Civil Ceremony Venues
Old Thorns has a choice of five striking suites for civil ceremonies – each offering impressive views to help calm the nerves. Whether your big day is more of a little day, with just a few friends and family present, or a gala event, Old Thorns will have the perfect venue to ensure a memorable wedding day for the happy couple and their guests.
The Hampshire Suite
The delightful Hampshire Suite offers panoramic views of the championship golf course and, with French doors opening out on to a spacious courtyard, it’s light, airy and an ideal environment in which friends and family can take those memorable pictures of the first dance and cutting of the cake.
It can seat up to 120 guests for a traditional wedding breakfast or up to 200 for an evening celebration – with the added benefit of a private bar – so whether your wedding is for an intimate soiree or large gathering, this elegant venue, with its oak flooring and beamed dancefloor, will help make your special day even more memorable.
The Grand Ballroom
A spacious room in the north of the hotel, the recently extended and refurbished grand ballroom offers seating for up to 500 guests. It has its own gallery and an intimate garden area ideally suited for welcome drinks and group photos.
Benefiting from its own entrance, the grand ballroom offers a private bar, sunken dance floor, cloakroom and a central stage, with a starlight background – ideal for a band or your own entertainment. Although it is a very contemporary space, with a long stylish bar, disco lighting and dozens of crystal chandeliers, it retains a rustic feel with exposed brickwork and beams, in keeping with the hotel.
The Gatsby Ballroom
Inspired by the art-deco atmosphere of the 1925 F Scott Fitzgerald novel, the Great Gatsby, the light and airy first-floor Gatsby Ballroom – which has its own private terrace – is designed for up to 300 people. While the inspiration for its décor and name may have been gleaned from the 1920s, it’s not a themed space, and retains a sophisticated and glamorous air worthy of such a premier room.
If your civil ceremony is of a more intimate nature, of 20 to 30 guests, the Kenwood room may be the ideal venue. What’s more we also have a choice of other function suites, to be able to offer a good variety of reception or ceremony options.
The instantly recognisable Atrium Champagne bar is the most opulent choice of our wedding venues. This stunning room oozes elegance and timeless charm, providing the perfect backdrop for civil ceremonies or welcome drinks. With its own terrace lounge, it’s ambience is only exceeded by its popularity for weddings and many other private functions.
To discuss your requirements or to arrange a visit and a tour by a member of our weddings team, please call 01428 725 847 or email us.
And don’t forget that all-important registrar, without whom there will be no ceremony. Contact Hampshire Registrars on 0845 603 5637.
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