Basing House

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Set in heart of the picturesque village of Old Basing are the Tudor great barn and romantic ruins of Basing House. The perfect setting for a beautiful and peaceful wedding celebration.
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
10:00 PM


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

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Confetti Permitted
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
External Catering Permitted
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 ruined mansion and gardens your future meets with the past. Every step of the way your wedding celebrations become part of the rich never ending 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. 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 visited by Tudor monarchs Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. 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. We have two spectacular wedding settings, The Tudor Great Barn and Meadow or the Garden Museum and Knot Garden, both licensed for marriage and civil partnership ceremonies. Offering wedding ceremonies only, wedding ceremonies and receptions or wedding receptions only Basing House offers flexibility and exclusivity for all couples and is available for hire 10pm every day. With only twelve late night wedding receptions a year and only one wedding per weekend you are guaranteed our full attention and excellent one to one service. You will never find a more romantic and unique 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: Hannah Miles
Many Congratulations on Your Engagement! Basing House is simply 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 and we cannot wait to start working with you to plan your dream day.


No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 30 and 50
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Basing House Wedding Fair

31st May 2020
Come and join us on 31st May 2020 for the fabulous Basing House Wedding Fair. Explore the stunning venue, meet the passionate wedding team and a brilliant group of local wedding suppliers.
Location & Contact Details


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

Travel Notes

On arrival please park in our car park down Barton's Lane and follow the signs along the Loddon River to Basing House.

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M3 Junction 6 Basingstoke

Nearest Train Station

Basingstoke or Hook

Nearest Airport


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

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

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Peaceful Historic Spacious Charming Picturesque

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

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

What’s your favourite canapé?

Mini cream tea scone.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

A 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 attire homemade or DIY wedding if they wish.