Ceremony Rooms and Locations Sunninghill Weddings venue in Dorchester offer you a choice of wedding locations within the main house and grounds. Outdoor ceremonies can be held on 'The Verandah' or in the 'Outdoor Classroom'. The 'Hall and Lobby' offer an unusual location where guests congregate on the spiral staircase to watch the ceremony. Alternatively, the 'Head's Study' offers space for a small and intimate wedding. For a more traditional ceremony we can offer a choice of the 'Drawing Room', the 'Garden Room' or the 'School Hall'.
Flexibility Couples can choose to hold their ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening reception at Sunninghill or any combination of the three. Whatever the decision, we are committed to providing cherished memories and will work hard to deliver a special day to remember. If you want something different; please ask!
Venue Hire (Includes Dressing of the Ceremony Room)
We offer exclusive use of the house and grounds for a daily hire fee currently £3600 (£3750 for 2019 and £4000 for 2020). When you book Sunninghill for your wedding ceremony and ongoing celebrations the venue is dressed for you including simple and elegant ivory window drapes, a choice of chair styles and floral arrangements which also act as your table centre pieces (these are commissioned from our venue florist to colour-match your wedding scheme).
NEW FOR 2019: CEREMONY ONLY OPTION FROM £750 (LIMITED AVAILABILITY) Couples looking for a special venue to exchange their vows will have the option to do this in the special surroundings of Sunninghill with use of the house and grounds for photographs for 2 hours. A post ceremony wedding drinks reception can also be served if required. Availability is limited to specific dates and time, Prices start from 40 guests up to a maximum 200 people - please enquire if you have a date in mind: Ceremony Only Venue Enquiry
We work with a small but exclusive group of outside caterers to offer you a choice of catering options from a traditional sit down meal to an outdoor BBQ, Picnic or Hog Roast. We also offer an 'All Inclusive' package featuring post ceremony welcome drink, two/three courses served at the table, tow glasses of of wine per person, a tea and coffee service and a glass of sparkling wine for your wedding toast; prices for 2017/18 start from £65 per guest (£25 for children).
Self-Catering You are welcome to cater you own wedding, please enquire about the facilities available. A charge of £250 is levied for this option.
Corkage You are welcome to supply your own drinks: a corkage charge of £5 per guest is made and this is irrespective of the quantity of alcohol provided. Couples choosing this option will be responsible for all aspects of the drinks service including provision go glassware, chilling facilities, garnishes, serving of the drinks and overseeing sensible consumption of the drinks provided.
To inspire you, we have included a selection of menu options in our e-brochure; individual catering quotations will be prepared for you following a discussion on your exact requirements.