Weddings


If you would like a brochure and prices or if you wish to arrange to have a look round, please email enquiries@avingtonpark.co.uk or call us on 01962 779260.  It would be really helpful to know roughly how many guests you are planning for and when you are thinking of holding your wedding.

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. Larger wedding parties may be accommodated in a marquee adjoining the library.

This glorious venue provides unique opportunities for photographs both inside and out – a photographer’s dream!

 

 

Testimonials

 

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our wedding dreams come true!!!! If my breath was taken away by it all, goodness knows how the guests who have never been to Avington must have taken it!!! Everything looked stunning!!!

Olly my goodness – the food was insane!!!  I cannot tell you how many messages we got about the oysters, the lamb, the arncini ball…..Everything was incredible.  

Ashley, Rebecca you were so right about the chandeliers – wow wow wow.  The marquee looked just a dream.  Please thank the team.

Sarah – thank you for being such an incredible support to us in the lead up, your home really did make for the most fairytale setting.  Everyone was blown away.   Georgina and Tom Sept 2016

 

Sarah, a note to say thankyou for hosting our wedding at Avington Park – everyone absolutely loved it and could not have been more complementary of the venue so thank you for making our day special – I felt like a princess.                Jeni and Nick August 2016

 

Before we head off on our ‘minimoon’, Dave and I wanted to say a massive thank you for allowing us to use your home to host our wedding on Saturday.  Our guests were blown away by Avington and it made the perfect place for our wedding day.  A big thank you also to John for his guidance thoughout the day.  Mr and Mrs Beattie – Aug 2016

Thank you so much hosting our special day.  We had a fantastic day and Avington Park looked absolutely stunning! A big thanks to John also who did a great job and made everything run very smoothly.  Chris and Annabel – Aug 2016

Thank you so much for letting us use your gorgeous home for such a special night.  I think it bowled everyone over! The atmosphere was amazing with the soft lighting and open fire and the cozy conservatory.  Despite the numbers it felt like a very intimate evening.  Please also pass on my thanks to John who was just lovely and ended up feeling like part of the party.  Dee – February 2016

Henry and I are on our way home from our honeymoon and we just wanted to drop you an email to say a massive thank you to you and our team, especially John for being so fantastic on the day, which we just loved and all our frineds commented on what a fabulous venue Avington was – thank you.  Louisa and Henry – December 2015

Thank you so much for having us at Avington to host the happiest, most magical wedding!! It was such fun and everyone has said it was the best wedding and most beautiful place they have been to. Lizzie and Jack – October 2015

 

Thank you to everyone at Avington Park who we met and who helped look after Chloe and Jon we well.  Feedback from our guests has been amazing.  So many have said that it was an incredible day and everyone enjoyed your home so very much.  Nicky and Paul Armstrong – July 2015

 

The venue was absolutely beautiful with a superb ambience for the wedding

I am writing to thank you and your staff for the professional and exceptional service provided to us at my daughter’s wedding last Saturday – everything was perfect!  I would also like to convey special thanks to John who was absolutely outstanding throughout the evening in helping us to enjoy such a special occasion.  Andrea and Mark – June 2015

 

Incredible wedding venue

Planning our wedding over 16 months would have been much more stressfull and difficult if ir hadn’t been for the great job Avington did of hosting our wedding. The day went perfectly and I would like to say a massive thankyou to John (Master of Ceremonies) who is an absolutely amazing addition to the staff.  He judged the relaxed attitudes of our guests perfectly and felt like part of the instead of an outsider.  He made such an impression he was also referenced in the Best Man’s speech!  We will be looking for an excuse to book another event here in the future. 

On Tripadvisor March 2015

 

It is difficult to summarise in a few sentences how thankful we are to all of you for making our wedding day run so seamlessly. All our guests enjoyed being at Avington. We had an incredible day which was very relaxed and ran smoothly. We will have very fond memories and Avington provided the perfect surroundings. Tahira and Barrie – June 2014

 

We have fantastic memories of a very happy day that went all too fast. Avington played a key part in bringing it all together and I thank you for allowing us to use your house and all your help in making that happen. James – May 2014

 

We just wanted to say thank you so much for all you have done over the last 6 months. It seems a lifetime ago you gave us the first tour of your beautiful family home, which we fell in love with instantly!

The day went perfectly. We will absolutely be recommending your venue to our friends who are planning a big event and will be looking for an excuse to book ourselves in the future. I hope you share affordable wedding dresses with us.

Ross and Becky – April 2014

 

My eldest son had his wedding here on Saturday and it was fantastic. The setting is superb: Georgian House, river running through the grounds and a lake set against the rolling Hampshire countryside. Staff were incredibly helpful and ensured that the House was ready and perfect in everyway, can’t fault the preparation of the house and grounds.

Paul M – April 2014

 

On behalf of Ian and all our guest I would like to say a very big thank you to all for everything you did for us not only on the day of the wedding but before and the following day as we were privileged to also be able to stay in the apartment for our wedding night, what a great place to wake up the next morning.

Ian and Karen – March 2014

 

SUPERINTENDENT REGISTRAR 

01962 861855 – ceremonies.midhants@hants.gov.uk

CATERERS                                                                 Please note that one of the caterers below must be used.

Clifford Brown Catering
Olly Clifford-Brown
07968 412109 / 02392 449644
info@cliffordbrowncatering.co.uk
www.cliffordbrowncatering.co.uk

Country Cuisine
Natalie Gaillard
07889955401
countrycuisine@googlemail.com
www.countrycuisine.co.uk

Creative Catering and Marquees
Kaye Thompson
01962 849396
office@creativecateringandmarquees.co.uk

www.creativecateringandmarquees.co.uk

Kalm Kitchen
Jen Middlehurst
01483 813360
info@kalmkitchen.co.
www.kalmkitchen.co.uk

Mange 2 Catering
Georgina Geary
01962 773770
georgie@mange2.co.uk
Nadder Food & Events
Peter Combes
01722 716123
nadderltd@aol.com

MARQUEES

One of the following marquee companies must be used.

Covered Occasions
Jamie Looker
01672 539539
jamie@coveredoccasions.co.uk
www.coveredoccasions.co.uk

Creative Catering and Marquees
David Freemantle
01962 849396

office@creativecateringandmarquees.co.uk
www.creativecateringandmarquees.co.uk

Greenhill Events – Marquees
Rebecca or Rhianne  01962 777812
Rebecca@greenhillevents.co.uk

www.greenhillevents.co.uk

Alresford Marquees
Oli Charrington  01420- 587444
oli@hiremarquee.co.uk
www.hiremarquee.co.uk


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Angela Ward-Brown
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01256 895741
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