The Chesil Rectory is a beautiful, unique, historic venue for wedding receptions, whilst our intimate private dining room (The Austen Room) upstairs can accommodate parties of up to 10 for lunch, dinner &  special occasions. We also offer a superb business delegate package, including a two course lunch, in our private dining room.

Chesil Rectory gift vouchers are also available and make the perfect gift!

For larger groups we are excited to offer our beautiful sister property and multi-layered space, Inn the Park

The Chesil at night
Wedding Party


The Chesil Rectory is a truly unique and romantic location for your wedding reception. With its low beams, creaky floorboards and ‘Alice in Wonderland’ style, our beautiful, historic building is perfect for an intimate wedding breakfast or a fairy-tale exclusive, private reception. If you would prefer a smaller private wedding dinner, we have a lovely private dining room for up to 10 guests.

Please call 01962 851 555 or email manager@chesilrectory.co.uk

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The Austen Room

We have a lovely private dining room upstairs for which we charge no hire fee. The beautiful intimate room accommodates up to 10 guests.


The ‘Austen Room’ (Private Dining) Menu is perfect for party bookings and special celebrations where guests can pre-order individual choices from the special menu.

Not forgetting….

Our private dining room is also perfect for a long relaxing Sunday Lunch – early booking advised.

Jane Austen Room


Business Meetings in our private dining room
Special day delegate package £33.95 per person.

Historic surroundings and a convenient city centre location, our private room is perfect for groups of up to 10 people. We are currently offering a great deal of £33.95 per person for a limited period.

Price includes:
Room Hire 9-5pm
Juice/coffee or tea on arrival
Large bottle of mineral water per person
Two course lunch in our award-winning 2 AA Rosette

Excellent breakout facilities/ bar.

Please see our restaurant menus, however, we are also delighted to discuss specific special requests.

Inn the Park

If you are a larger group looking to host a party, a wedding or a corporate event, make sure you take a look at our sister property, Inn the Park, just across the river in the Abbey Gardens.

Our beautifully refurbished indoor and outdoor spaces with vaulted ceilings and open kitchen offer a variety of options in a perfect setting for celebrations, with a giant mirror ball to boot! Our Wine Room boasts some incredible labels from around the world and our experienced wine team is on hand to tailor packages for you requirements. Our menus are carefully crafted with the same passion, inspiration and focus on fresh, local and seasonal produce that you will find at The Chesil Rectory.

Please click here for more information and to make an enquiry. We look forward to seeing you!

Inn the Park - Winchester