There is something to suit all tastes at Knighton House. With a choice of indoor rooms and outdoor areas all licensed to host civil ceremonies, and various options for a lavish reception party, you'll be sure to enjoy an amazing celebration, whatever your style!
Perfect for welcome drinks or post-ceremony champagne and canapés, this versatile area showcases a grand wooden staircase and can be used later on as a sitting area, to host an evening buffet or as a chill-out space. It is also licensed for civil ceremonies.
This area overlooks the picturesque lawned gardens, surrounded by blissful Dorset countryside, and is ideal for welcome drinks.
The Portman Suite
This dedicated events suite comprises both a Library and Drawing Room, and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding area. Central to the 18th-century life of the house, each of the rooms has been restored to its former prestige, offering Georgian colour palates and period décor, including original wood flooring and an imposing fireplace. The interconnected rooms can fit up to 90 guests for a wedding breakfast. The French doors open out onto the wide terrace, and both areas have a civil ceremony licence.
The gardens at Knighton House are absolutely breathtaking. With stunning vistas of the Dorset hills, a charming celebration can be hosted outside. The Library spills out onto the spacious terrace, making that area perfect for a drinks and canapés reception.
Couples can arrange an outdoor civil ceremony to be conducted either on the front lawn, in the woodland area or the courtyard.
Perfect for a reception, the main lawn can hold a marquee for up to 140 guests; a larger one can be put up on the games lawn.