Our Carpenter's Barn is an approved premises for civil marriages and civil partnerships. The ceremony itself must take place in the Barn according to the terms of our license.
The Registration and Marriage Acts require that all civil marriages are conducted by a superintendent registrar and registered by a registrar of marriages, both of whom are appointed under the Hampshire Registration Scheme by the Head of Registration. Couples marrying in our approved premises will be responsible for paying a Hampshire County Council Fee for the attendance of these registration officers.
The Civil Partnership Act requires that all civil partnerships are registered by Civil Partnership Registrars appointed by the Head of Registration. Couples forming a Civil Partnership in our approved premises will be responsible for paying a Hampshire County Council Fee for the attendance of officers.
Booking the registrars
As soon as you have made provisional arrangements to marry at our approved premises you should contact the superintendent registrar for the district on 0845 603 5637. For detailed information on all the necessary arrangements please visit their website. Please be aware that the Registrars make a charge for a civil marriage and that Weddings in the Wood charge a fee for the use of its wedding license.
Wedding blessings and wedding celebrants
You are welcome to arrange a blessing at our venue. You can choose whether you want your blessing in or outdoors. Outside we have some beautiful spots on the lawns under ancient hardwood trees, while the back drop of the forest behind the marquee makes a blessing under cover special. Please see our useful links for details of local celebrants.
You may see gaps in the calendar but the site is not available for weddings on these dates. Please note that although we try to keep this calendar up to date we can not guarantee availability of dates. Please do not make any arrangements until availabilty has been confirmed.