Minterne House

£2500 - £4750 for Venue Hire
Up to 100
7 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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COVID-19 Update
We provide a beautiful backdrop for intimate weddings and are able to host weddings with 2021 and 2022 dates available. Please get in touch to discuss your day.
Late Availability
Last Minute Dates Available
10% Off
Bridebook Deal
Seasonal Offer Available
Complimentary Champagne Toast
Bridebook Deal
Home to the Churchill & Digby's, Minterne is a private family home which is licenced for Civil Ceremonies and Wedding Receptions. On the A352 Dorchester to Sherborne road. Train links to London
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
Exclusive use of Minterne House. Reception in the House (Dining room for Wedding Breakfast) or in a Marquee for numbers over 100. Evening party in the Trafalgar Hall or marquee.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Wedding coordinator available on the day

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
We have 4 preferred caterers, all of whom know Minterne & the standards we expect. Contact them directly for individual quotes as £35-£45 is a guide prices only and catering requirements are always a personal choice for the bridal couple.
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time
Late Night Extension

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Fireworks Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Wedding Licence
Confetti Permitted


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

Food and Drink

Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol

Cultural Specialists

Asian Wedding Specialist
Full Description
We at Minterne House pride ourselves in offering an unforgettable and bespoke day for you and your guests. Understanding the need for flexibility in the current climate, Minterne House is delighted to offer "One union - Two perfect days,' a concept allowing couples to walk down the aisle with an intimate guest list in whilst restricted by COVID and dance the night away with hundreds of guests once COVID allows, should you wish. We are dedicated to working with you on an individual basis to provide the most flexible arrangements for your day.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Sarah
Minterne can promise you the day of your dreams. This stunning manor house nestles in the Cerne Valley with a lake and water features providing an exquisite backdrop. Drinks on the East Terrace overlooking the lake is just one of several options; a house for all seasons, Minterne is an equally romantic setting for a winter wedding with log fires in the Drawing Room, Trafalgar Hall and Garden Room.


No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 30 and 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Simon and Vicky
Married in September 2020
February 2021
It was perfect
We couldn't have hoped for a better venue to celebrate our wedding than Minterne House, it was the perfect setting for our big day.
David and Viviana
Married in September 2020
February 2021
We loved every minute
We loved every minute of our wedding, Minterne House was beautiful. The atmosphere at Minterne instantly put everybody in a relaxed and happy mood.
Ross and Rebecca
Married in September 2020
February 2021
Spectacular backdrop
This is to say a huge thank you for making our wedding at Minterne House such an immensely special occasion. We really could not have hoped for more in any way.
Lesley and Malcolm
Married in September 2020
February 2021
I cannot think of a single thing we would change
Thank you so much for all of your help and support in the planning and run up to Helen and Paul's wedding. Everything went off incredibly smoothly and I cannot think of a single thing we would have changed.
Mark and Hayley
Married in September 2020
September 2020
You went above and beyond
We really appreciate all of your input into making our wedding one that no-one will ever forget. You went above and beyond.
Lucie and Mike
Wedding: September 2020
September 2020
The best wedding
From the moment we arrived to the moment we tipsily left Minterne we were blown away by the House. It is outstandingly beautiful but in a comfortable way; a real unique gem. The team behind the day were incredibly warm, helpful and super personal. Hands down one of the best weddings we have been to as guests.
Location & Contact Details


Minterne House Minterne Magna, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 7AU, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Dorchester or Sherborne

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M3 or M5

Nearest Train Station

Dorchester south, Dorchester west or Sherborne

Nearest Airport

Bournemouth, Bristol

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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (1)

Dorset Magazine

Industry Awards (1)

Trip Advisor 2019

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

They are all unique!

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

Make sure that you ENJOY your day - there is so much going on that you can get swept up by everything and miss those magic moments!

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

One wedding couple organised a "BAKE OFF" and asked all the guests to bring a cake which they judged and cut as their wedding cake!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Stunning, Unique, Flexible, Romantic, Friendly.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

On Eleanor's Bridge

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

Yes, but we wont say who!

What’s your favourite canapé?

Crispy curried crab cakes with coriander dipping sauce

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Bacon roll

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The house and its hirstory

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Weddings & Events - we excel at them!

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook GiftFree Bottle of Champagne
Bridebook Special Offer