The Elvetham Weddings
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The Elvetham is undoubtedly one of the finest wedding venues in Hampshire. Steeped in history, this magnificent 19th century mansion is set in 35 acres of beautifully manicured gardens and grounds. Licensed for Civil Ceremonies of up to 170 guests and as few as 60, The Elvetham lends itself effortlessly to both large and small celebrations. For grand weddings, a luxury marquee within the gardens will accommodate a reception for up to 250. With an idyllic location, just outside the quaint village of Hartley Wintney.
The Elvetham is a fairy-tale wedding venue in Hampshire where the possibilities are endless. With an idyllic location, close to Basingstoke and Reading, just outside the quaint village of Hartley Wintney, The Elvetham is conveniently located within 15 minutes drive of the M3 and M4 motorway; ideal for guests travelling from around the Thames Valley and London.
Wedding Venue Overview and Facilities
- Total No. of bedrooms—72
- Total No. of suites—2 bridal suites
- No. of function rooms—4
- Civil license—Yes
- Same Sex Marriages—Yes
- Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Facilities—Yes
- Additional facilities—Stunning private grounds
Wedding Breakfast and Reception Guest Capacities
- Wedding breakfast—up to 120
- Wedding reception—up to 250
- Marquee Weddings—contact venue for more details
Wedding season availability
All year round
The Elvetham in Hampshire has 72 bedrooms which vary in size and character. All of the rooms are stylish and well equipped and most offer splendid views of the grounds and beyond. Perhaps more importantly, the housekeeping team pay particular attention to their cleanliness, comfort and upkeep. The pillows are plump and white fluffy towels adorn each bathroom. The bedrooms are split between the main house and the adjacent Court Building.
Directions by Road
From the East: Leave the M3 at Junction 4a and take the slip road (A327). Keep in the left hand lane towards Reading. At the roundabout, take the first exit (A327) and follow signs for the A30, passing the Gibraltar Barracks. At the next roundabout, take the 2nd exit (signposted A30). At the next roundabout turn left onto the A30 and follow signs to Hartley Wintney. On arrival into Hartley Wintney, turn left at the mini roundabout onto the Fleet Road (A323). The Elvetham is signposted one mile on the left, after a series of bends.
From the West: Travel east via the M3. Leave the M3 at Junction 5 and at the roundabout take the 2nd exit (B3349) towards Hook. At the next roundabout, take the 2nd exit and follow the signs to the A30. At the next roundabout take the 3rd exit (A30) and follow the signs to Hartley Wintney. On arrival into Hartley Wintney, turn right at the 2nd mini roundabout onto the Fleet Road (A323).The Elvetham is signposted one mile on the left, after a series of bends
From the North: Travel south via M4 and leave at Junction 11. Take the A33 (direction Basingstoke). At the end of the dual carriageway (approximately four miles) turn left at the roundabout and follow the signs to Fleet and Hartley Wintney (B3011). On arrival into Hartley Wintney, turn left at the first mini roundabout and right at the next mini roundabout onto the Fleet Road (A323). The Elvetham is signposted one mile on the left, after a series of bends.
From the South and Channel Ports: Travel north from either the A33 or M27 and join the M3 (signposted London). Leave the M3 at Junction 5 and at the roundabout take the 2nd exit (B3349) towards Hook. At the next roundabout, take the 2nd exit and follow the signs to the A30. At the next roundabout take the 3rd exit (A30) and follow the signs to Hartley Wintney. On arrival into Hartley Wintney, turn right at the 2nd mini roundabout onto the Fleet Road (A323). The Elvetham is signposted one mile up on the left, after a series of bends.
Directions by Rail
Frequent train services (every 30 minutes) from Waterloo to Fleet station. Direct services go to and from Gatwick Airport, via North Camp, Aldershot.
"Thank you so much for the best day of our lives. Ant the master of ceremony made our day amazing. I would love to thank everyone there especially you for making our day the best day of our lives it was perfect."
Natalie & Sam Adams - 29th December 2016
"Thank you so much, me and Stuart would like to thank every single one if you at The Elvetham for everything you all did. Our day was beyond words and totally perfect! All of my guests commented how amazing all the staff were and how the perfect everything was so thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
We will definitely be returning to The Elvetham to celebrate our wedding anniversary."
Stuart & Charlotte Andrew - 30th December 2016
"We are now back from our honeymoon and are reminiscing about our wedding day which we felt was absolutely perfect. We would like to say a huge thank you to you, Ant and all of the Elvetham team for making our day so special. We loved every minute of it. We were so impressed with your attention to detail and how thoughtful and accommodating you were in the lead up to our big day. On the day itself Ant was brilliant and many of our guests commented on how well organised our day was as he made sure everything ran smoothly. All of the staff we met were very friendly and polite, especially the lovely people serving the drinks and canapés. It really was wonderful and we couldn't be happier. We will send some photos once these arrive from our photographer."
Emma & Colin - Sunday 24th July 2016
"We wanted to say a big thank you for all of your help on our wedding planning. We had the most amazing day and the Elvetham staff were all fantastic and made it a truly memorable day for us.
Our guests all had a fantastic time and said what a perfect venue we chose. Here's a first photo from our photographer. We were so lucky with the weather on the day so hopefully the rest of our photos are as lovely as this one!"
Sarah & Andrew - Saturday 22nd October 2016
"I have so many wonderful things to say about The Elvetham I do not know where to begin. This venue is perfect in every way. From day one of looking for the perfect wedding venue, my husband and I knew that we had found the perfect setting as soon as we drove up the path towards the gorgeous building, it really took our breath away! Our wedding co-ordinater Jenny was very kind, warm and friendly and made the whole planning process stress free and accommodated our every request. The food was delicious and after our trial menu tasting the catering staff listened to our feedback and on the wedding day they tailored our meals to our requests perfectly. All of our wedding guests complimented us on how wonderful the food was and the evening buffet was just as delicious as the sit down meal. Anthony, the in house master of ceremonies was truly brilliant. He was such a fun and charming character and ensured everything ran smoothly on the day! The biggest compliment we could pay him is that it was like having another friend at our wedding. He made my husband and I feel totally comfortable and well he was just totally awesome! Iain who worked behind the bar in the evening was wonderful and made sure everyone was served their drinks with a friendly smile. I've mentioned a few names, but truly all the staff worked really hard and their efforts ensured that our day was fantastic so thank you to all of them. The week before the wedding I felt a little nervous contemplating all the things that might go wrong, but honestly not a single thing did. Jenny and her team listened to everything I had said and everything was set out for us exactly as I wanted. Just perfect! Our bridal suite was a beautiful room with a bath that was more like a swimming pool it was so big, but after visiting a few of our guests rooms the following morning it was clear that their rooms were lovely too. Needless to say all of our guests had a wonderful time and a lovely stay. I wish I could rate the Elvetham with a million stars!"
Mrs Felicity Tiley - Sunday 25th September 2016
"Thank you so very much to all the team at The Elvetham for a truly wonderful day. From our first visit last November, when we stood in the Oak room and visualised the ceremony, we knew that this was a first class venue. Along with ourselves, ALL our guest were hugely impressed with the hotel and stunning grounds. To be honest, even now that we have seen the photographs, we still look and say WOW.
We are and always will be grateful to you all at The Elvetham for what I think was the perfect day!
Please pass on our thanks to everyone who was on duty that day – and for the warm and sunny weather:)"
Caroline & Owen's - Saturday 30th July 2016
"I wanted to thank you and the other staff at The Elvetham for making our wedding day in July so special. Every detail was well planned in advance, but the day completely surpassed our expectations.
Every member of staff was courteous, incredibly helpful and just a joy to work with. Every supplier told us that it was easy working with everyone there. Every part of the day ran smoothly, which was much more than we expected. Our guests revelled in the beauty of the hotel and grounds and marvelled at the delicious wedding breakfast and evening buffet. Those who stayed overnight were very happy with the smoothness of booking, check-in, the accommodation (and flexibility for children and pets), the care from staff, check-out and breakfast.
Our friends and family had a wonderful day celebrating with us, and we had the most amazing time too. We recently received our photos back and they are stunning.
Thanks again to you and your colleagues. We really do appreciate everything you did for us."
Julie & Matt Taylor - 6th July 2016
"Dear Kacey, Just a quick email to let you know that Sunday 27th May 2012 was quite simply the best day of our lives.
The weather was glorious, venue magnificent, food and drink delicious and everything ran smoothly without a hitch.
Thank you so much for all your hard work leading up to the big day and please do extend our thanks and gratitude to all the staff at The Elvetham, both front of house and behind the scenes for making it such an unforgettable experience.
All our friends and family had a fantastic weekend and we are so thrilled we chose The Elvetham to celebrate our perfect special day. We will be in touch with photos in the future!"
Alice and Christopher
"Hi, My name is Mick Alexander and I am the proud father of Michelle and Dominic Hewett who were married at The Elvetham on Sunday 5th May 2012. May I personally thank and congratulate all the staff for all the hard work and effort they showed us on our special day!
I would also like to thank Emily Mortimer for all her help support and patience she gave us in preparation for our wedding !
The hotel staff on the day were fantastic, nothing was to much trouble and they showed us great respect!
Finally may I thank the wedding coordinator who assisted us throughout the whole day and evening (sorry with all the guests names in my head I cannot remember his name) He did a terrific job, not only making sure everything went as planned but also being there for any advice or help we needed, fantastic!
Many and I am sure most of our guests were very impressed with The Elvetham Hotel and I hope this will reflect on further bookings for you in the future.
So to finish may I say Thank you to you all once again and wish you all every success for the future! Sincere regards, A very thankful father of the Bride"
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