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Cain Manor

Exclusive Use Wedding Venue in Hampshire

Exquisite Elizabethan manor house on a leafy Hampshire hilltop

Bordon GU35 8SR

Barn-style wedding venue

Cain Manor sits on the top of a hill at the end of a long and winding driveway in private and secluded countryside. It has beautiful, extensive landscaped grounds that make it truly special for weddings on sunny days, but has also been delicately reconfigured internally to make it utterly non-reliant on fine weather. With roaring fires and deep, warm furnishings, it is equally magical when covered in a thick blanket of snow. No matter the weather, you can rest assured that you and your photographer will be spoilt for choice when looking for those idyllic spots for your post-wedding photographs.

Cain Manor is part of the Bijou Wedding Venues collection. Bijou has been hosting weddings for over 25 years and we are thankful to each and every couple that has entrusted us with one of the most important days of your lives. As a group, we strive to ensure that you receive the best service from your very first enquiry all the way up to the big day itself. We love bringing your visions to life and creating memories you’ll cherish forever.


Cain Manor is licensed to host wedding ceremonies both inside and out, with up to 123 guests, and 170 for an evening reception. There are 11 beautifully decorated bedrooms (including a bridal suite) and a brand-new getting ready room. You will have exclusive use of the house and grounds throughout the day and overnight, with breakfast for you and your resident guests the following morning. Bijou has an in-house catering team offering a three-tiered menu, with bespoke options available. As soon as you set the date you will have access to our wedding planning team 7 days a week, offering you guidance, support, and advice.

123 Indoor Ceremony
123 Banquet
170 Evening Reception
1 Bridal Suite
10 Further Bedrooms
Cain Manor is available to hire exclusively for 24 hours
Wheelchair Access
Live Music Permitted
On-site DJ facilities
Fireworks not permitted
Finishing Time
11.30pm finishing time, carriages at midnight
In-house catering
Bespoke menus available
Halal catering available
Corkage option not available

Wedding venue with on-site bedrooms

Cain has stunning bridal suite and 10 additional luxury bedrooms available for the bridal party to enjoy on the night of the wedding, ranging from spacious king-sized beds to cosy twin rooms, suitable for younger guests. There is a swimming pool and tennis courts within the grounds; ideal for couples and families wishing to relax and enjoy the glorious setting pre or post-wedding.

The morning after your wedding you will wake, as a married couple, in the peace and quiet of Cain’s countryside location, before perhaps enjoying a stroll around the grounds while you reminisce about the day before meeting your overnight guests for a hearty breakfast. After breakfast you will bid farewell to your overnight guests and the Bijou team and depart Cain Manor back down the lovely driveway before heading home (or off on your honeymoon).

Choosing a wedding venue with accommodation can have several benefits. It removes many of the timing risks involved with travelling between venues and allows you to prepare for your wedding in a calm, peaceful, and luxurious environment. Relax and enjoy every element of home – from getting ‘wedding ready’ in the new prep room before your big moment, to a nightcap with nearest and dearest before tumbling into bed in a warm haze, having had a truly wonderful day.

New for 2022 ‘Getting Ready Room’

Cain brides will have access to a brand-new, stylish ‘getting ready room’, equipped with three make-up stations to use the morning of the wedding day. You can invite your beauty supplier, along with a couple of your closest friends or family members for a 9am arrival, and be taken to your own, private area away from the departing wedding party, to start the preparations. You’ll find a bottle of fizz on ice to kick things off and start your pre-ceremony celebrations

Food and drink at your wedding reception

Bijou has a hugely experienced brigade of banqueting chefs. Banqueting catering is a very specialist branch of the hospitality industry and requires specific processes and practices. The Bijou Chefs are full-time specialists who only work in Bijou’s kitchens. Our menus and kitchens are designed with banqueting in mind and in the knowledge that each dish needs to be served in large numbers, at top quality, in very short spaces of time. Of course, we also maintain relationships with our suppliers to serve what we serve at the best possible price. Click here to visit our food and drinks page.

A specialist venue with a wedding planning tool

Benefit from the support of Bijou’s wedding planning team and access to the bespoke online planning tool

Our knowledgeable and experienced Wedding Planning team has the safest hands in the industry. Choosing Cain Manor is more than just booking a location to host your wedding – it is choosing a complete package that includes specialist wedding support throughout the duration of your planning, for total peace of mind. We know that planning a wedding whilst trying to juggle your regular work/home balance can be stressful, but our proprietary online wedding planner allows you to keep all of your plans and information in a secure place, meaning both you and us have ready access to the most up-to-date version of your dream wedding. Whether you’re local to Cain Manor or planning your wedding remotely, the online planner has everything you require, so you’ll have no need to worry about unexpected costs or frustrations like table plans. This wonderful tool ensures optimum transparency of costs, logistics and intricate detailing, so that absolute perfection is achieved on the day without you needing to do anything other than relax and enjoy your special occasion.

Prior to your wedding, you will be invited to a menu tasting where you’ll have the opportunity to carefully select the most appropriate dishes for your guests with fine wines to complement each course. All of our menu choices have been designed to work well in any season, but if there is a specific dish that is not on the menu, or you’d like our in-house kitchen team to create a bespoke menu for your celebration, then we will be delighted to work with you to craft something truly unique and special for your day.

History of Cain Manor

The original building was constructed in the 16th century with timbers that are believed to have been recycled from ships that date back even further. In the 1990s the Manor, which, at the time, was made up of two cottages, was converted to become a single residence which featured a large barn-style Music Room that housed an indoor swimming pool. In 2003, Cain Manor became part of the Bijou family of exclusive use wedding venues. The pool was covered to create what today is a beautiful wedding ceremony and reception space, and some of the older outbuildings were converted to offer further wedding night accommodation.

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