Wedding Testimonials

We know that recommendation is by far the best way to prove we deliver on our promise so with that in mind, here are just a handful of the testimonials we have received on TripAdvisor direct from the couples themselves and a few pictures too.
Jessica Edgcombe 
Married 28th August 2021
Insanely awesome place and people!


We had our wedding here on 28th August – honestly, Simon and the team made this entire process extremely enjoyable considering let’s face it wedding planning is not always fun 🤣
They were extremely helpful, friendly and bent over backwards to help us. The venue itself is amazing – we were given loads of options, freedom to do quite a lot, and the flexibility was great. The bar looks awesome, the field is spacious and the marquee was perfect for our needs. The food was amazing and everyone at the wedding had plenty of compliments towards the food, drinks and facility itself. The staff at this venue are some of the best I’ve worked with – they went above and beyond and myself and my partner extremely appreciate everything they’ve done for us. We’ve been incredibly busy since our wedding but we plan on stopping by when we can to express our gratitude in person. Not only is this an incredibly reasonably priced venue to get married at, with a great team to work with (especially Simon), it’s also an awesome bar with great food and drinks. Highly recommend this place! Thank you everyone at the Depature Lounge for making our day.We understand how important it is to bring to life the wedding reception you have always dreamed of. Simon and his staff work closely with every couple to make sure each and every wedding detail is achieved. We pride ourselves on adapting to each individual wedding and we work for you from the moment of inquiry to the last guest leaving the venue on your special

Kristian Godfrey 
Married 31st July 2021
An amazing wedding venue


We discovered the Departure Lounge whilst searching for a wedding venue in Hampshire. We knew the first time we visited that this was the perfect place for our needs. This was in February 2020, and we set the date for late July 2021 – as you can imagine, there was a lot of uncertainty about the day right up until the week beforehand due to the pandemic. Simon was very reassuring throughout this period, and thankfully our intended date fell on the first weekend after wedding restrictions were lifted. Despite us only being able to finalise our arrangements at the last minute, Simon and his team put everything together perfectly, going above and beyond for us. Nothing was too big an ask, and the day was very special for us and the guests. 

If you are looking for a wedding venue that you can personalise and have lots of flexibility with suppliers and decoration, but you still have an amazing team on hand to help with logistics and organision, then we highly recommend the Departure Lounge – it is also perfect if you are looking for a ‘festival’ style wedding venue. We chose Simon’s hog roast for our meal, which was fantastic and well received by the guests. There is a marquee already on site, so you do not need to hire this separately. We had 120 guests, which the venue comfortably fitted. We used external suppliers for evening food and our entertainment, and Simon helped them all set up on the day with no problem. He also had backup plans for incleement weather, but luckily the rain (just about) held off. I should also mention that the final cost was extremely affordable.

Aside from our wedding, we have popped in regularly for lunch and the food is always fantastic (we recommend the cheese and chips and Sophie’s malteaser cheesecake if you’re lucky enough to be there on a day it appears!), and we always have a lovely welcome. We cannot recommend the place highly enough.

Thank you so much Simon and the team for our wonderful wedding day!



See all of our wedding reception tripadvisor reviews here