Weddings & Civil Ceremonies at Merley House Function & Wedding Venue in Dorset
Unlike many wedding and civil ceremony venues, Merley House can be booked exclusively for you and your guests to enjoy. As such it offers elegance, refinement and seclusion for your special occasion.
Licensed for Marriages & Civil Partnerships
Merley House has 3 state rooms licensed for ceremonies, making it a perfect wedding venue or affordable alternative to a registry office, thanks to our ceremony license. You can book Merley House exclusively for you and your guests to enjoy, allowing you to host the entire day from one location.
At Merley House we are more than happy to tailor our packages to your individual requirements. We believe everyone is unique and so is every event and celebration, so let your imagination take over and enjoy the freedom to create your perfect day.
We are proud to work with a fantastic selection of local caterers who can provide high quality food and professional service for your event. You can download our list of recommended caterers here.
Rooms for Weddings & Civil Ceremonies
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 ceremonies, 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 ceremonies, drinks receptions or buffets. Capacity: 40 People.
The Old Nursery
Located on the first floor of Merley House (stair only access) this room is perfect for the bridal party, a creche or for the safe storage of personal items. It features three full-length windows, providing panoramic views of the nearby town of Wimborne Minster.
*Please note – The Nursery is only available on weekdays when booking a wedding ceremony/wedding breakfast but is available all day on weekends
The Grand Entrance Hall
Merley House boasts a classical entrance hall that provides a great first impression for your guests. The hall features a grand fireplace and a beautiful plasterwork ceiling. This area leads to The Old Library and to our magnificent staircase which is a perfect setting for photographs.
Helping To Plan Your Special Day
Pre-planning is essential and to ensure your special ocassion goes like a dream we are happy to spend time with you, tailoring the day to your individual requirements. We understand the importance of your day and we will do all we can to ensure everything is perfect for you and your guests.
We have wedding packages available to suit every budget, including flowers, decorations and catering. We can also recommend other professional services such as photographers, car hire, entertainment and local accommodation. To view our recommended suppliers, click here
With excellent facilities and a wealth of experienced and friendly staff, Merley House offers elegance, refinement and seclusion for your special occasion.