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Minterne House

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Minterne House: Your Dream Wedding Venue in Dorset

Welcome to Minterne House, the perfect wedding venue in Dorset where your dream wedding becomes a reality. Nestled in the heart of Dorset, our exquisite country house offers an exclusive and unforgettable experience for couples. Surrounded by stunning scenery and breath-taking views, Minterne House provides the ideal backdrop for your wedding photos, ensuring every moment is captured in its full splendour.


A Venue Steeped in History

Minterne House is more than just a wedding venue; it is a historical treasure that will add timeless elegance to your special day. Once the residence of the first Sir Winston Churchill, our house later became home to the Digby family. Today, it retains the original Churchill tapestries and furniture, adding unique historical charm to your celebration. Imagine sharing your vows in the magnificent Trafalgar Hall, named in honor of Henry Digby, Captain of the HMS Africa during the Battle of Trafalgar. With its floor-to-ceiling mullioned windows, barrel-vaulted ceilings, and awe-inspiring paintings, Trafalgar Hall is perfect for your wedding breakfast and evening entertainment, offering exceptional acoustics for bands and DJs.


Exclusive and Tailored Weddings at Minterne House

At Minterne House, we believe in making your wedding as unique as your love story. We host a limited number of weddings each year to ensure you receive a tailored and personal experience. As a private home, we do not accommodate back-to-back weddings, allowing us to focus entirely on your special day. From your initial enquiry to the final moments of your celebration, our dedicated wedding coordinator will be with you every step of the way, ensuring your day runs seamlessly and is exactly as you envisioned.


Beautiful Ceremony and Reception Spaces

Imagine exchanging your vows surrounded by the picturesque beauty of Minterne House. We are licenced for civil ceremonies both within the house and on the South Lawn, offering you flexibility in choosing the perfect setting. For a traditional church ceremony, St. Andrew’s Church is just a short walk away, providing an intimate setting for up to 60 guests. Alternatively, the larger St. Mary’s Church in the neighbouring village of Cerne Abbas offers a grander setting for your ceremony.

Inside Minterne House, Trafalgar Hall can seat up to 100 guests for a wedding breakfast and accommodate up to 160 for ceremonies. For larger guest lists, a marquee can be hired to host the wedding breakfast and evening festivities. Our beautiful dining room, adorned with a fabulous chandelier and a bay window overlooking the lawn and lake, is a popular choice for indoor ceremonies. The garden room offers a cosy reception area perfect for guests who wish to relax away from the main event, while the Tapestry Room is ideal for serving breakfast to guests staying in the main house.


Luxurious Accommodation and Amenities

Extend the celebration with luxurious accommodation for up to 48 guests across our estate, including a sumptuous wedding suite available for two nights as part of the venue hire. We love hosting wedding weekends and can create bespoke packages to include events surrounding your big day, ensuring your wedding is a memorable, extended celebration.


Additional Features for Your Perfect Day

Minterne House provides ample parking for your guests and beautifully maintained gardens for stunning outdoor ceremonies and photographs. With exclusive use of the venue, your wedding day will be truly personal and entirely yours. Our goal is to create unforgettable memories tailored to your vision, combining historical charm, breathtaking views, and dedicated service.


Plan Your Dream Wedding at Minterne House

At Minterne House, we are dedicated to making your wedding day as special and unique as your love. With our rich history, beautiful scenery, and exclusive service, your wedding will be everything you’ve dreamed of and more. Contact us today to begin planning your perfect wedding at Minterne House in Dorset.


Buffet Meal Facilities
Car Parking
Church Nearby
Civil Licence
Dry Hire Availability
Evening Reception Facilities
Exclusive Use
100 capacity


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Hannah & Edward

15 Jun 2024

The first time we visited Minterne House it was a miserable rainy day in January – despite the weather we knew it was perfect. The house is absolutely breathtaking and…

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Lara & Joe

2 Jun 2024

The most stunning venue and gardens this location truly is magical and we had the best wedding day here with the sun shining surrounded by stunning countryside views. The grounds…

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Rebecca & Gilbert

28 Oct 2023

I got married in October at Minterne House and it was outstanding! The house and the grounds are breathtakingly beautiful and it was the perfect setting for our Autumn wedding.…

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Mark and Hayley

8 Oct 2020

We really appreciate all of your input into making our wedding one that no-one will ever forget. You went above and beyond.


Can we provide our own catering?
All food, with the exception of the wedding cake and evening food vans, is to be provided by one of our nominated caterers. If alternative caterers are required for ethnic or religious reasons this can be arranged and an additional fee will apply.
Can we have additional evening guests?
Absolutely! You are very welcome to have additional guests in the evening. Please discuss your plans with us and we will assist you in planning your day and evening.
Is confetti permitted on site?
Natural confetti and organic petals are permitted on the premises.
What are the bar and music finish times?
The bar and music must stop by 11.30pm to allow guests time to leave the premises by midnight. Extensions up to 1am are available on request and will incur an additional fee.


Minterne House
Minterne Magna
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