Hiring the Drawing Rooms and Gardens at Hale Park is easy and good value. All the really important fixed costs of the day are included: after all, one cannot do without a roof, loos, power, water, parking and somewhere for the Bride to change!
But Hale Park goes further. We also include accomodation for the Bride and up to seven girls the night before the wedding and on the Night Of, we open up the Bridal Suite with its 2.4m square four poster bed.
For those who take their wedding breakfast in the drawing rooms, we also include 12 round banquet tables, a top table, a cake table and 120 chairs. There is a hidden kitchen marquee complete with tables. Not included is kitchen equipment because that is dependent on your food choices.
This leaves you with the tricky decisions to do with decoration, food, drink and the seating plan! And of course, if you want to arrange all these details yourself then you can; after all this is Hale Park, where freedom of choice is the order of the days.
Hire of Hale Park's house and grounds; stable loos power and water; a bridal changing area and parking is £5,700 including VAT
Adding in the kitchen marquee and tables; dining tables and chairs for up to 120; plus two night's accommodation on the night before (for eight) and the night of the wedding (for two plus a New Forest breakfast) comes to £7,900 including VAT.
This is included in the price. There is a suite of rooms for Brides to change into their wedding dress and to have a calm oasis away from all the setting up and running about by suppliers that is inevitable before a busy wedding. It comprises of a large lounging area with a make-up station in one corner; a small day bedroom that can be closed off for actual changing or for lying down quietly; a kitchen with a kettle, tea, coffee, fridge and microwave; and a bathroom. On the first floor, it is reached up some external stairs at the back of the South Wing. It is available the day of the Ceremony only; it must be cleared before the evening festivities.
These are included in the price and are a major cost saving. Hale Park has real toilets available for events thus eliminating the need to pay for or suffer porta-loos. There is a “pissoir” for lads only in the old Gardener’s loo, with a sink and mirror. And there is a set of three unisex stalls for both ladies and gents just beyond the pissoir in the stables below the South Wing. This has a hang-out area also and is very different to your average toilet!
Corkage & Relaxed Hire Periods
These are included in the price. Here at Hale Park we believe that corkage is a BAD tax on honest drinkers. There are no corkage fees. Also, we understand that Rome wasn’t built in a day and nor will your wedding! Hale Park is flexible about delivery, build-up and tear down within reason. However if there is an event on an adjacent weekend then there will have to be a schedule.
Hale Park offers two camping options, you can find the details below. Please note that camping options are in addition to the general price above.
Tents for hire
A row of matching style tents along the rear edge of the garden by the Ha-ha. This is likely to be behind the marquee, if there is one. These will be hired in so the price will be per tent; Hale Park will charge a flat service fee of £240 including VAT. They should be matched in style because they will likely be in all the exterior pictures! They will be available for the night of the wedding only and will use the included loos in the stables. No personal tents. No shower.
Bring your own tents
Regular, own tent camping out in the snowdrop field. There will be a fire pit and wood, a festival style toilet and car parking, as a minimum. Bring your own breakfast! Up to 3 nights available. Additionally, there can be a shower trailer and a generator. Cost will vary depending on facilities and guest numbers. No unsupervised children. Take away what you bring: no rubbish service. Leave no trace.