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Tithe Barn, Hinton St Mary

Hinton St Mary

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Hinton St Mary

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  • Country estate with Grade II*-listed tithe barn
  • On the edge of the River Stour in North Dorset
  • Landscaped with sunken gardens and secret pathways
  • Licensed for indoor and outdoor ceremonies
  • With a nearby church for religious ceremonies
  • Exclusive use for your wedding weekend
  • Dry hire with your choice of suppliers
  • Three cottages to sleep up to 10 guests
  • Dance and drink all the way to midnight
  • Family dogs welcome with prior permission

Pass along the beech lined avenue, step through the Manor gates adorned by the family crest, and enter the grounds of a very special wedding venue. The scenic Blackmore Vale is home to Hinton St Mary Estate, a working estate steeped in family history now offering romantic weddings amongst the sweet honeysuckle and lavender in the landscaped gardens.

Newly available as a wedding venue, the tithe barn and summerhouse can both host you and your guests with a choice of indoor or outdoor ceremony. Make the most of exclusive use of this dry hire venue, with your choice of caterers and other suppliers to make the day unique to you. This is your wedding, your way.


Hinton St Mary is an historic estate that has been in the Pitt-Rivers family for generations. In 1880 General Augustus Pitt-Rivers, the archaeologist, inherited the estate from his cousin Lord Rivers and Hinton Manor House became the dower house where his eldest son Alexander lived. Alexander Pitt-Rivers was an architect and amongst his works are the Lodge adjacent to the entrance gates to the Manor House. Until 1880 there were paddocks where the garden now is, and the tithe barn and stables were let to an agricultural tenant. Around 1900 the Manor House was enlarged and modernised, the garden was laid out in roughly its present form and the Medieval Tithe Barn was converted into a hall.

Now for the first time, this stunning venue is available for private hire.


Hinton St Mary Estate features a beautiful classic tithe barn for ceremonies, breakfasts and receptions, and also a summerhouse and garden with space for a marquee. The venue is exclusively yours, so use it as you wish. There is even a church nearby for religious ceremonies.

Tithe Barn

This is the pinnacle of majesty, whilst remaining quietly modest. Stone walls, timber ceilings and solid wood flooring can be decorated to your style to perfectly complement the theme of your special day.

Civil ceremony capacity – 120 guests
Wedding breakfast capacity – 120 guests
Evening reception capacity – 200 guests


If you are looking for something a little different - perhaps a small ceremony in the great British outdoors with only your nearest and dearest - then the Summerhouse is the ideal option for you and your partner. This delightful stone folly is a perfectly picturesque spot to exchange vows in the open air. The walled garden is also the ideal spot for a marquee or tipi, to accommodate many more guests.


The estate has three beautiful cottages, perfect for your wedding party to stay in after the day of celebrations. No. 18 makes a perfect bridal suite, with space to sleep two and a quaint little garden, there is plenty of space for bridesmaids to assist in the all important preparations before the big event in this quaint thatched cottage.

The Lodge, with views of the Tithe Barn, can sleep four guests in a house that has been lovingly restored featuring aspects from the local surroundings, including a new kitchen with wooden shelving crafted from a tree which fell on the estate fifty years previously.

Finally, the Stables provide a cosy atmosphere to unwind after the day - you might even want to check in for longer! The space sleeps four in either twin or king beds.

To book a visit to this beautiful wedding venue, and start planning your dream day here, use the contact buttons below and to the right to get in touch.

Hinton St Mary Estate
Sturminster Newton
DT10 1NA


  • Charlie and Alice, happy couple

    The Tithe Barn at Hinton St Mary could not have been more perfect for a cozy atmospheric wedding. The venue has a real wow factor and had a lot of flexibility too for different layout options. Our photographer was bowled over by the beautiful gardens which provided a great backdrop for the photos. The team at Hinton couldn’t have been more accommodating and made everything very easy. The added bonus was the gate lodge next to the barn which was lovely and comfortable to stay in as were the other stable flats which our friends used. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Hinton to any of our friends as a great venue for weddings or parties.

  • Tattie Rose, florist

    I have known the Tithe Barn at Hinton St Mary for many years and have recently been lucky enough to work in it. It is a beautiful place to hold a party or celebration with an incredible atmosphere and warmth. The team who run it are helpful and efficient and it is in a beautiful area of the world. An incredibly special place and I am so happy that it is now a venue people can use for special occasions.

  • Sabrina Sampson, caterer

    Tithe Barn is a stunning wedding venue in the heart of the Dorset countryside with ample catering space and great access. The team are very friendly, helpful and accommodating. Communication with the team at the barn was very easy. I highly recommend Tithe Barn as a fantastic wedding venue personally and as a caterer.

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