Virtual Wedding Showaround

Take a virtual walk around Careys Manor Hotel & SenSpa and let's start planning your New Forest wedding.

Elegantly decorated, The Cedar Suite is abundant in natural light for your ceremony, wedding breakfast or reception. Or choose the secluded walled garden for an outdoor ceremony, with romantic handmade oak pavilion.


Sit down to your wedding breakfast and raise your glasses in the Manor Suite. Then, step out into the secluded courtyard to mingle and catch up with your guests.


A high wood panelled ceiling with original oak beams will be the backdrop to your wedding ceremony in The Lounge, located in the 18th century manor house.



Below you will find frequently asked questions about Weddings at Careys Manor Hotel & SenSpa. For more in depth answers, please visit our FAQ pages or contact us and we will be happy to help.

  • When planning your wedding day, you will need to take into consideration travelling time from the Church to the Hotel (if applicable), incorporating a drinks reception, group photographs at the hotel, and a receiving line to greet your guests before the Wedding Breakfast.

    We would advise holding your Wedding Breakfast no later than 3.30pm to ensure that you allow sufficient time for your evening reception. We recommend that you discuss your timings with our dedicated Wedding Co-ordinator, who has years of experience and is more than happy to offer advice regarding the planning and schedule of your day.

  • The Couple is responsible for booking the Superintendent Registrar to attend their Civil Ceremony. Please contact the Superintendent Registrar for more information:

    The Register Office,

    4-8 Osborn Road South,



    PO16 7DG

    Telephone: 0300 355 1392

    Monday to Friday 8.00 am – 8.00pm, Saturday 9:30am – 4pm.


    Please provide the following details when making a booking:

    Proposed date and time of Ceremony, second choice of date and time, full names of each spouse, full postal address of Bride, daytime contact telephone number of each partner, Email address, preferred method of contact (Email, telephone, fax, or letter). The Registrar’s fee is payable direct to the registry office.

  • We can’t accommodate groups at the spa at this time. Our Wedding and Functions Coordinator would be happy to discuss alternative options in detail with you.

  • Yes. We can accommodate children on your wedding day, with a children’s menu, highchairs, and garden games available to keep them occupied. If accommodation with children is required, we can arrange interconnecting rooms, extra beds, or cots – these will need to be booked in advanced to guarantee availability. Please discuss your specific requirements with our Reservations Team or our Wedding Coordinator.

    Please note, children under the age of 16 years cannot use the spa, SenSpa or our hotel leisure facilities.

  • Yes, but a corkage charge will apply:

    Wine (75cl) £15 per bottle.

    Sparkling Wine (75cl) £20 per bottle

    Champagne (75cl) £25 per bottle

  • No. But we do have a wide choice of catering options available for your wedding day. Whether you are looking for a traditional seated wedding breakfast, a fun American diner style buffet, an afternoon tea, or a relaxed bbq, our dedicated Wedding Coordinator Francoise would be happy to discuss all of the options with you, including any packages or current special offers and requirements such as dietary aspects and budget.

  • Yes. Vegan, vegetarian options are available as well catering for those with food intolerances and allergies. Please speak to our dedicated Wedding Coordinator about your requirements.

  • It’s important to weigh up whether you need wedding insurance dependent on the financial commitment, the type of day you have planned and how easy it would be to rearrange. Due to Covid-19, most insurers have stopped selling new policies. If you already have wedding insurance your policy will continue to be valid. If you’re looking for a policy, a good starting point to offer a comparison is

  • We know that these are uncertain times and we will aim to be as flexible as possible. We will work with you to create a payment schedule that suits both parties. Should you need to cancel your wedding due to Covid-19, we can simply move you wedding to another date so long as we have at least 48 notice.

  • We can accommodate up to 100 guests for your wedding ceremony and up to 150 for your evening reception. Your ceremony and reception can be held in different rooms for a seamless transition for you and your guests. Unlike some other venues, there’s no waiting around for a room to prepped for the next part of your day.

  • Our Four Poster Manor Suite is the ideal Bridal Suite; located in the 18th century part of the house, it embraces the traditional character of a manor house, elegantly decorated with calm tones and mirrors that bring light and the forest indoors. The four-poster bed adds a touch of grandeur, taking centre stage, whilst the bay window floods the suite with natural light.

  • Yes, we understand the importance of making your wedding day as personal as possible. Careys Manor Hotel & SenSpa is one of a few Hampshire hotels licensed for outdoor weddings, allowing you the option to get married in the fresh forest air. We invite you into our Cedar Garden; a romantic English walled garden with a handmade oak pavilion specially made for an  outdoor wedding ceremony with up to 100 guests.

  • When you book your wedding at Careys Manor Hotel, you will have the expertise of Francoise Gysemans, our dedicated Wedding Coordinator. Francoise has over 16 years of experience and has coordinated over 1000 weddings; her knowledge and expertise will be yours, and with the help of her team, they will ensure every detail is seen to for a seamless day you will never forget.

    Make an appointment to meet with Francoise or call the team if you have any questions on 01590 625204.  Francoise is currently available for appointments on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.