Spotlight on 4 Hampshire Wedding Venues that recommend Fantasia Music
Fantasia Music is proud to be a recommended band supplier to a number of the finest wedding venues in the South of England and some of the very best of these are in the beautiful county of Hampshire. This is one of the most picturesque areas of the UK, home to The New Forest and bordered to the South by a picture perfect coastline. Hampshire venues plays host to hundreds of weddings every year, and for those couples looking to hold their wedding here we highlight four premier wedding venues that should be at the top of the list. Click the links to visit their own web sites for more information.
Chewton Glen – Country House Wedding Venue
Chewton Glen is considered to be among the world’s finest Country House Hotels and is situated at the gateway to the New forest, a short walk from the sea. Set in beautiful manicured grounds the hotel has 72 rooms & suites and features a superb spa.
Fantasia Music has provided music for weddings at Chewton Glen for 20 years and is among the longest serving suppliers. The hotel has facility for small, intimate weddings through to larger weddings where the whole hotel can be hired. There is a dedicated wedding co-ordinator and events team to look after your every wish and everything about the hotel and the service they give is 5 Star as you would expect.
Read more about the wedding and party venue at Chewton Glen here.
Lime Wood – Weddings in the heart of the New Forest
Lime Wood is situated in the heart of The New Forest close to Lyndhurst. This beautiful small Country House Hotel was reopened in 2009 as a luxury 5 star venue after some years of development. Fantasia Music was approached to help with music for events there shortly afterwards after being recommended by the management of Chewton Glen.
Weddings at Lime Wood are exclusive, meaning the hotel is completely dedicated to your wedding as the packages here include the hiring of the whole hotel. This means that for those lucky enough to secure a wedding here there can be up to 60 guests accommodated in 29 beautiful bedrooms & suites, with use of all lounges, rooms, grounds & facilities.
Fantasia Music have provided music for wedding ceremonies here both inside and outside the hotel. Drinks receptions can take place on the patio area or inside and we have provided some excellent Hampshire String Quartets for weddings and receptions here as well as laid back Jazz Trios and also Guitarists, and after fine dining at the breakfast, dancing is usually in the beautiful Spanish inspired glass covered courtyard. The courtyard roof can be opened in fine weather and the happy couple and guests can dance the night away to one of our great wedding bands under the stars.
More info on the Lime Wood website here.
The Montagu Arms – Smaller, exclusive wedding venue
The Montagu Arms is situated in Beaulieu in The New Forest and is the perfect place for those looking to marry in a smaller, exclusive venue. This hotel has just 24 beautifully appointed main bedrooms & suites with the dining area looking out over a lovely tiered garden. Up to 90 guests can be accommodated in ‘The Terrace’ the hotel’s award winning fine dining room for the wedding breakfast, and up to 150 can attend the evening party.
The Montagu Arms have a number of wedding packages for small weddings of up to just 10 people right through to exclusive use of the hotel for large weddings. The hotel’s dedicated wedding co-ordinator Clara Earp is superb and will do everything possible to help make the wedding of your dreams become a reality.
Fantasia Music have been a supplier to this premier hotel for over a decade and have provided all manner of music including string trios & quartets, guitarists and harpists for the ceremony & drinks. Evening entertainment has seen professional bands of all styles playing in the main 17th Century dining room.
For availability and more information please visit The Montagu Arms website
Pylewell Park – beautiful parkland weddings
Pylewell Park is a relatively new wedding venue in Lymington, Hampshire and has everything needed for the perfect wedding day. The main house is surrounded by beautiful parkland with panoramic views over the Solent. There are 27 acres of house gardens, private beach & 15 acre lake.
Wedding ceremonies at Pylewell Park are either in The Drawing Room of the main house or for outside weddings there is a beautiful gazebo with the Solent as backdrop. The church of St Mary is minutes from the house for those looking for a traditional church ceremony. The latest addition to this stunning venue is a dedicated pavilion where receptions and evening parties are held. This one of a kind structure has glass panels overlooking the Solent, chandelier lighting and bespoke furniture- traditional elements in a very modern building.
Fantasia Music has provided Classical music, bands and jazz for drinks receptions here and it has seen some of our best Hampshire Wedding bands playing for dancing. The wedding co-ordinator is Mel Wright who will guide you through the options to tailor your special day precisely to your requirements.
There is lots more information about this venue and their wedding packages on The Pylewell Park website
Author: Steve Gallagher