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Minstead Lodge

Minstead Lodge

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Minstead Lodge

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  • Bespoke Country House Wedding Venue
  • Five locations licensed for civil ceremonies
  • Tranquil and beautiful garden and grounds
  • Wooden detailed original features throughout
  • Wedding profits go to charity, Minstead Trust
  • Charming Lodge
  • Surrounded by magical woodland
  • Trusted onsite caterers

Minstead Lodge is a bespoke country house hotel, tucked away in the New Forest. Perfect for hosting smaller intimate weddings in the elaborate wooden panelled Lodge or able to accommodate larger celebrations in a marquee; this venue has it all! The venue is licensed for civil ceremonies in five different areas so you will be spoilt for choice.

The charming lodge is filled with intricate designs and original features, creating a romantic and magical setting to say your vows. On arrival you will be greeted by a magnificent entrance hall with a sweeping staircase with a dramatic medieval style chandelier. The lodge is surrounded by rustic and thought provoking woodland, providing a calm and serene setting for a wedding. Your wedding photos will be incredible with an array or photo opportunities throughout the house and grounds.


Minstead Lodge is owned by the Minstead Trust. Minstead Trust also owns the Furzey Gardens and the Hanger Farm Arts Centre which are both local. The trust helps support people with learning difficulties across Hampshire, Wiltshire and Portsmouth. Minstead Lodge provides hospitality training and work experience for people with learning disabilities. The income provided from events and weddings supports this work and makes a difference to people's lives.


The Lodge itself is perfect for wedding ceremonies and drinks receptions, with beautiful views from the Terrace stretching across the fields.

The Long Hall

Rich wooden panelled room, brimming with original features. The wooden surround is extremely detailed and really adds a sense of opulence and grandeur to the room. The room is floodlit by floor to ceiling windows, highlighting the beautiful detail on the cream ceiling.

There is direct access onto the terrace surrounded by beautiful gardens and flowers.

Civil ceremony capacity - 110 guests
Wedding breakfast capacity - 75 guests

The Parnell Room

This room is the perfect location for a smaller, more intimate wedding ceremony. The room has a large bay window which allows natural light to stream through. A huge statement fireplace stands proud in the centre of the room, encased by an elaborate and detailed wooden surround.

Civil ceremony capacity - 50 guests

The Congleton Room

The Congleton room is beautifully light and airy, flooded by natural light and furnished with neutral creams and whites. Compete with an adorable window seat under the bay window; this room is romantic and dreamy.

Civil ceremony capacity - 50 guests


Minstead Lodge have a recommended caterer who they trust and know the food is simply divine!

Ginger Catering prides itself on great food and excellent service. They have over 30 years' experience within the industry and know how to run a brilliant wedding! With bucket loads of enthusiasm and passion, the team will be thrilled to discuss your wedding day requirements with you.


Minstead Lodge offer a variety of different wedding packages to suit all your bespoke wedding requirements. If you would like to tailor make a package then please speak to the team directly and they will be delighted to help.

Exclusive Use

Exclusive use of the reception rooms at Minstead Lodge start from £4,500 (inc VAT). This price also includes the help of a wedding planner, the four stunning reception rooms, the grand wooden staircase, top terrace, middle terrace, Blade Garden, Japanese Garden, tables, chairs, linen and napkins. Very importantly, Minstead Lodge prides itself on offering a personal service, so access to the venue is allowed the day prior to ensure the setup is perfect and exactly how you envisaged.

Tie the Knot

This is a ceremony and drinks reception only package from £35.00 per person (minimum 45 guests). For three hours you will have access to the elegant Congleton room, with private photos in the beautiful grounds. Guests will be treated to delicious canapes and a glass of prosecco to toast the happy couple.

Time for tea

Imagine an indulgent and artistically stunning afternoon tea, in place of a traditional three course wedding breakfast. Well, look no further as Minstead Lodge offers a sumptuous afternoon tea and a glass of fizz for £30.00 per person (minimum 50 guests). For three hours you will have access to the elegant Congleton room, with private photos in the beautiful grounds.

To view more information on their packages and wedding information please click here.


The friendly and professional team would love to offer recommendations for local accommodation.

If you have fallen in love with Minstead Lodge and can envisage getting married here then please use the contact details on this page to get in touch.

Minstead Lodge
Seaman's Lane
S043 7FT
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