Our beautiful wedding venue near Basingstoke
When planning the most important day of your life, the venue, food and an exceptional level of service are the essential ingredients for a truly memorable day, for both you and your guests.
Located on the stunning Wellington Estate and sitting on the Hampshire and Berkshire border, The Wellington Arms is a beautifully refurbished country pub, hotel and wedding venue, ideally situated with easy access from Basingstoke and Reading on the A33, off the M3 and M4.
Our exclusive Waterloo Suite is a modern, bright space offering a beautiful setting in which to host your ceremony and wedding reception, accommodating up to 120 guests for a delicious sit-down meal and 160 guests for evening entertainment. For the warmer months, our Rose Garden and open-sided barn is beautiful for outside ceremonies, overlooking stunning wheat fields and countryside; ideal for photographs and to enjoy drinks and canapes prior to moving inside for the wedding breakfast.
Our award-winning Head Chef has devised menus that are brimming with locally sourced ingredients, to ensure our dishes are bursting with fresh flavours. From the bubbles in your glass to the chutney on your cheeseboard, we pride ourselves on showcasing the very best our local area offers, so that you and your guests enjoy every mouthful and sip.
As the evening of celebrations draws to a close, our 25 boutique hotel rooms, including our luxury honeymoon suite, offers the perfect retreat for you and your guests to enjoy a relaxing overnight escape before re-joining for a delicious breakfast the following morning.
We would love to discuss your vision for your special day and show you around our lovely venue, so please do get in touch to book a viewing.
What you can expect from us:
- Exclusive use of The Waterloo Suite
- Licensed for indoor and outdoor civil ceremonies
- Capacity for up to 120 daytime guests and 160 for the evening
- Dedicated wedding co-ordinator
- Beautiful Honeymoon Suite for the happy couple
- Additional 24 luxury hotel rooms for your guests
- Outside ceremony and drinks reception area
- In-house catering and bespoke menus, designed by our Head Chef
- Picturesque countryside setting for photographs
- List of trusted partners and recommended suppliers
- Easy to reach location on A33, towards Basingstoke/Reading
- A range of packages with no hidden extras or costs
Private tours available
Enjoy a private appointment to view our beautiful events suite, outdoor ceremony and reception area, honeymoon suite and guest hotel rooms.
To book a private tour, please contact us here.
Well wow! We would love to thank you and your team for the delicious food and service that you and your team provided on our wedding day. We received glowing feedback from our guests, we couldn’t be happier. Thank you again for your outstanding efforts as we celebrated our special day with family and friends. It was truly a memorable day for all of us.
Jo & Tim, Bride & Groom
I wanted to write a thank you to say just how fabulous everything was for Tessa and Michael’s reception. Many guests complimented us on organising the reception long-distance and I replied that I had the wonderful Lindsay doing all the other work at the other end of the emails. The food was spectacular and the room was beautiful. The day was even more special than I ever imagined. Thank you for EVERYTHING. I am so happy we picked The Wellington Arms!
Julia Peacock, Mother of the Bride
Thank you for making our wedding day such a special occassion – the memories will be with us forever. Every single guest said: what a lovely venue, friendly staff, superb food and great service, an amazing day was had by all!
Jo & Mick, Bride & Groom
On behalf of Rosie and Tom and all the family, I want to say a massive thank you to the Wellington Arms for providing such an amazing reception venue. From the moment we arrived, everything exceeded our expectations with the canopy simply decorated, the whole outlook by the field, and the separation from the general outside dining area. All that made it feel really special. In addition, we were very attentively looked after by Matt, who helped us add other decorations, dealt with the cake and was thoroughly attentive in taking orders and serving food. Of course, as we anticipated, the food itself was lovely. We would not hesitate to recommend you to others.
Cathy Foster, Mother of the Bride
Are we the venue for you?
From intimate gatherings to colourful celebrations, our dedicated team are on hand every step of the way, from the initial planning right up to the morning after your special day. Get in touch with our Events Manager, Lindsay, who will be thrilled to review your requirements in detail.