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.
Reviews for Smedmore House
Recommended by 100% of couples
Vivian Dunn Father of the bride · Married on 11/05/2019
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.Sent on 04/06/2019
Gillian Cohen, Mother of the Bride · Married on 24/08/2018
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.Sent on 04/06/2019
Katy & Tom Middleditch · Married on 21/07/2018
Thank you from the very bottom of our hearts!
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 muchSent on 22/10/2018