Lainston House, near Winchester

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Our Lainston Review:


Lainston House is a fabulous venue for weddings at any time of year. The grounds are meticulously well kept and include some small ruins. There are amazing gardens on three sides of the venue. The front is a grand and stunning approach for your guests, the back has outstanding views and the side is intimate and sheltered with garden furniture.

The interiors are similarly wonderful with the feel of a grand country house. The decor is exquisite and the furnishings are sumptuous. This venue oozes class and historic character. If you love Jane Austen you should really look at this place.

The rooms we’ve been in for bridal and groom prep have been fantastic. Stunning interiors with acres of space and glorious soft light from the huge period design windows.

The staff are second to none at Lainston and the whole feel of the place is one of welcome, style, class and comfort.

Wedding ceremonies can be held at Lainston either inside, or outside if weather permits. For inside weddings they use the same room for the ceremony, the reception and the dance. It is spacious but intimate with bare-brick walls and timbered ceiling. It is joined to the rest of the hotel by covered corridors. When the room is being turned round the guests go to one of the lovely lounges in the hotel or out into the gardens if weather permits.

Lainston House is not far from Winchester and is set in the most amazing countryside with a long sweeping driveway up to the house and car park. Cars are kept away from the front of the house during weddings which is fantastic for photographs. There is ample parking only a short walk away from the main buildings.

For us, Lainston is a Top Summer Wedding Venue because of its amazing architecture and grounds and Top Winter Wedding Venue because of the amazing interiors with plenty of light and space. Even if there has been rain before the wedding day leaving grass muddy and soft, there are plenty of stone-slab patios and paths close to the buildings so the beauty of the grounds can be enjoyed without venturing onto muddy grass.

Lainston is a top class venue with amazing staff and a great feel to the place. There are countless photo-opportunities both inside and out at all times of year and in all weathers.

It is definitely worth considering Lainston House as a possibility for your wedding venue.

by Steve Dunster
1 May 2017