Frequently asked questions about weddings at The Montagu Arms

Expert insights

We've got the answers to all of our most frequently asked questions from couples looking to tie the knot here. But if you have any other questions, contact the team using the form below.

  1. Should I get wedding insurance?

    It’s important to weigh up whether you need wedding insurance depending on the financial commitment, the type of day you have planned and how easy it would be to rearrange. If you’re looking for a policy, a good starting point to offer a comparison is

  2. Can I hire the whole hotel for my wedding?

    Here at The Montagu Arms, we're delighted to offer you one of the most precious benefits available: privacy. Invite your guests to our beautiful country house retreat and make the place completely your own with our 'Exclusively Yours' wedding package. The doors will be closed to the public and our hotel will become your home for your wedding day, where only your closest friends and family will surround you.

  3. Do you have a dedicated wedding coordinator?

    Yes, we have Clara Earp who is our dedicated Wedding and Events Manager. With a degree in hospitality management and a background in catering, Clara joined the team at The Montagu Arms in 2012. Alongside Clara is Paige Aydon, our Wedding and Events Assistant.

  4. Can I get married at The Montagu Arms with just a small number of guests?

    Of course. If you want to tie the knot in an intimate New Forest setting, then The Montagu Arms is the perfect small wedding venue for you. We have a number of small and intimate packages to suit you.

  5. Can we get married outside?

    Yes, the ceremony can take place outdoors, however, a plan B would need to be in place due to the unpredictable English weather. We also recommend that chairs be hired for this. You can dine alfresco for your wedding breakfast in our Gertrude Jekyll-inspired gardens, listen to the pond fountain designed by Giuseppe Lund, play a game of croquet on the upper terrace and sip Champagne under the magnolia tree.

  6. Can we come and view the wedding venue?

    Clara or Paige would love to take you on a personal tour of The Montagu Arms and answer any questions you may have. Request a showaround.

  7. Do you have a bridal suite?

    Our Courtyard Retreat Rooms are ideal for the Bridal Suite, featuring high ceilings, plush marble bathrooms with panelled walls, views over the courtyard garden, and private terraces. They provide ample space for you to get ready in comfort.

  8. What are your payment terms?
    1. £600 with wedding reception/civil ceremony agreement form to secure reservation.
    2. 25% of the anticipated remaining balance six months before the wedding reception
    3. 75% of the anticipated remaining balance three months before the wedding reception.
    4. The remaining balance is to be paid one month before the wedding reception.
    5. Any extra charges should be settled on departure.

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