VA Events Ltd

Nestled away in the beautiful outskirts of Alton, Hampshire, The Departure Lounge is a quaint and memorable venue for a countryside wedding celebration. With intriguing vintage décor and rustic elements, this unique setting is ideal for those with love for alternative styles. Close to enchanting churches and registry offices, this location invites you to honour your union in a manner that best reflects you.

The Departure Lounge caters to a maximum capacity of 150 guests across its eclectic venue grounds. In this rural haven of sweeping fields, you can enjoy a marquee reception in a 40-foot-by-40-foot structure fit for up to 150, which is adorned in linings and fairy lights. This setting is a blank canvas awaiting your personal touch and has a designated area for a live band or disco. The café building itself that accompanies the marquee, offers a intimate space filled with aged-wood features, quirky signage and a private bar: an inviting atmosphere for guests to dine and drink in comfort. Across the grounds, an array of breathtaking scenery provides all the backdrops needed for those memorable wedding photographs. 

At The Departure Lounge, an experienced team will be on-hand to assist you at every step of your booking. The staff are here to make your wedding a stress-free, enjoyable experience. The venue is fully licensed and also offers an afternoon tea option for an added touch of whimsy. When it comes to the food we can provide a wonderful range of catering options, including hog roasts and BBQ’s.

For more information, please contact Simon on 07734425715 or

VA Events Ltd