The pillared entrance with wrought iron gates makes a grand arrival as your guests make their way down the lime tree avenue. The house and parkland offer a fantastic backdrop for wedding photos, with an impressive portico, with three statues sat looking over the grounds. The lawns located next to the River Itchen provide a picturesque scene for welcome drinks before your reception in the house. The venue provides a choice of rooms to host your ceremony, the ballroom being the most spectacular with gilt plaster work, hand painted masterpieces and vast windows overlooking the rolling parkland. The South facing Orangery makes the perfect reception space able to accommodate larger groups.
Couples can avail of exclusive use of Avington Park, ensuring a completely private celebration. The team have carefully selected a fine choice of caterers so the day can be tailored to you. Couples can liaise with the onsite Wedding Co-Ordinator who will assist you in ensuring you have the right contacts to make your day perfect. The Library provides a one of a kind setting for your dancefloor, allowing your guests to celebrate into the evening. When the party is over be a guest at Avington with stately suites to cosy cottages.
The history of this stately home can be traced back as far as 961 AD, recorded in the Doomsday book. It was gifted to the Bishop of Winchester by the reigning King. It was used as a priory for the monks of Saint Swithun, before being acquired by King Henry VIII for use by the Royal Court. Portraits of the Tudors and Kings still hang on the walls of this incredible estate. The estate was then passed through multiple royals, including King Charles II after his return from exile. It was saved after its occupation by the army during the second world war by the Hickson family until sold in November 2020. Today the parties still continue.
Just wanted to say a huge thank you from Matt and I for all your incredible work on our wedding. The day was absolutely perfect and we couldn’t be happier with how it all worked out.
Peter and I would like to offer you and your team a massive thank you for all your crazy hard work and the superb service that you gave our guests last Sunday at Avington.
We have received so many compliments about how fantastic you were, and we too feel the same, that we just wanted to pass that on.
We wanted to write and say thank you for making our day such a success last weekend. It absolutely flew by but it felt like everything ran smoothly thanks to you and your team.
Everyone commented on how stunning the venue is. Thanks for your support and guidance.