Type of Ceremony
Civil ceremony licensed
Humanist / Celebrant weddings
College, School or University
Marquee Site / Rent my Field
BBQ & Hog Roasts
One wedding per day
Live music permitted
Onsite car parking
What Our Couples Love
- Outdoor Ceremonies
- Animal Encounters
- In House Wedding Planning Team
- Countryside Location
- Stately Home
- Exclusive Use
- Rowboat Hire
- Exceptional Gardens
- Ample Free Parking
- Great Transport Links
Frequently asked questions
Can we have exclusive use of the venue?
Yes! The Main House is exclusively yours for your special day.
Are you licenced for civil ceremonies?
Yes - we have 5 internal rooms that are licenced, as well as two outdoor ceremony locations.
Can we have the wedding ceremony outdoors?
Absolutely! We have two beautiful outdoor ceremony locations which can seat up to 100 people.
Do you charge corkage if we supply our own wine?
We do charge corkage yes - please contact us for more information.
Can we use our own caterers?
We have an in-house catering team who offer a range of menus to suit all budgets. They are exceptionally flexible and can help you create your perfect menu if you don't find something you like. You are however welcome to use external suppliers for things like sweet carts or added bits like that.
From what time can we get access to decorate the venue?
Typically from 9am on the day of your wedding. However, if there is no event the day before you are welcome to set up the evening before. Please discuss your requirements with your Wedding Coordinator and we will of course always do our best to be as flexible as possible.
What time does the reception need to finish?
The bar will close at 23:30 with carriages at midnight however we aren't restricted if you want to extend timings. Extensions are priced at £100 per additional 30 minutes.
Are there noise restrictions if we have a live band?
Not at all - you can be as noisy as you like!
Is confetti allowed?
Please only bio-degradable or natural confetti. Our gardens and lake are so beautiful and we'd hate to pollute them with plastic!
Are fireworks allowed?
Sadly because of our animal park, we are unable to permit fireworks. Sparklers are fine though!
Are candles allowed?
Absolutely! We can source them or if you'd prefer to bring your own, that's fine too.
Is there a honeymoon or bridal suite?
Is there accommodation on site?
Sadly not at this time.
Is there additional accommodation nearby?
We are partnered with a range of local accommodation offerings - please contact us for more information.
About Kingston Maurward House
Kingston Maurward House is set within the rolling hills of the Dorset countryside. Offering 5 exquisite internal rooms and 2 external ceremony locations in our stunning gardens, we offer the ideal venue, catering for all budgets and sizes.
With 5 internal state rooms and 2 external locations licensed for Wedding Ceremonies, Kingston Maurward is the ideal venue for your special day.
Set against the backdrop of the natural beauty of Dorset's outstanding countryside, your entire wedding day can be held at one venue on any day of the week. We are also available for ceremony or reception only hire and our experience in-house Wedding Team will be more than happy to discuss your thoughts and ideas.
Offering a range of locally sourced menus, our professional catering team will help you find the right meal for your celebration. With everything from BBQs to luxury 4 course dining experiences, we are sure to find something to suit your tastes and budget.
Booking a wedding with Kingston Maurward gives you and your guests full access to our curated gardens. With the sparkling lake in the background and plenty of hidden nooks and secret gardens, your photographer will be spoiled for choice when helping you plan exactly where you'd like to commemorate your special day.
There are many reasons why Kingston Maurward is a unique venue, but in particular guests can enjoy row-boat hire on the lake, or why not book our giant garden games, or perhaps an alpaca meet and greet or runner duck racing to entertain your guests while you're exploring the gardens with your photographer?
Our Wedding Team offers exceptional service every time.
Welcome to Kingston Maurward – the perfect setting for your celebration.