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The Orangery Suite

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Wimbourne, Dorset View map Visit website
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Starting at £1,295
15 to 85 Guests

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Starting at £1,295
15 to 85 Guests

As one of Dorset's hidden treasures, The Orangery Suite is an attractive and unique venue for intimate and personal wedding ceremonies and receptions.

With exclusive use of the beautifully landscaped walled garden, The Orangery is an idyllic setting for a couple's special day.

The recently refurbished room can seat 75 people for the ceremony; we are now also able to offer outdoor wedding ceremonies. After the ceremony, guests can make their way out onto the terrace for a drinks reception whilst the newly married couple have photographs taken in the elegant grounds.

Our stunning pagoda-style marquee can accommodate up to 85 guests for the reception meal and is included in the venue hire price.

Whilst background music is welcome, the tranquil location means that discos are not suitable for The Orangery Suite. However, there is another venue just a short walk away, or others within a few minutes drive that will accommodate your evening function.

The Orangery is in a quiet and secluded countryside location, just a mile from Wimborne in Dorset, and is easily accessible from all parts of Dorset and Hampshire.

The historic setting and spacious grounds make The Orangery Suite the perfect venue for a relaxed and stylish day to remember.

  • The Orangery Suite is licensed to perform marriages and civil partnership ceremonies, within the stunning grounds or in The Orangery Suite.
  • A wide variety of catering is available.
  • Why not make use of our extensive activities within the walled garden, such as croquet, pétanque, crazy golf, beach volleyball and many more.
  • The grounds are not open to the public, so your wedding party would enjoy exclusive use of the beautifully landscaped walled garden and facilities.
  • Many photo opportunities within the grounds including a bridge, gazebo and sunken garden.
  • Please contact us for prices, availability, and further information about hiring The Orangery Suite for your wedding.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Unusual Weddings
Historic
Marquees and Tents
Civil Ceremony Licence
Outdoor License
Unique Weddings

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Corkage Option
Allows Private Catering
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Changing Room for Guests
Pets Welcome

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    Chani Married on 24/07/2019
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    2 weeks ago on a beautiful sunny sunshine day, Simon and I got married at The Orangery Suite. We wished for a simple ceremony and afterwards, an informal afternoon tea party with our families and friends. The Orangery was just the perfect setting. Graham was friendly and approachable regardless of how many times I phoned him with different queries and requests. He manages everything without fuss. The venue is beautifully kept and we were able to decorate the marquee and tables as we wished. Garden games were such a bonus to keep the children and adults amused! Sorrels did our catering and it was obvious that Graham and Sorrels worked well together. We would recommend them hugely. Thank you both for a lovely day!
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    Stella Married on 02/06/2019
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    5 stars!!

    The Orangery Suite is an absolutely incredible venue! Graham and team were amazing from start to finish. Graham and team allowed us to decorate the venue exactly how we wanted it and make it our own which we felt was such a lovely thing for us to be able to do. The grounds themselves are absolutely stunning, I recommend you go and see for yourselves! The games scattered around the venue were fantastic and a lot of our guests made use of these – laughing whilst doing so. No one was bored as there is so much fun to be had, the grounds are massive too so lots of space. It was so affordable, in fact, we couldn’t believe how reasonable it was! I searched for all sorts of venues when we got engaged and The Orangery Suite is by far the best venue, the best location, the best price and the best fun! Our wedding was relaxed which is what we wanted, the birds sang from start to finish which made it all the more special for us. When we booked The Orangery Suite we were planning to get married inside The Orangery Suite venue which is stunning, however shortly before our big day, Graham advised us that they are now licensed for outdoor ceremonies which we grabbed with both hands! The Marquee in the centre of the grounds is beautiful and perfect for events, it is spacious and bright, it made for an amazing day and our photos are amazing as a result. We highly recommend The Orangery Suite for any event, you can’t go wrong! Thank you to Graham and team at The Orangery Suite for everything, you guys are incredible and we couldn’t be happier!
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    Jodie Married on 25/05/2019
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    Still on a high from our big day on Saturday; we could not have had a better day. Graham and all the staff were so attentive and always on hand throughout the day and beforehand. Given the freedom of a blank canvas, we had so much fun getting creative to bring some personal decor and touches to this place, and were so pleased with how our homespun wedding turned out! Our guests couldn’t have paid any more compliments to this beautiful venue, it really was perfect - the weather helped too, as the games went down a treat! Thanks again Graham, we’d do it all again in a heartbeat!
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    Kayleigh Married on 29/09/2018
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    ... perfect in every way

    Thank you so much for everything you did for us on our wedding day !!!! It was all perfect in every way !! You provided an outstanding level of service and quality and we are truly grateful for everything you did
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    Karen Married on 28/08/2018
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    ... a chance of fun for all

    My daughter got married here August bank holiday last year and it was amazing. The staff were lovely, really friendly and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble and the guests said it was not only a wedding but a day out for all too. A chance of fun for all. A real family and friends day.
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    Lynette Married on 21/08/2018
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    ... perfect place for all ages

    Such a beautiful place! Everyone that came to our wedding reception here really enjoyed it. It was a perfect place for all ages and the children had lots of fun in a safe environment. Thank you very much to the staff at the Orangery Suite
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    Louise Married on 13/08/2018
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    ... highly recommend it

    I photographed a wedding here on Monday and it was so lovely. We had all different types of weather, sun, rain, dark grey clouds, and it looked beautiful at every stage. It’s so picturesque and there are games on the ground to entertain everyone, from croquet, to chess, there are various seating areas for photographs, it’s a beautiful little place. The reception was in a lovely marquee, and they did a barbecue for the wedding party. There’s a little bar inside too. I highly recommend it
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    Maria Married on 21/07/2018
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    ... best day ever

    Thank you so much for the best day ever. We had such a good day. Everyone one had a great time and commented on how beautiful the Orangery was
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    Rebecca Married on 26/05/2018
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    ... fun wedding

    We chose The Orangery Suite in late May for the ceremony and daytime reception for our wedding because we wanted a fun wedding where our guests could relax and keep themselves entertained too. Needless to say, The Orangery Suite delivered! The grounds are beautiful and offered ample room for 60-70 guests to explore and discover various games dotted around. The ceremony room and the gazebo were great too, but the outdoor areas were the real stars of the show. Even for such a long reception (we had the venue booked for 7 hours), I was never worried that the guests would get bored and heard only great feedback from them
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    Stacey Married on 06/04/2018
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    ... most perfect day

    Kate and I just wanted to say a massive thank you for yesterday. It was the most perfect day and we are so pleased we picked The Orangery Suite for our wedding. Thank you again so much for helping make our day so special.
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    Rob Married on 12/08/2017
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    ... everything was perfect

    We would just like to say a massive thank you to you and your team for everything you did to make our day go smoothly. Everything was perfect and you facilitated our needs perfectly. We really appreciated the time you spent with us before the day and your unobtrusive presence throughout the day. Everybody loved the venue, and its the perfect place for what we needed.
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    Daniel Married on 12/08/2017
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    An absolutely perfect day! A big thank you from myself and Gemma Riggs to Graham and all the staff from the Orangery, and also the team from Sorrells, you were all fantastic
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    Hayley Married on 05/08/2017
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    ... perfect venue for relaxed summer wedding

    We got married here just over 2 weeks ago. This was the first and only venue we viewed for our wedding....as soon as we set foot in the gardens we knew it was the perfect venue for the relaxed summer wedding that we wanted! We didn't want a hotel or country house as we didn't like how the day was too 'structured' and we wanted something a bit different. We wanted to be able to choose how our day went and change the order of things as we pleased. The Orangery Suite lets you decorate things exactly as you want them and you have the whole venue to put your own stamp on. The huge range of garden games were an added bonus as free entertainment for our wedding guests and they were really popular on the day. Unfortunately, despite it being July, it was drizzly on and off throughout the day but it definitely didn't ruin anything and Graham was really helpful with changing things around for us, plus it still stayed dry at the times we needed it to and we got all our outside pics. I wish we could have our wedding all over again just to go back to the Orangery Suite, it really is stunning with so many great backdrops for photos. Thanks so much Graham! This is the perfect hidden gem for weddings and we will try to find any excuse to have another party here at some point.
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    Hayley Married on 28/07/2017
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    We got married here just over 2 weeks ago. This was the first and only venue we viewed for our wedding....as soon as we set foot in the gardens we knew it was the perfect venue for the relaxed summer wedding that we wanted! We didn't want a hotel or country house as we didn't like how the day was too 'structured' and we wanted something a bit different. We wanted to be able to choose how our day went and change the order of things as we pleased. The Orangery Suite lets you decorate things exactly as you want them and you have the whole venue to put your own stamp on. The huge range of garden games were an added bonus as free entertainment for our wedding guests and they were really popular on the day. Unfortunately, despite it being July, it was drizzly on and off throughout the day but it definitely didn't ruin anything and Graham was really helpful with changing things around for us, plus it still stayed dry at the times we needed it to and we got all our outside pics.
    I wish we could have our wedding all over again just to go back to the Orangery Suite, it really is stunning with so many great backdrops for photos. Thanks so much Graham! This is the perfect hidden gem for weddings and we will try to find any excuse to have another party here at some point.
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    Matthew Married on 03/06/2017
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    ... venue is stunning

    My wife and I got married at The Orangery Suite on June 3rd 2017 and we could not fault it. The venue is stunning and with so many activities it gave our guests so much to do and stay entertained. Graham was always on hand and ready to help when we needed it. The venue is really good for photographs and allows for some more relaxed action shots when playing games. We couldn't imagine having our wedding anywhere else.

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