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
Country House / Manor House
Seated Dining Capacity
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time
Bridal Changing Facilities
In-house Wedding Coordinator
Open Flame Permitted
Outdoor Reception Space
Ceremony and Reception
Church Within Walking Distance
Outdoor Ceremony Licence
Sound System Available
Food and Drink
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
External Catering Permitted
Pricing & Costs
Venue Hire Only
Prices start at
The day was perfect!
Stacey & Ben
A happy couple
“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 ...
The complete freedom is brilliant!
Laura & Gary
A happy couple
“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...
We really felt like you cared...
Louisa & Murray
A happy couple
“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 k...
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, glamping lawn, 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
Exclusive use of the high quality kitchen catering facilities
A dedicated Venue Coordinator service
Personal Message from the Manager
Name of Wedding Contact: Lucy Hinks - Venue Coordinator
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.
# Of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
# Of People In Team
Public Liability Insurance
Press & Awards
Press and Awards (1)
Location & Contact Details
Durweston, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 0PY, England
Nearest Motorway & Junction
M27 Junction 1
Nearest Train Station
Salisbury / Tisbury / Poole
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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
Beautifully unique, personal and stuffed full of vintage glam.
What’s your #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?
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.