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 located with easy access from Basingstoke and Reading on the A33, off the M3 and M4.
Our exclusive Waterloo Suite at The Wellington Arms is a modern, bright space offering a beautiful setting in which to host your ceremony and celebrations, accommodating up to 120 guests for a delicious sit-down wedding breakfast and 160 guests for evening entertainment. With a fantastic list of recommended suppliers and an Events Manager with a wealth of experience, we’ll help you create your dream bespoke wedding setting.
Our award-winning Head Chef has devised menus that are brimming with locally sourced ingredients from neighbouring farms and producers, 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 honeymoon suite offers the perfect retreat to whisk yourselves away for a relaxing, luxury overnight escape before re-joining your guests 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/drinks reception area (opening in Spring 2020)
- 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 package bursting with inclusions and no hidden extras
Opening in Spring 2020
Complementing our modern, bright Waterloo Suite will be the addition of our Rose Garden Pavilion in Spring 2020.
An idyllic outdoor space, overlooking the stunning stretch of vibrant fields next door.
Licensed for outdoor ceremonies, the garden will be the perfect, intimate space to say ‘I do’ in the warmer months, as well as a sunny spot to enjoy reception drinks with your guests amongst a picturesque backdrop for your photographer to capture those special moments.
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
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.