Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10.30AM to 5.00PM & 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!

There is lots going on during the day – find out more here

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 Collage Maker – Wedding Memories

I offer a ‘real’ collage making service, these are not computer generated images.
I use different papers from magazines, catalogues and also craft papers to make my collages so they are completely unique. I use simple designs and add the detail using interesting layers of paper.
I offer a bespoke service for one off comissions and the area of Wedding collages is something I have not explored yet… I envisage working with your wedding theme colours, using your stationery, serviettes etc to create a one off piece which will remind you of your wonderful day.
I can also create a collage using your favourite photographs of the day put together in a unique design.

 

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

 

The Scrabble Maker – Wedding Memories

Hello, I create handmade to order beautiful bespoke personalised Scrabble Art pictures for any occasion.
These pieces of art make perfect gifts for Weddings, Anniversaries, Christenings, New Baby, Special Birthdays or just for yourself.
Each piece is completely unique! Choose the design you like, colours, theme, butterflies, hearts, flowers, etc. Please just ask.
Personalised items are individually priced due to their bespoke nature, prices start from £25.
I will ask for 2-3 weeks notice when ordering a personalised scrabble picture however depending on my schedule, I may be able to accept orders at shorter notice. I am open to suggestion and ideas within my capabilities.
If you are interested in a commission, Please contact me to discuss your requirements.

 

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!

 

A W Jones Carriages – Wedding Transport

Arrive for your Wedding In Style by Horse and Carriage. Our matching pair of horses and ‘landau’ wedding carriage, complete with coachman and groom in full livery will provide transport for your special day
We operate in Hampshire including the New Forest, Wiltshire, Dorset, Berkshire, Surrey and Sussex

“Your Carriage Awaits”

 

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!

 

Vamos Paella – One of our Nominated caterers


Vamos Paella was set up by Melissa in 2011. After spending years of living, travelling and cooking in Spain, we decided to become paella caterers here in the UK.

One October morning our first consignment of paelleros and paellas arrived on a palate from Valencia and Vamos Paella was born. We started off paella catering at food markets and festivals and we haven’t looked back.

 

Sarafina Makeup – Makeup Artist

Your wedding day or any special occasion makeup should be about you and feeling the most beautiful you’ve ever been. I can help you achieve that perfect flawless look that will make you look and feel beautiful for any occasion. I provide hair and makeup services for weddings, wedding functions, business photo shoots, proms, hen parties, award nights, girls night outs, hot dates, and film and TV shoots.

My hair and makeup style is flexible and I am comfortable creating something natural or dramatic.

 

PartyBales – Bale creations

PartyBales™ are hay and straw bale hire specialists who hire bales throughout England and Wales. Bales make the prefect addition to weddings, parties, events and festivals. PartyBales™ have worked with the venue and team at Gilbert’s White House on a number of different functions and know the venue well. Hay and Straw Bales can be extremely versatile and lend themselves perfectly to this stunning and unusual venue. For example, you could use bales to direct guests to your wedding ceremony in the barn, set up bale sofas outside the barn so your guests can admire the breath-taking vista during your wedding reception drinks or your guests could enjoy bale lawn games including a coconut shy, tin can alley and skittle alley outside the main house. Bales can also be used to make a bar or as decoration and the opportunities are endless and there is plenty of inspiration on partybales.com or Pinterest to give you an idea.

 

Nursery Fresh – Florist

Bridal Flowers Direct is the wedding section of Nursery Fresh and has built a reputation as a leading supplier of quality flowers and bridal arrangements ensuring Brides do not have to compromise on quality or quantity to have the flowers of their dreams.

Local Brides (Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey and West Sussex borders) can use the services of our fully qualified florists to design and create stunning bridal party, church and venue arrangements whilst we can supply DIY Brides, both locally and nationally, wishing to arrange their own flowers, with all the flowers, foliage and floral sundries they need.

 

Nigel Worsfold – Toastmaster

I am a Professional Toastmaster and Master of Ceremonies, based in the south of England, available for weddings, anniversary and birthday parties, charity gala evenings, product launches, Rotary Club, Round Table and Masonic social functions, corporate events, etc.
I am fully trained, insured and accredited by the United Kingdom School of Professional Toastmasters.

 

Nigel Roberts Photography – Photographer

I’m Nigel, a creative and passionate Hampshire wedding photographer. I create beautiful, contemporary images that capture the joy of your wedding day. Perhaps I should let you be the judge of that though – so please take a look at my portfolio.

 

Kasia Austin – Bespoke Dress Design

The ethereal colours of the countryside beneath my studio window are the palette for my embroidered gossamer dresses, camisoles and accessories. Subtle and stronger colours inspire me and suit different complexions and changing moods.
I stain natural fabrics – luxurious satins, silks, floaty chiffon and French lace – to create my fairy-tale style which effortlessly flatters the body and is perfect for an event or dressed down for a festival feel. Each piece in my collection is unique and I will also accept bespoke commissions.

 

Farnham Light and Sound

Providing an outstanding wedding service for 5 years we’re confident you will not get a better service elsewhere. Each of our Wedding packages is carefully crafted to suit our clients needs. We work around you and will ensure absolutely every angle is covered to make your day worry free and to get you and your guests dancing the night away.

 

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.

 

The Country Celebrant – Independent Civil Celebrant
The Country Celebrant

The sky is the limit. Your wedding day should be all about you and your intended celebrating your partnership cocooned in the love of your friends and family.

You should have meaningful rituals that are personal to you. The music and poetry that you choose should be an affirmation of your relationship and people should come away from the ceremony feeling that they have played a part in a very special day.

 

Jane Arnold Independent Celebrant – Independent Civil Celebrant

JaneArnoldEvery couple’s relationship is unique and so it is fitting that with an Independent Celebrant you can have a ceremony that is as individual as you are. One which reflects your personalities and is perfectly tuned to the love you share. The joy and excitement you feel on starting married life together can be captured and shared with all your family and friends.

 

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.

 

C.W Fordhams – Marquee & Equipment Hire

CWFordhamC W Fordham deliver a first class service of the highest standard. Our attention to detail and personal service sets us apart… Professional catering equipment doesn’t need to cost the earth. We provide a wide range of catering equipment, everything from cutlery and glass, to tables and marquees! Are you hosting a party or perhaps require a marquee for a company event? We cater for both domestic and commercial services.

 

Traditional Ice Cream – Ice Cream

icxecreamServing individual tubs of award winning, local, Meadow Cottage Farmhouse Jersey
dairy ice creams and sorbets from vintage Pashley tricycles in red or blue.

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Gilbert Whites House

Gilbert White was aged 7 or 8 when the White family moved from the Vicarage on Selborne’s Plestor, to this house, called ‘The Wakes’ (named after the Wake family who had lived here previously). At that time the property would have been no more than a ‘two up, two down’  but over the subsequent years lots of extensions and additions have been made, creating the long sizeable house you see today.

The rooms have been restored following descriptions in White’s own correspondence and include a chair he used at Oriel College, Oxford (loaned from the College), items of contemporary furniture, family portraits and bed hangings embroidered for him by his aunts.

On display is the original manuscript of his book, The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, which was purchased with generous help from English Heritage and others.

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