As the largest country in the south east of England, Hampshire boasts more than its fair share of stunning wedding venues, but sometimes less is more. When you’re on the hunt for the best wedding venues in Hampshire we think it makes life a lot easier to have a carefully curated list rather than all the options (which we hope you agree with).
To that end, we’ve sifted through all the options and come up with a pretty special selection of only the very best wedding venues in Hampshire. To ensure we’re covering all basis we’ve gone for a mix of styles to suit all tastes and budgets. While you might expect this little corner of England to boast beautiful stately homes – which it does – it also has some quirkier options if you’d prefer something a bit less traditional. Choose from all sorts of places, from farm and barns through to castles and even your very own vineyard.
Before you pick your top venue there are a few things to think about ahead of being in touch with the team. The first consideration is of course capacity, will they have room for all of your guests? The next is whether or not they restrict your choice of suppliers – if you want full autonomy and to pick your own caterer, for instance, then a hotel probably isn’t for you. Finally, make sure to have a good browse through any pictures of previous weddings at the venue on social media. This will give you a great idea of the styles that are possible, helping you to begin to plan your day.
One of the things we love about many of the best wedding venues in Hampshire is that lots offer on-site accommodation and in-house wedding planners and coordinators. Being able to have your closest friends and family stay with you around your wedding day is so special, and an extra hand on the planning front can never be a bad thing.
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With a license to hold ceremonies both inside and outside, Cain Manor is a flexible wedding venue in Hampshire, with sprawling grounds and a country house at its heart. The main space for receptions is within the gorgeous barn which boasts warm wooden beams and a neutral colour scheme. There’s room for up to 123 seated guests and there are 12 bedrooms too, meaning you can stay with your nearest and dearest on site.
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The romantic surrounds of Somerley House are the perfect place to plan a wedding celebration that has a classic feel with a modern edge. Choose to pitch a marquee on the sweeping lawn, pop a tipi in the woodlands or go all out in the stately home’s stunning traditional reception rooms or out houses. Somerley house can accommodate up to 200 guests, with 18 people staying in the plush bedrooms found in the main house and in the farmhouse on the grounds.
Bury Court Barn
Found just on the Surrey/Hampshire border, Bury Court prides itself in its flexible approach, treating every couple’s wedding on a bespoke basis. Make the space your own by treating yourself to staying in the bridal suite, with the option to book out a further 14 double rooms for some of your VIPs. In house caterers limit the admin you’ll have to do yourself, and their fun approach means anything from street food to fine dining is on the table (if you’ll pardon the pub) as an option.
Five-star Chewton Glen is renowned for its award-winning restaurant and luxurious onsite spa, so if you’re looking for somewhere to pamper your guests, this is the place. Packages start from £125 per person and include drinks, canapes and a three course meal. If you’d like to have more flexibility with your overall look and feel, there are various additionals you can opt for – from a band through to a handmade wedding cake.
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Welcoming all faiths and genders, the team at Hale Park go above and beyond to make every couple feel extra special on their big day. This beautiful English country house has all sorts of incredible spaces you can pick between for your ceremony and reception – the hardest part is narrowing things down. If you’re after a traditional church wedding, there’s happily an on-site chapel, or you can arrange any other ceremony in the house or grounds if you prefer. Capacities across the various spaces are flexible, so whatever size of party you’re planning, Hale Park should be able to help.
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This exclusive use wedding venue feels luxurious from the moment you step through the door. Although it’s technically in Surry, it’s right on the border with Hampshire so we’re sneaking Botleys Mansion through anyway. Just thirty minutes from London, this makes a great spot if you have friends and family travelling from the capital, and the flexible spaces can accommodate between 50-250 guests. In house chefs and an on hand wedding planner are both plus points too.
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With multiple-awards to its name, Farnham Castle is one of the best wedding venues in Hampshire and can accommodate up to 200 people. The historic buildings and manicured grounds make the perfect backdrop to your wedding photography, while the 33 onsite bedrooms means everyone can stay onsite for a couple of days, to really get into the swing of the party. The classically trained kitchen team offer up seasonally-led fine dining menus for you to enjoy on the big day.
Warm wooden beams and clean white walls combine to make Clock Barn a bit of a dream wedding venue, giving you a gorgeous historic backdrop while simultaneously allowing for complete control over the décor. The team here are passionate about every couple getting their dream day, so will work with you closely to ensure each detail is exactly how you want it. We love the recent addition of The Stables, which is a luxurious prep space perfect for getting ready in before your ceremony.
If the picture alone isn’t enough to convince you that Silchester Farm is one of Hampshire’s best wedding venues, how does on-site luxury accommodation and a built-in cocktail bar sound? This is one of those wedding venues where no stone has been left unturned and because it's offered on an exclusive use basis it’s entirely private too. Catering can be chosen from a list of trusted suppliers, while there is a choice of a spaces for things like your drinks reception.
The gorgeous outside space at Rivervale Barn is a huge selling point, as are the venue’s floor to ceiling windows which make even the inside feel like its outdoors in the most glorious way. We love the on-site pamper room for getting ready in and that the grounds present so many picture-perfect possibilities for your photos. Your day at Riverdale can be tailored to your specifications, but a typical wedding would run from the ceremony, through to a drinks and canapes recipe, finishing with dinner and dancing.
Three Choirs Vineyard
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Farms, barns and country houses aren’t the only wedding venues Hampshire boasts, one of its best kept secrets is the Three Choirs Vineyard. With 40 acres to frolic in, the photo opportunities are endless. The main reception space here is the Old Winery, a sensitively restored barn with 10ft oak doors, original wooden beans and quirky crystal chandeliers. From intimite elopements through to grand celebrations, Three Choirs Vineyar can accommodate all sorts of sizes of party and is hired on an exclusive use basis.
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Ticking all the fairy-tale boxes, Stanstead Park has its own chapel, sweeping lawns, manicured grounds and even its own wedding coordinators to help everything go perfectly. The team here have spent years making a carefully curated shortlist of recommended suppliers for you to choose from, which means whoever you pick will know exactly how best to work with you at the venue. Included in the exclusive use is the main Edwardian house and sweeping parklands.
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