Your Hampshire and Dorset Wedding - January/February 2023 (Issue 96)

SANDFORD SPRINGS HOTEL & GOLF CLUB 01635 296 800 | Set among the beautiful rolling hills of Watership Down in Hampshire, Sandford Springs offers the perfect setting for weddings with spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. The scene is set from the moment couples drive down the treelined driveway to the magnificent clubhouse. Its elegant interior and landscaped grounds provide a winning combination and a romantic setting for memorable occasions. Ceremonies can take place in The Clockhouse Suite with 100 people. The space offers plenty of natural lighting, views of the 27-hole golf course and boasts traditional oak beams. Continue the celebrations in The Sandford Lounge & Garden suite with 140 loved ones. The setting ensures all guests have wow-factor evenings thanks to the stunning views, bespoke dancefloor and private bar. When couples book the venue’s package, they’ll be offered a menu-tasting session to sample the whole menu and view how the chefs present the dishes. They’ll also enjoy their first night as newlyweds in the luxury suite HIGHFIELD PARK 01189 326 369 | Highfield Park is located on 35 acres of Hampshire’s unspoilt parklands and provides the perfect backdrop to weddings. As couples travel down the tree-lined driveway and catch their first glimpse of the elegant 17th-century mansion, they’ll know they’ve arrived somewhere special. For intimate weddings, exchange vows in the Stratfield surrounded by 22 loved ones. The room has traditional period features that create the perfect setting for cosy celebrations. Or ceremonies can occur in the Wellington with 86 loved ones, a traditional space rich in period features with an ornate fire place and chandelier. The room is filled with natural lighting thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the grounds. Alternatively, the Rotherwick is an elegant room with a sky lantern and contemporary features for 140 people to enjoy. For outdoor weddings, say “I do” in the Folly under the beautiful ornate structure made of stone, or the Pavilion is a picture-perfect location – both areas are located in the landscaped gardens and can host an unlimited amount of guests. Lastly, the Chamberlain boasts natural daylight and French doors that lead directly onto the terrace. Couples can utilise the space for ceremonies and wedding breakfasts with 140 guests or 250 in the evenings. WINTER WONDERLAND 25