Located in southern England in amongst the Home Counties, Hampshire is known for its rolling countryside, historic villages, and of course its famous Jane Austen collection. So it’s only natural that it boasts plenty of country house wedding venues, all of which would easily make for a beautiful backdrop for any wedding day.
With so many to choose from, however, finding your perfect country house wedding venue in Hampshire can be a bit of an overwhelming task. That’s why we asked the team at The Wedding Secret to compile five of the most beautiful country houses in the county to get you inspired and ready to go on your venue hunt!
Located in Hook, Hampshire, this absolute stunner of a country estate was built in 1724 and is Grade I-listed. This venue offers plenty of spaces for your wedding ceremony and reception, from the small and intimate to the grand and sprawling. Warbrook houses 74 guest bedrooms so you and your guests need only stumble up a flight of stairs or two after a long night of celebrating!
This venue also boasts a team of in-house chefs as well as Grade II*-listed gardens, which include a lake worthy of Mr. Darcy. For couples looking to create their very own classic love story on their wedding day, this venue is just perfect.
The Rolfe family, who own and live in the gorgeous property to this day, will invite you to make their home your own. The house is licensed for civil ceremonies, allowing you to host both your ceremony and reception under one roof. The fact that they don’t have in-house caterers also allows you the flexibility to choose your own suppliers.
This grand manor house is a hidden treasure located in the quiet village of Silchester, located between Basingstoke and Reading. Couples can get married indoors or outdoors at this stunning venue, which is available on a strictly exclusive-use basis and is operated by the highly regarded Bijou events company.
Silchester House was originally constructed in the 17th century, although it had multiple elements added to it in the 1920s, and its 19th century clock tower holds much significance for the village. It lies on what was once the Roman road between Bath and London and is now ideal for couples wishing to host a wedding with a house party feel.
This extraordinary example of Elizabethan architecture is a gorgeous country house with a barn aesthetic and is also operated by Bijou. Located on the Hampshire/Surrey border, Cain Manor is also available on an exclusive-use only basis and can host up to 170 guests under its stunning oak-beamed roof.
Perfect for rustic-style weddings, Cain Manor offers an ideal setting within which to throw a truly memorable wedding in a unique, secluded and private location. The in-house catering staff will ensure your wedding breakfast is as lovely as the venue in which it’s served.
Now a Grade II*-listed hotel, Highfield Park was originally constructed in the 17th century. The house is a beautiful example of early Georgian architecture and boasts its own historic folly, which is perfect for outdoor ceremonies. Able to host up to 140 guests, the hotel also now has 58 luxurious en-suite bedrooms which you and your guests are sure to love.
With so many amenities within this country house venue, you can rest assured Highfield Park will rise to the occasion of hosting your dream wedding.
We hope this has helped you to kick off your wedding venue search, but remember these are just a few of the gorgeous wedding venues Hampshire has to offer. To learn more about these and many other UK wedding venues, check out The Wedding Secret.
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