From the grandest wedding to a small intimate gathering, Avington Park provides a stunning setting for your wedding or reception. This beautiful and imposing family home has been granted a licence to hold civil wedding ceremonies, enabling the bride and bridegroom to enjoy their wedding and reception at the same idyllic venue. At Avington we only offer exclusive use, so it really is yours for the day.
Approach through wrought iron gates, down the lime tree avenue alongside the River Itchen and sweep round to the elegant façade. Guests may be greeted in the magnificently painted hall, where in winter, log fires will offer a warm welcome. In summer, extensive lawns provide a wonderful setting for a drinks reception before sitting down to a sumptuous wedding breakfast in the library.
The library can hold 175 guests for a drinks reception or 100 for a silver service wedding breakfast; for larger wedding parties a marquee may be used adjoining the library.
This glorious venue provides unique opportunities for photographs both inside and out - a photographer's dream!
I wanted to write and thank you all so much for making our wedding at Avington so special – it was everything we wanted and more and it will always be a very special place to us forever.
Helen and Matt - Hampshire
Thank you so much for the use of Avington as the venue for our daughter’s wedding. It made for a really wonderful day – a beautiful, stylish setting which all our guests enjoyed. Your help in the planning has made things very easy.
Joan and Brian – Winchester
Avington Park provided the perfect venue – not only through the stunning beauty of the house and grounds but also through the wonderfully relaxed atmosphere you have created.
Our day could not have been any more perfect. It all went so smoothly. A truly magical day!
Irvine – London
The wedding ceremony and wedding breakfast were memorable events and everyone commented on the wonderful location, food and flowers.
Janet & Martyn – Winchester
Without exception, everyone thought the venue was quite superb and the setting simply outstanding.
Sue and Steve - Upton
So many of our guests have written to us about your fantastic location – I’m sure you hear that all the time!
Kate and David – London
We are writing to thank you most sincerely for all your help and advice. Your home is so stunning and thanks to you and your staff, our son and his wife’s wedding day was absolutely perfect.
Wendy & Graham – Woking
Avington Park will stay in our memories forever. In fact, we are trying to think of an excuse to have another party there!
Claire & Christopher
As soon as we visited Avington Park for the first time I knew that nowhere else would come close as a location for our wedding.
Nicola & Michael – Wokingham
What an amazing wedding we had! I can’t tell you how many people commented on just how beautiful Avington Park was. It is the most glorious setting and felt so much more personal for not being a corporate production line…Our day could not have been any more perfect. A truly magical day! I’m sure we will be back to do a big dinner in the future.
Leonie and Adrian – London
The whole event was just wonderful. Having Avington Park and the grounds to ourselves makes it particularly memorable. We had so many compliments about the fantastic venue…Thank you very much for all your help and advice … Alice and Tim could not have been happier or have had a better wedding day.
Frankie – Itchen Abbas
…such a wonderful occasion. All the arrangements worked perfectly and everyone has said what a wonderful setting. It really was a privilege to feel part of such a magnificent house for the day and we shall be looking for excuses to visit again!
Mary and Christopher
Please note that one of the caterers below must be used.