Smedmore House

£550 - £6,350 for Venue Hire
Up to 200
11 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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Smedmore House, a stunning Georgian seaside manor house on the Jurassic Coast, for the most perfect Dorset country wedding. Civil Wedding Licence, Accommodation, Exclusive-Use, Marquee Site, Gardens.
Smedmore House Pricing & Costs

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For 2023 our prices range from £550 for holding your ceremony at Smedmore House to £6350 for exclusive use of the venue for a large wedding plus 2 nights accommodation for 16 people. Smaller weddings and mid-week weddings are priced individually.
What is included in this pricing:
Couple accommodation included
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Guest accommodation included
Choice of preferred caterers
Smedmore House Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
03:00 PM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM

Ceremony & Reception

Wedding Licence
Outdoor Ceremony Available


Landscaped Gardens
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
Asian Catering
Halal Catering
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Kosher Catering
Smedmore House Full Description
Smedmore House is a unique and very special, exclusive venue for your wedding reception or Civil Ceremony. Hidden away in the Dorset countryside, nestling among rolling hills with views to the sea, Smedmore offers the opportunity for an wonderfully romantic and memorable occasion. Ceremonies can take place either in the Summer House in the Walled Garden or in 6 of the elegant rooms inside – the Front Hall, Dining Room, Cedar Room, Drawing Room, Staircase Hall or in the Old Kitchen. The lawn at the front of the house is an excellent marquee site with the Georgian west face of the house behind and sea views to the side. There are many different options available when planning your special day at Smedmore House. •Civil Ceremony in Smedmore House (up to 60 guests) •Civil Ceremony in Summer House: (unlimited) Civil Ceremony in The Avenue or elsewhere int he grounds. •Drinks Reception in Walled Garden •Drinks Reception in front of the house. •Marquee Reception on front lawn •Accommodation for up to 16 people in the house •And where to take your photographs? On the beach, in the house, on the stairs, in the garden. The possibilities are endless. The house also offers accommodation in the historic house for a minimum of 2 nights to wedding groups and can sleep up to 16 people in the 8 attractive bedrooms in the Main House and there is the option of a further 6 in the Garden Wing, taking the total to 22.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Laura
The photographs do not begin to do justice to the beauty of the setting and friendly atmosphere at Smedmore House. We would be delighted to show you round. Look forward to hearing from you soon.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Kevin Kay
Happy couple married in September
January 2023
Stayed here for a week at the beginning of August and it’s simply a beautiful, tranquil place to be. Situated right on the Dorset coast with amazing views in all directions. The property itself is magnificent and upon entering, feels like you’ve stepped back in time. The history of the estate and those that have lived there is displayed throughout, with plenty of memorabilia dating back hundreds of years which all adds to its charm. Would certainly recommend a stay
Giulia and Ronan
Happy couple married in September
September 2022
Simply Amazing!
We had the most amazing time at Smedmore House! It was just incredible, all our guests were so impressed and my family totally fell in love with the place. Our wedding couldn't be more incredible and we are so pleased we choose this location. Aimee was on duty the wedding day and was so helpful, we appreciated that so so much!
Oonagh Langrishe
Happy couple married in August
January 2023
Such a beautiful wedding venue with views out over the sea, one of my favorites to addorne with glorious wedding flowers.
Mr & Mrs. Morton
Wedding: September
October 2019
Smedmore House=No. 1 Wedding Venue
Words can not describe how delighted we were with the wedding and the weekend, Smedmore House = No 1 wedding venue, thank you all sooooo much
Sam & Hannah
Happy couple married in May
January 2023
Smedmore house: forever in our hearts
From the bride ( Hannah) and the groom (Sam): What a marvellous place to get married. We couldn’t have imagined a more perfect place to celebrate our wedding. Smedmore House will be forever in our hearts.
Sam & Hannah
Happy couple married in May
January 2023
Fairytale Experience
From someone from the Antipodes (NZ) this was a fairytale experience. Ab Fab setting, even sea! And wonderful wedding celebrations for a gorgeous couple Sam & Hannah…. Thank you!
Smedmore House Location & Contact Details


Kimmeridge, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 5PG, England

Travel Notes

Smedmore is roughly 2 to 2.5 hrs by car from London, down the M3 and M27 to Wimborne and Wareham, then turn right off the Wareham bypass for Kimmeridge. Do not go to Corfe Castle. Follow the signs to Kimmeridge and just before you drop down into the village, turn left up up the private drive to Smedmore. Do not trust Sat-Nav for the final minutes of your journey, as the private drive is often not shown. Also do not rely on Google maps or The as they will take you through Kingston and Encombe along a bridleway which is not accessible to vehicles. Public Transport Directions By Rail There are trains direct from Waterloo, London, to Wareham twice an hour every day. The trip takes around 2½ hours with South West Trains. Taxis Rural Dorset has good taxi cover. Taxi firms will wait to collect passengers at Wareham Train Station and will collect from Smedmore House and there is also a local firm in the village. Taxis can also be booked for airport collections / departures from London Heathrow and Gatwick. See our website for further taxi Information.

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Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport

Bournemouth & Southampton

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