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Smedmore House

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£375 - £3300 for Venue Hire
Up to 200
8 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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Smedmore House, a stunning Georgian seaside manor house on the Jurassic Coast, for the most perfect Dorset country wedding. Civil Wedding Licence, Accommodation, Exclusive-Use, Marquee Site, Gardens.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£375
Maximum Price
£3,300
The above is the facility fee for holding a wedding at Smedmore. Accommodation is additional and it is expected that 2 nights minimum...
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Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
200
Reception Capacity
200
No. of Bedrooms
8
Sleeps No. of People
16
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 PM

Venue

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

Ceremony & Reception

Outdoor Ceremony Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

Asian Catering
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
External Catering Permitted
Halal Catering
Kosher Catering
Full Description
Smedmore House is a unique and very special, exclusive venue for your wedding reception or Civil Ceremony. Hidden away in the Dorset countryside, nestling among rolling hills with views to the sea, Smedmore offers the opportunity for an wonderfully romantic and memorable occasion. Ceremonies can take place either in the Summer House in the Walled Garden or in 3 of the elegant rooms inside – the Front Hall, Dining Room or Drawing Room. The lawn at the front of the house is an excellent marquee site with the Georgian west face of the house behind and sea views to the side. There are many different options available when planning your special day at Smedmore House. •Civil Ceremony in Smedmore House (up to 60 guests) •Civil Ceremony in Summer House: (unlimited) •Drinks Reception in Walled Garden •Drinks Reception in front of the house. •Marquee Reception on front lawn •Accommodation for up to 16 people in the house •And where to take your photographs? On the beach, in the house, on the stairs, in the garden. The possibilities are endless. The house also offers accommodation in the historic house for a minimum of 2 nights to wedding groups and can sleep up to 16 people in the 8 attractive bedrooms.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Laura
The photographs do not begin to do justice to the beauty of the setting and friendly atmosphere at Smedmore House. We would be delighted to show you round. Look forward to hearing from you soon.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2010
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
3
Reviews
(10)
Laura Dugdale
Married in September 2016
December 2017
Wonderful wedding weekend
A huge thank you for the most wonderful wedding weekend possible! We loved staying here again and can’t wait to visit again.
Laura Dugdale
Married in May 2016
December 2017
Magical Wedding
We have had the most magical wedding at Smedmore House. I can’t begin to describe the pure beauty of the house and gardens and how very special it was to be able to celeb...
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Laura Dugdale
Wedding: June 2016
December 2017
Piece of Heaven
A huge thank you from both families for what has been the most perfect wedding weekend for Dan and Abi. This really is a little piece of heaven and we will never forget ...
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House Guest Book
Wedding: August 2107
August 2107
A National Trust type house without the ropes
Wow! a National Trust type house without the ropes! Thanks so much for the use of your ‘grand” home. A very memorable occasion and the staff were brilliant.
Sam & Hannah
Married in May 2018
June 2018
Smedmore house: forever in our hearts
From the bride ( Hannah) and the groom (Sam): What a marvellous place to get married. We couldn’t have imagined a more perfect place to celebrate our wedding. Smedmore H...
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Sam & Hannah
Wedding: May 2018
June 2018
Fairytale Experience
From someone from the Antipodes (NZ) this was a fairytale experience. Ab Fab setting, even sea! And wonderful wedding celebrations for a gorgeous couple Sam & Hannah…. Th...
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Location & Contact Details

Address

Kimmeridge, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 5PG, England

Travel Notes

Smedmore is roughly 2 to 2.5 hrs by car from London, down the M3 and M27 to Wimborne and Wareham, then turn right off the Wareham bypass for Kimmeridge. Do not go to Corfe Castle. Follow the signs to Kimmeridge and just before you drop down into the village, turn left up up the private drive to Smedmore. Do not trust Sat-Nav for the final minutes of your journey, as the private drive is often not shown. Also do not rely on Google maps or The AA.com as they will take you through Kingston and Encombe along a bridleway which is not accessible to vehicles. Public Transport Directions By Rail There are trains direct from Waterloo, London, to Wareham twice an hour every day. The trip takes around 2½ hours with South West Trains. Taxis Rural Dorset has good taxi cover. Taxi firms will wait to collect passengers at Wareham Train Station and will collect from Smedmore House and there is also a local firm in the village. Taxis can also be booked for airport collections / departures from London Heathrow and Gatwick. See our website for further taxi Information.

Nearest Town

Wareham

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M27

Nearest Train Station

Wareham

Nearest Airport

Bournemouth & Southampton

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Press & Awards
(2)

Press & Awards (1)

World of Interiors, Country Life, France 24, Channel 4, BBC and many newspapers

Accreditations / Associations (1)

Historic Houses Association
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(18)
FAQ
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

The sun shone, the sky was endlessly blue, and everyone had a wonderful time admiring the stunning location.

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

Don't book an open car in case it rains!

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

Beautiful hand sketched table numbers.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Stunning, historic, warm, beautiful, unique.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Too many to choose from. At the top of the vista to the sea? in front of the Georgian facade? In the Walled Garden?

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

Every bride is a celebrity.

What’s your favourite canapé?

Anything with Smoked Salmon.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

A Bacon Roll.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

It's sense of timeless beauty.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

All of it