Minterne House

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£2500 - £4750 for Venue Hire
Up to 100
4 Bedrooms
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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

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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.

In-house catering
(price per head)

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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
08:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
11:00 PM

Food and Drink

Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol


Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Water View
Marquee Permitted
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Ceremony & Reception

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

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 2020 and dance the night away with hundreds of guests in 2021 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: Maureen
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 a stunning 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
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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
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 Discount30% Discount on bookings before end October 2020 for 2020 Wedding & 2021 Receptions