Below is my top 10 list in no particular order.
If you own a Wedding Venue and would like to be added to this list please contact me.
1. Rhinefield House
Rhinefield House Hotel The New Forest, Hampshire is very privileged in having beautiful surroundings and location that is perfect for a wedding venue and for celebrations throughout the year, with such occasions taking place the management makes every effort to ensure all of our guest’s needs and requirements are met with the same expectations. For more information please contact the hotel directly.
2. Careys Manor
Careys Manor Hotel is a four star captivating Victorian Manor House set in the heart of the idyllic New Forest, famous for its award winning cuisine, relaxed romantic atmosphere and elegant surroundings we turn your wedding dreams into a reality.
3. Botleigh Grange
Botleigh Grange is situated in an idyllic location, 1 mile from Junction 7 of the M27 motorway, 1 hours drive from London. This traditional Hotel is set in stunning grounds with two lakes. Approaching the Hotel there are fields on both sides of the driveway where our magnificent Highland cattle freely graze.
4. The Vyne
The Vyne one of the most exclusive wedding venues in Hampshire. The classic landscaped grounds and gardens are all yours on your wedding day. Set amongst parkland on the estate this romantic setting offers you a wealth of photo opportunity that will leave you with memories that you will treasure for ever. Within easy reach of the capital and major towns in Surrey, Berkshire and Hampshire, The Vyne boasts one of the most picturesque and unique settings for weddings in Hampshire
5. Clock Barn
The Clock Barn is an idyllic barn with exposed wood beams set on a working farm. This is a large venue and as the name suggests has a clock on the front of the barn. Has to be seen to be appreciated – Very large venue. Check my post on a wedding at the Clock Barn near Petersfield to see photos of me performing there.
6. Chilworth Manor
Chilworth Manor near Southampton is a beautiful country manor that can cater for large or small ceremonies. It has stunning grounds for pictures. The hotel set-up means your guests can be easily accommodated all in one place and there are separate room options for the bride and groom to get ready in.
7. Marwell Zoo
For something a bit different– how about getting married at Marwell Zoo? No, not in with the animals! You can get married in a big country house inside the wildlife park grounds. Once you have got married you can look around the zoo with your guests and have pictures taken with the animals, then you can dance the night away in a marquee in the zoo grounds. Parking as at the front of the zoo and transport is provided for your guests via buggies – or you can walk through the zoo to get to the country house.
8. Audleys Wood Hotel
The recommendations above are purely personal and are based on my experience of performing at these venues.
I do hope this information is of help to you whilst planning your big day – and if once you have got the big things sorted and you turn to looking for your entertainment – a Wedding Magician is the perfect addition to your day – have a look a the videos to see why so many couples choose Roger Lapin as their Wedding Reception Entertainment.
9. Tithe Barn – Petersfield
The Tithe Barn is one of the few barn wedding venues on my list, set down a long winding lane just outside Petersfield you fell like you are away from everything. You will have exclusive use of the venue and the only people there will be your guests. This is one big advantage of a barn wedding venue in that they are normally set on a farm down a long lane amongst great countryside.
If you are looking for a venue in the New Forest you might be interested in Rogers other post – Wedding Venues in New Forest
Wedding Venues Hampshire is a free service to help couples in Hampshire plan their perfect day.
So now you have booked the wedding venue, you need to think about entertainment, as a professional magician I have performed my close up magic for wedding receptions across Hampshire, Surrey, Dorset and all over the south of England.
Roger is based near Hythe, Southampton and is one of the few Magic Circle Magicians in Southampton – available to hire to perform his unique blend of Magic and humour at any event across Hampshire
If you are looking for wedding entertainment ideas – and do not fancy a magician – here are a few more suggestions.
For a more extensive list hitched.co.uk has a great list here