Rownhams House


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Rownhams House is a beautiful Georgian House full of romance and character. The house is situated in 12 acres of magical gardens and woodland, complete with its own lake.

The House offers an atmosphere of elegance & striking architectural design. The Grand Library has stunning ornate plastered ceilings and walls with sash windows which flood the space with natural light. The adjoining decorative Billiard & Morning Rooms allow plenty of space for drinks receptions should the weather prevent the use of the gardens.

The large Georgian Manor House / Stately Home was built by Sir Issac Newton’s nephew in 1762. It was built in the style of the period with some modifications made such as central heating in the early 1900’s, when Lord and Lady Abinger resided there.

The medieval Coach House provides a stunning backdrop for outdoor weddings and photos with its medieval arches, castellations and tall clock tower.

The House is situated in 12 acres of magical gardens and woodland, complete with its own lake and ice house. The gardens provide many different photographic opportunities. The lawn is a wonderful space for socialising, drinks and playing lawn games, such as croquet. We provide a rustic outdoor and vintage Citroen HY Van bar and plenty of outdoor seating.

Grand Library – Capacity is 120. Beautiful Georgian room with high ceilings, sash windows and amazing wooden floor with plenty of natural light.

The Billiard Room – Capacity is 50. This is the cosiest room in the house, the green wall tones reflect its great views of the gardens.

The Morning Room – Capacity is 60. The elegance of this room, combined with the views of the Coach House make it ideal for smaller wedding parties.

The Coach House – Capacity 30 to 50. This provides a number of rooms for smaller wedding parties.

Outdoors – Capacity is 120. Outdoor weddings can take place under the Coach House arch, in the woods or by the side of the lake surrounded by woods.

Most Wedding Breakfasts are hosted in the Grand Library. Guests are surrounded by Georgian plaster work, high ceilings and views of the gardens. The maximum capacity is 120 guests for a sit down meal.
The Coach House at Rownhams House is the perfect setting for your evening reception and smaller weddings. The interior of the Coach house provides a spacious main entrance hall for the evening food, reception room for catching up with old friends, with a separate dance floor area for the DJ or band of your choice. A quirky dedicated bar area in the adjoining Knights Hall allows guests to order the drink of their choice. Capacity is up to 150 guests.

The stunning Grand Library for a ceremony and or Wedding Breakfast.
The Coach House which provides the ideal backdrop for garden drinks, games and photographs.
The magical gardens and lake provide a wide choice of photographic backdrops throughout the wedding year.

We offer an Open House invitation to all booked couples in the Spring of their wedding year.
Private Brides Room for use on the day.
Access to the House for a set up day on the Friday before your wedding and then on the Sunday to remove any decorations.
No corkage charge on supplied daytime drinks.
First Anniversary afternoon tea celebration.

We have 5 indoor ceremony rooms and an outdoor licence. Plus options for a stylish wedding in the woods or lakeside.

Rownhams House at a Glance

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Price Range
£2750 - £4500
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Stately Home
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Same-Sex Weddings
Woodland Weddings
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Seated Capacity
Up to 100
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Reception Capacity
Up to 120
Beautiful Georgian House full of romance and character Surrounded by acres of magical gardens and woodland Fully licensed for both outdoor and indoor weddings ceremonies Seating for 100 guests for a wedding breakfast. 6 approved caterers offering all types and styles of food at different price points. Outdoor weddings under the Coach House arch, in the woods or by the side of the lake Personalised service offered by the owners Pricing Category : AffordableReception Capacity ( Indoor / Outdoor ) : 120Seated Dining Capacity ( Indoor or Outdoor ) : 100Bridal Suite : Changing OnlyHistoricBarn View More
Country House Manor HouseWedding Contact : Nigel & Helen Owens Number of People In Team : 2No of Weddings Hosted : Number of Weddings Hosted - Betwen 10 and 30Location : In The CountrysideNearest Town : Romsey, Southampton Nearest Airport : Southampton Airport Nearest Motorway : M3 / M27 Nearest Train Station : Southampton Airport Church Within Walking DistanceUnique Wedding VenueAffordableUnusualClassicIntimateLuxuryConfetti PermittedIn House DancefloorCeremony LicenceAlcohol LicenseBYOB PermittedAlcohol ProvisionExternal Catering PermittedBuffet StyleClean UpPre-Wedding ConsultationSeated MealSet UpStaff ProvidedTables And Chairs ProvidedSound Systems Available Ceremony MusicOn The Day Wedding CoordinationMaster Of CeremonyPublic Liability InsuranceBridal Changing FacilitiesDisabled AccessExclusive UseGrade Listed BuildingLandscaped GardensOnsite ParkingOutdoor SpacePet FriendlyWater ViewBlank CanvasLovely GroundsRomanticRusticGarden OutdoorStately HomeSame-SexWoodland View Less

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To help you save money and give you a drinks choice, you can supply your daytime drinks with NO venue corkage charges. We also offer you 4 hours free access to set up the day before your wedding.

Top Wedding Tips

Do not over feed your guests! Many guests are treated to canapes, 3 course meal and then more food in the evening. Think about when you are feeding your guests and how much.

Remember to spend some time together on your special day. With so many guests wanting to speak to you, the day goes so fast, and before you know it it over!

How many guests do you really need for a wedding? With COVID it has shown us all that perhaps weddings don't need to be as big as before...

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Mark Fisher
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14 Sep 2019
The venue is absolutely stunning...
Hi guys, we have just returned from our honeymoon. We just wanted to say a huge thank you for everything during our wedding day and build up. The venue is absolutely stunning and was the perfect surroundings for our day. It was so lovely to be able to have the blank canvas to make our wedding vey personal and very special. Thank you Nigel and Helen for all your help and making the day perfect. We will definitely recommend the venue to anyone looking for that extra special place for that extra special occasion. Thank you so much!
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Patrick David
Wedding Date
10 Jun 2019
Friendly and professional throughout
Rownhams House made a fantastic venue for our wedding. The grounds were beautiful and allowed our guests to spend plenty of time outside- plus there were lots of excellent spots for photos. The coachhouse made for an excellent reception, with plenty of space for guests to spread out and do what they wanted (dance, chat, eat, etc) without all being confined to one space.
Nigel and Helen also went above and beyond to support us, they were very involved in helping us with planning and with keeping everything smooth on the day itself. They were friendly and professional throughout. I cannot recommend Rownhams enough!
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Elizabeth Chapman
Wedding Date
11 May 2019
Such a wonderful day...
We can't recommend this place enough, Helen and Nigel were amazing. We had such a wonderful day, the lead up the wedding nothing was too much trouble. They went above and beyond to help make our day as special as possible.
We could relax and enjoy our day knowing everything was being handled for us. Thank you so much. We are definitely going to come and visit your day events.


Rose & Rupert's Wedding at Rownhams House

Courtesy of Owen Mathias Photography

Heritage Fireworks

A great display for a fireworks wedding from Heritage Fireworks

Lauren & Nick's Wedding Slideshow

Lovely slideshow courtesy of Manu Mendoza of Lauren & Nick's wedding ceremony, breakfast and evening reception.

Stephen & Naoma's Wedding Highlights at Rownhams House

Lovely video courtesy of Lucylou Photography of Stephen & Naoma's wedding day.

Alex & Billy's wedding at Rownhams House

Fabulous wedding video courtesy of Manu Mendoza showing outdoor wedding, wedding breakfast in the lIbrary and evening reception.

Marie & Jon-Michael's wedding reception at Rownhams House

Great video courtesy of ALS Videography of the wedding breakfast and evening reception.


2018 English Wedding Awards Finalist
2018 English Wedding Awards Finalist
2019 English Wedding Awards Finalist
2019 English Wedding Awards Finalist
2019 Certificate of Excellence Gold - BRIDEBOOK
2019 Certificate of Excellence Gold - BRIDEBOOK


UKbride Approved Supplier
UKbride Approved Supplier
2018 & 2019 Most Romantic Wedding Venue Hampshire - English Wedding Awards
2018 & 2019 Most Romantic Wedding Venue Hampshire - English Wedding Awards
Corporate Partner of Hampshire Fare
Corporate Partner of Hampshire Fare


Rownhams House, Rownhams, Southampton, Hampshire, SO16 8LS

Rownhams House

  • Rownhams House
  • Rownhams
  • Southampton
  • Hampshire
  • SO16 8LS
  • United Kingdom

Meet the Owner

Nigel & Helen Owens

Welcome to Rownhams House, we would love to meet you and hear about your wedding plans. We live at the house and are passionate about running a small number of weddings each year here. We enjoy showing couples around the House and discussing how we can help you create your bespoke day. We leave you time to explore the gardens and enjoy the serenity of the lake. We are happy to hold a date for you while you discuss with key family & friends, and South Hampshire Registrars or your church. We would encourage you to visit a second time with your parents, as they love to visit your potential venue for that special day. Over the months we are on hand to give advice and recommendations, and host an Open Weekend in February each year for booked couples. Prior to your day we again host a meeting with your caterer to discuss the details of your day and ensure nothing has been left to chance. Over the months we build a relationship with you and it is always Helen or Nigel that deal with your queries, we do not palm you off to anyone else. It is important to have consistency and experience to ensure you have the perfect day. We hope you like what you see on ukbride and we can meet in person.