Your big day in the South Downs

Forever and everything. Two words you want from your big day. We want that too which is why at The White Horse, we’re dedicated to creating memories for you and your guests that will last a lifetime. It means everything to us. But everything is what we give you too. Full use of the inn, its gorgeous grounds and the undivided attention of our people.

past meets glorious present

The White Horse dates back to the 17th century, built as a coaching inn providing hearty food and lodgings en route from Winchester down to the coast and is beautifully nestled in the rolling South Downs countryside on the edge of the tiny village of Chilgrove. An award-winning country pub, offering seasonal British cuisine, stylish bedrooms and a warm and friendly service with rustic elegance and contemporary design; it’s the perfect place to escape to the country and celebrate.

everything for you


It’s all yours. Make The White Horse your own for your special day. Dance the night (and morning) away, then retire to one of our fifteen sumptuous bedrooms.

You can also set up a teepee, marquee or yurt on the Residents’ Lawn for your blessing, evening do or just for peace of mind should the glorious British weather turn.


  • Private hire of the pub from 11am on the day of arrival to 11am on the day of departure
  • Private use of the garden, patio and Residents’ Lawn
  • Area for live entertainment to perform with adjacent dance floor
  • Area for live entertainment to play with adjacent dance floor
  • All furniture, white linen napkins, cutlery, crockery and glassware
  • Wooden easel for table plan, table signs, place cards, menus and table plan (if required)
  • On-site wedding co-ordinator and on-the-day wedding manager
  • everything your heart desires

    For your intimate wedding breakfast, celebrate in our beautiful Baron Lafite dining room. Have the room all to yourself, including personalised menus and place cards. Choose from a selection of delicious menus, using the very best local and seasonal produce, along with a large variety of quality local brand wines and gins.

    the big entrance is everything

    Make a glamorous and truly dramatic entrance to The White Horse – by helicopter. With nothing but breathtaking views of the rolling valleys and chalk hills that stretch out as far as the eye can see, The White Horse makes the perfect landing site. Although landing your helicopter at our landing site is completely free of charge, we do ask our guests if they would kindly provide a charitable donation to the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance.
    *Please refer to our preferred suppliers list for other transport solutions.


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