Kingston Maurward

£1750 - £3450 for Venue Hire
Up to 130
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
COVID-19 Update
We are delighted to be able to offer venue visits to any prospective couples at this time. Please contact to book an appointment. As a venue we are currently able to host indoor and outdoor wedding ceremonies for up to 30 people, in line with the government guidelines.
Set in the heart of the Dorset countryside, Kingston Maurward’s 18th Century House offers 5 licensed indoor rooms, as well as two outdoor ceremony locations.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

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Exclusive use of 5 beautiful state rooms as well as access to the picturesque gardens, as well as your own experienced wedding coordinator to assist with planning your big day. We also offer a selection of decorative items, such as candle holders, mason jars, and much more, which can be included at no extra charge.
What is included in this pricing:
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Day before set up available
External caterers not permitted
Furniture included
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Multiple course wedding breakfast

In-house catering
(price per head)

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We offer a wide range of catering options, from a more rustic Wedding BBQ to a 4 Course Luxury Dining Experience, and everything in between. Our flexible and experienced Catering Team will work with you to create your perfect menu.
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 PM
Late Night Extension

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Halal Catering
Asian Catering
Kosher Catering
Alcohol Licence


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

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted
Full Description
Our tranquil, peaceful and intimate setting, beautifully situated with a scenic lake, extensive lawns and formal gardens provides the perfect Dorset wedding venue. With its parkland approach and sweeping drive, the Georgian mansion house and ornate rooms set the scene for a civil ceremony, wedding breakfast or 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, flexible menus and unrivaled facilities, Kingston Maurward will provide a wedding day to remember forever.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Katy - Hospitality Manager
Our goal is to make your day everything you want it to be. We offer exceptional support from your very first enquiry until your last guest leaves the venue (and often beyond this as well!) Our friendly and experienced team, the rolling Dorset countryside, and exquisite locally sourced menus make Kingston Maurward the ideal venue. We offer a wide range of special extras including animal encounters and rowboat hire for our lake.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Isabella & Richard
Married in October 2018
November 2018
Simply the best!
The whole team at Kingston Maurward make the already stunning venue the best it could possibly be, they made our big day perfect organising everything for us and making sure it ran smoothly!
Mr & Ms Edmunds
Married in September 2018
August 2018
Thank you for everything!
We just wanted to say thank you for everything for our wedding , it was perfect and couldn’t have run any better , both Rachel and I thank you for a fantastic day.
Nadine & Alex
Married in August 2018
August 2018
Thank you for all you did!
Thank you for all you did to make our day so perfect!
Rachel & Paul
Married in August 2018
August 2018
Thank you!
We just wanted to say thank you for everything for our wedding , it was perfect and couldn’t have run any better , both Rachel and I thank you for a fantastic day.

Autumn Wedding Fair

6th October 2019
Join us for our Autumn Wedding Fair between 11am and 3pm on Sunday 6th October 2019! Joined by over 50 local wedding suppliers it is a fantastic opportunity to kick start your wedding plans as well as
Location & Contact Details


Kingston Maurward, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8PY, England

Travel Notes

Please use DT2 8PX if navigating via Sat-Nav.

Nearest Town

Dorchester, Dorset

Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Train Station

Dorchester South

Nearest Airport

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Press & Awards

Accreditations / Associations (1)

Industry Awards (1)

Winner of Best Wedding Venue at Dorset Wedding Supplier Awards 2019

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

Don't panic! Your Wedding Coordinator is there to help every step of the way. Lean on them as much as you need to.

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

Personalised mini Green & Blacks chocolate bars - adorable and delicious!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Rustic, flexible, historic, grand, peaceful

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

I think the question is really where ISN'T a great photo spot at our venue? The gardens have so many hidden nooks for those intimate shots that make the day so special, as well as the gorgeous lake in the background - perfect for group shots.

What’s your favourite canapé?

I always recommend the Dorset Crab and Avocado Sesame Toasts - locally sourced seafood and delicious.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

The bacon butties on our light bites evening menu are some of the best I've ever tasted. Perfect fuel for late night partying.