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The Hospital of St Cross and Almhouse of Noble Poverty

One of England’s oldest continuing almshouses, founded in 1132 by Henri de Blois

St Cross Road, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 9SD

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Weddings

Capacity
  • 100+
Licences
  • Religious
Venue Types
  • Chapel / church
  • Marquee space
  • Outdoor / garden
Facilities
  • Accessible parking
  • Guest parking
Accessibility
  • As you enter the site there is level access to an accessible toilet.
  • There is disabled access into the church through the ambulatory, which has a ramp. If you would like to use this access please ask at The Porter’s Lodge Shop.
  • Some of the pathways are slightly uneven and are cobbled in places. There are steps up into our Brethren’s Hall with no ramp or lift.
  • If visitors want to wait for other members of their group there are several benches outside around the site and during the summer months our tearoom is open with seating inside and outside.
  • Mobile phone reception is poor around the site. In the event of an emergency please contact the Porter in The Porters Lodge shop or another member of staff.
  • There is a defibrillator on site.
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The Hospital of St Cross is pleased to make its beautiful Norman church available for a number of weddings throughout the year. This is by permission of the Master and Trustees and by agreement with the Brothers who live in the Almshouse.

The wedding breakfast is held in the Old Bowling Green; an enclosed lawned area used exclusively for private functions. It is adjacent to the Church and big enough to cater for a large marquee. Our specialist marquee provider can offer a complete and personal service for wedding receptions.

It may also be possible to book the Master’s Garden for a short drinks reception, perhaps before going on to eat elsewhere, or a marquee on the Bowling Green for the whole event.

More information

Contact the Deputy Clerk for details
Accessibility
  • As you enter the site there is level access to an accessible toilet.
  • There is disabled access into the church through the ambulatory, which has a ramp. If you would like to use this access please ask at The Porter’s Lodge Shop.
  • Some of the pathways are slightly uneven and are cobbled in places. There are steps up into our Brethren’s Hall with no ramp or lift.
  • If visitors want to wait for other members of their group there are several benches outside around the site and during the summer months our tearoom is open with seating inside and outside.
  • Mobile phone reception is poor around the site. In the event of an emergency please contact the Porter in The Porters Lodge shop or another member of staff.
  • There is a defibrillator on site.
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.