From the ultimate in 5* luxe, to intimate ceremonies and celebrations; if you’re looking for the perfect place to get married, the magical New Forest is it!

Indoors, outdoors, morning, noon or twilight and whatever the season, the New Forest’s wedding places and spaces will make all your Big Day dreams come true. And, because of our excellent travel connections - just off the end of the M27 motorway and less than 90 minutes from London by train - your guests will have no trouble getting here.

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Image - Careys Manor Hotel 

Hop on our dedicated website pages and take a virtual stroll round the venues that appeal most – we’ve added some of our favourites here…

Minstead Lodge in the eastern Forest is fully licensed for wedding ceremonies and, with five spaces in which to say ‘I do’ and to celebrate afterwards, your only problem will be choosing between them. 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 and, of course, the beautiful gardens will be the perfect backdrop for your wedding photos.

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If you’re looking for a unique country space for a wedding that you can personalise at any time of the year, then check out Forest Park Country Hotel in Brockenhurst.

The have 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.

For yet more country house grandeur with its own private beach access, Pylewell Park near Lymington is a jaw-droppingly beautiful rural manor set in 27 acres of gardens.

Dubbed the UK’s most stunning wedding venue by Elle Magazine – and ‘the most glamorous place to say “I do” in Hampshire’ by Tatler, Pylewell Park has got the lot; lakes, classic parkland and Solent views.

Also near Lymington, why not tie the knot at Elmers Court Hotel? A beautiful 19th century manor house, set in 23 acres of stunning grounds, retaining all of its original character and features.

Offering both indoor and outdoor ceremonies, showcasing the wonderful gardens and the grand ballroom, this location will be sure to make your big day extra special.

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Image - Elmers Court Hotel

For the ultimate in al fresco nuptials, Balmer Lawn Hotel in Brockenhurst can organise a wedding to remember in their pavilion. Or, you can decide to use one of their dedicated celebrations rooms. With their top-rated spa facilities, the bridal party will find everything it needs – including sumptuous rooms – all in one, luxurious place.

Sister hotels, Careys Manor in Brockenhurst and the Montagu Arms in Beaulieu are both ideal locations for your big day. Along with dedicated, in-house wedding planners, both venues can offer indoor or outdoor ceremonies, elegant suites and lounges, top-notch service and the kind of food you will remember forever.

For cool, modern luxe, say hello to Lime Wood near Lyndhurst, where more than a few of the famous have chosen to get hitched. Their reasons? Could be the beautiful Georgian-style residence, with its exquisite Herb House spa and gorgeous décor. Or it could be the legendary food and drink – or the opportunity of bagging the whole venue, which is bookable as an exclusive from Mondays to Thursdays.

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Image - The Montagu Arms Hotel

Finally, if 5* luxe is the only thing that will do, then check out the Chewton Glen near New Milton. Rightly rated as one of the best hotels in England, Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa is the ultimate in comfort, good food and blissful living, as you’ll see if you decide to book your wedding there.

They will cater for up to 140 people for a wedding banquet, 200 for a wedding ceremony or drinks reception, or as few as two! Their packages cover everything from tranquil spa treatments for the bride and groom, to the chance to stay in their legendary treehouses, and they will also do bespoke.

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And remember – even if your chosen venue isn’t available, or you fancy something completely different - the New Forest has two register offices. You can tie the legal knot at Lymington or Ringwood then enjoy a personalised celebration and reception at one of our beautiful hotels or inns.