Meadow & Marquee Package includes: Marquee (June – August); 30 acres of grounds; outdoor Ceremony; electricity and water; parking including disabled parking; outdoor games, furniture and fire pit; access day before for set up and day after for collection; on-the-day wedding coordination.
Barn Package includes: Barn space; furniture of couples choice; bandstand; ceremony space; 30 acres of grounds; toilets; catering kitchen; parking including disabled parking; outdoor games, furniture and fire pit; access day before for set up and day after for collection; on-the-day wedding coordination.
We’ve been preparing our venue for the return of events and are happy to announce we can safely host venue showrounds and weddings under the current Covid-secure guidelines.
Celebrate your special day in this idyllic setting, beneath the Selborne Hanger of the South Downs National Park. Gilbert White & The Oates Collections provides the perfect British country venue with glorious views over tranquil meadows.
The house and barn are easily accessible by road, 5 minutes from the A31 and 10 minutes from Alton.
Gilbert White & The Oates Collection is a relaxed countryside venue where they are flexible to make a unique wedding for every couple.
Enjoy your day in the 16th century Hampshire Barn, with glorious views over tranquil meadows, or for a more intimate ceremony, the historic house. The Great Mead affords a charming location for an outdoor reception. Whether this is a marquee or tipi, you will be surrounded by meadow with views to the house and across parkland. From June to August the vintage canvas and pole marquee is up in the Great Mead for an outdoor wedding you can make your own.
Whichever location you prefer, the heritage setting affords unique photo memories. They only accommodate one wedding per weekend in order to guarantee you exclusive use of their venue.
Our corkage fee is included in Horse Box bar which must be used in the evening. This fee includes you supplying your own post ceremony drinks and drinks on tables. Following on from this in the evening we will run the Horse Box bar for you with a menu of your choice, 2 staff and glasses.
We are licensed until 11pm and ask guests to depart the site at 11.30pm.
You and your guests have access to the full 30 acres of formal grounds and meadow. This includes taking photographs anywhere in the grounds. Your guests are also welcome in the museum if they wish too.
Included in our barn package is the choice of furniture from our list so that you can have the furniture of your style.
We do not allow candles or fireworks as we are a heritage site and a wooden barn. Electric candles look just as effective within the space. We have a firepit that we run for you and we do allow sparklers.