£100 - £140 pp
Up to 120
Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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Milton Abbey is a picture-perfect venue for the discerning couple who want a unique wedding ceremony, whether you marry in the on-site 14th Century Abbey or in one of our beautiful state rooms.
Pricing & Costs

Packages
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£100
Maximum Price
£140
Minimum Number of Guests
40
Our prices are simple, transparent and have no hidden surprises! We charge a flat-rate venue fee from £1,150, depending on the day of the week and the time of the year, then a 'per person package rate'. All of our packages include your ceremony, a drinks reception with canapes, a champagne toast, three-course wedding breakfast, a cheese table for your evening guests, and flowers. Stationery, meal-time wine and other extras are also included in our peak-time weekend packages.
What is included in this pricing:
Canapés included
Furniture included
Exclusive use
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Day before set up available
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
120
Reception Capacity
180
Bridal Suite
Changing Only
Usual Access Time
8:00AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00AM

Ceremony & Reception

Fireworks Permitted
Wedding Licence
Church Within Walking Distance
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted

Venue

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

Food and Drink

In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
In-House Wine List
Full Description
Milton Abbey is a unique and stunning venue set in the beautiful Dorset countryside. We offer the opportunity to get married and celebrate with your family and friends on the same site. The Abbey is just a stone’s throw from the Mansion House and the historic 15th Century Abbot’s Dining Hall, the location of your wedding breakfast. Our extensive grounds overlook the rolling hills and woods of the surrounding landscape for photos you will treasure forever. At Milton Abbey our team of talented chefs will prepare delicious canapes accompanied by Prosecco and served on the Mansion House lawns. This is followed by a bespoke wedding breakfast and a glass of Champagne to toast the happy couple. During the evening our popular speciality cheese table is presented with accompaniments for all your guests to enjoy. A Wedding Coordinator available to assist with your planning and on the wedding day.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Anne Litchfield
I would be delighted to give you a private viewing of our stunning venue and discuss your wedding dreams!

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1954
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 30 and 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
3
Reviews
(9)
K
Kat and Peter
Wedding: January
January 2022
Thanks again for two perfect wedding
Please accept our huge thanks for making Kat and Peter's wedding celebration such a perfect occasion. Your services throughout were exactly the right blend of personal, thoughtful and professional. The openness you showed towards all our ideas made all the difference to personalising the day. All the food, and service, was quite exceptional and was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. All so deeply appreciated.
J
J and C
Wedding: September
January 2022
Wonderful occasion
Just to thank you all for making the wedding of J and C [and also for their family and friends] such a wonderful occasion.
G
George and Hannah
Wedding: August
January 2022
Huge thanks for everything you did for George and Hannah's Wedding!
From the start you could not have been more helpful or efficient and that continued all the way through meaning that we all had the most wonderful day.
S
Stephen Duncan Photography
Wedding: August
November 2021
Absolutely superb - I love this venue
I've had the pleasure of photographing several weddings at Milton Abbey and it is without question the most wonderful venue. The Abbey itself, the school and the grounds are simply beautiful (that view across the lawns to the hills beyond is as good as it gets) and the team, the coordination (Anne is just absolutely tireless when it comes to making your day perfect) and the catering - a real highlight - have always been nothing short of impeccable. From a photographer's perspective there is just so much to work with, and you can see on guests' faces the wow factor it brings. I've had the good fortune to see so many wedding venues in action over the years and can honestly say that if I could have my own wedding day all over again Milton Abbey would be right up there on a very short list.
C
Calum and Sian
Happy couple Married on April
September 2021
Our perfect day
After planning our Ceremony at Milton for over a year, sadly we were forced by Covid to postpone. After postponing time and time again, we eventually went ahead with 15 guest on April 17th. The stress of cancelling numerous times was hard but Anne was there for us every step of the way. Nothing was too much trouble and absolutely everything she could do to make our day extra special was done. We were very lucky with the weather which just added to the absolutely glorious scenery surrounding the Abbey and Anne's expert pointers for photos meant we were left with some beautiful photographs. Despite all the changes we had to make, it was such a special day and we cannot thank Anne and Milton Abbey for easing our stress and pulling off a truly memorable day full of love. It was so wonderful that we plan to continue with our original wedding plans in 2022 with all our friends and family.
H
Hannah
Happy couple Married on April
May 2021
Fantastic Service and a Beautiful Venue
We booked our wedding for August 2020 and then again for April 2021 both of which had to be cancelled due to COVID. We are now keeping everything crossed for third time lucky in July 2022. Milton Abbey staff, in particular Anne and Nick, have been so kind, understanding and supportive to us through what has been an emotional time. They have carried everything over at no extra cost and with no hassle at all. They could not have done more to help. We are so looking forward to our perfect dream wedding day at such a special Venus and have complete confidence that it will all run perfectly.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Milton Abbey School, Milton Abbas, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 0BZ, England

Travel Notes

Arrive by car via the village of Hilton for a spectacular view of the venue.

Nearest Town

Blandford

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M5 or M3

Nearest Train Station

Dorchester

Nearest Airport

Bournemouth

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FAQ
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

All our weddings are wonderful and unique. To get an idea of some of our fabulous occasions, take a look at the photo gallery.

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

Don't forget about the actual ceremony! It's all too easy to become focused on the decor, reception and menu choices.

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

A veil that had been used by the bride's family for 100 years.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Stunning, countryside, personal, unique, unforgettable.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

From the top of the hill in Hilton overlooking the Capability Brown landscape and seeing the Abbey and Mansion House in the valley.

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

A Downton Abbey actor (very fittingly!)

What’s your favourite canapé?

All of them are delicious, but probably the cheese scone with basil and sun-dried tomatoes.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Champagne!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

An on-site Abbey.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

All our wonderful staff!