Minterne House

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£2500 - £4750 for Venue Hire
Up to 100
4 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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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

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.

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


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

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Fireworks Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol

Cultural Specialists

Asian Wedding Specialist
Full Description
Minterne caps the number of weddings it hosts to 6 a year to assure that exclusivity is maintained. 27 acres of woodland garden form a backdrop for a photographers paradise with lakes, streams, cascades and bridges a major feature. We can cater for up to 80 guests in the house, or for larger numbers a marquee can be sited in the field opposite the house. There are 4 ensuites, all decorated in an individual style.

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.


Year Business Was Established
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

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 Life 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 of our brides in 2016 personally engraved guests names onto glasses for their drinks.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Stunning, Unique, Flexible, Friendly & Tasteful.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

On Eleanor's Bridge

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


What’s your favourite canapé?

Crispy curried crab cakes with coriander dipping sauce

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Bacon Buttie

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The house

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Weddings & Events - we excel at them!