Dorset Country House Weddings

Have you Googled ‘country house weddings in Dorset’? If so, might we suggest that you consider holding your ceremony and reception here at St. Giles House. Steeped in history and exuding both elegance and sophistication, our delightful venue is the perfect choice for those looking to tie the knot. With several options to choose from, Dorset country house weddings at St. Giles House must be experienced to be believed.

The best choice for Dorset wedding venue ideas

If your big day is fast approaching and you’re looking to exchange vows in the grounds of a majestic Georgian-era house, St. Giles House is the place for you. We are proud to be the premium option for Dorset country house weddings with our grand, majestic house awash with historic charm surrounded by sweeping gardens.

We are fully licensed to hold civil ceremonies with several locations to choose from across this truly stunning setting. As the best choice for country house weddings Dorset has to offer, you won’t be disappointed. St. Giles House is available for hire from 10 am until midnight(late night extensions available) and this includes exclusive use of the venue.

Dorset Country House Weddings

The Library and Drawing Rooms are available up until the end of the wedding meal. For the after-hours entertainment, you’ll have full access to the Award winning nightclub, Tapestry Room and the Gardens. Each of these locations has much to offer to all Dorset country house weddings, and we think that you and your guests will be blown away by what you discover. To learn more about these locations, see below.


Before you set the date, you must first decide on where you’d like to have your ceremony and reception held. At St. Giles House, we have options to suit all Dorset country house weddings from the traditional to the more exotic. These options are as follows:


For a wedding that inspires, why not choose to get married inside the main house. Featuring grand interiors and beautifully tasteful décor, this magical setting provides the perfect option for those seeking an alternative to a religious ceremony. Featuring large open fireplaces and old master paintings, you’re free to let your imagination run wild with country house weddings in Dorset that offer an unforgettable experience.

Our country house weddings Dorset venue can cater for up to 120 guests, and you’re free to choose between any of the principle rooms.


For those planning outdoor Dorset country house weddings, this option is for you. When you choose to tie the knot here at St. Giles House, you’ll discover many wonderful benefits to holding your ceremony and reception outside. These include:

  • Timeless and natural setting
  • Choose anywhere in the park that takes your fancy
  • Ideal for Spring/ Summer weddings
  • Beautiful backdrop for those photographic moments
  • Dance the night away under the stars

For outdoor weddings, the register must be signed indoors before you head outside to enjoy the rest of your special day.


Here at St. Giles House, we cater to those who desire country house weddings in Dorset but want to keep things low-key. Our amazing Grotto is situated in the ‘Pleasure Grounds’ and was built in the early 18th Century using shells brought back from the Caribbean. Invite up to 20 of your closest friends and family and enjoy an intimate ceremony with an exotic vibe.


Restored by Gothic revival architect, Sir Ninian Comper, Wimborne St. Giles Church is the quintessential choice for those looking for traditional Dorset country house weddings. Situated next to St. Giles House, this venue can cater for up to 120 guests so whether you’re planning a small or large wedding, you won’t have to worry about space.


Once the ceremony is over, the reception begins. With exquisite cuisine and the best drink supplied by our team of talented caterers, your guests will enjoy a positive feast when you choose our country house weddings Dorset venue. Dine in the main house or a marquee under candlelight – the choice is yours.

As soon as the meal is over, the after-hours entertainment begins. In our Award winning nightclub, you’ll find everything you need to have a great time while you dance the night away, including state of the art lighting and speakeasy bar. Or, why not relax outdoors under the starlight with a delightful beverage and some excellent company? How you choose to spend the after-hours of your country house weddings in Dorset is entirely up to you.

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Having undergone an award-winning restoration, St. Giles House is the perfect choice for many functions including country house weddings in Dorset. Having fallen into a state of disrepair, we’ve worked long and hard to bring this majestic house back to life. Now we want to share the wonders of St. Giles House with the rest of the world.

To discover just a few of the reasons that make us the finest choice for Dorset country house weddings, check out the list below:

  • More than 400 years of history
  • Embedded in politics, philosophy and social thought
  • Entire generations inspired
  • Great place to celebrate music and art
  • Meet new people, form connections and collaborate

So, whether you’re looking to experience one of the most memorable country house weddings Dorset has to offer, or simply to escape, unwind and reflect, your search is over. Choose St. Giles House for an experience that will shape the way you think and live.


Fancy experiencing our Dorset country house weddings? Call us today on +44 (0)1725 517 214 or drop us an email at