£6500 - £11500 for Venue Hire
Up to 140
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Somerley is a magnificent Stately Home, set within 7,000 acres of rural countryside on the Hampshire/Dorset Border. The prefect setting for dream wedding ceremonies, receptions or private parties.
Pricing & Costs
Venue Hire Only
Prices Start At
Dry Hire pricing, includes tables & chairs, dancefloor, easel for table plan display, cloakroom facilities, 24hr Duty Manager, Parking A...
Features & Capacity
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Late Night Extension
Bridal Changing Facilities
Grade I/II Listed Building
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Open Flame Permitted
Outdoor Reception Space
Ceremony & Reception
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Food and Drink
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-House Wine List
Somerley is a privately owned Country Estate located on the Hampshire/Dorset border, just 25 minutes from Bournemouth, 30 minutes from Southampton and 90 minutes from London. A hidden jewel; not open to the public, Somerley offers that perfect mix of luxury, elegance, style and grandeur - whilst never feeling intimidating or impersonal. The House is home to Lord and Lady Somerton and their family, so comfort and a warm welcome are always at the forefront of every guest’s experience, along with utmost privacy and a meticulous attention to each detail. The Main House itself, can comfortably accommodate a wedding ceremony for up to 160 guests, a seated wedding breakfast for up to 140 guests and an evening reception for up to 200 guests. Alternatively, the gardens or grounds make the perfect setting for outdoor ceremony followed by a marquee reception for up to 300 guests. The House has 9 large and beautifully appointed bedrooms with spectacular views of the surrounding gardens, woodland and rolling parkland for guests or family groups who wish to stay. Set in 7,000 acres of glorious Hampshire countryside, Somerley offers couples a venue for almost every style of wedding or celebration. Whether elegant luxury is your heart’s desire or you have dreams of a marquee reception with a more relaxed boho festival vibe, a spot of woodland magic or a touch of country garden chic, the Somerley Weddings Team will give you a friendly welcome and work with you so that every detail of your special day is just perfect and unique to you. NEW - Somerley Woodland Weddings! Set in the heart of the Somerley Estate amongst towering Douglas Firs, is an enchanted clearing, perfect for free spirted couples looking to create a rustic and relaxed vibe for their wedding celebrations. We have partnered with Coastal Tents to create a turn-key package, accommodating up to 120 guests and includes everything from flooring, lighting and furniture to hating and loos.
Personal Message from the Manager
Name of Wedding Contact: Alex
Our ethos is to create a truly bespoke experience for our couples and be there for them from start to finish. We want every guest to be 'wowed' by the grandeur of Somerley but leave feeling like they are part of the family.
Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Wedding: December 2018
Stars Perfectly Aligned
From the moment I met Alex, and stepped through Somerley, I knew it was a Venue that offered something unique and extra special. Having visited Venues up and down the C...
Amy and Richard
Wedding: August 2018
Somerley, a Wonderful Venue
Thank you so much for all your hard work and for making Richard and Amy's wedding day so special. Somerley is a wonderful venue and the day went so well. We are all ver...
Claire & James
Married in October 2018
Thank you so much for all your hard work which went into making our wedding day so fantastic. We are so glad we were able to have our wedding at Somerley House - it was ...
Andrew and Sonia
Wedding: May 2018
Somerley, Symnonymous with Wonderful Weddings
Thank you so much for all your hard work and enthusiasm in helping us host Catherine and Eon's Wedding Reception and lunch the following day. Without your detailed and p...
Claire and Nick
Married in May 2018
Best Day of Our Lives
We just wanted to say a big thank you for all that you did for us. They say that Harry and Meghan's was the wedding of the year but I think ours beat that. The day went...
Cat & Eon
Married in May 2017
The Somerley Team
We wanted to thank you all so much for all of your hard work in preparing for our wedding weekend at Somerley House. We appreciated getting ready to host the wedding with...
Press & Awards
Accreditations / Associations (1)
Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
All of our weddings are special to us, so I am unable to describe the 'best wedding'.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Choose what feels right for you. Don't get lost and overwhelmed with what Pinterest or Instagram suggests you 'must have' or what is 'tending'!
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
A couple initials projected onto the outside exterior of the House.
Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.
Historic, Homely, Welcoming, Impressive, Flexible
Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?
In the pretty formal gardens with the House as a backdrop behind.
Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?
Somerley has welcomed many well known guests - Shirly Bassey, Liz Hurley, Bear Grills, The Arch Bishop of Canterbury, Chris Tarrant, June Sarpong, Richard Dinan to name only a few...
What’s your favourite canapé?
Mini roast beef and Yorkshire puddings!
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
Fish and Chip cones.
What is your venue's most unique feature?
The breath-taking grandeur of our largest function space - The Picture Gallery! We never tire of the 'wow!' when people view it for the first time.
What part of your business are you most proud of?
Building the brand from scratch and being able to offer a personal approach to all of our guests expereince.