Overview

Nestled in the heart of the Chiltern Hills this Grade I listed country house estate offers the idyllic setting for weddings and events.

With stunning interiors and gardens, there are also plenty of opportunities for filming and capturing spectacular photographs in over 350 acres of privately owned parkland and beech woods with far reaching views across the Misbourne Valley.

The private and exclusive atmosphere of Hampden House offers the perfect location for a civil ceremony amongst family and friends. For a Church wedding, the beautiful 13th-century Parish Church of St Mary Magdalene is conveniently located along the Hampden House drive.

The beautifully renovated Dining Room with chandeliers, ornate mirrors and carved fireplaces offers the perfect backdrop for a wedding breakfast overlooking the gardens.

Hosting only one wedding a week, we believe in true exclusivity for our clients and are often described as Buckinghamshire’s hidden gem.


Opening
Opening

Only open for weddings and events.

Find Us
Find us

Situated in the village of Great Hampden between Aylesbury, Hemel Hempstead, High Wycombe and Oxford near the A413 with links to the M40 at Beaconsfield.

Our local Chiltern Railways stations are Great Missenden and Princes Risborough, both around a 10 minute taxi ride from Hampden House.

Parking

Car park on site

  • Free

Taxi

Kingshill Cars 01494 868699

Accessibility
Accessibility
  • Accessible parking
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible toilets
  • Access statement available

Fun Facts

Ancestral home of John Hampden, an English politician who was one of the leading parliamentarians in the lead up to the English Civil War.

He was prosecuted in 1637 for non payment of Ship Tax to Charles I and escaped arrest at Hampden House by the King's soldiers, along with other leaders of the Parliamentary rebels including John Pym, Arthur Haselrig, Denzil Holles and William Strode.

After his failure to arrest the 'Five Members' in 1642 a Royalist Army (Cavaliers) and Parliamentary Army (Roundheads) were formed marking the beginning of the English Civil War.

The Great Hall is home to a replica of The Hampden Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I, painted in 1563 and is attributed to Steven van der Meulen. The portrait was originally given as a gift from Queen Elizabeth to Griffith Hampden to commemorate her visit to Hampden House; this was a typical way in which Queen Elizabeth demonstrated her gratitude to those who housed her and her extensive retinue on progress.

The Hampden Portrait was sold at auction through Sotheby's in London on the 22nd of November, 2007. It was purchased by Philip Mould Fine Paintings of London for 2,596,000 pounds.


Weddings

The private and exclusive atmosphere of Hampden House offers the perfect location for a civil ceremony amongst family and friends. For a Church wedding, the beautiful 13th Century Parish Church of St Mary Magdalene epitomises the traditional wedding, and is conveniently located along the Hampden House drive.

Civil ceremonies traditionally take place within the Great Hall featuring carved wooden walls and medieval timbered high ceilings.

The beautifully renovated Dining Room with chandeliers, ornate mirrors and carved fireplaces offers the perfect backdrop for a wedding breakfast overlooking the gardens and can also accommodate smaller civil ceremonies for up to 60 guests.

Evening celebrations after the wedding breakfast continue with dancing in the Georgian Wing with full bar facilities provided.

For the ultimate mix of a lawn wedding with Hampden House as the backdrop, marquee weddings are welcomed within our picturesque gardens for up to 250 people between April and September.

Facilities

  • Suppliers list
  • Accessible parking
  • Bridal suite
  • In-house catering
  • Guest parking

The house and surrounds are beautiful and the space available within the house is perfect for the number of guests. Everybody is still beaming and talking about the wonderful day.

Mr and Mrs B


Corporate Hire

Corporate events

Set in the heart of the Chiltern Hills, this countryside location is perfect for company away days or conferences for those wanting to get away from the noise and distractions of the city.

With excellent road links to the A413 and M40 and ideally located between Aylesbury, High Wycombe, Hemel Hempstead and Oxford, this privately owned country retreat is ideal for treating your employees or clients to a quintessentially English experience.

Around 40 minutes from central London and within 10 minutes of the local railway station, with trains running to London Marylebone, we can be reached by both private and public transport for visitors to the house.

We have three rooms available for product launches, conferences or away days. The Dining Room and Great Hall are ideally set out for lectures, while the Small Dining Room play host to board meetings and lunches for smaller groups of people.

Facilities

  • Wifi
  • Lunch
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Dinner
  • Refreshments
  • Accessible toilets
  • Plentiful parking