Smedmore House is a very special, exclusive Dorset manor house for Weddings and Civil Ceremonies.
With sea views, the timeless beauty and friendly atmosphere of Smedmore House helps create an unbelievably romantic, and magical country wedding.
Smedmore House is licensed for Civil Ceremonies. These can take place either in one of 5 elegant rooms inside the house – the Front Hall, Dining Room, Drawing Room, Cedar Room and Inner Hall -or outside in the grounds. The Summer House in the Walled Garden has a licence but many couples prefer to make their vows in the avenue with its views to the sea – and then to complete the formalities inside the house.
The lawn at the front of the house makes an excellent marquee site with the backdrop of the Georgian house and with sea views to one side and the rolling hills on the other. The walled garden to the side of the house offers a delightfully sheltered spot for your drinks reception among the many exotic plants.
Smedmore House hosts about 12 larger marquee wedding each year and also many smaller mid-week ceremonies followed by a short drinks reception.
It is expected that anyone having a weekend wedding will also take the accommodation within the house for a minimum of two nights. The main house sleeps 16 and there is now the additional option of the Garden Wing for a further 3 couples.
Smedmore House has a recommended list of suppliers for both catering and marquees.
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Prices range for that for a simple mid-week ceremony to the facility fee for a full reception for up to 150 people and 2 nights accommodation.