Rownhams House & Gardens

£2750 - £3995 for Venue Hire
Up to 120
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
A beautiful Georgian house with twelve acres of garden and woodland. A magical place to have your special day.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
Our hire only charge includes the following up to 10 6ft round tables to seat 120 guests, up to 116 chairs, wooden easel for seating plan, beautiful silver cake stand and knife, music system and red carpet for ceremonies, outdoor bar, fully licensed indoor bar with staffing for the evening only. Exclusive use of the Main House for ceremonies and a wedding breakfast and Coach house for the evening reception which includes a cool bar, chesterfield sofa room, food area and dance floor. You will have access on the Friday to set up, exclusive use on the Saturday for your wedding and access on Sunday morning to pick up your personal decorations.
What is included in this pricing:
External caterers not permitted
Furniture included
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Choice of preferred caterers

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
We have 6 approved caterers that are experienced at working at Rownhams House. Our caterers offer a range of price points and different menus / styles of food from BBQ's to 3 course dinners. You work directly with the caterer of your choice, and get to build a great relationship with them over the months leading up to your special day. You are welcome to supply your own drinks during the day only, and we do NOT charge a corkage fee, which offers a great savings to you.
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
10:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
11:00 PM

Ceremony & Reception

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


Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Water View
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol

Cultural Specialists

Asian Wedding Specialist
Full Description
We are a friendly and romantic hidden gem that can host civil ceremonies, wedding breakfasts and evening receptions all in one exclusive venue. We are licensed for both indoor and outdoor ceremonies for up to 120 guests. We offer post ceremony drinks and photographs in the stunning gardens with the amazing backdrop of the Medieval Coach House. Your wedding continues with a breakfast or high tea in the Grand Library or on the lawn. In the evening your guests up to 150 can retreat to the Coach House for an evening of laughter and fun on the dance floor, in the sofa lounge and vintage bar. We are full licensed and offer a cash bar service for guests in the evening. The Bride’s room is an intimate private room with dressing table and sofas for the stars of the day to relax and prepare yourselves for the day or evening. We do all we can to look after you before and during your wedding day. Many previous clients have particularly thanked us for offering help, guidance and generally reducing any stress. Nothing pleases us more than to be a small part of a beautiful day. Should you choose to hold your wedding with us at Rownhams House you can be assured that we only host one occasion a weekend. And unlike many venues, Rownhams House has always been a home. The existing house was built as a result of a shocking love story set in the mysterious Near East. And over the centuries it has seen its fair share of passion and intrigue. If you choose to celebrate your special occasion at Rownhams House you will be adding to this story. The house is owned and loved by a family who are there at a discreet distance should you need them. Since every wedding is different we do have a selection of choices and prices. We can also cope very well with ‘short notice’ weddings, provided it does not impinge upon another event.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Jan & danny
Wedding: July 2019
July 2019
Rarely say perfect,but only word that fits!
What an incredible venue ! Helen and nigel werent too shabby either(read fantastic) our wedding celebration could not have been any more perfect.their professianalism,attention to detail and personal help unbelievable.
Wedding: September 2014
November 2018
Perfect wedding venue
Absolutely perfect wedding venue. We had our ceremony here - the ceremony room is beautiful, and the grounds are even better. Such a hidden gem, couldn't have wished for a better venue
Jonny & Tali
Wedding: August 2018
June 2016
It was the most amazing day of our lives!
Thank you for letting us use your wonderful home for our wedding reception and all the help you gave us along the way! It was the most amazing day of our lives All the best Jonny & Tali
Anji Thallon
Wedding: July 2018
June 2016
The perfect venue and the perfect day.
The perfect venue and the perfect day. Nigel and Helen looked after everything for our daughter's wedding from the moment we met them until they helped us clear up! The outside wedding setting was stunning, as were the Library wedding breakfast and the Coach House for the evening. Nothing was too much trouble and they were a very calming influence! Everyone was blown away by Rownhams House and said it was the best wedding they've ever been to. Thank you so much!
Duncan Harris
Wedding: September 2018
June 2016
We loved every moment of our day
Since the Autumn of 2016 you have both been so helpful and accommodating. Thank you so much for all of your guidance and support. We could not have hand picked a more beautiful venue to get married, and we have loved every moment of our day Mr & Mrs H
Sarah & Steve
Wedding: May 2018
June 2016
Thank you so much
Thank you so much for everything you did to make our big day so special! Everyone said how wonderful Rownhams House was, & what a great time they had!
Location & Contact Details


Betteridge Drive, Southampton, Hampshire, SO16 8LS

Travel Notes

Rownhams House & Gardens is 10 minutes by taxi from Southampton city centre. The House is off Betteridge Drive SO16 8LF.

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M3 Jt 3

Nearest Train Station

Southampton Airport

Nearest Airport

Southampton Airport

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Press & Awards

Industry Awards (1)

English Wedding Awards - 2018 & 2019 Most Romantic Venue Finalist.