£100 - £140 pp
Up to 120
Bedrooms
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COVID-19 Update
We would love to welcome you from Summer 2021 and are open for socially-distanced visits to check the venue before you book. We are able to fully comply with any COVID-19 legislation on the date of your wedding.
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Summer 2021 weekend dates at 2020 prices
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Last Minute Dates Available
Summer 2021 weekend dates at 2020 prices
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Seasonal Offer Available
Reduced prices available for April, May and October weddings
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Midweek Offer Available
Midweek special pricing for Summer 2021
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New inclusive packages for 2022 and beyond
New inclusive packages for 2022 and beyond
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 £900, depending on the day of the week and the time of the year, then a 'per person package rate'. All of our packages include the ceremony, a drinks reception with canapes, a champagne toast, three-course wedding breakfast, a cheese table for your evening guests, and flowers. Stationary, 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
08:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM

Ceremony & Reception

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

Food and Drink

In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
In-House Wine List

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
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 chefs, led by Executive Chef Ade 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
true
No. of People In Team
3
Reviews
(2)
Hannah
Married in April 2021
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.
Victoria
Married in May 2020
May 2021
The Best Venue
We visited Milton Abbey in 2018 and immediately knew it was the place we had to get married. We booked for 2020 and unfortunately due to covid have still not had our special day. Hoping 3rd time lucky in 2022. Anne has been AMAZING throughout the entire process, always keeping us updated and we had no issues with postponing and moving everything over during the pandemic. All the staff we have met have been so lovely and welcoming. We are still so excited to get married here! The Abbey and grounds are absolutely beautiful and we were lucky enough to sample the food at a Christmas dinner which was delicious. Cannot recommend Milton Abbey enough!
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

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!

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