£375 - £3300 for venue hire
Up to 200
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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.
Features & Capacity
Country House / Manor House
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Usual Access Time
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Bridal Changing Facilities
Grade I/II Listed Building
In-house Wedding Coordinator
Outdoor Reception Space
Ceremony and Reception
Outdoor Ceremony Licence
Food and Drink
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
External Catering Permitted
Pricing & Costs
- 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.
ExperienceYear Business Was Established2010# Of Weddings HostedBetween 10 and 30# Of People In Team3Public Liability InsuranceYes
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Preferred Supplier List
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’s your #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