Top Things To Consider When Choosing Your Wedding Venue

Your wedding day is one of the most important events in your life. Choosing the right venue is a critical decision that will shape this momentous occasion. Today, we are here to help!

1. A Splendid Selection Of Event Rooms

One of the first things to consider when choosing your hotel wedding venue is the available function rooms within the venue for your ceremony and reception. With heritage at the heart of our 19th century country house hotel, you can be sure our function rooms are perfectly poised to host your dream wedding. We have three fantastic function rooms that can be tailored to fit your vision for the perfect day; depending on the size of your wedding party, you can choose from the Cedar Suite, Manor Suite and Lounge function rooms, each adorned in elegant décor and providing a unique atmosphere.

2. A Room To Sleep Like Angels

Another crucial consideration is the availability of adequate on-site accommodations for your guests. At Careys Manor Hotel, we have 77 spacious and luxurious bedrooms, providing your wedding guests with comfortable and convenient accommodation for the night. Each room is uniquely decorated with sumptuous furnishings, ensuring your guests experience the utmost in luxury and comfort. And, for you, the newlyweds, our Four Poster Manor Suite is available, putting the perfect end to your dream day as you drift off to a deep slumber for the first time as a married couple.

3. A Space To Suit Your Size

The size of the wedding venue is arguably one of the biggest factors to bear in mind when choosing. Careys Manor Hotel is a hotel wedding venue in Hampshire that can accommodate weddings of up to 80 seated guests for the civil ceremony and wedding breakfast, and up to 150 attendees for the evening reception, making it the perfect choice for both large and more intimate weddings. Our function rooms provide a beautiful backdrop to your beautiful day, and with the help of our recommended florists, can be transformed to create the perfect ambiance – perfect for a romantic and intimate wedding ceremony and reception in the stunning New Forest national park.

4. A Feast Fit For A Grand Affair

When it comes to wedding catering, you want to ensure that your guests are treated to an unforgettable culinary experience. At our Hampshire hotel wedding venue, the culinary team, including Head Chef Dylan James, prides itself on creating bespoke menus using locally sourced and seasonal ingredients and offer a range of menu options to suit different tastes and dietary requirements. Whether you opt for a traditional sit-down wedding breakfast or a more casual buffet-style option, our experienced and dedicated team will ensure the menu is right for you, making sure that your wedding day is nothing short of a culinary delight.

5. A Romantic Backdrop

Aesthetics play a crucial role in setting the tone for your wedding day. Our dedicated wedding co-ordinator Francoise provides a choice of beautiful ceremony spaces, decorated with elegant and sophisticated furnishings suitable for wedding ceremonies and receptions. We also have a dedicated list of suppliers, who can work with you to create bespoke and tasteful décor that suits your style and colour schemes, ensuring that your wedding day is nothing short of magical.

6. A Beautiful Setting Any Time Of Year

Our English country gardens and the New Forest National Park on our doorstep provide excellent opportunities for outdoor weddings and photo ops, but sometimes the weather isn’t always on our side – or your dream wedding may include snow-covered treetops. Our luxury Hampshire hotel wedding venue offers both indoor and outdoor wedding options, remaining just as beautiful whatever time of year you decide to tie the knot. You can choose to say your “I dos” in our perfectly manicured gardens or in an elegant function room, ensuring your day runs smoothly no matter what the weather throws your way.

7. A Perfect Package

You can’t rule out costs when it comes to finding your dream wedding venue in the New Forest. At, Careys Manor Hotel, our expert team have carefully curated a range of packages – from laid-back bo-ho themed weddings to the grandeur of the manor house, to suit everyone’s needs for the their dream day. From special offer wedding packages like last-minute deals, to complete celebration packages to take the stress of planning away from you as much as possible, our hotel provides a range of options to suit different budgets and preferences, all while retaining the highest level of quality, romance and sophistication.


Choosing Careys Manor Hotel as your New Forest wedding venue is a decision that you won’t regret.

With excellent function rooms, luxurious bedrooms for guests, tantalising menu options, elegant décor options, and both indoor and outdoor wedding options, our hotel provides everything you need to make your special day a magical and memorable one. If you’re planning your happily ever after, our wedding specialists are here to help you create the most memorable day.