Ampfield Golf & Country Club

Wedding Ceremonies in the UK

The start of every wedding planning journey is to decide how you both want to get married. You may want a Religious Wedding, a Civil Wedding or Partnership, or you may decide to marry abroad. Whatever is right for you, whether Religious, Humanist, Interfaith, Non- Denominational, Same-sex Wedding or Civil Ceremony, there are many things to consider, to ensure your special day is one to remember; and we have many years of experience in helping couples achieve just that.

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We have fast established ourselves as one of the leading wedding venues in Southampton (UK) with our high class catering combined with idyllic surroundings. If you’re looking for that perfect wedding venue to host your dream day then look no further.  We have extensive, tranquil & relaxing grounds perfect to create those memories to last a lifetime.

Our newly decorated large & beautifully maintained banqueting room has views over our picturesque golf course (the location for your wedding day snaps!).  With subtle tones of paint on the wall paired with crystal chandeliers the room has a warm and intimate feel for up to 100 guests for a sit down meal. On warm sunny afternoons our outdoor terraces with fire pits & gas lanterns create the perfect spot for your guests to relax and enjoy the ambiance & atmosphere. We can host up to 180 guests in the evening with your choice of entertainment we will create a party that you’ll never forget!

With many years of experience, our events team, not only help run a seamless & perfect wedding day, but help make your dreams become reality with ideas and creativity from the moment you book with us! We approach every single wedding with a bespoke, individual attitude, to ensure your special day is exactly the way you want it.

The head chef & his team are bursting with creative ideas, making sure each wedding is individual and pushing the boundaries with wedding dining. With their knowledge of food combined with dedicated suppliers, we are one of the most flexible wedding venues when it comes to catering. We don’t have set menus that you have to have, each menu for each wedding is created on your ideas combined with the chef’s culinary knowledge.

WHY CHOOSE US?

With years of experience, we can help create the wedding of your dreams and then run it seamlessly too! We have built up professional relationships with many local, renowned and reliable suppliers to help bring together all the elements of your wedding day, conducted by our very own wedding experts.

With unrivaled flexibility in all aspects of your wedding planning, we go beyond what many other venues would to create a enjoyable planning experience.

The Venue

Ampfield Golf & Country Club is nestled onto the edge of our stunning golf course, located centrally between Winchester and Romsey. Upon arrival your guests will be greeted with drinks on one of our three beautiful terraces, perfect to help them relax and enjoy the day. The main banqueting room, where the wedding breakfast will be served, with its elegant ambience and fantastic views, is there to make dreams become reality .It can hold up to 90/120 day guests and 200 evening guests, including the clubhouse facility. Outside, we have fire pits, gas heaters & candle lit lanterns, the ideal accompaniment to our beautiful terraces.

The golf course can of course offer endless backdrops for those all-important photographs, including the opportunity for you to get away for a few moments for some more intimate photos further onto the course.

We understand the importance of having your wedding reception exactly how you want it and our expert wedding managers are always on hand to assist.  We aim to make you feel completely stress free and relaxed on your wedding day.  We will coordinate your entire day from set up through to the end, so you and your guests can enjoy every moment. We offer the flexibility most venues cannot, from completely bespoke menus, at no extra cost, through to decoration and choice of your own suppliers.

Type of Wedding

Honouring different religions within a UK Wedding

Church of England Weddings
Roman Catholic Weddings
Jewish Weddings

Civil Weddings in the UK

Same Sex Partnership
Same Sex Marriage
Converting your Civil Partnership into a Marriage

Getting Married Abroad

Many people choose to get married abroad, quite often opting for a Winter Sun Venue for the actual ceremony.

But back home you may want to celebrate this significant occasion with a Reception for Family and Friends, and you can relax in the knowledge that you are in safe hands with our Wedding Planners, who will weave their magic whilst you are miles away.

OUR MISSION

We’re with you every step of the way. We create, inspire and guide you through all the highs and lows of Wedding planning. With years of experience and knowledge, we’re able to offer and suggest unique, creative and memorable ideas. Most importantly, we want to make the process as enjoyable as possible and ultimately help you plan your perfect day!

Catering

For those that have never experienced our wedding catering, it is something that truly pushes the boundaries with wedding catering. Our catering provides exceptional, innovative, seasonal and different ideas, prepared by our executive chef and his team.

We offer complete flexibility with all our menus, from a classic 3, 5 or 7 course sit down menu to a more traditional afternoon tea, a sumptuous BBQ or delicious hog roast. These are to mention just a few!  Our qualified wine expert is also on hand to recommend those special wines and champagnes to compliment catering for your big day.

We order the freshest produce, including speciality products, individual to each wedding.  Everything is prepared on site and delivered by our highly trained banqueting staff.

From your initial ideas through to the final dish, you can meet with our head chef and discuss ideas and then come and taste them before your big day! We aim for every wedding to be unique and so do not limit you to specific menus.

Did you know, there are 8 different non-religious ceremonies?

Non-religious ceremonies

These are ceremonies with no religious rituals nor blessings. These ceremonies are conducted by a judge or registrar held in register offices or on grounds that are licensed for marriage ceremonies, such as estates, castles, hotels, and restaurants. They are normally short, more informal, intimate ceremonies. One thing to consider, is that the registrar might have time constraints due to other weddings or events on the same day that he must be present for. Some registrar offices are not aesthetically appealing for wedding celebrations and can have limits on music and bringing food on the premises.

Humanist ceremonies

With rituals, but without any religious elements. In England and Wales, these weddings do not hold any legal status. To make it legal you must have a civil wedding at a register office or have a registrar present at the ceremony. In Scotland, however there are celebrants from the Humanist Society of Scotland, who are authorised to conduct legitimate marriages.

Humanists don’t believe in God, but believe in “good within human beings, in their equality, and in the individual right to freedom of choice in the main decisions of life”. Instead of traditional wedding vows, couples exchange their own written vows that speak of their love and promises to each other. They do exchange rings, have selected readings and even the lighting of a unity candle, so they can feel like religious ceremonies, but they are not held in churches and God is not mentioned.

Tree planting ceremony

Calling all nature lovers and environmentalists, this is a ceremony for you. The couple each have their own pot of dirt and water and plant a tree together, symbolising their growing relationship, which they must always care for and nurture to grow together. Of course, you’re not limited to planting a tree. There are no rules when it comes to these ceremonies. That’s the beauty of them. You can personalise them for your big day.

Love letters ceremony – Perfect for Anniversaries

If you want something to open later from your ceremony, have a love letters ceremony. The bride and groom write each other love letters and lock them in a box with a bottle of wine to open and enjoy later on in their marriage. This could be for your one-year anniversary or your 50th if you have that kind of patience.

Unity candle ceremony

If you’re a little more traditional a unity candle ceremony is a great non-religious option for couples. This ceremony will make even the simplest venue more romantic and special. The bride and groom each have their own candle and use it to light one candle that symbolises their union. There are special unity candles, but of course you can choose any candle in any colour. This might even inspire you if you’re looking for wedding theme ideas.

Sand ceremony

You can make your non-religious ceremony special by including a sand ceremony. The bride and groom fill a beautiful jar with two colours of sand to create a little work of art that you can cherish throughout your marriage. The mixed sand symbolises the joining of their hearts and lives. The same kind of ceremony is also held using coloured water instead of sand. In this case, the water will be one colour, so make sure you pick colours that work well together so you don’t get muddy water.

Flowers ceremony

If you’re having fun picking out the wedding table flowers and Bouquets you’ll love a flowers ceremony. This ceremony is typically carried out with symbolic roses, but you can choose any flower to match your wedding or preferences. The bride and groom each have one flower, which they exchange and then place them in a vase together. Your close family and friends can participate as well, adding their own flower. You can even have everyone choose their own flower to make it even more symbolic.

Carried out in a religious way or setting

These are not actually considered religious ceremonies, so you can feel free to write your own personal wedding vows. The ceremony might take place in a church, but there will be no religious readings, no mention of God, or religious hymns.

Now that you understand the different options you can choose from, you can begin to personalise your ceremony to meet your personal and spiritual beliefs and values. Whether you write your own wedding vows or hold a special ritual, we’re sure your wedding will be just as you dreamed it would be with some careful planning and a little luck. Then you can check out our unique wedding ideas that will make your day even more special and original.