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

LEWESTON SCHOOL 01963 211 011 | For al fresco ceremonies, the Belevedere at Leweston School is a dreamy setting that’s hard to beat. The magical 200-metre walkway is flanked by trees leading to the picture-perfect spot to say “I do”. Great for the views alone, the venue is the most romantic backdrop for fairytale weddings and that’s not all, there’s a host of other wonderful album-worthy features. A long drive leads up to the imposing historic manor house, set within 46 acres of parkland flanked by Italian gardens with commanding views of the Dorset countryside and beyond. The historic gardens boast statues, ponds and orchards that look breathtaking throughout the year. There’s a variety of individual rooms, each with splashes of Art Deco-inspired details, offering a range of options for ceremonies and receptions. As well the romantic Belevedere, couples can marry in the light and airy Lecture Room with views of the garden. Receptions for up to 80 guests are held in the manor house or in a bespoke marquee in the grounds for up to 250 loved ones. We love… that couples can enjoy a complimentary food tasting session and overnight accommodation, depending on availability. WINTERSHILL HALL 07849 231 190 | Couples can celebrate their wedding without fear of being disturbed in the magnificent grounds of Wintershill Hall. There’s a choice of wonderful outdoor spaces for a marquee for up to 200 family and friends for wedding breakfasts and receptions, the only problem is which space to choose. The quintessentially English setting is ideal for couples wanting to make the most of the great outdoors on their big day. With the charming Victorian Hall in the background, manicured lawns, flowerbeds and views across the Hampshire countryside, it’s sure to impress guests. The classic English garden looks beautiful in all seasons and as well as having a great list of suppliers, couples are free to bring their own companies to create the vision they have in mind. 22