the celebration of a lifetime. With the expert services of their flexible and adaptable catering team, your wedding feast is bound to be one of the highlights of the day. They work exclusively with the best of locally sourced producers and have a strictly ethical approach to the food that is provided.
Please get in touch for more details about holding your big day at the University of Winchester.