Discover the perfect wedding venue at Minstead Lodge, fully licensed for ceremonies with five enchanting locations in the Lodge as well as its grounds. Nestled in the heart of the New Forest, the Lodge offers a magical woodland retreat for a country house wedding. The stunning Lodge and grounds create a picturesque backdrop for unforgettable moments and photographs.

We prioritise personalisation, providing ultimate flexibility for you to craft a unique wedding experience that truly reflects you.

Being part of Minstead Trust, a local charity supporting over 300 people with learning disabilities, adds an extra layer of meaning to your celebration with every event booked at the Lodge contributing to their vital work.

Photo credit (right): Richard Skins. Credit (top): Paul Gregory, Richard Skins and Ann Aveyard.

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Planning your special day

  • Venue hire

    Our oak-panelled Long Hall is perfect for your ceremony, wedding breakfast or evening party – hosting up to 75 guests. It opens out onto glorious woodland views from the South Terrace for your drinks reception, from which you can wander our beautiful, peaceful grounds. Two windowed reception rooms offer options for smaller ceremonies, drinks receptions, buffets, chill out rooms or a bar.

    You are guaranteed exclusive use of the Lodge’s reception rooms as the only wedding in your chosen week.

    You will have use of three beautiful rooms, the terrace and our marquee site. There is also use of the grand staircase and grounds for bride and groom photos. Of course, we take care of all the practical aspects.

    Tables, chairs, table linen and napkins are all included. You will have access on the day before to set up and decorate.

    Take a look at our brochure for more information – Minstead Lodge brochure

  • Wedding packages

    Wedding packages – Minstead Lodge wedding information 2024

    Ceremony only – Minstead Lodge – ceremony information 2024

    If you have any questions or wish to arrange a viewing, please do not hesitate to contact us.

  • Drinks packages
    • House drinks package £19 per person – Welcome drink, wine on the table and toast drink
    • Soft drinks package £7 per person
    • Soft drinks package £4 per child
    • Celebration shots £2 per person
    • Beer barrow (on ice in the garden)
    • Tea and coffee £1.50 per person
    • We also have a list wedding favours to choose from, as well as garden games, local donkeys and alpacas at an additional cost.

    If you choose not to take advantage of our drinks package, a corkage charge of £5 per adult will be added.

    See our Wedding Packages for more information. We are happy to discuss further options, please speak to our team.

  • Catering

    While we do not provide catering services, the Lodge does have an on-site kitchen and we are more than happy to offer recommendations for local suppliers or work alongside your chosen caterers.

  • Marquee and outdoor celebrations

    Minstead Lodge offers the flexibility of multiple on-site locations for marquees, ensuring that your event can be tailored to your vision. Whether you have a preferred marquee supplier or need assistance in selecting one, we are more than happy to collaborate and make your dream event a reality.

    In addition to the marquee options, our grounds provide a charming setting for outdoor ceremonies. Picture exchanging vows surrounded by the beauty of nature, with our lush grounds providing a picturesque backdrop.

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