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Hinton Ampner :-
A masterpiece of design by Ralph Dutton, this stunning venue has wonderful views over acres of parkland and rolling Hampshire countryside.
For further information about weddings at Hinton Ampner, or to arrange a viewing of the facilities you can contact us on 01962 771305
WEDDING AS A TERM
Although some brides were kidnapped, marriage by purchase was the preferred method of obtaining a wife. The "bride price" could be land, social status, political alliances, or cash. The Anglo-Saxon word "wed" meant that the groom would vow to marry the woman, but it also referred to the bride price (money or barter) to be paid by the groom to the bride's father. The root of the word "wedding" literally means to gamble or wager!