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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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.
Wednesday 1st December 2021
Thursday 2nd December 2021
Monday 6th December 2021
Tuesday 7th December 2021
Wednesday 8th December 2021
Tuesday 14th December 2021
Thursday 16th December 2021
We also have the following dates for a discounted rate –
Thursday 30th December 2021 - £1,250
We do have other dates available throughout 2021, please contact for the full availbility.
Mill Lane BH23 7AU Christchurch (Dorset)