Deans Court

(44 reviews) 44 5
2 Deans Court Lane Wimborne Dorset BH21 1EE
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About Deans Court

2 Deans Court Lane, Wimborne
Dorset, BH21 1EE

Weddings at Deans Court are all about taking away the stress that can sometimes come with planning an elaborately detailed event and instead, keeping the elements which you really want – a fun, relaxed and memorable day to celebrate the beginning of your new lives together.

Having hosted receptions since 2011, we are still relatively new in the world of weddings – but what we have learned is that we are something different. There are many venues offering perfectly straight hedge-rows and immaculately manicured flower beds, whereas Deans Court is a little more quirky, a little bit wild, whilst being truly romantic. So we thought we would embrace that, play to our strengths and put together some wedding packages that reflect that relaxed, country style. These packages work great for parties up to 140 – anymore and we can discuss other arrangements.

Deans Court is a private home you can rest assured that there will be no other visitors wondering around. And your day needs to revolve around you. So let us know what time you would like to arrive, when you would like to eat, and when you would like to party! We have a late night music licence until 11pm (and the bar closes at 11:30).

Perfect stumbling distance from the marquee you will find our recently renovated farmers cottages and our gate house. Sleeping up to 26 people in total, they are available for your guests who have travelled far, or perhaps for you as a perfect bridal (or grooms) get-a-way!

• Relaxed Country Feel • Exclusive Hire of the Deans Court Gardens • Use of the Marquee (and all the essential extras) • Use our in house catering and bar, or bring in your own chef and drinks - we are very flexible • Accommodation for up to 26 people onsite, and plenty more within walking distance • From our own gardens we can provide rural flower arrangements

Facilities at Deans Court

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
Stately Home
Outdoor License
Marquees and Tents
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Pets Welcome
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Allows Private Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator

Deans Court Reviews (44)

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By Jo Fisher, on 08 Sep 2019Date of Wedding - 27 Aug 2019

My friend held her wedding at Deans Court and what an amazing day, From the start the team were amazing, Jonathan put everyone's mind at ease and alongside Georgia they made the day magical. A stunning venue giving a wonderful backdrop for photos and the setting by the lake was perfect. The venue looked like something out of a fairytale and it was hosted with such care and thoughtfulness making the bride and groom feel like a Prince and Princess. The kindness and amazingness of the team at Deans Court will forever stay in my memory, a truly truly wonderful team of people that made magic come alive. Thank you all so much for making this day so special for my friends.

Amazing venue, professional and friendly staff
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By Tom & Claire, on 09 Sep 2019Date of Wedding - 24 Aug 2019

What an amazing venue! A secret gem hidden in plain-sight! We've both visited Wimborne on many occasions and only discovered Deans Court when we started looking for wedding venues. The grounds themselves are beautiful - a placid lake surrounded by immaculately groomed lawns with a marquee for eating & dancing and a brand-new pagoda on the patio for the actual ceremony! If the weather is poor they will open up the grand stately home for the ceremony, but as it happened for our wedding, the weather was perfect. The staff are all friendly, professional and full of advice and treated our wedding like it was special - even though we all know the truth - to them, it's just another wedding! The main wedding planner Jonathan had his work cut-out with us, as we bickered with parents and in-laws and changed our minds a number of times leading up to the day, but he always dealt with us with patience and a knowing smile to deliver an amazing wedding! We stayed in one of the small cottages onsite for the wedding and it was both peaceful and cozy, with sunset views from the back patio. We couldn't recommend Deans Court highly enough!

Fabulous! Love from the Taylors
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By Sam & Rachel Taylor, on 26 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 22 Aug 2019

We got married at Deans Court 22.08.2019 and it was the most incredible day ever! We also booked all 3 cottages from Monday-Friday (wedding Thursday) and we couldn't be happier. The cottages are so beautiful - we personally stayed with our 4 small dogs and family members in the Gate House with guests in both Apple and Plum cottages were delighted too. From the beginning Jonathan has been extremely helpful and accommodating with our many questions! The day before our big day we met Jonathan, Katherine, Steven and some of the other members of the team at the marquee who were all insanely helpful. From setting up the marquee to giving me hugs in moments of stress, we couldn't have been better looked after. Katherine and Steven went through everything we needed as many times as we wanted but also kept us calm. Our registrar Anita was amazing and the ceremony went without a hitch, lots of laughter and tears though! We then had flowing pimms on the lawn with all of our guests and nobody was left with an empty glass. All of the staff were absolutely wonderful in doting on us and our bridal party. The food was out of this world and our vegetarian and vegan guests were thrilled with their dishes too. We were continually looked after and felt so lucky to have such an amazing team of people around us. Georgia took over the evening shift and was just as great as Katherine and Steven. The next day we came to the marquee around 10.30 & everything had already been tidied ready for us to collect. We left with a really lovely card and bottle of fizz from Deans Court too. I honestly cannot recommend these guys anymore highly! Thank you so much!

It was just the best day ever!
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By Roxy & Sean, on 10 Feb 2020Date of Wedding - 10 Aug 2019

We had an outdoor ceremony on 10th August 2019, and it was just the best day ever! From the moment we contacted Jonathan, we knew we were in safe hands, Jonathan was so helpful and always gave quick responses as we were planning it all from Dubai. We also wanted to make sure our guests travelling from all over the world had the opportunity to stay in the Cottages and Gate House, which are all beautifully designed. The bridal party got ready in Plum Cottage, with plenty of space in the living room for makeup chairs and lots of people(!), and a beautiful view over the fields to take the stress away.. it was also very easy to walk over to the ceremony area through the gorgeous gardens. We were so lucky with the weather, with gale-force winds in the morning we thought we might have to have it inside, in the end though the sun was shining the rest of the day and only drizzled just as we were signing our certificates – with all our of guests joining us under the pagoda!! The ceremony space, marquee and outdoor areas were all meticulously detailed and Jonathan et al. really made us at-ease on the day, we really didn’t need to worry about anything. Drinks flowed, everyone was taken care of, entertained with garden games, delicious food from a food truck (Flaming Peaches), space to dance the night away, the lighting was warm and cosy, and the firepit really made the evening magical! The grounds full of huge trees, flowers and a beautiful lake plus the house itself all made for stunning photos, and a place where guests could explore and relax. There is nothing negative at all to say because it really was organised to perfection.

We just had the best day,
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By Sarah, on 16 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 03 Aug 2019

The venue looked so beautiful in the sunshine, which meant we could get married outside this made our day so special. ? From the day we first visited the venue to the day after the wedding the Team at Deans Court were so key to making our day run smoothly.? The staff on the day were so helpful, efficient and professional this was noticed by many of our guest. ? ? We would like to say a massive thank you to all of you that helped make our day so memorable.

June 2019 Wedding
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By Rachel and Will, on 09 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 22 Jun 2019

We had the most fantastic day celebrating our wedding at Deans Court. We had both the ceremony and the rest of the day there, Having to walk about 100m down the end of the lawn was the maximum travel needed! We used the cottages on site to get ready, which included a lovely welcome pack of tea+coffee etc. The venue was a dream - everything you could possibly want. Friends have said it was one most relaxed weddings they have been to. The space in the marquee is perfect and great dance floor area for the evening. We used Sorrels Catering company who were amazing. The team who help organise the events at Deans Court are the nicest people, great at keeping in touch and liaising with all the suppliers. They kept us organised and made helpful suggestions. Mainly they made the day run so smoothly that the stress was taken out of any planning. I could not recommend the venue and team more.

Steffi and Adam Vipond - Deans Court
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By Steffi Vipond and Adam Vipond, on 11 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 14 Jun 2019

Where to begin... We cannot express our gratitude enough to Jonathan, Katherine and Steven for making our wedding day better than we ever dreamed. The attention to detail, love and care that went in to helping us in the year leading up to it, and the day itself was outstanding. We were privileged to be the first wedding at Deans Court where the ceremony was held on premises, and all the meticulous planning that Jonathan put into it ensured it ran incredibly smoothly. That can also be said for the entire day - thanks to Jonathan checking through all the details several times, highlighting things we hadn't even thought about! We never expected Katherine and Steven to do as much setting up as they did that we actually ended up with time on our hands the day before - I mean, I've never organised a wedding before, but I'm pretty sure that never happens... We stayed in Plum Cottage in the week running up to the wedding, and for anyone who is thinking of having their wedding at Deans Court - I would highly recommend this! The cottages are so gorgeous, and we were welcomed with lovely fresh flowers, and tasty supplies like apple juice from the grounds, marmalade, tea, coffee, fresh bread and homemade shortbread (to name a few... there were more!). For us, moving into the cottage was the start of the wedding and really was the icing on the cake. As for the house and the grounds... if you're looking for a picturesque, elegant, history-laden (but with a fresh vibe that comes with full time staff taking care of the grounds) - this is your place. I cannot recommend Deans Court enough. It was a dream come true...

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By Emma and Dan, on 28 May 2019Date of Wedding - 25 May 2019

Wow what can I say we had the most amazing wedding at Deans court on Saturday it couldn’t of been any more perfect and that was down to the awesome team at Deans court!! Anything of my questions asked we’re answered straight away every time which made planning so easy! On the day we literally did nothing the marquee was set up ready and ourselves and our guests were looked after from start to finish! It just flowed! We are still beaming and talking constantly about how amazing our day was!! Thank you so much Especially to Jonathan and Katherine you were FAB :-) xxxx

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By Jonny & Melissa Purchase, on 26 May 2019Date of Wedding - 18 May 2019

We had our wedding reception at Deans Court and it was perfect. Literally all of our guests agreed that the venue was stunning, even in a bit of occasional drizzle! When the moon came out later on, along with some river-side mist, it made the atmosphere even more special. Jonathan and his team were fantastic and made everything run so smoothly and the attention to detail was second to none, we even had comments about the fluffy towels in the toilets! Delicious food and drink too; the day was faultless. If you're looking for a wedding venue in this area, book Deans Court!

Harriet & Paul -September 29th 2018
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By Harriet & Paul King, on 03 Apr 2019Date of Wedding - 29 Sep 2018

From beginning to end everyone & everything at Deans Court was simply wonderful. Particular mention to Jonathan for being so organised & approachable, Katherine & Steve who worked tirelessly in the background & made everything run so smoothly & to plan on the day & Kelly & Andrew for creating the most incredible flower wall & allowing our floral visions to become a reality! It truly was the most wonderful wedding venue & we'd repeat the whole day every weekend if we could!

Our wonderful wedding!
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By Hannah Williams, on 01 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 22 Sep 2018

From start to finish Deans Court have been incredible. We decided to have a 'blessing ceremony' and our evening reception at deans Court. When we went to view the grounds they showed us the accommodation on site- which we simply fell in love with and decided to book all the accommodation which I would thoroughly recommend to enhance the wedding weekend vibe! All organisation from deans Court was amazing- any queries meant with speedy and friendly responses from events manager Jonathan- nothing seemed a problem! We used the in house florist (Kelly) as well- who was simply incredible and produced the most beautiful looking and smelling flowers. Our wedding day itself was amazing! We were somewhat unlucky with the weather as it literally rained every minute of the whole day HOWEVER this did not dampen any spirits and the staff at Deans Court were amazing- they brought out umbrellas for guests and helped guide us through the day. in the end the weather made no difference and if anything made the day feel so much more intimate. Our guests are still raving about it! The food and drink were also spectacular. So in summary if you are looking for a friendly, country style wedding with expert attention to detail then Deans Court is the place to go!

September 2018 Wedding
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By Harriet & Daniel, on 23 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 15 Sep 2018

Deans Court is an absolutely fantastic venue. Not only is it stunning the staff are so accommodating. Jonathan is meticulous in his planning, making sure you stay on track and on the help/setting up Steve and Katherine are incredible. We are so thankful we choose Deans Court for our special day.

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