The Balmer Lawn Hotel
The Balmer Lawn Hotel
tel:- +44 1590 625779
fax:- +44 1590 625776
web address:- www.balmerlawnhotel.com
The Balmer Lawn Hotel :-
Originally Hunting Lodge in the mid 1800's
Set in the New Forest
Venue type Hotel
Venue type Restaurant
Number of function rooms available for weddings: We can cater any wedding size with our 2 wedding suites
Function room names and capacities: The Balmer Lawn is licensed for civil ceremonies and civil partnerships. The hotel offers a choice of beautiful settings for your ceremony with rooms suitable for 10 to 100 guests.
The Savernake Suite catering up to 60 guests which consists of 3 rooms The Club Room and the Arden,the Savernake being the largest out of the 3.
The Beaulieu and Hamble rooms catering up to 110 guests for your wedding breakfast and up to 200 guests for your evening function.
Guests rooms available: 53
Honeymoon suite available: Luxury Four Poster - Inclusive, Deluxe Four Poster & Suite at an upgrade
Garden suitable for marquees: No
Choice of wedding breakfast menus Yes
Alcohol License Yes
Toastmaster Available Yes
Entertainment Available Yes
Dedicated wedding planner available Yes
Licensed for Civil Ceremonies Yes
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted Yes
Dance Floor Yes
Evening Reception Facilities Yes
Car Parking Facilities Yes
Ideal Honeymoon Venue
Tables chairs linens and tableware included
Wedding services provided: Our dedicated wedding coordinator Gemma Illingworth will ensure that she has all your specific requirements and will usually be on hand to help and assist on the day.
One of our extremely knowledgeable Functions Managers will see you through your entire day. Quietly and calmly the team will ensure that your wedding day goes as smoothly as possible leaving you worry free and with nothing but fond memories
Gardens or outside locations suitable for wedding photography: Yes,the Balmer Lawn Hotel has a large private garden.
The Front of the hotel has a terrace with a picturesque water feature.
We are also surrounded by Forest with a river on the doorstep!
Suitable locations inside the venue for wedding photography: As you walk into the hotel you are met with a large sweeping staircase, which makes lovely photos.
In our Lounge area we have a Mini Grand Piano.
Both of our suites are ideal for pictures.
We have a Golden Mile leading down to our Beaulieu Suite.
Local picturesque areas suitable for wedding photography: Nearby Forest which surrounds the Hotel.
Venue special features: The hotel is surrounded by Forest, and is very traditional with a contemporary twist.
Venue History: Built originally as a private house/hunting lodge at around 1800 and transformed into the building you see today at around 1850.
The Hotel has a great history, as guests you will be in good company with many famous people throughout history having been to the Hotel to name drop a few - King George V, Russian Royalty, J.J. Sainsbury, Churchill, General Eisenhower.
The building was commandeered during both World Wars. During World War One the Hotel was used as a field hospital. Some still remember injured soldiers being wheeled on luggage trolleys from Brockenhurst Train Station to the Hotel.
In the Second World War the Hotel was transformed into an Army Staff College. Some of the "Orders for the Day" were issued from the Hotel for the "D Day" invasion.
During our extensive refurbishment of the Hotel we frequently find spent ammunition under the floorboards.
The early years of the Hotel's history was spent in private ownership. After the Second World War it was part of Myddleton Hotels and was in good company with sister Hotel, the Royal Bath in Bournemouth.
In 1973 the Hotel was acquired by the Ladbroke Group and latterly became an Associate Hilton Hotel.
In October 1997 the Hotel once again returned to private ownership. The Wilson family are now the proud owners of the Hotel and have worked hard to completely refurbish the property and return to its former glory as the best Four Star Hotel in the New Forest.
Recommended by Photographer:- Kim Collins
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