Have you been looking at all the available country houses to hire for weddings but not quite finding what you are searching for? Your quest is finally over now that you have discovered St Giles House, a stunning location with a rich history catering for a variety of special events. Call us anytime on 01725 517 214 for more information about our venue.


When it comes to Dorset country house weddings, no other venue can boast a history as varied and rich as St Giles House as it has been at the heart of philosophy, social thought and politics for over 400 years. After having inspired generations of influencers, an award-winning restoration project brought the venue back to life – we are thrilled to be able to share it with you now.

Our story goes back centuries. Following the Second World War, St Giles Houseunfortunately fell into a state of disrepair and even appeared on the English Heritage register for country house Dorset buildings at risk. A project to bring the building back to life was started in 2010 and took 5 years, going on to win several awards including the 2014 Georgian Group Award for the Restoration of a Georgian Country House, the 2015 Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors Award for Building Conservation, the 2015 Historic Houses Association Award and the Historic England Angel Award for Best Rescue of a Historic Building or Site.


We have become an increasingly popular venue of choice when it comes to country houses to hire for weddings and it’s easy to see why. The setting we have available for your special day is truly stunning and guaranteed to provide you with an unforgettable experience regardless of the size of your event.

From our grand inspiring house to the timelessly natural park to the intimately romantic grotto to our traditional church, St Giles House can cater to any wedding requirement. The main premises are able to accommodate up to 120 guests while the grotto is designed for smaller events of up to 20 people.

On top of being the number one choice as far as a country house wedding venuegoes, we are also available for private hire. Whether you are looking to organise a large corporate event, set up an art exhibition, throw a special anniversary party or something else entirely, do not hesitate to get in touch with us – we are sure that we can facilitate and make it a night you and your guests won’t forget.

Please follow our blog for some more information about our venue, accommodationand ongoing expansion projects. We are confident that once you have familiarised yourself with everything we can offer, you will not have to ask “Who is the top choice among country houses to hire for weddings?” again.


If you have realised that St Giles House is the number one choice from among country houses to hire for weddings, then there are several ways that you can get in contact with our friendly team.

To speak to someone right away, just give us a call on 01725 517 214. Alternatively, you can get in touch by filling out the simple form on our website with some basic details – we will get back to you via your preferred contact method.

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