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On since 2023

Last update: March 2024

Traditional and romantic, Minterne House is a luxurious Dorchester, England, venue with an intimate and warm feel. Located in the Dorset Countryside, this private home is a special setting for you to host your wedding day.

The Venue

Steeped in history, Minterne House will wow your guests as they enter. The beautiful tapestries and priceless paintings adorn the walls at Minterne. The heritage house, owned by Lord Digby, provides a unique family home as the venue for your wedding or wedding reception.


Hold your ceremony in one of our four licensed rooms, on the South Lawn, or at St Andrew's Church at the end of our drive. Enjoy your wedding breakfast in the Trafalgar Hall with its impressive barrel-vaulted ceilings and floor-to-ceiling mullioned windows that can seat up to 100 for a wedding breakfast.


For guest lists over 100, host a marquee reception on the South Lawn overlooked by the impressive backdrop of the house.

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Our planner will be on hand throughout your journey. We pride ourselves on getting to know you personally and want the day to reflect your unique taste.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Stately home
Outdoor license

Ceremony options:

Chapel or temple on-site
Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities

Evening entertainment:

Evening reception facilities
Outdoor fireworks permitted

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:

Swimming pool

Other features:

Car parking
Confetti permitted
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Reviews for Minterne House

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Amanda Sent on 13/11/2023
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Amazing venue with very helpful staff.

My wife and I had our wedding reception at Minterne House on August 26, 2023.

The venue - Minterne House is an absolutely stunning venue, rich in both decadence and history, and was the perfect location for our wedding reception. As you meander up the drive you are instantly taken by the building and its surrounding landscape, a sentiment often repeated to us by our guests on the day, and that theme continues throughout as you explore the various rooms.

We had access to the property for the weekend and were able to utilise both the gardens and the various rooms for the entirety of our stay there, making it almost feel like a home away from home!

And for those having a church wedding - St Mary's in Cerne Abbas is a beautiful church and was only bested by the vicar and the surrounding community. Attending service there in the months running up to the wedding was a pleasure and made the whole process extra special.

Staff - The staff at Minterne House were extremely accommodating, particularly in the days running up to the wedding. They were happy to help wherever they could, even coming to the rescue to help with some last minute transport issues! Both Lord Digby and his staff should be extremely proud of what they do. A special thank you goes out to Georgina, who was so incredibly helpful during the whole process.

Overall, my wife and I could not recommend Minterne House enough! It was such a special day and we will be returning to the venue and its beautiful gardens in the near future.

Thank you again!

Pip & Amanda
Daisy S. Sent on 16/10/2023
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We had the most magical weekend at Minterne. The venue itself is spectacular and you will struggle to find anywhere half as magical but the whole team made the day so amazing. We were all so well looked after and everyone went above and beyond to make sure we enjoyed ourselves.
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Minterne Magna DT2 7AU Dorchester (Dorset)
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