16 of the best wedding venues in Hampshire

From country castles through to rustic barns, Hampshire's wedding venues have it all

Updated on 19 June 2024 • Written By Naomi Grant

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16 of the best wedding venues in Hampshire

As the largest county 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.

Botleys Mansion, Chertsey

Botleys Mansion

What: A darling country house venue with enchanting surrounding grounds and interiors. Originally purchased by King Henry VIII as a ‘gift’ for his Chancellor, Botleys’ Mansion has always been a place of eminence. A desirable option for a contemporary couple looking for a chic but traditional event. For an al fresco affair, tie the knot in ‘The Gardens’ amid bird song, for a sweet start to your marriage.
Where: Chertsey, KT16 0AP
Find out more: Botleys Mansion

Gilbert White's House & Gardens, Selborne

Gilbert White's House

What: For an idyllic occasion surrounded by tranquil meadows and breathtaking views, choose Gilbert White’s House & Gardens. Situated in a private location with stunning gardens, this 16th-century manor makes a brilliant option for a traditional, rustic ‘do’. With gorgeous marquees and bell tents available, couples can utilize its beautiful garden space in an outdoor ceremony. Wedding couples are also invited on a trip over to the on-site brewery to create their very own brew for the big day.
Where: Selborne, GU34 3JH
Find out more: Gilbert White's House & Gardens

Langstone Quays Resort, Hayling Island

Langstone Quay

What: Situated in the Hampshire countryside with mesmerising views across the nearby harbour, Langstone Quays provides picturesque scenery with stylish contemporary furnishings. A dreamy location that is perfect for saying ‘I do’, Langstones idyllic surroundings are certainly a huge selling point of this venue space. Fancy something a little different? Why not opt for the vintage-style package? Where up to 60 guests can enjoy the option of a classic English afternoon tea complete with a wonderful selection of sweet treats.
Where: Hayling Island, PO11 0NQ
Find out more: Langstone Quays Resort

Aviator Hotel, Farnborough

Aviator Hotel

What: A fabulous setting which showcases sleek and minimalist interiors, Aviator Hotel is a brilliant choice for couples who enjoy modern architectural design. Pictured here, the beautiful Sky Lounge is positioned perfectly to capture the most impressive views of the neighbouring private Farnborough Airport and will leave a lasting impression on your guests. Take your pick between a range of packages with options such as a welcome glass of champagne and canapes followed by four course set menu for your guests to enjoy.
Where: Farnborough, GU14 6EL
Find out more: Aviator Hotel

Bombay Sapphire Distillery, Whitchurch

Bombay Sapphire

What: A venue space with a difference! Bombay Sapphire Distillery is the ultimate space for couples looking for something a little bit different. For a small celebration select The Blue Room which accommodates up to 30 people and boasts a beautiful bar sat in the centre of the room. Or for larger spaces The Gallery can seat up to 140 of your closest friends and family. If you're looking for unique wedding photo opportunities, take a stroll around the Mediterranean Glasshouse, an integral part of the distillation process that houses all of Bombay Sapphire's exotic botanicals.
Where: Whitchurch, RG28 7NR
Find out more: Bombay Sapphire Distillery

The Wellington Arms, Hook

Reception at Hook wedding venue

What: Have you got your heart set on a countryside venue with plenty of outside space? The Wellington Arms in Hook offers a private outdoor setting which can accommodate up to 70 guests, along with beautiful reception room options inside. With idyllic views of the surrounding countryside area and flexible menus, The Wellington Arms is set to make your day extra special. Take advantage of your private access to the garden and patio area, for a summer soiree. Looking to extend your stay? Head over to one of their boutique hotel rooms for a luxurious honeymoon stay where you and your partner can embark on a relaxing retreat.
Where: Hook, RG27 0AS
Find out more: The Wellington Arms

Oakley Hall, Basingstoke

Oakley Hall

What: Nestled in the Hampshire countryside sits an elegant wedding ceremony setting with a wealth of history. Oakley Hall combines grandeur and elegance creating a dynamic atmosphere for an array of events. Boasting a sparkling chandelier, a Georgian red brick facade and mahogany bookshelves. Whether you are after an indoor or outdoor celebration with Oakley Hall's vast selection of venue settings, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Where: Basingstoke, RG23 7EL
Find out more: Oakley Hall

Bury Court, Farnham

Outdoor weddings in Hampshire

What: Bring your wedding vision to life at beautiful Bury Court in Farnham. This dazzling destination boasts its large capacity of up to 200 guests, alongside its well-maintained gardens and highly experienced in-house caterers who can recreate just about everything; from wholesome street food to dainty and delicious canapes. With a helping hand from their small events team, you’ll be one step closer to the wedding of your dreams.
Where: Farnham, GU10 5LZ
Find out more: Bury Court, Farnham

Old Thorns, Liphook

Old Thorns

What: Dreaming of a fairytale wedding with unforgettable surroundings and a plethora of scenic Greenlands surrounding the venue space? Discover a mesmerising escape and say ‘I do’ in the peaceful surroundings of this exquisite Hampshire location. Wedding packages start from £3695.00 and include a party sizes of up to 40 guests, a two-course wedding breakfast, drinks, entertainment and a honeymoon suite for the newlyweds. Additional packages covering everything from venue decoration to a toastmaster are available if you wish to extend your guest list and also add more features to your overall ceremony.
Where: Liphook, GU30 7PE
Find out more: Old Thorns Hotel & Resort

Lainston House, Winchester

Couple outside Lainston House

What: A stunning location for couples wanting to host a wedding day in the countryside, Lainston House is a historic wedding venue that dates back to the 10th century. Set within 63 acres of land, the location is also home to a rustic barn and a pretty outdoor pavilion, giving you ceremony options inside and out. Larger wedding parties can also choose to use the vast outside space for a tipi or marquee.
Where: Winchester, SO21 2LT
Find out more: Lainston House

Cain Manor, Headley Down

Exterior view of venue Cain Manor

What: 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.
Where: Headly Down, GU35 8SR
Find out more: Cain Manor

The Hospital of St Cross, Winchester

Couple after the ceremony

What: A fun fact about this uniquely named wedding venue is that it was originally founded by the grandson of William the Conqueror in 1132. This site is also home to one of the oldest almshouses still running in the UK. The venue’s nearly 900-year old Norman church is licensed for Church of England ceremony and can also host receptions and evening celebrations - so couples can host their whole wedding from start to finish.
Where: Winchester, SO23 9SD
Find out more: The Hospital of St Cross

Chewton Glen, New Milton

Summer at Chewton Glen

What: 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.
Where: New Milton, BH25 6QS
Find out more: Chewton Glen

Clock Barn, Whitchurch

Clock Barn

What: 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.
Where: Whitchurch, RG28 7RB
Find out more: Clock Barn

Rivervale Barn, Yately

Ceremony room at Rivervale Barn

What: 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.
Where: Yateley, GU46 7SS
Find out more: Rivervale Barn

Tournerbury, Hayling Island


What: Tucked away in the coastal border of Hampshire, with phenomenal views across Chichester Harbour, is Tournerbury. It is an idyllic setting for couples seeking a rustic woodland ‘do’ without compromising on panoramic seafront views. Tournerbury is also a tremendously flexible venue with a unique selection of venue space all of which provide the most magnificent scenery perfect for your wedding day. Utilize Tourneryburys ample list of local supplies and create your sensational occasion.
Where: Hayling Island, PO11 9DL
Find out more: Tournerbury

If you love the idea of a wedding in the countryside then take a look at our pick of beauitful wedding barns around the UK.

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