Many congratulations on your engagement and thank you for considering Basing House as your wedding venue. 

Set in heart of the picturesque village of Old Basing next to the River Loddon are the remains of Basing House. The perfect setting for a beautiful and peaceful wedding celebration. The romantic ruins, charming Jacobean Knot Garden, the Tudor Great Barn and nearby river walk offer the perfect backdrop to create the most stunning memorable wedding and plenty of opportunities for gorgeous photographs.

We have two spectacular wedding settings, The Tudor Great Barn and Meadow or the Garden Museum and Knot Garden, both licensed for marriage and civil partnership ceremonies. Offering wedding ceremonies only, wedding ceremonies and receptions or wedding receptions only Basing House offers flexibility and exclusivity for all couples and is available for hire from 10am till 10pm every day from April till October. With only one wedding per weekend you are guaranteed our full attention and excellent one to one service.

The Tudor Great Barn is built from over a million bricks and tiles and boasts a magnificent oak framed roof and proudly shows its civil war battle scars. The barn is an enchanting space offering plenty of original features yet offers a wonderful canvas for you to stamp your own unique style. Comfortably seating up to 250 for ceremony and dining and up to 310 for dancing and celebrating the Great Barn is flexible enough to allow smaller wedding parties not to feel overwhelmed by space. Just outside in the meadow is the cart shed the perfect setting for those wanting a more outdoorsy wedding ceremony for up to 120 guests. The meadow itself makes for the perfect drinks reception location after your ceremony or on arrival for your reception only.

Across the road from the Great Barn are the romantic ruins of Basing House and as no stately home would have been complete without its formal gardens a place for relaxation and entertainment we have the charming walled gardens. Having lavishly entertained monarchs and nobility throughout history there really is no better place for a wedding reception than the Jacobean Knot Garden. Large marquees can easily fit within the space for feasting, dancing and celebrating. Intimate wedding ceremonies can take place in the raised Garden Museum for up to 30 guests inside the Old Lodge with views over the Knot Garden and surrounding ruined walls.

Here at Basing House we believe that your wedding should be as unique as you are, with the style and suppliers you wish to have to create the wedding of your dreams. Our friendly and passionate team will work with you to ensure that your day is meticulously planned and we will offer advice and support whenever you need it. As a heritage charity all money raised from our weddings goes back into the care and conservation of the site.

You will never find a more romantic and unique venue for your special day surrounded by stories of stately grandeur, royal romance, heroic deeds and infamous battles. For more information about the romantic ruins, barn and gardens for your wedding at Basing House or to book a viewing please email or call 01256 639550.

We cannot wait to hear from you and start planning your dream wedding with you.

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Image credits to our wonderful couples, Basing House staff, Alistair Jones  at, Lynsey Grace Photography  at, Anna Mikulich Photography at and Charlotte Razzell Photography at 

  • Wedding Ceremonies in the Great Barn
  • The Great Tudor Barn
  • Receptions in the Great Barn
  • Love
  • Wedding Receptions in the Great Barn
  • The Dove Cote
  • Walking Down the Aisle
  • Signing the Certificate
  • The Great Barn
  • The Knot Garden
  • The Walled Garden
  • The Meadow
  • In The Ruins
  • First Dance
  • In The Barn
  • Bridal Entrance
  • I Do
  • The Court Yard
  • Cart Shed
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