Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
Every wedding is special to us
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
If you love it at first site - your guests will too!
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
A bride who put her new husband in our stocks (used during fetes to raise money)
Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.
Beautiful, Flexible, Welcoming, Convenient, Different
Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?
In front of our stained glass windows.
Next to the Christmas tree at the bottom of the Grand Staircase.
The walnut tree in the middle of the main lawn.
Our gothic arch entrance hallway.
The living greenery Jasmin Arch with fairy lights in the conservatory.
Our Shepherds Hut.
In the children’s wooden park area
Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?
Every couple are a celebrity in our eyes!
What’s your favourite canapé?
Smoked salmon and cream cheese - always a winner
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
Mini burger and sweet potato fries
What is your venue's most unique feature?
Its history linked to beer and brewing; nursing and women suffrage. It is now an independent prep school so it has lots of character and stories that appeal to lots of different people. Guests always find the venue interesting and want to hear more - its been in Dorchester since 1893 yet few local residents have seen behind the private walls.
What part of your business are you most proud of?
Our commitment to every couple and delivering their wedding as they see it