£1000 - £3500 for Venue Hire
Up to 120
5 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
The Tithe Barn at Hinton St Mary Estate is private and romantic and will simply take your breath away. Licensed for ceremonies inside and out, our walled garden offers the perfect backdrop.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
Under current restriction for a maximum of 30 guests we are offering hire at £1,000 for smaller parties. When restrictions are lifted, the hire price will be £3,500 on a dry hire basis. Extras are possible if you'd like assistance.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Choice of preferred caterers
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time


Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Outdoor Reception Space
Water View
On-Site Parking
Grade I/II Listed Building
Open Flame Permitted
Landscaped Gardens
Bridal Changing Facilities

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Wedding Licence

Cultural Specialists

Full Description
We offer the historic Tithe Barn and gardens on an exclusive use basis, for you and your guests, with no one else around. As you approach up the tree lined avenue, past the horses and the village cricket pitch, you are met by the impressive gates to the Manor and enter into a haven of tranquility with goldfish and lilies on the pond and marvel at the subtle majesty of our Medieval Grade II* Listed Tithe Barn. Our site is simply spaceous, so spaceous, like something from a Thomas Hardy novel. St. Peter's church is within walking distance should you want a traditional service or we are licensed for relaxed weddings inside and out. We're so relaxed, you can do it all yourself, or we can guide and provide depending on the time you have to plan. Our wonderful elevated stone Summerhouse within the walled garden is licensed for wedding ceremonies, as is the main hall of the barn with its wooden polished floor. Marry in the gardens, drink and celebrate in our English Country Garden, surrounded by the scent of honeysuckle and lavender; then dine and dance under our impressive vaulted ceiling. The walled garden lawn lends itself perfectly to a marquee or tipi if you wanted a touch of something different. New to weddings, this is a rare opportunity. We have accommodation for the wedding party on site in The Lodge and Manor Stables, plenty of parking and a list of tried and tested brilliant suppliers to put together the best day of your lives. Summer weddings in the gardens or winter weddings by the fireplace, we have got it covered. Large (120 -250) or small guest numbers (15-30), we can create just the right ambience for you. Hinton St Mary sits on the River Stour, is surrounded by rolling countryside and offers the perfect wedding weekend retreat. New to weddings, our introductory prices are keen, saving you that extra bit, to spend on yourselves.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Gail Thomas
Congratulations on your engagement, you are embarking on such an exciting time. Planning a wedding is really exciting. Here at Hinton St Mary, we offer the most incredible setting - a listed building, beautiful grounds and stunning gardens. Weddings are new to Hinton, your experience will be unique however I personally have 16 years experience, having planned and run hundreds of weddings, so if you need a little bit of help with the detail, it will be my pleasure.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Less than 10
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Alice & Charlie
Married in January 2021
February 2021
'real wow factor'
The Tithe Barn at Hinton St Mary could not have been more perfect for a cozy atmospheric wedding. The venue has a real wow factor and had a lot of flexibility too for different layout options. Our photographer was bowled over by the beautiful gardens which provided a great backdrop for the photos. The team at Hinton couldn’t have been more accommodating and made everything very easy. The added bonus was the gate lodge next to the barn which was lovely and comfortable to stay in as were the other stable flats which our friends used. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Hinton to any of our friends as a great venue for weddings or parties. Charlie and Alice, Dorset
Location & Contact Details


Hinton St Mary Estate, Sturminster Newton,, Dorset, DT10 1NA, England

Travel Notes

Escape to rural Dorset, but find us exactly with 'what 3 words' - waltzes.deflation.modules

Nearest Town

Sturminster Newton, Dorset

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M3, A303

Nearest Train Station

Gillingham, Dorset

Nearest Airport


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What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

enjoy the process, it only happens once and it should be magical

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

a seating plan where the guests on each table are given an introduction by the bride and groom, so personal and thoughful

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

different, romantic, rustic, spaceous, relaxed

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

the sunken water garden

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

celebrities live on site, William Fox-Pitt

What’s your favourite canapé?

anything with salmon on a summer's day, or pastry in the winter................

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

nothing beats a bacon butties

What is your venue's most unique feature?

the ceiling inside the Tithe Barn - everyone, but everyone walks in and goes WOW!

What part of your business are you most proud of?

we're just so tucked away, it's a little bit of Thomas Hardy which you can hire for the weekend.