Complimentary bottle of champagne for the bride and groom for weddings booked before June 30th 2021
Your initial contact must be made through Guides for Brides. Terms & conditions
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Type of Ceremony
Civil ceremony licensed
Marquee Site / Rent my Field
Weddings During COVID
1 to 9 guests
10 to 29 guests
30 to 99 guests
BBQ & Hog Roasts
One wedding per day
Live music permitted
Onsite car parking
What Our Couples Love
- Historical Country House Wedding Venue, with Ceremony License
- Available with Exclusive use, and Guest Accommodation
- Stunning Gardens, for your Wedding Photography Backdrop
- Friendly and flexible team providing a bespoke service for each couple
- A grand house with a welcoming and warm atmosphere that welcomes guests like a warm embrace
Frequently asked questions
Can we have exclusive use of the venue?
Yes, our couples have exclusive use of Minterne House allowing you to enjoy our beautiful venue.
Are you licenced for civil ceremonies?
Yes, we have a variety of rooms that are licensed for civil ceremonies.
Do you charge corkage if we supply our own wine?
No! We do not charge corkage unless you require us to dispose of your bottles and then we charge £3 per bottle.
Can we use our own caterers?
We ask that you use our recommended caterers as they know our venue and the standards we expect - they are excellent. If you would like to use you own caterers this will come at an additional charge and be at our discretion.
From what time can we get access to decorate the venue?
We work with couples on an individual basis, however, access is granted the evening before your wedding from 17:00 or 08:00 on the morning of your day.
Are there noise restrictions if we have a live band?
No; we just ask that live music ends before 23:00.
Are fireworks allowed?
Yes; Minterne House is perfect for a fireworks display and we excel at these!
Is confetti allowed?
Yes, we allow confetti but ask that this is biodegradable and 'green'. We recommend two suppliers for this.
Are candles allowed?
Candles and naked flame are allowed at the venue, however, the location of these needs to be agreed with the venue.
Is there a honeymoon or bridal suite?
We have a beautiful bridal suite overlooking Minterne grounds.
Is there accommodation on site?
There is indeed! We have the bridal suite along with additional ensuite bedrooms in the house.
Is there additional accommodation nearby?
There are a number of local pubs and hotels nearby for a variety of budgets.
What time does the reception need to finish?
We ask that receptions finish at midnight, giving you and your guests ample time to celebrate your special day.
Special Guides for Brides offers
Minterne House wedding deal
Complimentary wedding suite
Book before 1st Jan 2022 and enjoy a complimentary night in our wedding suite!
Terms and conditions
Wedding must be confirmed before 1st Jan 2022!
Bridal suite only available to the wedding couple
About Minterne House
Micro & macro weddings, always macro love.
Perfect for intimate & larger weddings, Minterne House is a private family home steeped in history. Boasting beautiful rooms it provides you with a perfect setting from ceremony start to starlit end.
We at Minterne House pride ourselves in offering an unforgettable and bespoke day for you and your guests.
A unique country house in an unequalled setting, Minterne offers the perfect backdrop for your wedding with exclusive use of the house and gardens. Understanding that every wedding is unique, we are proud to work with our couples offering the flexibility and support to create your perfect day, from ceremony start to starlit end.
Our private rooms were conceived with entertaining in mind from our exclusive rooms that can be adjusted to your every need, to sumptuous gardens to host the ultimate al-fresco experience, Minterne House has it all; and all right in the heart of Dorset.
Whether you are looking for stately home style, or to design your very own marquee venue, we are here to help create your perfect day
We are dedicated to working with you on an individual basis to provide the most flexible arrangements for your day.
Pricing info shown in the listing summary:
Based on a typical wedding reception for 80 guests, including venue hire, wedding breakfast, drinks package and evening buffet.