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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 British country venue with a variety of informal yet distinctive spaces to hire for your ceremony, reception or party.

Enjoy your day in the 16th century Hampshire Barn, with glorious views over tranquil meadows, or for a more intimate ceremony, the historic house. The Great Mead affords a charming location for a outdoor reception. Whether this is a marquee, tipi, bell tent etc you will be surrounded by meadow with views to the house and across parkland.

Whichever location you prefer, the heritage setting affords unique photo memories.  To complete the occasion, choose from our nominated caterers. Ranging in price and style, they each offer high quality and a personalised service, to ensure you enjoy your dream wedding. We only accommodate one wedding per weekend in order to guarantee you exclusive use of our venue, as well access the day preceding for the purposes of setting up and to enable you clearing away time on the following day.

We also offer a fixed price all year round and on any day, so you can have your Saturday wedding with us in the summer for the same price as a mid week wedding in November.

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Wedding Planning Service

As of May 2016 we will be offering a brand new wedding planning service at an introductory rate with a free initial consultation. Our planner’s expertise will help to make your dream day a reality.

What to expect from our wedding planner:

  • To use their expert knowledge to design and put together the wedding you want, tailored to your needs.
  • Source, liaise and book suppliers
  • Manage budgets
  • Co-ordinate the day
  • Solve problems
  • Support you and relieve stress
  • Advice on wedding customs and etiquette

We offer the following services:

Full Wedding Planning Package:
Make full use of our wedding coordinators knowledge and resources for all aspects of your wedding from the day you book our venue, right up to the big day. You will receive regular updates from the wedding planner keeping you reassured. They will also be available to sort any queries you may have throughout the planning process. On the day co-ordination package also included.

Cost of package is 12.5% of your wedding budget excluding venue hire and catering costs.

On the day co-ordination package:
This package is for couples who wish to plan their wedding themselves but require someone to take the lead on the day, leaving you to enjoy your big day. Your wedding planner will be at the venue all day to ensure everything meets and exceeds expectations. Any issues arising will be taken care of swiftly allowing the day to run smoothly and on time.

Cost of this package is £300, for the planner’s attendance 2 hours before the ceremony until the end of the reception.

Why we are offering these wedding planning services:
We are offering these services to ultimately help you have the wedding you’ve dreamed of, taking away all the stress and anxiety, leaving you with only the fun and exciting elements of planning your wedding.

Our aim for every couple who uses this service is to assist in creating an occasion that will surpass everything you ever desired for your big day. We are here to ensure a day that will embody a celebration so remarkable that it will represent you as a couple and never be forgotten by you or your guests.

Conference Facilities

Gilbert White & The Oates Collections is delighted to be able to offer two rooms within the 18th century house, once the home of Rev. Gilbert White (1720-1793), for corporate or private events.  Set in the heart of the pretty village of Selborne, we offer a unique and charming setting for conferences, meetings, presentations and training sessions. We are only 5 miles from Alton, an hour from Waterloo by train, and ideally located between the A3 and A31.

Details of our current Conference Meeting Facilities & Venue Hire along with associated costs and booking form can be obtained by contacting our events team.

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