Rhinefield House Hotel – Brockenhurst
Rhinefield House is a fairy tale venue venue in the heart of the New Forest National park. It is such a great building it could easily be mistaken for a Tudor Manor, but it is only just over 130 years old. The architecture combined with the sprawling formally designed gardens and water features makes this a magical place for a wedding. Our favourite part of Rhinefield is sitting on the terrace with a coffee, feeding the carp or admiring the replica Alhambra palace room, which is hidden away at the front of the building. If you are in the grand hall look up at the ceiling and note the hand carved wooden features. Its actually a replica of Westminster Hall in London.
We are the recommended wedding DJ’s for Rhinefield and spend lots of time at the venue over the last 11 years, so know it very well indeed. Rhinefield House is very grand, with mock tudor/gothic decor a large hall, ornate rooms and a beautiful staircase and gallery. It has two restaurants a relaxed lounge bar as well as a small spa area. The ceremonies usually take place in the grand hall but can also be held in the smaller keepers room and also outside in the garden.
The drinks reception with good weather usually takes place on the lawn at the back and the meal is eaten in the Grand Hall, which seats about 100 persons. The evening function occurs in the Kings Room, just adjacent to the Grand Hall and that has a bar. It’s a reasonably large room with seating areas and a dance floor.
We tend do a lot of all day weddings at Rhinefield House. Having a DJ in for the ceremony is very handy especially in the garden as we have a range of wireless microphones, so your guests can hear the registrar and also you. Our MC service are also of great benefit if you want a super organised, yet casual and personalised host. More information.
The kings room is a great room to party in and the stairs with the curtains make a brilliant entrance for your first dance. We usually set up opposite where the bar is blocking the door through to the main hotel (as this makes the room much more of a dancing area and not a thorough fair). The access to the garden and the main hall is still available so guests will come and go through that way. Often the cake cut if prior to first dance, but it can also occur after your meal, depending on numbers in the room and access around the cake. One idea is to put the cake in the Kings room and cut it prior to first dance. This depends on whether your cake is portable as it will be in the Grand hall during the day.