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15 Best Wedding Venues in Hampshire

Author: Sophie Drew

Looking for the perfect wedding venue in Hampshire? These hidden gems really bring the wow factor to wedding venues. If you’re looking to impress your guests, there is plenty of choice from Georgian manors to rustic barns.

1) Southdowns Manor

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The award-winning Southdowns Manor is a beautiful venue set in the tranquil South Downs national park, bordering Hampshire. They are an exclusive-use venue and can host up to 150 wedding guests as well as having a romantic honeymoon suite and 14 other luxury bedrooms. Their banqueting suite is perfect for an evening meal with exquisite food, a dance floor, and a bar area. Couples could even take advantage of their DJ and live band facilities and opt for some evening entertainment for themselves and their guests.

2) Aviator

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Aviator offers several spacious function rooms with stylish decor. Their Wright Room can accommodate ceremonies with up to 90 guests with access to a private terrace and lawn giving the perfect backdrop for those all important wedding photos. Their sky lounge which can be used to host a wedding breakfast, wedding ceremony, and evening reception also has panoramic views of the surrounding area, so couples will have many opportunities to take in the natural beauty of Hampshire. Aviator also boasts 169 bedrooms and suites so there’s plenty of space to accommodate you and your loved ones overnight to extend the celebrations.

3) Highfield Park

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Dreaming of an outdoor wedding? You’re in luck. Next on the list of Hampshire wedding venues is Highfield Park which has facilities for both indoor and outdoor weddings. This stunning venue is surrounded by 35 acres of beautiful parkland in the Hampshire countryside. Highfield Park has been home to many famous faces over the years from Mohammed Ali to Neville Chamberlain! If that doesn’t show you how magnificent this venue is, I don’t know what will. The interior is the perfect combination of style and history which would look amazing in wedding photos. Their welcoming team is dedicated to creating a stress-free planning process and making your wedding day as individual as possible.

4) The Hawk Conservancy

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The next lovely venue in Hampshire is The Hawk Conservancy. I’m sure you guessed from the name, but this isn’t just any old venue, this venue offers access to its flying displays for a full day which would bring the wow factor to wedding entertainment. This would make the perfect backdrop for wedding photos. But the fun doesn’t stop there. Couples can even choose to have their wedding rings flown up the aisle by an owl! This venue is licensed for civil ceremonies in numerous function rooms and couples can choose to have a wedding reception in the daytime or evening with up to 150 guests. Tehri expert team can help you choose one of their wedding packages and plan the perfect wedding day. Couples can also choose their own bespoke menu and they can even tailor one of their wedding packages to suit their needs.

5) The Wellington Arms

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The Wellington’s Arms is a country pub, hotel, and wedding venue situated on the Wellington Estate which covers 7,000 acres of the Duke of Wellington’s parkland, woodland, and farming land! Their bright and spacious Waterloo Suite offers the perfect space to hold your wedding reception or breakfast of up to 140 guests. Couples can work with wedding coordinators and their award-winning head chef to plan and create a bespoke menu and individual wedding celebrations to give couples a truly unforgettable day. They also take the time to recommend trusted suppliers that will suit the couple’s style and plans.

6) Oakley Hall Hotel

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This stunning mansion projects elegance and Georgian charm. Set on 315 acres of the beautiful Hampshire countryside Oakley Hall Hotel has also got facilities for both indoor and outdoor weddings. Their newly built Woodland Pavilion is said to be one of the finest options in Hampshire for licensed outdoor ceremonies! The Woodland Pavilion is the ideal setting for wedding photos as it overlooks the countryside and it can accommodate up to 160 lucky wedding guests. Oakley Hall Hotel has a Garden Room that opens out onto their terrace which leads to those beautifully landscaped gardens that I keep referring to which are perfect for nature lovers. Couples and their guests can even use this impressive space for a drinks reception. I must say, with this venue, you will never be short of wedding day photo opportunities.

7) Wickham Estate

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Set in a 40-acre vineyard in the rolling hills of Hampshire, Wickham Estate is perfect for couples who are dreaming of a country wedding. This beautiful barn has rustic interiors with chandeliers giving a cosy and romantic ambiance. Wickham Estate Hampshire can offer couples the full experience starting with a wedding ceremony and finishing with an evening reception. This intimate venue offers exclusive use of its facilities including the barn itself and the beautiful gardens. The Old Winery is a converted winery with charming characteristics like wooden beams and vintage furniture. This is the perfect location to have your wedding breakfast and evening reception.

8) Kingsettle Stud

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The next Hampshire wedding venue is Kingsettle Stud which is a stunning Victorian stable block set on 2,500 acres of family-owned grounds. This beautiful setting is just a short journey from Stong Henge which would make the perfect backdrop for those very special wedding photos. This venue has an endless list of impressive facilities and function rooms starting with their Carriage Room which can host up to 100 guests. They also have a spacious dance floor for those of you who like to dance the night away, a rustic bar in the stables, and a glamping field, to name a few!

9) The Lismoyne Hotel

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A tree-lined driveway leads to the stunning Lismoyne Hotel which is a townhouse building near Fleet in Hampshire. This venue has two beautiful banquet rooms and is licensed to hold civil ceremonies in both. The Lismoyne Hotel also has a spacious conservatory and a gazebo for outdoor celebrations which showcases the spectacular views that comes with this location. This exceptional venue is perfect regardless of whether you’re planning a small wedding party or a large celebration. Their attentive team will be available to help you plan your perfect wedding day.

10) Audleys Wood Hotel

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Next on the list of impressive Hampshire wedding venues is Audleys Wood Hotel. This exclusive-use intimate wedding venue is licensed for civil ceremonies for up to 200 wedding guests inside the house and on the grounds. They also have a stunning Garden Pavilion with glass walls, a private garden, and a fairy light canopy giving a romantic ambiance and a cosy feel. Their stunning Conservatory is a lovely location for a ceremony, with a high arched vaulted ceiling and views of the grounds, it is used for wedding breakfasts of up to 70 guests as well.

11) Old Thorns Manor Hotel, Golf & Country Estate

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Old Thorns Manor Hotel, Golf & Country Estate is surrounded by South Downs National Park and conveniently located just a few minutes from the A3. Their Gatsy Ballroom is a popular function room for 100-300 guests and their Grand Ballroom can seat up to 500 people, for larger celebrations. There is also a large dance floor for those of you who like to dance the night away at parties, glamping pods, self-catering apartments, and a luxury spa for people to relax and wind down, and we can’t forget their golf course either.

12) Avington Park

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Avington Park is a historic exclusive-use venue set on 150 acres of parkland in the Itchen Valley. Their Library provides a setting for a dancefloor, allowing you and your guests to celebrate into the night. When the party is over be a guest at Avington with their comfortable accommodation from suites to cosy cottages to wind down and relax in. Their team of wedding coordinators and expert caterers are on hand to create the perfect plan for your wedding day. They will also help advise couples on what suppliers to use so that they have the right contacts and everything runs as smoothly as possible because the last thing a couple what to be doing on their very special wedding day is worrying about how reliable the suppliers are.

13) The Anchor Inn

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The Anchor Inn is a country pub wedding venue in the heart of Hampshire. They are fully licensed to hold civil ceremonies in their charming venue. The inside features portraits of some of Britain’s famous faces and characterful Tudor furnishings. Their State Room can host up to 45 for a ceremony and 22 for a candlelit dinner. This romantic venue offers a rustic-style restaurant and a private terrace. There is also a courtyard that would be perfect for a drinks reception on warmer evenings. There are also 5 luxury bedrooms and two of them are dog friendly for those of you pet lovers.

14) The Mill House Hotel & Restaurant

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The Mill House Hotel & Restaurant is located in the historic village of Swallowfield and it offers a breathtaking setting for your wedding with a riverside marquee. Their marquee is light and open and even has a dancefloor and private bar. They also have heating and air cooling facilities so you can use it all year round. What more could you want? Couples can exchange vows in their spacious Garden Room or host an unforgettable ceremony on their gorgeous grounds. They have other function rooms of different shapes and sizes.

15) Bourne Valley Inn

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Bourne Valley Inn is a rustic British pub and wedding venue with a licensed bar, a charming barn, and beautifully landscaped gardens. It features rustic high beams, beautiful fairy lights that give a romantic ambiance, and neutral-toned decor. But that’s not all. There’s also a big open dancefloor for you to party to through the evening. The award-winning chefs at Bourne Valley Inn will work with couples to create a bespoke multi-course menu. This is a great option for couples who are looking for a wedding in a rural area.

I hope you fell in love with one of these stunning wedding venues in Hampshire because I know I have. We know venue hunting and wedding planning can become quite a stressful time but hopefully, we have given you some ideas with this list of amazing venues.


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Sophie Drew

Sophie has joined our team as a Marketing Assistant who loves to write content and is always keen to learn about everything going on in the world of digital. Sophie enjoys spending time with her Family, Friends and Boyfriend and loves to dance!

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