At Sandy Balls, we offer a spectacular location in which to say your vows, an outstanding and professional service, and a stunning backdrop for your photographs. Whether it’s a small and intimate wedding with close family and friends or a larger celebration, Sandy Balls has it all to make your day one to remember.

A day to remember

We can tailor make your day to suit your individual requirements to ensure you enjoy a day just the way you both want it.


We offer

  • A professional and friendly wedding planner
  • Wedding breakfast for up to 120 guests
  • Exclusive use of the Woodside Suite and/or the Forest Lodge for your ceremony
  • Varied menu options: three sit down courses, hot and cold buffets, BBQs or hog roasts
  • Woodland locations, ideal for a wedding breakfast or evening party
  • Fully stocked and staffed bar available
  • Complimentary accommodation for the bride and groom, and special deals for your guests*
  • Pre-wedding pampering at the Retreat available


The Forest Lodge

Imagine getting married overlooking our breath-taking nature reserve with up to 30 of your closest family and friends sharing your special moment with you. The Forest Lodge is a luxury hideaway in the Sandy Balls Estate. Secluded and peaceful it is a short stroll away from the Village Square and is the perfect setting for an intimate wedding ceremony. As well as a special place to say ‘I do’, the Forest Lodge is a stunning location for a celebratory drinks reception overlooking the beautiful view, and in the evening it can be turned into your very special wedding night suite.

The Woodside Suite

The light and airy Woodside Suite is a flexible room suitable for larger wedding ceremonies and receptions. It can be dressed with decorations to complement your colour scheme or you can add your own special touches. Opening on to a courtyard where drinks can be served, the Woodside Suite can accommodate up to 120 guests for a ceremony and wedding breakfast and up to 150 for an evening party. It features a dance floor with a slightly raised stage, ideal for a live band or disco, and the bar along the back wall means everything stays in one room and your guests won’t have far to go for a drink.

Woodland Receptions

If you fancy an outdoor, woodland setting for your reception or evening party, Greenwood is an ideal place for a laidback marquee celebration. It is a meadow in the Sandy Balls Estate, which is a short walk from the main Village Square and offers a beautiful and peaceful spot where you can breath-in the great outdoors. Whatever your requirements and dreams are, let us know and we will help you plan the wedding of your dreams.


The day itself went without a hitch. The sun shone. We had photos in front of the rhododendrons and overlooking the view at the top of Good Friday Hill. The room looked amazing for both our ceremony and then our reception

When looking for a wedding venue, we really wanted the New Forest as it is such a beautiful place and we have spent many lovely days there. We have big families so had over 110 guests so not that many venues could accommodate us, and those that could were often very expensive. Then we came across Sandy Balls.

We immediately liked the Woodside Suite as we wanted a big room that had a bar in it as we wanted a great atmosphere and didn’t want people spread out over several rooms. Sandy Balls talked us through several menu options and we settled on a sit down meal for the wedding breakfast and a hog roast for the evening. They even helped us find the perfect disco.

I would say that the whole day was perfect, but as we ended up having a whole wedding weekend, I would have to say the whole weekend was perfect. My Mum and sisters and I spent the afternoon being pampered in the beauty salon on Friday. Then most of our guests arrived on Friday night and we arranged to all meet up in the restaurant for dinner the night before the wedding which was lovely as we got to spend some extra time with people we hadn’t seen for a while.

The day itself went without a hitch. The sun shone. We had photos in front of the rhododendrons and overlooking the view at the top of Good Friday Hill. The room looked amazing for both our ceremony and then our reception. We had a drinks reception in the Courtyard whilst they prepared the room for dinner and the staff were all great.

The DJ was brilliant and the atmosphere was really buzzing. I don’t think the dancefloor emptied all evening. It was a day that we will never forget.

And to top it all off, our families and some of our closest friends stayed on for the Sunday night too so we had a lovely BBQ on our veranda of our lodge.

Once we arrived at Sandy Balls, everything was so easy as it was all in one place and lots of our guests commented on how nice it was to make a weekend of it. We can’t thank Sandy Balls enough for a wonderful wedding weekend.

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Carol & Rich,

01425 651219


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