Type of Ceremony
Civil ceremony licensed
Humanist / Celebrant weddings
Weddings During COVID
1 to 9 guests
10 to 29 guests
One wedding per day
Live music permitted
Onsite car parking
What Our Couples Love
- Civil Ceremonines
- Wedding Receptions
- Exclusive Use
- Nestled in four acres of beautiful Dorset parkland
- Secluded Georgian Manor House
- Grand yet inviting
Frequently asked questions
Can we have exclusive use of the venue?
Yes, the entire family home is yours's exclusively on your wedding day.
Are you licenced for civil ceremonies?
Yes, in two locations, our Ceremony Pavilion and Drawing Room.
Can we have the wedding ceremony outdoors?
Yes we have several outdoor area's where a bespoke outdoor ceremony could be setup.
Do you charge corkage if we supply our own wine?
Yes Merlins our in house caterers do charge corkage.
Can we use our own caterers?
Unfortunately not, unless it was something separate to the wedding breakfast and evening food, such as a Coffee Tuk Tuk, Sweetie Cart, Hot Dogs, pop corn etc.
From what time can we get access to decorate the venue?
Access for decorating is 8am, Access for your wedding guests is 1 hour before your ceremony.
What time does the reception need to finish?
Are there noise restrictions if we have a live band?
There is a sound limiter which is limited to 96DB.
Are fireworks allowed?
Unfortunately due to being on the Bournemouth flight path, we are not allowed, however sparklers are allowed.
Is confetti allowed?
Yes, dried or fresh petals only.
Are candles allowed?
Yes, but naked flames would be required to be in a jar/holder which covers the wick. LED battery powered candles are required at night.
Is there a honeymoon or bridal suite?
Yes a getting ready suite, access from 8am for 6 guests. There is also a honeymoon suite for the newly weds.
Is there accommodation on site?
Yes for up to 18 guests.
Is there additional accommodation nearby?
Yes, we will give further details in the booking pack.
About Parley Manor
A country manor house wedding venue with a magnificent walled garden, in Christchurch, available with a civil license. Built in the early 17th Century our estate can also offer Marquee Wedding Reception space.
The wedding ceremony is held in the beautiful Pavilion and the wedding reception in an elegant marquee within the Italian-walled garden.
This country house garden wedding venue is exclusively yours for the whole of your wedding day.
Steeped in history, our romantic wedding venue is able to seat up to 150 guests for your wedding breakfast, with the option for 200 guests in the evening to party the night away.
We understand that your guests may be travelling from far and wide and our close proximity to Bournemouth and its airport make the journey easy.
The most special day of your life deserves the most magical of backdrops and so we invite you to say ‘I do’ at our exclusive wedding venue. Fall in love with our fairytale Dorset setting and begin your very own Happily Ever After...