Houghton Lodge

from £3,000
Set on the idyllic banks of the River Test, Houghton Lodge is one of the most romantic historic houses in Hampshire; with panoramic views over the water meadows and along the Test Valley.
from £3,000 to £9,000
  • Access to the site from Thursday evening (for a Saturday wedding)
  • Use of the whole 14 acre garden and water meadows
  • Walled Garden for drinks and canapés with the Orangery as a wet weather option
  • Drinks on the terrace or the house
  • Drinks in the new oriental garden
  • Photography in the whole garden
  • Security person on site from 8pm-midnight
  • Water at marquee site
  • Cars can be left overnight and no rush to collect on Sunday
  • Use of the terrace for brunch on Sunday
  • Very late check out on Sunday
  • No corkage charge or VAT
For a personal quote please contact the venue and mention Coco
Need To Know
  • Ceremony Capacity : 110
  • Dinner Capacity : 500
  • Standing Capacity : 500
  • Licensed For Marriage : Yes
  • Catering : Couple's Choice
  • Bar : Couple's Choice
  • Accommodation : Sleeps 12
  • Child Friendly : Yes
  • Pets Welcome : Yes
  • Licensed Until : 11.30pm
  • Exclusivity : No
  • Disabled Facilities : Yes
Contact Details
Houghton Lodge
Houghton Lodge Gardens
SO20 6LQ

The Setting

Nestled amidst the enchanting beauty of Hampshire, Houghton Lodge unveils an idyllic setting for weddings, captivating hearts with its timeless allure. This historic house, brimming with romance, is gracefully perched overlooking the renowned chalk stream of the River Test, with panoramic vistas that extend over the water meadows and along the captivating Test Valley. With no other dwelling in sight, Houghton Lodge offers an unrivaled backdrop of picturesque views and serene tranquility, forming the perfect canvas for your dream day.

Located at the heart of the Test Valley, Houghton Lodge enjoys a privileged position just 20 minutes away from Andover, Romsey, Salisbury, and Winchester. With excellent road networks, including the M3, A303, A30, and A34, accessibility is effortless. Houghton Lodge is approximately an hour and a half from Central London, an hour from Oxford, and 45 minutes from Southampton and the captivating New Forest. For those traveling by train, Winchester and Andover serve as the nearest mainline stations, offering seamless connections to London Waterloo. Moreover, the charming town of Stockbridge is a mere five minutes away, presenting a convenient retreat for local amenities.

The Vibe

Houghton Lodge presents an atmosphere of relaxed elegance, providing an exquisite and distinctive venue that caters to couples seeking a bespoke wedding experience. Whether envisioning an intimate gathering or an elaborate affair, their flexible approach allows for celebrations of any magnitude. Unlike predefined packages or impersonal assembly lines, Houghton Lodge encourages couples to embrace the full potential of its enchanting setting. Immerse yourselves in the magic of the occasion by indulging in a weekend stay at their luxurious onsite ‘Apple Rooms,’ extending the joyous festivities to the utmost.

Discover the myriad of enchanting spaces awaiting you; traverse the ancient cob walled garden, the meticulously designed formal garden, and the ornate oriental garden, or wander through the wildflower meadows adorned with charming alpacas and sheep. A sweeping front lawn guides your steps towards the mesmerizing River Test, adorned with characterful fishing huts and a delightful woodland walk leading to a hidden grotto.

Delight in the option of exchanging vows within the light-filled Orangery, bathed in contemporary elegance, nestled in the embrace of their exquisite walled garden and patio area. Alternatively, the cherished Cottage Orné unveils its two ornate rooms for an unforgettable ceremony. Choose between the Chinese Dining Room, adorned with hand-painted silk wallpaper, or the Music Room, emanating a romantic ambience reminiscent of a painterly renaissance masterpiece.

For those seeking an alfresco celebration, Houghton Lodge extends the opportunity to say “I do” by the River Test on their enchanting landing stage or within the captivating walled gardens, where the rose arch gracefully transforms into an aisle of blooming romance.

As a cherished family home, they take immense pleasure in sharing the splendor of Houghton Lodge with couples embarking on their wedding journey.

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