We work with several venues in Dorset and the New Forest - see below for links.
Weddings In The Woods is a fantastic setting for a wedding in the heart of the New Forest whom we’ve worked with for several years. Led by Simon and a highly professional on the day team, wedding parties get exclusive hire of the New Forest Outdoor Centre and its grounds, set in a private woodland estate. The carpenter’s barn is the venue’s indoor space and can accommodate around 100 guests for a sit down meal. A semi-permanent marquee on the woodland deck extends the covered space, seating a further 125 guests. Additional marquees can be put up on the lawn if required. After the wedding feast, the tables and chairs can be cleared to create a huge dance floor. You can hire a band or a dj to play in the barn – perfect for country dancing and they can even arrange straw bales for seating!
They have a licensed bar, a large fire circle and bbq facilities. There are lawns for entertainment and a meandering trail through the ancient woodland. The lawn area is surrounded by Shepherd’s Huts tucked into the woods and New Forest Bell Tents can erect a bell tent guest village on the lawn as an additional or alternative accommodation option.
Web Link: Weddings In The Woods
Shillingstone House is the family home of Sir Michael and Lady Caroline Salt. Set in thirty acres of stunning Dorset countryside, in a secluded world of its own, this is the perfect place for a truly individual, beautiful wedding or event. The lawn in the walled garden has space for glamping and this is where we can set up a bell tent guest village for 10-15 tents.
The gazebo in the garden is licenced for civil ceremonies. Here you can seat several hundred on the lawn and the gazebo can be incorporated into a marquee if you wish. The grounds have ample space for bringing in outside suppliers for catering, toilets, showers etc.
Web link: Shillingstone House
The Partyfield doesn’t quite do justice to the venue as it’s more than just a field! Set in several acres of land in a secluded location in Dorset, this is a great venue for a festival style wedding. The site has several areas for setting up bell tents, though usually we set them up on the flat plateau area on the hill which offers a fantastic view of the marquee area below and surrounding countryside. We’ve worked with the Partyfield for a number of years for both weddings and private events. The site has a permanently set up marquee with bar attached, straw bales and toilet facilities on site and there is plenty of space for an additional marquee and portaloos to be hired in if required. The venue has a list of recommended suppliers for all your needs. There is also an array of glamping accommodation on site which can be booked for family members to stay in – including Bertie the Bus, a Tree Tent, caravan and military vehicle!
Web link: The Partyfield
The Walled Garden, Morton is set in a beautiful three acre landscaped garden with a variety of plant environments, stream-fed
ponds, large lawn spaces, formal gardens, wetland features and natural enchanting woodlands. It’s the perfect backdrop for photographs around the spectacular lake whilst enjoying canapés and drinks on the lawns. Located in the centre of the charming, historic village, the gardens have easy access, ample parking and essential facilities for all your guests that include a play park and family area together with a large camping area where New Forest Bell Tents can erect a glamping village allowing your guests can stay on site and share the celebrations into the night.
Web Link: Walled Garden Moreton