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The perfect venue for your perfect day, we are a ceremony and reception venue.


  • Venue Type: Country House / Manor House
  • Seated Dining Capacity: 48
  • Reception Capacity: 110
  • # Bedrooms: 20
  • Sleeps # of People: 60
  • Usual Access Time: 09:00 AM
  • Usual Finish Time: 12:00 AM
  • Late Night Extension Available: Yes
  • Bridal Suite: Standard Room


  • Exclusive Use
  • In-house Wedding Coordinator
  • Outdoor Reception Space
  • Disabled Access
  • On-site Parking
  • bridal Changing Facilities
  • Marquee Permitted
  • Open Flame Permitted
  • Pet-Friendly
  • Landscaped Gardens
  • Water View
  • City view
  • Grade I/II Listed Building
  • Ballroom
  • Spa On-site

Ceremony and Reception

  • Licensed for Weddings and Civil Ceremonies
  • Outdoor Ceremony Licence
  • Church Within Walking Distance
  • Sound System Available
  • Dancefloor Available
  • Fireworks Permitted
  • Confetti Permitted

Food and Drink

  • In-house Catering
  • External Catering Permitted
  • Alcohol License
  • In-house Wine List
  • Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
  • No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol

Cultural Experience

  • Asian Weddings
  • Jewish Weddings
  • Muslim Weddings


Detailed Description

Built in 1824 and set in 10 acres of beautiful woodland, East Dene Isle of Wight wedding venue is a tribute to Victorian splendour. The past home of Algernon Swinburne – Poet and Raconteur – it is a treasure trove of history, through its time as the Convent of the Sacred Heart and as a Country Hotel.
We will host a memorable reception for you and your guests; up to 50 inside the grade 2 listed mansion house and up to 150 in our marquee following a wedding at the church of your choice. Book a full wedding service package, with a civil wedding or partnership, in one of our four licensed rooms. From weddings of the rich and famous to the girl next door, our focus is you.

We will work with you to help create the wedding that you always imagined. With private use of the house and grounds you’ll get time to prepare for the big day, help us with any of the tiny details that will make a big difference, or maybe you’ll find time to relax in our hot tub… You’ll also benefit from our advice and contacts. We can arrange anything from flowers, cakes, marquee dressing, ordering wine, chefs. Even arranging activities such as a couples massage, pamper sessions, fishing boat trips, zorbing or golf.

Contact our Wedding Planner on 01983 852374 to arrange a viewing, meet our Chef and talk through


- Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
Other than my own wedding reception (which has to be the best of course), we hosted an Indian/English wedding and reception. There was a mandup erected on our lower field for 2 of the hindu ceremonies, there was also an english civil ceremoy follwed later that afternoon with a renewal of vows by the same registrars. The meals were a traditional English ploughmans lunch with a local cheeseboard, then our chefs created the the brides grandparents family recipe of indian dishes.
- What’s your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
It's your day, have it the way you want it.
- What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
I encourage couples to add personal touched to their wedding and make it their own, not just any other wedding. Each one we do here is bespoke and has personal inputs from themselves and family members, from using grandma's vintage china for high tea right through to the home-made favours for the guests.
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Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Stella Johnstone

Hello and welcome to East Dene, please do get in touch to design your own perfect wedding day with us. Come for a coffee and a no obligation viewing and have a chat with myself and our chef to create your perfect day.


  • Year Business Was Established: 2004
  • # Of Weddings Hosted: More than 50
  • # Of People In Team: 25
  • Public Liability Insurance: Yes

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Getting here

  • Address:
  • Bonchurch Village Road, Bonchurch, Isle of Wight, PO38 1RQ, England
  • Nearest Town:
  • Ventnor
  • Nearest Train Station:
  • Shanklin
  • Nearest Airport:
  • Southampton