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The East Close Hotel is a lovely wedding venue situated to the south-west of Lyndhurst in the New Forest on the A35. It’s period interiors are sumptuous and done with great style. Inside there’s a gorgeous staircase and various rooms with mirrors and sofas and Georgian windows. It’s a lovely place to spend time.
Out the back of the hotel is a wonderfully spacious and open garden adorned with hay bales and what look like beds that your guests can sit on. There’s also a patio with patio-furniture and the whole place has relaxed and calm ambience.
East Close will do both your ceremony and reception if you wish and the staff are fantastic to work with and the food is magnificent.
Bridal prep facilities are spacious and beautifully decorated & furnished.
The ceremony is in one of the rooms inside the hotel and reception is in the marquee in the garden. The marquee itself is nicely draped and is light and spacious.
We’d thoroughly recommend East Close Hotel for a Summer wedding because of it’s lovely garden, relaxed ambience and spacious marquee.
We’ve not photographed a Winter wedding at East Close yet but imagine it would be a lovely venue for a Winter Wedding too because of its gorgeous interiors. It’s possible that the maximum size of a Winter Wedding might be smaller if they’re not using the marquee but well worth ringing them up and enquiring.
If you want a stylish and period feel to your wedding venue, great food and wonderful staff to work with then we strongly recommend you makes some enquiries at the East Close Hotel. If you want your entire day or maybe just the reception and evening party at a quality venue in the New Forest, then this venue might be for you.
We understand they will take bookings for weddings for any day except Tuesdays, so there may even be some discounts available for a mid-week wedding.
One final point of note is that we understand they have been doing six weddings a week over the Summer and will continue to do so on into the Autumn so it sounds popular and if you’re thinking about booking East Close Hotel for your wedding our advice is that you try and book early.
by Steve Dunster
20 August 2014