Mapperton Weddings

£5450 - £7850 for Venue Hire
Up to 120
3 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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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
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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
(price per head)

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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

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


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
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: Kat
Hi,I would be usually the first person you'll meet at Mapperton for your show round and just 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. I look forward to meeting you!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Emily & Chris
Married in May 2022
June 2022
Loved Every Moment!
Hard to know where to begin with praising this incredible venue and it’s team! Mapperton ticked all of our boxes and then had so many extra things that we didn’t even know we wanted but made the day perfect (the orangery for photos springs to mind!). The grounds are absolutely stunning and offer so many options for each bit of the day, and the Coach House has been so well thought through as a venue. Every single member of the team from the head gardener Susie, to the bar Manager Emma is dedicated and lovely, and the support from the wedding coordinator Kat is just amazing. Having Kat involved with developing our plans, communicating with our suppliers and running everything flawlessly on the day made sure that everything went entirely perfectly. Her “I’ve got this” manner and warmth shone throughout, and made an already brilliant venue the perfect package. The added bonus of being able to stay in the beautiful Garden Cottage on site before and after the day made things extra special. Mapperton offers something really extraordinary and we couldn’t recommend it more highly to others as the perfect venue for a celebration; we and our guests loved every moment of our time there.
Rachel & David
Married in April 2022
June 2022
Truly Special & Unique!
We chose Mapperton for our wedding in April of this year (2022) and had the most perfect day celebrating at this dreamy venue. The gardens look gorgeous in just about every season, but were particularly stunning for our Spring wedding. The blossom and flowers everywhere make a gorgeous backdrop and our guests were blown away with the venue and grounds. Mapperton has many options for personalisation, which is one of the reasons we selected the venue. We chose a chapel ceremony, afternoon marquee and evening dinner in the coach house. We were able to choose our celebrant, caterer and other suppliers, with a few recommendations provided for the local area. We loved this flexibility to create a truly personalised and bespoke celebration that reflected who we are as a couple. The Mapperton team are really friendly and professional and we felt like nothing was impossible to achieve with their help. Our whole experience with the team was seamless and on the day, our wedding co-ordinator Kat worked tirelessly behind the scenes keeping everything running smoothly. Our friends and family are still talking about our day and how stunning Mapperton was as a backdrop for a truly special and unique celebration. We cannot recommend this gem of a venue highly enough.
Liz Baker
Wedding: October 2021
October 2021
Mapperton is simply one of the best
As a photographer who has worked at many local wedding venues, it's my view that Mapperton is simply one of the best. It combines the backdrop of a grand, stately home along with beautiful gardens, a pretty barn venue, and a beautifully appointed cottage for bridal preparations. The wedding co-ordinator and team are warm, friendly, organised, efficient and down to earth, and they go the extra mile for their couples. I love shooting at Mapperton and my couples love celebrating there.
Mr & Mrs Stones
Married in October 2021
October 2021
Stunning, no matter the weather!
Mapperton is not only the most beautiful setting with their stunning gardens and gorgeous Coach House but it allows you to have the day you dream of! Their thorough communication, professionalism and calm manner gives you the confidence to relax and fully enjoy your day. Being adaptable and understanding throughout Covid and other situations such as the weather, created an easy lead up to the day and with experienced staff you're able to trust them with any task! The options for where to get married is one of the best parts with so many lovely little places to choose from. The gardens themselves are so peaceful we immediately felt calm when visiting which we knew would be a lovely addition for the day. Although most of the pictures show the gardens on a sunny or dry day, it absolutely chucked it down with rain on our day but we can honestly say it didn't matter. The ceremony was held in the coach house and the additional marquee meant we had somewhere for our guests to enjoy the reception drinks. When the rain calmed down just a tad, they were able to quickly pop out with their umbrellas to see the gardens which still looked incredible! We honestly couldn't recommend Mapperton enough!
Lucy & Matthew
Married in July 2021
August 2021
We knew this would be the place for us!
From seeing the beautiful setting that Mapperton had to offer and the range of areas that we could use throughout our wedding day, we knew this would be the place for us. From the start, we felt like it was truly just about us and they were able to get back to us about any queries we had or meet us for an update along the way. A particular addition to the package which we loved, is the garden cottage. Not only was this perfect to get ready in on the morning of the wedding but the fact that we can return at a later date through air bnb is something that really appealed to us to celebrate and reminisce further down the line. The afternoon before the wedding day, we were able to set up and Kat was on hand to answer any questions or to offer advice and then on the day, she remembered all the little details we went through with her which made things flow even better! The team of suppliers that we had (Taddle Farm Tents, The Hungry Mule, The English Florist, Liz Baker Photography, Mammoth - band) worked seamlessly with Mapperton and us to enable an all round incredible day. Our wedding day was perfect and we owe a lot of that to the team at Mapperton to ensure that things were all in place and creating a stress free environment leading up to and during the event. We would highly recommend Mapperton as a wedding venue.
Becca & Bala
Married in July 2021
August 2021
Amazing Dream Wedding!
After few false starts thanks to the pandemic, we finally had our wedding in Mapperton! The mapperton team were lovely and flexible over dates. The venue is absolutely stunning and all the guests loved the garden and having the flexibility to roam and explore during canapés. This is a unique venue and would recommend anyone wanting to create a special day here.
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

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