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Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Penton Park - new elegant Hampshire wedding venue


There is a fabulous new wedding venue near Andover in Hampshire. It is called Penton Park and is a privately owned elegant country house in beautiful grounds and looks as though it is straight out of a Jane Austen novel.


The approach to the house is a long driveway and the frontage to the house has plenty of room even for a horse and carriage.


The entrance to the house is very elegant and makes for wonderful Arrival photographs.


The grounds are substantial with over-hanging trees and plenty of sky which makes for some great sky-scape wedding portraits.


Penton Park is South facing so would light up well if the sun was out as a great background for portraits, group shots or reportage.


There is a path running along the outside of the house which would be very useful for outside portraits or group shots in the event of muddy conditions.


With over-hanging trees and great architectural elements, Penton Park has some fantastic outside wedding portrait opportunities.


The front of the venue has a substantial pea-shingle parking area...


 ...which is ideal for Arrivals wedding photography with over-hanging trees and the architecture of the house in the background.


The interior decoration of Penton Park is exquisite and makes for fabulous inside portrait and reportage wedding photography.


Penton Park has a wonderfully homely feel to it, which is no surprise in that it is actually somebody's home when it is not being used for weddings.


Even though Penton Park is privately owned, you can have your reception and your photographs actually inside the house.


If you want to live out the fantasy of getting married in a Jane Austen novel, Penton Park might be your perfect wedding venue.


The interior decoration, the chandeliers, the mirrors and fireplaces with the gorgeous smell of burning wood make for a wonderful atmosphere.


The staircase is a fabulous place for bride portraits with its wooden banister, plants and authentic wall paper.


The staircase looks fabulous in both colour and black and white wedding portraiture.


Wooden floors, dado rails and authentic window shutters all go to help to transport you back in time. There is a baby grand piano and a full size snooker table which are both available for your wedding and help to recreate the sights and sounds of an era long gone.


It is very easy to feel you've been transported back in time, to a time of elegance, of country estates and fabulous dresses...to feel you've stepped into a costume drama.

If you want a Jane Austen themed wedding or just a wonderfully elegant period wedding venue with fantastic grounds, check out Penton Park, we think you'll be very impressed.

by Steve Dunster

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Hampshire Register Offices - contact information



The general number to call to make an appointment at any of the following Register Offices is 0845 603 5637 but the local number for Hampshire Register Office is 01962 861855.  You can also book an appointment on-line at www.hants.gov.uk/registration

Aldershot
30 Grosvenor Road, Aldershot GU11 3EB

Alton
4 Queens Road, Alton GU34 1HU

Andover
Beech Hurst, Weyhill Road, Andover SP10 3AJ

Basingstoke
Goldings, London Road, Basingstoke RG21 4AN

Eastleigh
Eastleigh Library, 1st Floor Swan Centre, Eastleigh SO50 5SF
There are no ceremony rooms at this location.

Fareham
4 Osborn Road South, Fareham PO16 7DG
01329 289195

Gosport
High Street, Gosport PO12 1BT
There are no ceremony rooms at this location and this is a part-time office.

Havant
1st Floor Havant Library, Meridian Centre, Havant PO9 1UN
There are no ceremony rooms at this location and this is a part-time office.

Havant Plaza 
Civic Centre Road, Havant PO9 2AX
This is a part-time office.

Lymington
Lymington Library, North Close, Lymington SO41 9BW
There are no ceremony rooms at this location.

Petersfield
Petersfield Library, 27 The Square, Petersfield GU32 3HH
There are no ceremony rooms at this location.

Portsmouth
Mildam House, Burnaby Road, Portsmouth PO1 3AF
Direct Line:  02392 829041

Ringwood
Ringwood Gateway, The Furlong, Ringwood BH24 1AT

Romsey
Romsey Town Hall, 1 Market Place, Romsey SO51 8YZ

Southampton
6a Bugle Street, Southampton SO14 2LX
Direct Line:  02380 915327

Totton
Totton and Eling Community Centre, Civic Centre Building, Library Road, Totton SO40 3AP
There are no ceremony rooms at this location.

Winchester  
Station Hill, Winchester SO23 8TJ