Whether you already live in Hampshire, or you are travelling from one of our neighbouring counties such as Surrey, Dorset, Berkshire, Wiltshire or West Sussex we have a couple of ideas we think you might like! For anyone coming from further afield, we have some accommodation recommendations for you too!
You may be planning a day trip, or an overnight visit, either way, we recommend making time for lots of lovely treats which can be had right on our doorstep, making your trip special and memorable. Maybe you want to chill out with your bridal party at a pretty country pub, or you might want to visit Winchesters’ day spa, or perhaps afternoon tea at a country house is more your style? We have lots of suggestions to ensure you, and your bridal party feel totally indulged on your special day of choosing your wedding dress.
Have fun planning your visit, and if you want any further information please feel free to contact us, or any of the lovely businesses we’ve recommended! We can’t wait to welcome you to our beautiful boutique.
Sparkling Afternoon Tea at Lainston House Hotel
Just a 20 minute drive from our luxury boutique is the gorgeous Lainston House which is nestled in 63 acres of beautiful rolling Hampshire countryside. This stunning 17th-century luxury hotel is the perfect place to enjoy some sweet treats and bubbles with your girl gang!
You and your bridal party can spoil yourselves in the quintessentially English tradition of afternoon tea. Take a seat in the beautiful drawing room, or outside on the terrace with views over the mile-long avenue of lime trees, this indulgent afternoon tea treat will leave you feeling very special. Enjoy a delicious selection of sandwiches, scones and tasty pastry treats, alongside a glass of award-winning Ridgeview English sparkling wine. They also offer an exceptional range of loose leaf teas and coffee.
Lainston House also offers accommodation with rooms and suites individually designed and decorated, ensuring a comfortable nights slumber.
Vita Skin Spa
Whilst you’re in the area visiting Sass & Grace why not treat yourself to a pamper session at Vita Skin Spa, Winchesters’ only day spa? Spread over three floors of a beautiful grade ll listed building in the heart of historic Winchester, this luxurious spa experience is sure to relax and rejuvenate the body and mind.
Choose from an array of fabulous manicure or pedicure treatments, which can be enjoyed with up to six of your bridal party in their gin spa, we especially like the Winchester Dry Gin Pedicure!
Or perhaps a massage with your mum or Maid of Honour in one of their double rooms, maybe a deep tissue massage to ensure you leave the stresses of the outside world on their doorstep.
Vita Skin Spa have a relaxation room so you and your bridal party are able to sit back and unwind after your treatment making sure you make the most of your special time out.
Visit our local country pub The Northbrook Arms in East Stratton
Located in our pretty little Hampshire village of East Stratton and formerly known as The Plough Inn, the recently refurbished Northbrook Arms dates from the first quarter of the 19th century. Known for being one of the most stunning locations for a drink in Hampshire, a relaxed atmosphere and a warm welcome awaits you!
This pretty country pub offers great outdoor space. In addition to the large village green beer garden, they also have a courtyard marquee and a brand new patio area boasting a beautiful outdoor log burner for those slightly chilly times!
Stop for a light Crab & Crayfish Salad or a traditional pizza or burger, or just a glass of fizz to celebrate finding ‘the one’ at Sass & Grace!
Getting to Sass & Grace by Car
Sass & Grace is situated on Burcot Farm which is on the outskirts of East Stratton a pretty chocolate box village. Located between Winchester and Basingstoke in the rolling Hampshire countryside we are lucky to enjoy an idyllic location in an old dairy barn. Come and enjoy our luxurious oasis of calm and have fun choosing your dream wedding dress.
We are easily accessible from the M3 and also the A34. This makes us a convenient location not only for Hampshire brides but also for Surrey, Wiltshire, West Sussex, Dorset and Berkshire brides as well. Private reserved parking is available for you and your bridal party right outside our front door.
Getting to Sass & Grace by Rail
Our nearest train station is Micheldever, in the pretty Hampshire village of the same name. The main London service generally stops at this station before they get to Winchester. Make sure you order a cab as they are not always waiting at the station, try local taxi firm Wintax The station is only four miles from our luxury boutique.