Silchester House is a small, exclusive use, country house wedding venue located on the Berkshire and Hampshire border

Silchester House - A Luxurious Country House Wedding Venue in Berkshire

Silchester House - A Luxurious Country House Wedding Venue in Berkshire

Enjoy a Virtual Tour of Silchester House

Silchester House is a unique and luxurious country house wedding venue located on the border of Hampshire and Berkshire. The wedding venue is available to host small weddings both inside and out, throughout the year, and can accommodate overnight guests in 14 tastefully decorated bedrooms. We know that viewing a wedding venue online doesn't compare to seeing it in person, but we’d like to give you an introduction as to how beautiful and versatile Silchester House can be, not forgetting the flexibility that the house can provide when it comes to making your wedding celebration completely personal and suited to your own style. The first tour will guide you around the ground floor of Silchester House, giving you a taster of what the venue looks like at first glance. The individual room tours below will give you an insight in to the size and depth of each room, hopefully giving you some idea of how your wedding day could look if you book your luxurious wedding at Silchester House. We look forward to offering you a more detailed viewing of our Berkshire country house wedding venue, Silchester House, on a date and at a time that suits you both, after you’ve enjoyed visiting the virtual tour below.


Browsing the virtual tour of Silchester House should give you a good idea in terms of the lay out and spacing of this Berkshire wedding venue. Explore our luxurious country house from room to room, imagining what your actual wedding day could be like; from arriving for your ceremony, or from a church, to your drinks reception, wedding banquet and beyond. If you have any questions about ‘what happens where’ around Silchester House, any one of our team members will be able to chat through this with you on the phone or in person. From time to time we do change the positioning of the furniture around Silchester House to make it more comfortable for you and your guests, so the venue may not look exactly as it does on the virtual tours if you do come and pay us a visit. Aside from the light, bright and airy rooms throughout the country house wedding venue, the gardens at Silchester House are also pretty wonderful. If you plan on having an outdoor wedding ceremony or you love the idea of celebrating your wedding drinks reception on the lawn, the country gardens at Silchester House could be an ideal space for guests to gather and mingle throughout the day.  

There has been a residence on the site of our country house wedding venue, Silchester House since at least the 17th century, when the element of the house that now makes up the West Wing was a functional farmhouse. The main, central part of the house was built in an early Victorian Gothic style, reflecting the wealth of the area in the middle of the 19th Century. The building is characterised by its strong gables and the interesting roof slopes with sets of highly ornate chimney pots. Around the turn of the 20th Century the house was owned and lived in by Thomas Hartley, the well-known clockmaker from the Hartley’s jam family, who made several additions to what was then known as Dial House.

Hartley added the whole of the East Wing – comprising the Music Room and East Wing Hallway on the ground floor, and the bedrooms that are directly above these areas. He also built and installed the well-known Silchester Clock in what is now known as the Clock Tower, immediately visible on the right hand side as you enter the driveway. When wound up, the Clock is still functional and shows Father Time and his family, who ring the bells on the hour and the quarters.

After Thomas Hartley’s death the house was in private hands until 1997, at which point it began its transformation into the stunning country house wedding venue that it is today. It was the first of the Bijou Wedding Venues portfolio and is a truly spectacular party house to enjoy throughout the year. 

As you take your virtual tour of Silchester House, imagine what your own wedding day could be like. Use the gentle décor that has been placed in each room to inspire you, and imagine how you could change it around and make it personal to you and your partner. We couldn’t possibly show you every detail of the wedding venue via the virtual tour, and you will be able to see further images over in the gallery section. But, if you do like what you see, then we’d be delighted to show you round our luxurious Berkshire wedding venue in person. Request a brochure, drop us a line or send over an email with a date and time that suits you best. If we’re not hosting another wedding, then we’d love to meet you at any time.