Rownhams House & Gardens

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£1,750 - £5,000 for Venue Hire
Up to 120
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A beautiful Georgian house with twelve acres of garden and woodland. A magical place to have your special day.
Rownhams House & Gardens Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£1,750
Maximum Price
£5,000
Our wedding venue hire charge includes the following up to 10 6ft round tables to seat 120 guests, up to 120 chairs, wooden easel for seating plan, beautiful silver cake stand and knife, music system and red carpet for ceremonies, outdoor bar, fully licensed indoor bar with staffing for the evening only. Exclusive use of the Main House for ceremonies and a wedding breakfast and Coach House for the evening reception which includes a bar, chesterfield sofa room, dining area, food area and dance floor. You will have access on the Friday to set up, exclusive use on the Saturday for your wedding and access on Sunday morning to pick up your personal decorations.
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
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£50
Maximum Price
£120
The venue hire charge does not include catering. We work with 6 experienced caterers that are approved provide food at Rownhams House. Our caterers offer a range of price points and different menus / styles of food from BBQ's to 3 course dinners. You liaise and work directly with one of these caterers. Building a great relationship with them over the months leading up to your special day. You are welcome to supply your own drinks during the day time only, and we do NOT charge a corkage fee, which offers a great saving to you.
What is included in this pricing:
Menu tasting included
Table linen included
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Cutlery included
No corkage fee
Bespoke menu available
Rownhams House & Gardens Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
120
Reception Capacity
120
Usual Access Time
10:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
11:00 PM

Ceremony & Reception

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

Venue

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

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-House Wine List
Rownhams House & Gardens Full Description
We are a friendly and romantic hidden gem that can host civil ceremonies, wedding breakfasts and evening receptions all in one exclusive venue. We are licensed for both indoor and outdoor ceremonies for up to 120 guests. We offer post ceremony drinks and photographs in the stunning gardens with the amazing backdrop of the Medieval Coach House. Your wedding continues with a breakfast or high tea in the Grand Library or on the lawn. In the evening your guests up to 150 can retreat to the Coach House for an evening of laughter and fun on the dance floor, in the sofa lounge and vintage bar. We are full licensed and offer a cash bar service for guests in the evening. The Bride’s room is an intimate private room with dressing table and sofas for the stars of the day to relax and prepare yourselves for the day or evening. We do all we can to look after you before and during your wedding day. Many previous clients have particularly thanked us for offering help, guidance and generally reducing any stress. Nothing pleases us more than to be a small part of a beautiful day. Should you choose to hold your wedding with us at Rownhams House you can be assured that we only host one occasion a weekend. And unlike many venues, Rownhams House has always been a home. The existing house was built as a result of a shocking love story set in the mysterious Near East. And over the centuries it has seen its fair share of passion and intrigue. If you choose to celebrate your special occasion at Rownhams House you will be adding to this story. The house is owned and loved by a family who are there at a discreet distance should you need them. Since every wedding is different we do have a selection of choices and prices. We can also cope very well with ‘short notice’ weddings, provided it does not impinge upon another event.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Nigel & Helen Owens
Dear Couples, we would love to help you plan your perfect wedding, unique to you and your guests. Come and enjoy our beautiful surroundings, the enchanting architecture of the Coach House and Main house rooms as well as our rolling lawns, lake, woodland and outdoor bar. Work with us and our fantastic caterers to create your day. Enjoy hours of relaxed set up time before your wedding leaving you at ease to enjoy your special day knowing everything is just as you had imagined it.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2010
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
5
Reviews
(34)
Sean & Hannah
Happy couple married in December
January 2024
Our wedding was just so very easy and felt comfortable
We chose Rownhams House for our wedding in December '23 and it was such an easy decision to make! Nigel and Helen are fantastic people who really want all their couples to have the most magical day, and the house and grounds are stunning. The whole process from going to view the venue right through until packing up the day after our wedding was just so very easy and felt comfortable.
Ashlyn and George
Happy couple married in December
December 2023
Could not have dreamt of a better day!
I honestly don’t know what to say, Helen and Nigel were absolutely incredible from the very first time I contacted them to the day itself. They think of every last thing and their can do attitude helps to make all your dreams a reality. My grandad, who was walking me down the aisle, was unexpectedly diagnosed with terminal cancer and when I contacted them one Saturday asking if there was any chance he could visit so he knew what he was working towards they didn’t think twice before making it happen. It meant the world to me, and it was this type of attitude that was carried through the entire year of planning and during the wedding day. I genuinely could not rate them highly enough, if I could give them 100 stars I would! We visited some venues that felt just like wedding factories. Rownhams house couldn’t be more different from that. If you are a looking for a wedding venue that has the extravagant feel of downtown abbey with the homely and warm feeling of home, this is absolutely the venue for you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping us to create our dream day 💛💛
Jess and Jamie
Happy couple married in August
August 2023
The most perfect wedding day!
We recently got married at Rownhams House. It is such a beautiful venue. Both indoors and outdoors are absolutely stunning and the guests at our wedding were full of compliments for it! Nigel and Helen run the house and are such kind, thoughtful and helpful people. They made sure our wedding day ran perfectly because they were so organised. It was seamless! Again, all the guests commented on this. Throughout the planning period they were always on the end of the phone/email if we needed them and no question/ask was too big. Thank you so much for such an incredible day!
Jess & Jamie
Happy couple married in August
August 2023
Thank you so much for such an incredible day!
We recently got married at Rownhams House. It is such a beautiful venue. Both indoors and outdoors are absolutely stunning and the guests at our wedding were full of compliments for it! Nigel and Helen run the house and are such kind, thoughtful and helpful people. They made sure our wedding day ran perfectly because they were so organised. It was seamless! Again, all the guests commented on this. Throughout the planning period they were always on the end of the phone/email if we needed them and no question/ask was too big. Thank you so much for such an incredible day!
Krista & Ricky
Happy couple married in July
August 2023
We will be recommending you to all our unwed friends!
Thank you so much for all your help and guidance you have given us to make our wedding incredible. We knew Rownhams House was the perfect venue for us and you have proved that completely! We will be recommending you to all of our unwed friends...
Ashleigh and Ryan
Happy couple married in July
July 2023
Amazing venue
We recently got married at Rownhams House. It is such a beautiful venue with so much space. Nigel and Helen were absolutely amazing! Super helpful, lovely and we're always on hand for any questions. On the day itself they were brilliant and they helped run the day and it went very smoothly. Would 100% recommend this venue.
Rownhams House & Gardens Location & Contact Details

Address

Betteridge Drive, Southampton, Hampshire, SO16 8LS, England

Travel Notes

Rownhams House & Gardens is 10 minutes by taxi from Southampton city centre and the airport. The House is off Betteridge Drive SO16 8LF.

Nearest Town

Southampton

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M3 Jt 3

Nearest Train Station

Southampton Airport

Nearest Airport

Southampton Airport

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