£900 - £5790 for Venue Hire
Up to 90
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
COVID-19 Update
For the remainder of 2020 we are taking bookings for ceremonies and receptions for a maximum of 30 attendees, inline with Government guidelines. For 2021 we are taking provisional bookings for larger ceremonies and receptions, and will be monitoring the government guideline reviews closely. We are currently conducting socially distanced show-arounds of the house and gardens. Please get in touch to make an appointment.
Exclusive, private house & garden hire in the heart of the Dorset countryside. Flexible spaces for ceremonies and celebrations indoors and out. A stunning location where you can create your dream day.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
Different hire options are available including: Ceremony Only - exclusive use of the venue for your civil ceremony and drinks reception. House Only - suitable for up to 90 guests, exclusive use of house and gardens with dining and dancing within the house, the gardens may be used for drinks and photographs. House & Gardens - suitable for up to 250 guests, exclusive use of house and gardens with dining and dancing in a marquee or tipis on a choice of lawns. Midweek and low season discounts available.

In-house catering
(price per head)

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Maximum Price
Our inhouse catering service offers flexible menus to suit all tastes and budgets, including a traditional wedding breakfast, afternoon tea, barbeque and evening food.
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Bridal Suite
Changing Only
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM
Late Night Extension

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Fireworks Permitted
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted


Open Flame Permitted
Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

In-house Catering
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Full Description
Nestled in the rolling Dorset hills lies Knighton House, a stunning Georgian manor house surrounded by woodland and meadows offering complete privacy and exclusivity for your special day. With a selection of indoor and outdoor civil ceremony areas, the elegant Portman Suite with formal dining seating for up to ninety guests, in-house catering services and the option of a grand marquee on the lawn or an overnight stay in a stylish bell tent village pitched on the glamping lawn, Knighton House is able to cater for every style, budget and size of celebration. This beautiful, relaxed setting with its flexible approach to each event, provides the ideal location for you to enjoy a truly unique and personalised wedding celebration. Venue hire at Knighton House includes: Exclusive use of grounds comprising terrace, large lawned garden, orchard, courtyard, children’s play area and parking Exclusive use of spacious reception hall with sweeping wooden staircase Exclusive use of The Portman Suite, two beautiful interconnecting rooms at the front of the house with original fireplaces, overlooking the lawns and gardens Flexible access to the house and grounds for venue dressing A dedicated Venue Coordinator service

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Lucy
Many thanks for your interest in our beautiful venue, Knighton House. Every wedding we host at Knighton is completely unique. If you'd like to a receive a brochure with further information or visit us and talk through your personal requirements, please do not hesitate to get in touch. I look forward to hearing from you.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 30 and 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Louisa & Murray
Married in October 2016
March 2017
We really felt like you cared...
“We wanted to say a huge thank you to you for everything you did for our wedding. We both had the best day and a huge part of that was knowing that we could rely on you to sort any problems quickly and quietly. We are so glad we chose Knighton House as our wedding venue. It is an absolutely beautiful venue and we love that we were the first people ever to get married in the courtyard! You made the whole process so enjoyable and personal - not like a chain wedding venue at all, we really felt like you cared which was so lovely. As a bit of a perfectionist, I also enjoyed the fact you have excellent taste and so I knew when you re-arranged the flowers and candles after the meal they would look spot on (which they absolutely did).
Laura & Gary
Married in September 2016
March 2017
The complete freedom is brilliant!
“Thanks for all your help in planning our wedding. From our first visit to Knighton House we could tell how passionate you are about the venue. You we really helpful right from the word go and answered all of our questions clearly and honestly. Your attitude really helped us to decide where to have our wedding. We also loved the venue which offers so much flexibility and lots of options in terms of space and various locations for ceremony and the wedding breakfast. We were torn but ultimately so happy that we had the ceremony in the beautiful drawing room. We loved that we could plan the wedding we wanted and didn't have to choose from set wedding A or B as we found at lots of venues. The complete freedom available at Knighton House is brilliant! Your help setting up the day before was invaluable and I really appreciate the long hours you put in on the day before, the day of and the day after the wedding! You were there before we arrived and after we left every day! The day went off without a hitch and your coordination of all of the staff and various elements of the day meant that we didn't have to worry about a thing. We can't believe it is all over and wish you and all the lucky couples getting married at Knighton House all the best.”
Stacey & Ben
Married in August 2016
March 2017
The day was perfect!
“We cannot thank Lucy enough for all her hard work, input and great ideas towards our big day. Nothing was too much trouble and she was always there to help us along our exciting journey. The venue looked absolutely stunning and the day was perfect!! Thank you again Lucy.”
Location & Contact Details


Durweston, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 0PY, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Blandford Forum

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M27 Junction 1

Nearest Train Station

Salisbury / Tisbury / Poole

Nearest Airport


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Press & Awards



Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Beautifully unique, personal and stuffed full of vintage glam.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Don't try and keep everyone happy, stay true to what you as a couple really want. Your wedding, your way.

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

Family wedding photo wall

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Beautiful, flexible, elegant, unique, bespoke.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

The natural evergreen corridor

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

Not yet!

What’s your favourite canapé?

Smoked Salmon Blinis

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Gooey Chocolate Brownie, I need the sugar hit by midnight!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Inside it's the grand wooden staircase, outside the stunning views of the rolling Dorset hills.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

My beautiful testimonials for my happy couples, makes all the hard work worthwhile.

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook GiftFree Bottle of Champagne
Bridebook Special OfferChampagne