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Last update: November 2023

The Orangery Suite is a wedding venue located in Dorset, England. This property features an elegant function room, meticulous landscaping, and a beautiful walled garden suited to intimate ceremonies and receptions. Quaint and charming, it is the perfect setting to tie the knot.

Facilities and Capacity

The Orangery Suite is a quiet and secluded countryside venue, just a mile from Wimborne in Dorset and easily accessible from Hampshire. For an open-air ceremony, you might exchange vows under their rustic-chic gazebo. After your ceremony, your guests can make their way out onto the terrace for a glass of bubbly while you slip away for your couples’ portraits. Popular photo spots include a bridge, gazebo and sunken garden. From there, you can continue the party outside in their stunning pagoda-style marquee, which can accommodate up to 85 guests banquet style. Indoor ceremonies and receptions are hosted in their newly renovated function room, accommodating up to 75 seated guests. You can enjoy mingling with loved ones to the sound of light background music for your evening entertainment.

Services Offered

Consult the expert team at The Orangery Suite to explore their full range of packages. They can help you with everything from organising your catering to planning your schedule of events. They are licensed to host civil ceremonies and offer couples exclusive access to their property for their special day. They also encourage you to take advantage of their garden to enjoy activities like croquet, pétanque, crazy golf, and beach volleyball with your guests. Parking, changing room, and disabled facilities are available on-site.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Unusual weddings
Historic
Marquees and tents
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities

Evening entertainment:

Marquee available

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Changing room for wedding guests
Pet-friendly
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Reviews for The Orangery Suite

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Chani Sent on 11/12/2019
5 out of 5 rating
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 Sent on 11/12/2019
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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 Sent on 11/12/2019
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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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Rob Sent on 06/12/2018
5 out of 5 rating

... 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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Maria Sent on 06/12/2018
5 out of 5 rating

... 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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Stacey Sent on 06/12/2018
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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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Karen Sent on 06/12/2018
5 out of 5 rating

... 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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Hayley Sent on 06/12/2018
5 out of 5 rating

... 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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Matthew Sent on 06/12/2018
5 out of 5 rating

... 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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Louise Sent on 06/12/2018
5 out of 5 rating

... 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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Lynette Sent on 06/12/2018
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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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Kayleigh Sent on 06/12/2018
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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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Rebecca Sent on 06/12/2018
5 out of 5 rating

... 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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Daniel Sent on 21/08/2017
5 out of 5 rating
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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Matthew Sent on 21/08/2017
5 out of 5 rating
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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