We are so excited to introduce ‘The Barn at Avington’
What happens when a new exciting project starts, driven by a clearly very passionate and able wedding co-ordinator? Well inspiration and excitement clearly. Listening to the wonderful Beth A talk about The Barn at Avington is truly a breath of fresh air. The focus on supporting couples who want to have “their wedding their way” is amazing, their focus on supporting local Hampshire wedding suppliers, gets a resounding YEY from us. The outlook of this venue, is everything we want to support, highlight and shout about at the Hampshire Wedding Club. Perhaps this is the future? Bright, dedicated, responsive, adaptable, and ever so slightly daring – we say bring it on!
Thank you to the lovely Carrie Lavers for our picture taken at the barn just the other day
So over to Beth…
When I first saw the site and met Robert in Autumn 2017 I instantly knew that it was a perfect wedding venue. I’d been enjoying being a freelance wedding coordinator (Beth A Weddings) but many couples I had spoken to in Hampshire had told me that they had struggled to find a venue that suited them and their needs. I made it my mission to create somewhere that ticked all the boxes.
My main requirements were…
Outside ceremony space
Wedding weekends – not rushing people in and out
I am proud to say ‘The Barn at Avington‘ offers all of these things and more!
Attracted me to reach out to Robert initially. The attention to detail, style and size makes the cottages, which combined sleep 12 of your nearest and dearest, are perfect.
So many couples I spoke to wanted to have their friends and family accommodated on site as it allows for a big celebration which lasts for longer than a day. Most married couples I know, and have worked with say they loved their wedding but it was over too quickly.
The 5* cottages and glamping field means that the couple and their loved ones can arrived days before the wedding, have a relaxed set up and then celebrate for a few days, not having to worry if they have spoken to everyone, and managed to actually relax and enjoy it.
Work is currently underway to turn our woodland area into a romantic space to hold outdoor ceremonies. Nothing is more beautiful than saying your vows to each other under the trees and surrounded by nature. The river flows past this woodland setting which really is the icing on the cake.
The second thing that gives the venue its huge appeal is its location. The Barn at Avington is in a beautiful, peaceful and quiet setting. You feel like you are miles from anywhere but in fact Winchester is only 10 minutes up the road. Not only does Winchester have beautiful churches for a religious ceremony and a huge range of accommodation for the friends and relatives who aren’t keen on glamping, but it is also proud to have some of the coolest suppliers in the wedding industry.
We are honoured to be working with the likes of Angela Ward Brown, Ikonworks (photographers) and Jenni Bloom (florist) to ensure that we can offer a professional and unique experience. Ultra cool event stylists ‘What Peggy Did Next‘ are meeting with us this week to discuss how our barn can be turned into something beyond even our imagination!
We are working with exceptional local caterers, so alongside a brilliant wedding breakfast, we can cater fine Hampshire breakfasts, amazing BBQ’s, picnics and more to ensure your guests are well fed and happy during their stay.
After days of being surrounded by friends and family – setting up, getting ready and celebrating your love, the real wow factor is ‘The Glade’. Jump into the tractor trailer and we’ll take you to your secret hideaway overlooking the Hampshire countryside. We’ll have the fire lit and marshmallows waiting so you can have some time to snuggle up and reflect on your amazing day. Cosy sleeping pod, bathroom and little kitchen means that you are able to stay and unwind for a few days – the perfect mini-moon.
We can’t wait to welcome our first couples to ‘The Barn at Avington’ and work with many incredible Hampshire suppliers.
Beth, Robert and the team x
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