Mapperton Weddings

£5450 - £7850 for Venue Hire
Up to 120
3 Bedrooms
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COVID-19 Update
From April 2021 we're offering appointment-only venue showrounds for couples wishing to book their 2022 and 2023 wedding. Procedures are in place to ensure we are covid secure. Or, let's schedule a virtual meeting to talk through your wedding plans and we'll follow up with a personalised schedule for your wedding day at Mapperton.
Exclusive and romantic, Mapperton offers outdoor and indoor ceremony options, guest-pleasing gardens, stately home heritage, superb rustic-yet-modern rustic barn, and space to make beautiful memories
Pricing & Costs

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Our venue hire includes: • Exclusive use of the site on the day of your wedding from 10am to 12am (earlier access may be available on request) and setup the day before • A range of outdoor and indoor ceremony locations • Garden Cottage for 2 nights • Use of the Gardens and the Orangery • Use of the Coach House for your wedding breakfast and evening party • Spectacular variety of stunning locations for your wedding photography • Wooden trestle tables and chairs • 9x12m marquee • Fully stocked and staffed bar (prepaid or cash) • PA and 4K video projection system for wedding speeches and toasts • Space for a live band and DJ • Parking for 80 cars • Mapperton Weddings Venue Coordinator before and during your wedding day The Coach House, Garden Pavilion, Orangery & Grotto are available for a civil ceremony (extra £500 fee) and the Church is available for blessing (extra £500 fee).
What is included in this pricing:
Furniture included
Couple accommodation included
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Choice of preferred caterers

In-house catering
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Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Standard Room
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time


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

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted
Full Description
Nestled in the rolling hills near Beaminster stands Mapperton House & Gardens, Dorset’s finest country wedding venue. Our venue is perfect for couples who are looking for a personalised approach to their wedding with plenty of wow factor as well as practical solutions for every element of your day. Wake up in the double-aspect master bedroom of Garden Cottage at Mapperton on the morning of your wedding in the Garden Cottage, knowing at the end of the party you’ll stroll back across the lawn hand in hand reflecting on a wonderful celebration. We have four beautiful outdoor ceremony locations and two indoor licensed areas, all with flexible styling options. After your exchange of vows, celebrate with drinks and canapes outside the chic vintage Orangery and enjoy far-reaching views through the gardens into the tumbling countryside beyond, a favourite spot for showstopping photos. Your guests will love wandering through the award-winning gardens and truly relax in the peaceful atmosphere at Mapperton. Lawn games welcome! As the afternoon lengthens lead your party over to our Coach House, where your Wedding Breakfast has space for up to 120 seated guests. This rustic barn has a modern, tonal feel as well as retaining heritage charm with original features. Banqueting tables and crossback chairs are included in your package although do hire round tables if preferred. We include a 9x12m marquee in our package and this is often set up beside the Coach House creating a mini fiesta feel to your evening party, especially with fire pits and festoon lights. There is additional space on the Croquet Lawn for a larger marquee reception. A Mapperton Weddings Co-ordinator will seamlessly oversee your day, allowing you to relax and enjoy every moment. Mapperton is an unsurpassable location for your country wedding. Visit Mapperton virtually or in-person to meet our friendly team and tell us more about your perfect wedding day.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Hannah & Kat
Hi, between us we would be usually the first person you'll meet at Mapperton for your showround and we love talking through the details and personality of your wedding to get an idea of how your wedding will fit best at our flexible venue. Very at ease fielding in-depth questions and most people would describe me as kind, practical and open-minded - we look forward to meeting you!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Danielle & Alex
Married in October 2020
October 2020
A beautiful venue
“We wanted to thank you especially, plus everyone at Mapperton, for facilitating our day. Your flexibility and patience in the lead up was very much appreciated, plus how pragmatic and kind you were on the day…it honestly made such a difference. The Coach House and Mapperton in general is such a beautiful venue. The consistent comments we have had from all our friends and family are ‘lovely dress, amazing photos, gorgeous venue’. So I’m delighted with that!”
Amanda and Joe
Married in July 2019
December 2020
It was an absolute Fairytale
“I would have no hesitation recommending Mapperton Estate for your upcoming wedding. We had our wedding in July this summer and it was an absolute Fairytale. The venue is stunning and I couldn’t have been happier with my overall experience before and during. I would suggest that if you do book your wedding that you would book the cottage along with it. It was an absolute game changer having that space the night before and the day of. Not to mention, it was beautiful as well! I wish I could already repeat this day!”
Jane and Tim
Married in January 2019
January 2019
Perfect Wedding day
Dear Claire, Laura & everyone at Mapperton. Thank you so much for helping us to realise our Perfect Wedding day and working behind the scenes to ensure that everything ran smoothly. Claire you saved my sanity on the Thursday before the big day, offering a fantastic wet weather plan amidst my sheer panic. Mapperton provided the most wonderful setting. The autumnal light & colour captured in our photos are incredible. We wish you all the best with future weddings!
Holly and Calen
Married in August 2018
August 2018
We had the most amazing day - thank you!
We had the most amazing day thank you. You both work so hard and we really appreciate all of your help and advice given on the run up to the wedding. Everything was perfect! Of course the venue is absolutely stunning and everyone commented on your beautiful gardens.
Catherine and Tristan
Married in July 2018
July 2018
We both feel very privileged!
All of our guests commented on what a beautiful venue Mapperton is and we both feel very privileged to have had our reception there.
David and Camilla
Married in June 2018
June 2018
Can't think of a more beautiful place!
We couldn’t have been happier with the whole day. I can’t think of a more beautiful place for a wedding!

Mapperton Wedding Showcase

7th September 2019
Location & Contact Details


Mapperton House & Gardens, Beaminster, Dorset, DT8 3NR, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station

Crewkerne or Dorchester South

Nearest Airport

Bournemouth or Exeter

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Press & Awards

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Every wedding is truly unique and magical, however one couple in particular had a day of music including a 12 piece marching band who took them down into the gorgeous gardens after their ceremony.

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

Don't be shy of asking all your questions - knowing what's important to you will give us a useful heads up on how to make sure your day is perfect. Oh and a spreadsheet of course, start with your ideal and then see where your budget needs to flex, after that you'll definitely know the priorities for your day.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Idyllic, surprising, personalised, romantic, chic

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

So many to choose from! The Orangery is a wonderful space in all months, and every couple will find their very own personal spot for photography magic.

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

A discreet venue doesn't kiss and tell...

What’s your favourite canapé?

Mediterranean flavours always hit the spot, we're lucky to work with amazing caterers who will adjust their menus to suit your favourite dishes

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

A teeny tiny square of salted dark chocolate

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Our 1930's gardens, I love the moment at a show round when we stop at the top of the gardens looking down the valley and really take in the peaceful, vintage splendour of Mapperton.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

We embrace the unique personality of every one of our couples - we love helping to create your day, your way

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook GiftFree Bottle of Champagne