Undiscovered, exclusive and wildly romantic.
Nestled in the rolling hills of West Dorset stands Mapperton, voted the UK’s finest manor house by Country Life magazine.
Exchange your vows in the elegant Garden Pavilion, whimsical Garden Grotto, or the majestic Orangery entrance. Celebrate after your ceremony with Montagu Cuvee within the Italianate Fountain Court, featuring stunning views through the formal gardens into the tumbling countryside beyond.
Next, head for your wedding breakfast at the impressive Coach House, sympathetically converted into a magnificent entertaining space for up to 120 seated guests. Mapperton is an unsurpassable location for your country house wedding, with various venues and spaces to suit your day.
Your exclusive hire of Mapperton includes the following:
Mapperton supplies wine, alcohol and other drinks at very reasonable prices. We have a carefully selected wine list and can source other items on request. However, Mapperton will allow couples to supply their own wine and/or champagne for a £12.50 per person service charge. All bar drinks must be supplied bar drinks.
We allow natural petals to be used for confetti.
The venue can be accessed from 10am on the wedding day, sometimes earlier, and the day before by arrangement. The wedding ceremony will typically start in the early afternoon. The Gardens will close by 9pm, by which time your guests will have moved to the Coach House venue. If you are holding a marquee wedding, the Gardens will close at dusk, and guests must have moved to the marquee. Guest must depart the Coach House by noon, with music off by 11.45pm.
The Garden Pavilion, Grottos, Orangery and the Coach House are all licensed for civil ceremonies. Couples can hold their ceremony in the Coach House if the weather looks uncertain. A registrar from Dorset County Council conducts the ceremony.
The Coach House will accommodate weddings of up to 120 guests seated for the wedding breakfast. A 9 x 12 marquee is included in our venue hire and is usually situated next to the Coach House for additional outdoor cover. Couples may erect a marquee on the lawn, accommodating up to 400 guests. This venue hire price, however, will remain the same.