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Celebrate your special day in our idyllic setting, beneath the Selborne Hanger of the South Downs National Park.  Gilbert White & The Oates Collections provides the perfect British country venue with a variety of informal yet distinctive spaces to hire for your ceremony, reception or party.

Enjoy your day in the 16th century Hampshire Barn, with glorious views over tranquil meadows, or for a more intimate ceremony, the historic house. The Great Mead affords a charming location for a outdoor reception. Whether this is a marquee, tipi, bell tent etc you will be surrounded by meadow with views to the house and across parkland.

Whichever location you prefer, the heritage setting affords unique photo memories.  To complete the occasion, choose from our nominated caterers. Ranging in price and style, they each offer high quality and a personalised service, to ensure you enjoy your dream wedding. We only accommodate one wedding per weekend in order to guarantee you exclusive use of our venue, as well access the day preceding for the purposes of setting up and to enable you clearing away time on the following day.

We also offer a fixed price all year round and on any day, so you can have your Saturday wedding with us in the summer for the same price as a mid week wedding in November.

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Conference Facilities

Gilbert White & The Oates Collections is delighted to be able to offer two rooms within the 18th century house, once the home of Rev. Gilbert White (1720-1793), for corporate or private events, or for a larger event enjoy our 16th century Hampshire Barn. Set in the heart of the pretty village of Selborne, we offer a unique and charming setting for conferences, meetings, presentations and training sessions. We are only 5 miles from Alton, an hour from Waterloo by train, and ideally located between the A3 and A31.

Details of our current Conference Meeting Facilities & Venue Hire along with associated costs and booking form can be obtained by contacting our events team.

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Nominated Caterers

At Wise they provide the complete catering service from buffets to hog roasts.

Simon John is an award winning creative wedding photographer.

J&M Photography cover weddings throughout the UK and Abroad.

Clementine Catering offer a complete catering service for weddings.

Packages from £495, Jacqui Marie Photography are a husband and wife team.

Vamos Paella specialise in cooking authentic tapas and paella for weddings.

In house catering company specialising in afternoon tea and pastries.

Vanilla Catering provides exceptional food for every occasion.

RED supply quality food as well as being individual and bespoke to you.

Specialising in a storytelling style of Reportage Wedding Photography.

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