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.

The Old Library set up for a wedding

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Wedding guests posing for a photo in front of Merley House

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Business & Corporate Event Venue Merley House Dorset

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“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.”


“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, Jo and the rest of your team for your hard work to make our big day come together as we had imagined. There was a lot of laughter and fun – the day was just perfect! We had lots of compliments regarding both the day and how lovely the house and setting is.”

Nettie & John

“Can’t thank you enough for helping us celebrate our son Ross’s 40th Birthday on Saturday. We had the most wonderful evening. The bar staff and security were absolutely brilliant. That was the second function we’ve had at Merley and we would recommend it to everyone. The party guests who’ve never been before were blown away by how lovely it is.”


“Thank you so much for the most amazing wedding it was everything we ever imagined! You and all your staff were amazing and everyone commented on how great and friendly you all were!”


“We had the most amazing day it honestly could not have been any better, our guests really enjoyed themselves. Thank you so much for organising the suppliers, putting out the decor, keeping the day organised and keeping me updated with what was going on. I had many guests comment on how well organised the day was so thank you very much”

Michelle & Brad

“We appreciated all the work that went into making our wedding day run as smooth and professional as it did!We had a wonderful day thanks to you and your staff”

Shelley & Stuart

“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

Dorset Function Venue

With a choice of four state rooms to suit any occasion, 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.

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 and professional staff on-hand to ensure that your event runs smoothly.

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.

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

iLawn and trees in front of Merley House

Photo by Lotus Photography UK

birdal suite

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Your Event, Your Choice


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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. 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.

Simply contact us to have a chat about your plans and to find out what we can do for you.

a black grand piano

Photo by Lotus Photography UK

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

Photo by Lotus Photography UK

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.
Contact Merley House