Silchester House is a specialist exclusive use country house wedding venue on the border of Hampshire and Berkshire, in Silchester. A grand Victorian home from home with beautiful gardens and an elegant, traditional marquee, Silchester House was the first of the Bijou Venues and still enjoys throwing an uncannily good bash. Uniquely, the House is ideal for hosting two entirely different sorts of wedding - either a smaller house party celebration for up to 80 guests or a larger country garden marquee wedding for up to 160.
Its facilities are summarised below:
|Indoor ceremony licence|
|Indoor ceremony capacity||160|
|Outdoor ceremony licence|
|Indoor banquet capacity||80|
|Online wedding planning tool|
|Personal wedding planner|
|External caterer permitted||Restricted|
|Live music permitted|
It is a grand Victorian home, set in nine acres of landscaped grounds, wild-grass meadow and woodland, and boasts a traditional English marquee capable of seating up to 160 guests for a country garden wedding celebration.
The perfect example of a classic English arts and crafts country manor house with all of the charm and character you would expect, Silchester House sits in its own extended gardens with sculpted yew and manicured lawns, surrounded by Hampshire countryside. The house itself sympathetically reflects the historical nature of a largely Victorian country home and provides an elegant yet homely backdrop to your wedding and celebrations. With flexible reception rooms and accommodation, Silchester House is the prefect blank canvas upon which to paint your prefect wedding day.
Inside the house there are smaller spaces for a more intimate wedding celebration. The Music Room, built to house former owner Thomas Hartley’s passion for classical, orchestral music and thus boasting absolutely perfect acoustics, can seat up to 90 guests for the Wedding Breakfast and for something even smaller the Dining Room is perfect for up to 24 guests.
There are several spaces in the House that are registered for civil wedding ceremonies including the Music Room (capacity of up to 160) and the gazebo for outside ceremonies. The variety of spaces available for both the Ceremony and the Wedding Breakfast allow Silchester House to be a perfect party venue, whatever the season.
The House also boasts a luxurious Bridal Suite, 13 further bedroom suites, and a tennis court and swimming pool.
As with all of the Bijou-owned wedding venues, Silchester benefits from all of the experience and attention to detail that defines the Bijou brand. From wedding planners to help you plan your perfect day to webcams to enable your absent friends and family to join you on your day, we've used our 15 years of practise to make sure everything is absolutely perfect.
The benefit of a wedding venue with accommodation is that of having your closest family and friends stay overnight, cementing the feeling that it is your home for your special day. Relax and enjoy every element of home – from getting ready in the Bridal Suite beforehand to a nightcap before bed.
Silchester House is only available on an exclusive basis for 24 hours, so newlyweds are able to spend their first night in the sumptuous Bridal suite at the house. Thirteen further bedroom suites are available for the bridal party to enjoy the night of the wedding, before sitting down all together to enjoy a hearty breakfast in the Dining Room overlooking the manicured gardens the following morning.
Our knowledgeable and experienced Wedding Planning team has the safest hands in the industry. Choosing Bijou is more than just booking a wedding venue – it is choosing a complete support package for total peace of mind. Our Proprietary online Wedding Planner allows you to keep all of your plans and information in a secure place and allows both you and us to have ready access to the most up-to-date version of your dream. No need to worry about table plans or unexpected costs- this software ensures optimum transparency of costs, logistics and intricate detailing so that absolute perfection is achieved on the day. By having a dedicated wedding planning department and a personal planning manager, we are able to ensure that couples are guided through their wedding planning journey with meticulous care. Our team has over fifteen years experience in making dreams come true and we will listen and understand needs and visions whilst offering friendly support every step of the way.
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