£750 - £4,800 for Venue Hire
Up to 250
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Set in the heart of the picturesque village of Old Basing is the Tudor Great Barn and romantic ruins of Basing House. The perfect setting for a beautiful and unique wedding celebration.
Basing House Pricing & Costs

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Basing House is the perfect place to have a unique civil wedding ceremony, civil partnership ceremony or reception set in beautiful peaceful grounds surrounded by history. We have two charming wedding locations, which will be exclusively yours on the day of your wedding, whilst the remainder of the site will remain open between 11am and 4pm. Hire charges cover use from 10am till 4pm for set up the day before, early morning till 10.00pm on your wedding day (with contractors leaving by 11pm) and from 10am the day after for take down and collection. You are very welcome to use our tables and chairs included in the hire fee or hire your own to create your perfect look.
What is included in this pricing:
Furniture included
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Choice of preferred caterers
Basing House Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Wedding Licence
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted


Grade I/II Listed Building
Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Pet Friendly
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-House Wine List
Alcohol Licence
Basing House Full Description
From the moment you and your guests arrive and walk along the River Loddon, through the meadow to the great barn and beyond to the mansion ruins and gardens, your future meets with the past. Every step of the way your wedding celebrations become part of the rich tale of Basing House creating memories you will cherish forever. The romantic ruins, charming Jacobean Knot Garden, Tudor Great Barn and nearby river walk offer the perfect backdrop to create the most stunning memorable wedding and plenty of opportunities for photographs. We have two spectacular wedding settings - the Tudor Great Barn, meadow and cart shed or the museum and knot garden, both licensed for marriage and civil partnership ceremonies. Offering wedding ceremonies, wedding receptions or both, Basing House offers flexibility and exclusivity for all couples and is available for hire from early morning till 10pm every day. With only fourteen late night wedding receptions a year and only one wedding per weekend you are guaranteed our full attention and excellent one to one service. A nationally important heritage site the story of Basing House dates back to 1100 when the de Port family built a Norman Castle on the site. Developing and involving over the years under the loving care of the Paulet family the site became the largest private residence in Tudor England. Always a romantic destination the grand Tudor mansion was the honeymoon location for Queen Mary I and Philip II of Spain. With the family remaining ever loyal to the crown the grand mansion was dramatically sieged by Oliver Cromwell during the English Civil War and was left to become the romantic battled scared ruin we see today. You will never find a more romantic and tranquil venue for your special day surrounded by stories of stately grandeur, royal romance, heroic deeds and infamous battles.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Kirstie Price
Many Congratulations on Your Engagement! Basing House is a stunning heritage site set on the edge of a sleepy picture-perfect postcard village in North Hampshire. We are proud to offer this beautiful historic site full of charming and original features that you can style and make your own for your wedding. We love hosting weddings at Basing House and we cannot wait to start working with you to plan your dream day. My husband and I got married here before this was my job, the best experience!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 30 and 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Kate & Jamie
Happy couple married in July
October 2023
A Perfect Setting
We scoured the country for a DIY venue that could house our large numbers, offer us flexibility to bring our own caterers and provide our own drinks, and offered a beautiful drop. After endless searching, we found Basing House - 3 miles from where we lived!! We never knew they hosted weddings and that is another thing that makes it so brilliant. It is a breathtaking venue that doesn't require much decorating as it does all the hard work for you. The site is beautifully kept and offers plenty of options for breakout spaces, catering and seating. The barn is set alongside the crystal clear River Loddon which again makes for a great entrance for your guests while the Knot Garden provided a lovely backdrop for photographs. We had to postpone our wedding dates three times and waited three years but the staff at Basing House were supportive and helpful throughout. Kirsty (Coordinator) was reassuring, knowledgable (having got married at the venue herself!) and very friendly. Don't be put off by the 10pm curfew - the pub opposite (The Crown) offers a late licence and was also very accommodating of our 'After Show Party'. All of our guests said what a beautiful day it was, and the barn played a big part of that. We love walking by now and remembering what a special day it was in such a stunning venue.
Basing House Location & Contact Details


The Street, Old Basing , Basingstoke , Hampshire, RG24 7BH, England

Travel Notes

On arrival please park in our free car park down Barton's Lane (RG24 8AE) and follow the direction signs along the River Loddon to Basing House.

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M3 Junction 6 Basingstoke

Nearest Train Station

Basingstoke or Hook

Nearest Airport


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Frequently Asked Questions

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Book your registrars early to ensure you get your ideal date and time.

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

When couples have their pets come along to be included in the wedding fun.

Describe Basing House in 5 adjectives

Peaceful Historic Spacious Charming Picturesque

Where’s the best photo spot at Basing House?

There are many good spots but the Knot Garden is simply stunning.

What’s your favourite canapé?

Mini cream tea scone for sweet or little yorkshire puddings with a beef slice and blob of gravy!

What is Basing House most unique feature?

The Tudor Great Barn built around 1535 proudly showing off battle scars from the English Civil War.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Being completely flexible with caterers and industry suppliers and allowing couples to have an entire homemade or DIY wedding if they wish.