Wedding Reception Venues in Dorset

Are you searching for the most magical, picturesque wedding reception venues in Dorset? Feast your eyes on everything that St Giles House has to offer. From our large, prestigious Georgian-era property to the sprawling grounds that encompass it, you’ll be spoilt for choice for wedding locations. For a special day that exceeds your wildest dreams, call us today on +44 (0)1725 517 214 to get things started.

Discover One of the Finest Wedding Venues Dorset Has Seen

You’ve spent years planning your big day, the moment has nearly arrived and now comes the biggest decision of all – where to tie the knot. After all, marrying your soul mate is an experience of a lifetime, and the setting should reflect this monumental occasion. If you’re a fan of old English architecture, you’ll just love St Giles House as that is precisely what we offer as one of the oldest wedding reception venues in Dorset.


Wedding Reception Venues in Dorset

Nestled in the peaceful wilderness of Wimborne just a short walk from the River Allen, St Giles House is just perfect for a quaint, country wedding. St Giles House effortlessly combines nature with history to create a truly breathtaking setting and an unforgettable experience. Whether you marry indoors or outside, we think you’ll agree that we offer the most elegant country house weddings Dorset.

Book Luxury Wedding Reception Venues in Dorset Today

St Giles House is available for hire from 10 am until midnight, so you’ll have plenty of time for both the ceremony, the reception and the after party. For the entire duration, you’ll have exclusive access to our venue. Please note that the availability of certain rooms will vary, you can find out more about this below:


  • Library and Drawing Rooms – Available Until the End of the Wedding Meal
  • Stone Hall – Available Until Midnight
  • Tapestry Room – Available Until Midnight
  • Great Dining Room – Available Until Midnight


We pride ourselves on being one of the most affordable luxury wedding venues Dorset has to offer. The cost of the ceremony starts from just £1500, and we have options to include the reception and after party too. Speaking of options, there are many to choose from when you select St Giles House. You can learn more by clicking on our weddings page, but we have taken the liberty of listing the various locations you can marry in below:

  • Main House
  • Park
  • Grotto
  • Church

Whatever type of ceremony you choose, one thing is certain; everything will be planned in accordance with your exacting specifications. From the choice of food and drink that you would like to be served to the type of entertainment you would prefer for your after party, you will be in complete control.


For the reception, you can either choose to dine in the Main House or outdoors in our candlelit marquee. For the celebrations that follow, you can opt to really let your hair and dance the night away or retreat with a few close friends and family members with a brandy or two. Here at St Giles House, we cater to all making us one of the finest wedding reception venues in Dorset.


For more information or to book one of our country house weddings Dorset, give us a call now on +44 (0)1725 517 214.


Why Choose Us Instead of Other Wedding Reception Venues in Dorset?


Here at St Giles House, we take pride in our reputation as one of the finest wedding venues Dorset has experienced. Following World War 2, the house fell into disrepair, and things became so bad that it even made it onto the English Heritage “Buildings at Risk” register. Fortunately, it was acquired and lovingly restored to its former glory.


Today, those seeking wedding reception venues in Dorset can stand in awe of the sheer splendour of this marvellous estate. Beautifully restored, St Giles House continues its long-standing tradition as the seat of philosophy and social thought. Steeped in 400 years of history, visitors will be inspired as they navigate the Main House and our well-manicured gardens.


Of course, by visitors, we are talking about the happy couple and their entourage. If your only wish is to make your big day extra special, then the way to accomplish this is to book one of the best country house weddings Dorset has seen.


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Call St Giles House today on +44 (0)1725 517 214 and find out more about what sets us apart from other wedding reception venues in Dorset.

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