Are you looking for a small wedding venue in Dorset to hold an intimate ceremony? Although grand on the outside, St Giles House is the perfect place for a beautiful wedding of any size. With our range of rooms and outdoor locations, we’ll help you create the perfect setting for your special day. Contact our expert event coordinators today on 01725 517214 to arrange a viewing.


We know that finding the perfect wedding venue can be a long process. You’ll want your wedding to be the best day of your life, and choosing the right Dorset small wedding venue is a difficult decision. However, St Giles House is here to take the stress away from finding a venue.

We know that not everybody wants a big, extravagant wedding, and at our beautiful Georgian venue, you can plan a wedding that is entirely to your taste with a number of different locations to hold your ceremony.

Located in the beautiful country surroundings of Wimborne, with the River Allen and Cranborne Chase nearby; you could not ask for a better small wedding venue in Dorset. When you choose St Giles House, you’ll have exclusive access to the entire house and grounds for the day, allowing you to explore as far and wide as you wish.

Our staff will sit down to talk you through your options at the best small wedding venue Dorset has to offer, and we’ll create a bespoke package just for you. Some of your venue options include:

  • The drawing room
  • Library
  • Park and Gardens
  • Main dining Hall
  • The Stone Hall
  • The Riding House

This is a small wedding venue in Dorset that is bursting with character and will make a stunning backdrop for any bride. To find out more about St Giles House and to get some wedding inspiration, read on below.

Choosing your Dorset small wedding venue

Dorset has some of the most beautiful countryside and costal views in the south of England, and you could be celebrating your special day in a small wedding venue in Dorset the oozes classic English heritage.

St Giles House is licenced for all civil ceremonies so you can choose one of our traditional or unique locations to have your ceremony along with a reception and after party as grand or as intimate as you wish.

The main house

For a classic English ceremony, our small wedding venue Dorset team recommend our main house. This room is full of class and sophistication, with grand paintings and a cosy log fire. This location can fit up to 120 people, so you’ll have no problem when planning your guest list. Afterwards you can indulge in a superb meal in the main hall cooked by our chefs in house at our small wedding venue in Dorset.

The grotto

Everyone at St Giles House loves the grotto. Our most unique small wedding venue in Dorset is made up entirely of 18th Century Caribbean shells and provides an intimate and magical location for your ceremony. Fitting up to 20 guests, the grotto is absolutely perfect for the intimate wedding you’ve been dreaming of.

The church

If you are looking to have a traditional ceremony at a Dorset small wedding venue then you’re in luck. St Giles House is situated right next door to a stunning 18th Century church, designed by Gothic architect Sir Ninian Coker. With plenty of space for up to 120 guests, you’ll be able to invite as many friends and family as you wish.

The gardens

If you are planning a summer wedding then our gardens give you a versatile environment to plan your perfect wedding. Although we are a small wedding venue in Dorset, our gardens are vast, allowing you to pick the perfect spot for your intimate ceremony. There is no limit to the number of guests you can have in our gardens.

Reasons to choose St Giles House

For a small wedding venue in Dorset, we offer great diversity that allows us to tailor your special day to you in any way you desire. Whether you want a spring or winter wedding, with our choice of locations, you’re bound to find one that suits your style and budget.

Our small wedding venue Dorset staff will help you to plan the perfect day and do everything we can to ensure it all runs smoothly on the day. If you would like to find out more about our small wedding venue Dorset packages, you can view our brochure here.

If you have any questions regarding our Dorset small wedding venue, do not hesitate to get in touch with one of our friendly team. We are honoured to be a part of people’s special day and we’re sure you’ll fall in love with this heritage site just as we did.

Contact us

For more information on our small wedding venue in Dorset, and to arrange a viewing, give us a call today!