Sopley Mill

£1,495 - £6,975 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.
Sopley Mill Pricing & Costs

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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

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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.
What is included in this pricing:
No corkage fee
Bespoke menu available
Multiple course wedding breakfast

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Number of Guests Included
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
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Sopley Mill Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
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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
Riverside setting

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Alcohol Licence
Choose from 9 varied caterers to create your perfect day!
Sopley Mill 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 & Lucy
Sopley Mill has been part of our family since 1870. We look forward to sharing it with you.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Mr and mrs heath
Happy couple married in April
May 2024
Amazing venue and setting
The venue was an option me and my now wife looked at as an option as a local venue my mother got married in 2004 at in the bottom room, The venue is beautiful and needed minimal decor at a reasonable cost, The recommended bar and food options were perfect and so friendly on the day, This place made our wedding perfect with minimal stress
Lucy & Ian
Happy couple married in April
April 2024
Brilliant wedding reception
We had a brilliant wedding reception at Sopley on Thursday 11th April. Thank you so much for everything - including organising the sun to shine! :-) The staff were all friendly and helpful and the Mill stunning.
Beth & Bruno Package Wedding at Sopley Mill
Happy couple married in April
May 2024
We will hold you in our hearts forever!
To everyone at Sopley Mill (but particularly Kelly!), Thank you so much for everything that made our special day run so smoothly. Everyone commented on how beautiful the venue and grounds are and that it was perfect ! Thank you Kelly for being amazing! You helped so much with everything, particularly the gypsophila :-) We will hold you in our hearts forever. Love Beth & Bruno xx
Beth & Bruno
Happy couple married in April
May 2024
Pure perfection!
We could not have asked for more of Sopley Mill. The venue was absolutely stunning and well maintained, everyone commented on how it was the most beautiful venue they’d ever seen. They were adaptable to the weather, opening the outside cocktail bar for us despite the possibility of rain. But a special word to Kelly, the venue coordinator. We managed to set up the venue in just TWO HOURS!! And it was thanks to this amazing lady getting stuck in and helping, making sure everything ran smoothly. We owe our perfect day to everyone at Sopley Mill, Thankyou!!
Response from the venue
Dear Beth & Bruno, It was our absolute pleasure to coordinate your package wedding here at The Mill. Thank you for choosing us to assist you in your magical day, it was very lovely to work with team bride setting up on the day and prepare your vision. You were all so well organised, it was indeed as you said a very quick set up, with plenty of time to relax ahead of the ceremony and enjoy getting ready, perfect. Wishing you both every happiness for the future from all of us at The Mill.
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Izzy and Ewan
Happy couple married in April
May 2024
Such a Stunning Venue
We got married here in April, and it was a dream - the Mill's staff were so helpful from the day we booked to the end of our wedding day. We felt we had freedom to make the Mill our own whilst embracing it's natural beauty. Such a stunning venue, and such a lovely day there. Highly recommend!
Happy couple married in March
April 2024
A beautiful venue with no comparisons
The most wonderful day at Sopley Mill. A very unique venue with stunning views.

Open Viewing Day

2nd June 2024
Thank you for showing interest in Sopley Mill for your Wedding Day! We are hosting a Wedding Open Viewing Day Sunday 2nd June from 10am – 3pm Book this free event now on Eventbrite.
Sopley Mill Location & Contact Details


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

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