Having looked at many possible wedding reception venues we paid Minstead Lodge a visit and knew from the moment that we stepped into the delightful, wood-panelled lodge that we had found the unique reception venue that we were looking for. Tucked away in the New Forest, with an impressive approach at the end of a long drive, it feels like an exclusive and well-kept secret! The three reception rooms looking out onto the beautiful, terraced gardens are fantastic and provided ample space for all our guests to enjoy our drinks reception, seated wedding breakfast and evening entertainment, which included a live band. Lois, Hospitality and Events Manager, and all the team at Minstead Lodge were brilliant from start to finish; going out of their way to help with our planning and putting vast amounts of work in to ensure the house and gardens, which are already extremely well-kept, were looking even more amazing for our big day. We are extremely grateful to Lois for all her help and her work with our suppliers to ensure we had a day that has left us with countless happy memories. Our catering supplier said that they found the spacious kitchens easy to work in and all of our guests were enthusing how fantastic Minstead Lodge is. We feel extremely lucky and grateful to have found such a special place to celebrate our big day. If you are a looking for a special and unique venue, with the opportunity to support a great charity at the same time, we wouldn't hesitate to recommend Minstead Lodge.