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Silchester House

Silchester House is a truly spectacular home-from-home country house wedding venue on the border of Hampshire and Berkshire, between Reading and Basingstoke. It boasts a long tradition of hosting remarkable celebrations – it was among the very first private country houses to be licensed for civil marriages, almost twenty years ago, but the house’s appetite for a good party goes back further still. The stunning house and grounds now constitute a wonderful, exclusive use country house wedding venue in which you can host your own intimate, English country house, and garden, wedding.

Originally a private country estate, nestled in the heart of sleepy Silchester, Silchester House has a long tradition of involvement with village life, to the extent that any bride tying the knot at the venue on the same day as the village’s fireworks party, which takes place in the grounds, has the opportunity, in her capacity as ‘Lady of the House’ no less, to perform the ceremonial lighting of the bonfire. The stunning clockwork clock atop the clock tower, originally and intricately built by Thomas Hartley during his time living (and partying) at the house, is a key element of the village’s identity - itself no uniquely modern phenomenon, given the centrality of Silchester’s Roman ancestor, Calleva Atrebatum, to the trade routes across Roman Britain almost 2000 years ago. Calleva was a major crossroads and the current Music Room, which plays such a part in making Silchester House the wonderful country house wedding venue that it is today, sits directly above the old Roman Road from London to Bath.

Venue Facilities/Services

Civil Ceremony

Wedding Reception

Outside Area


Parking Available

Guest Accomodation

Bride's Changing Room Available

Bridal Suite Available

Disabled Access

Children Permitted

Music Licence

Outside Caterers Allowed

Confetti allowed

Fireworks allowed


Red Wine Permitted

Stiletto Heels Permitted

Venue Location

Venue Special Offers

Contact Details

Silchester House
Holly Lane