Photograph courtesy of Vicki White

A Stunning Wedding Venue near Dorset, Somerset and Devon


Whether you are looking for a small and intimate wedding venue for your civil ceremony or a large and stunning venue for your wedding reception, Minterne has it all.

This private country house is truly unique and individual and has even been described as a “corner of paradise”. It overlooks a world famous rhododendron garden with glorious views of lakes, rivers and waterfalls.

In addition to this, Minterne House offers a wedding venue, reception venue, banquet hall, party and marquee area, luxury en-suite accommodation and much more, all in one amazing setting.

A Wedding Venue near Dorchester and Yeovil

Located roughly equidistant to Devon, Dorset and Somerset (and just over two hours from London), Minterne is situated close to the idyllic village of Cerne Abbas. This makes it a wonderful wedding venue for family and friends from across the south of the UK.

Minterne House offers two main packages. The ‘Grand Wedding Venue‘ package for over eighty guests, or, for fewer than eighty guests we offer the ‘Intimate Wedding Venue‘ package.

You can read how we’ve helped other couples tie-the-knot via our testimonials or why not visit Minterne to find out for yourself?

The Perfect Wedding Venue in Dorset?

In addition to all of the above Minterne House and Gardens can also provide:

Exclusive use of the Grand Country House
Wedding reception in the Grand House or on the South Front Lawn
Wedding Breakfast in the historic Tapestry Room or marquee overlooking the Grand House
Evening Party in the Grand Hall or marquee overlooking the house
Access to the famous 27-acre gardens
Up to 120 gilt chairs with ivory seat pads
Mahogany dining tables
Nearby parking (Free)
 Wifi (Free)
Cloakroom (Free)
Marquee in the size, style and colour of your choice
Lighting included
PA system included
An Event Manager available throughout the day
Cleaning after your event


To see everything that is included in our “Intimate” and “Grand” wedding packages click here.
Finally, to really appreciate everything Minterne offers, we would highly recommend a viewing so that we may show you around the venue and answer any questions you may have.


To do so, contact us via 01300 341370 or email



Wedding and Reception Venue Testimonial

“We had the most amazing time and the venue was the perfect setting!” Mussarat Rahim, May 2016

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Wedding and Reception Venue Testimonial

“We would not hesitate to recommend Minterne to anyone.” Charlotte Sanders, August 2016

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