Gay-Friendly / Same-Sex / LGBTQ Wedding Venues in Hampshire
Reasons to Get Married in Hampshire
You’re getting married – congratulations! Now comes for the more daunting part than popping the question: choosing the wedding venue. Luckily, we’ve compiled a list of all the gay-friendly venues in the country, which means the hard part is done! Now all you have to do is choose where in the UK you want to spend your big day. If you’re struggling to decide, why not consider Hampshire?
Nestled on the centre of the South Coast, Hampshire is a county that’s unlike others in the fact it doesn’t belong to ‘South East’ or ‘South West’ – it’s a happy middle. This makes it perfect for guests travelling from either side of the country – with excellent connections to the north as well! Hampshire is famous for its docks and ports, with two of the biggest docks in Europe – Southampton and Portsmouth – situated in the county. Just think of the gorgeous waterfront wedding potentials!
Of course, if the thought of having a wedding anywhere near water is not your cup of tea, Hampshire also has acres and acres of green countryside, and plenty of leafy woodlands to suit your every need. If you and your other half are desperate for a city wedding, there are lots of lovely hotels that would make a perfect setting for both a wedding and/or a reception. Hampshire really does have everything! If you’re a big cricket fan, there’s also the opportunity to get married in The Ageas Bowl – a huge cricket ground. If the whole wedding thing is stressing you out, there’s also some gorgeous Hampshire spas that you can relax in… and also get married in!
Here are some interesting facts about Hampshire (which make excellent ice-breakers for guests at the wedding!):
1. Winchester – a gorgeous city and the county town of Hampshire – was formally the capital city of England!
2. Hampshire is the third most populous county in the UK.
3. Are you and your partner fashion conscious? You’ll be interested to know that Burberry was founded in Basingstoke! In 1857, Thomas Burberry first opened a tiny shop in the heart of Basingstoke, selling outerwear. The rest is history. (Extra points if you wear a Burberry wedding dress or suit).
4. Wymering Manor in Portsmouth is rumoured to be the most haunted house in England – exploring it would make for a very unique hen or stag do!
For most marriages or civil partnerships you must give at least 28 full days’ notice at your local register office. You need to include details of where you intend to get married or form a civil partnership. More information can be found on the Hampshire County Council Website.