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The Old Vicarage
  • Beautiful, historical country house set in 10 acres of gardens and woodlands
  • Located in Dorset on the edge of the New Forest National Park
  • Three minute walk from Highcliffe Beach
  • Civil ceremony licence, wedding breakfast, evening reception
  • 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

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