If you have been searching for the best wedding venue to marry your loved one, you need to look no further. For an unforgettable day in one of the most gorgeous and quintessentially British wedding venues in the South West, St Giles House is the company to call. Get in touch today on 01725 517214.


If you are planning your special day, one of the first things you’ll want to sort out is finding the perfect wedding venue. When looking for breath-taking wedding venues in the South West, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a venue that compares with St Giles House in Wimborne, Dorset.

Renowned for its rich history and picturesque gardens, it’s easy to see why the ancestral home of the Earl of Shaftesbury is so popular as a country wedding venue. Whether you are looking for an outdoor wedding, a traditional church service or a decadent affair in one of our principal rooms, you’re sure to be bowled over by our home.


Here at St Giles House, we pride ourselves on creating unforgettable memories for all our wedding guests, creating an experience like no other in a truly stunning setting. Our dedicated team will go above and beyond to exceed your wildest expectations and bring you the wedding that you have always dreamt about.


We’ll do everything to ensure that we provide a day, which is worthy of our reputation as one of the most treasured and exquisite wedding venues in the South West. We have four great locations around our sprawling 5,500-acre site that you can choose from, depending on your preferences as a couple. The number of guests permitted for the ceremony is dependant on the location you choose.


  • Church – 120 Guests Maximum
  • Grotto – 20 Guests Maximum
  • Park – No Limit
  • House – 120 Guests Maximum


As the best wedding venue, South West England has to offer, for the evening reception you can choose from dining in the main house or a marque under candlelight. You and your guests will enjoy a delectable three-course feast, prepare by our in-house caterers. We’ll ensure that you enjoy a scrumptious meal that caters to your every whim.


Once you’ve joined a decadent reception, we invite you to join us in our award-winning basement club that is fit with a speakeasy-style bar to get the party going. Complete with our state-of-the-art light and sound system, you can enjoy dancing the night away with your nearest and dearest.

To inquire about the costs, hire and booking of one of the most sought-after wedding venues in the South West, please get in touch with our dedicated wedding team. Before enquiring, we encourage you to download our wedding brochure, which will give you all the information about weddings at St Giles House.

Why Are We The Best Wedding Venues In The South West?

Steeped in rich history that dates back to 1651, the story of St Giles House is truly magical. After falling into disrepair after the Second World War, in 2010 we embarked on a five-year restoration project to bring the house back to life, which is still ongoing.


The restoration of what is now the most acclaimed wedding venue South West England has to offer has won numerous awards that include:


  • 2014 Georgian Country House
  • 2015 Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Award for Building Conservation
  • 2015 Historic Houses Association
  • 2015 Sotheby’s Restoration Award
  • Historic England Angel Award for Best Rescue of a Historic Building

Due to our popularity as a country wedding venue, we have recently opened a brand new eight-bed accommodation building, situated in the 17th century Riding House. Instead of looking for accommodation near to our site, you can now only a stone throw away from your evening reception venue right next to St Giles House.


Situated just south of Cranborne Chase, St Giles House has long been an oasis for many, inspiring many generations by its beauty and historical significance. There is no other wedding venue South West England has to offer, which can compare with the magic of our 16th century Georgian home. So, what are you waiting for? Get in contact today.

Contact Us – The Most Exceptional Country Wedding Venue

Please do not hesitate to get in contact with our courteous team of professionals today, to inquire about booking one of the best wedding venues in the South West of England. You can reach us by either calling 01725 517214 or by emailing Alternatively, you can send your inquiry by filling out the contact form on our website.