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Abbots Court

Abbots Court

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Abbots Court

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  • Beautiful countryside hotel in the heart of Dorset
  • Nestled in five acres of private woodland and garden
  • Licenced for civil ceremonies and partnerships
  • Boasting seven on-site and en suite bedrooms
  • Professional in-house catering options
  • Accommodates a maximum of 150 guests
  • A range of package options to suit all budgets
  • The perfect setting for bespoke, rural nuptials

This beautiful countryside house is nestled in five acres of private woodlands and grounds in the heart of Dorset. The perfect countryside retreat, this idyllic wedding venue can accommodate all-inclusive weddings of up to 150 guests for the evening reception.

Boasting a civil ceremony licence, brides and grooms can say their vows in the main house. And the team at Abbots Court House can cater for both intimate gatherings or lavish celebrations.


Abbots Court is a beautiful rural escape just outside Winterbourne Kingstone in the rolling Dorset countryside.

The fantastic team encourage each couple to make the space entirely their own on their wedding day. Whether you want to house your celebrations in the cosy main house or host an alfresco celebration in their outside event space, the site is a blank canvas for prospective brides and grooms to personalise.


This flexible setting offers a number of function spaces for your wedding celebrations. These can be found below.

Main House

Abbots Court House is a cosy setting for intimate wedding celebrations. With traditional country décor, warm accents and ornate fireplaces, the house can accommodate the ceremony, wedding breakfast, and evening reception.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 30 guests
Wedding Breakfast Capacity - 30 guests
Reception Capacity - 30 guests

Garden Marquee Wedding

Abbots Court House offers exclusive hire of the house and grounds, ensuring completely private celebrations. Brides and grooms can choose to have a fantastic marquee structure erected on the lawn to accommodate larger nuptials during the months of May to October.

This is the perfect setting for a balmy summer wedding. Brides and grooms can decide on their own marquee style and shape.

Wedding Breakfast Capacity - 150 guests
Reception Capacity - 150 guests


Complete with an exceptional team of in-house caterers, Abbots Court is inspired by the produce they grow, rear and forage for.

Couples can feel assured that the food is bursting with fresh and wholesome ingredients, as they only use produce grown and handpicked from their own walled kitchen garden or locally sourced from small businesses nearby.

Keeping things simple, they offer three incredible menu packages starting from £45 per head.

The team create bespoke drinks packages to suit you, whether that is fruity Pimms and lemonade or full bodied wine to be enjoyed during the wedding breakfast. Couples can also make use of their rustic and fully stocked and staffed bar for no additional cost.


Choose from two comprehensive venue hire packages depending on your preferences and celebration size. An example of the packages available can be found below;

In House Weddings - starting from £1,500
  • Maximum of 30 guests
  • Exclusive hire of Abbots Court House
  • Accommodation for 14 guests
  • Breakfast the following morning
  • Ceremony in the house with drinks reception
  • Sit down dinner with evening reception
Garden Marquee Weddings - starting from £1,200 (midweek) and £1,500 (weekend) - May - Oct 2019
  • Exclusive hire of Abbots Court House and Grounds
  • Overnight accommodation on the night of your wedding
  • Breakfast the following morning for guests at £45 a head
  • Hiring of marquee available at an extra price


Enabling brides, grooms and guests to take over Abbots Court House, the rooms can be hired exclusively.

Included in venue hire are six en suite bedrooms in the house as well as a luxury bridal suite for the bride and her bridal party to get ready.

To find out any more information, contact Abbots Court directly via the contact buttons below and to the side of the screen.

Abbots Court
East Street
Winterborne Kingston
DT11 9BH


  • Richard and Sarah 13.10.2018

    We just wanted to say again what a great day we had and to let you know how much we appreciate all the effort you put into making our day so wonderful! The wedding was lovely and cosy – exactly what we had wished for. We felt very much at home.

    All of our family and friends have told us how much they enjoyed the wedding and wanted to know how we managed to find such an amazing venue. We got told by our friends that the food was the best they have had in a very long time and that we have ‘raised the game’ for any future weddings.

    Sarah’s family also had a wonderful time staying with you. They thought their rooms were luxurious, but at the same time enjoyed the homely atmosphere and are planning to return in the near future. (Also Sarah’s mum is trying to find a good spot for bumblebee wallpaper in her house now...).

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