£4000 - £12500 for Venue Hire
Up to 120
17 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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We are currently conducting viewings and conducting Elopement weddings (up to 15 people) in line with government guidelines. We do have some availability for 2021 due to being a new venue.
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An exclusive-use, weekend venue offering a unique setting where rustic romance meets Victorian elegance.
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We offer 2 fabulous weddings at Marshwood Manor. An exclusive-use, 2-day, weekend hire of the entire estate with accommodation in 6 cottages, numerous event spaces and 22 acres of grounds or an exclusive-use, 2-day, weekday hire of one large cottage plus the use of the woodland bower for 'elopement' weddings up to 30 people.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Couple accommodation included
Furniture included
Guest accommodation included
Choice of preferred caterers
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
08:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 PM


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

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
External Catering Permitted
Alcohol Licence

Ceremony & Reception

Wedding Licence
Confetti Permitted
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Church Within Walking Distance
Fireworks Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Full Description
Marshwood Manor is an idyllic Dorset wedding venue, providing a choice of picturesque locations, fabulous facilities and luxury onsite accommodation. You can say your vows in their highly impressive and unique woodland bower, a magical space located in the heart of their private ancient woodland. You and your guests will cross the stream via the living bridge and be seated in a mystical amphitheatre, an idyllic spot for a romantic outdoor ceremony. It is licensed for civil wedding ceremonies and can accommodate 80 seated guests and 40+ standing guests. The brick haybarn is a bright space, with a charming and stylish interior, high vaulted ceilings and huge doors opening onto a private terrace. It is suitable for ceremonies for up to 120 guests and up to 80 for your wedding breakfast and provides an exceptional blank canvas for your wedding decorations. If you’re planning a festival-style wedding, the picturesque meadow is a perfect choice after harvest time. There is plenty of space for a marquee for up to 250 guests, so you can celebrate in the heart of the stunning vale. Finally, the Victorian Courtyard is an elegant space for a wedding. The raised Dais is ideal for a unique outdoor ceremony in the round of up to 200 guests, but can also be used for your band, DJ, outdoor bar or a cosy fire-pit area. The courtyard has the capacity for over 250 guests, making it perfect for larger celebrations. Marshwood Manor also has 6 private cottages, at your disposal for the duration of your celebrations, providing luxury onsite accommodation before and after your wedding day. Fabulous Dorset venue with a choice of locations Mystical woodland amphitheatre licensed for civil ceremonies Bright brick haybarn, available for ceremonies and receptions Pretty meadow, perfect for a rural wedding Traditional courtyard can accommodate 250+ people for an elegant wedding Self-catering cottages available onsite


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Less than 10
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Toni and Stu Brootal
Married in June 2020
August 2020
Couldn't ask for more!
Marshwood manor is the place of dreams and a real life fairyland. Romla and her family have done an incredible job at transforming this beautiful home into a loving space for couples to get married! They have put so much soul love and passion into creating the most amazing space. She has honestly made dreams come true. As a child I always wanted to get married in the woods and this is all I could of asked for and more! Seriously fair priced and cheaper then any other venue (even though this is the best venue I have ever seen) Romla has been so friendly and helpful! Almost like family trying to help you in every way possible! She has been compassionate and welcoming since day one. No judgment on what you want and no limits! Even allowing us to have a mechanical bull! The cottages that you’ll be staying in are absolutely beautiful and well kept and I couldn’t believe it when it was even included in the price of the venue for the weekend! Honestly the most perfect and memorable experience and would recomend to anyone. We can not wait to be married at Marshwood manor. And just Thankyou and all the love in the world to Romla and her family again. Mrs and Mr Brootal to be. (Toni&Stu) Xxx
Tom and Amie Burn
Married in March 2020
August 2020
Cannot wait to spend our weekend here
Our second viewing of Marshwood Manor as a venue and we love it! So many different areas for your big day to take place, from the woodland ceremony area to the barn, gravel courtyard and bar. You can tell the entire development has been a passion project of Romla’s and she is equally passionate about providing the best service possible. The cottages are incredible and we definitely can’t wait to spend our weekend here.
Mrs M Saltmarsh
Wedding: January 2020
August 2020
A picture-perfect venue.
I can't speak highly enough of Marshwood Manor as a wedding venue. Our families from two countries were able to be together but have their own space in the six cottages. We walked through a field of wildflowers and into the woods to the little chapel where the brides were married, lit up by dappled sunshine. The bar and reception area were like something out of a magazine--in fact, a magazine had done a photo shoot there earlier in the week. Romla has renovated the old buildings with excellent taste and attention to detail, and she brought that same care to organizing the wedding itself. We really appreciated her warmth and professionalism for what could have been a hectic and stressful occasion. She worked with my daughter for over a year to bring about the wedding she had envisioned, and the result was a meaningful, inviting, and colourful occasion that we will always remember with great fondness.
Location & Contact Details


Marshwood Manor, Bettiscombe, Dorset, DT6 5NS, England

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Dorset Bride magazine
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Love my Dress blog
Your Hampshire and Dorset Wedding magazine

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

We couldn't possibly choose, we love every wedding we do at Marshwood Manor!

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

Only have what you want.

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

Mother of the bride's gardening club providing all the rose petal confetti.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Exclusive, Inclusive, Private, Magical, Relaxed

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?


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

Not yet, but we look forward to our first!

What’s your favourite canapé?


What’s your favourite midnight treat?

hot chorizo sausage rolls

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The magical woodland bower

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The staff