From the 5* luxury of the Chewton Glen Hotel, to the intimate charm of the Montagu Arms, the New Forest is bursting with beautiful places to get married.
Indoors, outdoors, whatever the season, the New Forest’s wedding venues can make you a magical Big Day.
And sorting it out couldn’t be easier!
Here’s the drill – hop on our dedicated webpages and take a virtual stroll round the venues that appeal most, then contact their dedicated planners and get the ball rolling.
To give you some inspo, take a peek at some of these venues....
Pylewell Park country house wedding space near Lymington were voted Tatler’s ‘Most glam venue to say I do’ in Hampshire 2021 and it’s easy to see why. They specialise in tailored packages set within their acres of beautiful parkland and gardens and they have private beach access. There is an elegant pavilion for your wedding breakfast with space for up to 180 to sit down, a stunning licensed sail structure overlooking the sea, and exclusive use of the main house, with 10 bedrooms and a three-bedroom penthouse for your bridal party to make use of.
The Crown Manor House Hotel at Lyndhurst is tucked into the main high street of the New Forest’s ‘capital’ and is licensed for civil ceremonies and partnerships. Their wedding advisor will help you get things just right – from the Wedding Breakfast to an amazing four-poster bed to sink into once the day is done.
The Master Builder’s House Hotel has beautiful views over the Beaulieu River and is set at the end of the grassy street that is historic Buckler's Hard village. It’s difficult to imagine a more picturesque setting for a hotel on the whole of the south coast of England. There are no packages, just bespoke arrangements for up to 130 guests in the evening and 100 for a civil ceremony and wedding breakfast.
Balmer Lawn Hotel’s Sylvan Pavilion in their gardens will be the perfect spot for your outdoor wedding or you can use their elegant indoor spaces. Whatever you choose, with two banqueting suites and AA Rosette Menus, your guests are going to have a blast and with a great choice of packages, you’ll be able to organise the wedding that’s perfect for you.
Minstead Lodge is fully licensed for wedding ceremonies and you can choose to have your wedding in one of five stunning locations in the Lodge or the grounds of the estate, with the beautiful gardens as the perfect backdrop for your newlywed photos. The oak panelled Long Hall is perfect for your ceremony, wedding breakfast or evening party, opening out onto glorious woodland views from the South Terrace, for your drinks reception. Two reception rooms with bay windows offer options for smaller ceremonies, drinks, buffets, chill out rooms or bar.
Forest Park Country Hotel is a unique country space for truly individual and bespoke weddings. Seasonality is the key, with a large, lawned space for outdoor summer events, and a wonderful open fire for the chillier months. They offer both smaller intimate meal-only wedding banquets in their private dining suite, to larger, exclusive weddings with accommodation, and, with 40 rooms, there’s plenty of space to stay.
Careys Manor Hotel and Montagu Arms Hotel are two breathtaking sister hotels located in idyllic locations in the New Forest. Careys Manor Hotel offers a collection of rooms that can be transformed for your day, from laid-back boho to traditional grandeur, this glorious hotel is the perfect place for your special day. The historic Montagu Arms Hotel is an intimate setting for a wedding full of romance, licensed for civil marriage and partnership ceremonies for up to 100 guests.
Chewton Glen Hotel is known for the place for extravagant weddings, with a wonderful choice of delightful settings for both the wedding ceremony and the reception. Accommodation up to 140 guests for a wedding banquet and 200 for a wedding ceremony or drinks reception. Or for smaller, more intimate weddings, take a look at The Bell Inn in the lovely village of Bramshaw. Licensed for up to 50 guests and offering a dedicated wedding planner and incredible menus created by the Head Chef.
PS There’s never enough space to tell you about all the things we want to share so check out the following, too! Want to get married or hold your reception in a wonderful country house hotel? New Park Manor Hotel can sort that. Or, fancy being in beautiful surroundings close to a peaceful river? Leith’s at Beaulieu is the place! And, if you need a full package with plenty of lovely rooms for guests to stay, Lime Wood Hotel or Macdonald Elmers Court will certainly oblige.
And make sure you keep an eye out for upcoming wedding showcases and wedding open days at our New Forest venues and hotels.