£6500 - £11500 for Venue Hire
Up to 140
9 Bedrooms
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COVID-19 Update
We are open for viewings and are holding wedding ceremonies and receptions for our couples that wish to marry now and party later - following all the current restrictions and government guidelines. For those wanting to get married in the coming months please see our Somerley House Micro Wedding offer. Alternatively, our books are open for 2022. Look forward to welcoming you to Somerley.
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Somerley House Micro Wedding
Somerley House Micro Wedding
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
£6,500
Maximum Price
£11,500
Dry Hire pricing, includes tables & chairs, dancefloor, easel for table plan display, cloakroom facilities, 24hr Duty Manager, Parking Attendant, overnight parking.
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Stately Home
Dining Capacity
140
Reception Capacity
300
No. of Bedrooms
9
Sleeps No. of People
25
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
10:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM
Late Night Extension
Yes

Venue

Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Open Flame Permitted
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
Ballroom
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Fireworks Permitted
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted

Food and Drink

Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
Full Description
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.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2016
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 30 and 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
8
Reviews
(18)
Rula Komodromos, Luxury Wedding and Party Planner
Wedding: March 2020
May 2020
Somerley Rivals London 5 Star Venues
From the moment I met with Alex Dollin Webster, the Events Manager at the beautiful Estate that is Somerley, I knew we were in safe hands. A warm, professional and hospitable welcome awaits one upon arrival. Together with her Team, Alex ensures that your wishes and vision are bought to life. With effortless execution on the day and with a knowledgeable, friendly and helpful Team, it was an absolute pleasure working with Somerley. The history, and the artwork which once rivaled the King’s collection, are truly magnificent with every room revealing a jaw dropping view onto the Estate and its grounds. The Picture Gallery is fit for Royalty and dining in it makes one feel just that. Indeed you are made to feel like it is your home for the day with endless possibilities whatever one’s taste and Party theme. Having worked in so many 5 star venues in London, around the country and beyond, I cannot recommend Somerley highly enough. It is just sensational! It makes one not only feel you are sharing in a very quintessentially English part of history, but that you can rest in the knowledge that your Event will be splendid! Thank you Alex and Somerley for being a total joy to work with! I know that my client has been left with the most wonderful memories to treasure forever”. Rula Luxury Wedding and Party Planner
Sophie & Jez
Married in November 2019
May 2020
"Somerley is an Absolutely Stunning Venue!"
Sophie and Jez Carter 6th April 2019 Somerley was the perfect venue for our spring wedding. We wanted a private venue with exclusive use that had both indoor and outdoor space as we assumed April weather could be unpredictable. Somerley has both in abundance. We loved that so many rooms could be hired, with more than enough space for our ceremony, drinks reception, dining, and evening reception with dance floor, bar, photo booth, plus spaces to sit and relax. We appreciated that Somerley has a civil ceremony licence for a choice of different rooms and outdoor spaces. We chose to have our ceremony in the beautifully light and airy Drawing Room, which had all the space we needed, including room for a string quartet. Our Wedding Breakfast was held in the magnificent Picture Gallery: words can barely do it justice and it is safe to say our guests were impressively wowed! The space is large enough to set up dining tables in a variety of arrangements to suit whatever your needs; we chose ten round tables that were easily accommodated for the room to still feel spacious, yet intimate. We were pleased Somerley has a number of charming bedrooms, traditionally styled in keeping with the grandeur of the House, and there was sufficient number for our whole bridal party to stay, which was very welcome at the end of the day. We were also all able to get ready in the morning at Somerley so had no travel to contend with: it was a fantastic bonus to be able to have everything in the same place. Somerley's wedding co-ordinator, Alex, was incredibly helpful throughout our year of wedding planning. Very experienced and highly knowledgeable about the House, the preferred suppliers, and event management in general, Alex was always able to answer our questions, gave helpful advice and suggested excellent solutions when necessary. We were pleased to be able to arrange as many planning visits as we needed, and felt very welcomed and comfortable at Somerley. Alex was also indispensible on our wedding day. We noticed multiple thoughtful little touches and I have no doubt that there were a hundred other activities going on behind the scenes, ensuring that our special day was hassle-free and running smoothly. Additional thanks must go to the rest of the Somerley team: the car parking attendant, the housekeeping staff for preparing the rooms and the delicious Continental breakfast the morning after the wedding, and Donna, in charge of security on the door. Overall, Somerley is an absolutely stunning venue, and we can't imagine how we could have had a more perfect wedding, celebrating at this incredible House with such beautiful grounds. Nothing during our planning or on the day was too much trouble for the wonderful and professional staff, and every aspect of the planning and throughout our special day went smoothly due to Alex and the Somerley team. Thank you.
Jennifier & Stuart
Married in September 2019
May 2020
A truly amazing day!
What a day that was! Thank you once again for all of your help throughout the process - we really couldn’t imagine how hard it would have been without you. Gemma, Ann and Sarah-Jane, along with their entire team from Smallpiece Catering were amazing. The food was perfect and they were just brilliant throughout! Everyone absolutely loved the fireworks and said what a perfect end to the night it was. The day couldn’t have gone any better and we had a truly amazing day, one that will live with us forever. Thank you so much!
Lara & Robert
Married in May 2019
May 2020
Completely Prefect
Alex, Thank you so much for being spectacular both in the run up to our wedding and on the day itself. It was completely prefect from start to finish and we have you to thank for much of that. Please say and extra special thank you to Andy for his endless help and patience with my family and I. He was so kind to us all. And thank you to Liz from me too, she was so kind to me, letting me her hot water bottle and looking out for me when I felt a bit under the weather. As were the rest of the staff. Please also thank the Earl and Countess too for letting us use their beautiful home. We love Somerley and very much hope one day to come back again to enjoy it in all its glory. All out love xxx
Sarah & Simon
Married in April 2019
May 2020
We feel incredibly lucky!
Somerley House Wedding - Simon & Sarah’s Testimonial We’ve always lived locally to the Somerley Estate and although we’d been to a number of events within its grounds, the house itself had become a place of mystery to us. As soon as we became engaged, it was top of our list of venues to visit. That very first impression sealed the deal for us and sadly for all other venues, nothing else compared! We both headed home from our visit, full of excitement and love, feeling honoured to have even been able to have a private tour just to see it. We made the very best decision to book Somerley as our wedding venue, as it offers so much history, opulence and grandeur; as well as feeling utterly homely, warm and welcoming. There is no end to the space that the house offers, from the magnificent Picture Gallery, the beautiful gardens and multiple rooms offering great areas for dancing, enjoying a drink at the bar or sitting quietly to catch up with family. Our guests immediately fell in love with the romance and charm of Somerley House, just as we had. We also enjoyed staying overnight which made it feel like our very own home for the whole day into the night. If it could even get better, a diamond in Somerley’s crown is the wonderful Alex. Alex has been like a friend to us in the run up to our wedding, with her calm and friendly manner, offered alongside professional advice and guidance. Alex made sure that we had no concerns leading up to the wedding day because we knew she had it all covered with her fantastic eye for detail. Thank you so much Alex, for all that you helped us with. You were always contactable and offered helpful and practical advice – even if it was Sarah’s umpteenth email of the day. The photo we’ve attached along with this testimonial sums Alex up for us really, always there ready with a smile and open arms! We also felt incredibly reassured by Somerley’s approved suppliers list and our chosen Caterer, Ginger, along with the bar supplier, NJac, ensured that all aspects of the day ran according to plan. Everything went so smoothly and all of the staff on hand were helpful, friendly and faultlessly professional. We feel like we floated around in a dream-like state for most of the day and everyone will tell you how quickly the day will pass, but it is honestly even faster than that. It's such an intensely pressured day, but having our wedding at Somerley House with Alex there with us made it all the easier. We feel incredibly lucky to have celebrated our wedding at Somerley House. Thank you.
Blueskyflowers on the Road
Wedding: February 2019
May 2020
Thank you for your Hospitlaity
I can’t believe how beautiful the house is, I’d heard so much but it just exceeded all expectations! Thank you for your warm hospitality.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Hampshire, Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24 3PL, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Ringwood

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M27

Nearest Train Station

Bournemouth

Nearest Airport

Southampton or Bournemouth

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FAQ
(10)

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.