If you’re looking for a charming English country wedding then the beautiful Lainston House in Winchester needs to be on your radar. Located in 63 acres of idyllic parkland, Lainston House is a charming 17th century country home that offers so much more than just another countryside retreat.
As you arrive you’ll be greeted with a scene that looks like it is straight out of a period drama with a long, sweeping tree-lined drive as you approach the house, instantly reminding you that you have left the hustle and bustle of the city well and firmly behind. Plus, if you would like a truly private affair the venue is available for exclusive hire for you and your guests ensuring that your special day goes without a hitch. If you’re planning a more intimate celebration don’t feel disappointed – Lainston House is licensed for civil ceremonies both indoors and out and is just as idyllic whether a smaller gathering is your cup of tea or you’re planning a weekend extravaganza.
It is not uncommon to find your perfect venue only to find that when it comes to the dining offerings you are met with a limited menu that may not really fit the style or feel of your big day. You needn’t worry about this if you’re considering Lainston House as your venue as the resident Lainston Chef and his team will meet with you to discuss exactly what it is you want to serve on your big day to ensure you experience an exquisite meal that uses local produce including ingredients from the venue’s very own Kitchen Garden ensuring the very highest quality meal to tuck into before the party begins.
Lainston House doesn’t believe in cookie cutter weddings that lack individuality or personality, and instead are passionate about helping you create the day of your dreams with the help of a dedicated wedding co-ordinator and a list of recommended suppliers that they know and trust.
There’s a lot to organise before the big day, but it’s equally as difficult to make sure it runs like clockwork on the day itself. You have done all the hard work up to this point, but when it comes to the wedding day it is time that you relax and enjoy all your hard work and celebrate the nuptials you and your partner have made in front of family and friends. Don’t panic – there is a lot to do but Lainston House will be unobtrusively dashing around to ensure all of your plans run smoothly and without a hitch so you don’t need to even think about getting guests from A to B or whether your cake is in place before people take their seats.
Lainston House’s Dawley Barn offers you a beautiful barn setting to enjoy an exquisite dining experience served by the venue’s Chef and his team using local produce and the highest quality ingredients
Although sometimes unavoidable, we all know how frustrating it can be when at the end of the night you have to try and find your taxi to take you to your hotel a few miles away after the celebrations come to a close. Well, with Lainston House that isn’t something your guests will have to contend with. The venue has 50 beautiful rooms to choose from, each one completely individual with sumptuous handmade mattresses and many with postcard views of the rolling Hampshire parkland within which the house resides. Plus, when your wedding guests book a room with Lainston House they’ll be eligible for a discount on the room rate – it is surprising how quickly the costs add up as a wedding guest, you can see more about that here.
So exactly where is Lainston House?
Lainston House sits just 2 miles north-west of the ancient Cathedral-city steeped in history, and is easily accessible from the M3, A34 and Southampton Airport. Just an hour from central London, Lainston House is a 50 minute drive from London Heathrow Airport. The venue is happy to arrange transfers from Winchester train station to the house which is just a ten minute drive away.
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