The Setting

Located in the heart of Dorset and home to the 12th Earl of Shaftesbury, St Giles House is an award-winning family home lovingly restored for weddings and bespoke events.

Set within the grounds of the Shaftesbury Estate you are surrounded by acres of beautiful parkland, the River Allen and the famous Sunken Garden, a long beech avenue with the statue of Anteros taking centre stage.

The Vibe

St Giles House provides a truly unforgettable experience for you and your loved one to marry in a stunning setting.

Licensed to hold civil ceremonies for up to 200 guests in any of the 5 principal rooms or choose the outdoor parkland (register to be signed indoors). For a small, intimate gathering of up to 20 guests the intimate charm of the 18th century shell lined grotto is simply magical.

Enjoy your drinks reception in the sunken garden, dine in the main house surrounded by fireplaces and family portraits and dance the night away in their award-winning nightclub designed with state of the art light and systems and extensions available until 2am.

Exclusive use from 10am comes as standard at St Giles. No need to wait for the Wedding the day before to check out before your day begins, that is just not their style. The house, the accommodation, the club is exclusively yours on your special day.

Included in your hire price is:

  • Hire of the House from 10am – Midnight
  • Dedicated Wedding Coordinator
  • 2 Nights accommodation including breakfast – from 2021 this now includes Riding House, Pepperpot Cottages and Grooms Cottage
  • Fully staffed bar and management on site at all times.