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Beaminster Dorset DT8 3NR
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About Mapperton

Dorset, DT8 3NR

Nestled in the rolling hills of West Dorset stands Mapperton, family home to the Earl & Countess of Sandwich. Undiscovered, exclusive and wildly romantic, Mapperton was voted the UK’s finest manor house by Country Life magazine.

Booking your wedding at Mapperton gives exclusive use of the grounds, gardens, Orangery and Coach House on your wedding day. The sprawling gardens descend from the main lawn through to the formal topiary and down to the wild garden, offering an outstanding unspoilt landscape and fantastic framing for beautiful wedding photography.

Exchange your vows in the elegant Garden Pavilion, then celebrate with champagne outside the majestic Orangery, with stunning views through the formal gardens into the tumbling countryside beyond.  The bridal party and your guests can explore the pretty tree-lined paths which lead to secret archways and the pond, all the while enjoying the scent of roses and lavender hanging in the air.

Our recently refurbished Coach House at Mapperton offers a unique space which can accommodate up to 120 seated guests. Built in 1670, the meticulous renovation has retained historic features, including exposed stonework, lath & plaster surfaces and full height ceilings with original trusses and cross-beams.   A new biomass heating system ensures plenty of warmth on colder days, while a high definition 4k projector, professional sound system and controllable lighting brings the venue into the 21st century for wedding speeches and toasts as well wedding day entertainment.

Alongside the main space is a second large room contains a fully-stocked & licensed bar, included in our venue fee. While the Coach House will impress with its historic features and enduring charm, it is an entirely flexible space which can be decorated in a range of styles and is also one of the options for your ceremony location.

The Mapperton Weddings team are always happy to talk through your plans for a perfect wedding day, for larger events we recommend a marquee in addition to the Coach House and have fantastic suppliers who can guide you to the right options to suit your day. Why not call to arrange a visit soon or attend our wedding showcase on Saturday 7th September 2019?

• 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 • The majestic Orangery is the perfect backdrop for your drinks reception, overlooking one of England’s most celebrated gardens • Recently renovated 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
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
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 (1)

Venue Service

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!

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