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On since 2022

Last update: June 2024

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.

Services Offered

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.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Coastal weddings
Unusual weddings
Asian wedding
Marquees and tents
Woodland and festival
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Marquee available
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:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Changing room for wedding guests
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Reviews for Tournerbury

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Dimo T. Sent on 17/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Magical outdoor venue

The owner Chris, will go above and beyond to ensure your day goes perfectly. He is backed up by a small but capable team.

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.
Elle M. Sent on 28/09/2022
4.6 out of 5 rating

Magical Woodland Wedding

We cannot recommend Tournerbury highly enough! The fact that we could tailor our wedding to pick and choose the suppliers we wanted really appealed to us rather than having a package booking.
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.
Amy M. Sent on 07/08/2022
4.4 out of 5 rating

Stunning setting

From the first time we viewed Tournerbury we knew it was special, and we ended up having the most amazing wedding reception there! The setting is absolutely stunning with the mix of forest, lawn and sea, and feels secluded and private. It is very much a ‘blank slate’ venue, and we were a little worried at times about how the marquee would look with our decorations, but it looked beautiful on the day with minimal effort! Chris and Lucy were fantastic at guiding us through the whole process – their expertise and support were such a help, particularly on the day itself. If you are looking for a naturally beautiful and totally unique wedding venue, we highly recommend Tournerbury. Mr and Mrs Mitchell, June 2022.
Vera S. Sent on 27/04/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect outdoor wedding venue!

What a wonderful venue for a wedding! Surrounded by gorgeous woodland and sea, full of wildlife and in April, when we were lucky enough to have our wedding, absolutely covered in bluebells! The team is amazing to work with, super friendly and think of everything - huge thank you for making our special day perfect!
Helen Sent on 31/07/2019
5 out of 5 rating

A perfect day in a perfect setting

I just wanted to drop you an email to say a big big thank you for making our day perfect.

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.

We will try and send you over some official pictures once we have received them.

Once again a big big thank you

The new Mr and Mrs Evans
Anonymous Sent on 31/07/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Big Party

Now we have had a moment to reflect upon the events of Tuesday we would like to thank you and your team for providing such a wonderful setting for our 'Big Party'.

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.
Chris Sent on 08/07/2019
5 out of 5 rating


WOW!! W ehave had the most amazing day. We love Tournerbury Woods and can't wait to come back one day. Thank you Lucy and Chris XXXX
Anonymous Sent on 08/07/2019
5 out of 5 rating

A fantastic day

Thank you so much for having us at Tournerbury. We had a fantastic day and couldn't have asked for more.
Sara Sent on 08/07/2019
5 out of 5 rating


Well what a day - collapsed water main on the main road, but that didn't stop us! The best day of our lives. Sun out, beautiful setting - and Lucy and Chris of Tournerbury were INCREDIBLE. We will be back to see you again and reminisce! THANK YOU X
John Sent on 08/07/2019
5 out of 5 rating

The venue speaks for itself

A wonderful day. The venue speaks for itself and the hospitality and quality of the events team lead by Lucy were the icing on the cake. Thank you all X
Lily Sent on 08/07/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect, absolutely perfect.

Thank you so much Team Tournerbury! We have had the most amazing wedding here. It was perfect, absolutely perfect. Thank you XX
Heather Sent on 08/07/2019
5 out of 5 rating

An incredible weekend

What an incredible weekend we've had. Thank you so much for making our wedding such a magical experience. We love Tournerbury. XXXXXXXX
Michael Sent on 08/07/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful Setting

We had a brilliant wedding day at Tournerbury. We made good use of the becautiful setting and we had lots of wonderful compliments. I wish we could do it all over again. Many thanks to Lucy and Chris, our wedding was exactly as we wanted XXX
Kelly Sent on 08/07/2019
5 out of 5 rating


What a wonderful venue. We have had the perfect wedding here at Tournerbury. Unforgettable. TY XX
Rose Sent on 08/07/2019
5 out of 5 rating

A wonderful day

What a simply wonderful day. Thank you so much! We will remember our wedding and time here always X
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