The Abbotstone Club is situated in a recently converted barn in the middle of stunning Hampshire countryside, and provides collaborative workspace for the HWC.

At the moment, we are opening once a month on a Monday, on a trial basis to see how everything develops, but we are hugely confident this will become a much LOVED and utilised environment and space.

Basically we are taking modern co-working and dedicating it to you – the Hampshire wedding industry.

Not fly solo
Not be cooped up, procrastinating at home
Work alongside other excellent creative wedding suppliers
Build momentum on collaborative projects because you have a space to get together, talk and plan
Learn and grow with other suppliers
Learn from engaged specialists bought in by the Hampshire Wedding Club

The Abbotstone Club is an open collaborative space in the countryside near Alresford, in a lovely light and airy recently converted barn on the Grange Estate.

It is the perfect size to have 20-25 people working together in a variety of different settings and set ups throughout the space.

We can separate it out into creative spaces, collaborative training spaces and working spaces.  We can even set up a large dining space to have lunch together.  Stepping outside takes you into the fresh air and beautiful countryside of the Grange estate.

The Abbotstone Club is perfect for wedding industry creatives and specialists supporting those creatives – entrepreneurs and small business CEOs, caterers, bloggers, venue owners and managers, calligraphers, designers, event planners, florists, makeup artists, photographers, stylists, hair stylists, branding specialists, content writers, SEO specialists and more!

We are striving to create a uniquely safe space for open dialog and idea sharing where we can help one another to thrive.

Create a supportive space for working and collaborating

Look out for each other, collaborate, and be stronger together

Champion the creative and wedding micro businesses across Hampshire

Nurture and provide opportunities for creative talent

Always welcome new people

Create great partnerships

Do really interesting, informative and inspiring things

Work hard and be nice to people

Founding a Club like this is something I have wanted to do since I started the Hampshire wedding club, yet I have never found the perfect place.  So The Abbotstone Club is not only very special, but has a very important two fold vision.  First, to build an inspiring, exciting and inclusive co-working space in which creative individuals across the wedding sectors can come to work together.  Second, to turn this space into a creative hub in order to facilitate knowledge exchange, encourage networking and spark collaboration on joint projects with the aim of nurturing talent, watching it grow and continuing our mission to highlight the extraordinary capabilities of the Hampshire wedding industry.

On Friday the 22nd of March we are holding a shoot where you can come along and participate. The shoot will capture the images for the Abbotstone Club.  The images will be used by both the Grange (on the soon to be launched Instagram and website, you will be credited) and the Hampshire Wedding Club social media accounts, and will be shot by Angela Ward-Brown.  We picked Angela because of her very strong pre-existing ties to the Grange, as well as her beautiful commercial imagery.  I am also really excited to be working with Lou from Beyond Vintage on this project, she will be helping with the overall styling, prop images and flat lays we are on a mission to create.

I am thrilled we have about 8 people registered for this session already, but we do need more (20 if at all possible, for all of part of the day).  So if you are up for a day working, chatting and having your picture taken as well as finding out about the barn and what it has to offer – register HERE.  We would love to see you.

Lunch will be provided as it is part of the shoot, but please don’t just come along for that.

You will have full access to the images after the shoot, but when using them online you must credit Angela please – remember this is fundamentally about collaboration.

We would appreciate you not just attending this shoot, and booking onto the April session as a minimum.  Thanks, Tasha x

The monthly sessions start on the 1st of April, and at the moment they run once a month until September.  Only you can make this work, by coming along, giving it ago and seeing what the concept of collaborative working does for your business.  We absolutely believe you will LOVE the experience and see the value.

To book your ticket for the session visit the supplier diary HERE.


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