(6 reviews) 6 5
Beaminster Dorset DT8 3NR
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About Mapperton

Dorset, DT8 3NR

Undiscovered, exclusive and wildly romantic, Mapperton was voted the UK’s finest manor house by Country Life magazine and has been shortlisted for the Historic Houses Garden of the Year Award 2020.

Our venue is perfect for couples who are looking for a personalised approach to their wedding with plenty of wow factor as well as a stunning rustic barn for your reception and evening party.  We have four beautiful outdoor ceremony locations and two indoor licensed areas.  After your exchange of vows, celebrate with drinks and canapes outside the chic vintage Orangery and enjoy far-reaching views through the formal gardens into the tumbling countryside beyond, a favourite spot for photos.  Allow plenty of time for your guests to wander through the gardens and truly relax in the peaceful atmosphere at Mapperton.

Afterwards head over for your wedding breakfast to our rustic barn, The Coach House, recently converted into a magnificent entertaining space for up to 120 seated guests, and more for your evening party reception.

Mapperton is an unsurpassable location for your country wedding, a true blank canvas with a variety of venues and spaces to suit the unique style of your day. We would love to invite you to visit Mapperton and take a look for yourselves.

Your exclusive hire of Mapperton includes:

• Exclusive use of the site on the day of your wedding from 10am to 12am (earlier access may be available on request)
• Access the day before your wedding from 5pm at the latest, usually far earlier
• Exclusive use of the luxury three bedroom Garden Cottage for the night before and night of your wedding
• Choice of stunning indoor and outdoor locations for your ceremony
• Exclusive use of the Gardens and outside the Orangery, perfect for drinks and canapés
• Exclusive use of the Coach House for your wedding breakfast and evening party
• 9x12m marquee to provide outside cover
• Spectacular variety of stunning locations for your wedding photography
• Trestle tables in a banqueting layout and crossback chairs
• Spaces to erect additional marquees if desired
• Fully stocked and staffed bar (prepaid or cash)
• PA and 4K video projection system in Coach House for wedding speeches and toasts
• Space for a live band and DJ
• Parking

• Voted ‘the nation’s finest manor house’, Mapperton is a stunning country house wedding venue located near Beaminster, Dorset • The Garden Pavilion, Coach House, Orangery and Garden Grottoes are all licensed for civil ceremonies • Our chic Orangery is the perfect backdrop for your drinks reception, overlooking one of England’s most celebrated gardens • Rustic barn Coach House provides flexible entertaining space for up to 120 seated guests, with licensed bar and breakout space, plus sound and lighting systems • Main lawn can accommodate marquee for up to 400 guests • Exclusive use of venue

Facilities at Mapperton

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Chapel on Premises
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Stately Home
Outdoor License
Marquees and Tents
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Allows Private Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
250 to 400 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator

Mapperton Reviews (6)

Dream Day!
Venue Service

By Amanda & Joe, on 17 Jun 2020Date of Wedding - 20 Jul 2019

Dream Day - I would have no hesitation recommending Mapperton Estate for your upcoming wedding. We had our wedding in July this summer and it was an absolute Fairytale. The venue is stunning and I couldn't have been happier with my overall experience before and during. Laura Bell was so helpful and easy to work with. I was unable to physically be there to do most of my planning and she assured me that everything would be taken care of and in place to make the day as easy as possible. Laura and the rest of the team put us at ease immediately and continued throughout the day itself. I would suggest that if you do book your wedding that you would book the cottage along with it. It was an absolute game changer having that space the night before and the day of. Not to mention, it was beautiful as well! I wish I could already repeat this day!

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By Jane & Tim, on 01 Mar 2019Date of Wedding - 06 Oct 2018

Dear Claire, Laura & everyone at Mapperton. Thank you so much for helping us to realise our Perfect Wedding day and working behind the scenes to ensure that everything ran smoothly. Claire you saved my sanity on the Thursday before the big day, offering a fantastic wet weather plan amidst my sheer panic. Mapperton provided the most wonderful setting. The autumnal light & colour captured in our photos are incredible. We wish you all the best with future weddings!

Beautiful Gardens
Venue Service

By Holly & Calen, on 17 Jun 2020Date of Wedding - 24 Aug 2018

We had the most amazing day thank you. You both work so hard and we really appreciate all of your help and advice given on the run up to the wedding. Everything was perfect! Of course the venue is absolutely stunning and everyone commented on your beautiful gardens.

Beautiful Venue
Venue Service

By Catherine & Tristan, on 17 Jun 2020Date of Wedding - 21 Jul 2018

All of our guests commented on what a beautiful venue Mapperton is and we both feel very privileged to have had our reception there.

Could not have been happier
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By David & Camilla, on 17 Jun 2020Date of Wedding - 16 Jun 2018

We couldn’t have been happier with the whole day. I can’t think of a more beautiful place for a wedding!

The most perfect day
Venue Service

By The Lewis Family, on 17 Jun 2020Date of Wedding - 19 May 2018

Thank you for helping us create the most perfect day! Mapperton is the most idyllic place and we truly got the ‘secret garden’ wedding I’d dreamt of! Everything was just perfect we have so many wonderful memories we will treasure forever!

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