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5 Amazing Wedding Venues in Hampshire

Embarking on the journey of wedding planning is an exhilarating adventure, and selecting the perfect venue sets the stage for a truly unforgettable celebration. Nestled in the heart of England, Hampshire boasts a charming array of wedding venues that seamlessly blend historic elegance with picturesque landscapes. From stately manors to enchanting gardens, this diverse county offers a myriad of options for couples seeking a unique and romantic setting for their special day. In this guide, we'll unveil five amazing wedding venues in Hampshire that coupled with stunnning statement wedding decor, promise to turn your dream wedding into a reality, creating a backdrop that reflects the love you share and leaves a lasting impression on both you and your guests.

Rhinefield House Hotel, New Forest

If you’re looking for secluded and sophisticated grandeur for your big day then Rhinefield House is your perfect venue.  This grand 19th century country mansion is positioned at the end of a driveway lined with Canadian redwood and copper beech trees located in the very heart of the New Forest National Park.

The interior of this historic venue has both preserved Tudor and Gothic architecture with individually designed hotel rooms incorporating both modern and antique touches.  Set in 40 acres of beautiful private landscaped gardens and grounds, the scenery is a beautiful backdrop for your photographs with ornamental ponds and a “secret garden” feel.

As one of the most sought after wedding venues in Hampshire, Rhinefield House is the only AA four Red Star hotel in the area.  This glorious mansion has something to offer every couple whether you are looking to say your vows under an open summer sky or under glowing chandeliers.

Website: www.handpickedhotels.co.uk/rhinefield-house/weddings
Instagram: www.instagram.com/rhinefieldhousehotel

Photo credit: Rhinefield House

Rhinefield House Hotel, New Forest

Tithe Barn, Petersfield

A rustic, charming and distinctive wedding venue set in the grounds of South Downs National Park on the border of Hampshire and West Sussex, Tithe Barn is a Grade II listed building restored to its near original state.

Exhibiting a true wow factor, The Barn has six huge stone arches, half hammer beams and a flagstone floor which offers its exclusive use and can be arranged however you would like it.

Perfect for all year round weddings, The Barn has so much versatility and lots to offer for creation of a truly unique event.  Big wooden doors open onto South Down views, and a fantastic indoor balcony overlooks the main hall.  There is also an Old Milking Parlour which reveals three hair and makeup stations complete with mirrors and salon-style chairs.  With comfy sofas, a full length mirror and a small kitchen to keep your nibbles fresh and your champagne cool, the extras offered at this venue make it an arousing option to consider.

Website: www.tithe-barn.co.uk
Instagram: www.instagram.com/tithebarn

Photo credit: Tithe Barn

Tithe Barn, Petersfield

Lainston House, Winchester

Lainston House is romantic luxury at its best.  Set in 63 acres of rural Hampshire countryside, this stunning historic country mansion dating back to the 17th century is an absolute must see if you’re looking for the perfect romantic, fairytale vibe for your wedding.

Its iconic mile-long avenue of lime trees, sundial garden and 12th century chapel ruins offer endless stunning photographic opportunities.  Glorious summer ceremonies can be held in the outdoor pavilion with the stunning backdrop of the 17th century country house.  The grand Dawley Barn is a light and spacious listed building with exposed wooden beams and brickwork and an original fireplace, perfect for a wedding in the cooler months.  For evening receptions and parties the barn converts into an atmospheric large reception space for dancing the night away.

Fifty individually designed and luxuriously decorated bedrooms and suites are available for you and your guests which will make you feel like royalty.  Also available for exclusive use, you can make the entire estate your home with private access to the house and its beautiful gardens.

Website: www.exclusive.co.uk
Instagram: www.instagram.com/lainston_house

Photo credit: Paul Fletcher Photography

Lainston House, Winchester

Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth

If you’re looking for something a little different why not consider the iconic landmark that is the Spinnaker Tower.  A unique and scenic setting for wedding receptions with panoramic views of the Solent and Portsmouth Harbour that stretch for 23 miles.

You can have your wedding breakfast on a view deck with a glass floor where you and your guests can dine 100 metres in the sky.  Perfect for a sunset or the lights at night the backdrop offers something truly unique and extraordinary.

Evening events are held in the Spinnaker Kitchen and Bar and the view decks stay open till late for your evening guests to join the experience and magic of the tower too.

Why not start the celebrations at the tower by abseiling 100m down the side!  Perfect for your stag or hen party!

Website: www.spinnakertower.co.uk
Instagram: www.instagram.com/thespinnakertower

Photo credit: Spinnaker Tower

Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth

Bugle House, Southampton

A brand new venue for 2023, The Bugle is a venue like no other.  Overlooking Southampton’s Royal Pier this refurbished Victorian statement townhouse is exclusively available for weddings, celebrations and private hire.

A Grade II listed townhouse built in 1846 as the home of the Royal Southern Yacht Club it is one of the most stunning victorian buildings in the city and although now revamped into a stunning venue it still retains many of its original features and some of the most exquisite chandeliers!  It comprises three entertaining rooms and eight bedrooms across five floors and is both grand but intimate and free for you to dress and design as you choose.

Eight beautifully decorated bedrooms are available exclusively for your guests and as a one of a kind destination you could even hire the house for your own private homestay, perfect for a pamper hen party with a preferential spa day rate offered at the nearby 5 star Harbour Hotel.

If you’re looking for a venue you can really call your own, then The Bugle House can offer a modern day approach to historic elegance.  And only a minute walk from Southampton's Registry office, it's a perfect location for the hip and cool looking for a wedding that is truly unique.

Website: www.thebugle.house
Instagram: www.instagram.com/thebugle.house

Photo credit: VisitSouthampton.co.uk

Bugle House, Southampton

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