The astonishing beauty of the New Forest is showcased all year round, with every season offering up scenes, sights and experiences that simply take your breath away. This is never more true than in the wintertime, when this wild and untameable wonderland is exquisite in its diamond-frosted glory, the sharpness of red berries vivid against the snow, and clear starry skies inviting you to look up and make a wish.
Couples are drawn from all over the world to this special place to celebrate perhaps the most special of all days, and so the location and venue for any winter wedding in Hampshire has a lot to live up to. Luckily, every one of New Forest Collection’s hotels uniquely expresses the extraordinary magic of this place, and provides the perfect place to say, ‘I do…’.
The beauty of Beaulieu
Located just outside the ancient village of Beaulieu itself, Beaulieu Inn is the largest of all the venues, with a range of generous and versatile celebration spaces for you to choose from.
This charming former coaching inn is full of character and its rooms have access to beautiful gardens that provide a delightful backdrop for your photographs. The Ipley and Exbury rooms are warm and intimate settings that comfortably host up to 80 guests. Or perhaps choose the sumptuous Beaulieu Suite and invite up to 120 guests if you’re looking for a more lavish affair. After your ceremony, your guest list can expand to accommodate up to 250 of your family and friends, enjoying the celebrations with a drink in hand.
And if you and your party choose to stay overnight? You and your guests will dream only the sweetest dreams within the quirky, cosy bedrooms and Beaulieu’s superbly appointed suites.
The magnificent 800-year-old estate of Burley Manor is set within breathtaking surroundings, and if you’re looking for a spectacular winter wedding barn venue in the New Forest, then Burley is the one to choose.
Its original barn is an enchanting space for ceremony and celebration, with floor-to-ceiling traditional brick chimneys, vast exposed beams and beautiful evergreen flower displays, truly stunning in the wintertime.
Log fires create a deliciously warm and welcoming atmosphere for up to 80 guests at a seated meal, and afterwards, as evening falls and fairy lights begin to twinkle against the night sky, you’re able to welcome up to 120 guests as the space is transformed for your evening festivities.
Inside, Burley has a contemporary boutique feel. Every room is individually designed, and the spacious Burley Suites also enjoy their own private balcony. The opulent and fully accessible Garden Suite is a luxurious space, and you and your guests will want to make the most of the indulgent spa facilities, surely a must for every bride-to-be.
Approached along its winter woodland drive, and grand amidst its glorious natural surroundings, Bartley Lodge is a Grade II listed country house hotel oozing elegance, personality and charm.
The Crystal Room is simply beautiful for ceremonies indoors, and the gorgeous walled garden outside, with its rustic wooden arch and ancient oak tree, is the perfect place to capture moments of your winter wedding day on film.
Up to 80 guests can toast your nuptials and share your wedding feast in the eighteenth century Baronial Hall, with its oak panelling and chandeliers. Open the doors to up to 150 friends and family in the evening, to dance and enjoy a private bar.
Each bedroom is individually designed, comfortable and stylish, and the Charles Lyell suite is super luxurious, with four-poster, chandelier and breathtaking views.
Still very much within the heart of the New Forest, the sophisticated Georgian townhouse Forest Lodge is the perfect location for couples looking for a more contemporary space for their winter wedding.
With its exquisite styling and a superb courtyard garden that is perfect for photographs, Forest Lodge can accommodate up to 80 guests for your ceremony and up to 150 guests to celebrate with you afterwards. Here, in the elegant Forest Suite, with twinkling chandeliers lighting up the faces of your smiling family and friends, you can raise a glass of champagne and enjoy the delicious and award-winning food that Forest Lodge is known for.
In fact, every dish served within each of New Forest Collection’s hotels is always delicious and lovingly prepared, and never more so than for your winter wedding feast. Your menus are thoughtfully and creatively designed in collaboration with talented chefs, with locally sourced and seasonal ingredients celebrated on every plate. The food really is another exceptional element of your New Forest winter wedding experience that keeps all its promises.
Imagine a light and lavish wedding breakfast, a delectable New Forest afternoon tea, and of course, the wedding feast itself. You might go bespoke, Mediterranean-inspired, or opt for the New Forest Hog Roast or BBQ. The choice is always yours.
An unforgettable experience
We know that if you’re thinking of tying the knot in the New Forest you’re guaranteed an unforgettable experience and memories that you’ll cherish forever.
With its ancient woodlands, rugged coastline and open heathland steeped in romantic history, this is a truly magical place. Will your unique love story become part of this treasured living landscape?
If you choose to say yes, New Forest Collection offers a range of incredible winter wedding venues, with dedicated teams passionate about bringing your visions to life, and making all your winter wedding wishes come true.
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