Are you eagerly counting the days to your wedding? Do you wish to tie the knot somewhere special rather than opt for the usual church ceremony? Well, you’re in luck as here at St Giles House, we have the prestige of being one of the best private country houses for weddings around. Steeped in history, St Giles House boasts character and charm. To discuss your wedding plans in more detail, call us now on +44 (0)1725 517 214.


Most people already have an idea of what their dream wedding will look like years in advance. While specific details may change, the dream, for the most part, stays the same. For some, this involves tying the knot somewhere tropical, for others, it means a trip to Disney World while others seek out private country houses for weddings that are sure to be memorable.

If you’re one of those people who prefers the idea of marrying in a gorgeous Georgian-era house as opposed to the usual options, then you’ve come to the right place. Here at St Giles House, our private country house hire is second-to-none and is sure to make your day extra special. Situated at the centre of sprawling grounds, St Giles House has sat at the heart of politics, philosophy and social thought for four centuries.

Everywhere you turn, you’re greeted by something to inspire and with several amazing settings to choose from; you are assured of the bespoke wedding you’ve always wanted. With private country houses for weddings such as ours, you can be confident that, at St Giles House, dreams really do come true.


At St Giles House, we are fully licensed to hold civil ceremonies. Depending on the size of your guest list and your own preferences, we have several beautiful locations to choose from.


Stepping inside the main house is like taking a trip through times. You’ll be in awe as you take in the incredible old master paintings. Magnificent décor, original features and large and inviting fireplaces add elegance and sophistication on a grand scale. You’ll be inspired as you marry in any one of the principal rooms. Your ceremony will be personalised to suit your taste.

Country house weddings have a maximum limit of 120 guests.


If you don’t fancy being inside private country houses for weddings, you’re more than welcome to take the proceedings outside. The park is a location that is both timeless and natural and sure to provide you with many incredible photo-opportunities. You’ll enjoy everything the grounds have to offer and more! Best of all is that there is no guest limit.


Who says that private country house hire is not without a little magic? Here at St Giles House, we cater for all, and if a bit of magic is what you seek, then that’s precisely what you’ll get. The Grotto forms part of the ‘Pleasure Grounds’ and was built using shells brought back from the Caribbean. Dating back to the 18th century, this unique setting provides romance and intimacy.

In keeping with the intimate nature of this particular venue, the limit for guests is 20.


If you are after the best of both worlds, then we have a treat in store for you. As well as being one of the finest private country houses for weddings, we also happen to be located right next to Wimborne St Giles Church. Carefully restored by Sir Ninian Comper, the church provides a more traditional setting for exchanging your ceremonial vows.

The guest limit for Wimborne St Giles Church is capped at 120 guests.


For the reception, our team will leave no stone unturned and will go the extra mile to ensure that your reception is everything you dreamed it would be. From the wedding meal to your first dance as husband and wife, every detail will be just so, so you can enjoy yourself. We have listed a few benefits of receptions hosted at St Giles House below:

  • Choice of either the Main House or our beautiful outdoor marquee.
  • Wide selection of food and drink – menu chosen by you.
  • Maximum guest limit = 120 (House) or No Limit (Grounds).
  • Every whim indulged.


It’s your wedding, so you should be free to choose how you wish to spend the hours that immediately follow on from the reception. If you wish to spend it in peace with a few close friends and family members, then we can accommodate this. Alternatively, if you wish to party the night away, then the Award Winning Nightclub is the place to be. Whether you choose to celebrate indoors or outdoors, you’re sure to have a wonderful time at one of the most exceptional private country houses for weddings.


If you’re still searching for options for country house weddings and you’ve happened upon this page, you’re in luck. St Giles House is the only option that you need to consider. With a long and rich history, the family house has inspired many for countless generations. Having fallen into disrepair shortly after World War Two, the building made it onto the English Heritage’s “Buildings at Risk” register.

Fortunately, following an extensive restoration project, St Giles House was restored to its former glory. Today, it stands proudly as one of the best private country houses for weddings in Dorset. As proud owners of this wonderful house, we are honoured to share with you everything St Giles House has to offer.

For a wedding that is sure to stand apart from the rest, look no further than our wonderful private country house hire.


Your search for private country houses for weddings is over – call St Giles House now on +44 (0)1725 517 214 to discuss all bookings and inquiries.