Hatch House is a family home set in the heart of the Wiltshire countryside and is an idyllic and romantic location for weddings and civil ceremonies with three licensed areas in the house and grounds.
Features & Capacity
Country House / Manor House
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Usual Finish Time
Grade I/II Listed Building
In-house Wedding Coordinator
Open Flame Permitted
Outdoor Reception Space
Ceremony and Reception
Outdoor Ceremony Licence
Food and Drink
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
External Catering Permitted
Pricing & Costs
Venue Hire Only
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Country Life described Hatch House as the "quintessence of perfection." Set in an elevated position with uninterrupted views across the Vale of Wardour Hatch House provides a private and extremely unique location for a wedding. Hatch House, owned by Sir Henry and Lady Rumbold, is a privately owned family home and consists of the remains of a 17th century manor house, the former home of the Hyde family (Anne Hyde was the mother of Queens Anne & Mary). The house was partly burnt down in the 18th century and then bought in the 1840s by the Bennet family, from whom the Rumbolds are descended. The Bennets resurrected the house in 1908, employing the romantic Arts & Crafts architect, Detmar Blow, who had been commissioned to work on several grand houses locally.
Armorial gates lead into a lofty lime avenue, which sweeps down to the house and garden and is the perfect entrance for the wedding couple and their guests to arrive at Hatch House. The house’s theatrical facade faces the exquisite 17th century walled Dutch Garden, formed by two tiers of lawn framed by herbaceous borders and incredible views across the countryside. The gardens are encased by gracefully aged stone walls and clipped hedges, which create a series of rooms.
There are three licensed areas for weddings and civil ceremonies, in the dining room and hall within the house and in the Pavilion at the centre of the walled garden. Marquees can be erected on the lawns and are particularly popular within the Dutch Garden itself where there is plenty of room for seated receptions followed by dancing and creates a very intimate setting. Lady Rumbold refers to this garden as the "best room in the house."
At Hatch House there is the choice to use the venue for the whole ceremony and reception or just reception if a church service is preferred. Whichever you choose your guests will enjoy the celebrations at Hatch House.
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Personal Message from the Manager
Name of Wedding Contact: Lady Rumbold
We enjoy having a friendly relationship with couples getting married at Hatch. We are always there to help them with support and advice, before and during their wedding. We like to make the bride and her family feel welcome and at home.
Year Business Was Established
# Of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
# Of People In Team
Public Liability Insurance
Press & Awards
Press and Awards (1)
Country Life, BBC Homes & Antiques, Salisbury Life and as a film set
Location & Contact Details
West Hatch, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP3 6PA, England
Nearest Motorway & Junction
Nearest Train Station
The A303 takes you through a beautiful landscape, past historic Stonehenge.
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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
A gloriously sunny summer's day and one of the most beautiful weddings, it was a tremendously happy occasion, lovely family and guests who partied until late. It was romantic and memorable and we loved the fact that the bride's sister, a wedding cake maker, baked this fabulous chocolate cake and another friend did the flowers. Meticulous planning, wonderful decoration in the marquee, it was how you imagine an English wedding to be.
What’s your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Don't invite too many guests: 125 is max.
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
The bride arriving in full regalia from the church in a landrover, driven by her new husband!
Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.
Romantic, private, peaceful, unique, idyllic
Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?
In the 17th Century Dutch Walled Garden but one is spoilt for choice.
Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?
Not that we can mention.
What’s your favourite canapé?
Smoked salmon on buttered thinly sliced artisan rye bread, with black pepper, lemon juice and a dollop of sour cream.
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
Caviar or scrambled eggs - don't make me decide.
What is your venue's most unique feature?
The theatrical architecture in its rural setting with stunning views over the historic Vale of Wardour.
What part of your business are you most proud of?
The setting and the personal attention we give and then the wonderful thank yous from our couples after their wedding.