Are you wondering where the best places for Dorset weddings are? Look no further than St Giles House for an absolutely stunning location and beautiful venue. This Georgian house in Wimborne sits right on the River Allen and offers a countryside location that would make for gorgeous wedding photos. If you’re looking for a unique venue for weddings in Dorset, then we know you’ll love St Giles House.
Our weddings Dorset venue
Dorset weddings are always picturesque, and St Giles House is located right in the heart of the South Coast’s beautiful countryside. We know that choosing venues for weddings in Dorset can be overwhelming, which is why our fantastic weddings Dorset team at St Giles House are on hand to make planning your big day as hassle-free as possible.
Weddings in Dorset at St Giles House have the ability to be so incredibly unique due to our versatile venue. Whether you want to have a big traditional wedding on a modern contemporary ceremony, our Dorset weddings venue has a range of options to choose from. We encourage anyone planning Dorset weddings to come and take a look around our venue to see for yourself our diverse locations that make for a fantastic place to tie the knot. The house is made up of many rooms including:
- The drawing room
- The Main Hall
- The Stone Hall
- The Riding House
- The Library
This historic building also has large land acres with beautiful gardens that are also available to our Dorset weddings clients. St Giles House was carefully restored to its once spectacular self in 2010 and its elegant history is now preserved as one of the best venues for weddings in Dorset.
Our work to preserve St Giles House is ongoing and we are always thinking of ways to improve this popular venue. Rather than spending lots of time trawling through different Dorset weddings venues, we guarantee this wonderful building that is full of character will give you tons of inspiration for your big day.
Choose your Dorset weddings ceremony
Unlike other venues for weddings in Dorset, St Giles House has a number of options all under one roof. When you get married at our venue, it is completely tailored to you, and no wedding is ever the same due to our diverse ceremony and reception options.
We are fully licensed for weddings Dorset ceremonies, so the rest is up to you. Whether you want an extravagant party or intimate personal gathering, our weddings Dorset team will make your dream wedding happen.
The main house is perfect for contemporary Dorset weddings with a hint of authenticity. Getting married in stately homes has become increasingly popular, and St Giles House will go above and beyond your expectations. When you have your ceremony in our main house, you’ll be surrounded by majestic paintings and crisp log fires burning, which adds a real touch of luxury and class to weddings in Dorset. This weddings Dorset location can fit up to 120 people for those who want to make a grand gesture.
If you’re looking for a place to accommodate traditional weddings in Dorset then do not think we are not the venue for you. St Giles House is ideally located right next to a church which is an aesthetic masterpiece of gothic architecture. Our church can also accommodate up to 120 guests and is the perfect setting for an elegant bride. Once the ceremony is done, you and your guests can make their way to the main house to indulge in a feat fit for a king prepared by our Dorset weddings chefs.
This venue for weddings in Dorset is one of the most truly unique settings you will come across. The grotto is built out of 18th Century Caribbean shells and provides an intimate setting for you and your partner to say your vows. Our previous guests have loved the romantic atmosphere this Dorset weddings venue creates and is perfect for a small wedding party of up to 20 people.
St Giles House has acres of land with beautiful gardens and parks. If you are looking to have a summer wedding or wish to brave a winter wedding for the stunning snowy landscapes, then our park is the perfect weddings Dorset venue for you. You and your partner will need to sign the register in the main house to validate your marriage, but other than that the ceremony can be as big as you want amongst Mother Nature. Our weddings in Dorset team can also prepare our gardens for your reception, with the option to remain outside for the evening’s festivities, or move inside to the main house.
Dorset weddings receptions
At St Giles House, you also have the option to stay and party the night away in this grand property. Our weddings Dorset packages allow for you to have access to the Stone Hall where you can have a disco for up to 200 people.
When you arrange an appointment with our weddings in Dorset team, we will talk you through your options for an evening meal and entertainment. We know how daunting it can be with all the choices you need to make for Dorset Weddings, but when you work with us, we make things as stress-free as possible. Our expert Dorset weddings planners will talk you through everything from menu options to party playlists so that you can make a well-informed decision about your big day. In the meantime, take a look at our wedding brochure for inspiration.
When we host weddings in Dorset, St Giles House will be open from 10am to Midnight, in which time you and your wedding party have exclusive access to the house and the entire grounds. This gives you plenty of opportunities to get some wonderful photographs to remember the day. We recommend getting in touch with us as soon as possible to discuss your ideal Dorset weddings date to avoid disappointment. All we require is a 10% deposit and our team will ensure you have one of the best weddings Dorset has seen.
St Giles House are very excited to be able to offer new accommodation in the near future. We are currently restoring The Riding House, which will become a place for weddings in Dorset guests to stay the night. This addition really adds to the popularity of Dorset weddings at St Giles House, and we hope to be helping you plan your big day very soon.
Reasons to have weddings in Dorset at St Giles House
At St Giles House, each and every one of our staff are proud of the heritage building that we have preserved. Our Dorset weddings staff are passionate about bringing the unique and characterful house to life to help celebrate the marriage of two people.
The weddings in Dorset we provide are bespoke, affordable and truly memorable for everyone involved. The staff assigned to your weddings Dorset team will be on hand leading up to the event and on the day will endeavour to provide everything you could possibly want from your day.
St Giles House has been open to the public for quite a few years now and we not only host weddings in Dorset, but have a whole host of other events happening throughout the year. Keep an eye out on our calendar for events such as:
- Live music
- Corporate events
If you would like more information about booking St Giles House for events other than weddings in Dorset, then please get in touch with one of our team who will be happy to assist you.