An area brimming with refinement, Hampshire has a number of assets to its name, not least that it is home to Winchester, the former capital city of England. Blessed with natural as well as manmade beauty, Hampshire embodies city, coast and country destinations and hotels to match. It has two National Parks, a hearty reputation for food and drink and a rich collection of arts, culture, festivals, music and sport to tempt visitors back time and again. Bordered by Dorset, Wiltshire and Berkshire, the county is famed as the home of the likes of Jane Austen and Charles Dickens, as well as Isambard Kingdom Brunel, and has a modern history that stretches back to the Norman Conquest, not to mention way back beyond that point. The area's history and illustrious past is reflected in its modern day hospitality where hotels showcase a grandeur reminiscent of Austen's own novels in the form of places like Chewton Glen - arguably one of the best spa hotels in the UK. There are also smaller but equally charming locations such as the Montagu Arms ant Beaulieu, which have a rustic country vibe that's the perfect accompaniment to its New Forest surroundings. The variety of hotels allows for a number of stylish options when it comes to hotel wedding venues in Hampshire, whether you're aiming for something big or small, grand or rustic, city or country. The key is that at the heart of them all there's good food, excellent hospitality and just the right amount of history to add extra wow factor.