Type of Ceremony
Civil ceremony license
BBQ & Hog Roasts
One wedding per day
Live music permitted
Onsite car parking
What Our Couples Love
- Honeymoon Suite Complimentary with Package
- Bridal Suite Available the evening before your wedding
- Choice of Barn or Manor house for wedding
- Falconry Experience at your drinks reception
- Inhouse toastmaster/dedicated weddings team
Frequently asked questions
Can we have exclusive use of the venue?
Of Course! Exclusive use is from 1pm on the day of your wedding until 11am the following morning, unless stated otherwise.
Are you licenced for civil ceremonies?
Yes, in our Dawley Barn and in our Outdoor Pavillion.
Can we have the wedding ceremony outdoors?
We have our outdoor pavilion here at Lainston House which is licensed for outdoor ceremonies. At no extra cost we will also set the Dawley Barn for a wet weather plan if the Sun is shy that day!
Do you charge corkage if we supply our own wine?
We do not allow corkage as we are a fully serviced hotel – we have lots of options on site!
Can we use our own caterers?
Only on a dry hire option - please call use for more information on this.
From what time can we get access to decorate the venue?
At the earliest it would be from 09:00 on the day of the wedding. This can be discussed closer to the time dependant on what is going on within the hotel; it may be possible to get in to the space sooner.
What time does the reception need to finish?
You can party right the way until midnight! We can also extend this to 1am for a further £300 fee. We also have a resident’s bar which is open 24 hours.
Are fireworks allowed?
Unfortunately we do not allow fireworks at Lainston House - Sparklers are a great alternative though and these are allowed on the grounds!
Is confetti allowed?
We do allow confetti but it must be biodegradable and it must be thrown outside. Confetti cannons are not allowed in or outside of the hotel.
Are candles allowed?
We welcome candles, they look extra special and we want your big day to be perfect! We do ask that the candles are placed in a holder where the sides cover the flame, and candelabras are non drip.
Is there a honeymoon or bridal suite?
We have master suites and four poster suites! Our four poster suites are usually the choice made by Bride and Grooms at Lainston House - and if booking the 16 guest bedrooms surrounding the barn for the night of your wedding - your four poster suite is complimentary!
Is there accommodation on site?
Lainston House has 50 bedrooms in total. With our Exclusively Yours package, all 50 bedrooms are included in the Venue Hire. Should you then wish to resell these on to your guests, we can set you up with a unique booking code to make it really easy for guests to secure their room! If you are booking a Friday or Saturday date on our Little Slice of Lainston Package, you will be asked to guarantee the 16 guestrooms which surround the Dawley Barn (also known as Chudleigh Court) for the night of your wedding. Should you go for a Sunday to Thursday date on this package, the 16 guestrooms will still be reserved for your guests should they wish to book, however as the wedding couple you will not be liable for them. A four poster suite is complimentary for the wedding night when 16 guestrooms are booked. A discounted bedroom rate is available for you and your guests for additional nights also. These bedrooms are subject to availability and therefore we recommend booking these as early as possible. The bedroom rates are as follows; Guestrooms at £225 (Sunday-Thursday Rate: £185) Traditional Junior Suites at £295 (Sunday-Thursday Rate: £245) Four Poster Suites at £345 Delft, Garden and Chapel Suites at £495 Wolvesey Suite at £545 At Lainston House we have one full accessible room suitable for wheelchair use. We have a total of 19 ground floor rooms too. Some of which are dog friendly. We have twinnable rooms available on request too.
About Lainston House
Lainston House is a luxurious wedding venue in Hampshire. Licensed for Civil Ceremonies, this venue is also available for Exclusive Use. The 17th Century Dawley Barn is the perfect setting for your special day, with everything in one place.
Just two miles north-west of Winchester, Lainston House is a breathtakingly beautiful 17th Century country house nestling in 63 acres of stunning Hampshire countryside. As you turn into the long, sweeping, tree-lined drive, you are immediately transported to a world far away from the hustle and bustle of every day life.
Delicate archways and loggias frame the picture perfect entrance and a small amble reveals a beautiful 12th century chapel ruin. With the mile-long avenue of lime trees as a backdrop there are stunning photo opportunities all year round.
Fully licensed to conduct civil ceremonies and partnerships, you can exchange your vows as well as have your wedding reception with us – and with the Hampshire Chef of the Year at your disposal, you can be sure to enjoy exquisite cuisine.
For a wedding in the warmer months, picture guests sipping bubbly and savouring delicious canapés on the rolling lawns and terraces or if it’s a winter wedding, guests can mingle in the perfectly appointed Drawing Room or Dawley Barn sipping mulled wine and enjoying the cosy opulence of the hotel.
All of our rooms and suites are individually designed so no two are the same – and if you are excited by the idea of your very own country house, Lainston House can be reserved on an “Exclusive Use” basis.