Small Wedding Venues in Dorset

Are you looking for small wedding venues in Dorset to host an intimate and beautiful ceremony? Then look no further than St Giles House. Located in Wimborne, Dorset, we are near the River Allen with the stunning countryside surroundings of Cranborne Chase. We can host weddings both large and small, so get in touch with us today to arrange a viewing on 01725 517214.


Finding the perfect wedding venue can be daunting. We know that this is the biggest day of your life and you’ll want it to be absolutely perfect, which is why at St Giles House, we have a range of options to suit all styles and budgets. Not everyone wants a huge wedding, and at our venue, you have the option to make your big day as grand or as intimate as you wish.

From the ceremony to the reception and all of the details in between, our small wedding venues Dorset team will be able to make your vision come to life for your big day. When you choose St Giles House, you’ll have exclusive access to the whole grounds for the day, allowing you and your guests the freedom to explore and make some great memories.

St Giles House is diverse, giving you a number of options when planning your Dorset small wedding venues ceremony. You’ll be able to plan your day and use any of the following rooms as you wish:

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

St Giles House is full of character and will give your wedding a unique touch. We are passionate about small wedding venues in Dorset and have taken great care in restoring this beautiful Georgian building into the perfect location to get married.

Our work on the building is ongoing, and we will continue to improve this wonderful building. We are happy to be able to share one of the best small wedding venues in Dorset with those who wish to make their big day extra special.


Although St Giles House spans large acres of land, we are one of the most popular choices for small wedding venues in Dorset because of our unique spaces in which you can hold your wedding ceremony. We are licensed for all civil ceremonies, so whether you want to have an extravagant event or just a small gathering for friends and family, we have the perfect choice of locations and accommodation for you.



Our small wedding venues Dorset team can help you plan a classic English wedding ceremony in the main house. Say your vows next to a burning log fire, surrounded by grand paintings in an environment that oozes class and sophistication. Afterwards, indulge in a meal fit for a king in the main hall, with all your friends and family around you to celebrate.



As one of the most unique small wedding venues Dorset has to offer, the grotto at St Giles House will make any bride feel like a princess on her special day. This is a truly intimate location for up to 20 people, and is made entirely out of 18th Century Caribbean shells. For something totally different from your traditional wedding, the grotto is a great place to make memories of your wedding day.



For those wanting to find traditional small wedding venues in Dorset, St Giles House is located next door to a stunning 18th Century Church designed by Gothic architect Sir Ninian Coker. This church is elegant and you can choose how many guests you wish to invite with a capacity of up to 120 people.



With our huge acres of land, the gardens have tonnes of beautiful and intimate areas that make for the best Dorset small wedding venues. Whether you want a summer wedding or a white wedding during the winter months, the gardens are the perfect place to make the most of the beautiful countryside surroundings.

There is no limit to the amount of people you can have at your garden ceremony, so whether you’re looking to tie the knot privately or show your love to the world, we can cater for all sized weddings in our scenic garden space.



As Dorset small wedding venues go, it doesn’t get more diverse than this. At St Giles House, the diverse choice of rooms and locations means we can completely tailor your wedding events to your wants and needs.

small wedding venues in dorsetWe understand you’ll want your wedding day to be unique which is why it is important to look at a range of small wedding venues in Dorset to find the one that is right for you. St Giles House has a number of choices all under one roof and our team of experts will be happy to show you around to help you get a feel for the atmosphere in each place.

Once you have chosen one of our small wedding venues Dorset areas for your ceremony, we can help you plan the reception. Again, you have the choice of making this as relaxed or as grand as you want. The Stone Hall is available for a disco of up to 200 people, or you may wish to retire to the drawing room with friends and family for a chilled night cap.

We are currently working on building accommodation for this year, in the Riding House. This will allow you and your new spouse to spend the night in a luxury room after your special day. Keep an eye out on our website for when this is complete.

If St Giles House sounds like the place for you, then get in touch with one of our small wedding venues Dorset team to arrange a viewing and begin planning. In the meantime, you can take a look at our wedding brochure for further details on what we offer. We endeavour to give you honest and impartial advice about our Dorset small wedding venues so that you can make a well-informed decision that suits your style and budget.



For the best small wedding venues in Dorset, get in touch with St Giles House today to arrange a tour.