My Top 5 Wedding Venues in Hampshire

My Top 5 Wedding Venues in Hampshire

Top 5 wedding venues hampshire

Since starting my wedding photographer journey nearly 15 years ago, I’ve been lucky enough to visit many, many wonderful wedding venues around Hampshire, so I thought it was high time I compiled a little list of my favourites to give any new Brides and Grooms some ideas of venues to visit. So first up, drum roll…


Clock Barn

Clock Barn in Whitchurch has got to be at the top of my list – I always shoot around half of my weddings here every year and I bloomin’ love it. In fact, I’m practically part of the furniture.

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Just look how beautiful it is inside! It’s absolutely perfect for a rustic, Hampshire barn style wedding. The ceiling is super high so the room feels very light and spacious and you can opt to keep or take down the neutral white bunting. I love it when couples hang flowers down from the ceiling too, not only does it look beautiful but it smells amazing as well!

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One of the best things about a Clock Barn wedding is that there are so many gorgeous little areas for photos – from the main road outside which is shrouded in trees to the willow and the flowers out the front to the textured rustic barns… there’s even a cornfield in the summer! Clock Barn has everything you could want for a beautiful, rustic barn wedding, and I haven’t even mentioned how amazing the food is yet!

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Penton Park

Penton Park in Andover is an absolute gem of a wedding venue. A private house sitting on top of rolling Hampshire hills, the house can be hired for exclusive use for couples to get ready in, married and party.

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The gardens are green and beautiful, with the option to marry in the great outdoors or in the elegant dining room. The best part is that it’s so customizable; want to get married outside and then have a pcinic? No problem! Want to get married indoors with only 20 people and then have banquet late in the evening? Sure!

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Penton Park has a wonderfully homely feeling – you’re made to feel completely and totally welcome by the team who run it so it’s always one of my favoutire places to visit.

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Beaulieu Treehouses

And now for something completely different! Beaulieu Treehouses in The New Forest is a completely unique and unusual venue, and absolutely perfect if you’re looking fr something a little bit quirky!

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It’s impossible to show how fab the treehouses are from photos because their mostly hidden in trees…which is the best bit! The wedding ceremony can take place in either treehouse depending on number of guests which people can access by wither walking up the ramps or braving it across the rope bridge. After the ceremony, guests are usually encouraged to walk back down to ground level where everyone can tuck into canapes after giving the wedded couple a good old confetti soaking.

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One of my favourite things about Beaulieu Treehouses is that just a little further into the woods is a fire pit, which is perfect for gathering around for the speeches. In practical terms it gives the venue staff an opportunity to get the rooms ready for the party whist you and your guests can huddle together, keeping warm over the fire, sharing speeches and hot mulled cider.

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Rhinefield House

Rhinefield House in The New Forest is a glorious building – in fact it looks more like a castle than a house with the longest and most alluring driveway I’ve ever seen. The gardens are simply perfect, with a huge carp pond in the middle and it’s iconic blue gates at the bottom. Recently, couples can get married outside which has become hugely popular, so guests get to really use and appreciate the gorgeous grounds of the venue.

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If getting married outside isn’t your thing or if the weather isn’t ideal, then ceremonies take place inside the grand dining hall. Dark paneled with a huge window and chandeliers, this room has a real historic feel to it – check out that amazing fireplace!

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I’ve always been spoiled for choice with where to do my couples shots at Rhinefield because there are so may beauty spots, so I always take my couples out for a little wander round the gardens and sometimes out into the New Forest area too. My favourite time of the day for couples shots is just as the sun is starting to make it’s way down so the light is soft and extra flattering, and if we’re lucky we might even get some gold in the sky.

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Lainston House

Lainston House in Winchester is a wedding venue with everything…literally everything! Not only does it have the most beautiful gardens and country views but there’s a ruined stone castle-like building in the grounds which makes for a wonderful backdrop to the photos.

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There are so many beautiful rooms too; there’s the tastefully decorate hotel part but also a barn you can hold the reception in, plus you can opt to have the wedding ceremony outside so there really is something for everyone’s tastes.

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I’ve shot all of these venues multiple times and highly recommend each one. They often have open days so the best thing to do is check their social media and see when you can take a nosey around. Feel free to ask me any questions, happy wedding planning!

If you’d like to send me an enquiry for your wedding, feel free to get in touch via my contact page here.

New Forest Wedding at Rhinefield House – Lynsey & Richard

New Forest Wedding at Rhinefield House – Lynsey & Richard

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I’ve been so lucky to book several weddings at the glorious Rhinefield House in The New Forest this year – it’s such a gorgeous house and one that holds very special memories for me (as a 14 year old bridesmaid to my Aunty many years ago).

On an absolutely beautifully hot July day, Richard & Lynsey tied the knot in a picturesque church just down the road from Rhinefield House in front of their nearest and dearest. Whilst their guests rode the vintage bus on to the hotel, Richard & Lynsey snuck off to the pub down the road, for a cheeky pint (of which I of course was there to capture!) before stopping off on the way to Rhinefield for some New Foresty photos.

A wedding day absolutely full to the brim of laughter – especially during their first dance (check out the photos!) and an utter pleasure to be part of. Thank you for making me feel so welcome.

Thank you to Emma too for second shooting this one with me, some of these photos are hers.

If you’d like to chat to me about photographing your wedding at Rhinefield House in The New Forest, feel free to email me here.

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A Beautifully Styled Rhinefield House Wedding – Rachael & Dave

A Beautifully Styled Rhinefield House Wedding – Rachael & Dave

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O my O my…you will not believe the feast for your eyes I have here for you today! Not only are Rachael & Dave one of the loveliest couples I’ve ever had the pleasure to meet, but they also had one of the best bunches of friends AND some of the BEST EVER styling I’ve ever seen. Rhinefield House in The New Forest has never looked so incredible!

Rachael & Dave had the very good sense to book one of the best and most inspired florists around – Owen from Little Lillies, who’s floristry worked perfectly with best friend and ‘bridesman’ Nick’s incredible styling. Nick – if you’re reading this, come and style my house please, take my money!! 🙂 Succulents and gold piping galore!

I’m going to let the photos do the talking and stop waffling – thank you Rachael & Dave for choosing me, I had SO much fun with you all! Wishing you all the love in the world. <3

Thank you to Holly too for being my wonderful shooting sista for this one, some of these photos are hers.

If you’d like to book me to photograph your wedding at Rhinefield House in Hampshire, please email me here.

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Rhinefield House Wedding – Amy & Kudzi

Rhinefield House Wedding – Amy & Kudzi

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O Rhinefield House, how I love you! This venue is the most fabulous place to photograph – buried deep in The New Forest in Hampshire, Rhinefield House is surrounded by ancient trees and woodland. The gardens are simply beautiful; with tall blue gates and flowers with bright, bursts of colour.

Amy & Kudzi said their vows at St Saviours Church in The New Forest in front of their nearest and dearest, before leaving to a good old soaking of confetti. We stopped off on the way to Rhinefield for some photos, however because a storm was on the way it was extremely windy – not ideal for couple’s photos however the light was incredible! Luckily, the weather held off and we were able to capture the family photos outside in the lovely gardens at the hotel, before everyone went in for their dinner. Sometimes if the weather is a bit dodgy in the daytime, we are rewarded with a glorious sunset later on, and so happily we were able to pop out in the evening for some more photos, just as the sun dipped down behind the trees.

What a wonderful day, thank you to you both for making Holly and I feel so welcome. Thank you too to Holly who shot alongside me, some of these photos are hers.

If you’d like to speak to me about photographing your wedding at Rhinefield House in the New Forest in Hampshire, feel free to drop me an email here.

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Rhinefield House Winter Wedding – Tash & Anthony

Rhinefield House Winter Wedding – Tash & Anthony

Rhinefield House winter weddingOf all the places to have a winter wedding, Rhinefield House in The New Forest has to be one of the most beautiful! With it’s cosy, dark paneled wooden interior, and huge, decorated Christmas trees, it has such a warm and wintery feel to it – just perfect for Tash & Anthony’s day.

I’ve had the honour of photographing the weddings of all 3 of these gorgeous sisters, so I was delighted when Tash asked if I could photograph her wedding too, and was even more delighted when she said they’d booked the wonderful Rhinefield House. We were so lucky with the weather as it was cold but bright and dry, so we were able to take advantage of the huge gardens, which are gorgeous no matter the time of year.

Thank you to your and your lovely families for welcoming me in once again, it’s been so wonderful to see you all again over the years <3

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