Gilbert White's House

£6,000 for a package
Up to 100
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
Our 16th Century Barn is situated beneath the Selborne Hanger of the South Downs National Park. The venue also boasts 30 acres of land including a wildflower meadow and landscaped gardens.
Gilbert White's House Pricing & Costs

(total price)

Maximum Price
Number of Guests Included
Exclusive Summer Offer on all weddings in 2024 and 2025 booked before end of September!
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Furniture included
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Day before set up available
Gilbert White's House Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Dancefloor Available
Sound System Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Wedding Licence


Landscaped Gardens
Grade I/II Listed Building
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator
On-Site Parking
Pet Friendly

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
External Catering Permitted
In-House Wine List
Vintage Horse Box Bar
Gilbert White's House Full Description
Set in Alton in the Hampshire region of England, Gilbert White & The Oates Collections is an elegant events venue that hosts weddings. This idyllic property is set beneath the Selborne Hanger of the South Downs National Park. Surrounded by heritage gardens and parklands that span across 30 acres, this remarkable location is resplendent with natural beauty that makes a stunning backdrop to any nuptial celebration. As this venue accepts only one event per weekend, you can enjoy an intimate and private celebration surrounded by stunning scenery and your loved ones. Facilities and Capacity Gilbert White and the Oates Collections offers a selection of event spaces for engaged couples to choose from. The Hampshire Barn, originally built in the 16th century, offers a special setting for large ceremonies and receptions. Featuring beams stretched across soaring wooden ceilings and complete with stunning views across the surrounding meadows, it provides a rustic and elegant backdrop for celebrations. Couples who are hoping to host a more intimate occasion can avail of the Great Parlour, located inside the historic house itself. This venue also offers an array of outdoor ceremony and reception spaces. The Great Lawn is ideal for reception drinks. For alternative receptions, couples can choose between the surrounding woodlands or amongst the wildflower meadows. Services Offered Gilbert White & The Oates Collections offer a range of facilities to ensure seamless and stress-free events. They can provide preferred external catering options, accommodating both banquet-style seated meals and buffets. This venue holds an alcohol licence and offers a corkage option for couples. They also hold an evening licence, with facilities for both live bands and DJs. Throughout the planning process, this team can also provide the services of a dedicated wedding coordinator to assist with every detail. Confetti is permitted at this venue, but it cannot be plastic confetti. The venue is also p


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Happy couple married in June
September 2022
I wouldn’t change a thing but the organisation of the venue was poor
I had the best wedding, the venue is beautiful. But expect multiple parking fines even if your told your details have been added in. 6 members of the wedding party got fines, the registra had already had 4 fines for other weddings they had attended, it took 2 months to resolve. Hard to speak to anyone about our wedding, we had to keep chasing to organise things. Also wasn’t great that the day we were setting up they told us they had outside games and decorations we could have used instead of renting them. Wasn’t great communication. Also took us 2months to get the vouchers to give out in thank you cards, we were originally told we would get them the day before the wedding. Also not great that they keep forgetting the grooms name Great venue but you need to take on more responsibility
Kate & George
Happy couple married in August
August 2021
The most amazing venue
Gilbert Whites are the perfect venue. The setting is completely stunning, the people are so kind and helpful, the barn itself is gorgeous and the venue added so much character to the day. All of our photos are so stunning. Monique was such a help both in the lead up to the day and on it. The Team was so friendly and it really made planning the day so much easier. The flexibility of the venue added so much personality to our day and we loved the Gilbert White Brewed Beers!
Lynne & Michael
Happy couple married in July
July 2020
Great Parlour Wedding
We had an amazing wedding in the Great Parlour which had a wonderful historic atmosphere and made an intimate setting for our small wedding. Having the string trio perform during the ceremony was perfect for the setting. The drinks reception in the garden with them playing outside was wonderful. Thank you for all your help on the day and with planning. It is such a special place and we have many happy memories to take forward.
Stephanie & James
Happy couple married in August
August 2019
August Barn Wedding
Thank you for making everything run so smoothly on our day and bringing such a calm, positive energy to the process. We’ve so enjoying working with you and it turned out to be even better than we could have imagined.
Steph and Ade
Happy couple married in April
April 2019
Our Perfect Venue
This venue doesn't host very many weddings, and that's what we liked about it - it's not a faceless wedding factory. We wanted the freedom to do things our own way, and the staff at Gilbert White's were more than happy for us to do that while also helping out when asked. When we first went to look round it was a miserable, grey, muddy day in December, but even then we could see that it would be absolutely beautiful in the spring and perfect for how we wanted our day to be; it ticked all the boxes. Even though there wasn't a wedding coordinator in place when we booked, the Directors went above and beyond in answering all our questions and giving us ideas throughout the planning process until the new wedding coordinator came on board, and on the day itself they were all on site and we genuinely felt like they were part of the day too. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the barn at Gilbert White's for couples looking for a flexible, relaxed venue in a stunning countryside setting.
May & Adam
Happy couple married in August
August 2020
Magical character and beautiful meadow
From the outset, we knew we wanted a barn wedding. We looked at a few places but were a bit put off by being told all the things we couldn’t do. When we went to look at the barn at Gilbert White’s House and saw it was pretty much a blank canvas, we were sold. For me, the rolling meadow that stretched in front of the barn was just the biggest selling point. It’s magical character and beautiful meadow. The food from our caterers at Clementine Catering was flipping fantastic. Not being lovers of ‘posh grub’, we opted for an afternoon tea and a barbeque which went down really well.
Gilbert White's House Location & Contact Details


The Wakes High Street, Selborne, Hampshire, GU34 3JH, England

Nearest Town


Nearest Train Station

Alton Train Station

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