Civil Ceremonies,

The Eastclose has been granted approval to be used for civil ceremonies. Marriage and civil partnership in the presence of the Superintendent Registrar may take place in our The Garden Room, striking, elegant and refined for up to 120 guests. The Gallery Room, light, tranquil and relaxing for up to 76 guests.  The Library, calm, intimate and snug for up to 12 guests and The Conqueror Inn is also fully licensed for up to 120 guests.

We can accommodate up to 120 guests for a ceremony, 150 guests seated for
a wedding breakfast and up to 250 for an evening party.

There is no mystique to a civil ceremony or partnership but there are certain rules and regulations that must be adhered to which we can guide you through, please note that the registrars say on any issue is final.

The law allows couples to marry on any day of the year, including Christmas Day and any time between the hours of 8am and 8pm.  Please note that this will always be dependent on the availability of the registrar as well as the hotel.

Fareham registry office will marry people at Eastclose up until early evening.

Please contact them to check availability and prices on 0845 6035637 or


The advantage of holding your ceremony within the hotel is that although not a religious
ceremony there are many refinements and special touches that cannot be performed in a Registry Office.  If you would like to adopt some of the traditions from a church ceremony such as the
bride being given away, the playing of non-religious music or an approved reading, these can also be accommodated. 


Please be aware that the hotel can only perform civil ceremonies and partnerships on the condition that they are followed by a reception held in the hotel.  Please see our tariff page for prices.


If you are having a civil ceremony without a formal sit down meal to follow it is important to consider what you have planned for you and your guests prior to an evening celebration starting.  We are happy to help and advise you on this, as it is very important.


It is your responsibility to book and liaise with the registrar.

East Close Country House Hotel

Eastclose Country Hotel  Lyndhurst Road  Hinton  Christchurch  Dorset  BH23 7EF
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Conqueror Inn