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Lainston House

Lainston House

Set in 63 acres of idyllic Hampshire parkland, Lainston House is a seamless blend of 5 star country house and modern facilities; a beautiful and refined setting for your business event or meeting.

With complimentary wifi throughout, a Business Centre boasts meeting rooms for all types and sizes of events ranging from the smallest interview or executive meeting right up to conferences, product launches, training sessions and networking receptions for 170 guests.

The Houghton Suite is a distinguished room perfect for board meetings for up to 25 executives or theatre style conferences for 50. Close by are the Hampshire, seating 40 delegates in theatre style or 18 in U-shape configuration, and the Ash, great for intimate dinners or meetings for 20-25; both offer excellent syndicate or breakout space. The triple aspect Heather Room seats up to 40 guests and the Mountbatten up to 20. There’s a useful Study for administrators to use as a base, and the 17th century characterful Dawley Barn is superb for product launches and bigger conferences for a maximum of 166 delegates. Have a fun fueled activity day in those gorgeous grounds; choose from pursuits such as tank driving, clay pigeon shooting and duck herding.

Indoors it’s an equally tough choice - murder mysteries, cheese tastings, and chocolate making classes feature, plus there’s an exclusive Cookery School. Go for the full country house experience and have exclusive hire of Lainston House, including all 50 bedrooms, lounges, the restaurant and function rooms, plus use of the gym and tennis courts, as well as your choice of treats (maybe a falconry display or stone baked pizzas in the Victorian Kitchen Garden?) Expect the latest in technical and audiovisual equipment, and world class service from the well-polished events team. Day or residential packages have all you need for your event, including a delicious restaurant lunch.

All bedrooms and suites are spacious and luxurious with plush bedding, and most enjoy a view of the grounds. All have work desks, seating areas, underfloor heating and the most wonderful en suite bathrooms.

The Avenue restaurant, with 3 AA rosettes, has an intimate ambience and a mouthwatering a la carte menu; open for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. Relax with a cocktail in inviting leather armchairs in The Cedar Bar, or dine alfresco on the Terrace overlooking the picturesque grounds.

Lainston House enjoys an enviable and convenient location; Winchester train station is less than 4 miles away, and Southampton Airport within half an hour’s drive; central London and Heathrow Airport can be reached in under an hour. There’s free on-site parking and a helipad for those arriving in style. Book it; it’s lovely.

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Venue Lainston House
Capacity 170 guests
Address Woodman Lane
SO21 2LT
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Function Rooms & Event Spaces (5)

Dawley Barn

  • Max Capacity: 166
  • Dimensions: L:16.30m x W:8.83m x H:4.00m
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    Our largest meeting space, the original 17th century Dawley Barn has been elegantly converted into a unique private room. The Dawley Barn is extremely versatile, it can seat up to 46 in a U shape, 166 theatre style, 40 boardroom, 80 classroom, and up to 120 for dinners. Very much part of the main house, its high ceilings and original features combine with modern technology to ensure the most successful of meetings. It measures 8.1m wide x 16.5m long. Natural light and open fires add to the charm. ISDN, Broadband and DDI lines available on request.


    • Theatre: 166
    • Banqueting: 120
    • Dinner & Dance: 90
    • Cabaret: 64
    • Classroom: 80
    • U-Shape: 50
    • Boardroom: 40
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  • Max Capacity: 50
  • Dimensions: L:7.83m x W:5.73m x H:3.10m
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    The Houghton Suite is located on the ground floor, with plenty of natural light... the perfect setting for brainstorming sessions, video conferencing, training seminars, product launches and boardroom meetings.
    It can accommodate up to 25 for a boardroom meeting, 50 theatre style and dining for 40. The Houghton Suite is fully equipped with the latest interactive Smartboard technology, 5.1 surround sound system and up to 100Mbps broadband connection.


    • Theatre: 50
    • Banqueting: 40
    • Cabaret: 24
    • Classroom: 18
    • U-Shape: 24
    • Boardroom: 24
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  • Max Capacity: 35
  • Dimensions: L:6.53m x W:5.34m x H:2.90m
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    Located on the ground floor with plenty of natural light. Suitable for boardroom style to 18, theatre 40, U shape 20, and dinners for 30 it has access onto a secluded courtyard, ideal for break times. ISDN, broadband and DDI lines available on request.


    • Theatre: 35
    • Banqueting: 30
    • Cabaret: 20
    • Classroom: 24
    • U-Shape: 18
    • Boardroom: 35
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  • Max Capacity: 25
  • Dimensions: L:6.48m x W:5.20m x H:2.90m
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    Adjacent to the Hampshire Room it has easy access to the Dawley Barn and plenty of natural daylight. Suitable for boardroom to 16, theatre 25 and dinners to 20. ISDN, broadband and DDI lines available on request.


    • Theatre: 25
    • Banqueting: 20
    • U-Shape: 16
    • Boardroom: 16
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  • Max Capacity: 20
  • Dimensions: L:5.35m x W:4.00m x H:3.30m
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    Named after the late Lord Mountbatten, this elegant mahogany panelled private room suits 12 for a boardroom style meeting, 20 in theatre style and up to 14 for dinners. An open fireplace adds to the charm of this popular room. ISDN, broadband and DDI lines available on request.


    • Theatre: 20
    • Banqueting: 14
    • Boardroom: 12
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Venue Features (16)

  • AV Equipment
  • Accommodation
  • Disability Access
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Station
  • Family Friendly
  • In-house Catering
  • Late Licence
  • Leisure Facilities
  • Licensed Bar
  • Music Licence
  • Outside Space
  • Parking
  • Smoking Area
  • Training Specialists
  • Wedding License
  • Wi-Fi Access