Set in 400 acres of picturesque Hampshire countryside with breath-taking views across the South Downs National Park, Old Thorns is an ideal location to hold your ceremony or civil partnership along with your wedding breakfast and evening reception. With a choice of celebration spaces, both intimate ceremonies and grand affairs up to 500 guests can be catered for. For those preferring to say “I do” in the great outdoors, our fully licensed private Walled Garden offers a beautiful setting for you and your guests.
Surrounded by countryside, it’s often easy to forget that Old Thorns is conveniently located just minutes from the A3, and just 30 minutes from Portsmouth and Guildford. For your guests travelling from further afield, there is plenty of accommodation on site, from traditional hotel rooms to our modern self-catering apartments which are extremely popular with wedding parties. There are even glamping style eco-pods for any of your guests that may be on a budget or just looking for something a bit different.
One of the real “wow” factors for weddings at Old Thorns are the amazing photo opportunities – after all, once your wedding day is over, your photos are what you will treasure to remind you of your day. Our glass corridor with its twinkling fairy lights provides a great setting for photographs and our terraces provide fantastic group shot opportunities. But our couples really fall in love with the view from the elevated 5th tee where you’ll be able to create stunning photographs that will proudly take pride of place on your wall for years to come.
Planning your dream day should form part of the excitement and our experienced wedding co-ordinators will work closely with you providing guidance and advice regarding room layout, seating, timing and choosing your ideal menu and wine selection. We have carefully designed our wedding packages to suit all tastes and budgets and you can customise these further if you wish to create your perfect celebration.
Every wedding is unique at Old Thorns, and we pride ourselves on delivering the best day possible for you and your guests. As well as a beautiful venue, we know that food quality and service are just as important which is why our menus are made with the finest ingredients and served by our experienced and dedicated banqueting team.
We look forward to hosting your dream wedding day.