Venues The Old Vicarage
The Old Vicarage
  • Located in Dorset
  • Beautiful, historical country house
  • Set in 10 acres of gardens and woodlands
  • Conveniently near New Forest National Park
  • Three minute walk from Highcliffe Beach
  • All-inclusive wedding venue
  • Accommodation - six stunning en-suite bedrooms
  • Free on-site parking and Wi-Fi

The Old Vicarage is a family run wedding and special events venue nestled within Dorset bordering the New Forest National Park. This gorgeous venue is just 1 hour and 30 minutes from London, a two-minute walk from the Hinton Admiral Train station and a few minutes from Highcliffe Beach. The venue itself has a beautiful, light and bright Orangery for ceremonies and ten acres of glorious botanical gardens and woodlands where their marquee can be set up for your evening reception.

You can have exclusive use of this historical country house and 10 acres of gardens, all of which make a perfect backdrop for all your memories. The Old Vicarage offers an all-inclusive package catering for ceremony, reception, evening reception and accommodation with six stunning en-suite rooms. They have highly-skilled chefs who will help create a menu that suits your tastes and dedicated wedding coordinators to ensure you stress less and enjoy more.


The Old Vicarage was built in 1852 and features high ceilings, natural bare brick walls and sophisticated furniture that creates a warm and friendly feel. They decided to open the venue to weddings in 2012 thanks to its stunning location, beautiful gardens and luxury accommodation. They have free on-site parking with 40 spaces in their main car park and an additional 120 spaces in their extension car park.


The Old Vicarage is licenced for civil ceremonies and/or receptions. You can have exclusive use of the building for the bridal party prior to your wedding day.

The Orangery

The Orangery is a beautiful, bright room that features high vaulted ceilings with glamorous crystal chandeliers. It overlooks the lawn making it a perfect place to host ceremonies.

The Gardens

Alternatively, if you would like an outdoor ceremony you can use their gardens with an abundance of wild unusual flowers, plants and trees. The Gardens can also be used for entertainment with games on the lawn, and they also have their own cricket pitch.

Host your reception in the gardens under a marquee provided by the venue itself. This is ideal for up to 200 guests.

Maximum ceremony capacity - 100 guests

Maximum reception capacity - 200 guests


The Old Vicarage work with Cordon-Bleu caterers and their highly-skilled chefs will help you create a delicious menu whether you desire a relaxed BBQ, hog roast or a traditional three-course meal. Their motto is 'fabulous food - beautifully served' ensuring that you receive the highest quality food and professional service.

An example culinary experience would begin with the goat's cheese and red onion tart with poached pear and walnut salad followed by a fillet of beef topped with mushroom gratin, hand-cut chips and roast vine tomatoes all finished off with a raspberry and white chocolate cheesecake, honeycomb ice cream.


The Old Vicarage has six en-suite rooms that are luxuriously comfortable with lavish furnishings. All rooms have high ceilings, free Wi-Fi and spectacular views.

The Bridal Suite features a four-poster bed and a bathroom with roll top bath and bare brick walls making for a beautiful space for you to enjoy.

If you would like more information or have questions regarding The Old Vicarage then use the contact buttons listed above and below.

Lyndhurst Road
BH23 7DR


  • Mr and Mrs Venables

    Wow, wow, WOW!! Where do I start?! From the moment I came to visit you for the first time, I knew you were the venue for our wedding. You guys have been faultless - nothing has ever been too much trouble, and you worked with us and our suppliers to create our perfect day. And perfect is exactly what it was! You even jokingly said you ordered good weather for the day so that we could have our ceremony outside, and you didn't disappoint on that either!! So many people commented on how beautiful the venue was, and also how smoothly the day went - there wasn't a single problem and you took care of everything, so all we had to do was relax and enjoy ourselves. The food was gorgeous too, and again, many people commented on how good the evening BBQ was. Julie and Tom in particular have been absolute stars, and we're so grateful for everything you've done for us - the rest of the staff were brilliant too, so thank you all!! We had the most amazing day!

  • Danielle and Mark

    Thank you so much for a great day! All the staff were all brilliant and made our day so special. I can't believe how quickly it has all passed now. We couldn't have asked for a better venue- we are so pleased the weather was on our side!
    All our family and friends loved every minute of it. They had all travelled from afar and enjoyed looking around the grounds and exploring. Thank you for answering all our questions etc. You and your team worked very hard to ensure that everyone was happy! Once again thank you so much for all you did.

  • Lauren Knapton

    The Old Vicarage was the only venue we viewed, we knew straight away it was the perfect venue for us. Julie helped us so much organising our day and Tom couldn't have been more helpful! We had the best day and the venue looked beyond beautiful, all of the recommended suppliers we used were amazing. Can't wait to see the photos, this place is definitely special.

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