Your Hampshire and Dorset Wedding - March/April 2023 (Issue 97)

AL FRESCO NUPTIALS Nestled in the heart of Winchester, Chesil House is a must-see hidden gem now offering al fresco nuptials! Set on the banks of the River Itchen, the stunning 19thcentury venue provides an idyllic setting for magical weddings. The head gardener works hard to maintain the stunning gardens, which can now offer a colourful and beautiful backdrop to memorable ceremonies. A major feature of the space is the tributary flowing throughout the venue, creating an incredibly natural look and feel. Rustic handmade garden benches allow loved ones to witness the “I dos” in this wonderful environment. The team will be on hand to guide couples through the experience and will work closely with the Hampshire Ceremonies team to help pairs create their dream day. For those after ceremonies with a difference, they can recommend some wonderful celebrants. The “I dos” can also take place on the decking area with views of Winchester and the River Itchen. If the weather should take a turn for the worst, the property has plenty of appropriate indoor spaces for celebrations to continue in style. Discover more about the venue: PURE RELAXATION For those looking for the ultimate pre-wedding getaway, the Four Seasons Hampshire has launched a new wellness experience. Nestled on 500 acres of stunning countryside, the team at the Hook-based venue has worked hard to create the two-night Reset Retreat program to help guests refocus their mind and body. The program starts from £1,250 per person and includes daily breakfast at Wild Carrot, daily yoga sessions, a one-hour deep tissue massage, a one-hour deep mind massage with the resident hypnotherapist, a daily one-hour personal training session and a one-hour tennis lesson. Discover the package here: LOVE AT FIRST BITE Based in Eastleigh, Wild Garlic Catering is celebrating its 10th anniversary! Gavin and Jo Frampton started the company in 2013 after working many years in the hospitality and event industry. The company offers a flexible and friendly service with tailored menu options, whether couples plan a traditional sit-down meal, a casual barbecue or a buffet. Lovebirds can expect a reliable service for an excellent value and delicious food. Customers can often find the Wild Garlic Catering team serving delicious street food at local outdoor events such as the Romsey Show, Dogstival and Winchester Cathedral’s Christmas Market – why not meet the team and try some delicious dishes? Discover more about the company here: SHOWSTOPPING BACKDROPS Looking for the perfect wedding venue? The stunning Winchester College has a few remaining dates for 2023, and the team can’t wait to help more couples create their dream day. Set in the heart of Winchester and steeped in Medieval history, the property offers completely bespoke wedding packages to provide couples with an unforgettable experience in one of the most stunning and distinguished venues in the South of England. Choose from a selection of the College’s elegant and traditional Grade I listed buildings or enjoy an outdoor reception in the venue’s beautiful 250-acre grounds with a range of facilities available to suit intimate weddings as well as larger celebrations with up to 350 people. The venue’s caterers will work with pairs to create a customised menu, providing a personalised experience with delicious food and an outstanding service. The tranquil setting on the edge of the South Downs National Park makes it the perfect venue for summer weddings. With just a few Saturday dates remaining for July and August 2023, get in touch with the dedicated team to discuss ideas and start wedding planning. Discover the venue here: 10