£5000 - £7250 for Venue Hire
Up to 160
13 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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Get married in Deans Court, a private house with semi-wild garden and a lake. Beautiful views all around for you and your guests to enjoy.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£5,000
Maximum Price
£7,250
The Venue Hire Includes: Corkage | For Arrival, Table & Toasting Drinks Ceremony | No extra fee from Deans Court
 Marquee | Including bar, stage, dance floor, festoon lights and access the day before Loos | Shepherd’s Hut style w/c trailer Grounds | Main gardens House Interior | For ‘poor weather’
 - all ‘poor weather’ ceremonies, and arrival receptions with 120 guests or more, take place in the house.
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
160
Reception Capacity
200
No. of Bedrooms
13
Sleeps No. of People
26
Bridal Suite
Standard Room
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
11:00 PM

Venue

Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
Grade I/II Listed Building
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Landscaped Gardens
Marquee Permitted
On-Site Parking
Open Flame Permitted
Outdoor Reception Space
Pet-Friendly
Water View

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
External Catering Permitted
In-House Wine List

Cultural Specialists

Same-sex weddings
Full Description
Deans Court is set in romantic, semi-wild gardens. The Wedding marquee lies next to an ancient lake, where monks used to fish 1,000 years ago. Today, the venue retains a dreamy, rural atmosphere – but only a stone’s throw from the centre of the pretty Dorset market Town of Wimborne, with its famous Minster. The venue fee is virtually all-inclusive, and covers everything you need to hold a Country Wedding in a marquee, apart from the food and drink. One of our main strengths lies in the fact that we can organise everything for you – even flowers from our garden, and on-site accommodation for the Wedding party (up to 12 people in our Cottages, and further 14 in our Gate House. Deans Court is a private family home, so you can rest assured that the venue is yours exclusively for your day. Every wedding here is unique because it is designed by the Bride & Groom, with the help of our events team.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Jonathan
Hi, We'd love to share Deans Court with you - so do feel free to send us and email, or give us a call, and we can talk though any questions that we're sure you have ! Speak soon ! Jonathan

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2011
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
4
Reviews
(33)
George and Lois
Married in June 2020
June 2020
The Perfect Day
We could not recommend Deans Court enough. The marquee and the grounds are beautiful, you couldn't ask for a better location. From start to finish Jonathan and his team went above and beyond to make our wedding day spectacular. Throughout the planning process Jonathan helped answer all our questions (I had many!), planned a day that was personal and unique to us and made us feel at complete ease that our special day was safe in his team's hands. On the day the team were absolutely faultless, we had countless comments on how chilled, friendly and professional the staff were. The staff had the organisation of the day down to a T but at the same time were incredibly flexible and gracious if we needed to change things last minute. We literally had the perfect day, we would not change a thing and that is all because of Deans Court.
Axel & Jasmine
Married in May 2020
May 2020
Incredible Venue
We couldn't of asked for a more perfect venue. The sun was shining and we realised a dream, taking our vows in a stunning outdoor setting, no glass was left empty and we enjoyed the perfect relaxed atmosphere as we partied until the night. The house and gardens are stunning. They team were helpful, kind and communication was always on point. They were flexible to our requests enabling us to personalise the venue exactly as we wanted it. The location is so peaceful yet so close to town it made the logistics really easy for all our guests who travelled, with plenty of accommodation within a walking distance. We stayed at Deans Court in the Gatehouse which was fantastic a stunning property which added to the magic of the day. I just wish we could do it all again!
Tom & Claire
Married in September 2019
September 2019
Amazing venue, professional and friendly staff
What an amazing venue! A secret gem hidden in plain-sight! We've both visited Wimborne on many occasions and only discovered Deans Court when we started looking for wedding venues. The grounds themselves are beautiful - a placid lake surrounded by immaculately groomed lawns with a marquee for eating & dancing and a brand-new pagoda on the patio for the actual ceremony! If the weather is poor they will open up the grand stately home for the ceremony, but as it happened for our wedding, the weather was perfect. The staff are all friendly, professional and full of advice and treated our wedding like it was special - even though we all know the truth - to them, it's just another wedding! The main wedding planner Jonathan had his work cut-out with us, as we bickered with parents and in-laws and changed our minds a number of times leading up to the day, but he always dealt with us with patience and a knowing smile to deliver an amazing wedding! We stayed in one of the small cottages onsite for the wedding and it was both peaceful and cozy, with sunset views from the back patio. We couldn't recommend Deans Court highly enough!
Jo Fisher
Wedding: September 2019
September 2019
wow wow wow
My friend held her wedding at Deans Court and what an amazing day, From the start the team were amazing, Jonathan put everyone's mind at ease and alongside Georgia they made the day magical. A stunning venue giving a wonderful backdrop for photos and the setting by the lake was perfect. The venue looked like something out of a fairytale and it was hosted with such care and thoughtfulness making the bride and groom feel like a Prince and Princess. The kindness and amazingness of the team at Deans Court will forever stay in my memory, a truly truly wonderful team of people that made magic come alive. Thank you all so much for making this day so special for my friends.
Vics and Ash
Married in August 2019
March 2020
Beautiful venue with a friendly, helpful events team
A really beautiful venue, surprisingly close to Wimborne, considering it feels so secluded. The house and gardens have a very natural, relaxed feel, unlike many other venues we looked at which felt so contrived. Jonathan and the events team were so helpful in the lead up to day and on the day itself. Jonathan really spent time with us to help us make the right decisions about how we wanted the day to work. He was also very tolerant and patient when we left lots to the last minute and ended up making some big decisions the day before! The accommodation on site is really lovely and was so handy to have so much space to accommodate close family on the grounds of the reception.
Sam & Rachel Taylor
Married in August 2019
August 2019
Fabulous! Love from the Taylors
We got married at Deans Court 22.08.2019 and it was the most incredible day ever! We also booked all 3 cottages from Monday-Friday (wedding Thursday) and we couldn't be happier. The cottages are so beautiful - we personally stayed with our 4 small dogs and family members in the Gate House with guests in both Apple and Plum cottages were delighted too. From the beginning Jonathan has been extremely helpful and accommodating with our many questions! The day before our big day we met Jonathan, Katherine, Steven and some of the other members of the team at the marquee who were all insanely helpful. From setting up the marquee to giving me hugs in moments of stress, we couldn't have been better looked after. Katherine and Steven went through everything we needed as many times as we wanted but also kept us calm. Our registrar Anita was amazing and the ceremony went without a hitch, lots of laughter and tears though! We then had flowing pimms on the lawn with all of our guests and nobody was left with an empty glass. All of the staff were absolutely wonderful in doting on us and our bridal party. The food was out of this world and our vegetarian and vegan guests were thrilled with their dishes too. We were continually looked after and felt so lucky to have such an amazing team of people around us. Georgia took over the evening shift and was just as great as Katherine and Steven. The next day we came to the marquee around 10.30 & everything had already been tidied ready for us to collect. We left with a really lovely card and bottle of fizz from Deans Court too. I honestly cannot recommend these guys anymore highly! Thank you so much!
Location & Contact Details

Address

Deans Court Lane, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1EE, England

Travel Notes

Type in "BH21 1EE" into Google Maps, and you can't miss Deans Court (you can even see our marquee in the garden !)

Nearest Town

Wimborne

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M27 Junction 1

Nearest Train Station

Bournemouth/Poole

Nearest Airport

Bournemouth/Southampton

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FAQ
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

The best weddings are always the ones with the nicest couples ... they always have the nicest friends & family !

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Planning will take up as much time and energy as you let it - if you enjoy planning that's great ... but if not, don't let it take over, it doesn't need to.

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

Every guests' place name was a picture of that guest as a child, with a personal note on the back.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Exclusive, personal, somewhat rustic, a little bit wild, and very customisable

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

We have a big pond which makes a great backdrop - but there is also a beautiful herb garden, and walled garden ... we'll there are lot's actually - a photographer's dream...

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

Not that we can name (!)

What’s your favourite canapé?

One chef made these mushroom 'shots' which I loved - but the Sausage & Mash is a staff favourite - and the mini Beef and Yorkshire Puddings.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Chicken Shawarma Wraps - unexpected at a wedding, but exactly what you need !

What is your venue's most unique feature?

I think that our marquee garden - it's right next to our ancient pond - giving the perfect mix of indoor and outdoor space.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Probably our wait/bar staff - we always get such great comments from brides, grooms and guests about them - we couldn't be more proud !!

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook DiscountI DO IN 2019 - To celebrate our newly acquired wedding license, Deans Court are offering to pay the registrars fee for any couple that legally marries at Deans Court during their 2019 season!