Winchester is a beautiful medieval town that sits on the edge of the South Down National Park. This beautiful countryside offers a wonderful backdrop for a lot of wedding venues in the area. With easy access to London and only being about 1h from central London by train, it’s a great location for those wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of the big city and have a countryside wedding.
A Bit About Me
Hi, I’m Matt. I was fortunate enough to have grown up in the Caribbean and now live Brighton with my wife, Lara and and our young daughter, India.
When I’m not shooting weddings, we love travelling, snowboarding, seeing our favourite artists playing live and scouting out the latest the latest restaurants and quirky pop ups that Brighton has to offer.
My style of wedding photography is best described as relaxed and natural, capturing the moments throughout the day as they happened. There won’t be any awkward posing and I won’t have you away from your guests and the party for ages taking photos. The only thing that you need to concentrate on is having the best day of your life and I’ll be there to capture it all.
Winchester Wedding Venues
Here are a few of my favourite wedding venues near Winchester:
The Barn at Avington
If you’re looking for a super chilled, DIY/ Festival vibe with a 5* luxury service then the The Barn at Avington is definitely worth checking out.
The barn itself is an industrial style barn, which is really interesting and it offers a light an airy space for you to transform as you wish and is the perfect blank canvas. It’s set in a beautiful and tranquil location next to the River Itchen and surrounded by a 400 acre farm.
When the night comes to an end there’s space for family and friends to stay in the cottages and glamping site allowing you to see each other again in the morning and reminisce about the incredible day you had.
Clock barn boasts wonderful panoramic views of the Hampshire countryside and is a lovely location for couples looking for this type of location with a historic and rustic charm.
A historic thatched clock will welcome your guests as they arrive and approach the traditional wooden barn. The barn is licenced for weddings and with it’s high ceilings, exposed oak beams and hanging wrought iron chandeliers make for a very inviting and beautiful space.
Following your ceremony the grounds and gardens around the barn offer a great place to both explore and also have your photos taken.
When the night comes to an end there’s a luxurious honeymoon suite available in the Hayloft and a further 9 bedrooms available a couple of minutes walk away.
A beautiful, contempoary Wiltshire wedding venue that offers a variety of interesting spaces for the different parts of your day.
Start off with your ceremony in the light and airy Glass House before having drinks in the quintessentially English Walled Garden. Following which you can take your wedding breakfast in the contemporary purpose-built Farmshed. It is an elegant and beautiful space that even has a central fireplace that can be used in the colder months to make the space warm and cosy.
There are 11 bedrooms available and a luxurious Master Suite to unwind in before catching up with your guests at breakfast the next morning and reminiscing about the wonderful day you had.
Cain Manor is an Elizabethan building built in the late 16th century and is positioned at the foot of the South Downs National Park.
They have the options of both indoor and outdoor wedding ceremonies and are able to host up to 123 guests during the day and up to 170 in the evening.
A large hall with double height ceilings and exposed oak beams offers a grand and beautiful setting to enjoy your wedding breakfast.
The manicured lawns and gardens provide a wonderful backdrop for photos and for your guest to explore.
There is onsite accommodation as well as tennis courts and a swimming pool to enjoy during your stay.
The country house was first constructed in the 17th century. It is a beautifully grand backdrop for your wedding day. It is also a very new wedding venue (2019), which is really exciting.
If you’re getting married in the summer then there is a lovely gazebo that has a sailcloth canopy or in the colder months there is an equally nice space indoors in a recently refurbished drawing room. Or if you would likm to get married in a church there is a local church conveniently located a short distance form Pylewell Park.
A brand new pavilion was built alongside the main house and can seat up to 200 guests. It’s the perfect blank canvas to get creative and really make the space your own. Outside the pavilion is private terrace overlooking the South Park and views across to the Isle of Wight.
Once the evening celebrations come to an end there is some quirky and interesting accommodation onsite or the option to set up a glamping area across the park.
Here are some of my favourite images from weddings in Winchester and across Hampshire
If you’re looking for a Winchester wedding photographer, I’d love to hear from you.