Kingston Maurward

Dorchester, Dorchester (Dorset) DT2 8PY Map · Telephone · Website
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About Kingston Maurward

Simply Stunning Weddings at Kingston Maurward

Set in the heart of Dorset’s beautiful countryside Kingston Maurward’s 17th century House and Gardens are an idyllic location for the perfect wedding. 

Discover the tranquil, peaceful and intimate setting, beautifully situated with a scenic lake, broad extensive lawns and formal gardens providing the ideal backdrop to a wonderful day.

With its parkland approach and sweeping drive the Georgian mansion house and ornate rooms sets the scene as the first class venue for a civil ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening reception. 

The picturesque setting is the ultimate backdrop for those treasured photographs capturing the essence of an English Country House Wedding, whilst friendly, professional staff will ensure that the entire day is tailored to individual requirements.

With its stunning countryside setting, traditional menu and unrivalled facilities Kingston Maurward will provide a wedding day to remember forever.

  • Stunning Views and Gardens
  • Outdoor Ceremonies
  • Banqueting
  • Civil Ceremonies
  • Receptions
  • Superb Catering
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Reviews for Kingston Maurward

Recommended by 90% of couples


4.6 out of 5.0
  • Quality of the Service 4.6
  • Professionalism 4.6
  • Flexibility 4.6
  • Value for Money 4.6
  • Response time 4.6
10 Kingston Maurward Reviews
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    Brian · Married on 03/08/2020

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    Shocking response to Covid wedding cancellation

    My daughter had a wedding booked for August 2020 and paid £1,000 deposit as per the Kingston Maurward T&Cs. Unfortunately, the event could not proceed due to the Covid pandemic. Kingston Maurward offered to change the wedding arrangements to a future date but after considering the implications and money already lost through various bookings, travel and accommodation, it was decided not to rearrange a wedding at the venue.
    Kingston Maurward flatly refused to refund any of the £1,000 deposit that was paid over a year ago and repeatedly quoted the clauses within the contract. In essence we have paid £1,000 for the privilege of holding two meetings (approx 2 hours in total) to discuss very broad wedding plans, over 6-12 months ago. Despite written requests, KM have been completely unsympathetic in offering even a partial refund, even though it would not have been possible for them to provide the wedding that was intended, due to Covid. They have justified keeping the £1,000 ' to cover administration and related expenses.' within the terms of the contract. They have repeatedly rebuffed any and all requests for any kind of refund and have quoted back clauses within the contract that don’t even apply in this instance.

    I would NOT recommend this establishment to anyone who is planning a wedding, due to the behaviours and attitude of the Management and would strongly recommend T&Cs are thoroughly read and understood before committing anything to KM, who clearly are not prepared to waver from the terms of the Contract, even in the unprecedented times of Covid.

    Sent on 03/08/2020

    Kingston Maurward's reply:

    Hello Brian,

    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. I'm very sorry to hear of your disappointment. We have tried our best to resolve this matter in line with the original contract terms and conditions. I'm sorry that we were unable to reach a satisfactory solution despite the £2000 refund that was issued in good faith and the multiple alternative dates that were offered at no additional cost.

    We wish you and your family all the best for the future and hope you keep safe and well during these difficult times.

    Kind regards,

    Katy
    Events Team Supervisor
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    Lauren & Murray · Married on 30/11/2018

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      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
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    The Most Amazing Day

    We just wanted to say thank you so much for the most amazing day. You were brilliant beforehand and especially on the day. It went just as we had imagined it. The venue looked beautiful and we were so lucky to have gorgeous weather too!

    Sent on 07/12/2018
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    George Edwards · Married on 29/09/2018

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    Thank you!

    My Wife and i got Married here on the 29th Sep. I can't recommend this venue enough if you're planning a wedding/civil ceremony.
    For the price of hiring the venue vs. the amount of fatalities available to you we couldn't find anywhere better in Dorset.
    The staff who arrange everything were very professional (thank you Danielle, Amy & all your staff) and on the day it all went off without a hitch.

    Sent on 10/10/2018

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Kingston Maurward FAQ

  • Venue Type:
    Exclusive Use
    In the Country
    Stately Home
    Historic
    Civil Ceremony Licence
    Outdoor License
  • Dining Options:
    Seated Meal Facilities
    Corkage Option
    Alcohol Licence
    Buffet Meal Facilities
    In House Catering
  • Evening Entertainment:
    Marquee Available
    Dance Floor
    Entertainment Licence
    Live Band Facilities
    Evening Reception Facilities
    DJ Facilities
  • Venue Staff Assistance:
    Wedding Coordinator
  • Other Features:
    Disabled Facilities
    Car Parking
    Helipad

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