If you love the idea of finding a unique wedding venues in Hampshire, a venue that offers elegance and real history, Beaulieu is surely one of the most historic wedding venues you could find in the New Forest and can provide the perfect setting to create your own piece of history.
Their are many options within the Beaulieu estate, each offering a different. Here we take a look at the spaces available.
The historic Domus is one of only two buildings remaining from the original 13th Century Beaulieu Abbey, which was previously one of the largest Cistercian monasteries in England. The Domus now provides an enchanting and unique venue for your wedding ceremony and reception. The charming original features including exposed beams, stone walls and large open fire place create a magnificent setting for up to 150 guests.
Surrounding the Domus, the spectacular Cloisters can be found, where exquisite drink receptions are held within the striking archways and ruins. In addition to the Cloisters there are also beautiful Victorian Gardens leading down towards the Beaulieu River providing the perfect back drop for sensational wedding photographs.
Beaulieu – The Domus
Palace House, the Montagu family home since 1538 is set is immaculate grounds and gardens over looking the Beaulieu River. The house provides a historic wedding venue and stunning setting for more intimate evening ceremonies and receptions for up to 60 guests.
Host your drinks reception on the lawn or grand entrance lobby before heading through to the impressive lower dining room for a sumptuous wedding breakfast. The romance continues into the elegant lower drawing room for after dinner drinks.
For an exceptionally unique wedding we can accommodate your evening ceremony, wedding breakfast or drinks reception for up to 150 guests within the world-famous National Motor Museum. With over 250 vehicles from every motoring era, plus the new Multi-Media Land speed record display and the Motorcycle story you’ll experience an unforgettable wedding day.
Leith’s at Beaulieu provide the catering packages to compliment each of our historic venues. With a selection of seasonal menu’s using fresh delicious ingredients they reflect the changing seasons within the New Forest, enhancing you wedding day.
Beaulieu Abbey Church, once the Choir Monks’ Refectory, is one of the two surviving buildings of the original Abbey and today is Beaulieu’s Parish Church where regular services are held. It is a popular venue for wedding ceremonies. For further details on holding your wedding ceremony at Beaulieu Abbey Church please contact the rectory office on Thursdays between 10am and 12 noon on 01590 612242.
The National Motor Museum houses a unique collection of over 250 vehicles and tells the story of motoring in Britain from the 1890s to the present day.
The Museum’s origins go back to 1956 when the present Lord Montagu created the Montagu Motor Museum as a tribute to this father John, one of Britain’s motoring pioneers. The current building, designed by architect Leonard Manasseh, was opened in 1972 by HRH The Duke of Kent.
Many of the exhibits are in working order and are driven on rallies, such as the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, motorcycle runs, and events at Beaulieu and overseas.
The National Motor Museum can accommodate up to 150 guests for a truly unique wedding breakfast.