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We are delighted to showcase this stunning venue in the heart of Hampshire. The Riverside in Botley is situated on the bank of the river Hamble, the most famous yachting river in the UK.
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
08:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
03:00 AM


Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Marquee Permitted
On-Site Parking
Open Flame Permitted
Outdoor Reception Space
Water View

Ceremony & Reception

Confetti Permitted
Fireworks Permitted
Dancefloor Available

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
Halal Catering
In-house Catering
In-House Wine List
Kosher Catering
Full Description
Situated on a working farm and equestrian centre, the Riverside has superb access from M27 and M3. The venue has previously hosted public music festivals can can accommodate for 499 guests with ample parking and glamping available for all. For those not wishing to glamp, the local area is brimming with excellent hotels and family run B&B's. Riverside venue provides a stunning back drop for a wedding festival with tree lined fields to one side and the riverbank nestled to the other. We have use of a secondary field for glamping at larger events but can easily scale the venue down to one field for more intimate celebrations. Th venue also hosts its own wine bar and fine dining restaurant serving locally sourced dished, fine wine and local ales and ciders.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Sarah-Jane
Hello, SJ here! I am exceptionally proud of how far my company has grown over the last 3 years. In our first year we held 3 events, and then this summer we held a whopping 52 events! I can guarantee that you will have a fabulous time with us but you can be sure that the best day of your lives will be in safe hands. We are continuously growing together as a company and I am massively excited about what the future holds. Watch this space! Love SJ - CEO and Founder xxxx


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
No. of People In Team
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Married in November 2017
October 2017
WOOLSTOCK 2017 QUITE SIMPLY ROCKED - these guys made our 3 day festival wedding weekend absolutely incredible.....we are still buzzing, was just an insane and mad few day...
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Married in September 2017
October 2017
They smashed it out of the park!
They smashed it out the park My partner and I got married a few weeks ago. SJ and Rowan you were fantastic from the very first moment we met, until the very end and your...
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Location & Contact Details


Southampton SO30 2H, Botley, Hampshire, SO30 2HA, England

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M27, junction 7

Nearest Train Station

Southampton Airport Parkway

Nearest Airport


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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

We once had a wedding that lasted a full three days - non-stop partying, non-stop drinking, non-stop fun for a full on weekend away retreat! Our guests went away having had the most incredibly thrilling and fun-packed weekend that has given them memories to relish for life!

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Enjoy the planning stage of your special day - it's a hugely exciting time for you, your partner, family and friends - relish every minute!

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

Our favourite personal touch was during a blessing, when a couple and their two daughters created a really beautiful hand print canvas, to always remember that moment.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Beautiful, Unique, Spacious, Picturesque and Peaceful

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

The best photo spot would be with the beautiful horses or at the riverside.

What’s your favourite canapé?

Smoked salmon bellini

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Chocolate fondue with marshmallows

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The river Hamble runs through the venue.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

We absolutely love the relationships we form with our clients, from the day we receive the enquiry, to years later where we have always kept in contact with our fantastic couples long after their wedding!
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