Tournerbury Woods Estate – Coastal/Woodland Wedding venue & holiday cottage in Hampshire

Today I am delighted to spotlight on Tournerbury Woods Estate – a pretty coastal/woodland wedding venue and holiday cottage in Hampshire.

Hidden on the coastal border of Hampshire and West Sussex, within 50 acres of private woodland, the Tournerbury Woods Estate & Woods Cottage provide an idyllic setting for an unforgettable Wedding day.

Tournerbury Woods estate

Tournerbury  is a peaceful and secluded estate, boasting an unrivalled location and outstanding views across Chichester Harbour.

This hidden gem is the only Ancient semi-natural Woodland and seaside wedding venue in England.

Tournerbury now has a full licence for civil ceremonies

Should you wish a religious ceremony there are a number of churches located on Hayling Island and all are within easy reach of Tournerbury.

Civil ceremonies can alternatively be held locally in Portsmouth or Chichester should you wish to use the venue for Reception only.

Seaside wedding vows, tournerbury woods estate The wedding ceremony, tournerbury woods estate

200+ guests can be seated for dining in a fully equipped luxury marquee on the Estate for a Wedding Reception.

On the day, you will have exclusive use of their fantastic marquee and with the breath-taking woodland backdrop, you and your guests will be in glorious privacy for all the celebrations.

The Venues philosophy is that they are providing you with an unparalleled canvas on which you can create your perfect celebration.

There is no ‘standard’ wedding or party at Tournerbury, they are all different and reflect the styles and tastes of those celebrating their wedding day or other special occasion.

You have total freedom to design your ideal reception and use your own hand-picked suppliers.

The Venue are however happy to help and recommend a few of the trusted suppliers they have worked with.

Their caterers have years of experience providing delicious dishes to their guests, however they allow you to bring your own catering team if you prefer.

Marquee during wedding, tournerbury woods estate Marquee dressed to perfection, tournerbury woods estate

For you and your guests’ overnight accommodation, the beautifully refurbished Tournerbury Woods Cottage sleeps up to eight people.
Originally built in the late nineteenth century, it is what every country cottage should be.

It nestles in 50 acres of private woods, on a peaceful tidal creek, in one of England’s most beautiful natural harbours and has no immediate neighbours.

The cottage can be used for the exclusive use of the bride or groom and family in the run up to the wedding and during the wedding festivities, or by the bride and bridesmaids to apply last minute finishing touches or to freshen up during the day or for the bride to change in for ‘going away.’
Alternatively it could be used as luxury accommodation for the bride and groom on their wedding night

Woods Cottage is also perfect for a relaxing break at any time of year or as a base for those of our guests who are using Tournerbury for a special event.

Recently the Cottage was named as one of The Sunday Times top 100 holidays to take worldwide.

Woods cottage, tournerbury woods estate

The acres of lawn surrounding the cottage allow wedding and party guests the option of camping overnight too.

Adventurous guests can sleep beneath the stars to save taxi and hotel bills.

Glamping for guests, tournerbury woods estate

The unique position of the Estate is ideal for exploring the local area, with plenty to do and see, from the Roman market town of Chichester and it’s iconic ‘Festival Theatre’ that attracts leading names of screen and stage, the nearby South Downs National Park and the Goodwood Estate’s Festival of Speed, horse racing and golf to the historic Naval dockyards of Portsmouth with ships like Nelson’s HMS Victory and The Mary Rose.

Day trips to the Isle of Wight are easily possible.

Marquee at night, tournerbury woods estate

With both the balance of woodland and coast Tournerbury Woods Estate is a  magical setting, close to nature and full of character and is sure to be the ideal place for a memorable day.

For information on booking the Cottage > Woods Cottage

To discuss Wedding or Event enquiries see contact details below.


To Contact Tournbury Estate



Phone: 02392 461978

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Image Credits: Hana Venn Photography and Matthew Cleveland Photography


UK Wedding Blogger with an eclectic style based in Glasgow

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