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

Wonder House Group, a newly formed collection of one-of-a-kind historical houses, has announced the opening of The Bugle, a landmark building on Southampton’s Bugle Street, renowned as one of the city’s most important addresses. Starting off 2023 with this exciting opening, this is the first of three venues to open over the coming years, with the delightful Dunford House in West Sussex to follow. STEP INSIDE The Bugle is a picturesque townhouse venue overlooking Southampton’s Royal Pier, available as a location for photo shoots and unique homestays as well as events. The building was built and designed in 1846 by local architect Thomas Sandon Hack and initially used as a private members club. The Grade II-listed Italianate features of The Bugle have resulted in it being regarded as the most beautiful Victorian building in the city, retaining many of its original features today. BE OUR GUEST The most unique aspect of The Bugle is the freedom the venue allows its guests. The house is a blank canvas that can be fully customised for any event – from intimate cocktail parties to glorious wedding celebrations and corporate get togethers. When hiring The Bugle, guests are given the keys to the house where they can decorate the venue in their own style, select a caterer that suits them and literally have the run of the house. WEDDINGS, EVENTS AND HOME STAYS, OH MY! The five-storey townhouse accommodates celebrations up to 104 guests seated with further capacity for standing events and provides customers with the use of three event spaces, eight unique bedrooms, a completely equipped kitchen and a fully stocked late-night basement bar. For home stays, the house sleeps 16 guests across the eight rooms, along with access to the whole house with the set up able to be completely unique for every stay, dependent on requirements. Guests can also explore the rest Southampton, or even take a short trip to visit the Isle of Wight. THE FINER DETAILS When hiring this venue prices start from £2,500, which includes: exclusive hire of venue and grounds, 24-hour security, full bar service and glassware, advice on catering and suppliers, trestle tables and chairs to seat 120. Contact: 0333 242 2171 | @thebuglehouse The Bugle – A WONDER OF THE SOLENT Imy O’Connor, @mettuuweddings Imy O’Connor, @mettuuweddings ADVERTORIAL 5