Minley Manor is one of my favourite Hampshire wedding venues. You know the sort of place I mean, a magnificent building with tall towers, high roofs, stunning architecture. The kind of fairy-tale location that you only ever seem to see in the movies. A typical French chateau perhaps, hidden deep within the most beautiful and unspoilt countryside. Well, if you were contemplating dragging friends and family across the Channel it might just be time to think again – check out the rather French inspired Minley Manor before you book that ferry!
Hampshire wedding venue – Minley Manor
This beautiful manor house was built in the 1860s by renowned British architect Henry Clutton who was profoundly influenced by French architecture. Minley Manor is Grade 2* listed, so it’s a pretty unique property. If that’s not enough to tempt you, the garden is also grade II registered. Formal gardens surround the house, and beyond that 38 hectares of grounds, and a particular feature is the Wellingtonia tree avenue that stretches for 600m – it’s an imposing sight. Little wonder that it’s been used as a film location, including Stardust, a fantasy tale starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert De Niro.
Amazingly, all of this is just two miles north of the M3. Situated between Farnborough and Yateley, Minley Manor is just a 30-minute journey by car from London Heathrow. Not only is it easily accessible, it really is a picture-perfect wedding venue and there are some great wedding packages available. For parties of up to 200 guests, the Orangery is a lovely space in which to host your wedding reception.
For summer weddings the lawns are ideal for outdoor drinks receptions and the views are stunning. If you’re planning an even bigger wedding, Minley Manor’s marquee can seat up to 500 guests banquet-style, so you don’t have to worry about reducing your guest list.
Wedding Day Dreams are Realised at Minley Manor
Do have a look at this wonderful venue, it really is the stuff of wedding day dreams – a perfect place to celebrate the biggest day of your life with your very own Prince Charming by your side!