The Elvetham, Hartley Wintney, Hampshire
If you're looking for wedding venue with the wow factor, The Elvetham is hard to beat. A wonderful example of Victorian architecture, the impressive building is set within 35 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens surrounded by the vast family-owned estate in the heart of the Hampshire countryside.
A picture-perfect location for a stylish big day, the venue oozes history and charm and caters for weddings large or small. Full of original features, it's a photographer's dream with fireplaces, stained-glass windows, oak-panelled walls and a spectacular staircase – great for romantic just-wed shots.
Licensed for weddings indoors and out, it's a year-round venue and can accommodate up to 200 guests to watch you say 'I do' in the grand surroundings of the Library. Adorned with classical art and bookcases lining the walls, it's the largest and one of the finest rooms in the house. With an ornate stone fireplace and beamed ceilings it provides an atmospheric setting for the ceremony and wedding breakfast.
For those looking to make the most of the outdoor setting, the secluded Summerhouse is a picturesque spot to tie the knot joined by 120 loved ones. Celebrate afterwards in the bright and beautiful Conservatory and enjoy panoramic views of the gardens and rolling countryside. Full of natural light during the day, the ceiling can be festooned with fairylights for a magical evening celebration. For more lavish affairs, you can host a marquee reception for as many as 600 guests. What's more there are 72 elegant bedrooms for family and friends wanting to stay over and make the most of the celebration.
Did you know? Queen Elizabeth I visited the house in 1591 and during her stay planted an oak tree that still stands today.
Contact: 01252 847 225 | www.elvethamhotel.co.uk
The Elvetham, Fleet Road, Hartley Wintney, Hook, Hampshire RG27 8AS