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Sunninghill Weddings Venue Dorchester

£1250 - £5750 for Venue Hire
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Ceremony Only Hire (3 hours exclusive use) for your wedding ceremony and photographs in the house and grounds from £1250 in 2020. Full D...
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What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Furniture included
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Wedding coordinator available on the day

In-house catering
(price per head)

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We have no fixed catering fees; couples can be as informal as serving a hog roast or finger buffet from £12pp We offer an All Inclusive...
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What is included in this pricing:
Bespoke menu available
Cutlery included
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Table linen included
Wine allowance per guest

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Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Bridal Suite
Changing Only


Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
Grade I/II Listed Building
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Landscaped Gardens
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space

Ceremony & Reception

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

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
External Catering Permitted
In-house Catering
In-House Wine List
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Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Jacky Walker
Hi, thanks for considering Sunninghill Weddings venue in Dorchester for your special day! Sunninghill is a beautiful venue set in lovely grounds in the heart of the town centre; it would be our absolute pleasure to show you around the house and for us to hear all about your wedding plans. Look forward to meeting you, Jacky


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
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Google Review
Wedding: April 2018
May 2018
A Videographer Perspective
A stunning wedding venue in the heart of Dorchester, yet it has space and wonderful grounds. Their team are very helpful and the venue has real flexibility.
Rachel and James
Married in November 2015
May 2018
Thank You Note from Our First Wedding Couple
Dear Jacky, Thank yo SO MUCH for making our wedding day so special and for resting us in our hour of need! We had an absolutely fantastic day thanks to you and your team ...
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Location & Contact Details


Dorchester DT1 1EB, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1EB, England

Travel Notes

Our post code DT1 1EB takes you to the main gate off South Walks in Dorchester; thesis used for pedestrian access and also for the bridal cars. All other vehicles can access our large car parking facilities off Culliford Road North

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station

Dorchester South or Dorchester West

Nearest Airport


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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (2)

Your Dorset Hampshire Wedding

Accreditations / Associations (1)

Member of the Wedding Business Circle
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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Every wedding is special to us

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

If you love it at first site - your guests will too!

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

A bride who put her new husband in our stocks (used during fetes to raise money)

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Beautiful, Flexible, Welcoming, Convenient, Different

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Our main entrance is favoured by lots of couples for a confetti moment however there are so many nooks and crannies and special places that is really down to personal preference. We are currently having a wedding swing made for a grand old tree n the middle of the main lawn and we suspect this will quickly become a firm favourite - follow us on social media to see how this progresses.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Its history linked to beer and brewing; nursing and women suffrage. It is now an independent prep school so it has lots of character and stories that appeal to lots of different people. Guests always find the venue interesting and want to hear more - its been in Dorchester since 1893 yet few local residents have seen behind the private walls.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our commitment to every couple and delivering their wedding as they see it
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