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Exclusive, private house & garden hire in the heart of the Dorset countryside. Flexible spaces for ceremonies and celebrations indoors and out. A stunning location where you can create your dream day.
Features & Capacity


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


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

Ceremony & Reception

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

Food and Drink

No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-house Catering
Full Description
Nestled in the rolling Dorset hills lies Knighton House, a stunning Georgian manor house surrounded by woodland and meadows offering complete privacy and exclusivity for your special day. With a selection of indoor and outdoor civil ceremony areas, the elegant Portman Suite with formal dining seating for up to ninety guests, in-house catering services and the option of a grand marquee on the lawn or an overnight stay in a stylish bell tent village pitched on the glamping lawn, Knighton House is able to cater for every style, budget and size of celebration. This beautiful, relaxed setting with its flexible approach to each event, provides the ideal location for you to enjoy a truly unique and personalised wedding celebration. Venue hire at Knighton House includes: Exclusive use of grounds comprising terrace, large lawned garden, orchard, courtyard, children’s play area and parking Exclusive use of spacious reception hall with sweeping wooden staircase Exclusive use of The Portman Suite, two beautiful interconnecting rooms at the front of the house with original fireplaces, overlooking the lawns and gardens Flexible access to the house and grounds for venue dressing A dedicated Venue Coordinator service

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Lucy
Many thanks for your interest in our beautiful venue, Knighton House. Every wedding we host at Knighton is completely unique. If you'd like to a receive a brochure with further information or visit us and talk through your personal requirements, please do not hesitate to get in touch. I look forward to hearing from you.


No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
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Louisa & Murray
Married in October 2016
March 2017
We really felt like you cared...
“We wanted to say a huge thank you to you for everything you did for our wedding. We both had the best day and a huge part of that was knowing that we could rely on you t...
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Laura & Gary
Married in September 2016
March 2017
The complete freedom is brilliant!
“Thanks for all your help in planning our wedding. From our first visit to Knighton House we could tell how passionate you are about the venue. You we really helpful righ...
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Stacey & Ben
Married in August 2016
March 2017
The day was perfect!
“We cannot thank Lucy enough for all her hard work, input and great ideas towards our big day. Nothing was too much trouble and she was always there to help us along our ...
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Location & Contact Details


Durweston, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 0PY, England

Nearest Town

Blandford Forum

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M27 Junction 1

Nearest Train Station

Salisbury / Tisbury / Poole

Nearest Airport


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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Beautifully unique, personal and stuffed full of vintage glam.

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

Don't try and keep everyone happy, stay true to what you as a couple really want. Your wedding, your way.

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

Family wedding photo wall

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Beautiful, flexible, elegant, unique, bespoke.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

The natural evergreen corridor

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

Not yet!

What’s your favourite canapé?

Smoked Salmon Blinis

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Gooey Chocolate Brownie, I need the sugar hit by midnight!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Inside it's the grand wooden staircase, outside the stunning views of the rolling Dorset hills.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

My beautiful testimonials for my happy couples, makes all the hard work worthwhile.
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