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Lainston House Wedding Venue

Your luxury wedding destination in Hampshire

20 reviews

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Key Facts

Seasonal Offer
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Price Band: ££ - £££

Typical Price: £14,240

Price Range: £8,660 - £55,140

Typical price based on a typical wedding reception for 60 guests, including Little Slice of Lainston venue hire, wedding breakfast and drinks package for a Friday.

Hire Price Range: £2,500 - £28,500

Per Person Price Range: £134 - £222

Guests for a ceremony: 120

Accommodation Rooms: 50

Features & Services

Honeymoon Suite Complimentary with Package

Bridal Suite Available the evening before your wedding

Accommodation available for guests

Complimentary menu tasting

Outside option for ceremony in Spring or Summer months

In-house dedicated events team on the day

The Details

Type of Ceremony

Civil ceremony licensed
Humanist / Celebrant weddings
Outdoor Ceremonies
Receptions Only

Venue Setting


Venue Type

Stately home
Large hotel
Country House
Manor House
Pubs & Restaurants
Dry Hire Available

Additional Facilities

Outdoor ceremonies
Exclusive use
Honeymoon suite
Guest rooms
Orangery Or Marquee
Dance floor
Live music permitted
Discos permitted
Wedding coordinator
Onsite car parking
One wedding per day
Licensed bar
Inhouse Toastmaster
Wedding packages
Bespoke weddings

Catering Options

Inhouse Caterers
Preferred Caterers
BBQ & Hog Roasts


Can we have exclusive use of the venue?

Of Course! Exclusive use is from 1pm on the day of your wedding until 11am the following morning, unless stated otherwise.

Are you licensed for civil ceremonies?

Yes, in our Dawley Barn and in our Outdoor Pavilion.

Can we have the wedding ceremony outdoors?

We have our outdoor pavilion here at Lainston House which is licensed for outdoor ceremonies. At no extra cost we will also set the Dawley Barn for a wet weather plan if the Sun is shy that day!

Do you charge corkage if we supply our own wine?

We do not allow corkage as we are a fully serviced hotel – we have lots of options on site!

Can we use our own caterers?

Only on a dry hire option - please call use for more information on this.

From what time can we get access to decorate the venue?

At the earliest it would be from 09:00 on the day of the wedding. This can be discussed closer to the time dependent on what is going on within the hotel; it may be possible to get in to the space sooner.

What time does the reception need to finish?

You can party right the way until midnight! We can also extend this to 1am for a further £300 fee. Guests staying on the wedding night will be able to enjoy a nightcap in our Cedar Bar.

Are fireworks allowed?

Unfortunately we do not allow fireworks at Lainston House - sparklers are a great alternative though and these are allowed on the grounds!

Is confetti allowed?

We do allow confetti but it must be biodegradable and it must be thrown outside. Confetti cannons are not allowed in or outside of the hotel.

Are candles allowed?

Lainston House is a flame free venue meaning lit candles are not permitted however there are amazing faux candles that you can hardly notice the difference. Great for the planet too!

Is there a honeymoon or bridal suite?

Our four poster suites are usually the choice made by couples - and if booking the 16 guest bedrooms surrounding the barn on your wedding night - your four poster suite is complimentary!

Is there accommodation on site?

Lainston House has 50 bedrooms in total. With our Exclusively Yours package, all 50 bedrooms are included in the Venue Hire. Should you then wish to resell these on to your guests, we can set you up with a unique booking code to make it really easy for guests to secure their room! If you are booking a Friday or Saturday date on our Little Slice of Lainston Package, you will be asked to guarantee the 16 guestrooms which surround the Dawley Barn (also known as Chudleigh Court) for the night of your wedding. Should you go for a Sunday to Thursday date on this package, the 16 guestrooms will still be reserved for your guests should they wish to book, however as the wedding couple you will not be liable for them. A four poster suite is complimentary for the wedding night when 16 guestrooms are booked. A discounted bedroom rate is available for you and your guests for additional nights also. These bedrooms are subject to availability and therefore we recommend booking these as early as possible. At Lainston House we have one fully accessible room suitable for wheelchair use. We have a total of 19 ground floor rooms too. Some of which are dog friendly. We have twinnable rooms available on request too.

About Lainston House

17th century Lainston House is a luxurious wedding venue in Hampshire surrounded by 63 acres of picturesque grounds. As well as being Licensed for Civil Ceremonies in the rustic Dawley Barn this venue also offers the option for outdoor ceremonies in warmer months. This venue can be hired exclusively including all 50 bedrooms to celebrate with all your nearest and dearest in a house party style. Lainston House is the perfect setting for your special day, with everything in one place.

Just two miles north-west of Winchester, Lainston House is a breathtakingly beautiful 17th Century country house nestling in 63 acres of stunning Hampshire countryside. As you turn into the long, sweeping, tree-lined drive, you are immediately transported to a world far away from the hustle and bustle of every day life.
Delicate archways and loggias frame the picture perfect entrance and a small amble reveals a beautiful 12th century chapel ruin. With the mile-long avenue of lime trees as a backdrop there are stunning photo opportunities all year round.
Fully licensed to conduct civil ceremonies and partnerships, you can exchange your vows as well as have your wedding reception with us.
For a wedding in the warmer months, picture guests sipping bubbly and savoring delicious canapes on the rolling lawns and terraces or if it’s a winter wedding, guests can mingle in the perfectly appointed Drawing Room or Dawley Barn sipping mulled wine and enjoying the cosy opulence of the hotel.
All of our rooms and suites are individually designed so no two are the same – and if you are excited by the idea of your very own country house, Lainston House can be reserved on an “Exclusive Use” basis.

Our Sustainability Commitments

Exclusive Collection are committed to providing amazing experiences in a manner that ensures a safe and healthy place for our employees and guests and minimises our potential impact on the environment. We will operate in compliance with all relevant environmental legislation and we strive to use pollution prevention and environmental best practices in all we do. As a B-Corp accredited business sustainability is a massive focus here at Lainston House and is one of the deciding factors around all decisions we make. One of the examples with weddings is providing locally sourced ingredients for a delicious seasonal wedding breakfast.... it may even feature some produce grown in our own Kitchen Garden!

Special Guides for Brides Offers

Winter Romance


Winter Romance is the perfect package for couples looking for a wedding in November, January, February or March in 2024 or 2025 Includes - 2 x glasses of alcoholic winter Pimm's, Pimm's or beer and 1 x glass of non-alcoholic fruit juice with cheese straws for your drinks reception. Three course wedding breakfast accompanied with half a bottle of wine per person A glass of Ridgeview English sparkling wine to toast your celebrations An evening snack £11,500 based on 50 adult guests Additional guests can be added Also included on your special day... Tables, chiavari chairs, linen napkins, cutlery, crockery and glassware Silver cake stand and knife Complimentary menu tasting for two Background music system in The Drawing Room and The Dawley Barn Two outdoor chimineas and festoon lighting outside The Dawley Barn Private access of the South Lawn and The Drawing Room for your drinks reception Numerous photography opportunities including our avenue of lime trees Guidance from your very own wedding specialist throughout the planning of your special day Events manager to look after you and “hold your hand” and provide a reassuring friendly face on your wedding day

Terms and conditions

* Available for weddings between 2nd January 2025 and 31st March 2025 and selected dates in November 2024 and 2025. * One set menu for all guests (we of course are always happy to cater for any dietary needs). * Valid on weekdays (school holidays only) and weekends. * If booking a Friday or Saturday 16 bedrooms surrounding The Dawley Barn are required to be booked. * Based on non-exclusive venue hire. * Terms and conditions apply. * Subject to availability.

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£1,500 off Little Slice of Lainston venue hire


£1,500 off Little Slice of Lainston venue hire on selected dates in 2024 and 2025.

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Subject to availability Applies to Little Slice of Lainston venue hire only

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Lainston House

Woodman Lane, Sparsholt, Winchester, SO21 2LT, Hampshire, United Kingdom

From The Team

What an exciting time for you both - congratulations!! I would love to spend some time hearing all about your wedding plans over a coffee or a glass of bubbles to celebrate! Please drop me an email or give me a call and hopefully we can pop a date in the diary soon to show you around our beautiful venue and grounds.


Wedding Manager