We chose The Orangery Suite in late May for the ceremony and daytime reception for our wedding because we wanted a fun wedding where our guests could relax and keep themselves entertained too. Needless to say, The Orangery Suite delivered! The grounds are beautiful and offered ample room for 60-70 guests to explore and discover various games dotted around. The ceremony room and the gazebo were great too, but the outdoor areas were the real stars of the show. Even for such a long reception (we had the venue booked for 7 hours), I was never worried that the guests would get bored and heard only great feedback from them.    RS June 2018


Full of character and charm, The Orangery Suite is a stunning and affordable venue for intimate and personal wedding ceremonies and



With exclusive use of the beautifully landscaped walled garden, The Orangery is an idyllic setting for a couple's special day.


The light and airy room can accommodate 75 people to watch you say ‘I do’ in romantic surroundings. We are also now licensed for outdoor wedding ceremonies within the beautifully landscaped walled garden. Our stunning,
pagoda-style marquee, seating up to 85 guests, is available for receptions on the lawn. 


After the ceremony, guests can make their way to the terrace overlooking the manicured lawns of the magnificent walled garden, which has plenty of outdoor seating for al fresco drinks served from the chic summerhouse, whilst the newly married couple have photographs taken in the elegant grounds.


For the wedding reception, a wide variety of excellent catering is available with impeccable, attentive service provided by our selection of professional local caterers, ranging from an informal buffet, barbecue, hog roast or cream tea, to the more traditional wedding breakfast. A fully stocked, staffed bar is also available for guests to purchase drinks.


Whilst background music is welcome, the tranquil location means that discos are not suitable for The Orangery Suite. However, there is another venue just a short walk away, or others within a few minutes drive that will accommodate your evening function.
Please click here for a list of nearby venues and further information.


To keep your guests entertained, why not make use of our extensive activities within the walled garden, such as croquet, pétanque, crazy golf, beach volleyball,  table tennis, giant chess and badminton? For a real games party theme we can also provide outdoor table football, a giant tumble tower and giant connect four. 

The Orangery and historic walled garden is a one of a kind setting that will provide you with:


Lots of picture perfect photo opportunities, including a wooden bridge and 'picture frame tree'

The ideal backdrop for a themed wedding – vintage, shabby chic, Alice in Wonderland, or English country garden with Pimms,
cream tea and croquet on the lawn

Exclusive use for you and your guests, unlike many other Dorset wedding venues

Lots of things to do to keep your guests entertained, young & old alike

Plenty of space and outdoor seating

Beautiful gardens for your guests to explore

A safe and fun environment for children to enjoy themselves

The perfect venue for a relaxed and stylish day to remember


Please contact us to check availability or click on the buttons below for further information about hiring
The Orangery Suite and Gardens for your wedding.

Wish I could give more stars! This place is beyond amazing! We had our wedding here this Saturday, and it was perfect. All the guests were stunned with the grounds, and loved every minute. The kids were fully entertained by the garden games (which meant a lot as nearly half of our guests were kids!) . Graham was so helpful leading up to and on the day of the wedding and it meant a lot that he replied to any of my questions within a short period of time through email or phone which was very much appreciated. I loved the fact I could decorate myself. It's a day I will never forget.  The Orangery Suite is a hidden gem. And I really couldn't recommend it enough!     CJF August 2016

I photographed a wedding here on Monday and it was so lovely. We had all different types of weather, sun, rain, dark grey clouds, and it looked beautiful at every stage. It’s so picturesque and there are games on the ground to entertain everyone, from croquet to chess, there are various seating areas for photographs, it’s a beautiful little place. The reception was in a lovely marquee, and they did a barbecue for the wedding party. There’s a little bar inside too. I highly recommend it.    LG August 2018

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The Orangery Suite

Merley House Lane


Dorset BH21 3AA

01202 881368