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On since 2022

Last update: November 2023

Chesil Beach Manor House Hotel is a charming wedding venue situated in Dorchester, Dorset. Ideal for couples who wish to marry in the heart of South West England, this family-run property can set the scene for rehearsals, ceremonies, and receptions. Whether you plan on enjoying an intimate occasion or a large event for up to 140, this hotel has the means to accommodate your needs. You are entitled to private hire of the function rooms, and the whole hotel can be made available for large gatherings.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Small hotel
Pub or restaurant
Coastal weddings
Marquees and tents
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Marquee available
Entertainment licence
Evening reception facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:


Other features:

Exclusive use
Car parking
Changing room for wedding guests
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Reviews for Chesil Beach Manor House Hotel

3.9 out of 5 rating
3.9 out of 5 rating
3 reviews
79% recommend it
  • Quality of the service
    3.7 out of 5 rating
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  • Professionalism
    3.7 out of 5 rating
  • Value for money
    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4 out of 5 rating
Lucy Sent on 13/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect wedding day

I cannot thank Lyndsey and Steve enough for facilitating our perfect wedding day in September! We had exclusive use of The Manor House for the weekend and everything was PERFECT!

We had 120 guests in a marquee for our wedding reception and 170 total in the evening. The marquee attaches to the side of the venue so you have easy access between the two. Throughout the whole process nothing was too much trouble for the team. All our questions and pre meetings were facilitated perfectly.

The food on the day... WOW, all our guests were so impressed with the canapes, wedding breakfast and evening food!

The accommodation was also perfect for all our guests who were staying, yummy breakfasts on both mornings.

The location, we were so lucky to have a beautiful sunny day, seeing the sea from our wedding breakfast and drinks reception was spectacular.

If you want a quick bite, few nights accommodation or to plan your dream wedding I would 100% recommend The Manor House, Thank you Lyndsey and Steve for everything you did for us it was a very special day which we will cherish forever.
Grace T. Sent on 27/02/2024
1.8 out of 5 rating

Very disappointed

After doing allot of research of wedding venues in the area, we quickly fell in love with the Manor. We went for a viewing in early December 2023 and provisionally booked a date for spring 2025.

The communication from the venue has been nothing but shocking. We gave them the benefit of the doubt over Christmas due to it being a busy period, but getting any information was immensely difficult. Multiple emails and phone calls later we were left upset and frustrated, all we wanted to do was pay them a deposit!! At this point we decided to look elsewhere. The communication we received from every other venue has been a completely different experience and just showed us how poor this was. All the reviews for the manor have been really positive, which just leaves me wondering what happened?!

Weddings are very personal and very expensive and this experience was not enjoyable and stressful, to think that this was meant to be the easy bit!

Disappointed and gutted.
Gosia Sent on 10/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The Best venue for dream wedding

Our Big day couldn’t have been any better. From initial meeting with Lyndsey we knew that this is the best place for our wedding reception. Everything was meticulously planned and timed on the day. There was nothing that Lyndsey and her Team couldn’t do, any changes and special arrangements were easily accommodated.
The food was great and we had a wide range of choices on the menu.
The hotel is located in the most beautiful area and is within walking distance of the beach. We would recommend the Manor House Hotel for your wedding reception.
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Beach Rd, West Bexington DT2 9DF Dorchester (Dorset)
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