A St. Giles House wedding is perfect for the couple looking to have a private destination wedding in a traditional countryside estate. St. Giles House is one of the most stunning and quintessential English countryside wedding venues in the United Kingdom. Located in Dorset, the family home prides itself on its lush family history and extraordinary renovation. Ultimately allowing it to be the wonderful venue and grounds it is today. The picturesque countryside of England is becoming more and more sought after by destination couples.
St. Giles House: The Restoration
Dating back to the 17th century, St. Giles House was severely damaged during WWII. In 2010, the massive restoration was officially underway in hopes to simply move the family back into their charming home. The large refurbishing was ultimately a 5 year long project. To this day, new improvements are being made when needed. Most recently completed is the 8 bedroom charming riding house right on the property. However, our favorite renovated accommodation on the grounds are the adorable pepperpot lodges. Perfectly quaint private cottages for your guests to house in on your wedding night.
St. Giles House: Weddings
Our favorite feature of St. Giles House is the multiple options the estate offers for ceremony, reception and after hours locations throughout the grounds. Any of their principal rooms are available to hold symbolic and civil ceremonies. The outdoor park is also available for ceremonies, weather permitting. For your reception, we recommend choosing the jaw dropping library to wow your guests. The library can hold up to 120 guests. You also get to choose between round or rectangle tables for your reception. Perhaps the most exciting detail, is the award winning basement speakeasy. It’s available for you and your guests to dance the night away after your reception dinner. Specifically, until the extended 2:00 a.m. curfew if desired. This can hold up to 200 of your nearest and dearest. The venue also offers a 1947 DE36 Daimler for the couple looking to arrive or leave in the ultimate getaway car.
St. Giles House offers exclusive rental of the entire property for your wedding or event. Reception rental & 2 nights accommodations for up to 22 guests on Friday and Saturday will run you £15,000. For Monday through Thursday, the cost is £10,500. Looking for ceremony only hire? That is available for £3,500.
Above all, St. Giles House is the perfect venue for both local and international couples looking for a swoon worthy wedding venue in Southwest England. Interested in learning more about having a St. Giles House Wedding? Inquire here to get the conversation started! Also, be sure check out our portfolio to view more of our U.K. destination weddings.