The Orangery Suite has hosted many weddings, social and business functions over the years and we are always very grateful to receive positive feedback from satisfied customers. Here is a selection:

Thank you so much for everything you did for us on our wedding day !!!! It was all perfect in every way !! You provided an outstanding level of service and quality and we are truly grateful for everything you did. K&C October 2018

Kate and I just wanted to say a massive thank you for yesterday. It was the most perfect day and we are so pleased we picked The Orangery Suite for our wedding. Thank you again so much for helping make our day so special. S&K April 2018

 

Thank you so much for the best day ever. We had such a good day. Everyone one had a great time and commented on how beautiful the Orangery was. MB July 2018

I just wanted to say a big thank you to you and your staff for giving us such an amazing wedding reception on Saturday. In spite of the rain, we all got out to play some games and I had so many people telling me how beautiful The Orangery is and what a perfect setting it was. Special thanks to you to Graham for your help and advice leading up to and on the day. C&A August 2018

Would love to thank Graham and his team at the Orangery Suite for all the help before and during our wedding. They went out of their way to help us. The gardens were amazing and the weather held off. Thank you again.  ZS August 2018

Such a beautiful place! Everyone that came to our wedding reception here really enjoyed it. It was a perfect place for all ages and the children had lots of fun in a safe environment. Thank you very much to the staff at the Orangery Suite. LE August 2018

Just wanted to say a massive thank you to Graham and everything you did to help our day run smooth and be so special, this venue is amazing so glad we came here x BF June 2017

We got married here just over 2 weeks ago. This was the first and only venue we viewed for our wedding....as soon as we set foot in the gardens we knew it was the perfect venue for the relaxed summer wedding that we wanted! We didn't want a hotel or country house as we didn't like how the day was too 'structured' and we wanted something a bit different. We wanted to be able to choose how our day went and change the order of things as we pleased. The Orangery Suite lets you decorate things exactly as you want them and you have the whole venue to put your own stamp on. The huge range of garden games were an added bonus as free entertainment for our wedding guests and they were really popular on the day. Unfortunately, despite it being July, it was drizzly on and off throughout the day but it definitely didn't ruin anything and Graham was really helpful with changing things around for us, plus it still stayed dry at the times we needed it to and we got all our outside pics. I wish we could have our wedding all over again just to go back to the Orangery Suite, it really is stunning with so many great backdrops for photos. Thanks so much Graham! This is the perfect hidden gem for weddings and we will try to find any excuse to have another party here at some point. HC August 2017

Thank you OS you enabled Ash and Rob to have a beautiful wedding in your stunning setting. We all loved it, in fact you saw my tears when we arrived. My Daughter had the day of her dreams so what more can I ask? CM August 2017

We would just to say a massive thank you to you and your team for everything you did to make our day go smoothly. Everything was perfect and you facilitated our needs perfectly. We really appreciated the time you spent with us before the day and your unobtrusive presence throughout the day. Everybody loved the venue, and its the perfect place for what we needed. R&A August 2017

Thank you so much Graham for such a wonderful venue and for being so amazing yesterday... it was perfect. I've left you a little something in the kitchen to say thank you. ​Huge thanks JM September 2017

Amazing gardens, so spacious and plenty of games for children to play with, especially if the weather is good. A great venue, thoroughly recommend it. NG June 2017

Kristina and I had an amazing day for our wedding at the Orangery Suite last year. All of our guests commented on how lovely the venue is, helping to create a nice relaxed atmosphere for the day. The guests were kept entertained throughout, with all of the available activities keeping the kids (young and old!) occupied. We would like to reserve a special thank you for Graham, who provided an exceptional level of service before and on our special day, helping to make sure we had everything organised, and making the day run smoothly. We would recommend this venue to anyone having a wedding, or any other event. PL February 2016

The Orangery Suite is a truly stunning venue! All of our guests had a wonderful day and we have had many positive feedback regards this lovely setting. Paul and I are so pleased we chose to have our wedding at The Orangery Suite and would whole heartedly recommend The Orangery Suite to all. Thank you Graham for all your help and well done to you and your team for providing such a magical place.     SNM October 2016

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

This place is just so beautiful. If you are after a wedding venue that allows you to decorate and put your own touch on everything then this is your venue. Everything was so easy going and I decorated the venue exactly how I wanted it. It was the best day ever. Thank you so much! Highly recommended.     JG August 2016

I just wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you so much for your hospitality on our wedding day at the Orangery. We had a fantastic day and all our guests couldn't of been more complimentary of the venue and beautiful gardens you have at the Orangery. The day went as perfect as it could of and we couldn't of been happier with the service delivered on the day. I know that not only did Lee and I have a memorable day but our guests did too. The children were entertained all day.  If ever anyone needs a venue for a family event or even for ourselves I shall be recommending the yourselves at the Orangery. Thanks again.     LM July 2016

We had the most perfect day on Friday! Everything about The Orangery Suite is just beautiful, all of our guests were so impressed with the grounds and there's so much to do to entertain! I would highly recommend you to everyone. Thank you for the best day ever.     GL July 2016

We both would like to say a big thank you for making our day so special, the grounds and marquee looked absolutely beautiful and were so perfect. All the guests loved it, there is lots to do there and of course to top it off was the gorgeous weather. I would highly recommend this venue to anyone for the perfect dream wedding. Thank you.     R&J August 2015

 

Our wedding could not have been more perfect. The setting is ideal for guests of all ages from naughty Best Men throwing golf balls at each other to children who play all day, not a squeak was heard from any of them except at pudding time. The gardens were stunning in full Spring bloom and everything we had requested was laid on without a hitch. Fabulous staff, very professional. A marvellous day in a beautiful and almost secret walled garden. If only you could get married more than once, I'd go back next weekend!     HT May 2015

 

Just an email to say how much we enjoyed our wedding yesterday, thanks for providing such an amazing location, everyone commented on how great it was and the kids enjoyed themselves so much that they want to come back! The location gave us the ideal relaxed environment we wanted and the weather couldn't have been better. Thanks once again.     K&D August 2015

 

Thank you so so much for a wonderful afternoon - it was enjoyed by all. Stunning gardens and location. Will be highly recommending you to all. Will be back again. PS my son thought it was the coolest place ever!     SBT May 2015

 

Hi Thank you Graham and the team, we had a fantastic time at our daughters wedding. The grounds are stunning and you all helped to make it just the most perfect day. Thank you.     BW July 2015

 

Thank you to everyone who made it such a wonderful day. ... couldn't have been in a more lovely venue. Thank you Graham and The Vintage Tea Co for such a relaxed day.     KE August 2015

 

Thank you so so much for helping to make our day so amazing. Everyone loved the venue and everything was perfect, in fact, it was better than perfect!     S&P June 2014

 

I just wanted to say thank you for all your help in making K&J's wedding day special. The venue is beautiful and superbly kept and everyone loved it. I would highly recommend The Orangery Suite to everyone looking for a delightful venue in beautiful surroundings.     SA October 2014

 

We would like to give the biggest of thank-yous for helping us have the perfect wedding. The venue gave us the perfect setting for our big day and Graham was so helpful in making sure that everything ran smoothly, both on the day and in the preparations and endless barrage of questions. Couldn't recommend the Orangery Suite enough!     KW November 2014

 

Great venue for our wedding on 4th August 2014. Graham was so helpful with the planning and set-up and ensuring everything was perfect on the day! No shortage of activities around the beautifully landscaped walled garden, like croquet, giant chess, table tennis, boules. Such a tranquil setting with many quiet spots to relax. Highly recommended!   CB August 2014

 

Thank you so much for the work you did at the weekend to enable mum and dads wedding anniversary to go so smoothly. Everyone enjoyed it and so many guests commented on the amazing surrounds and venue.     ND September 2014

 

Thank you Graham and the rest of your team for making the start of our special day so amazing. All our guests loved the venue and adored the gardens and activities. Thank you.     TD September 2014

 

Thank you so much. We had an amazing day - one that we will remember for ever. Thank you so much for all your help before the day, during and after. We could not have asked for a better day and venue.     L&M May 2013 

 

Thank you for all your help with our wedding day. Everyone was blown away with how beautiful The Orangery is. It has to be one of the best wedding venues in the area. We had the most perfect day.   M&L September 2012

 

Thank you for all your help and support over the last few years. The Orangery Suite is a fantastic venue and we are very grateful to be able to use this for our training.  Julias House Childrens Hospice November 2014

 

As a management and team development specialist and an ardent advocate for including kinaesthetic learning into our programmes where appropriate, I am always keen to find a venue which understands our needs without fuss, complaint, or constraints which may impact our programmes. The Orangery Suite offers a clean tranquil setting; backed up by a supportive hassle free service; as such it has become our preferred venue whenever we’re working offsite with groups from the Poole area.     Elemental Development Ltd September 2014

 

Just wanted to say many thanks for the arrangements yesterday. The room was just right for us and the compliments on the catering and facilities were excellent. We managed to get loads done, so a very good working environment.     Bournemouth Borough Council November 2013

 

Thank you again for all your help and for letting us use your beautiful facilities. It is always a pleasure and the staff really enjoy the venue.     Julias House Childrens Hospice February 2013

 

We just wanted to say thank you for all your help and support in making our wedding day so special. The Orangery Suite was a perfect setting for our vintage themed wedding and we were also very lucky with the weather which helped to enhance the natural beauty of the gardens.     A&G Jul 2012

 

We’d like to say many thanks for the professional service we received from you and your staff at The Orangery Suite. The venue was the perfect choice for us, a relaxed setting with beautiful grounds and the privacy we were after. The wedding and honeymoon may well be over but we shall always have happy memories of our special day.     J&L July 2011

 

Just wanted to say a massive thank you and well done for coping with the Alice in Wonderland madness. You helped make everything so easy for us, from the furniture hire to the bar service. The grounds were beautiful and our day was magical in every sense of the word. We are truly forever thankful.     A&S September 2011

 

Just a quick email to thank you so much for everything you did towards making our wedding day such a perfect day.  Everyone thought the venue was exquisite (which it is) and we were so lucky with the weather which meant people could explore the lovely gardens.     M&J September 2011

 

Just a note to say thank you so much for all your help in the lead up to our wedding and on the day itself. The venue looked beautiful and we had the most perfect day, the sun even shone for us! Everything was just as we had hoped, and you really did us proud. I would thoroughly recommend The Orangery to anyone and I know all our guests feel the same.   K&L June 2010

 

Thank you very much for all your help and assistance in making our wedding day last weekend so memorable. The Orangery and gardens were stunning and all of our guests have commented on the setting and how wonderful it was. It was a   special day for us and we will treasure the memories for a very long time. We will have no hesitation in recommending The Orangery and know our guests will do the same.     M&A June 2010

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

We held our wedding reception here in August and throughout the whole build up Graham couldn’t have been more accommodating. Any changes or updates we had were always dealt with quickly and easily. The venue was wonderful and the team couldn’t have done anymore to make our day, our day! Couldn’t fault anything and all the guests loved their time!! Thank you!! AH August 2018

Excellent Venue, Beautiful Gardens, Will book again! Intergage Ltd August 2018

 

My son got married at the Orangery. There was a gorgeous marquee, and the grounds are really pretty at this time of year. The attraction of the Merley Orangery was the outside activities which, with stunning weather, we all made good use of. There was a rope climbing frame which both the bride and groom tackled, table football, volleyball, chess, croquet, mini golf and more. Fab place. KM September 2018

 

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

An absolutely perfect day! A big thank you from myself and Gemma Riggs to Graham and all the staff from The Orangery, and also the team from Sorrels, you were all fantastic. DG August 2017

Thanks so much for a perfect day. We loved every minute of it. The venue is truly stunning and we couldn't have asked for a better day. G&D August 2017

My daughter got married here August bank holiday last year and it was amazing. The staff were lovely, really friendly and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble and the guests said it was not only a wedding but a day out for all too. A chance of fun for all. A real family and friends day. KC July 2017

We just wanted to drop you an email to say a massive thank you to you and your staff for all that you did for us on our wedding day. Even though the weather was wet everyone still had an amazing time and its such a beautiful venue. So thank you again. TM August 2017

Perfect, beautiful, everything I dreamed of. BF June 2017

My wife and I got married at The Orangery Suite on June 3rd 2017 and we could not fault it. The venue is stunning and with so many activities it gave our guests so much to do and stay entertained. Graham was always on hand and ready to help when we needed it. The venue is really good for photographs and allows for some more relaxed action shots when playing games. We couldn't imagine having our wedding anywhere else. MB June 2017

I've organised two family parties here over the past two years and Graham and his team have always been really helpful. It's a stunning venue and the facilities are wonderful. Highly recommended. KK May 2017

We had our wedding and reception here last May. Graham was brilliant and was really helpful and provided what we required. The day was perfect and the location is perfect. Just what we wanted! Really highly recommended. All our friends and family commented on how relaxing, beautiful the place is and what a hidden treasure it is. One friend was so impressed that her soon to be sister in law has booked her wedding and reception here in June this year. Cannot rate this place enough.               JS April 2016

Our day was perfect set in your magical beautiful grounds. We could not of wished for a better venue. It gave us the freedom to do it our way and fill it with relaxed happy people and children.     SMS September 2016

I was blown away by the Orangery Suite when I first saw it and I'm so glad Matt and I chose it for our wedding venue. The Orangery and the grounds are absolutely stunning and the marquee is lovely. The children at the wedding were able to just run free and enjoy the activities in the garden whilst the adults could relax and also enjoy what the venue had to offer. The crazy golf, croquet and volleyball proved very popular! Thank you Graham for all of your help. A truly wonderful venue!     EW October 2016

Thank you so much for allowing us to marry at The Orangery Suite last Friday. We had a truly wonderful day and could not have wished for more. We are so happy everything went to plan and would like to thank you for the big part you played in that.  We've reviewed lots of lovely feedback about the venue.  Our guests enjoyed the beautiful gardens and loved taking part in the variety of games on offer. I also saw that the picture frames were particularly popular!     NP August 2016

We just wanted to thank you for your wonderful help towards our wedding day! We had so many comments on how beautiful the venue was and we were so thrilled with how the marquee looked, it was perfect and just as we had imagined! Lot of lovely compliments on all of the details. With such a pretty surrounding the rain didn't get us down :). We will be recommending The Orangery Suite whenever we get the chance. LP June 2016

Idyllic calm beautiful family friendly. Fabulous place for any special event. Your guests will be amazed by the grounds. Memorable wedding ceremony exceeded expectations.     CEH June 2016

I would highly recommend The Orangery for any celebration. Beautiful gardens and the marquee is the best I have ever seen. The service is excellent and I don't think I could find a better place for family and friends to get together so thank Orangery for a wonderful day yesterday. TP May 2016

I had my wedding at The Orangery Suite at the end of July, and I can't recommend the venue and it's management enough. Our wedding didn't quite go to plan, and we had to swap the timetable around on the day. Graham couldn't have been more helpful and as a result we had a brilliant day. The gardens are stunning and the outdoor games provided loads of entertainment for our guests. We worried that as we had 6 hours there before moving on to our evening venue that it might drag, but in reality it flew past, and we were still dragging people off the table football when it was time to leave. I live in the north east, and so we had to plan the wedding from afar, with lots of emails and phone calls. I have to say how good Graham was at staying in touch - he responded very promptly every time and no request was too much bother. It is a stunning venue with excellent personal service.     GLD August 2015

 

I just wanted to say a massive thank you to Graham for being so great and calm throughout the whole experience. The venue and grounds are truly beautiful and I couldn't even imagine my wedding more perfect! It was the best day of our lives so far. I highly recommend it to anyone.     IS August 2015

 

Incredible venue. Graham was helpful and accommodating. We had the most wonderful 1940s themed 70th birthday party. The gardens are just beautiful and all the additional activities a real bonus for the small people and adults alike. I would love to use this venue again and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.     KM July 2015

 

I want to thank you very much for Saturday. You and your staff were so obliging and everything went so smoothly. We all had a fantastic day and the children enjoyed themselves immensely. The Orangery is the perfect venue for us as it lovely and so safe. It's also a real bonus to have the marquee and the sports/games available - and also the bar. I'd also like to say how much we appreciate the low rental cost, which means we will be able to hold similar events at The Orangery in the future. We know how much it means to the families we work with to get together like this. They can relax and chat with others who understand the challenges they face while their children make new friends.     HD July 2015

 

Thank you for allowing us to get married at The Orangery. It's a totally gorgeous place and our guests have commented how wonderful it is there - even that it's the best wedding they'd ever been to! We wish we could do it all over again. Thank you for all your help, before and on the day. We were totally relaxed  knowing you had everything sorted. We will totally recommend you to others. Perfect place, perfect day and lots of memories made for everyone.     C&V August 2014

 

On behalf of my husband and myself, we would like to thank Graham and his staff for our wonderful wedding held at The Orangery Suite on 22nd August. We could not of asked for a better venue. The grounds are stunning. Everyone commented on how peaceful and relaxed the whole event was. The whole day went without incident all thanks to the help and excellent communications from Graham. Some of our guests have been considering The Orangery for future events. Thank you again it was all we wanted and more.     HD September 2014

 

It couldn't have been a more perfect day! Our guests commented on the beautiful gardens and the children loved the games. I can't wait to see our professional photos as there were so many gorgeous areas around the garden. For us, we didn't want a registry office as our local wasn't as special as we imagined, and the over priced hotels limited us greatly. The Orangery Suite was a perfect middle ground and amazingly priced. Graham was incredibly helpful and nothing was too much to ask. Thank you.     FG September 2014

 

Please pass on our thanks to your staff for everything they did yesterday in making the day a great success.  The grounds and setting are stunning and the children were all kept occupied which was fantastic. We were so lucky with the weather - it couldn’t have been any better. Also, a big thank you to you for all your help and professionalism throughout all the stages of making the day happen, I really do appreciate everything you did in helping make the day go so well.     Spetisbury Construction June 2014

 

The Orangery Suite is an excellent venue for management development workshops and team building events as it provides a spacious, flexible and relaxed environment. We have used The Orangery on a number of occasions for training events in Dorset as both the indoor and outdoor space meet our needs, and have always found the service and catering to be of a high standard.     Business Improvement Processes Ltd  September 2014

 

Thank you once again for excellent hospitality all round. Lots of people were very impressed and I think you'll be getting a few more bookings coming your way.     Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust March 2013

 

I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say thank you again to you and your team for looking after us so well last Wednesday - it was a really enjoyable event and the food was delicious!  Dorset Chamber of Commerce & Industry July 2013

 

Thank you for your wonderful services, cooperation and advice on our wedding day at The Orangery Suite. We really had a wonderful day.     L&U April 2013

 

We would like to say a huge thank you for your services at The Orangery Suite. Our guests were overwhelmed with the venue/gardens etc. We will be recommending you to friends and family, as The Orangery Suite gets 100% from us for weddings.     O&L July 2012

 

Thank you for providing us with such a beautiful venue for our wedding day. Our guests were well entertained. It was perfect.     A&J August 2012

 

Just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your hard work both on the day and in the lead up to our wedding reception last Friday. We had such a wonderful day as did our family and friends and cannot thank you enough for your hand in it.     C&F August 2012 

 

We would like to thank you for our lovely wedding held at The Orangery Suite. The setting was perfect and you looked after our every need.     A&J September 2012

 

Thank you for the use of The Orangery on Saturday. It was a wonderful venue for S & S’s reception. I have received numerous comments already saying how much people enjoyed themselves, and how beautiful the gardens were. The marquee also attracted very positive comments. Thank you for all the work you put into preparing everything for us. We would certainly look to use The Orangery again for any events we organise - and would highly recommend it.     D&M July 2011

 

Many thanks indeed for your support and guidance throughout the planning and on the day of K & M’s wedding. The venue is lovely and everything came together, even better than we had imagined it would. We have received some lovely comments and know that the day was really enjoyed.     SD June 2011

 

Thank you so much for all your hard work, help and advice in the lead up to our wedding day at The Orangery. It was a perfect day and The Orangery was the most fantastic venue for our   reception. Such beautiful gardens and so well looked after. We had so many comments on how lovely it was and how many didn’t realise it was on their doorsteps.     N&A May 2010

 

Just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your help on our wonderful wedding day at The Orangery. What a great day, everyone thought The Orangery and the grounds were absolutely beautiful. Thank you for making us all feel so welcome and relaxed. It was a fantastic day and really was a perfect setting. We will most certainly recommend The Orangery on to family and friends.     M&J June 2010

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