Smedmore House

(7 reviews) 7 5
Kimmeridge Wareham Dorset BH20 5PG
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About Smedmore House

Kimmeridge, Wareham
Dorset, BH20 5PG

Hidden away in the Dorset countryside, with breath-taking views of the Jurassic Coast and surrounded by rolling hills, Smedmore House is a timeless and elegant wedding venue with a very friendly atmosphere.  It's the perfect place for you to start the next chapter of your life with the person you love.

One of Dorset’s finest Georgian Manor Houses, Smedmore offers an unparalleled level of tranquillity and intimacy for your wedding day. The house is licensed for weddings and civil ceremonies in a variety of different locations.  You can choose to say ‘I do’ in one of the elegant rooms inside, or, if the British weather holds good, you can hold your ceremony outdoors in the beautiful gardens or on the avenue with its views of the sea.  Smedmore House also boasts a stunning walled garden that where many couples choose to exchange vows, or hold their reception drinks before heading to the marquee for dinner.

For your reception, Smedmore’s pristine lawns make the ideal location for a large marquee site. With the  beautiful house as the backdrop, and the exotic walled garden for your drinks reception, there could be no more gorgeous a setting for you to celebrate surrounded by your loved ones.  It is expected that weekend wedding clients will take at least 2 nights accommodation in the historic house whcih sleeps 16 people in 8 very comfortable bedrooms. Smedmore does not have its own marquee and catering company but operates a list of recommended suppliers who offer a very wide range of options.  So there should be something for everyone.

The small and dedicated team at Smedmore will be on hand to assist with any part of the planning, and will be more than accommodating in allowing your wedding dreams to flower into reality.

For more information on how Smedmore House could play host to your perfect wedding, please do not hesitate to contact them.

• Situated in the beautiful Dorset countryside, with unspoiled views of the Jurassic Coast • Stunning Georgian Manor House set in two-acres of grounds, including an exotic walled garden • Licensed to host civil ceremonies in a variety of indoor and outdoor locations • Ample opportunity for you to capture unforgettable wedding photos • Gorgeous lawn area perfect for a marquee reception • Small and dedicated team on hand to help create a magical day

Facilities at Smedmore House

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Stately Home
Outdoor License
Coastal Weddings
Marquees and Tents
Unusual Weddings
Unique Weddings
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Changing Room for Guests
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Pets Welcome
Dining Options :
Allows Private Catering
Corkage Option
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator

Smedmore House Reviews (7)

Excellent Event
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By Vivian Dunn Father of the bride, on 04 Jun 2019Date of Wedding - 11 May 2019

We very much enjoyed our stay at Smedmore last weekend and the wedding went extremely well, helped by the unexpectedly good weather we had on the day! I have to say, Julie and her team at the house were superb and could not have been more helpful. They definitely contributed to the overall success of the event. And I must also mention the good work of Glyn in the garden, which looked wonderful.

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By Gillian Cohen, Mother of the Bride, on 04 Jun 2019Date of Wedding - 24 Aug 2018

We had the most amazing weekend with our family and friends. It was our daughter’s wedding weekend and Smedmore House was the perfect place to celebrate. The staff were so accommodating and helpful. Everyone so fantastic. Thank you so much and hope to see you again one day.

Thank you from the very bottom of our hearts!
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By Katy & Tom Middleditch, on 22 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 21 Jul 2018

A huge thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all the love, support, help and kindness that you have shown us both. From the first visit to Smedmore Julie has been unbelievably welcoming and it is fair to say that she, as well as the house, were the reasons we chose to have our special day here. Everyone has commented on the breath-taking views, the beautiful house and gardens. The house is absolutely exceptional with a vibrancy and character that is so unique. Keep doing what you are doing; its just fantastic here! We will never forget this weekend; the best day of our lives! Thank you so much

Truly perfect in every way
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By Bob & Giselle Cartwright, on 22 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 23 Jun 2018

One perfect week, a beautiful and very personal wedding and we don’t want to leave!! This now feels like our home! We have promised to come here and celebrate each and every wedding anniversary as this place holds such wonderful, happy and precious memories. Our family and friends have been overwhelmed with this glorious place, the location, the gardens, the history and yet its homeliness. The association with the Suffragette movement was particularly impressive. Thank you once again and see you next year Julie!!

Truly Magical
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By Mr and Mrs Lennox, parents of groom, on 22 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 16 Jun 2018

A truly magical experience! The wedding was half-Norwegian and half English so for them it was so lovely to see and experience such a slice of English history. All our thanks

Could not have hoped for anything more
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By Sebastian & Elisabeth Lennox, on 22 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 16 Jun 2018

We could not have hoped for a more perfect setting for our wedding weekend. The weather was absolutely glorious and we enjoyed the beautiful garden and view immensely. Our family and friends loved being able to stay in the house and we felt very much at home here. We would love to return again to enjoy everything that Smedmore has to offer.A special thanks to Julie, Charlotte, Sue and Gary for all their help in making our wedding weekend so memorable

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By Hannah & Sam Rees May, on 22 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 26 May 2018

What a marvellous place to get married. We couldn’t have imagined a more perfect place to celebrate our wedding. Smedmore House will be forever in our hearts.

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