When it comes to romance, there are few places to match the wild beauty of the New Forest. Its dramatic heathland, rugged coastline and enchanting woodland have the power to sweep many an unsuspecting visitor off their feet, so it’s no wonder so many couples follow their hearts and choose the New Forest as the picture-perfect place to say ‘I do…’.
New Forest Collection is proud to offer a range of stunning and versatile spaces that have played host to hundreds of happy couples over the years. Take a sneak peek and begin imagining your very own love story playing out in one of them…
The most romantic wedding venues in the UK
Grand amidst its breathtaking natural surroundings, Grade II-listed country house hotel Bartley Lodge is possibly one of the most romantic wedding venues in the UK.
Your ceremony might take place in the exquisite Crystal Room, or if you’re planning a romantic garden wedding, outdoors within the gorgeous walled garden; its rustic wooden arch and ancient oak tree are the perfect backdrop to your wedding day photographs.
You can invite up to 80 guests to toast your nuptials on the stone terrace and to share your wedding feast in the eighteenth century Baronial Hall, with its oak panelling and twinkling chandeliers. Open the doors up to 150 friends and family in the evening, with dancing and a private bar.
If you and the wedding party choose to stay overnight, each room here is sumptuous and individually designed, and the Charles Lyell suite is truly magnificent, with four-poster, chandelier and incredible views to delight the happiest of couples.
Beaulieu Inn is another fabulously romantic venue perfectly at home within its New Forest setting. This historic former coaching inn is located just outside the ancient village of Beaulieu itself, and is full of character and unique charm.
The largest of all the venues within the New Forest Collection and National Park, Beaulieu offers 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 drinks and canapes in the Beaulieu Suite. The Ipley or Exbury rooms are more intimate settings, comfortably hosting up to 80 guests, with access to Beaulieu’s 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.
Burley Manor, set within a glorious 800-year-old estate, is a very special venue indeed, and is the place to choose if you’re looking for an outstanding romantic wedding barn venue in the New Forest.
The original barn is an enchanting space for ceremony and celebration, with floor-to-ceiling traditional brick chimneys, exposed beams and evergreen flower displays. Outside, the impressive deer park is a spectacular backdrop for photographs.
The barn has a light and spacious feel, with roaring log fires creating a deliciously warm and welcoming atmosphere in colder months. The space is able to accommodate up to 80 guests for a seated meal, and you can welcome up to 120 guests to your evening festivities.
Inside this gorgeous country house hotel, heritage charm meets contemporary style. Every room is individually designed, and the spacious Burley Suite has their own private balcony, making the most of those incredible views. You and your guests will also want to make time to enjoy the indulgent wellbeing facilities at Burley, a total treat for every newly-wed.
If you’re looking for a more contemporary space to tie the knot, sophisticated Georgian townhouse Forest Lodge near Lyndhurst is the perfect romantic wedding venue in the heart of the forest.
With a stylish boutique feel and access to a pretty courtyard garden, ideal 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 lit with twinkling chandeliers, you can raise a glass of something special and enjoy the delicious and award-winning food for which Forest Lodge is known.
The food served within every one of the New Forest Collection wedding venues really deserves special mention. Sustainability is an important part of every New Forest Collection event, and ingredients are always locally sourced, seasonal and lovingly prepared.
Whether it’s a light and lavish wedding breakfast or of course, your wedding feast itself, every menu and every plate is thoughtfully designed according to your wishes.
Wherever you choose to celebrate your wedding, you’ll be supported in every area by a dedicated team passionate about bringing your dreams to life, so that both you and your guests get to look back on a truly unforgettable and gloriously romantic wedding in the New Forest.