Summer Lodge Country House Hotel

£90 - £210 pp
Up to 70
24 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
Set in the Dorset countryside, this comfortable manor house offers an idyllic and romantic experience.
Pricing & Costs

(price per head)

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Maximum Price
Minimum Number of Guests
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Late Night Extension


Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Spa On-Site
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
Full Description
Celebrating your wedding at Summer Lodge is one of the most idyllic and romantic experiences imaginable. This elegant and supremely comfortable country house, surrounded by lush gardens in the heart of the Dorset countryside, makes the perfect setting for a day you’ll remember for a lifetime. Summer Lodge is sufficiently large to rise effortlessly to the grand occasion, yet it has never lost the feel of a welcoming private home – whether you’re planning an impressive event for up to 70 guests, or a more intimate affair for between two and twenty-four, we have a variety of rooms to accommodate everyone in supreme comfort. Equally important, there’s a close knit team of experienced staff with all the skills, talent and enthusiasm required to make every moment utterly magical. Their attention to detail and passion for excellence are sure to exceed your every expectation.


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Abi and James
Married in October 2016
July 2018
Perfect for our intimate wedding
We celebrated our wedding at the beautiful Summer Lodge Hotel in Evershot. We chose to have our ceremony in the stunning Dorchester room because I grew up in Dorchester, it was decorated so elegantly with lots of candles and orchids. We only had a small ceremony of 18 guests so The Dorchester Room was perfect for our intimate wedding. After having photos taken in the stunning gardens we enjoyed an afternoon tea in the conservatory, the food was glorious and the Prosecco, divine! The staff at the Summer Lodge are so accommodating and so polite, you really do feel like royalty here. Laure Pages helped me throughout the planning of our wedding and I must say she is perfect at her job, nothing was too much trouble and she made our day perfect! Big thanks to everyone at Summer Lodge for making our day so special!
Mr & Mrs Gladysz
Married in July 2016
July 2018
No detail was too small and nothing was overlooked
Having been previous hotel guests on several occasions, Summer Lodge Hotel already had a special place in our hearts. So when we became engaged to be married, Summer Lodge Hotel was the obvious venue for our country house wedding ceremony. As always, the level of service we received was exemplary, from making preparations with the Events Manager, Executive Chef and Sommelier through to the attentive waiting staff on the wedding day itself. The day was managed smoothly and efficiently by the highly accomplished and impressive Summer Lodge team. No detail was too small and nothing was overlooked. We received much praise from our guests who thoroughly enjoyed the delicious food, superb wine and the 5 star hospitality. Summer Lodge Hotel is an exceptionally picturesque and romantic setting for an intimate marriage ceremony. We had a perfect wedding day with many fond memories that we will cherish always! With kindest regards to all the team, Mr & Mrs Gladysz
Married in June 2016
July 2018
An amazing wedding venue
After visiting Summer Lodge on several previous occasions, when we decided to eventually get married, there was only one place! From the outset, Laure put us at ease and made us feel very special; her expertise and calmness were invaluable. The wedding was a small gathering of close friends and family and the hotel caters really well for that intimate gathering. The gardens just happened to put on a special show for our day - we were so fortunate with the weather. We were made to feel extremely special and were wonderfully looked after by everyone. Special thanks to Rosemary (Spa), Steven Titman (Executive Chef) Eric Zwiebel (Sommelier) and definitely to Laure Pages. Thank you all SO much - we had a truly wonderful, amazing day. We will be back!!!
M Merville
Married in June 2016
July 2018
Couldn't have been more impressed
We had our wedding at the Summer Lodge at the end of June, and we couldn’t have been more pleased with our choice, or more impressed with our experience there. The team is truly exceptional, and they made us, and all our guests, feel completely taken care of. From Laure Pages who seamlessly coordinated the day to Steven Titman who created a delicious wedding breakfast, the service is flawless. The in-house sommelier, Eric Zwiebel, selected a fantastic range of wines for us to enjoy throughout the day, and the general manager, Charles Lotter, was exceedingly pleasant and accommodating. The property and grounds are absolutely beautiful – the perfect location for holding a quintessential English wedding. There are countless special touches that distinguish Summer Lodge from other wedding venues, and if you’re looking for an intimate, understated yet luxury wedding venue, this is certainly the place for you. I look forward to returning to the Summer Lodge for our anniversary, to commemorate what was a truly wonderful day for us.
Michael and Heather
Married in May 2016
July 2018
Absolutely amazing
We had an absolutely amazing tailor made wedding at Summer Lodge. From the first meeting with the wedding coordinator and chef who took into account all our wants needs and expectations to the end of our wedding day nothing was too much trouble. We and our guests were looked after happily and professionally to make us feel entirely comfortable and pampered throughout. What a wonderful day and a superb wedding dinner. Thank you all at Summer Lodge.
A Messervy
Married in May 2016
July 2018
Glorious setting
So many of our guests say it was the best wedding they have ever attended. Much of this is down to meticulous planning and attention to detail and Summer Lodge, particularly the team headed by Laure Pages, was instrumental in ensuring this was true. The weather was perfect, complimented by an artistic menu of seasonal local produce, fine wines and a glorious setting. Accommodations understatedly luxurious and no stone left unturned. Above all, though, we felt we were at home, and that is probably the finest accolade of all.
Location & Contact Details


9 Fore Street, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 0JR, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Train Station

Dorchester (South)

Nearest Airport

Bristol Lulsgate

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Press & Awards

Accreditations / Associations (2)

3-rosette fine dining restaurant

Industry Awards (5)

Awarded the Nuffield Health Excellence in Customer Service By Dorset Business Aw
Voted No. 1 Hotel in the UK By Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards 2015
Voted No. 5 in The 50 Best Hotels in the World By Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ C
Five Star Rating By AA 2017
Voted No. 2 in The Top Hotels in the United Kingdom & Ireland By Condé Nast Trav