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.
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.
Thank you so so much for all your help towards our wedding. It really was our dream wedding. We felt everything ran smoothly and that everyone had a wonderful day. They loved the house!! We also had a great evening dancing the night away.
Sophie & Mark
We will be forever grateful… Our wedding day was AMAZING (it was the best day of our lives!) and that is hugely down to you, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you for everything you have done, we will forever be grateful!
Emma & Andrew
Thank you so much it really was the best day of our lives and everyone thought the house was beautiful and loved the surprise of going down stairs for the evening. The whole day felt very seamless as it was all in one venue and meant we didn’t have to worry about the weather. Pretty much every single guest commented on what a stunning venue it was!
Gemma & Matt
The venue is just simply stunning and all our guests have commented on how beautiful the house is, nicely tucked away, it’s simply a gem of a wedding venue! Everyone was so polite and helpful on the day and it went along with no issues at all!! We wish we could do it all again and I think that is largely down to the teams excellence!! Thank you!!
Julie & Chris
We had the most magical weekend from start to finish and we couldn’t have done it without you. Our guests were bowled over by the venue, it really was the most spectacular place to start married life!