£1495 - £6595 for Venue Hire
Up to 100
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A stunning, renovated watermill. Exclusively yours, the Mill provides privacy and flexibility for you to create your own unique wedding or event.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£1,495
Maximum Price
£6,595
What’s included... ▪ Exclusive use of Sopley Mill and it’s garden until 12 pm (Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays) & 11 pm (Weekdays) ▪ Choice of 2 rooms locations licensed for Registrar weddings (Registrar’s fee not included) ▪ Round tables to seat up to 100 people, 5 long trestle tables ▪ 100 chairs for the Granary & 100 chairs for the River View dining room
What is included in this pricing:
Furniture included
Exclusive use
Choice of preferred caterers

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£23
Maximum Price
£75
To safe guard and protect the Mill from damage all events at Sopley Mill need to select a caterer from our extensive list of suppliers. These are caterers who have worked at the Mill successfully in the past. They all know the building, how it works, and what equipment we have and therefore what they need to bring with them. Most importantly they have the answers to your questions. There are plenty of options to choose from including a number of local award winning wedding caterers to mid-range but passionately run smaller caterers and quirky options such as hog roasts, paella and even a jalopy with a wood burning pizza oven in it! Please send us a message for more details on these.

Packages
(total price)

Prices Start At
£4,790
Maximum Price
£7,790
Number of Guests Included
40
We are now offering off peak package weddings. This option is for those who want a bit more help and guidance and would like the Sopley Mill team to organise your day with you. This option runs only Sunday-Wednesdays, our off-peak days. This includes your venue, food, drink, DJ and wedding coordinator. Our minimum guest number for this is 40 adults. Whats Included? ▪Exclusive Hire of Sopley Mill & its beautiful lit grounds until (11pm weekdays, 12am weekends) ▪Choice of two rooms for registrar wedding (registrar's fee not included) ▪10 Round tables, 5 long trestle tables ▪Chairs for the wedding breakfast and ceremony ▪Free parking for you and your guests (up to 80 car spaces) ▪Easels available for your table plan and order of the day ▪An on the day wedding coordinator - with two meetings prior to your wedding day ▪A brilliant drinks package provided by Tom's Bars. This includes a glass of Prosecco for the drinks reception, half a bottle of premium chilean sauvignon blanc or merlot for the wedding breakfast and a Prosecco for the toast per guest ▪Childrens squash included ▪Full service of drinks and food ▪Glassware, linen, crockery Included ▪We Perform DJ service from 7:30pm - close ▪Full clearance package (Toms Bars will clear and carefully package away any decorations ready for collection the following morning)
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Canapés included
Furniture included
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
100
Reception Capacity
140
Usual Access Time
9:00AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00AM

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Wedding Licence

Venue

Exclusive Use
Water View
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Pet-Friendly
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Full Description
Sopley Mill still has the stunning original features of the watermill with its oak beams, incredible views over the Avon water meadows and flanked on both sides by the river Avon. The wild location is stunning and completely private without a house in view – and just minutes from Bournemouth and Christchurch! There are 3 main floors to the building linked by a lift. The top floor (3rd floor) has seating space for 100 and a kitchen. The 2nd floor has a dance floor and ceremony room on it and the ground floor is a chill out/drinks area. We have two rooms which are licensed for weddings. There is also a bridal suite for your use on the day. In the summer months, the huge terrace is the ideal reception spot but in case it rains there is plenty of room on the ground floor for 100 people to have drinks inside. And in the winter months two log fires, plenty of candles and twinkly lights make the Mill warm, cosy and very romantic. Although the Mill fits 100 for a sit-down wedding breakfast it can fit 140 for a more informal style wedding or if you want more evening guests. Whether your wedding is small and intimate or a larger affair, the Mill is the perfect venue. We offer two different options for couples wanting to use this incredible building for their wedding. Option 1 is just hiring the building and creating your own fantastic day. This is for couples who want to design their own wedding and make sure it is completely unique. Option 2 is for those who want a bit more help and guidance and would like the Sopley Mill team to organise your day with you. For anyone wanting to organise their own day we have a list of well-known local suppliers who can make planning your big day a breeze. But that is up to you, you may prefer to do it yourself.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: David
Sopley Mill has been part of my family since 1870. We look forward to sharing it with you.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2013
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
5
Reviews
(29)
Sam Savage
Wedding: October 2021
October 2021
A pleasure to work with
I’m regularly at Sopley Mill to provide On the Day Coordination to couples getting married there. It is always a pleasure to chat to the ladies in the office, they’re extremely helpful! The venue itself is a beautiful exclusive use converted mill, lovely as a blank canvas of for couples to add their own person touches. I’d recommend having a tour of Sopley Mill if you’re looking for a wedding venue!
Oliver & Charis
Married in September 2021
October 2021
Perfection is the only way to describe this amazing venue
The wedding venu and day was just perfect in everyway, the communication between you guys was amazing, answered all questions and queries in very prompt. All our guests loved the venue and said how beautiful the mill is. Perfection is the only way to describe this amazing venue. Thank-you for such a memorable day.
Demi & Justin Holder
Married in September 2021
October 2021
Simply perfect
Lovely venue. David and Emma are INCREDIBLE. everything was perfect. grounds are beautiful. thank you! highly recommend this venue! we travelled two hours to have our wedding at this venue and it was more than worth it.
Georgia & Andy
Married in September 2021
October 2021
The most incredible day at your exquisite venue
Dear Emma Wildridge and the rest of the team at Sopley Mill. Thank you for the most incredible day at your exquisite venue. We could not have had a better day or chosen a better venue. Every single thing about Sopley Mill was so perfect and there's absolutely nothing we would have wanted differently. Thanks again from the deepest of our hearts Andy & Georgia Combes
Louise & Liam
Married in August 2021
October 2021
Sopley Mill will also hold a very special place within our hearts.
To Emma & All of those at Sopley Mill, Thank you so much for being one of the biggest parts of our wedding day! We loved getting to work with you to bring our dream to life. We appreciate your help in creating unforgettable moments that will last a lifetime. Thank you for being so accommodating as COVID continued to delay our wedding. Sopley Mill will also hold a very special place within our hearts. Mr & Mrs Burden xxxx
Natalie & Callum Smith
Married in August 2021
October 2021
Our Dream Day
Wow, what can I say! The perfect venue for the most perfect day. Not only is the venue absolute stunning inside and out, the staff are incredible too. Emma couldn’t do enough to ensure our day went according to plan from the day we booked it to the day itself. With covid causing us to postpone twice, everything was handled perfectly and promptly causing minimal stress possible. The day was everything we had hoped and dreamed of. Sopley has an extensive list of recommended suppliers who are all amazing and work very well together for the day to run smoothly. I wish we could relive it all again because it was absolutely perfect. I’ll forever cherish our photos and memories of the most perfect day. Thank you Emma and everyone at Sopley xx
Location & Contact Details

Address

Mill Lane, Nr Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 7AU, England

Nearest Town

Christchurch

Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Train Station

Christchurch

Nearest Airport

Bournemouth

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Press & Awards
(3)

Industry Awards (2)

Bridebook Cerficate of Excellence Silver 2019