Wedding Venues In Dorset

Are you looking for the most stunning wedding venues in Dorset? St Giles House is a beautifully restored Georgian building in Wimborne that has received many awards for its beauty. With the natural surroundings of Cranborne Chase and the river Allen nearby, it is one of the most prestigious wedding venues Dorset has to offer.  If you are a blushing bride-to-be looking for the perfect place for your big day, then St Giles House can offer you a truly magical place to celebrate.

Finding the perfect Dorset wedding venues 

Deciding on wedding venues in Dorset to host the biggest day of your life can be extremely daunting. We understand that you want your wedding day to be perfect and one which you will remember forever. At St Giles House, we really go the extra mile to ensure your wedding day is everything you could dream of and more. From the ceremony to the after party and everything in between, our expert team for wedding venues in Dorset have got you covered. St Giles House is one of the most versatile wedding venues Dorset is home to, with much to explore during your time here, such as: 

Wedding Venues in Dorset

  • The drawing room
  • Library
  • Park and Gardens
  • Main dining Hall
  • The Stone Hall
  • The Riding House

St Giles House has a huge amount of history and the building is full of character. After being neglected during the Second World War, the building was officially considered at risk on the English Heritage register. Our wedding venues Dorset team saw the potential in the house, and in 2010 embarked on a project to save and preserve the beauty of what is now one of the most gorgeous Dorset wedding venues.

Our work on the building is ongoing, and we are always trying to improve this wonderful property. We want to share the magic of St Giles House with you and believe it is great inspiration for brides-to-be who are looking for wedding venues in Dorset. To find out more about the history of the building, read our story. If you want to know what fantastic features makes St Giles House one of the top wedding venues in Dorset, then read on.

The Ceremony

St Giles House is one of the most diverse wedding venues in Dorset due to the size of the building. The huge house and its vast acres of land means we can provide you with a location to suit all types of weddings in one place. St Giles House is fully licensed for all civil ceremonies, so whether you want to have a large, extravagant do or an intimate gathering, our Dorset wedding venues experts will help you decide what is right for you.

House

Have your ceremony in our authentic main house, surrounding by log fires and authentic paintings. This setting is full of history and character, and is a must-have setting if you want to add a touch of class and old English heritage to your wedding venues in Dorset. You can also indulge in a feast fit for a king provided by our wedding venues Dorset caterers for your reception in the main house. This is a grand location that can hold up to 120 people.

Grotto

As magical as it sounds, you can have your wedding ceremony in one of the most romantic wedding venues Dorset has to offer. Built in the 18th Century out of Caribbean shells, the grotto is intimate and truly unique. For Dorset wedding venues that are out of this world, our Pleasure Grounds Grotto is the perfect choice for a small ceremony of up to 20 people.

Church

For those who love traditional Dorset wedding venues, St Giles Church is right next door to the main house. The church is just as stunning as the house, with beautiful gothic architecture by Sir Ninian Comper. The church oozes elegance and is the perfect setting to say your vows in front of all of your friends and family. The church can accommodate up to 120 guests.

Park

If you fancy a summer wedding or want to capture some fantastic memories on a snowy day, the park is a lovely choice for a natural wedding venue in Dorset. Our grounds are extensive, and as long as you sign the register in our main house, your ceremony can be held absolutely anywhere outside. Let nature inspire you and say your vows beneath the sky in our beautiful gardens. We do not have a limit to the amount of guest in the park so you can make your natural ceremony as extravagant or as intimate as you wish. You can also continue your celebrations into the evening and have your wedding reception under the stars in a superb candlelit marquee.

Reception and after hours

Once you have chosen whether you wish to have your dinner in the main house or in our gardens, our wedding venues Dorset team can also arrange for you to party the night away in the Stone Hall with a disco which can hold up to 200 people, or continue enjoying the summers eve out in the gardens. For those who wish to relax and enjoy a quiet evening, you can do so by the fire in our main house with the tipple of your choice made by our expert bartenders.

We are currently in the process of creating new accommodation for 2017 which will be in The Riding House, which we are very excited about. This new restoration only adds to our reputation as one of the most prestigious wedding venues Dorset is home to. To get more information on staying at St Giles House, make an enquiry and our friendly staff will be happy to help.

When you hire our venue, the chosen location is available from 10am until midnight and you and your wedding party will have exclusive access. When you book with us, we require a 10% deposit to secure your day and then you can sit back and let us take care of the rest. For full details on our venue settings and prices, take a look at our wedding brochure.

Reasons to choose our bespoke Dorset wedding venues

When choosing wedding venues in Dorset, we know not everybody wants the same thing. Our versatile wedding packages can be tailored to your individual needs and a member of our wedding team will work closely with you to make sure you have everything you need on the special day.

Dorset wedding venues can be costly which is why we have a number of different packages to accommodate all styles, sizes and budgets at our beautiful venue. We pride ourselves on delivering first class service to ensure you make the most of the biggest celebration of your life and our professional caterers and bar staff will make you and your guests feel like royalty.

St Giles House is a family home at heart, and now it has been opened up to share its beauty with the world, making it one of the most special wedding venues Dorset has to offer. Unlike other stately homes or hotels, St Giles House has a history of love and devotion, making it a truly fitting place to get married.

As well as weddings we can also host a number of other private hire and public events such as:

  • Corporate events
  • Exhibitions
  • Engagement parties
  • Live music
  • Talks
  • Festivals

To see for yourself why we are considered one of the most stunning Dorset wedding venues then have a look at our Instagram page, or better yet, get in touch with us to arrange a viewing. One of our dedicated wedding venues Dorset team can give you an in-depth tour so that you can make a well-informed decision about your wedding.

Contact us

All of us here at St Giles House would be honoured to be a part of your special day by providing the most unforgettable wedding venues in Dorset. Get in touch with us today to start planning! Call us on 01725 517214 or email us at office@shaftesburyestates.com.

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