Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10.30AM to 5PM & Bank Holidays

Wedding Fayre – Admission Free

 

Be inspired by our specially selected variety of experts; chosen to provide you with their proficiency, creative ideas and experience, everything you would require to help make your dream day a reality.

See our remarkable 16th Century Hampshire Barn decorated as if it were your big day.

Surrounded by beautiful iconic views of our wild flower meadow set against the stunning backdrop of the South Downs’ Beech Hanger and Gilbert White’s House a perfect way to spend your Sunday!

What’s On

11:00am Doors Open

Exhibitors will be located in our Marquee set in the Great Mead and also in our 16th Century barn. Our barn has been decorated by Jessica from Vintage Your Day (and our volunteer florists) as if it were your big day.

Want to find out more about our beautiful venue?  If you would like to find out more about the booking our venue then talk to Hannah our Wedding Coordinator who will be greeting people at our Barn Entrance.

12pm The Sand Ceremony – Meet in our 16th Century barn for this visual ceremony lead by celebrant Miranda Ash. Our brides will be modeling dresses from Erica‘s Real Green Dress Collection and holding flower creations by Florescence. Hair and make up is by Ema The Hair & Beauty Artist. Our groom will be modelling a suit from Bartlett and Butcher. The ceremony will end with a set by Tobiah, a Singer/Songwriter whose poignant lyrics touch hearts with life-affirming stories of love and endurance.  Alternative Wedding Photographer Hana Laurie will be photographing our ceremonies.

A Free glass of lemonade will be served from our converted Horse box outside the barn. While at the barn take the opportunity to visit our nominated caterers, clementine catering, Vanilla Catering and and Wise Catering who will be providing samples of their food for you to taste. Purchase a pancake (or two) from our Horse Box and then take a seat on the hay bales provided by Bales4Events and relax enjoying views of our barn and Beech clad hanger.

2pm Handfasting – Gather under our 280 year old oak in the Great Mead. Miranda Ash from Celebrations for All, will be demonstrating this symbolic ritual going back to celtic roots. Our brides will again be modeling dresses from Erica‘s Real Green Dress Collection holding flowers from Florescence and with hair and make up by Ema The Hair & Beauty Artist. Our groom will be modelling a suit from Bartlett and Butcher. The ceremony will end with another set by Singer/Songwriter Tobiah. Alternative Wedding Photographer Hana Laurie will be photographing our ceremonies.

3pm Meet The Mind Boggler Chris Hare as he boggles your mind in our marquee.

Photography among our many exhibitors we are lucky to have some fantastic photographers at our Wedding Fayre. Brian and Wendy from BC Digiphot will be ready to talk to you in our Marquee as will the Alternative Wedding Photographer Hana Laurie (who will be photographing our ceremonies). We also have The Fancy Mirror Booth located in our barn.

Garden Games will be located on our lawn in front of the house, have a go at checkers, Jenga or pick up sticks!

4pm Time to go home

Exhibitors

Bartlett Butcher – Wedding Menswear

Bartlett & Butcher was established in 1959, and for over half a century has gained the knowledge and experience vital to run the most successful men’s formal wear hire business in the south of England. For 55 years, professionally trained staff have maintained a client list spanning many generations throughout the UK and abroad. Our success has enabled us to invest in the best dry-cleaning facilities, pressing equipment and tailoring machines required to maintain top quality garments. With a bespoke stock control system we manage unlimited items for numerous customers who require attire at very short notice or are perhaps planning a wedding many years ahead. Total in-house control means we get it right every time

 

Tartufi Cakes – Wedding Cakes

Gemma really understands the importance of your wedding cake and the time involved planning your wedding. Her degree in theatre design and years of design experience enable her to work closely with every couple to design a unique and personalised wedding cake that perfectly matches their individual style and budget. She is passionate about providing every couple with a designer wedding cake and truly personal service, from first cake tasting to the setup of the cake on the wedding day.

 

The Classic and Vintage Car Company – Wedding Transport

Looking for a beautiful wedding car for your special day? We have been privileged to share the big day with hundreds of brides and grooms over 26 years of service.

We are delighted to be attending this wonderful event, where you will have the opportunity to view our stunning wedding cars whilst meandering through the wild flower meadow.
Discuss your dreams and wishes with our friendly Classic and Vintage team on the day and try out our cars for the all-important dress room!

 

Wise Catering – One of our Nominated caterers


At Wise we provide the complete catering service. From enquiry, to planning, to kitchen and to table our team of chefs, dedicated catering managers and trained waiting staff can deliver the perfect catering experience.

Wise are headquarterd in Southampton on the banks of The River Itchen. Our purpose built site holds our offices, warehouse for all our equipment and state of the art purpose built production kitchen.

The perfect base to prepare for our events!

 

Clementine Catering – One of our Nominated caterers

We offer a complete catering service for weddings, dinner parties, hog roasts, buffets and barbecues across Hampshire.

With almost 20 years of experience in fine dining and the restaurant trade, owner and head chef Brian Manns takes great pride in creating the perfect menu for any event.

Clementine catering is all about quality food and attention to detail.

 

BC DigiPhot Ltd – Photographer

bcdigiphotBC Digiphot is owned by Brian and Wendy Carter, the duo are in hot demand along the South Coast & are regarded as one the top wedding photography companies in the area. Brian has a BA Hon Degree in photography and is a Fellow member of the Masters Photography Association (MPA), the National Photographic Society (NPS) and the British Institute of Professional Photographers (BIPP) plus many other qualifications.

 

Vanilla Catering – One of our Nominated caterers

VanillaCateringVanilla Catering & Events provides exceptional, innovative food supported by superb, friendly and professional service for every occasion.

We are passionate about ensuring that you get the event that you want whether it’s your wedding, a formal corporate function or a relaxed yacht charter.

Our dishes are made from the finest, freshest ingredients, and seasonally and locally sourced wherever possible. Each of our dishes is prepared with flair and skill at our professional kitchens, so your menu can be tailored to suit your exacting needs.

 

Quality Marquee Hire – Marquee and Equiptment Hire


Quality Marquee Hire is an award winning friendly family company which prides its self on providing stylish, beautiful, robust, marquees and associated equipment for any event. We have over 20 years of experience of meeting and exceeding our customer’s needs using the best products on the market.

 


Vintage Your Day
– Prop Hire


Vintage your day has unique wedding props big or small for all your ideas to shine through on your day. We even have a sweet cart, we are Hampshire based.

 

Real Green Dress – Vintage Wedding Dresses


I started Real Green Dress in 2012, after a long career in conservation with national museums. Now I get to be creative with designing and indulge my love of vintage at the same time. People are always telling me how lucky I am to have such a wonderful job. I never forget it is made possible by my various and diverse customers, who are the nicest of people.

 

Celebrations for All – Celebrant


I’ve been a celebrant since 2013 and am I trained through the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants, in partnership with The UK College of Celebrancy.

Over the last few years Miranda Ash has conducted ceremonies all over the world. She became a celebrant because she wanted to use my creative skills in a different way and help people honour the special events in their lives in ways that are meaningful to them.

 

EWGA Wines – Wine Supplier


EWGA Wines was founded in Lancashire in 1972 by Pamela and Gerald Moeckell. Their traditional business of wine wholesaling is continued today by their son Adrian and his loyal team of staff.
The company has high standards in the selection import and distribution of many exclusive wines from most quality wine producing countries. EWGA owes its continued success to giving sound professional advice, offering an exclusive and competitive portfolio, backed up by a first-class service.

 

Tobiah – singer/ songwriter

TOBIAH is an acoustic singer/ songwriter based in West Sussex and is known for her ‘Beautiful and natural voice’ (BBC Radio Sussex), poignant lyrics and touching hearts with life-affirming stories of love and endurance.

TOBIAH enjoys performing in special places so the magical atmosphere of Gilbert White’s house and garden is the perfect setting for her music. www.tobiahUK.com

 

Hana Laurie Alternative Wedding Photography – Photographer

I’m Hana, I’m an alternative wedding photographer and ex-teacher in my work life. I’ve been described as natural, tireless, awesome and sarcastic.
I love puns and sushi and gin/beer/wine, and a good old brutal joke. When I’m photographing, I tend to be pretty up for anything. If a shot requires lying on the floor or climbing 9ft up a tree then I’m all for it. I’m fully insured and I have more clothes at home/in the car… getting the right shots and having a total hoot while I do it is totally important to me.

 

COCOA & WHEY CAKES – Wedding Cakes

Cocoa & Whey Cakes is a luxury wedding and celebration cake company based in the beautiful village of Avington near Winchester in Hampshire. We specialise in making beautiful, handcrafted wedding cakes and favours, both sweet and savoury, for clients across Hampshire and the South East of England.

 

Bales 4 Events – Bale Hire

Bales4events supply bales and other hire items for weddings, fetes, photo shoots, parties and festivals and can cater for any events of any size. Bales can be extremely versatile and be used as ceremony seating, made up into bale sofas, used to make a bar or for decoration, these are just a few ideas. Our hire service offers delivery and collection to the venue at a date and time that is convenient for you. Please check out our website www.bales4events.co.uk and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for further details and inspiration for your special day.

 

Wedition – Personalised Wedding Magazine

Wedition – personalised magazines for your wedding, a unique favour or the ideal invitation solution for couples planning a destination wedding/festival weekend wedding. Styled to your colour scheme and theme, these brilliant multi-award winning keepsakes are a fantastic ice breaker: introduce your wedding party to your guests, share your story and photos, let your pet write an article, include a quiz and use as a menu!

 

Astares – Mens ware

Astares men’s formal wear is an independently owned business, based in Havant. Founded by owner Jez back in 2015, the business has grown at an incredible rate and continues to expand its offerings.
With new services such as Made-to-Measure tailoring and the glorious range of Herbie Frogg suits that are now available for purchase, you’ll be hard pushed to leave us empty handed!
We’re driven by a true passion for style, quality and helping gents look their best.

 

T.H.Baker – Jewellers

T. H. Baker is a family owned business with over 125 years experience in the jewellery and watch industry. T. H. Baker has established itself as a popular independent jeweller while sticking to standards that have been set since its beginning in 1888.
T. H. Baker operates in 30 stores located throughout the Midlands and southern England. Each store has its own dedicated team of reliable and knowledgeable staff to help customers with an elite level of customer service.
In 2005, T. H. Baker became online jewellers providing the same level of service that operates in our stores. We offer comprehensive guides about our products and a friendly customer service team to take care of your online shopping queries. T. H. Baker’s online presence has allowed us to expand our range of designer and luxury jewellery and watches, with new brands and collections added every season.

 

Chris Hare Mind Boggler – Entertainer

Chris Hare The Mindboggler is a most convincing mind reader who has
entertained Rock Stars, Royalty and World Champions. If you don’t get
the chance to meet Chris at the wedding fayre, please visit
www.mindboggler.co.uk to arrange a free, no obligation demonstration or
phone 07976 242274.

 

The Fancy Mirror Booth Co. – Entertainment/Photography

Wow your guests with “The Fancy Mirror Booth” at your reception.not only will it prompt and tease your guests through a fun ,interactive photographic experience taking super sharp full length photos ,it looks fabulous too !
The Fancy mirror Booth is an open booth so several guests can be photographed at once..making for some ingeniously creative photos !

 

Borrow Mae – Wedding Transprotation

Here’s what you need to know:
I will be dressed with ribbons and flowers of your own choice, I bring with me a suited and booted chauffeur. Inside I can bring umbrellas, blankets, champagne and glasses. I’m polite, well-groomed and I run smoothly.
I can transport the bridal party to the ceremony, and the happy couple to the reception, or drive them away at the end of their day – all with champagne along the way!

 

Accolade DJs – DJ Service

A Fully Bespoke Wedding DJ Service
We have the pleasure of performing at many, many wedding celebrations each year. We fully appreciate that your wedding is a one off, hugely important occasion. Our overarching goal is to provide the music you want, combined with superb lighting and sound, to complement and cultivate the atmosphere of your wedding day. We have no set wedding DJ ‘packages’; our service is completely bespoke, guaranteeing that you will be served with the exact music you desire at your wedding celebration.

 

Birute Thomas Makeup Artist – Makeup Artist

I will be with you from the moment your wedding morning preparations begin until you walk down the aisle towards your husband-to-be. My duty as a professional makeup artist is to make sure that you look and feel your most beautiful from beginning to end! I cannot put into words how rewarding it is when I see my clients glowing and looking their best.

 

Maia’s​ Fl​owe​rs – Florist

We are a small family florist opening January 2018 in a small village in Hampshire United Kingdom called Selborne.
We have one Fully qualified florist working with us who Trained at Covent Garden Academy of Flowers in London.
We specialise in bouquets and gifts such as, Bath products, Candles, Cards, Jewellery and more.
As well as doing bouquets we also sell plants and succulents.

 

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