Sopley Mill

Mill Lane, Christchurch (Dorset) BH23 7AU Map · Telephone · Website
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About Sopley Mill

Sopley Mill still has the stunning original features of the watermill with its oak beams, incredible views over the Avon water meadows and flanked on both sides by the river Avon. The wild location is stunning and completely private without a house in view – and just minutes from Bournemouth and Christchurch!

There are 3 main floors to the building linked by a lift. The top floor (3rd floor) has seating space for 100 and a kitchen. The 2nd floor has a dance floor and ceremony room on it and the ground floor is a chill out/drinks area. We have two rooms which are licensed for weddings ceremonies as well as the option to get married outside on the terrace. There is also a bridal suite for your use on the day. In the summer months, the huge terrace is the ideal reception spot but in case it rains there is plenty of room on the ground floor for 100 people to have drinks inside. And in the winter months two log fires, plenty of candles and twinkly lights make the Mill warm, cosy and very romantic. Although the Mill fits 100 for a sit-down wedding breakfast it can fit 140 for a more informal style wedding or if you want more evening guests.

Whether your wedding is small and intimate or a larger affair, the Mill is the perfect venue for you. We offer two different options for couples wanting to use this incredible building for their wedding. Option 1 is just hiring the building and creating your own fantastic day. This is for couples who want to design their own wedding and make sure it is completely unique. Option 2 is for those who want a bit more help and guidance and would like the Sopley Mill team to organise your day with you. For anyone wanting to organise their own day we work with some great, well known and trusted suppliers who can make planning your big day a breeze. But that is up to you, you may prefer to do it yourself.

  • Licensed for Civil marriages
  • Sopley Mill is a very private exclusive use venue with stunning views
  • There is no corkage charge at the Mill
  • Onsite parking for 80 cars
  • Good local hotels for accommodation
  • Lift access for top floors
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131 Reviews for Sopley Mill

Recommended by 100% of couples


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  • Quality of the Service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value for Money 5.0
  • Response time 5.0

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131 Sopley Mill Reviews
  • Rachel

    Rachel O'shea · Married on 11/09/2020

    5.0
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    • Value for Money:
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    • Flexibility:
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    Wonderful place, wonderful people

    We were due to get married at Sopley Mill in June 2020 but COVID-19 meant we had to postpone. David and the team at Sopley Mill were amazing at helping us rearrange our wedding and found a suitable alternative date for us and we were able to have our blessing ceremony and wedding reception at the mill on 11th September.
    I can't even begin to explain how much hard work the team must have put in to make sure our wedding and the weddings of other couples were able to go ahead during this strange time. They were wonderful at replying to emails and questions and put together lots of information to help us plan our day and keep our guests safe.

    The venue is utterly beautiful and well worth a visit. The gardens are gorgeous and flanked by rivers and open countryside. The mill building has been renovated to a high standard and is full of character and charm. My favourite part of the building is definitely the interior window over the river running under the mill.

    Sopley Mill is a great venue because they have a list of recommended suppliers which are all high-quality and experienced professionals.

    We chose to have an all day DJ service which was run by WePerform. The venue does have a decibel limit due to the proximity of the neighbours, however, this was definitely not an issue. The music was great and we were able to have a lovely evening.

    The bar service was also run by the in-house bar team, Tom's Bar. Their service was equally excellent and the staff were clearly experienced in working at the venue and ensuring weddings run smoothly.

    We chose the catering company Red Cherry which was fantastic. They have extensive food catering options and many meal choices which all sound delicious. The food was great and lots of our guests complimented the meals. Wayne is also very flexible and fun to work with.

    I would highly recommend holding your wedding or other event at Sopley Mill. It's an idyllic venue run by lovely, kind, professional and hard-working staff. I'm just very sad that I won't get the chance to go back any time soon!

    Sent on 16/09/2020
  • Richard

    Richard Crawley · Married on 02/02/2020

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    The perfect location with perfect support

    Where do I start. Having chosen Sopley Mill as our venue the support was superb. All questions/concerns answered fully. The recommended suppliers all provided an excellent service plus the support on the day was second to none

    Sent on 14/09/2020
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    Isabelle Ward · Married on 17/08/2020

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    Wedding Day

    Sopley Mill was the most beautiful setting for our August wedding. The Sopley team and their suppliers worked tirelessly to ensure our day ran as perfectly and problem free as it could & they succeeded! A true fairy tale location.

    Sent on 15/09/2020

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Sopley Mill FAQ

  • Venue Type:
    Exclusive Use
    In the Country
    Historic
    Civil Ceremony Licence
    Barn
  • Dining Options:
    Seated Meal Facilities
    Corkage Option
    Allows Private Catering
    Alcohol Licence
    Buffet Meal Facilities
  • Evening Entertainment:
    Dance Floor
    Entertainment Licence
    Evening Reception Facilities
    DJ Facilities
  • Other Features:
    Disabled Facilities
    Car Parking
    Pets Welcome

2 Wedding Deals & Discounts

  • Sopley Mill 1
    2020 Dates

    Occasionally we do have cancellations or last-minute availability that we are able to offer at incredible prices. We have the following dates available for only £1,000.

    Friday 23rd October 2020

    Thursday 29th October 2020

    Saturday 19th December 2020

    Monday 28th December 2020

  • Sopley Mill 2
    Saturdays in August 2021

    We have a fantastic offer running at the moment for any available Saturday in August 2021 -

    WAS £6,295 NOW ONLY £4,000

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