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On since 2021

Last update: May 2024

Upton Country Park with its award winning venue and gardens, is a Ceremonies and Reception venue. The stunning Grade II* Georgian House and beautiful Walled Garden provides grandeur, exclusivity and a wonderful atmosphere for your special day. Our beautiful Walled Garden provides a glorious setting for a summer wedding celebration with up to 500 friends & family!

Civil wedding ceremonies are held in the magnificent Georgian splendour of Upton House, which is made available for your exclusive use. Our largest state room, the Drawing Room, can hold a maximum of 70 guests whilst our Study can hold up to 45 guests. For smaller more intimate ceremonies our Library or Morning Room which can hold up to 20 guests are stunning backdrops for these intimate ceremonies.

Whichever you choose, members of the Wedding Team will be on hand to ensure that everything goes smoothly for your special day, leaving you to simply enjoy it!

After your ceremony, you are invited to make use of the stunning parkland and gardens for your wedding photographs. For those special ‘couple’ shots, you are free to wander down to the beautiful Walled Garden or capture Poole Harbour as a backdrop from the Park at the shoreline.

Whether you have held your ceremony with us or have married elsewhere, Upton House can be hired exclusively for your Reception. With access to the five ground floor rooms, you will feel as if it is your very own home for the day, creating the perfect ambience for your celebrations.

The Drawing Room and adjoining Library can accommodate 70 guests for a delicious sit-down Wedding Breakfast of your choice. Up to 150 guests can be invited for your evening celebrations and this is where the House can create a particularly wonderful atmosphere for your special day. Your choice of entertainment, be it a band or DJ, a casino or even a photo booth, can all be accommodated in one of the many state rooms and we are happy to discuss all your ideas for making your day personal to you.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Stately home
Marquees and tents
Outdoor license

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Corkage option
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Evening reception facilities

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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Reviews for Upton House & Country Park

4.7 out of 5 rating
4.7 out of 5 rating
8 reviews
94% recommend it
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    4.8 out of 5 rating
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  • Professionalism
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Value for money
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.6 out of 5 rating
Lesley R. Sent on 28/04/2024
3.8 out of 5 rating

Great day, all needs taken care of

We would thoroughly recommend Upton House as a wedding venue. It was a grand, beautiful setting but still reasonably priced, and we loved that we could have a small ceremony and big reception all in the same place. Food was lovely and several guests told us what a wonderful day they’d had. We also had the best day ever, which we will remember forever. Only small criticism was that we didn’t always get a fast response when planning the day, but it all came together amazingly in the end.
Marvellousash Sent on 16/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

100% Recommended

Cannot fault them. Beautiful location. Day went off without any problems, if I could redo the wedding planning all over again, I would always choose this venue. Staff were so helpful and friendly. Particularly the coordinators and security.
Heidi C. Sent on 17/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Lovely day

Communication prior to the wedding was great. I lovely day, the lady who helped organise was very friendly during our meetings. Reasonably priced. Lovely staff. Thank you for a lovely day
L Mathura Sent on 04/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful Venue and team!

We had our full wedding day at Upton Country Park with the very good value Ultimate Wedding Package. It was a fantastic day at a stunning venue and very well organised. Lauren and her team at Upton House were just brilliant. No request was too much and they were there all the time helping things tick along to plan. They made it as stress free as they possibly could. Thank you to everyone at Upton House for making our special so easy and seamless!
Rachel W. Sent on 21/09/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Everything we'd hoped for!

Having taken many a walk together around Upton Country Park, the opportunity to hold our wedding reception here was too good to miss! The reasonable pricing compared to many other venues made this feasible and it's such a beautiful venue, especially the library and bar area. Lauren was helpful and flexible at each stage of the planning and preparation the day before the wedding to fit with our other commitments. Lauren ensured everything ran smoothly on the day and we all had an amazing time.
Rebecca C. Sent on 03/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding Reception

Our main contact was with Lauren, who was professional, friendly, accommodating and extremely helpful.
We were overseas when we liaised with Lauren for the Wedding reception, she went above and beyond to make sure everything ran smoothly.
The venue was beautiful and did not need a lot of decoration to create an ambiance.
We were given time the night before to set up and decorate which was extremely helpful and ensured that the day ran smoothly. Lauren stayed overtime to help us with the flowers and decorating the day before.
All of our guests loved the location and the overall appearance of the venue, it was a perfect size for us and we were able to alter the table layout to meet our preferences.
Sarah Sent on 29/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A beautiful venue, in a place we can return to

Extremely helpful wedding planning with the events team! The venue was so beautiful and it’s so great we can go back to the venue as well.
Paula Sent on 23/01/2006
4 out of 5 rating

A beautiful venue for civil wedding ceremonies.

We wanted to get married somewhere that had the wow feeling of a church but without the religious side to it.
Upton House was perfect, the staff were helpful, we had some fantastic photos taken and all of our guests were delighted.
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05 Oct
Open Door

Discover your perfect wedding venue- the historic Upton House state rooms will be dressed for a Wedding Ceremony and Reception.

Meet their Wedding and Events team to get help and advice planning your big day at Upton House.

Date: 05/10/2024 Schedule all day
Place: Poole Road, Upton, Dorset


Poole Road BH17 7BJ Upton (Dorset)
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