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Hampshire venue offers magical winter wedding backdrop

Hampshire venue offers magical winter wedding backdrop: Image 1 If you're dreaming of a romantic winter wedding, check out Hampshire's Avington Park near Winchester; a must-see big-day backdrop full of history and charm.

Dating back to the 10th century, the historic venue was even mentioned in the Domesday Book. Be prepared for plenty of stop-stare moments as soon as you arrive through the wrought-iron gateway, down the long avenue of lime trees to catch your first glimpse of the magnificent building.

With two conservatories flanking a pillared orangery, the family home has all the grace and elegance of a fine country mansion. Surrounded by peaceful secluded grounds, with lawns bordering the River Itchen, it provides a picturesque setting whatever the time of year. Magical in winter with a dusting of snow, there are a host of warm and inviting rooms inside.

Hampshire venue offers magical winter wedding backdrop: Image 2 The beautifully decorated Main Hall with its marbled pillars and grand fireplace leads into the Library, a cosy space with leather-bound books, a log fire, grand piano and views on to the south lawn. The opulent Ballroom, on the first floor boasts a glorious painted ceiling and gold plasterwork, huge mirrors and stunning views across the park. Full of grandeur it provides a romantic space for ceremonies with up to 100 guests and during the festive season, there's a Christmas tree decked with twinkling lights to add to the atmosphere.

All three rooms are licensed for ceremonies, as well as the Conservatory, a glass house full of exotic plants. Fully heated it's ideal for intimate 'I dos' with up to 25 loved ones. The versatile space can be used in a number of ways, as extra space for the reception, the evening bar, for the top table or displaying the wedding cake. Combined with the adjoining Library, you can host a reception for 100 seated guests and the room can be turned around later for the evening celebration with space for entertainment and a band. Larger wedding parties can be hosted in a marquee adjoining the Library.

We love... the magnificent staircase leading up to the Ballroom; perfect for beautiful bridal photos.

 
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