Mapperton

Tucked away in the tranquil village of Mapperton, just two miles from Beaminster and in the heart of the Dorset countryside, Mapperton is a magnificent wedding venue.

  • A Jacobean manor house set in 15 acres of glorious grounds
  • An impressive Garden Pavilion and Orangery

All about Mapperton

Located in a plush pocket of beautiful Dorset countryside, the Jacobean Mapperton manor house, and its 15 acres of glorious grounds, is quite simply stunning and the perfect location for a romantic country wedding.

Welcoming and warm, Mapperton is a unique wedding venue with elegant style; from the enchanting manor house and the award-winning gardens, to the medieval church, the impressive Garden Pavilion and Orangery, it is a memorable and magical place to get married.

Voted the nation’s finest manor house by Country Life magazine, Mapperton is full of history and character, creating a superb backdrop for any wedding celebration.

The house stands proudly in a valley garden deep in a lost Dorset combe among tumbling hills and rolling countryside. The sprawling grounds descend from the croquet lawn through to the formal topiary and down to the wild garden, offering an outstanding unspoilt landscape. Couples can explore the pretty tree-lined paths which lead to secret archways and the pond, all the while enjoying the scent of roses and lavender hanging in the air.

For those wanting to make the most of the idyllic views, you can exchange vows in the open air at the Garden Pavilion. Constructed with natural stone, the Pavilion is grand yet inviting. The four pillars at the front give it an imposing presence while its position at the edge of the lawn surrounded by fine shrubs and specimen plants provides an unparalleled country garden setting.

Alternatively, Mapperton is also home to All Saints Church, a medieval church boasting attractive stained glass windows. From the authentic stone floor and classic wooden pews to the striking chandeliers and beautiful carvings by the altar, the church is simple and exquisite at the same time, and ideal for an intimate blessing.

The Orangery offers a resplendent location for a civil ceremony or drinks reception. Traditional in style, the stone building boasts full height arched windows along one side, allowing natural light to flood the room, while intricate stonework lines the roof. With doors that open up into the garden, guests can sip champagne overlooking the formal gardens and water features.

In addition, a marquee can be situated in the midst of the expansive croquet lawn adjacent to the house. Light and airy, the marquee has lots of windows allowing guests enjoy the scenic views, and comes with white draping and a neutral floor, offering couples the chance to personalise the space.

Secluded, sophisticated and stylish, Mapperton – as the nation’s finest manor house - is a truly unforgettable wedding venue.

All about Mapperton

Located in a plush pocket of beautiful Dorset countryside, the Jacobean Mapperton manor house, and its 15 acres of glorious grounds, is quite simply stunning and the perfect location for a romantic country wedding.

Welcoming and warm, Mapperton is a unique wedding venue with elegant style; from the enchanting manor house and the award-winning gardens, to the medieval church, the impressive Garden Pavilion and Orangery, it is a memorable and magical place to get married.

Voted the nation’s finest manor house by Country Life magazine, Mapperton is full of history and character, creating a superb backdrop for any wedding celebration.

The house stands proudly in a valley garden deep in a lost Dorset combe among tumbling hills and rolling countryside. The sprawling grounds descend from the croquet lawn through to the formal topiary and down to the wild garden, offering an outstanding unspoilt landscape. Couples can explore the pretty tree-lined paths which lead to secret archways and the pond, all the while enjoying the scent of roses and lavender hanging in the air.

For those wanting to make the most of the idyllic views, you can exchange vows in the open air at the Garden Pavilion. Constructed with natural stone, the Pavilion is grand yet inviting. The four pillars at the front give it an imposing presence while its position at the edge of the lawn surrounded by fine shrubs and specimen plants provides an unparalleled country garden setting.

Alternatively, Mapperton is also home to All Saints Church, a medieval church boasting attractive stained glass windows. From the authentic stone floor and classic wooden pews to the striking chandeliers and beautiful carvings by the altar, the church is simple and exquisite at the same time, and ideal for an intimate blessing.

The Orangery offers a resplendent location for a civil ceremony or drinks reception. Traditional in style, the stone building boasts full height arched windows along one side, allowing natural light to flood the room, while intricate stonework lines the roof. With doors that open up into the garden, guests can sip champagne overlooking the formal gardens and water features.

In addition, a marquee can be situated in the midst of the expansive croquet lawn adjacent to the house. Light and airy, the marquee has lots of windows allowing guests enjoy the scenic views, and comes with white draping and a neutral floor, offering couples the chance to personalise the space.

Secluded, sophisticated and stylish, Mapperton – as the nation’s finest manor house - is a truly unforgettable wedding venue.

Key Info

Civil Licence 400
Outdoor Wedding Capacity 400
Marquee Dining Capacity 400

When are you thinking of getting married?

Mapperton is beautiful all year round, but which is the ideal season for your special day?

The idyllic gardens that accompany this spectacular manor house are the perfect location to mingle with your guests and enjoy the stunning rural surroundings. Enjoy a drinks reception on the lawn or strolling through the manicured gardens, making the most of the endless, amazing photo opportunities.

For a unique place to exchange vows, the Garden Pavilion is a wonderful option. This charming stone structure sits in the delightful garden, with space for plenty of seats on the lawn for your guests. Soak up the sun and tie the knot al fresco for a truly unforgettable wedding day.

Could this be the perfect venue for you?

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