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
Weddings at The Orangery Suite
Full of character and charm, The Orangery Suite is a stunning and affordable venue for intimate and personal wedding ceremonies and receptions.
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 witness you say ‘I do’ in romantic surroundings. We are also licensed for outdoor wedding ceremonies within the beautifully landscaped walled garden. Our stunning, pagoda-style marquee,
seating up to 85 guests, is included, 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. There is no corkage charge for you to provide your own post ceremony or arrival drinks, wine with the meal and bubbly for toasts. In addition, 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 celebrations.
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.
We got married a couple of weeks ago at The Orangery Suite and although the day had to be altered due to COVID-19, we still had the most fantastic day at an amazing venue. Graham was absolutely fantastic from start to finish. There were many times we were unsure if we could get married but Graham was always on hand to answer any questions we had and kept us up to date with any developments. JW August 2020
The Orangery and historic walled garden is a unique setting that will provide you with:
Countless 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
5 stars!! The Orangery Suite is an absolutely incredible venue! We decided to get married there and we were not disappointed! Graham and team were amazing from start to finish. Graham gave continuous advice and support and was always there when needed. Graham and team allowed us to decorate the venue exactly how we wanted it and make it our own which we felt was such a lovely thing for us to be able to do. The grounds themselves are absolutely stunning, I recommend you go and see for yourselves! The games scattered around the venue were fantastic and a lot of our guests made use of these – laughing whilst doing so. No one was bored as there is so much fun to be had, the grounds are massive too so lots of space. Graham kindly played the music for us for the Ceremony so we didn’t have to ask one of our guests to do so and he provided a bar for our guests to purchase their drinks from. The whole day included full use of the venue and it’s grounds, a staffed/licensed bar and our own caterers (all optional).
It was so affordable, in fact, we couldn’t believe how reasonable it was! I searched for all sorts of venues when we got engaged and The Orangery Suite is by far the best venue, the best location, the best price and the best fun! Our wedding was relaxed which is what we wanted, the birds sang from start to finish which made it all the more special for us. When we booked The Orangery Suite we were planning to get married inside The Orangery Suite venue which is stunning, however shortly before our big day, Graham advised us that they are now licensed for outdoor ceremonies which we grabbed with both hands! The Marquee in the centre of the grounds is beautiful and perfect for events, it is spacious and bright, it made for an amazing day and our photos are amazing as a result. The whole day was absolutely perfect for us – even the rain held off at the right moments! We highly recommend The Orangery Suite for any event, you can’t go wrong! Thank you to Graham and team at The Orangery Suite for everything, you guys are incredible and we couldn’t be happier! SE June 2019