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On since 2022

Last update: May 2024

Set in the tranquil Dorset countryside, St Giles House makes for your idyllic wedding venue. Providing an unforgettable and unique experience for you and your loved one to marry in a truly magical setting.

There are so many fantastic tales left to tell, so many exciting and romantic chapters still to write. It's time for you to take your place and be a part of the marvellous story of St Giles House.

St Giles House is licensed to hold wedding ceremonies in any of the principal rooms of the house and has a maximum capacity of 120 guests. If you're looking for an outdoor ceremony, The Lake Lawn hosts the most remarkable views across the grounds and estate, whilst the 18th-century Grotto, lined with shells brought back from the Caribbean, provides a unique and intimate ceremony location for up to 20 guests. If you're looking for a Church ceremony, St Giles Church is only at the end of the avenue. Hire a marching band to walk your guests from the church to the house for something a little different.

Known as the venue with the best-kept secret. If you're looking to dazzle your guests with the unexpected, our award-winning nightclub and speakeasy bar located in the basement will do just that. Take it from decadence to deca -"dance" in the evening.

Your booking with us includes a two-night stay in the 17th-century Riding House, as well as The Grooms Cottage, comprised of two Maisonettes that have been refurbished, sleeping 4 in each. Additional accommodation is also available in the Pepperpot Lodges and St Giles House bedrooms, meaning 42 guests+ can be accommodated on-site with other local options within walking distance.

It's time for you to be part of the marvellous story and begin your journey here at St Giles House. We look forward to meeting you.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Unusual weddings
Stately home
Marquees and tents
Woodland and festival
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Chapel or temple on-site
Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:


Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
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Reviews for St Giles House

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Lottie E. Sent on 04/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

The word perfect doesn’t even come close.

We can’t quite put into words yet how we feel after the weekend. The word perfect doesn’t even come close. Everything was seamless and we could not be more grateful to you for everything you did in the lead up to and on our wedding day. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. I’m sure you hear a lot from your couples that it was the best day of their lives but oh my goodness it was - we can’t stop crying!
Charlotte A. Sent on 17/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

You're all stars!

Just a short note to say a massive thank you from me and Jonny for this weekend. Not only was the venue even more perfect and beautiful than we remembered, but more importantly the organisation and support from your team was more than we could have hoped for! You allowed us to have a totally relaxed, seamless and perfect wedding.

So many people have commented to me that the staff and organisation were so friendly relaxed and that the whole thing was seamless, and that is all thanks to you. You really allowed us to relax and enjoy our wedding, and we had the absolute best weekend.
Erin Sent on 05/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic venue and great team

We had the best day of our lives at St Giles House. It was the best day of our lives because of the beauty and facilities of the venue as well as the dedicated and lovely team that work there. It is such a unique venue, with luxury accommodation to put your nearest and dearest in for the 2 nights either side of the wedding, and a fantastic basement nightclub and bar to enjoy the evening in. The library is a beautiful, romantic room for the wedding breakfast that gets even better in the evening when it's lit by candlelight. Highly recommend having 2 long banquet tables instead of many round tables so you're in amongst your guests plus the room is perfect for it. Lottie and Charlotte were a dream to work with - nothing was too much trouble and they were friendly, helpful and professional at all times. This isn't the kind of venue that gives you a package price and then if you want to use their cake stand, knife, candelabras, candle jars etc it's an extra cost - if they have it, you can use it. It's hard to describe the 'magic' of the place but it's definitely there - so many people commented on how stunning the venue is and everyone enjoyed themselves. We're so glad we chose this place! One other rather lovely thing is that they have a signature scent from True Grace - we got a candle in the Open Day goodie bag last year and actually bought a few more candles from the venue at our final planning meeting so that we can enjoy the scent (and the memories that it brings) at home. St Giles is on the pricier side of the venues in Dorset but it's worth it and it's hard not to fall in love with the place if you go to their open day and meet the team, which we'd also recommend. Stunning venue and fab team who listen to your ideas and requests - what's not to love?
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