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Dillington House

Dillington House

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Dillington House

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  • Fantastic Grade II*-listed 16th-century venue
  • Located in Ilminster
  • Accommodation for up to 73 wedding guests
  • Can seat up to 120 guests for a formal reception meal
  • Exceptional in-house catering team
  • Licensed to host civil marriage and partnerships
  • Orangery available for 'outdoor' wedding ceremonies
  • Exclusive hire available by arrangement

This fascinating and historic mansion regularly plays host to some of Somerset's finest weddings. Surrounded by the many acres of the Dillington House Estate, with luscious landscaped gardens featuring a ceremony-licensed orangery and offering a great deal more besides, it comes as no surprise that many of Dillington House's available dates are in popular demand!

Dillington House is able to accommodate up to 73 guests overnight, and can cater for up to 120 for a formal wedding reception. This flexible Somerset wedding venue is available for exclusive hire, or if you prefer, you can just commandeer the house's modern Hyde building.


There is indeed plenty of history to talk about when it comes to Dillington House! This fascinating Grade II*-listed E-plan mansion was constructed during the 1500s, and underwent a number of renovations through the 17th and 19th centuries. The house has been the residence of a number of high-profile knights of the realm, most notably Lord North, who served as Britain's Prime Minister during the infamous American War of Independence in the 1770s.

The Tudor house was significantly remodelled in an extensive programme of works in the 19th century, during which much of its surviving Jacobean styling was added.

Today Dillington House benefits from the addition of The Hyde, a brilliant example of modern architecture. It currently operates throughout the year as an events, wedding and conference venue.


Wedding celebrations at Dillington House can either take place with exclusive use of the main house, or as a separate function within the stunning Hyde building.

Exclusive Weddings In The House

If you hire Dillington House exclusively, you will have full access to rooms within the building, the luscious landscaped gardens and also the bedrooms. The house can seat up to 120 guests in three separate dining rooms for a formal reception meal.

After your wedding breakfast is over, you and your guests can relax in the main bar, or filter through to adjacent rooms. Then move on to The Hanning Room in order to get your evening reception party underway!

The Garden Room

Couples who don't wish to hire the house exclusively have the alternative option to host their wedding reception in the spectacular and modern Hyde building, in The Garden Room. This space is able to cater up to 75 guests.

Ceremonies And The Orangery

Dillington House is fully licensed for civil marriage and partnership ceremonies, and it sports its very own Orangery, which is absolutely perfect for summery and bright weddings. Get in touch with the team from Dillington House to find out more about conducting your ceremony there.


Dillington House offers overnight accommodation in 40 ensuite bedrooms. These comfortable and well-appointed rooms are able to accommodate up to 73 of your guests, and come in a variety of double, single and twin configurations.

The rooms are spread across Dillington House's three principal buildings, including the Main House (forming part of the exclusive hire package), the 19th-century Mews and the new Hyde building. If you book six or more ensuite bedrooms in addition to those in the Main House, you will be freely entitled to spend your wedding night in the luxurious bridal suite, along with a tasty breakfast.


Dillington House showcases an in-house catering team, who have a great deal of experience in cooking up exquisite cuisine. Offering a wide range of mouthwatering dishes at competitive prices, there is also the option of presenting an evening buffet, hog-roast or barbecue to add an extra element to your evening reception party.

Available dates are few and far between, so we recommend getting in touch with the team at Dillington House as soon as possible. Just click the 'Email this business' button above, or reveal the telephone number and give them a call.

Dillington House
TA19 9DT


  • Diane - 09/2016

    Dillington House was the perfect venue for our wedding in September. It is the most beautiful building in a gorgeous setting. We knew within minutes of our first visit that it would deliver on all counts. Kirsty the wedding coordinator, was superb throughout. We have received many compliments about the food and our guests have spoken fondly of the way in which the team at Dillington could not do enough for them on the day and just made it all happen. I cannot recommend the venue and team more highly.

  • Zadar - 09/2016

    I have been to a lovely wedding in this venue and it took my breath away. The main house looked gorgeous and the bedroom we stayed in on the first floor looked absolutely stunning with wonderful décor. Lovely grounds around the house to go for a nice walk. Breakfast the next day was delightful. Definitely would recommend this beautiful venue to everyone.

  • Tom and Debz - 10/2016

    We were fortunate enough to spend the day here for our nephew’s wedding. It is simply stunning. From the moment you arrive you are greeted with the most stunning view of the house. The grounds, the staff, everything is first class. Lovely grounds and amazing food. I have nothing negative to say. Go and see for yourself!

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