The Elvetham Wedding Photography Hampshire

The Elvetham, in North Hampshire, is a stunning, privately owned estate, set in 35 acres of beautiful gardens and grounds. Elvetham is mentioned in the Domesday book. The site on which The Elvetham now stands has a well documented history and in 1426 became the home of the Seymour family. The house was passed down through a succession of Seymours including Edward, the brother of Jane Seymour, third wife of Henry VIII and mother of Edward VI.

The area of 35 acres surrounding The Elvetham is much the same today as it was recorded in the Domesday book. A formal garden was created in 1860 and a mile long avenue of Wellingtonias were planted. Amongst its many other trees and flowers is a famous Magnolia Soulangiana said to be the largest in England. After many years of neglect the gardens were restored in 1962 and now include a broad walk of Irish Yews, a croquet lawn, eighty ornamental trees, a kitchen garden and many other attractive features.

In 1953 Sir Richard Calthorpe sold the house to ICI who subsequently sold it to Lansing Bagnall in 1965, an engineering company based in Basingstoke. In August 2001 The Elvetham was acquired by the Dare family who are the principal owners and also own The Petersham Hotel in Richmond, Surrey.