Venues Avington Park
Avington Park
  • Located in Winchester
  • Idyllic venue in sweeping grounds
  • Selection of caterers available
  • Wide variety of beautiful reception rooms
  • Licensed to host civil wedding ceremonies
  • Capacity of up to 150 guests
  • Marquee capability for larger parties
  • Accommodation for the bride and groom

From grand to intimate weddings, this opulent, family-run house in Winchester is able to accommodate celebrations for up to 100 guests. Licensed to host civil ceremonies, the bride and groom are able to stage their entire day here in this immaculate venue.

Roll up to this beautiful country house through stone-pillared iron gates, leading onto a driveway lined with lime-trees, fragrant in the summer, and sparklingly cloaked with snow in winter. Inside the main hall you can be greeted with a warm log fire, or maybe in summer ushered out to the sprawling lawns to the awaiting ivory-adorned marquee.

If you would like to hold your wedding celebration at Avington Park, get in contact with the events team - click the 'Email this business' button above.

History

Rumoured to date as far back as the 10th century, Avington Park originally belonged to Winchester Cathedral before Henry VIII granted it to a loyal courtier. In the mid-17th century, the house was enlarged and considerably improved with the elegant touches and classical influences you see today. The house passed through two further owners before settling with Lt. Col and Mrs Hickson, and it has stayed in the family until today.

Available and in considerable demand as a filming location, it has starred (literally!) in the Meridian TV series 'Great Country Houses' and featured in 'X-Factor' back in 2006.

Facilities

If you decide to choose Avington Park as the venue for your celebrations, the mansion will be exclusively yours for the day, so your wedding can be truly special. Wide lawns surround the house, perfect for outdoor activities and marquees in the summer – trout fishing facilities, plus a 9-hole golf course, are half a mile away for day-after activities.

The principal house at Avington Park offers a superb selection of five different, equally stunning rooms, of varying capacities, in which to hold your ceremony and reception.

The Hall – 100 guests

The Ballroom – 100 guests

The Library – 150 guests

The Old Dining Room – 60 guests

The Conservatory – 50 guests, with an adjacent marquee available for larger parties

There is plenty of dedicated on-site car parking available for guests of Avington Park.

Catering

Although there’s no in-house team at Avington Park, a list of recommended caterers is offered, each with talented chefs focusing on high-quality produce and delicious food.

Accommodation

The city of Winchester has hotels, etc for guests. A luxurious one-bedroom apartment is available for the bride and groom, offering sweeping views over the idyllic grounds.

Address
Avington Park
Winchester
Hampshire
SO21 1DB

Reviews

  • Jeni and Nick - 08/2016

    A note to say thank you for hosting our wedding at Avington Park – everyone absolutely loved it and could not have been more complimentary of the venue so thank you for making our day special – I felt like a princess.

  • Andrea and Mark - 06/2016

    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. Please pass on our best wishes to everyone.

  • Lissa and Stuart - 09/2016

    I cannot thank you enough for letting us use Avington for our wedding. We had the most magical day and part of that was down to the spectacular venue that is Avington. Your help and support in the run up to the big day was so appreciated as it ensured the day ran so smoothly. John did a fantastic job and kept everything running smoothly – he’s a real asset. Many thanks again.

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