Avington Park Ltd
Avington has hosted both Charles II and George IV in its amazingly decorated rooms.
Only exclusive use is offered for wedding ceremonies and receptions, private and corporate parties, anniversary celebrations, meetings, conferences and private group tours.
From the grandest wedding to a small intimate gathering, Avington Park provides a stunning setting for your wedding or reception.
Approach through wrought iron gates, down the lime tree avenue alongside the River Itchen and sweep round to the elegant façade. Guests can be greeted in the magnificently painted hall, where in winter, log fires will offer a warm welcome. In summer, extensive lawns provide a wonderful setting for a drinks reception before sitting down to a sumptuous wedding breakfast in the library.
The library can hold 100 guests for a silver service wedding breakfast. Larger wedding parties may be accommodated in a marquee adjoining the library.
This beautiful and imposing family home has been granted a licence to hold civil wedding ceremonies, enabling the bride and bridegroom to enjoy their wedding and reception at the same idyllic venue. At Avington we only offer exclusive use, so it really is yours for the day.
This glorious venue provides unique opportunities for photographs both inside and out – a photographer’s dream!
Today’s corporate visitor can appreciate the peace and tranquillity of this elegant, historic house. The staterooms are magnificently painted and lead onto two unique conservatories facing the south lawn.
Avington Park is an ideal venue for a wide range of functions, from small private meetings to large corporate hospitality days, launches & classic car rallies, company dinners, conferences and promotions.
There are wide lawns and meadows for outside activities, beautiful rooms inside and a 9 hole golf course and trout fishing, a mere ½ mile away.
Access is particularly easy with the M3 just 10 minutes away. Winchester train station is only 5 miles away. There is ample free car parking on site.
There is excellent in-house catering. Everything is done to make things run smoothly and efficiently with the least amount of difficulty for the organiser, with the maximum amount of enjoyment for the client.
Day Delegate Rates, function and facility fees are available on request.
Avington is a Georgian manor with a classical portico of pillars surmounted by three graceful statues. The house faces west overlooking sweeping lawns to the lake. The lime tree avenue leads down to the side of the house. On the south side there are two unique iron conservatories flanking a pillared orangery.
The rooms inside are stunning. Gilded and painted, the Ballroom looks out through floor length windows to the lake beyond. The huge mirrors on all four walls reflect the light, making it a very impressive and spacious room. The Drawing Room is unique in its decoration, with beautifully hand painted walls and finely gilded ceiling. The Hall and Library are equally lovely, the Hall having hand painted trompe l’oeil ceiling and walls.
With its unique setting in the heart of the Itchen Valley and stunning interiors, many films have been shot at Avington. Including a Ruth Rendell mystery, films, documentaries, fashion shoots, advertisements, photography, etc. Both the interior and exterior are equally photogenic and offer a large variety of opportunities.
Avington Park is one of the houses shown on Meridian TV in Great Country Houses, starred as Quentcham Hall in the BBC television drama Daniel Deronda and was featured as a boot camp in the X-Factor. Most recently on Masterpiece with Alan Titchmarsh and a Channel 5 drama documentary on Wallis Simpson.