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The Master Builder's
  • Located on the Beaulieu River in the New Forest
  • Intimate weddings from as little as £300
  • All-inclusive packages or ask for a bespoke quote
  • Ceremony spaces overlooking the gardens and river
  • Dedicated wedding coordinator to help you plan the day
  • 26 beautiful rooms for you and your guests

Situated in the quaint Buckler's Hard village, at the heart of the New Forest, is The Master Builder's. With brilliant views stretching across the Beaulieu River, you can even arrive at your wedding by boat, or offer your guests a unique drinks reception by taking cruise along the water. Choose one of The Master Builder's set wedding packages or opt for the private, exclusive use of the whole hotel.

Exuding style and sophistication, this hotel boasts 26 rooms, each one individually designed and decorated with the finest furnishings. The kitchen staff have created a series of delicious set menus, or work with the chef to design a bespoke catering service. The Master Builder's helpful and friendly wedding coordinator will be on hand throughout all your planning, and will do everything needed to make your dream become a reality.


The hotel is situated on Lord Montagu's Beaulieu Estate, a popular tourist attraction due to its 800 years of rich history. The estate is home to the National Motor Museum, a collection of vehicles and motoring archives. Visitors also come to see the Palace House and Gardens and historic Beaulieu Abbey.

Across the Beaulieu River are the Exbury Gardens, featuring 200 acres of rare trees, shrubs and flowers. The Master Builder's are pleased to offer special discounts to guests wanting to explore the Beaulieu Estate and world-famous Exbury Gardens.


Whether you are looking to hold a large wedding for over 100 guests, or an intimate affair with just you and your partner, The Master Builder's are able to offer a romantic and sophisticated space in which to marry. Every wedding is unique, and your dedicated wedding coordinator will help you to tailor the day to your exact requirements.

Classic, Chic and Luxury Wedding Packages

For couples who want to leave the stress of organising a wedding to someone else, the Classic, Chic and Luxury packages are perfect. Including your wedding catering, drinks and set up, these packages start from £3,500 and can be personalised to your tastes and elements of style.

Bespoke Weddings

Starting from just £4,250 a bespoke wedding at The Master Builder's allows you to complete control over the details of your special day. Including venue hire and a minimum spend on food and drink, this package comes with all the flexibility you need to design the perfect wedding.

Select from any of the set menus on offer, or work with the chefs to arrange bespoke catering for your wedding. The wedding coordinator has a range of trusted suppliers able to offer services such as photography, venue decoration, music and more.

Exclusive Use

The ultimate wedding package. You'll have exclusive use of The Master Builder's hotel, terrace and gardens. Extend your wedding day into the night with the 26 beautiful bedrooms included in your hire, and join your guests for a private breakfast the following morning.

You and your guests will receive the definitive experience, including a drinks reception with delicious canapés, a luxury four-course meal and an evening barbecue or hog roast.

Intimate Weddings and Elopements

With the staff as your witnesses, you and your partner can have a romantic ceremony in the Henry Adams Room, with wide views over the gardens and Beaulieu River. From as little as £300 you can have an intimate wedding followed by a celebratory glass of Champagne, an indulgent dinner for two and an overnight stay in one of The Master Builder's luxury rooms.


The hotel holds a civil ceremony licence for up to 100 guests, and features several stylish spaces in which to have drinks and canapés, a delicious wedding breakfast and a spectacular evening reception.

Civil Ceremonies

Choose from two licenced spaces for your civil ceremony. Capable of holding up to 108 guests, the Admiral's Room is light and airy, with large windows overlooking the gardens and Beaulieu River. Alternatively, the Henry Adams Room is suited to an intimate ceremony with just two witnesses.

For those who don't want a legal ceremony, the Yachtsman's Garden is the perfect location for a private blessing.

Wedding Breakfast and Evening Reception

Enjoy a delicious wedding breakfast cooked with fresh, seasonal ingredients in the Riverview Restaurant, able to accommodate up to 108 guests for a sit-down meal. With its own bar for your exclusive use, this stylish space is easily transformed into your evening reception area, at a maximum capacity of 130 guests.

The restaurant opens onto a terrace, so in the summer months your guests can enjoy the warm air with views over the Beaulieu River and The Master Builder's gardens.

For those wanting a more relaxed affair, the side lawns make a great place for a marquee. Offering full flexibility, your wedding coordinator can advise you on how to turn the space into your perfect under-canvas wedding


To find out more about weddings at The Master Builder's, get in touch using the contact buttons on this listing.

The Master Builder’s House Hotel
Buckler’s Hard
Beaulieu Estate
SO42 7XB


  • Sophie and Ian

    Dear Hannah, Jose, Karina and the rest of the amazing team! We wanted to thank you so much for your amazing service in advance of our wedding and on the day! We had the most incredible day, helped by the fantastic sunshine! All our guests have commented on the brilliant service and delicious food. We were so impressed! Thank you Hannah for all your assistance in the build up to the wedding, and only being a phone call or email away. You seemed to be able to read my mind and knew exactly how I wanted the day! Jose and Karina, thank you for looking after us during the meal and the evening reception. You and the team couldn't do any more for us and we really appreciate it!

  • Kieran and Gemma

    Thank you very much from the bottom of our hearts for putting together the day of our lives, honestly it was perfect and we could not fault a thing. The Restaurant Manager, Rob, and his colleague Charley, were fantastic all day and so accommodating later in the evening also, that played a massive party in everyone having the best time so please pass on our special thanks to them. The food was amazing (but we knew this was going to be the case from the taster evening), the decorations were stunning and organisation was spot on, you even managed to sort the weather for us! You guys and the hotel should be so proud, we cannot think of a hotel or venue anywhere that could put on the wedding day that you did, hosted by the best catering/events team I have ever experienced.

  • Daniel and Naomi

    We have just hosted our wedding reception here on the 29th July 2017. Hannah and the whole team were just amazing from start to finish! We have always loved the setting and this was not effected at all by the fact that it rained all day long!! All of our guests still commented on how fabulous it was. The food - we had a picnic BBQ and it was so exceptionally generous and reasonable priced and all of our guests loved it. It was such good quality and the same for the evening food. All of the staff were brilliant, they were all so helpful, they were on hand for anything that we needed and were very flexible and unobtrusive throughout the day. A number of our guests stayed and the hotel laid out a special section for breakfast so that we could all share breakfast together and this just added to whole experience and was the perfect end to a perfect weekend.

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