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Deans Court

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Starting at £7,250
50 to 250 Guests

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Starting at £7,250
50 to 250 Guests

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 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 28 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 favouriate caterers and in-house drinks package, or bring in your own chef and day drinks - we are very flexible
  • Accommodation for up to 28 people onsite, and plenty more within walking distance
  • From our own gardens we can provide rural flower arrangements

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
Stately Home
Historic
Marquees and Tents
Civil Ceremony Licence
Outdoor License

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Corkage Option
Allows Private Catering
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities

Evening Entertainment:

Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities
DJ Facilities

Overnight Accommodation:

Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests

Venue Staff Assistance:

Wedding Coordinator

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Pets Welcome

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    Emily C. Married on 17/09/2021
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    Dean's Court Wedding 17.9.21

    Brilliant from start to finish. Johnathon and the team were excellent at communicating with us in the planning stages of our wedding and really listened to our thoughts and ideas for the day. We dropped all our decorations etc to them, and they were able to recreate exactly what we had in our minds, but make it even better than we had imagined!!
    The day itself was incredible, the Dean's Court staff worked quietly behind these scenes to make it run so smoothly from start to finish. Our guests had an excellent day and were taken care of so well. For us.. it was the best day of our lives!

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    Elaine B. Married on 24/08/2021
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    Can not fault a thing totally perfect experience from start to finish!

    The perfect venue for a Wedding! Jonathan the events manager was there for us every step of the way and so very well organised and we cannot thank him and his staff enough for making our day or should I say days run so perfectly. We got married in August 2020 in the midst of Covid with only 30 guests. Due to the rain we had to get married inside the house but this was perfect and didn’t spoil our day. We spent two hours in the house drinking champagne and eating cake and we were made to feel so very welcome! This year we were lucky enough to continue our wedding celebrations in the marquee and grounds of Deans Court which looked so beautiful both inside and out. Having not seen the venue in its full glory we were certainly impressed and blown away by how wonderful it all looked and fitted our expectations perfectly! The outside lighting was impressive and the fire pits were an added bonus for our guests to enjoy! The staff were fantastic and made sure everyone’s glasses were being filled and the canapés we supplied were being continually served. Throughout the evening this service continued. We couldn’t imagine a more perfect setting for our wedding and for the attention to detail supplied by Deans Court and therefore we would highly recommend Deans Court to anyone wanting a chilled and relaxed full of fun venue.
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    J Joseph Married on 18/08/2021
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    Wow wow wow what a venue what a team great stuff

    Wow what a venue what a day we had at Deans Court . From day one Jonathon has been paramount in making sure we had the BEST OF EVERYTHING - if you want professionalism and class and lovely staff then this place is top of the list. If I had do it all again it would HAVE TO DEANS COURT . THANK YOU THANK YOU .
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    Joe V. Married on 16/08/2021
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    Wow wow wow ! What a venue filled with total professionalism

    If I had to do it all again I would even think of anywhere else but Deans Court thank you Jonathan and all of your wonderful professional team . Please use any of the photos you wish to use . Thank you from Mr and Mrs Josiah and Val Bolton-Joseph . 16.8.21
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    Emma H. Married on 13/08/2021
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    The most perfect wedding venue

    As soon as we viewed the venue we fell in love with it. A hidden gem, tucked away off the high street of beautiful Wimborne. Jonathan and the team were amazing through out and helped us to create the day we had always dreamt of. The setting really needs no additional extras as it is just stunning but the team allow you the flexibility to make it your own and put your own stamp on things. We cannot thank them enough and can't wait to visit again in the future.
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    Emma Married on 02/08/2021
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    The perfect venue for the perfect day!

    Deans Court is such a brilliant venue and a real hidden gem! We discovered Deans Court when we first started wedding planning and immediately knew that it had exactly the feel that we were looking for with a relaxed outdoor wedding. Jonathan was so supportive throughout the process of putting everything together and this was especially so when the pandemic hit and we had to make some decisions about what we wanted for our wedding. Jonathan and Deans Court were really flexible with options as the restrictions were changing and applied no pressure on us during this time to force a decision.

    When we were able to go ahead as planned this year, Deans Court could not have been more professional and accommodating- answering all questions we had, supporting with any worries and ideas and also letting us use the site for our engagement photoshoot. On the day itself, everything ran so smoothly with Jonathan and his team on hand throughout the day- nothing was too much trouble! Deans Court team member Sam even took the care and time to help with my dress when my family struggled to find the fiddly train hook up to get ready for the first dance! We had so many compliments from our guests saying how much they enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere, the flow of the day (which is completely down to the professionalism of the team!) and the beautiful setting. Some guests even said that it was the best wedding they have ever attended! We could not have been happier with how our day went and highly recommend Deans Court to anyone looking for a wedding venue in Dorset. Thank you so much to Jonathan and the team for making our day so special!
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    Emily U. Married on 03/07/2021
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    If you haven't booked Deans Court, you need to!

    Where do we start!
    When we came across Dean Court we felt so fortunate as its such a beautiful Venue, soon as we walked into the grounds, we were shown around and we knew we were going to get married there.

    Jonathan and his team are a massive compliment to Deans Court, he went out of his way to help us plan our wedding especially with us getting married in 'Covid' times, rules were changing constantly with new guidelines being put in place, which was confusing for us but Jonathan had everything at hand and made us feel very at ease. He went out of his way to make sure we could have our wedding exactly how we wanted. Katherine and Steve (the super duo team!) made the running of the day go as smoothly as possible - from setting in the morning to calling taxis in the evening, they did it all! Our suppliers we had booked for the day all made comments on how great Deans Court are as a venue and all were very excited to be working there.

    We cannot wait to hang our photos getting married in such beautiful grounds and have those lasting memories forever, this place will always have a special place in our hearts.

    Deans Court are not like most venues that turn weddings around all day every day - they only book so many a year so they focus on the wedding at hand and keep a personal touch. If you haven't already booked Deans Court, you need to!
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    Keet Getting married on 18/05/2022
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    Beautiful venue, amazing team!

    We got married at Deans Court this year and we cannot recommend this beautiful venue enough.
    We had a couple of postponements due to covid but Jonathon was so accommodating and stayed in contact with us throughout it all making sure we had our perfect day.
    We are just so glad we picked Deans Court for our day and wish we could do it all over again!
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    Samantha C. Married on 01/10/2021
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    Dean's Court Wedding 01.10.21 (Magical)

    I dont think i can thank Jonathan and the team enough at Deans Court, they really do go above and beyond for you. From the moment we booked back in 2019 Jonathan has been incredible in making us feel reassured, calm all through covid. The day itself - i mean WOW what a day. It really was just magical and we could not fault a thing. What makes it even more special is you know the team are at hand to help and make sure its all running smoothly. The bar staff, food staff all so happy and friendly. My friends and family, so many of them said it was one of the nicest venues they've been too. If we had to choose to do it all over, i would choose deans court all over again. The prettiest, well hidden gem. To top it off we booked all 3 cottages and my we were so glad we did, to have these all the week leading up and days after the wedding made it feel like an actual holiday and it wasn't over in just one day. The cottages - outstanding. Thank you all for everything, A huge shout out to Jonathan. You have been awesome thank you - Deans Court I highly recommend. :) love
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    George H. Married on 24/09/2021
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    The most perfect venue

    Deans Court was the most perfect venue for our wedding it’s absolutely stunning! EVERYONE who came loved it and kept saying what a lovely setting! To go along with this amazing place is a fantastic team of people working behind the scenes to make it such a brilliant day! Johnathan the Operations Manger heads up this team and he is so organised and attentive that you are in VERY good hands! He came up with good ideas, gave suggestions on some great suppliers and just helped deliver an awesome day! Thanks Johnathan and thanks team! You are all amazing! If your thinking about booking Deans Court for your wedding do it!
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    Natalie A. Married on 23/09/2021
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    Ideal venue

    The team went above and beyond with every one of our requirements! We had the best day and the staff were everywhere and no where. As soon as a drink was half empty, they were there. Before we had to ask if something could be done, you would turn around and it was done. Amazing service. Beautiful venue & the best day of our lives!
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    Lyndsey J. Married on 11/09/2021
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    Incredible, amazing & the best

    Jonathan and his team were incredible from start to finish, and the venue is just beautiful
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    Lucy N. Married on 24/07/2021
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    Outstanding!

    From start to finish the service and experience was exceptional and they managed to create our dream wedding and a day that we will treasure forever. Despite the run up being in a slightly unpredictable time (2020-2021) Jonathan and his team made the whole process stress-free and streamlined with excellent communication. We were so impressed with the level of involvement that was required from us - enough to feel like we had put our 'stamp' on the day but at the same time taking on all the 'heavy lifting' themselves. This made the run up to the wedding incredibly easy and enjoyable! The day itself was just magical and the guests haven't stopped talking about the beautiful grounds and fantastic service by the Deans Court team. We really couldn't recommend Deans Court enough!
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    Emma W. Married on 10/07/2021
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    AMAZING! Couldn't have asked for more!

    Wow! We had our wedding at Deans Court on 10.07.21, the perfect venue. The setting is just idyllic, being able to get married outdoors and the rain held off! Jonathan and everyone at Deans Court were fab! From the moment we booked to view the venue right up until the day after our wedding they were incredibly helpful, accommodating and professional. Jonathan was always willing to help and didn't say no to any of our requests! Given the difficulties of the last year - the way they kept on top of it all was amazing. Would certainly recommend the venue to others! Katherine and Steve laid everything out so well, it looked beautiful and everyone commented on how efficient the staff were, we can't fault them at all! Book your wedding here, you won't regret it!!
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    Lizzie Married on 06/08/2021
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    Couldn't have done more!

    Deans Court is a hidden gem in Wimborne!


    From our initial enquiries to the day itself, the staff at Deans Court were professional and approachable. We can't speak highly enough of Jonathan and the team, who ensured all of our wishes were taken care of. Our date fell after the Covid restrictions were eased but Jonathan was more than happy to accommodate our Covid safety requests; with special, really thoughtfully placed seating for vulnerable guests. This personal touch was so lovely and meant that we could celebrate the day safely with all of our loved ones.

    No question was too small for Jonathan and the wedding was set up exactly as we had wanted. We had originally booked so that we could have access the day before but our postponed date fell the day after a wedding. The overnight team did an amazing job setting up the marquee for us and it was exactly as we had envisaged!

    Thank you so much Deans Court - we had the most incredible day and would happily do it all again if we could!!

    Dan and Lizzie

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