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Your wedding, your way...


Wedding Venue Hire

At Knighton House Weddings we offer you the flexibility to create your dream occasion within our beautiful Dorset wedding venue. No two events are ever the same and we celebrate the uniqueness of each event held at Knighton House. From a marquee wedding extravaganza on the lawns to an intimate civil ceremony and drinks reception within the house, we offer you exclusivity for your private event and flexible use of our beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces.

We offer two different venue hire options, House Only and House & Gardens.


House Only

This venue hire option is suitable for drinks receptions up to 120 guests and formal seated dining parties of up to 90 guests. Capri tents, gazebos and Chinese hats can be pitched in the garden the day before should you require them. House Only hire includes:

  • Exclusive use of spacious entrance hall and The Portman Suite, two interconnecting reception rooms accommodating up to 90 seated guests, use of cloakroom and three indoor toilets
  • Exclusive access to the grounds, gardens, lawns, orchard and play area for drinks and photographs
  • Onsite parking
  • Chiavari limewash chairs and a choice of tables for up to 90 guests
  • Exclusive use of spacious catering kitchen facilities in the house
  • Prior access to the house for venue dressing
  • In-house Venue Co-ordination service


House & Garden 

This venue hire option is suitable for parties of more than 90 guests or for clients who wish to utilise more of the site by using the gardens to pitch a marquee or tipi. We allow 5 days for the tent to be pitched and dismantled. House & Garden hire includes:

  • Exclusive use of grounds comprising terrace, a choice of two lawns on which to pitch a marquee or tipis, courtyard, children’s play area, orchard and parking field
  • Exclusive use of spacious catering kitchen facilities in the house
  • Outdoor power source to both lawns
  • Exclusive use of spacious entrance hall and staircase, The Portman Suite two interconnecting reception rooms opening onto the terrace, cloakroom and three indoor toilets
  • Prior access to the house and grounds for venue dressing
  • In-house Venue Co-ordination service

Please contact us for details of our hire prices and availability.



Suppliers

We offer the flexibility for you to work with your choice of wedding suppliers and we can offer you help and advice in sourcing your suppliers. We have a list of highly recommended local suppliers who we have had the pleasure of working with at Knighton House. Please contact us for details of our recommended suppliers.


Availability

Please note that as Knighton House operates as a day and boarding school, venue hire is only possible during certain term-time weekends and school holidays. Please contact us to discuss availability.