16th Century Hampshire Barn

16th Century Hampshire Barn - 16th Century Hampshire Barn

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The Wakes
Selborne
Alton
Hampshire
GU34 3JH

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0142051127525

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Gilbert White's House description

Commercial Venue / Wedding Barn / Wedding Venues / Business Meeting Rooms / Marquee Venue / Party Venue

Medium (1-150)

Weddings / Events / Conference

Gilbert White & The Oates Collections is the perfect Hampshire wedding venue for celebrating your special day, from ceremony to reception, with a variety of informal yet distinctive spaces to hire for a memorable event. Our idyllic setting beneath the famous Selborne ‘Hanger’ of the South Downs National Park is steeped in history, retaining a charm and serenity quite of its own.

Be married in our 16th Century Hampshire Barn, set in a tranquil meadow, where large glass doors open onto the backdrop of the Hampshire South Downs. Adjacent to ample car parking, the barn offers good toilet and cloakroom facilities for your guests, as well as adjoining space for the erection of a marquee.

Or get close to history by solemnising your partnership in the museum’s period rooms and fascinating galleries on Gilbert White, Captain Lawrence Oates and Victorian Explorer Frank Oates. Available to hire for a unique and intimate civil ceremony, these rooms range from the period elegance of the Great Parlour, to our recently renovated exhibition on the Scott Antarctic Expedition.

Venue suitability

This venue is suitable for the following uses:

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Venue facilities

40 spaces

Within 200 meters

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Yes - Medium - basic food preparation

4 rectangle tables

40 chairs

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Yes - Manned

Other venue facilities

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Explore the rooms this venue has for hire by expanding the sections below.

By day its an educational centre for the hundreds of young visitors who come to the home of English nature to study. By night and at weekends, it transforms into a magical venue. Special, but not stuffy, relaxed but not scruffy, its the perfect secret venue for an English country wedding, a serene and secluded yoga retreat, or a spectacular backdrop for a film shoot. With enchanting views over thirty acres of garden and parkland, and registered for all wedding ceremonies, its a rare and very special find.

Capacity

As meeting room:

100

For dining:

110

As theatre:

100

For dancing:

150

For a reception:

110

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We also have our own traditional canvas and pole marquee for hire in the meadow and can host a Tipi, a Berber tent or a state of the art modern marquee in our natural meadow for all sorts of events from wedding to the weird and wonderful.

Capacity

As meeting room:

100

For dining:

100

As theatre:

80

For dancing:

150

For a reception:

100

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A classic Regency room, housing some very interesting books, this room over looks the village and can hold approximately 12 people, boardroom style - a projector and laptop are available for AV presentations.

Capacity

As meeting room:

12

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A charming light filled room in the heart of the museum looking out on to the garden and Selborne hanger. Seating 14 boardroom, or 20 theatre style, with a large flat screen monitor for presentations. After hours, this room can be adapted for intimate 'cocktail' style parties. Due to its position in the house, it is not usually for an event during museum opening hours.

Capacity

As meeting room:

14

As theatre:

20

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