The Setting

Deans Court is an elegant historic house set in ancient gardens, a stone’s throw from the centre of Wimborne Minster in Dorset.

Run by William and Ali Hanham, Deans Court has been in William’s family for nearly 500 years. Today the estate hosts a venue for weddings and events, a vintage lifestyle shop, health-food café and holiday cottages & houses. Pop-up social suppers, open-air theatres, courses and workshops, tours, beekeeping, fly-fishing, rearing sheep and growing organic vegetables in a walled kitchen garden – are just some of the other activities taking place here – all of them under the ethos of living sustainably within a heritage environment in the 21st century.

The Vibe

Weddings at Deans Court are all about a stunning venue where they take away the stress. They want you to relax, have fun and enjoy this memorable day celebrating your new lives together.

The marquee is set alongside the lake in the beautiful grounds of Deans Court. It offers one of the most stunning, private wedding venues in the South West of England.

A simple venue hire fee includes everything you need for a wedding; exclusive use of the grounds and marquee through to festoon lighting and an evening fire pits.

Their Events Team will take care of the details, and work with your suppliers, so by the time your big day arrives, everything will run smoothly.

They have two charming estate cottages a minute’s walk from the marquee, with their own garden and stunning views across the stour valley. Sleeping up to 12 people including 2 in a rustic Shepherd’s Hut in the garden. Just outside the Deans Court Lane entrance (again, a minute’s walk from the marquee) is their Gate House, a convenient, self-catering house well set up for an entertaining weekend – with great dining facilities, large garden, media room and an outdoor hot tub.