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Wedding Fayre 2017- Admission Free

Sunday, May 7th 11:00 am - 4:00 pm



Be inspired by our specially selected variety of experts; chosen to provide you with their proficiency, creative ideas and experience, everything you would require to help make your dream day a reality.

See our remarkable 16th Century Hampshire Barn decorated as if it were your big day.

Surrounded by beautiful iconic views of our wild flower meadow set against the stunning backdrop of the South Downs’ Beech Hanger and Gilbert White’s House a perfect way to spend your Sunday!


A W Jones Carriages – Wedding Transport
Arrive for your Wedding In Style by Horse and Carriage. Our matching pair of horses and ‘landau’ wedding carriage, complete with coachman and groom in full livery will provide transport for your special day
We operate in Hampshire including the New Forest, Wiltshire, Dorset, Berkshire, Surrey and Sussex

“Your Carriage Awaits”


Wise Catering – One of our Nominated caterers

At Wise we provide the complete catering service. From enquiry, to planning, to kitchen and to table our team of chefs, dedicated catering managers and trained waiting staff can deliver the perfect catering experience.

Wise are headquarterd in Southampton on the banks of The River Itchen. Our purpose built site holds our offices, warehouse for all our equipment and state of the art purpose built production kitchen.

The perfect base to prepare for our events!


Vamos Paella – One of our Nominated caterers

Vamos Paella was set up by Melissa in 2011. After spending years of living, travelling and cooking in Spain, we decided to become paella caterers here in the UK.

One October morning our first consignment of paelleros and paellas arrived on a palate from Valencia and Vamos Paella was born. We started off paella catering at food markets and festivals and we haven’t looked back.


Sarafina Makeup – Makeup Artist

Your wedding day or any special occasion makeup should be about you and feeling the most beautiful you’ve ever been. I can help you achieve that perfect flawless look that will make you look and feel beautiful for any occasion. I provide hair and makeup services for weddings, wedding functions, business photo shoots, proms, hen parties, award nights, girls night outs, hot dates, and film and TV shoots.

My hair and makeup style is flexible and I am comfortable creating something natural or dramatic.


PartyBales – Bale creations

PartyBales™ are hay and straw bale hire specialists who hire bales throughout England and Wales. Bales make the prefect addition to weddings, parties, events and festivals. PartyBales™ have worked with the venue and team at Gilbert’s White House on a number of different functions and know the venue well. Hay and Straw Bales can be extremely versatile and lend themselves perfectly to this stunning and unusual venue. For example, you could use bales to direct guests to your wedding ceremony in the barn, set up bale sofas outside the barn so your guests can admire the breath-taking vista during your wedding reception drinks or your guests could enjoy bale lawn games including a coconut shy, tin can alley and skittle alley outside the main house. Bales can also be used to make a bar or as decoration and the opportunities are endless and there is plenty of inspiration on or Pinterest to give you an idea.


Nursery Fresh – Florist

Bridal Flowers Direct is the wedding section of Nursery Fresh and has built a reputation as a leading supplier of quality flowers and bridal arrangements ensuring Brides do not have to compromise on quality or quantity to have the flowers of their dreams.

Local Brides (Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey and West Sussex borders) can use the services of our fully qualified florists to design and create stunning bridal party, church and venue arrangements whilst we can supply DIY Brides, both locally and nationally, wishing to arrange their own flowers, with all the flowers, foliage and floral sundries they need.


Nigel Worsfold – Toastmaster

I am a Professional Toastmaster and Master of Ceremonies, based in the south of England, available for weddings, anniversary and birthday parties, charity gala evenings, product launches, Rotary Club, Round Table and Masonic social functions, corporate events, etc.
I am fully trained, insured and accredited by the United Kingdom School of Professional Toastmasters.


Nigel Roberts Photography – Photographer

I’m Nigel, a creative and passionate Hampshire wedding photographer. I create beautiful, contemporary images that capture the joy of your wedding day. Perhaps I should let you be the judge of that though – so please take a look at my portfolio.


Kasia Austin – Bespoke Dress Design
The ethereal colours of the countryside beneath my studio window are the palette for my embroidered gossamer dresses, camisoles and accessories. Subtle and stronger colours inspire me and suit different complexions and changing moods.
I stain natural fabrics – luxurious satins, silks, floaty chiffon and French lace – to create my fairy-tale style which effortlessly flatters the body and is perfect for an event or dressed down for a festival feel. Each piece in my collection is unique and I will also accept bespoke commissions.


Farnham Light and Sound
Providing an outstanding wedding service for 5 years we’re confident you will not get a better service elsewhere. Each of our Wedding packages is carefully crafted to suit our clients needs. We work around you and will ensure absolutely every angle is covered to make your day worry free and to get you and your guests dancing the night away.



The Country Celebrant – Independent Civil Celebrant
The Country CelebrantThe sky is the limit. Your wedding day should be all about you and your intended celebrating your partnership cocooned in the love of your friends and family.

You should have meaningful rituals that are personal to you. The music and poetry that you choose should be an affirmation of your relationship and people should come away from the ceremony feeling that they have played a part in a very special day.


Jane Arnold Independent Celebrant – Independent Civil Celebrant

JaneArnoldEvery couple’s relationship is unique and so it is fitting that with an Independent Celebrant you can have a ceremony that is as individual as you are. One which reflects your personalities and is perfectly tuned to the love you share. The joy and excitement you feel on starting married life together can be captured and shared with all your family and friends.


BC DigiPhot Ltd – Photographer

bcdigiphotBC Digiphot is owned by Brian and Wendy Carter, the duo are in hot demand along the South Coast & are regarded as one the top wedding photography companies in the area. Brian has a BA Hon Degree in photography and is a Fellow member of the Masters Photography Association (MPA), the National Photographic Society (NPS) and the British Institute of Professional Photographers (BIPP) plus many other qualifications.


Vanilla Catering – One of our Nominated caterers

VanillaCateringVanilla Catering & Events provides exceptional, innovative food supported by superb, friendly and professional service for every occasion.

We are passionate about ensuring that you get the event that you want whether it’s your wedding, a formal corporate function or a relaxed yacht charter.

Our dishes are made from the finest, freshest ingredients, and seasonally and locally sourced wherever possible. Each of our dishes is prepared with flair and skill at our professional kitchens, so your menu can be tailored to suit your exacting needs.


C.W Fordhams – Marquee & Equipment Hire

CWFordhamC W Fordham deliver a first class service of the highest standard. Our attention to detail and personal service sets us apart… Professional catering equipment doesn’t need to cost the earth. We provide a wide range of catering equipment, everything from cutlery and glass, to tables and marquees! Are you hosting a party or perhaps require a marquee for a company event? We cater for both domestic and commercial services.


Traditional Ice Cream – Ice Cream

icxecreamServing individual tubs of award winning, local, Meadow Cottage Farmhouse Jersey
dairy ice creams and sorbets from vintage Pashley tricycles in red or blue.


Majestic Wine Alton – Wine
majesticMajestic specialises in selling brilliant wine by the case. We believe wine – whether you’re buying it or selling it, and especially when you’re drinking it – should be full of fun.


Sunday, May 7th
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Gilbert White’s House
Alton, Hampshire GU34 3JH United Kingdom
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01420 511275