As a wedding florist, I have had the pleasure of working in some of the most enchanting venues through Hampshire. Each one tells its own story, weaving together the dreams and desires of couples embarking on their journey of love. Today, I am thrilled to shine a spotlight on one of Winchester's hidden gems, Lainston House.

Lainston House is a 17th century country house just outside of Winchester city centre, in the heart of the Hampshire countryside and is surrounded by stunning grounds. Its a luxury wedding venue with various event spaces, including the beautiful Dawley Barn, historic main house and outside Wedding Pavilion. Its perfect for an outdoor ceremony surrounded by a beautiful canopy of trees and planting, followed by receptions drinks on the lawn. 

Outdoor Pavilion 

The Pavilion at Lainston House offers an enchanting setting for outdoor wedding ceremonies, nestled amidst the picturesque Hampshire countryside. Surrounded by verdant gardens and framed by majestic trees, the Pavilion provides a romantic backdrop for couples exchanging vows beneath the open sky. With its elegant white pillars and delicate drapery, it exudes an air of timeless beauty and sophistication. As a wedding florist, I am continually inspired by the natural splendor of this outdoor venue, crafting bespoke floral arrangements that enhance its inherent charm. From blooming floral arches to scattered petals lining the aisle, every detail is thoughtfully curated to create a truly magical experience for couples and their guests. The Pavilion sets the stage for unforgettable moments of love and celebration.

Dawley Barn 

The original 17th Century Dawley Bar at Lainston House is a charming and inviting space that exudes warmth and character. Named after the Dawley Farm, which once occupied the estate, this cozy bar offers a delightful blend of historic charm and contemporary comfort. With its exposed wooden beams, crackling fireplace, and plush seating, it provides the perfect setting for guests to unwind and enjoy a pre-wedding cocktail or post-ceremony toast. Whether sipping on a classic martini or indulging in a glass of fine wine, guests are sure to be captivated by the Dawley Bar's intimate ambiance and impeccable service. It's the ideal spot for couples and their loved ones to relax and soak in the magic of their special day at Lainston House.


Stunning Grounds

The grounds of Lainston House are a haven of natural beauty, offering couples and guests a tapestry of enchanting landscapes to explore and enjoy. Among its many treasures are the Chapel Ruins, steeped in centuries of history and nestled amidst the verdant surroundings. These ancient ruins evoke a sense of awe and wonder, with weathered stone walls adorned with trailing ivy, providing a picturesque backdrop for outdoor ceremonies and intimate gatherings. Nearby, the Secret Garden beckons with its secluded pathways and blooming flower beds, offering a sanctuary of serenity and romance. As a wedding florist, I am continually inspired by the rustic charm and natural splendor of these enchanting spaces, crafting bespoke floral arrangements that enhance their innate beauty. From exchanging vows amidst the historic ruins to stealing away moments of intimacy in the Secret Garden, the grounds of Lainston House are a treasure trove of magical moments waiting to be discovered.




In conclusion, Lainston House is more than just a wedding venue; it's a sanctuary of love and beauty where dreams come to life. From its breathtaking surroundings to its impeccable service, every aspect of this historic estate is designed to create moments that will be cherished for a lifetime. As a wedding florist, I am honoured to be a part of the magic that unfolds within its walls, and I cannot recommend it highly enough to couples seeking a truly enchanting setting for their special day.

At Leafy Couture Southampton, we specialise in bringing floral dreams to life, ensuring that every petal reflects your unique love story. From enchanting bouquets to breathtaking floral installations, our team of talented florists is here to turn your vision into reality. Get in touch today to schedule a free consultation and let us help you create a wedding day that is as beautiful as it is unforgettable.


Photo Credit: NK Photography 

April 04, 2024