Country Weddings

Planning the wedding of your dreams and searching for the most picturesque location in the country? You are in luck, St Giles House is a magical setting with a rich history spanning 400 years. What’s more, our beautiful grounds stretching 5,500 acres make our countryCountry Weddings house the perfect venue for country weddings and receptions. Call 01725 517 214 or email office@shaftesburyestates.com to have a chat with one of our friendly staff members about your wishes for your big day.

 

A venue worthy of fairytale weddings in the country

Located just South of the Cranborne Chase and close to the charming market town of Wimborne, brides and grooms from near and afar looking for country weddings will enjoy our unrivalled setting. Nestled in the widely renowned beauty of East Dorset, you will find St Giles House itself, a perfect example of Georgian architecture.

We are exceptionally proud of our stunning venue and are delighted to share our estate with you. Those searching for an idyllic spot to say ‘I do’ or thinking about country wedding reception ideas, will be truly blown away by the beauty which awaits at St Giles House. Read on to learn more about our captivating wedding packages.

 

Our country weddings at St Giles House

Falling in love with a wedding venue is an easy task when it comes to viewing our spectacular options at St Giles House. We are licensed to hold civil ceremonies in a selection of handpicked locations in our grounds. Below we have outlined each of the locations for weddings country lovers will simply adore.

 

The grand house

If you are looking for an unforgettable place to make your life-long commitment to your partner, our house is an esteemed choice. From fireplaces and old master paintings, the decision is yours when it comes to being married in any of the principle rooms in the house. What’s more, our staff members are on hand to help transform all your country weddings ideas into a reality. This location is suitable for a maximum of 120 of your friends and family.

 

The beautiful Wimborne St Giles Church

Next to our Georgian House is an enchanting church which was carefully restored by the gothic revival architect, Sir Ninian Comper. For a graceful ceremony surrounded by up to 120 of your loved ones, you can trust our church to exceed your every expectation of spiritual and traditional country weddings and services.

 

Our gorgeous grotto

For an intimate and unforgettable venue to say your vows in, in the presence of 20 of your closest family and friends, look no further than our 18th Century grotto decorated with shells brought back from the Caribbean. This unique location is a fine choice for couples searching for a magical setting for weddings in the country.

 

A picture-perfect park

If you have your hopes set on spring/summertime country weddings, you will be suitably impressed with our spectacular grounds. As long as the pair of you sign the wedding register indoors, you will be able to add our park to your list of country outdoor wedding ideas for the rest of your ceremony. What’s more, if you choose to enjoy the blue skies or dance under the stars, you will be able to invite your whole guest list to your open-air service.

 

Receptions for weddings in the country

When it comes to browsing country weddings venues for the finest location for your reception, you can choose to dine in the main house, or make the most of a beautiful, candle-lit marquee. Our caterers will go above and beyond to provide you and your chosen guests with an exquisite wedding breakfast worthy of royalty.

  

Why St Giles House is a fine choice for country weddings

From the moment you arrive in our grounds, you will be in awe of the remarkable sight which lies before you. St Giles House epitomises Georgian architecture and has a lavish history spanning 4 centuries. After the Second World War, the house fell into a state of disrepairCountry Weddings and was placed on the English Heritage ‘Buildings at Risk’ register. In 2010, restoration work commenced and today’s beautiful country house is a credit to the Georgian era.  

The large scale restoration project started as a modest plan to move the family back into the house, and 7 years later, St Giles House is still being delicately restored. The tremendous renovation work and heavenly grounds has earned this impressive venue a fantastic reputation as one of the most romantic settings for weddings in the country.

What’s more, we are immensely proud of the fact we have won multiple awards including the 2015 Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Award for Building Conservation and the Historic England Angel Award for Best Rescue of a Historic Building or Site.

So, if you are on the lookout for the ultimate venue to complete your list of country wedding ideas, St Giles House is the perfect setting in which you can say your vows and make wonderful memories that will last a lifetime.

 

Contact us

If it sounds like St Giles House is a match made in heaven and fulfils your wishes and visions of country weddings, we would be delighted to hear from you. Contact one of our friendly and accommodating team members today by calling 01725 517 214 or emailing office@shaftesburyestates.com.

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