Nestled in the heart of the New Forest National Park in Hampshire, the estate of Minstead Lodge offers a magical and elegant woodland retreat for a charming country house wedding.


Can we have access to the venue before and after the wedding?

Yes, you will have access to the Lodge the day before the big day to decorate. To avoid rushing at the end of the night, a collection of decorations can be made at a future date after the event.

Do you offer a drinks package?

We do! - House drinks package £19 per person includes welcome drink, wine on the table and toast drink - Soft drinks package £7 per person - Soft drinks package £4 per child - Celebration shots £2 per person - Beer barrow - £200 for 50 bottles or £230 for 40 cans from Vibrant Forest Brewery - Tea and coffee £1.50 per person * If you choose not to take advantage of our drinks package, a corkage charge of £5 per adult will be added.

Do you offer accommodation at the Lodge?

Unfortunately, we don't. The Lodge is ideal for indoor and outdoor ceremonies and your evening reception. However, there are plenty of B&Bs and hotels around Lyndhurst. We can also recommend the Furzey House holiday cottage located at Furzey Gardens in Minstead, part of Minstead Trust. This sleeps up to 10 people and is only a short drive from the Lodge.

Do you offer catering at the Lodge?

While we do not provide catering services, the Lodge does have an on-site kitchen and we are more than happy to offer recommendations for local suppliers or work alongside your chosen caterers.


We are delighted to support the incredible Minstead Trust and so pleased to say our very special July wedding day was exactly as we wanted it to be, and more! Made so amazing having been looked after by the lovely team at Minstead Trust - from Church and our arrival at Minstead Lodge, to be met with fabulous bubbly in most gorgeous sunny grounds, then the excellent and quite delicious afternoon tea served so exquisitely in such wonderful surroundings. Thank you everyone for making our very special day especially perfect ❤️

Janey.G (Bride)

We had our wedding in November of 2019, and although it was a miserable rainy day, the lodge and the gardens looked absolutely stunning! From the moment we first booked the lodge, Lois was on hand to arrange everything, always keeping us informed of what we needed to do! I couldn’t fault her or any of the staff! The day ran very smoothly allowing us to enjoy every moment with our friends and family. The photo opportunities are endless in every part of the lodge and the grounds. Minstead lodge really is a hidden treasure within the New Forest. I fell in love with it the moment I saw it! I couldn’t recommend it enough!!

Jennie (Bride)

What a dream venue for our wedding. Having looked at over 30 venues in the area and finding all had lacking facilities, were a bit more generic or we knew people who had married there we stumbled along Minstead Lodge. The lodge itself has such charm and character I knew instantly it was the place for us. We had exclusive use to the lodge, meaning our reception felt completely private and intimate. Along with the help of the lovely team at the lodge, we were able to completely personalise our whole day and decorate it. We chose the bar company, our caterers, DJ, everything. Although this does require a bit more organisation it made our wedding completely individual. Lois was so supportive during the planning stages I didn’t have to worry about it all coming together. Small touches like getting access to set up the day before, setting the rooms up and using the rooms exactly as we wanted is something you just cannot get from another venue. The look and grounds of the lodge are absolutely second to none, we had a wealth of choice for photos and our guests couldn’t believe they had not heard of the venue when it was so beautiful. Both Lois & Kim were such a pleasure to deal with and particularly supportive on the wedding day. We had rain and I felt quite anxious when I first arrived at the venue, after seeing them both I was put completely at ease and just felt pure joy. I cannot thank them enough for being so attentive & helpful throughout the whole process. Above anything else, we completely fell in love with the idea our money was going to charity to help a fantastic cause.

Kate & Chris

An absolutely beautiful venue, we couldn’t fault it! The staff are amazing at helping your vision come together and is just stunning for photos too.

Taylor.K (Ride

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