Celebrate your wedding in an idyllic setting in the South Downs National Park. Gilbert White & The Oates Collections offers a distinctive English country backdrop with a range of romantic spaces. Set in 30 acres of heritage parkland and gardens; it's a breathtaking venue with endless photo opportunities and picturesque spots to wander through and enjoy. Inside the house the Great Parlour is a historic room for intimate ceremonies with up to 35 people or you can marry in the 16th-century Hampshire Barn with 100 loved ones or 150 with guests seated outside. The bandstand at the side is also licensed for outdoor ceremonies and offers wonderful views over the meadows.
The barn boasts a magnificent oak beamed roof and period features with large double doors opening out to the parkland beyond. Festooned with fairylights and with nooks and crannies throughout, you can add your own personal touch with decorative details to suit your style. With space in front for outdoor games and seating, the bandstand makes a great chill-out area too and with a firepit to gather around in the evening, you can relax and watch the sun go down.
For marquee or tipi receptions the Great Mead is the perfect picturesque location with space for as many as 300 friends and family. Surrounded by ancient meadow, there's a traditional marquee on site between June and August and extra tents and tipis can be added to create different areas; perfect for a summer festival-style celebration.
We love... the vintage horsebox bar for an alternative drinks service.
Contact: 01420 511 275 | www.gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk
Gilbert White & The Oates Collections, The Wakes, High Street, Selborne, Hampshire GU34 3JH