Weddings and Events

Wedding Celebrations at Marine Villa

Marine Villa would be a very special location for celebrations, not simply due to the unique house and gardens, but also due to the fact that Marine Villa is only occasionally ever going to be offered for weddings, typically just four times in any calendar year, so not many others will ever get the opportunity to use such a wonderful location.

We are delighted to provide an idea of the sort of budget you should be considering, although the final prices will depend on many things which together we can work on to ensure you have a wonderful celebration at Marine Villa.

Currently we do not have a Wedding License and you would need to apply for one from the Isle Of Wight Council if you wish to get married at Marine Villa itself. There are of course many wonderful churches and other places of worship, plus other venues for the actual ceremony before you all come back to Marine Villa for the celebrations.

Below is an estimate of the sort of investment you would be making to hold your wedding celebrations at our somewhat unique property.

1. Marine Villa itself.

Marine Villa has 6 bedrooms that you can use from the Thursday or Friday evening before your wedding until the Sunday afternoon or Monday morning following your wedding, including use of the stunning Master/Bridal Suite.

Have a look through this web site for details of all the other rooms

If you have more guests staying there are many places very close by, including a bed and breakfast property a few doors away, and we can point you to those that are nearest;

Charges for Marine Villa are

  • £3000 to £5000 depending on the season and the number of days from set up to take down, please contact us for details

If you were to hold your wedding on a Wednesday instead of any other day, then a £1000 discount would be offered (except in July, August or September), provided the property is vacated by Friday morning and the Marquee removed by the Thursday evening.

2. The Gardens

A marquee can be erected in the gardens and you would need to discuss your requirements with our marquee supplier. We would expect the marquee to be erected on the Friday and taken down no later than the Monday.

Portable toilets would been to be established in the garden grounds.

To use the garden as well as the house, there is an additional charge for the gardens

  • For up to 80 people a charge of just £1500
  • For up to 150 people the charge is £2000.

3. Parking

At Marine Villa there is parking for around 8 cars, but there is a public car park for 80 cars at Winchester House, Sandown Road, Shanklin PO37 6HS which is 300 yards away and is free after 6pm.

4. A Special dining occasion

On the night before the wedding we can offer a wonderful close family occasion dinner for up to 22 guests (it’ll be a bit cosy, 18 people dining is ideal). We would have chefs (and we mean chefs not just ‘caterers’ ) come to Marine Villa and provide a wonderful dinner, freshly prepared from local produce and served to you in the stunning dining room. The price depends on the menu selected but is approximately £65 a head plus wine. Imagine, you do not go to the restaurant, the restaurant comes to you!

5. Special champagne and wine selection

Sharon, the joint owner is currently in the middle of aplying for a license to sell alcohol at Marine Villa, and the supply of any alcohol is dependent on that license being granted. (This information is as of May 2015).

At all wedding at our house, we are delighted to offer you from Sharon’s (the joint owner)  own extensive wine collection (subject to the license being approved), and once we know what food you are planning, can help design the wine selection best suited not only to your food, but also to your budget. The wines are very carefully chosen by Sharon and offer excellent value. Sharon may be able to offer a personal wine tasting in your home at a nominal charge, although this depends on timing and your location. You will find we are not charging restaurant prices, so we expect you will be delighted at the range on offer. Please make sure the caterer you use charges a minimum corkage (bottle serving) prices.

If you have some very special wine wishes, please talk to Sharon because as well as her usual wine collection she does retain a Private Cellar of very fine wines held in bond, and for the connoisseur, you may be very pleasantly surprised at some of the ‘secret wines’ she may have available by the case or the bottle.

While we suggest that only wine supplied by Sharon is used before and during the Wedding Breakfast, we do not offer a bar services and you will need to work with your caterer or other supplier for the bar for rest of the evening. We can point you in the direction of local suppliers who may be able to help.

6. Carefully selected suppliers for all your needs.

We have a number of local suppliers who we have evaluated and checked they offer a good service and are not only good value, but are also properly insured to work at our property. we want to do our best to try to help you have the best day possible.

We will provide the selection as you start to firm up your plans. We do have a policy of using suppliers and contractors located on the Isle of Wight. If you do have preferred suppliers

who are not on our list, please let us know so we can chat to them for you. All contracts with third party suppliers are always between you and them and while we are able to suggest suppliers we unfortunately cannot take any responsibility for their services.

7. Deposit

To reserve your dates for the wedding, a non-returnable deposit of 15% is required.

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