Mapperton House & Gardens

£4750 - £7650 for Venue Hire
Up to 120
3 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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COVID-19 Update
We're offering appointment-only venue showrounds again for couples wishing to book their 2021, 2022 and 2023 wedding. Procedures are in place to ensure we are covid secure. Alternatively, contact us to arrange a zoom meet up or personal virtual tour if you are unable to travel at this time.
Nestled in the rolling hills near Beaminster stands Mapperton House & Gardens, Dorset’s finest country wedding venue. Book a show round to view our stunning setting.
Pricing & Costs

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Our venue hire includes: • Exclusive use of the site on the day of your wedding from 10am to 12am (earlier access may be available on request) and setup the day before • A range of outdoor and indoor ceremony locations • Garden Cottage for 2 nights • Use of the Gardens and the Orangery • Use of the Coach House for your wedding breakfast and evening party • Spectacular variety of stunning locations for your wedding photography • Wooden trestle tables and chairs • 9x12m marquee • Fully stocked and staffed bar (prepaid or cash) • PA and 4K video projection system for wedding speeches and toasts • Space for a live band and DJ • Parking for 80 cars • Mapperton Weddings Venue Coordinator before and during your wedding day The Coach House, Garden Pavilion, Orangery & Grotto are available for a civil ceremony (extra £500 fee) and the Church is available for blessing (extra £500 fee).
What is included in this pricing:
Furniture included
Couple accommodation included
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Choice of preferred caterers

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
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Features & Capacity


Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Standard Room
Usual Access Time
10:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM

Ceremony & Reception

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

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence


Open Flame Permitted
Grade I/II Listed Building
Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Full Description
Undiscovered, exclusive and wildly romantic, Mapperton is shortlisted for Historic Houses Garden of the Year 2020 and our arts and crafts Italianate valley gardens provide a wonderful backdrop for your day. Our venue is perfect for couples who are looking for a personalised celebration with plenty of wow factor as well as a stunning rustic barn for your reception and evening party. We have four beautiful outdoor ceremony locations and two indoor licensed areas. After your exchange of vows, celebrate with drinks and canapes outside the chic vintage Orangery and enjoy far-reaching views through the formal gardens into the tumbling countryside beyond, a favourite spot for photos. Allow plenty of time for your guests to wander through the gardens and truly relax in the peaceful atmosphere at Mapperton. Afterwards head over to our stunning Coach House, recently converted into a magnificent party space for up to 120 seated guests. With whitewashed walls and stunning beams, it has a modern calm and tonal feel as well as retaining heritage charm with its original features. Our rustic trestle tables and crossback chairs are included in the wedding package although you are welcome to hire round tables if preferred. For additional cover we include a 9x12m marquee in our venue hire fee and this is usually sited by the Coach House creating a wonderful addition to your evening party, especially with fire pits and festoon lights. For wedding parties with more guests we have additional space on the Croquet Lawn for a larger marquee reception. Our Garden Cottage, which overlooks the gardens, is also part of the wedding package for the night before and night of your wedding. Decorated in neutral tones, the double aspect master bedroom is large enough for you to invite make-up and hair onsite to help your morning preparations, and at the end of your evening party you simply wander hand in hand across the grass for the first night of your married life.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Amanda & Joe
Married in August 2019
June 2016
Dream Day
I would have no hesitation recommending Mapperton Estate for your upcoming wedding. We had our wedding in July this summer and it was an absolute Fairytale. The venue is stunning and I couldn't have been happier with my overall experience before and during. Laura Bell was so helpful and easy to work with. I was unable to physically be there to do most of my planning and she assured me that everything would be taken care of and in place to make the day as easy as possible. Laura and the rest of the team put us at ease immediately and continued throughout the day itself. I would suggest that if you do book your wedding that you would book the cottage along with it. It was an absolute game changer having that space the night before and the day of. Not to mention, it was beautiful as well! I wish I could already repeat this day!
Jane and Tim
Married in January 2019
June 2016
Perfect Wedding day
Dear Claire, Laura & everyone at Mapperton. Thank you so much for helping us to realise our Perfect Wedding day and working behind the scenes to ensure that everything ran smoothly. Claire you saved my sanity on the Thursday before the big day, offering a fantastic wet weather plan amidst my sheer panic. Mapperton provided the most wonderful setting. The autumnal light & colour captured in our photos are incredible. We wish you all the best with future weddings!
Holly and Calen
Married in August 2018
June 2016
We had the most amazing day - thank you!
We had the most amazing day thank you. You both work so hard and we really appreciate all of your help and advice given on the run up to the wedding. Everything was perfect! Of course the venue is absolutely stunning and everyone commented on your beautiful gardens.
Catherine and Tristan
Married in July 2018
June 2016
We both feel very privileged!
All of our guests commented on what a beautiful venue Mapperton is and we both feel very privileged to have had our reception there.
David and Camilla
Married in June 2018
June 2016
Can't think of a more beautiful place!
We couldn’t have been happier with the whole day. I can’t think of a more beautiful place for a wedding!
The Lewis Family
Married in May 2018
June 2016
The ‘secret garden’ wedding I’d dreamed of!
Thank you for helping us create the most perfect day! Mapperton is the most idyllic place and we truly got the ‘secret garden’ wedding I’d dreamt of! Everything was just perfect we have so many wonderful memories we will treasure forever!

Mapperton Wedding Showcase

7th September 2019
Location & Contact Details


Mapperton, Beaminster, Dorset, DT8 3NR, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station

Crewkerne or Dorchester South

Nearest Airport

Bournemouth or Exeter

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Press & Awards

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Every wedding is truly unique and magical, however one couple in particular had a day of music including a 12 piece marching band who took them down into the gorgeous gardens after their ceremony.

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

Don't be shy of asking all your questions - knowing what's important to you will give us a useful heads up on how to make sure your day is perfect. Oh and a spreadsheet of course, start with your ideal and then see where your budget needs to flex, after that you'll definitely know the priorities for your day.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Idyllic, surprising, personalised, romantic, chic

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

So many to choose from! The Orangery is a wonderful space in all months, and every couple seems to find their very own personal spot for photography magic.

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

A discreet venue doesn't kiss and tell...

What’s your favourite canapé?

Greek mezze always hit the spot, we're lucky to work with amazing caterers who will adjust their menus to suit your favourite dishes

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

A teeny tiny square of salted dark chocolate

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Our 1930's gardens, I love the moment at a show round when we stop at the top of the gardens looking down the valley and really take in the peaceful, vintage splendour of Mapperton.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

We embrace the unique personality of every one of our couples - we love helping to create your day, your way