Nestled in a pocket of six acres of woodlands, meadows and country fields, Abbots Court is a slice of Dorset heaven.
Located just off the A31, a mere 14 miles from Wimborne Minster or Poole makes it easily accessible for guests travelling to and from the wedding.
Weddings at Abbots Court offer guests the unique experience to enjoy a weekend (minimum) long experience with full and exclusive use of their country house, with onsite accommodation for 18-21 guests (plus the option of Glamping Pods in their glamping area).
Choose from their converted Victorian Stables or the Walled Garden for your ceremony, followed by the Pavilion and Walled Garden for your Wedding Breakfast and Evening Reception. Their part glazed pavilion boasts uninterrupted views of the garden with an outside bar, pizza oven, fire pit and pétanque lawn, all softly lit with subtle festoon. Round tables and a long top are available for the Wedding Breakfast with cross back oak chairs, subtle draping and impressive lighting. A fully stocked bar, designated stage, dancefloor and posh toilets mean you have everything on site for the perfect day.
The house itself sleeps up to 18 (plus 3 sofa beds) and they can also offer 6 Glamping Pods & 4 Bell Tents, each sleeping 2 beyond the Walled Garden – perfect for friends!
All catering is outsourced, and they have a varied, but excellent, list of suppliers that will ensure your day goes without a hitch. Food trucks for the evening reception is not a problem.
For the daytime reception, choose from their drinks packages or take your own Wine/Champagne for a corkage charge (limits apply). There will also be two bars operating on the day of the wedding.
Live bands are not an issue, and there will be a raised area by the dancefloor (in the Pavilion) for them to set up. Please note they are licensed for amplified music until 11pm with all guests off site by midnight, apart from those staying in the house and glamping pods.
We host weddings all year round but our licence only allows 30 to take place per year, here at Abbots we host wedding experiences rather than just a wedding day. By only accepting one wedding a week means you can enjoy a minimum 2 night stay removing so much of the stress. Special rates also applied for any additional nights required.
We have created a small but personal list of recommended suppliers that we know will exceed your expectations. We only ask that you use one of our recommended caterers and have ensured we have picked a variety of different styles to ensure you get what you want on the day.
If you choose to have the ceremony in the Victorian Stables our maximum capacity is 80 although our sit down capacity for the Wedding Breakfast is 120 and 150 for the Evening Reception. Additional guests can still attend the Wedding Breakfast even if they cannot attend the ceremony.
Yes, our sister property, Almer Manor is located less than 10 minutes from Abbots Court. A stunning Georgian Country House that can sleep up to 16. All our wedding couples are offered first refusal on Almer Manor when confirming a wedding with us.
Unfortunately due to the close proximity of the beautiful village of Winterborne Kingston we cannot have amplified music played outside after 11pm. Guests must be off site by midnight but this does not apply to guests staying overnight.
Yes, we have annual open days, usually in the Spring and/or Autumn. Please keep an eye on our social media for more information and how to attend.