If you are looking for an awesome wedding venue in Hampshire, look no further! From Manor houses and towers to weddings in the woods or at sea, there is plenty to choose from. Hampshire has plenty of traditional and alternative wedding venues that will wow your guests on your special day.
Information about Hampshire
Hampshire is a county in southeast England on the coast of the English Channel. The county town is Winchester, the former capital city of England and home to the impressive Winchester Cathedral. Its two largest cities are Southampton and
Portsmouth. Hampshire makes up part of the southern coast of England, bordering Wiltshire, Dorset, Berkshire, West Sussex and Surrey. It is the third largest shire county in the United Kingdom, and nearly 45% of it consists of the New Forest and South Downs national parks.
Below we have compiled a list of some fun and beautiful wedding venues in Hampshire. It is a stunning county to get married in with plenty of variety, all with lovely scenery and interesting buildings. Read on for some Hampshire wedding inspiration.
Awesome Wedding Venues in Hampshire
Emirates Spinnaker Tower
Portsmouth PO1 3TT
Surrounded by stunning seascapes stretching up to 23 miles, Spinnaker Tower is a unique wedding venue that will provide an unforgettable day for you. The venue is the perfect setting for wedding ceremonies and exclusive receptions. Your ceremony takes place 105 metres above the Portsmouth skyline with up to 70 of your family and friends. With panoramic windows and the South Coast’s most spectacular view, decorated with seasonal flowers and garlands, View Deck 2 is a unique location for you and your partner to take your vows in style. Your wedding breakfast takes place on View Deck 1, home to a glass floor, where your guests can indulge in the luxury of dining 100 metres in the sky, surrounded by nighttime views or a spectacular sunset. Evening guests are invited to join you in the Spinnaker Kitchen and Bar from 8.30 pm.
Millennium Walkway, Portsmouth PO1 3FH
With unrivalled views of the sea and the sparkling night sky, you can get married in one of the most incredible venues just off the coast of Portsmouth. From 20 guests in the Lighthouse to 200 in the Atrium, this is a unique venue out at sea, with a beautiful ceremony at Solent Forts. Swap chauffeur-driven cars and horse-drawn carriages for speedboats or a more leisurely boat trip across the Solent. The venue provides a beautiful and luxurious setting for weddings and civil ceremonies.
Whether you’re planning a classical fairy tale or a more quirky wedding, there is a dedicated wedding team, complete with Fort Captain, Executive Chef and Crew will be onboard to make your wildest dreams come true.
Leith’s at Beaulieu
Beaulieu, New Forest
Surrounded by beautiful grounds, Victorian gardens, and the Beaulieu River, Leith’s at Beaulieu can offer a range of stunning and unique venues for your wedding day. The spectacular Abbey Domus and Cloisters create a beautiful effect, and the National Motor Museum is an interesting choice for a ceremony. Leith’s at Beaulieu has designed three packages that all offer the opportunity for additional enhancements. With a mix of medieval history, tradition and rustic charm combined with delicious food and drinks, you will truly love a wedding that the team can create for you at Beaulieu in the New Forest.
Princess Caroline Boat
Town Quay, Southampton SO14 2AQ
The Princess Caroline is a very romantic venue for your wedding. Imagine the flag blowing gently on board, the sailing boats in the background in contrast with the warm glow of a sunset. You can dine on the lower deck with up to 110 guests with a menu of choice. Then dance the night away on the top deck, looking up at the stars or with a roof canopy if you’d prefer. Princess Caroline is a child-friendly venue and offers packages based on a minimum of 90 adults for the evening reception. This suits many couples as they can prefer to have more intimate numbers for the wedding breakfast with close family and friends.
Weddings in the Woods
Minstead Manor Estate, Lyndhurst SO43 7GA
Where could be more magical to host a woodland wedding than hidden amongst the trees of a private woodland estate within the New Forest National Park? This venue is secluded and available for your exclusive use. There are many locations, including the Carpenters Barn, the Bridal Hut, and The South Woods, where you head down into the woods, following the path through to a circular clearing within a canopy of native trees. Then there are the North Woods; meander up through the hidden pathway to a tranquil secluded woodland location amongst pine trees. Lastly, you could choose to marry on The Lawns, walk up a grassy lined aisle, to a beautiful open space set within the heart of the venue.
The Hawk Conservancy Trust
Andover SP11 8DY
Set in the beautiful Hampshire countryside, The Hawk Conservancy Trust is a venue like no other. There are 22 acres of stunning woodland featuring a seven-acre wildflower meadow. The venue has a team of dedicated staff who will be on hand to make sure your special day goes as smoothly as possible. You can choose from fully-licensed rooms for every kind of wedding ceremony, including alternative ceremonies. Full access to all of the Trust’s grounds and flying displays to entertain your guests for a full day. You can even invite birds of prey to your wedding!
Have your wedding rings flown up the aisle by an owl and enjoy your very own magical, illuminated evening flying display as part of the entertainment.
Botley Rd, Southampton SO32 2HL
The Wickham Estate is situated in the perfect location for weddings, set in the Hampshire countryside between the rolling hills of the Meon Valley and Wickham. Wickham Estate has so much to offer to be a unique wedding venue with spectacular views. Small or large celebrations, your wedding day is planned to perfection and tailored to your specific needs. Their vineyard wedding team will help bring your ideas to life with a reliable attention to detail service.
Discover the charm of the Old Winery with the original wooden beams, chandeliers made of vintage crystal cut wine glasses and 10ft oak doors. The barn also holds a unique, rustic oak top table, its romantically draped backdrop
Churt Rd, Headley Down, Bordon GU35 8SR
Cain Manor sits on the top of a hill at the end of a long, winding driveway in private and secluded countryside. It has beautifully landscaped grounds that make it truly special for weddings. With roaring fires and deep, warm furnishings, it is equally magical when covered in a thick blanket of snow. Cain Manor is part of Harper Weddings is licensed to host wedding ceremonies inside and out, with up to 123 guests and 170 for an evening reception. There are 11 beautifully decorated bedrooms (including a bridal suite) and a brand-new “getting ready room.” You will have exclusive use of the house and grounds throughout the day and overnight, with breakfast for you and your resident guests the following morning. Harper has an in-house catering team offering a three-tiered menu, with bespoke options available.
Clock Barn Ltd, Whitchurch RG28 7RB
Situated in beautiful country surroundings, this barn wedding venue in Hampshire is a wonderful place to celebrate. Choose from several unique barn settings in which to say your wedding vows, design your very own wedding menu and add your personal touch to the style and décor of the day. Clock Barn is a traditional, family-run wedding venue in Hampshire, full of history and character. With exclusive use of the beautiful Barn, garden and grounds, you’ll be able to enjoy a wedding day that’s all about the two of you.
Upon arrival, you can take advantage of the new preparation room; The Stables are included as part of the accommodation package. It is an elegant, secluded space which you can use to prepare for the ceremony. You can also use the barn preparation room throughout the day to freshen up or change for the evening party.
The Tithe Barn
Old Ditcham Farm, Ditcham, Petersfield GU31 5RQ
The Tithe Barn is a unique wedding and reception venue set in the heart of the South Downs National Park. Imagine a stunning historic building in a glorious country setting, yours for exclusive use for the whole day. This breathtaking venue
has six huge stone arches, half-hammer beams and flagstone floors that make it strikingly grand. It is perfect for a civil or partnership ceremony – and the party that follows afterwards. Outside, the venue has a lovely meadow just right for drinks, games, a picnic and some music.
The Great Hall Winchester
The Castle, Castle Avenue, Winchester SO23 8UJ
You can have exclusive use of the Great Hall Winchester for all types of events, from wedding ceremonies to medieval banquets. An event here would be an unforgettable experience for you and your guests. This beautiful and legendary venue can hold up to 300 guests seated theatre style to 350 for a standing reception. The seating arrangement can be changed to complement the style of your particular event. Your guests will access the areas outside the Hall, including the courtyard and the beautiful Queen Eleanor’s Garden.
Horsebridge, Stockbridge SO20 6PU
Horsebridge Station is a lovely summer wedding venue that offers something a little different to a traditional setting. This restored Victorian Railway Station offers a personal approach to entertaining in one of the most exclusive and unusual venues in Hampshire. Set on two acres of secluded grounds, incorporating beautifully laid out gardens, the station offers stunning views of the river Test and surrounding water meadows. Your guests arrive for reception drinks on Platform 1 before walking down the platform into the marquee at the end of the grassed track area, to eat, drink and dance the night away.
As you can see, there are many awesome wedding venues in Hampshire. We have barely scratched the surface. If you have had an awesome wedding in Hampshire, feel free to leave a comment.