Avington House | Hampshire
Originally belonging to Winchester Cathedral until Henry VIII granted the estate to Edmund Clerke, centuries old Avington Park is glorious Hampshire wedding venue, replete with regal splendour but in a way that but balances its stateliness with a warm and relaxed ambience.
Just over an hour from London, and only four miles from historic Winchester and surrounded by well-tended grounds and parkland, it is a wonderful setting for a country house wedding.
Guests can’t fail to be impressed as they pass through the wrought iron gates and follow the lime tree-lined drive, past the lawns that border the River Itchen, towards the house and its elegant Palladian facade. Host your ceremony in one of Avington Park’s five licensed rooms, before greeting your guests in the exquiste painted hall or orangery where you can enjoy a glass of champagne before adjourning to the library for your wedding breakfast.
The library leads out to Avington Park’s conservatory and French windows open out onto the south facing lawns. During the winter months, grand log fires add an extra atmospheric layer of cosiness and warmth, whilst in the summer months, you and your guests can explore the grounds outside and pose for photographs in one of Hampshire’s most beautiful settings.
The team at Avington Park are experienced in helping to create and atmospheric weddings and offer a warm welcome to all.
“We welcome all couples and pride ourselves on giving everyone the day they have dreamed of because nothing gives us greater delight than making their day and hearing how well they have been looked after here.” Helen, Wedding Co-ordinator
t: 01962 779 260
Avington Park can host intimate weddings of up to 100 guests, or larger scale events if the marquee is used outside. Licensed ceremony spaces are:
- The Main Hall
- Drawing Room
- Conservatory and Orangery
Avington Park offers its wedding suite to its newlyweds, however there is no other overnight accommodation available on site. Please ask The Gay Wedding Guide if you need extra guest accommodation – we can help source preferential rates with hotels: ask us for details.
Eastleigh Register Office
The Swan Centre
t: 0300 555 1392