Aviator – Your Elegant Aviation Inspired Venue in Farnborough, Hampshire

by Michelle

Aviator combines the timeless glamour of aviation with art deco inspired interiors and bold architecturally spaces to create the most elegant and unique setting for your wedding ceremony and follow on celebrations.

Innately stylish, Aviator is such a striking venue combing grandeur with cutting edge design and impeccable service, making it an outstanding choice for couples looking for something different and truly memorable.

The team at Aviator understand that each wedding is unique  and to enable to plan your big day perfectly, they have created the ECHO experience – a range of luxury packages which can be tailored to suit your exact preferences. Over to the team now to tell you more.

Tell us about your venue

Innately stylish, Aviator is a striking wedding venue that binds the timeless glamour of aviation with seductive interiors and architecturally stunning spaces to create the perfect backdrop for breath-taking and memorable wedding celebrations.

The interiors amplify the hotel’s indulgent personality and many of the event spaces and rooms also overlook the stunning views of the neighbouring private airport.

Aviator stands out from its competitors by offering ECHO, a bespoke wedding experience designed to embody all that you desire for your momentous day. Designed for couples looking for something different, weddings at Aviator are as unique as our venue.

Whether you choose an intimate ceremony or an elaborate celebration, each of our propositions are fully tailorable to your exact preferences. The hotel’s distinctively stylish surroundings create the perfect backdrop for breath taking and memorable wedding celebrations, which when combined with meticulous service, are sure to set the tone for something special.

Do you offer civil marriage and civil partnership ceremonies?


Do couples & their wedding party have exclusive use of your venue?

No, but they are the only wedding of the day

Venue capacity – How many guests can attend the day ceremony, if applicable, wedding breakfast & the evening reception?

Ceremony max – 90, wedding breakfast – 150, evening reception 150

Tell us just a little about any wedding packages you offer

We offer  three Packages – Embody, Embrace and Epitomise – each of which can be tailored to your exact preferences.

Do you have in-house catering, or preferred suppliers or are couples free to choose their own caterers?

We use in-house caterers

Can couples supply their own alcohol for the evening? Is there a corkage fee?

Corkage – £25 per bottle of wine, £40 per bottle of prosecco, £60 per bottle of champagne

Are couples completely free to choose their own wedding entertainment & do you have a specific sound system?

Couples are free to choose their own entertainment

Do you offer accommodation on site? If so, for how many guests?

We have 168 bedrooms on-site

Do you have an in-house wedding co-ordinator?


How far in advance can couples or their wedding stylist, florist etc have access to the venue in order to decorate it?

The morning of the wedding, or if available the night before

Do you have gardens or an outdoor area for wedding photographs?

Aviator is an outstanding architectural statement and one that reflects its historic aeronautical location. Aviator is also the only hotel located on the perimeter of a private airport, with unrivalled views overlooking the runway.

As Aviator is a modern venue, we don’t have gardens like the more traditional properties in Hampshire, but we do have a modern and unique backdrop, which are always popular with our wedding couples.

In addition to this, our lobby presents Aviator’s most impressive and imposing feature, the unusual yet striking central rotunda and staircase. Combining grandeur with cutting edge design, the rotunda provides the perfect backdrop for wedding photographs and the traditional bouquet tossing.

With each floor overlooking the next, few architectural and interior designs will make a bigger impact.

What’s your best advice to couples when choosing their perfect wedding venue?

When you know, you know! Pick a venue that suits your wedding and the style you would like rather than trying to accommodate everyone.

Any finally, what are your favourite moments from previous wedding you’ve been involved with?

There will always be that moment at each wedding when you see the couple all fully dressed up before they are about to go into ceremony and you have the proud feeling of everything achieved and about to happen!

All images courtesy Aviator

Photogrpahy: Simply Farqhaur’s photography


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