Venue hire

Field and Chapel hire

Indoors or out, the Royal Victoria Country Park provides a unique venue for any event

Chapel hire

The Royal Victoria Chapel provides a blend of elegance, beauty and tradition in a country park setting. A jewel in Hampshire’s crown, it truly is the perfect venue - whether you’re planning a spectacular wedding, more intimate reception, drinks party or celebration dinner. 

The Chapel is also available for filming, conferences, performances and guided tours. This historic venue will guarantee you and your guests a stirring atmosphere and a day you’ll always remember.

Civil wedding ceremony

Personally commissioned by Queen Victorian and opened in 1863, the Royal Victoria Chapel provides a blend of elegance, beauty and tradition that’s perfect for your special day.

The Chapel building will be exclusively yours, with access to the tower, gallery and Chapel garden for you and your guests to enjoy the sweeping views over the Solent, parkland and surrounding countryside.

Ceremonies take place in the beautiful Chapel hall. This can then be rearranged for your wedding breakfast and evening reception.

We are licensed for a maximum of 200 people for a wedding ceremony. Download our wedding brochure and email us at [email protected] to arrange to view the venue and discuss your plans with a member of our events team.

Weddings brochure

Receptions and dinners

Planning your wedding breakfast and reception, an anniversary, celebration dinner or unique banqueting experience?  Royal Victoria Chapel is an inspirational setting that will guarantee you and your guests an unforgettable day.

We can provide a high-quality dining experience for your guests, with menus to suit all tastes. The Chapel can accommodate 120 people for dining and 200 for an evening reception. Live music and dancing are permitted, so you can celebrate in style and party the night away!

Download our wedding brochure and email us at [email protected] to arrange to view the venue and discuss your plans with a member of our events team.

Weddings brochure

Conferences and meetings

Experience this special setting for a conference, corporate away day or team-building event.  Give your staff, delegates or clients a day they’ll always remember!

The Chapel building will be exclusively yours, with access to the 150ft tower, gallery and Chapel garden for you and your guests to enjoy the sweeping views over the Solent, parkland and the surrounding countryside.

The main hall is perfect for larger events, with a screen and projector available for presentations, along with access to the Chapel AV system. A smaller room on the second floor (with lift access) is also available and suitable for meetings of 15 to 20 people, or as a break-out room.

Drinks receptions and event catering can be provided by our in-house catering team.

Email us at [email protected] to arrange to view the venue and discuss your plans with a member of our events team.

Bride and groom in front of a stained glass window

Field hire for outdoor events

Royal Victoria Country Park itself, along the shore of Southampton Water, provides an unforgettable setting for any outdoor event. We can offer a range of flexible spaces for large public events and shows, charity events, fun days, corporate away days and outdoor music, film and theatre performances.

Located in a prime position at the front of the park next to the iconic Chapel building, our main event fields offer a flexible space for large public events and shows.

Away from the centre of the park for a more private setting, our small event field is ideal for charity and corporate events and fun days.

Our friendly onsite team will help to ensure that your event is a success.

We offer a 10% discount to all charity and community groups on production of their charitable number.

Full day hire 9am to 4:30pm. Other times by arrangement. Email us at [email protected] to find out more.

Field hire rates for 2024

Larger fields for public events School holidays prices (+VAT where applicable) Summer price (+VAT where applicable) Winter price (+VAT where applicable) Metres²
Chapel Field North £900 £850 £750 10,000m²
Chapel Field South £800 £750 £650 12,000m²
Lower Terrace North £450 £400 £350 6,000m²
Lower Terrace South £450 £400  £350 6,000m²
Large caravan field n/a n/a £750 16,500m²
Small caravan field n/a n/a £400 5,500m²
Smaller fields for small and/or private events School holidays prices (+VAT where applicable) Summer price (+VAT where applicable) Winter price (+VAT where applicable) Metres²
Hawthorns n/a £150 £100 1,300m²
Oak n/a £200 £150 2,500m²

Summer season: April to October (excluding school holidays)
Winter season: November to March (excluding school holidays)

Charges are per day (9am to 4.30pm).
Evening only bookings can be arranged on request.
Hire of the larger fields includes free parking for up to 5 vehicles.
For more information please contact [email protected].

Outdoors event in the grounds of the Royal Victoria Chapel

Terms and conditions

Read the Chapel hire agreement and event agreement before making a booking.

Filming enquiries

Email us at [email protected] to discuss your location plans, requirements, availability and charges.