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Gilbert White and The Oates Collections

£6300 for Venue Hire
Up to 100
3 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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A wonderful idyllic venue where you can have a Civil Ceremony & Reception in a 16th Century Barn, Gilbert White's Historic House, or Marquee in 30 acres of stunning Heritage Gardens and parkland.
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The package includes access to the Barn for 3 days. Setup the day before from 12pm until 6pm. Exclusive access on the day from 8am in ...
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Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Usual Finish Time
11:00 PM
Late Night Extension


Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Landscaped Gardens
Marquee Permitted
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space

Ceremony & Reception

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

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
External Catering Permitted
In-house Catering
In-House Wine List
Full Description
Celebrate your special day in our idyllic setting, beneath the Selborne Hanger of the South Downs National Park. Gilbert White & The Oates Collections provides the perfect venue with a variety of informal yet distinctive spaces to hire for your ceremony, reception or party. Gilbert White’s House and the Hampshire Barn are set in thirty acres of heritage gardens and parkland. Steeped in history, the whole retains a charm and serenity quite of its own. Enjoy your day in the 16th Century Hampshire Barn, with glorious views over tranquil meadows, or for a more intimate ceremony, the historic house – former home of famous naturalist Gilbert White. Indulge in a Champagne reception on the formal lawn – perfect too for enjoying chamber music. The Great Mead affords a charming location for a marquee reception, surrounded by meadow with views to the house and across parkland. Our vintage pole and canvas marquee is erected June - August in the Great Mead and is a beautiful location for your wedding reception. Whichever location you prefer, the heritage setting affords unique photo memories. To complete the occasion, choose from our three nominated caterers. Ranging in price and style, they each offer a high quality and personalised service, to ensure you enjoy your dream wedding.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Charlotte
Congratulations on your engagement. I look forward to hearing from you and showing you what Gilbert White & the Oates Collection can offer you for your big day. The barn, meadow and garden create an idyllic space for your wedding that you can personalise to make the day truly yours.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 30 and 50
Public Liability Insurance
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Steph and Ade
Married in April 2019
May 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 t...
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Location & Contact Details


The Wakes, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 3JH, England

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