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FAQS

What are my ceremony options at Pylewell?

Our sail structure is the most romantic spot to say 'I do'! It boasts panoramic views overlooking the Solent and Isle of Wight. Three beautiful pieces of sail cloth overlap each other to create a soft canopy which can seat 150 guests underneath. Located out on the balustrade and in place from April to September (weather dependent), it is waterproof and also great for those boiling summer days providing some cool shade. During the winter months, the Drawing Room provides an exquisite space for your wedding ceremony. This is a cosy winter option and is also our wet weather option for summer weddings. This timelessly elegant space is licensed for 130 guests and is available on request for summer weddings too. Our dining room is adjacent and licensed for an additional 50 so can assist with any overflow guests or younger children. You’re also welcome to get married in church too. We have a lovely Church at the end of the driveway but please contact the events team and we would be delighted to send across our local recommended churches with further information.

Do we have exclusive use of Pylewell for our wedding day?

We love that you and your guests have exclusive use of the 13 bedroom house, grounds and pavilion for your wedding day – no worrying about bumping into strangers keeping your day super intimate with your nearest and dearest only. You and your suppliers can check into the pavilion from 11am the day before to begin set up, allowing you to go to bed stress free the night before the big day. You and your guests can check into the house at 3pm and it will be exclusively yours for the hire period stated in your contract.

Do you have preferred caterers at Pylewell and how does the bar work?

Rather than set catering packages, we work with three brilliant caterers, Red Herring, Kalm Kitchen, and The Little Kitchen Company and we would ask you to use one of them for your wedding breakfast and any catering on the Friday evening. They can offer a wide array of options and offerings; from hog roast, buffet, BBQ, bowl food, canapes, sit down meal or sharing platters etc. All our caterers would be delighted to chat to you about your requirements and put together an initial proposal that outlines menu options, staffing cutlery, crockery and drinks service to ensure that you are comfortable with their costings. We have small local list of evening food suppliers which can provide amore informal offering for late dining. There is an additional fee for bringing in an external evening food van. We advise that you purchase your own alcohol for your wedding day. We often work with Solent Cellar or Majestic in Lymington who can both offer sale on return. Either caterers are delighted to help advise on the alcohol quantities. We have a fridge in the pavilion that can hold up to 200 bottles. The caterers will chill and serve all your drinks for you throughout the day. We charge a small corkage fee of £15.00 per person, not per bottle to all adult guests attending the wedding breakfast and an additional £7 for evening guests. We do not permit external bar companies but you are welcome to provide a donation box or discuss a cash bar with your caterers for evening drinks.

Will I have an event manager from Pylewell on my wedding day?

Our events team are utterly obsessed with weddings and love being a part of our couples celebrations. One member from the events team will be allocated to each wedding as an event manager to take the stress away from you on the day. We like our couples to meet with their allocated event manager the day before the wedding to have one final run through of timings.

Do I have use of Pylewell house for my wedding?

Pylewell has 13 bedrooms in total. 10 bedrooms all with en-suites can be found on the first floor, and a further three bedrooms in a self-contained apartment in the penthouse. All bedrooms are included for either one or two nights in our midweek package , and two nights within our weekend package. Check into the house is from 3pm. The team at Pylewell love dogs, so we fully embrace the idea of your fur-baby being a part of your wedding day. We allow well behaved dogs who belong to the bridal party to visit Pylewell. A maximum of 2 dogs can sleepover in the penthouse (at an additional cost) but must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times. Sadly, dogs are not allowed into the main part of the house unless being included in wedding day photography. The Pylewell events team can recommend some lovely, local dog sitters to look after your dogs throughout your stay at Pylewell. All bedroom allocations are made by the bride and groom who will have access to our bedroom selector prior to their big day. We will ask for all guests names and allergens prior to staying with us. To preserve the character of the house and for security purposes it is strictly house guests only who can access the house.

Tell me about the pavilion at Pylewell?

Our pavilion can seat up to 150 seated, and 200 people standing. Part of the venue hire fee includes the use of up to 25 rustic trestle tables and wooden cross-back chairs. The pavilion contains a bar, dining area and dance floor all within the same room, providing ample space for a fabulous evening party. You and your suppliers are welcome to begin setting up in the pavilion the day before your wedding. You will have access from 11am to give you and your suppliers an entire day to set up so that you can go to sleep knowing it is all ready for the wedding day. Our pavilion is a semi-permanent structure with beautifully finished, plumbed in loos. No need to worry about using traditional marquee loos while you are at Pylewell. You and your wedding party can make use of the pavilion until midnight. Our night porter Mike will then assist all guests to either taxi’s from the front of the house or to their allocated room within the house. We cannot offer a late night license (other than New Year’s Eve).

Testimonials

Oh Nicole, we’re still on Cloud 9! We just had the most incredible weekend and are still trying to process it all and how amazing it truly was. Pylewell will always be super special to us, but we can’t put into words how perfect everything was and how fab you and the Pylewell team were.

Jen and Chris, April 2022 couple

We just wanted to let you know how thrilled we were with how the whole wedding weekend went. Special thanks to Aby who was a logistics superstar!

Helen and Nick, April 2022 couple.

Mel, We had the most wonderful weekend- it literally was perfect. Your team are just amazing and we can’t thank everyone enough for everything.

Amy and Russ, April 2022 couple

Nicole, thank you for being so patient with us yesterday and the lead up on timings of music and every other tiny detail that I worried about. You made it stress free.

Vikki and Lee, May 2022 couple

I want to say thank you so Aby! She was utterly outstanding! Her enthusiasm, energy and organisation just shone through and as a bride I felt like she was on my side throughout the entire process.

Jodie and Luke, May 2022 couple

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