Have you been searching for the most picturesque country house wedding venues in Dorset? Well if so, look no further than St Giles House, the ancestral home of the Earls of Shaftesbury surrounded by 5,500 acres of stunning forestry and agriculture. Our award-winning estate is one of the most sought-after country house wedding venues throughout Dorset and the South Coast of England, so what are you waiting for? Get in touch with our friendly and helpful team today on 01725 517214 to start planning your special day.
Discover our magnificent Dorset country house wedding venue
We understand how daunting and overwhelming it can be when searching through the multitude of country house wedding venues across the South Coast. Choosing the perfect location for your wedding is a challenging decision for any couple, you’ll want this to be a day to treasure forever and always, so picking the right venue really matters. Your search just got a whole lot simpler – you won’t find a more gorgeous and picturesque wedding venue in Dorset than St Giles House.
Nestled in-between the rolling green Wimborne countryside, just south of the striking Cranborne Chase with the River Allen only a stone’s throw away, this prestigious 16th-century renaissance home is one of the best country house wedding venues around. As an area of outstanding natural beauty that is nationally renowned, stately private home bursting with charm and appeal is a covetable and bespoke venue for your wedding. Famed for its beauty, opulence and historical significance, you’re guaranteed to love our prestigious Georgian wedding venue.
Here at St Giles House, we specialise in creating unforgettable and highly unique wedding experiences, and warmly welcome you to celebrate your love with us in our beautiful home. By choosing to share your magical day with us at St Giles, you can rest assured that we will go above and beyond to ensure your day is everything you could hope for and more.
They don’t call us one of the premium wedding venues for nothing – our courteous and helpful staff will work tirelessly to ensure your wedding not only meets your expectations but exceeds them beyond your wildest imaginations.
As one of the most luxurious, spacious and versatile wedding venues in Dorset and the surrounding areas, St Giles House has a plentiful of spaces and rooms for you to choose from. Whether you are seeking an intimate garden affair or a palatial ceremony in the grand drawing room or library, we have something for everyone here.
- The inspiring and historically rich main house
- The intimate and unique grotto
- The traditional and romantic church
- The spacious and gorgeous gardens and park
Similarly, you can choose where you wish to dine and enjoy some wine, either in the extravagant main house or in a beautiful marquee under candlelight. We are wholeheartedly committed to ensuring every aspect of your day is exactly how you imagined, from food to drink, St Giles will ensure your every whim is indulged.
St Giles House after hours
Once you have decided where you would like to enjoy your feast, you can prepare to boogie the night away in the Stone Hall under our glistening disco ball or under starlight on the lawn. Regardless of which area of our home you choose to party the night away, you can enjoy St Giles after hours in style.
We are incredibly excited to announce that in June of this year, we will be launching an eight-bedroom en-suite accommodation facility in the renovated 17th century Riding House. Steeped in history and character, this truly remarkable building will make the perfect place for new luxury guest accommodation at St Giles House. So, if you are looking to getting married in the summer of 2018, be sure to book yourself a deluxe suite in our newly refurbished, lavish Riding House.
Hire and booking
St Giles House is available for hire from 10 am to midnight and includes exclusive use of the venue at the chosen location. If you have chosen for your ceremony to take place in the main house, the Library and the Drawing Rooms are available until the end of the wedding meal. The after hour’s part of your special day will take place in the Stone Hall, Tapestry Room and Great Dining Room.
To get a complete overview of all things St Giles, from a short film featuring the Earl of Shaftesbury to wedding inspiration and everything in-between, please do have a browse through our regularly updated blog. Here you will be free to explore more about our story and the history of St Giles House as well as receiving updates on our latest projects and most recent weddings.
You can download our wedding brochure to find out about our specific hand-crafted packages and to find a full comprehensive price list. Alternatively, for more information about the venue hire and pricing, please do not hesitate to get in contact with our reputed team, who’ll be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.
Why should you choose our dream country house wedding venue?
Our ethos is simple; we want to share the oasis that is St Giles House with the world, so you too can be inspired by the antiquity and beauty of this decadent and historically significant estate. As a truly fascinating and charismatic stately home in the heart of East Dorset, our versatile and expansive site is an idyllic sanctuary that captures the hearts of all that visit it, making it a perfect venue for your nuptials.
We are confidant that once you set eyes on our fabulous private country home, you’ll understand why we are the most sought-after, distinguished wedding venue in Dorset, the surrounding areas and across the South Coast. In fact, you only have to look at our most recent reviews – all of which are rated 5-star for venue and service.
“The day was truly memorable for a variety of reasons but I particularly wanted to highlight the part played by your home as the venue for the occasion and of your wedding arrangers, Hayley and Emanuel, really went above and beyond in so many ways both large and small to ensure the day ran as smoothly and as enjoyable as it did. The Transformation of St Giles House is remarkable.”
It is our greatest honour to watch love and romance blossom and be a part of the most important day in people’s lives. We are sure that you will fall in love with our gorgeous Georgian 16th-century country home, just as the Earl of Shaftesbury did in 1651.