A luxury wedding venue in the Dorset countryside

Are you looking for a stunning wedding venue, or a location to host a big birthday, anniversary or other celebration? Downwood offers an elegant and tranquil setting for your special day.

Say ‘I do’ on our private estate

A wedding at Downwood comes with exclusive use of all our luxury self-catering accommodation. With almost 30 acres of secluded, private grounds to stage the wedding of your dreams.

The Manor House is the perfect venue for an intimate wedding for you and up to 34 of your nearest and dearest. Or are you planning a larger celebration? We can arrange a marquee for you in our beautiful grounds, with enough space to host up to 100 guests.

Maybe you have your heart set on an outdoor wedding? Our landscaped gardens provide the ideal setting for this – and it’s perfect for an evening dancing under the stars. Along with our vast woodland and vineyard, the grounds also provide plenty of amazing photo opportunities.

Between the Manor House and our other 11 properties at Downwood, you would have room for up to 38 guests to stay overnight as well. Plus up to 10 four-legged friends. You and your guests would have full access to all our amenities during your stay. So you can pamper yourselves with a glass of fizz and a soak in one of our luxury hot tubs ahead of your big day. Or you might even fancy a dip in the pool or a jaunt through our woodland to calm any pre-wedding nerves!

Your wedding day at Downwood

Every wedding is unique and filled with special, personalised touches to make it unforgettable. At Downwood, you’re in control. You have the freedom to choose exactly what you want. From the flowers and food to the entertainment and décor.

Our estate does not hold a licence. So the legal bit of your wedding would need to take place at a register office. However, Downwood is perfect for a humanist, celebrant-led ceremony, or blessing – or your wedding reception. And we’d be happy to help find you a local celebrant if you need one.

There are also many amazing local caterers, florists, DJs, hairdressers and other suppliers. Just ask and we can happily put you in touch with them.

Big or small, whatever your theme is, we’ll be on hand to assist with anything you need. We’re here to ensure your big day runs without a hitch.

Please get in touch to book a viewing.