Dorset country house wedding

Dorset country house wedding

Your special day should be exactly that – a day filled with beautiful memories shared with the people you love the most. With over 400 years of rich history, St. Giles House is open for couples that want a Dorset country house wedding like no other. Situated in the beautiful Dorset countryside, getting married here is the right choice if you want a wedding exclusive to you and your guests. Contact us today on +44 (0)1725 517 214.


A country house wedding in Dorset like no other

We are proud to announce that our Dorset country house wedding venue has undergone a restoration programme that has won several awards. We believe that getting married should be an experience that you and your partner never forget. With the help of our beautiful location, you can really add your stamp on your wedding day. Our venue is licensed to hold civil ceremonies, so you don’t have to worry about the little details.

A country house wedding in Dorset should be tailored to your needs, and this is something we work hard to adhere to at St. Giles House. We have a dedicated team who will talk you through your requirements, so that your wedding is really yours. As it is your wedding day, we understand that you may have a certain idea in your mind when it comes to your wedding. This is why we offer the following locations:


St. Giles House

Rich in history, and purely unforgettable, many wedding parties fall in love at first sight with our beautiful house which has been tenderly restored to a state reminiscent of the glory days. With a maximum of 120 guests, you can be married beside our rich collection of ornate fireplaces and paintings. There is a range of principle rooms on offer for your Dorset country house wedding, for more details do get in touch with our team.


The Garden

We understand that being indoors is not the thing for everyone. The only stipulation is that you have to sign the register inside and then you will be free to go where you wish on our property. Many couples choose this country house wedding in Dorset option if they have a spring or summer wedding, where they take advantage of some of the beautiful scenery that is on offer in our grounds. Hint - your photos will look absolutely amazing.



The Grotto

First built in the 18th Century, the Grotto is as much part of our estate as St. Giles House due to its ornate design which is comprised of shells that were brought back from the Caribbean. Due to the short and compact design, this room can only hold 20 guests but don’t let this deter you. The Grotto is truly magical, and we recommend that you book a visit to see this country house beauty for yourself.



If you want a country house wedding with a religious element, do not worry as we have a memorable option for you. The Wimborne St. Giles Church is next door to our St. Giles House and it is sight to behold. The gothic revivalist Sir Ninian Comper had a huge influence on the restoration of the church, and it is a truly marvellous place to hold your vows. You can be sure that this is the place to say your vows. This church has room for up to 120 guests inside.



Once you have said your vows in the Church or the place of your choice on our country house wedding Dorset grounds, it will be time for your reception. At St. Giles House, we believe that choice is paramount for any wedding, and this will be true for your reception. We have a wonderful team of caterers that will prop up a splendid feast for you and your guests to savour. The reception choice is yours and ranges from inside the main house or to a marquee outside. When you feast outside in our grounds, there is no limit on guests but there is a 120 guest limit inside.


Hire and Booking

We are open from 10am right through to midnight – you will be given exclusive use of our venue and grounds as agreed. All bookings will be confirmed once a 10% venue fee has been received – please note that this is non-refundable.



Prices are always subject to change, but to give you an idea:


  • Ceremony only £1500
  • Reception House & Grounds £4500
  • Grounds £3000


Prices are exclusive of VAT.







If you’d like to find out more about our Dorset country house wedding private hire, give St Giles House a call today on +44 (0)1725 517 214.


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