Your Hampshire and Dorset Wedding - July/August 2022 (Issue 93)

bloom Check out these stunning venues with glorious gardens ROWNHAMS HOUSE & GARDENS 02380 733 298/07973 742 245 | Rownhams House was built by Sir Isaac Newton’s nephew in 1762 for his new and beautiful bride Catherine Barton, a lady of some fame and fortune. The Georgian house and the Medieval Coach House are situated in 12 acres, home to manicured lawns, woodland areas, a picturesque lake and an ice house. The trees, flower borders, wild meadow and mature plants offer the perfect setting for a wealth of stunning photo opportunities. The large and flat top lawn is well placed for drinks receptions and games such as croquet. It can also be used as a seating area for outdoor wedding ceremonies under the clock tower arch. Weddings for up to 120 people can take place in the Grand Library with its attractive plasterwork walls and ceiling, in the dabbled shade of the woods or by the shimmering lake. Wedding receptions can take place in the Grand Library with 108 people, in a hired marquee or in the Coach House for smaller weddings. The calming and comfortable Billiard Room and Morning Room offer the perfect spaces for indoor drinks receptions and photographic backdrops should the rain come tumbling down. These areas can also be used for smaller more intimate weddings for up to 60 people. The Coach House, built in 1600 by the Knights of St John, comprises a number of large rooms that are perfect for evening receptions. The Harvest Room has seating and eating areas, while the Sofa Room is great for relaxing and the hall is where the food and cake is served. There’s also a dedicated room for live music, DJs, bands and a bar. What’s more, the staff want brides to be at their best on their speical day and offers a private Brides Room. To help ensure the day runs without a hitch, the team offers pre-wedding planning meetings and allows the bridal party and approved caterers access to the house the day before weddings to set up, and the day after to collect and clear everything away. IN FULL 21 GLORIOUS GARDENS