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.