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Last update: November 2023
Tournerbury is a charming wedding venue situated on Hayling Island, Hampshire. Tucked away on the coastal border of Hampshire and West Sussex, this hidden gem is ideal for couples who love the idea of marrying in a postcard-perfect setting. It boasts outstanding views across Chichester Harbour and stunning scenery for your all-important photographs. Fun, romance, and cool sea breezes await you at this South Coast getaway.
Facilities and Capacity
On your wedding day, Tournerbury will grant you exclusive access to all of its wonderful facilities. You and your guests will surely be delighted by this property's tranquil atmosphere. Ceremonies can take place in the outside event space that overlooks the picturesque Chichester Harbour. After you have exchanged your vows, you are welcome to head over to the marquee to wine, dine, and dance the night away. The refurbished Tournerbury Woods Cottage sleeps up to eight people for overnight accommodation for you and your guests. The grounds offer fantastic camping opportunities for your adventurous guests to sleep beneath the stars.
At Tournerbury, the staff is committed to ensuring that your vision is realised with expert precision. In this spirit, they will provide you with a detailed list of their preferred suppliers. The seasoned catering team has been facilitating memorable dining experiences here for many years. Their delicious dishes are sure to tantalise your tastebuds, but you also have the freedom to bring in your own choice of caterer. Whether you envisage an intimate occasion or a grand affair, Tournerbury is able to accommodate weddings of all sizes and styles.
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Magical outdoor venue
The venue is the perfect place to have your special day if you love the outdoors. The fact that everything is co-located, means you can have your ceremony, reception and dance party all in one place, but gives all your guests the freedom to roam around the grounds to have a private moment or a rest by the firepit, as well as allowing parents to let their kids run around without fear of them running into a road.
We were very hands on with all the planning which played perfectly into this venue's strengths, we had the perfect day. One of the big benefits (other than the amazing setting) is the quality of the sound system which comes included in the cost. It is perfectly balanced for your DJ to play loud music which is kept in the dancefloor area due to all the special sound management Tournerbury have done. This means that your older guests who may not wish to have their hearing aids blown out, can very comfortably sit at their table and still be a part of the party, whilst having a normal conversation.
Another example of the flexibility of the team at Tournerbury is that we had our ceremony on the harbour lawn which was not initially pitched to us as an option, but we loved the space so much that we worked with Chris to get everything perfect there.
Our photographer (Adela Photography) used the entire site for our multiple photoshoots throughout the day and produced some of the best pictures of us we have ever seen. From the harbour to deep in the woods as well as amazing sunset photos at the ponds.
There were no hidden fees or last minute charges which is something a lot of people overlook (they do have optional extras which you can add to make the place look a bit nicer, but its totally a personal preference). The cottage is a good space for the bride and her party to get set up, the only downside here (which is totally our fault for not reading the contract properly) is that if there is a wedding the day before & the previous couple spend the night there, the cottage will not be made available until 11am where as you have access from 8am on the day. If you're lucky and there is no wedding the day before, Chris has stated multiple times that we would be able to come and set up the day before the wedding. This is obviously very helpful if like us you are doing all the planning. Their recommended suppliers are very good, we used Island Catering and all our guests have been praising the food and service.
Magical Woodland Wedding
Chris & Lucy were so helpful with the planning leading up to the wedding, answering any questions we had, as well as communicating the T&Cs up front. Lucy's attention to detail was perfect on the day, helping everything run smoothly without us having to worry about anything, she really added a personal touch and was very supportive of some sensitive situations. Ella was a great help in the evening to put all our things together ready for us to collect the next day.
The day itself was magical, being able to walk around the beautiful grounds for photos and utilise all the space that was exclusively ours for the day was amazing. We knew we wanted a relaxed wedding atmosphere and that’s exactly what Tournerbury delivered, in a wonderful setting. So many of our guests have told us what a great time they had because it was fun! We are so grateful to the staff at Tournerbury for making our dream day a reality.
The perfect outdoor wedding venue!
A perfect day in a perfect setting
We really appreciate everything you did for us and nothing was too much trouble for you. You made the whole experience from start to finish a pleasure.
Lucy - Thank you for all your help and keeping me calm when the family were causing me a lot of stress both and the day and the day after. I really couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you for also making sure things ran smoothly on the day. From the ceremony onwards Luke and I really did have a perfect day in a perfect setting. We had a lot amazing comments about the venue.
Chris - Just a big big thank you for everything you did from start to finish, you made sure we had everything we wanted to make our day special.
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Once again a big big thank you
The new Mr and Mrs Evans
The work that the Tournerbury team put into everything was exceptional - please pass on our thanks to everyone. The whole event came together with your excellent guidance on how to get the best out of the day as well as your generosity and kindness to make the day work so smoothly.
Thank you Chris, we really appreciate everything you did for us to reduce the stress of the whole event, you even managed to lay on perfect weather!
Thank you for facilitating a truly memorable day, Love Mr & Mrs M.
A fantastic day
The venue speaks for itself
Perfect, absolutely perfect.
An incredible weekend
A wonderful day
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