Beaulieu Abbey (The Domus)
Beaulieu Abbey is a historical building full of medieval character located in the middle of the Beaulieu estate and motor museum. The Abbey is the last fully standing building of what was one of the largest monasteries in the UK. Unfortunately Henry the 8th destroyed the monastery, but luckily lot’s of the splendour remains and you can be lucky enough to get married there. The site includes a large church (you can get married there), cloister/walled area and the Domus itself. Situed in the ground of the Motor museum, it is a popular choice for car fanatics and museum tours are available as part of the wedding package. Also in the immediate area is Palace House (where Lord Montagu lives) and the quaint riverside village of Beaulieu.
Weddings at Beaulieu abbey (the Domus):
The weddings at Beaulieu Domus are managed and run by Compass catering company and in all the weddings we have witnessed there over the last 10 years they have always been spot on! The food is obviously amazing, but also is the planning and organisation. Unlike a hotel (for example), the Domus only provide the space for private and corporate functions, with weddings being the most frequent, so their attention to detail is second to none. This venue will suit you is you like bricks & character as well as high banqueting standards. You can get married in the domus itself, which is best described as a tudor hall. It has large beamed ceiling, huge brick steps and a massive fireplace. The Tapestries on the wall tell the story from the creation of the monastery to its abolition.
The drinks reception usually happens in the walled area just outside, and sometimes in the rooms downstairs (which look amazing with our LED uplighting). The wedding breakfast and evenings entertainment occur back in the main room, if you like formality the brick steps make an excellent area for a receiving line. We normally set up under the stage near the small wooden steps (see below). Its much better being on floor level as we can be in contact with your guests for requests and other formality management. The LED uplighting and initial projection on the walls and curtain looks amazing all day in the Domus as it really show up the walls. You can see this in the photo below. The room looks amazing with candelabras on the tables and suits classical or medieval background music. There are two large curtains by the stone steps which also make a great concealment for your grand entrance into the wedding breakfast and then the first dance a bit later on. The dancing usually stops at about 11.30pm so its worth organising transport for your guests at this point. We often organise an archway or a cycle to finish the night in style!
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Leith’s at Beaulieu
Beaulieu, John Montagu Building
Hampshire SO42 7ZN
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