Events, Parties & Celebrations at Merley House - Private Function Venue in Dorset
Set overlooking the town of Wimborne Minster in Dorset, Merley House is an enchanting Georgian Manor House offering the perfect venue for your private function, celebration or party.
Private Event & Function Venue
With a choice of five 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 wakes.
Merley House can be booked exclusively for you and your guests to enjoy and we can tailor your event to meet your requirements. We are proud to work with a fantastic selection of local caterers who can provide high quality food and professional service for your event, if catering is required.
We understand the importance of your event and we will do all we can to ensure everything is perfect for you and your guests. With excellent facilities and a wealth of experienced and friendly staff, Merley House has a lot of offer, enabling you to host your private event in comfort and style, with beautiful surroundings.
Rooms To Suit Any Occasion
The Old Library
This is the largest of the rooms for hire. It is decorated in grey and features plasterwork clouds and sunbursts within an arabesque and garlanded border. It can accommodate a ball or party with dancing and live music. The spacious classical entrance hall makes for a grand impression and leads to a magnificent staircase. Capacity: 100 People.
The Drawing Room
Decorated predominantly in green with white cornicing and detailed in gold, this room boasts an impressive chimney piece in white and green marble. The ceiling has a large central oval depicting ‘The Judgement of Paris’. The Drawing Room is perfect for smaller events, drinks receptions or buffets. Capacity: 40 People.
The Dining Parlour
Situated in the north-west corner of the building, this room is decorated in blue tones. Features an impressive fireplace and a captivating ceiling that incorporates a depiction of Bacchus receiving a cup of wine from Ceres. The Dining Parlour is perfect for smaller events, drinks receptions or buffets. Capacity: 40 People.
The Old Nursery
Located on the first floor of Merley House (stair only access) this room is perfectly suited to smaller, more intimate events or for the safe storage of your guests’ belongings when using other rooms. It features three full-length windows, providing panoramic views of the nearby town of Wimborne Minster.
*Please note – The Nursery is only available for use at weekends