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Jenny Grace, 29, married Chris Price, 47, on 13 September 2012. She says:

"Chris and I fell for Lime Wood the moment we turned into the stunning driveway. It was completely to our taste, from the pretty herb garden on top of the spa to the peaceful terrace, and we loved the contemporary yet classic decor that gives the property a private and elegant feel. We loved that it was exclusive use; our family stayed with us in the main house and friends holed up in the gorgeous forest cottages tucked away in the woods. We had a truly magical day - it was exactly what we'd hoped for, if not more."


Ceremony capacity: 60; Package cost per head: £500;

LAST UPDATED: 18 July 2014 at 3:48pm

Sukeena Rao, 36, married Alexander Kwok, 35, in July 2010. She says:

'I'm a stylist and so started my wedding planning by collecting lots of images of how I wanted things to look on the day. One was of a ceremony set up under a tree and I quickly knew I wanted an outdoor wedding. We looked at a number of gardens but Lime Wood had both the perfect tree and ideal garden backdrop. We also loved how the house looked from where the service was to take place. We had a string quartet dressed in flat caps and checked shirts playing under the tree, as well as shawls on each chair in case our guests got cold. We didn't have a wet weather plan - a bit risky - but luckily it worked out beautifully.'

Ceremony capacity: 60; Plate cost per head: £75;


LAST UPDATED: 10 June 2013 at 4:40pm

The venue of choice for several celebrities (Jamie Cullum and Sophie Dahl tied the knot here, as did Noel Gallagher and Sara MacDonald), this medieval hunting lodge offers five-star luxury.

Guests can relax in front of an open fire in one of the sitting rooms which are decorated in shades of pale lemon, mint and lilac. The fantastic bar and dining rooms are hugely stylish, too, and as for the bedrooms, well, sumptuous doesn't really cover it.

Just when we thought Lime Wood's credentials couldn't get any higher, along comes the news that top British female chef Angela Hartnett will be heading up the hotel's new restaurant in 2013.

Ceremony capacity: 60

Lime Wood Hotel; 02380 287158;

LAST UPDATED:8 June 2012 at 4:50pm

Set in the heart of the New Forest, this funky country-house hotel is a hot choice - Sophie Dahl and Jamie Cullum snapped up a date for their winter wedding as soon as it opened in 2009.

The former Regency manor can be hired exclusively, so you get the run of the house with its 29 modern bedrooms featuring log fires, roll-top baths and four-posters.

Don't miss your free couple's treatment and champagne brunch before you jet off on honeymoon!

Ceremony capacity: 80; Food cost per had: £55; House wine: £19; Countryside setting

Lime Wood; 02380 287177;

LAST UPDATED:15 April 2011 at 1:30pm

Set in the heart of the New Forest, recently opened Lime Wood is perfect for a romantic wedding. This former Regency manor, now transformed into a chic country-house hotel, can be hired exclusively for weddings. Host your reception in the Main House, or for a large reception, you can pitch a marquee.

GUEST LIST Up to 250 in a marquee THE BILL Exclusive use from £22,000 (for 60 guests, weekdays) LICENCE? Yes CONTACT 023 8028 7177;