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On Hitched.co.uk since 2022

Last update: November 2023

Marshwood Manor is a country wedding venue in West Dorset, England. A unique setting where rustic romance meets Victorian elegance. Immerse yourself in the magic of this exclusive-use, weekend wedding venue, with picturesque locations, fabulous facilities, and luxury onsite accommodation.

Facilities and Capacity

Say your vows in Marshwood Manor's breathtaking woodland bower, a magical space located in the heart of private ancient woodland. Your guests will cross the stream via the living bridge and be seated in a mystical amphitheatre, an idyllic spot for a romantic outdoor ceremony. This is licensed for civil wedding ceremonies and can accommodate up to 80 seated guests and over 60 standing guests.

The Victorian brick hay barn is a bright space, with a high, vaulted ceiling and huge doors opening onto a glass-roofed terrace. It is suitable for ceremonies for up to 120 guests and dining for up to 80 and provides an exceptional blank canvas for your own style of decoration.

If you’re planning a festival-style wedding, the hay meadow is a perfect choice. There is plenty of space for a marquee for up to 250 guests, so you can celebrate al fresco in the heart of the stunning vale. This option is available after harvest in August.

Finally, the graveled Courtyard is an elegant space for a wedding. The raised Dais is ideal for a unique outdoor ceremony in the round. This area can also be used for your band, DJ, outdoor bar or a cosy fire-pit area. The courtyard has the capacity for over 250 guests, making it perfect for larger celebrations.

Services Offered

The Marshwood Manor team includes a wedding coordinator to help your wedding day proceed seamlessly. Six private cottages are included and at your disposal for the duration of your celebrations, providing luxury onsite accommodation before and after your wedding day.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Historic
Marquees and tents
Woodland and festival
Barn
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
Outdoor fireworks permitted

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Car parking
Helipad
Confetti permitted
Pet-friendly
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Reviews for Marshwood Manor

4.9 out of 5 rating
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4.9 out of 5 rating
16 reviews
99% recommend it
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Alice Sent on 12/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful venue

Marshwood manor felt like it was plucked from my dreams, everything about the venue is incredible from the views to the accommodation to the woodland to the people. It really is a special place and I feel blessed to be able to call it my wedding venue.
Storm
Storm P. Sent on 28/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

2023 wedding

We fell in love with Marshwood Manor the moment we drove through the gates. The whole venue is spectacular, the staff go above and beyond to cater to all requests and the woodland bower was our dream setting to say I Do. I would recommend this venue to any of my friends getting married as they really to cater to any size or style desired. The best thing about the weekend was having the entire venue to ourselves from Friday to Sunday so it really felt like a weekend away with all our friends and family in one place.
Big thank you to the MM team! X
Lu Scott
Lu Scott Sent on 29/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Just amazing

We loved our experience with Marshwood Manor and the team from beginning to end. From planning to the wedding weekend they were amazing. Would highly recommend.
Christopher
Christopher L. Sent on 06/07/2022
4 out of 5 rating

Awesome Venue

Marshwood Manor is such a great venue. It has everything you would need and more in one place. The woodland bower, converted hay barn, bar and cottages all have such great style and elegance. All of our guests were in love with it as much as we were and you will be too.
Jessika
Jessika L. Sent on 05/07/2022
4.8 out of 5 rating

A dream venue with so much to offer

From the moment we stepped on to the grounds we knew this was the venue we wanted to get married. We hadn't actually looked at any others, but we didn't need to. Marshwood has the combination of classic and bohemian with an extra something that makes it magical. The ancient woodland won me over immediately, then to add on to that the gorgeous cottages and converted barn, it was almost too good to be true. The service provided is friendly and personable, the team work hard to bring your vision to life. Being able to transform Marshwood into your own style is great, but you also don't need to do a lot as it already gives so much. Our wedding weekend was more than we could have ever dreamed of and Marshwood will always have a special place in our hearts. Do not hesitate to visit this beautiful venue, we are certain you will feel the same. Thank you Romla and the team!
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Frances O. Sent on 28/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing amazing venue with lovely staff

We had our wedding at Marshwood Manor in September 2023. It was the first venue we looked at but we fell in love with it straight away and Romla, the owner is absolutely fantastic - nothing was too much trouble both before, and throughout the wedding. It’s a stunning venue, the accommodation is beautiful and the ambiance is perfect. It’s a venue you can style to your own requirements- we didn’t do a lot as it was perfect for what we wanted but the scope is unlimited.
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Joanna S. Sent on 28/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely Amazing!

The location, staff, service, and eco friendly ethos of Marshwood was everything we were looking for! It's more than just a run of the mill venue, it has heart and soul.
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Kat F. Sent on 24/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The best weekend ever!

We hired MM for our wedding weekend, and we had the best weekend ever. MM is a perfect venue, so flexible with what we wanted to do. The grounds were beautiful and so was the accommodation.

We can’t thank Romla and her team enough for making our wedding run so smoothly! Katie our wedding planner was also amazing helping us plan the wedding timeline. She helped coordinate the suppliers prior to the wedding and also on the day.

We just want to do it all over again! Thank you for having us and we wish you all the success for the future!
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Toni-Marie B. Sent on 27/07/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Couldn’t ask for more!

Marshwood manor is the place of dreams and a real life fairyland. Romla and her family have done an incredible job at transforming this beautiful home into a loving space for couples to get married! They have put so much soul love and passion into creating the most amazing space.
She has honestly made dreams come true. As a child I always wanted to get married in the woods and this is all I could of asked for and more!
Seriously fair priced and cheaper then any other venue (even though this is the best venue I have ever seen)
Romla has been so friendly and helpful! Almost like family trying to help you in every way possible!
She has been compassionate and welcoming since day one. No judgment on what you want and no limits! Even allowing us to have a mechanical bull!
The cottages that you’ll be staying in are absolutely beautiful and well kept and I couldn’t believe it when it was even included in the price of the venue for the weekend!

Honestly the most perfect and memorable experience and would recomend to anyone.
We can not wait to be married at Marshwood manor.

And just Thankyou and all the love in the world to Romla and her family again.

Mrs and Mr Brootal to be.
(Toni&Stu)
Xxx
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Gabriella L. Sent on 16/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Dream Wedding

My absolute dream venue. So easy to work with and so flexible. in every aspect to help us make our dream a reality. From the bar staff to the wedding planners they work with. Our day could not have gone any better
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Kris Sent on 24/04/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Marshwood Manor Is A Gem!

My wife and I still can’t believe how fortuitous it was that we came across this heavenly, secluded manor. We found it by chance, and upon seeing Marshwood, we knew this was the place we wanted to say our vows. There was no extra level of stress that this was a destination wedding (we live in the states) because the owner took care of every last detail, made practical and helpful suggestions, and settled my worries completely.
Getting married at Marshwood made our wedding day feel like we had a space that was just for us and our loved ones-nestled away in a secluded part of the Dorset countryside yet having all the amenities we could have ever dreamed of. It’s so rare to find a space where you and your wedding guests can fill a weekend while not even having to leave the manor, or not go far from it. No one felt rushed, everything was peaceful and beautiful so we could truly enjoy each moment. There wasn’t a guest at the wedding who wasn’t blown away. We lucked out finding this gem. My wife and I hold Marshwood Manor close to our hearts, and will for the rest of our life!
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Lucy K. Sent on 24/04/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding of our dreams

From the minute we drove up the sweeping driveway, to our first viewing, we knew Marshwood Manor was the place we were going to get married. Every single detail is of a high standard, all of the staff are warm, friendly and always go the extra mile. Having the estate to ourselves for the 3 days made everything feel far more relaxed and the woodland is simply breathtaking. As an LGBT couple based in the US, we were welcomed with open arms. Marshwood Manor will always be our place!
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Oliver L. Sent on 31/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

A gorgeous hidden gem in the Dorset countryside

My husband and I got married September 2021 at Marshwood Manor and had the most amazing experience there.
Romla was wonderful from the start and was super accommodating and helpful with all our ideas and requests. We had a coordinator as well from MM, so having someone with actual knowledge of the venue made the whole process much smoother.
The venue itself is stunning, so many of our guests said the ceremony spot in particular was magical!
The cottages are beautifully done and everyone felt like they were on a mini holiday. None of us wanted to leave!
An absolutely wonderful venue and we were so well looked after.
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Helen Sent on 28/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Smooth and relaxed

You have the venue for the whole weekend including cottages, with options to extend stays. It's so gorgeous a location and nicely nestled in the landscape
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Tom Sent on 10/01/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Cannot wait to spend our weekend here

Our second viewing of Marshwood Manor as a venue and we love it! So many different areas for your big day to take place, from the woodland ceremony area to the barn, gravel courtyard and bar. You can tell the entire development has been a passion project of Romla’s and she is equally passionate about providing the best service possible. The cottages are incredible and we definitely can’t wait to spend our weekend here.
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