Hatch House is first and foremost a family home but is available for weddings and provides a private and intimate setting. Set in the heart of the Wiltshire countryside with incredible views over the Vale of Wardour, it’s a spectacular and romantic location.
Hatch is close to main rail links, the nearest station is Tisbury, a bustling town, with direct routes to London as well as main road networks. While tucked away in the countryside it’s not in the ‘middle of nowhere’. Right next door to Hatch itself is the Pythouse Kitchen Cafe for coffee, tea, lunch or supper. There is plenty of accommodation close by too.
Hatch House has been in the family of the owners Sir Henry and Lady Rumbold since the early 19th Century. Originally the house was built as a manor house for the Hyde family. Anne Hyde became the wife of Charles II’s brother James so there’s plenty of history!
Hatch House provides a very intimate and romantic setting for a wedding. There are three licensed areas for ceremonies; the dining room, hall and Pavilion in the heart of the 17th Century walled Dutch garden.
The various gardens create ‘rooms’ so there is a lot of scope to create quite an atmosphere for guests to move around. Alternatively couples could have a stretch marquee over the walled Dutch garden or within it, there is space to accommodate a seated reception and dance floor.
There is no catering at Hatch House so everything has to be brought in but this means the event is much more personal as the Rumbolds don’t sell ‘packages’. It’s a very private place so anyone using Hatch as their venue really does feel at home and can have full access to the grounds, it’s very personal and that’s why as a venue it’s so special.
There’s an avenue of lime trees with ornate gates at the entrance, originally the drive to Hatch House and to nearby Pythouse and it’s a stunning shaded drive in the summer. The Lime Avenue is a great way to start your party at Hatch, especially arriving from the church; everyone is in high spirits already!
Hatch provides the backdrop to the wedding with its mix of beautiful historic house and formal gardens. The gardens create a lot of flexibility and allow a couple to tailor the venue to create their perfect wedding and suit their individual style, whether that is relaxed or informal.