Hire Our Venue


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, teepee, 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. 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.

Wedding Brochure

Wedding Hire Options

  • Barn Package 
  • Mead only 
  • Great Parlour

10% discount will be applied to events for Selborne residents (proof of address will be required).

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 the cafe, 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.

Other Hires Options

Barn (daytime)
Barn (evening )
Barn children’s party (daytime, up to 3.5hrs)
Gilbert White Room (daytime)
Discovery Room (evening only) 
Cafe (Monday Only)

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Suppliers List

In house catering company specialising in afternoon tea and pastries.

Vamos Paella provide authentic tapas and paellas for weddings, parties and events.

Beautiful World Tents provide gorgeous personalisable Tipis for weddings.

Designing and indulging in a love of vintage wedding dresses.

Clementine Catering offer a complete catering service for weddings.

A leading Winchester catering company specialising in handmade food.

Providing every couple with a wedding cake and truly personal service.

Charlotte is an award winning artist of natural light, providing a high end photography service.

Vanilla Catering provides exceptional food for every occasion.

Pesto create delicious menus using fresh, local and high quality ingredients. Whether a traditional wedding breakfast, canapés or sharing platters.

Cocoa & Whey Cakes is a luxury wedding and celebration cake company.

A relaxed, modern photographer documenting real weddings in a real cool way!

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

A family company which prides its self on providing stylish, beautiful, robust, marquees.

Flowers designed by Rebecca Goff in a country garden style that embraces the seasons.

Two highly experienced and award winning creatives, shooting weddings for years.

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