One of the most special days of your life deserves to take place in the most beautiful setting. This is a place you’ll remember forever, that will hold within it memories of your love, laughter and joy, and so it’s unsurprising that choosing the perfect location is one of the first considerations at the top of any couple’s wedding plan.
The glorious New Forest is just such a place, with its ancient woodlands and idyllic open heathland steeped in romantic history and vibrancy, its best during every season of the year.
Practically speaking – always important when it comes to ensuring your special day goes smoothly – the New Forest has fantastic transport links via both rail and road, meaning you and your guests arrive stress-free and relaxed, set up from the very start to enjoy every moment. It really is the best place to look for a hotel wedding venue in the UK.
Grand and glorious
Grand amidst its glorious natural surroundings, Bartley Lodge is a Grade II listed country house hotel located near Lyndhurst. From the very first, as you approach along its woodland drive, you feel uplifted by its elegance, personality and charm.
Like all the hotels within New Forest Collection, this very special venue is versatile, so you might say ‘I do…’ in the exquisite Crystal Room, or prefer an outdoor ceremony inside the gorgeous walled garden, with its rustic wooden arch and ancient oak tree a perfect backdrop to your wedding day photographs.
You can invite up to 80 guests to toast your nuptials on the gorgeous stone terrace, and to share your wedding feast in the eighteenth century Baronial Hall, complete with oak panelling and twinkling chandeliers. Open the doors to up to 150 friends and family in the evening, to dance and enjoy a private bar.
And if you and your party choose to stay overnight? Each room here is individually and thoughtfully designed, oozing style and sumptuousness. The Charles Lyell suite is truly magnificent, with four-poster, chandelier, incredible views and every deluxe detail to delight the happiest of couples.
Another gorgeous venue set off perfectly by the natural beauty of its surroundings is Beaulieu Inn. Located just outside the ancient village of Beaulieu itself, this former coaching inn is a real home from home, full of character, unique charm and delightful touches.
The largest of all the venues within New Forest Collection, Beaulieu Inn boasts a range of generous and versatile spaces. After your ceremony, your guest list of up to 120 can expand to accommodate up to 250 of your family and friends, enjoying the celebrations in the elegant Beaulieu Suite. The Ipley or Exbury rooms are more intimate settings, comfortably hosting up to 80 guests, with access to the beautiful gardens.
Relaxing within this indulgently comfortable space, you and your guests will be sure to sleep well within the delightfully quirky, cosy bedrooms and Beaulieu’s superbly appointed suites.
This magnificent 800-year-old estate is a very special venue indeed. Set within breathtaking surroundings, Burley Manor has always been a place of comfort, inspiration and luxury.
Always full of surprises, Burley is the place to choose if you’re looking for a stunning barn wedding venue in the New Forest. Its gorgeous rustic barn is an enchanting space for ceremony and celebration, with floor-to-ceiling traditional brick chimneys, vast exposed beams and beautiful evergreen flower displays. Outside, the impressive deer park is a spectacular backdrop for your photographs.
The barn has a light and spacious feel, with roaring log fires creating a deliciously warm and welcoming atmosphere in colder months, and is able to accommodate up to 80 guests for a seated meal.
Afterwards, as evening falls and fairy lights begin to twinkle against the night sky, you are able to welcome up to 120 guests as the space is transformed for your evening festivities.
Staying at Burley is a treat, outside and in, where its heritage charm is further enhanced with a contemporary feel. Every room is individually designed, and the spacious Burley Suites also enjoy their own private balcony, to really make the most of those incredible views.
The opulent and fully accessible Garden Suite is a luxurious delight, and you and your guests are bound to want to make the most of the indulgent spa facilities at Burley too, with signature treatments a speciality, and a must for every wedding party.
If you’re looking for a more contemporary space for your special day, whilst still very much in the heart of the New Forest, the sophisticated Georgian townhouse Forest Lodge, near Lyndhurst, is the perfect location.
With its stylish boutique feel and access to a gorgeous courtyard garden, perfect for photographs, Forest Lodge can accommodate up to 80 guests to witness your ceremony, and up to 150 of your guests to celebrate with you within the elegant Forest Suite. Here, in a space enchantingly lit with twinkling chandeliers, you can raise a glass of champagne and enjoy the delicious and award-winning food that Forest Lodge is known for.
Because it’s not only the venues and locations themselves, but the food served within every one of the New Forest Collection wedding venues that deserves special mention. Always locally sourced, seasonal and lovingly prepared, and never more so than for a wedding feast, every plate is thoughtfully designed according to your wishes.
Think light and lavish wedding breakfasts, delectable New Forest afternoon teas, and of course, the wedding feast itself. Whether you go bespoke, Mediterranean-inspired, or opt for the New Forest Hog Roast or BBQ, you’ll know that this secret ingredient will be yet another exceptional element of your whole magical New Forest wedding experience.
And so, if you’re thinking of tying the knot in this incredible location, you’ll want only the very best. New Forest Collection offers a range of spectacular venues and spaces, each with its own unique charms and perfect for this most precious of times. Plus, with their dedicated teams on board, passionate about bringing your New Forest wedding visions to life, you can rest assured that whatever your heart desires, those dreams really can come true.
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