With its attractive coastline and picturesque countryside, Hampshire is a much loved English county that offers a wealth of charm, character and natural beauty. From the Blue Flag beaches to the rural tranquillity of the New Forest and its famous ponies, Hampshire has it all – and is highly sought after as a special location for a stunning wedding celebration.
Home to some of the UK’s most enchanting venues, it can be difficult to choose the right one for your perfect day. Luckily, we’re here to help. Our insider knowledge of each one of our idyllic venues means we can provide further advice and inspiration to help shortlist the ones we feel will suit you best. Here’s our pick of the top five in Hampshire:
Located in the rolling Hampshire Downs, Clock Barn is just 15 minutes from both Winchester and Newbury and is a superb, traditional Hampshire barn distinguished by an historic thatched clock at its entrance. Rustic and inviting, the barn is full of character with high ceilings, exposed beams, oak pillars and wrought iron chandeliers. It is located in gorgeous grounds that perfectly lend themselves to drinks receptions, mingling and an endless array of wonderful photo opportunities. Standing proudly at the entrance to Clock Barn is the historical clock tower. Surrounded by lush, green foliage, it is a true local landmark with its stone base, timber clock face and thatched roof and captures the essence of this very special venue immediately on arrival.
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Situated in the northeast corner of Hampshire, bordering Surrey and Berkshire, Rivervale Barn is an exciting and unique waterside venue. A beautiful, contemporary barn in mature, landscaped gardens, it has its own unusual point of difference – it lies in the grounds of the historic Mill Farm which was once a working corn mill. With two fabulous barns, a pretty courtyard, tranquil gardens and a honeymoon cottage, it is the perfect location for an enchanting waterside wedding.
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The Barn at Bury Court
Close to the market town of Farnham, The Barn at Bury Court is a charming barn wedding venue that is just perfect for romantic country weddings. Nestled in secluded Surrey countryside, it is elegant and stylish blending contemporary chic with authentic character. Aesthetically appealing, a remarkable renovation has resulted in a beautiful boutique style with exposed brick walls, mellow oak beams, and a traditional wooden-frame arched ceiling. Couples will be delighted with the venue’s exceptional gardens and luxurious Oast Cottage honeymoon hideaway.
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Set in 35 acres of glorious gardens, The Elvetham hotel is a stunning, privately owned estate with timeless classic style. Perfectly placed just 15 minutes from both the M3 and M4, it is well located for London and has become renowned as one of the finest venues in Hampshire for weddings. Rich in history and charm, Elvetham is a magnificent property that boasts ornate fireplaces, rich oak panelling, traditional bay windows and manicured formal gardens. During December and January, The Elvetham can even arrange for ‘snow’ to fall outside – a magical wedding memory.
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