Abbots Court is an enchanting wedding venue nestled in the rural Dorset countryside. It offers completely exclusive access to the estate for the entire weekend or for as long as you wish.


Is your venue available for exclusive hire?

Here at Abbots Court we like to refer to our Weddings as an experience rather than a Wedding day and therefore offer exclusive use for a minimum of 2 nights.

What is your capacity?

Our Ceremony capacity is 80, Wedding breakfast 120 and evening reception 150

Are you pet friendly?

100% Yes.

Do you offer accommodation?

Our hire price includes the accommodation at Abbots Court (9 bedrooms) for the 2 nights. We also offer 6 x luxury glamping pods and have an additional property less than 2 miles away offering a further 8 bedrooms.


All the staff are extremely friendly, professional and helpful. The venue is absolutely stunning with so many beautiful areas in both the garden and the venue itself.

Laura and Dan

Where do I start? From arrival at the house the day before my wedding, through to the ceremony on the Saturday, ‘chilled’ family day on the Sunday, then finally checkout on the Monday, every single moment was absolutely superb. Christina and Elizabeth are the most welcoming, charming hosts who made us feel relaxed and that nothing was too much trouble. Cat and all the staff on the day of our magical wedding, ensured everything was perfect, totally seamless and quite frankly, the fairytale day of dreams. The venue itself is out of this world. Simply stunning with breathtaking taking views that wooed our guests. I’m still on cloud 9 and will stay here for the foreseeable future. Abbots Court will hold a piece of our hearts forever.

Hannah & James

We booked Abbots Court after a chance viewing and what felt like fate with our dream date becoming free the coming year. We knew the venue suited our vision of the wedding day, but it was the way that the staff saw the whole wedding weekend that filled us with the confidence to book (even with a lot of the venue still CGI drawings!) We were not disappointed when it came to our last planning meeting and seeing everything in its full glory and on the day it was perfect. The ability to have friends stay the weekend with us, the informal but beautiful look and feel of Abbots Court and the amazing staff meant we truly had the best day of our lives. We were able to make a weekend of it by hosting a sports day at the venue the next day and everything was made so easy by Cat and the team. Set up was a breeze, we were given a whole day to prepare and that took the stress out of the big day, which isn’t always a luxury that venues give couples. We booked Abbots Court, Almer Manor and the Shepard’s huts on site - all provided incredible experiences for our guests and the feedback we have had from everyone that stayed has been amazing. The luxury and well thought out venues added to our wedding experience and guests were definitely keen to try and stay again in future! We want to say a massive thank you for everything you did to answer the questions (no matter how big or small) and for all the thought and advice that went into making our day truly about us, and not just a carbon copy or a template that couldn’t be veered from. It will be a day we never forget and the whole team were a massive part of that.

Keri & Adam

We choose Abbots for our wedding venue and so very glad we did... Its like no other. The house itself is absolutely stunning and exceptionally well equipped. The latest additions to the venue (the stable and the marquee) have been both designed and built to a very high standard. Beyond the awesomeness of the venue itself those who work for Simon and James obviously care and know their stuff. Christina had her finger on the pulse throughout. You guys made our day (and that of guests!) Thank you and we can't wait for the next wedding we attend at Abbots ;)

Aimee & Terry

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