Minstead Lodge

from £1,200
Nestled in the heart of the New Forest National Park in Hampshire, the estate of Minstead Lodge offers a magical and elegant woodland retreat for a charming country house wedding.
from £1,200 to £8,500
  • Three stunning rooms available for exclusive use can accommodate up to 75 guests.
  • Access to the terrace and outdoor marquee site
  • The grand staircase and grounds, including a beautiful Japanese garden, can be used for photo opportunities.
  • Couples can set up and decorate the day before the event to add their personal touches.
  • While Minstead Lodge do not provide catering services, they have an on-site kitchen and can offer recommendations for local suppliers or work alongside your chosen caterers.
  • They also offer a variety of drinks packages and wedding favours to choose from, as well as garden games, local donkeys and alpacas at an additional cost.
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Need To Know
  • Ceremony Capacity : 75
  • Dinner Capacity : 75
  • Standing Capacity : 75
  • Licensed For Marriage : Yes
  • Catering : Couple's Choice
  • Bar : In-house
  • Accommodation : No
  • Child Friendly : Yes
  • Pets Welcome : Yes
  • Licensed Until : 11.30pm
  • Exclusivity : Yes
  • Disabled Facilities : Yes
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Contact Details
Minstead Lodge
Seaman's Lane
SO43 7FT

The Setting

Tucked away in the heart of the New Forest National Park in Hampshire, Minstead Lodge Estate provides an enchanting woodland haven for a country house wedding.

This charming venue, located on the outskirts of Minstead Village, is surrounded by the natural beauty of Lyndhurst, offering couples a tranquil space for their special day. The estate, belonging to Minstead Trust, a local charity supporting over 300 people with learning difficulties, adds an extra layer of meaning to your celebration, contributing to the well-being of vulnerable individuals and fostering a sense of community.

The Vibe

Originally built around 1832, Minstead Lodge is steeped in history and character. The venue features beautiful rooms with oak-panelled walls and captivating views over the grounds. The Long Hall, adorned with an oak fireplace for a winter log fire, leads to the South Terrace-an ideal spot for a refreshing drinks reception before the wedding breakfast. Intimate gatherings find solace in two bay-windowed reception rooms, versatile for ceremonies, receptions, or additional lounge/bar areas. The lush gardens offer outdoor ceremony options, from the veranda to the middle terrace. At the same time, the Blade Garden accommodates celebrations with the Lodge and a marquee, providing flexibility to tailor your special day.

As the celebration unfolds, Minstead Lodge offers a variety of spaces for the wedding breakfast. Guests can take their seats in glorious rooms or within a chosen marquee if preferred. The chosen caterers take forth a delicious meal against the backdrop of carefully selected music, marking the culmination of your meticulously planned day. Opting for the drinks package adds a sparkling touch, with prosecco toasting the happy couple (or sparkling elderflower for non-alcoholic preferences). The festivities transition seamlessly to the Long Hall, where chosen entertainment sets the stage for dancing until 11pm. The day gracefully concludes at 11:30pm, with pre-ordered taxis ensuring your guests find their way home safely, wrapping up a day filled with love, joy, and cherished memories.

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from £1,200