Welcome to Avington Park
Avington Park is a private home which lends itself for a variety of corporate functions as well as the most spectacular parties. It was transformed in the late 17C for Charles II to come and stay, and therefore the rooms were laid out for entertainment. Please browse through the rest of the website to see what Avington can offer.
THE HOUSE AND GROUNDS ARE OPEN MAY TO SEPTEMBER, SUNDAYS, BANK HOLIDAY MONDAYS 2.30pm - 5.00pm.
Reviewed 26 January 2015NEW on Trip Advisor.
As we turned into the drive we knew we were in for a wonderful afternoon in the most perfect setting for a family wedding. Even the peacock displayed his finery for us as we approached the house. The perfectly manicured lawns stretched down to the river and far away and opposite the main entrance was a magnificent feature made from steel and glass.
Avngton Park is a large country house that was transformed in the late 17th Century in preparation for a visit from King Charles II to come and stay. The lower rooms were laid out for entertainment and it was certainly a perfect setting for a wedding.
The setting for the marriage ceremony was most elegant with a beautiful ornate ceiling and large windows overlooking the estate. The Registrar was excellent and his sense of humour really set the ambience for the rest of the day.
The library on the ground floor was used for the champagne reception which followed the ceremony. The rooms was a very comfortable temperature due to the large roaring fire and there was plenty of seating. Later in the afternoon we adjourned to the dining room which reached into the enormous conservatory for the wedding feast. The food was delicious and beautifully served after which the room was transformed for dancing.
In summing up I cannot imagine a more beautiful setting for a wedding or other special event. It was very 'special' indeed and I would recommend a visit when it opens to the public during weekends mid summer.
Visited January 2015
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