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Kingston Maurward

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Set in the heart of the Dorset countryside Kingston Maurward’s 18th Century House and Gardens are an idyllic location for the perfect wedding. Discover the tranquil, peaceful and intimate setting, beautifully situated with a scenic lake, extensive lawns and formal gardens providing the ideal backdrop to a wonderful day. With its parkland approach and sweeping drive, the Georgian mansion house and ornate rooms set the scene for a Civil Ceremony, Wedding Breakfast and Evening Reception. The picturesque setting is the ultimate backdrop for those treasured photographs capturing the essence of an English Country House Wedding, whilst friendly, professional staff will ensure that the entire day is tailored to individual requirements. With its stunning countryside setting, traditional menu and unrivalled facilities, Kingston Maurward will provide a wedding day to remember forever.

Unlike many other reception venues, Kingston Maurward offers you exclusive use of all state rooms during your special day. You can choose how to use our rooms to create your perfect layout including reception room and other quiet areas. Our five rooms for your exclusive use comprise the Grand Entrance Hall, Pengelly Room, Whatmoor Room, Old Library and Maurward Hall.

– The Grand Entrance Hall with its stunning high ceiling, central chandelier and twin marble fireplaces will give your guests the wow factor as they are greeted with reception drinks and canapes. For larger functions this room is used in conjunction with the Pengelly Room before your guests move to the Maurward Hall for dinner.

– The Old Library has solid oak panelling and a fireplace surrounded by magnificent bookshelves. Its beautiful oak floor and the ornate carved ceiling is the ideal setting for your civil ceremony.

– The Pengelly Room, formerly the music room, is richly decorated with hand-painted Italian wallpaper. Entered through the Grand Entrance Hall it commands views of the rolling lawns and five-acre lake.

– The adjoining and equally impressive Whatmoor Room offers aspects of the lake and the ornamental pond. On a fine summer day reception drinks may be served outside on the terrace.

– Maurward Hall is suitable for larger functions and is impressively transformed with drapes and twinkly fairy lights. This creates the perfect illusion of an outdoor event with the convenience of being indoors.

Our mission is to provide you with a perfect day to remember, tailored for your individual requirements. We believe our combination of friendly staff, stunning setting, quality food, wine and service enables us to do just this. Whatever your wish, we will do our utmost to accommodate you in every way possible.


Alcohol License
Buffet Meal Facilities
Car Parking
Church Nearby
Civil Licence
Evening Reception Facilities
Exclusive Use
Onsite Catering
400 capacity


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Kelly & Gavin Relph

1 Mar 2014

Had the best day of my life. Would not have been such a success without such wonderful staff. Kingston Maurward will always be a magical place for me and Gavin.…

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Sarah & Mark Parton

1 Oct 2013

Mark, myself and my family would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our wedding day nothing short of magical. We know that lots of…

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1 Sep 2011

I was invited to a recent Wedding at Kingston Maurward – the venue and gardens are superb! The weather was beautiful and we had our welcome drinks and canapes outside.…

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Arty Party Cakes

1 Sep 2009

We delivered a cake to a wedding in early September 2009. The venue room was fitted out with white drapes like a marquee and looked absolutely stunning! In fine weather…

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Do you offer weddings during the week at Kingston Maurward?
Yes, we have weddings running throughout the week and also throughout the year. Prices will vary depending on when you are planning on having your special day but our team will be able to advise on venue costings if you are interested.
Can we provide our own catering?
All catering must be provided by the Kingston Maurward catering team however our written menus are just suggestions. Should you have any ideas for your wedding menu do let us know and we can speak with our chefs to design a bespoke menu. The only exception is your wedding cake where you will find your own supplier.
How do we confirm a wedding booking?
Should you have decided to hold your wedding with us we can provisionally hold a date for up to 2 weeks. Once you have confirmed that you are happy to go ahead with that date we require a non-refundable deposit of £1000 to secure the date. Six months before the wedding we require a second deposit of £2000 and then the final balance will be due one month before your wedding date. Please contact us on 01305 215050 or [email protected] should you wish to do this.


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