Athelhampton, a private country house with beautiful architectural gardens, handsome heritage buildings within a stunning location make Athelhampton the perfect choice for your Wedding celebration.

Athelhampton is ideally located 7 miles to the east of Dorchester in the heart of Dorset. You can enjoy private and exclusive use of our 12 acres of award-winning gardens, the historic Tudor Manor and Coach House.

Whether you are planning a formal or informal wedding, our experienced wedding team will assist you to plan your perfect day.



Every Athelhampton Wedding is unique, and carefully tailored to your personal requirements.

The Wedding Team will help you to plan your special day. From the first meeting, until we say good night on your wedding day, our team will be working hard to ensure your day is perfect.

Our wedding coordinators will assist you with the planning of your important day, advise you on local suppliers and caterers that you can use.




Our stunning venue will add to the magic of your wedding, but its the perfect planning that makes a truly successful day.

With three permanent wedding coordinators, we have the time to spend with you discussing what you want for your day. It's not our wedding its yours and we never loose sight of that.

We can advise on the best local suppliers and suggest some little extras that you may want, We only recommend caterers, cake makers, photographers and florists that have proved that like us they do an outstanding job.




At the heart of Athelhampton is the Tudor Manor with its Great Hall & Great Chamber, ideal for your Civil Wedding ceremony, and further formal rooms to use for Drinks reception or an intimate meal with family and friends.

Twelve acres of Gardens, some architectural others natural and with a recurring theme of water throughout, provide a stunning backdrop for photographs all year around.

Our Coach House dates from the 1750, the Long Hall is the elegant oak-panelled room and adjacent the stunning enclosed courtyard with glazed apex roof and Purbeck stone floor,  ideal for your reception and party. 




At Athelhampton we tailor the wedding to your specific requirements and we will always respect your budget. We act with honesty and integrity throughout the planning process.

If you choose to stay overnight at Athelhampton, we serve a fabulous dinner on the Friday night.

Our hire charges are fixed throughout the year with no seasonal variations, its fairer that way.




Athelhampton's 8 historic bedrooms, with additional living space make the start of your day with your family and friends extra special.


Family rooms extend the accommodation or perhaps use our letting cottage to add a further allow up to 24 to stay.


Athelhampton is fortunate to be surrounded by an excellent selection of hotel, b&b, guest house, camping and rental accommodation.


Our in-house wedding coordinators will help you through every step of your day. We will recommend caterers who are tried and tested.

You are welcome to bring other caterers and suppliers, that are local to your home, we are super flexible.

We maintain a wine cellar of fabulous wines, which are available for you to use, or you can bring your own at no extra charge.

If you choose to use our Coach House a pay bar is provided in the evening.



Athelhampton is becoming Carbon Neutral.

We generate our own electricity using solar, which we store in batteries for use overnight, this electricity powers ground and air source heat pumps to warm our buildings.

Wherever we can, we work in an environmental and friendly way so that your wedding has a low impact on the environment.

It is better for everyone.



We would be delighted to show you Athelhampton and discuss your requirements, however if you would like some more information first, then we are here to help.

Would you like to contact us so we can discuss your requirements before you visit? then click this link for our contact form or give the team a call on 01305 848363