Are you at the magical stage of your life where you a planning a wedding? If you are browsing for the most beautiful wedding venues in the Bournemouth area, look no further than St Giles House. A splendid example of English heritage boasting a fairytale setting, simply perfect for the happiest day of your life. Call 01725 517 214 for more information about our location and wedding packages.


As soon as you step foot into the enchanting grounds at St Giles House near Wimborne in Dorset, you will be captivated by its beauty. Better still, our civil ceremonies licence means that you have a choice of weddings locations of where you would like to get married at our wedding venue in the Bournemouth area.


With space for 120 guests, all your closest friends and family can be present as you say your vows in our grand and inspiring house. Our sophisticated principle rooms, each adorned with charming old master paintings, will provide an elegant and quintessentially English location for you to be married when it comes to wedding venues in the Bournemouth area. What’s more, our staff endeavour to cater to your every need and will be more than happy to discuss any requirements you may have so that we can tailor your day.



If you are making a list of spiritual and traditional Bournemouth area wedding venues, we have a breathtaking option for you to consider. Wimborne St Giles Church is located next door to St Giles House itself and has been carefully restored by the renowned gothic revival architect Sir Ninian Comper. For a ceremony which is pure and epitomises grace, you can count on our church to host your 120 closest loved ones.



For an intimate service with just 20 guests who hold a special place in your heart, you can be married in our unique Shell Grotto which forms part of our ‘Pleasure Grounds’. Our grotto was built in the early 18th Century from shells transported back from the Caribbean. So if you are looking for truly magical wedding venues in the Bournemouth area with a romantic backstory, our grotto is the perfect choice for the happiest day of your life.



For happy couples destined to enjoy their wedding in the company of nature, you are more than welcome to make use of our magnificent grounds. As long as you sign the register in doors, you can make the most of our natural backdrop as you pose for timeless photographs. Better still, this option is a marvellous choice if you have an extensive guest list and are searching for a wedding venue in the Bournemouth area with an unlimited capacity.

Furthermore, when it comes to your wedding venue reception, we also offer a choice of wedding venues in the Bournemouth area for your breakfast and first dance. From taking to the dancefloor under the stars in a marquee in our serene gardens to celebrating with your family and friends in our Stone Hall, the decision is yours.



If you choose one of our locations while browsing for wedding venues in the Bournemouth area, you will play a special part in enriching our story. After falling into a state of disrepair following the Second World War, St Giles House appeared on the English Heritage ‘Buildings at Risk Register’. In 2010, we commenced our 5 year refurbishment project and in that time, we lovingly restored St Giles House to its former glory.

wedding venues in the Bournemouth areaFor couples seeking a wedding venue in the Bournemouth area full of character, to play host to their special day, St Giles House is a wonderful option. Our restoration project has won many awards including the RICS Award for Building Conservation and the 2014 Georgian Group Awards for the Restoration of a Georgian Country House.

Finally, as well as being well known as one of the most popular Bournemouth area wedding venues, we also play host to a number of other private hire including the following:

  • Corporate workshops and dinners
  • Exhibitions
  • Anniversary parties
  • Big birthdays and more.

Whether you are hoping to hire St Giles House and our services as one of the finest wedding venues in the Bournemouth area, or are looking for a beautiful setting for another type of special occasion, we would love to have a chat about how we can make your event an unforgettable one.



To enquire further about our packages and to learn more about what we can provide you as one of the most stunning wedding venues in the Bournemouth area, contact us. Call 01725 517 214 to officially start the planning for your special day.