Welcome to Merley House, an enchanting 18th century Georgian manor house and the perfect setting for a wedding reception, civil ceremony, conference, corporate event or private party.

Weddings Civil Ceremonies Venue Merley House Dorset

Dorset Wedding Venue

Merley House can be booked exclusively for you and your guests to enjoy as a magical wedding venue or as an affordable alternative to a registry office, thanks to our ceremony licence. Our event team will help you plan your perfect day with packages to suit every budget.

Weddings & Civil Ceremonies Venue
Business & Corporate Event Venue Merley House Dorset

Dorset Business Venue

Whether it is a meeting, seminar, networking event or trade fair, Merley House are able to offer competitive rates that include the use of many different technologies, optional catering and professional staff on-hand to ensure that your event runs smoothly.

Business & Corporate Events Venue
Dorset Function Venue Merley House

Dorset Function Venue

With a choice of four state rooms to suit any occasion and in-house catering options, Merley House is a perfect venue for dinner dances, balls, luncheons, parties, anniversaries, christenings, naming ceremonies and commemorations. Host your private event in style and comfort.

Private Events & Functions Venue

Perfect Function Venue in Dorset

Conveniently located just one mile south of Wimborne Minster, and within easy reach of Dorset and Hampshire, Merley House is a highly recommended venue for any kind of occasion, whether large or small, for business and for pleasure.

  • Weddings & Civil Ceremonies

  • Business/Corporate Events

  • Dinner Dances & Balls

  • Conferences & Seminars

  • Club/Society Luncheons

  • Parties & Anniversaries

  • Meetings & Networking Events

  • Christenings & Naming Ceremonies

  • Commemorations & Remembrance

A grand 18th century manor house situated behind a garden with a fountain
A large elegant room with a grand piano situated at one end. Several round tables and chairs are laid out to one end of the room
multiple elaborately decorated tables laid out with flowers and silverware. Bunting hangs from the ceiling
Merley House Wedding & Function Venue Dorset

Your Event, Your Choice


In-House Event Planning

We believe everyone is unique and so is every event and celebration so we are happy to spend time with you, tailoring the day to your individual requirements. With excellent facilities and a wealth of experienced and friendly staff Merley House has a lot of offer.



“Perfect!  Just perfect in every way!  Both Grahame and myself were thrilled with the success of our Golden Wedding event! Guests spoke of their delight at gathering in such an interesting building and made positive comment about the lawns and fountain display with pathways and floral trimmings too!  We thank the whole Merley House team for being so helpful and warm hearted during the planning process (over a couple of years!) and on the actual day.”

Betty & Grahame

“Many thanks for a very successful day on Friday.  The Conference was a great success, and I must say that everyone from Merley House was very friendly and very helpful and a real credit to you.”

Caroline, Jurassic Maths

“Thank you for all your help and support for our wedding, we had the most glorious time, better than we could have ever dreamed of.”


“I just wanted to say ‘thank you’ to you and all your team for all the hard work you put into the preparations for our concert on Sunday evening and particularly to Kirsty, who worked so hard on the day. It all went really well.  Everyone commented on what a beautiful venue Merley House is and how it made the evening very special.”


” Well done Merley House what an absolutely fabulous day you put for my daughter (Hannah) and her now wife. Thank you so much ”


” We had a lovely time on Sunday, so helpful and friendly. Everyone loved the house, how could they not! A big thank you to you Nicky for helping us arrange our lovely day! ”

Roy & Maureen

“ I honestly can’t thank every single one of you enough – we had the most incredible day from start to finish, the venue was absolutely gorgeous and all of your staff were beyond amazing – we couldn’t have asked for a better day and a better venue. Thank you so so much, what an amazing day and evening – and what a party it was!! “

Francesca & Luke
a black grand piano
Entrance to Merley House. A stone staircase leading to large wooden doors with two small trees on either side
an ornate staircase with wooden railings and a carpeted floor

Planning a Wedding, Private Event or Business Function?

To speak to us about hosting your event at Merley House please call us on 01202 885024.
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