As Mapperton Gardens is privileged to maintain a civil wedding licence, a variety of areas are available to host your ceremony, including an onsite church to hold a religious marriage service.
These idyllic gardens are Grade II*-listed. Steeped in romance and tranquillity, they represent a perfect photo opportunity. Your guests can explore the gardens, whilst you and your partner take a moment to absorb the day; and there is also an opportunity for a drinks and canapés reception next to the subtropical Orangery.
The Garden Pavilion
If 'natural' and, 'rustic' are words that readily spring to mind when you think about the theme you have envisaged for your wedding, The Garden Pavilion is the place for you. Shrouded in abundant foliage and sprawling green lawns, the stone pavilion provides a quaint place for an English Country Garden wedding ceremony.
The Croquet Lawn
Mapperton's croquet lawn stretches out over the house gardens. The tall hedgerows shelter the lawn, making it a beautiful place for a wedding marquee to be erected, seating up to 400 guests.
Filled with rustic charm, this Hamstone building retains many of its original features, including a wooden floor and the saw bench. Adjacent is a perfect location for a smaller marquee, seating up to 70 guests for the ceremony and 50 for the wedding breakfast.
All Saints Church
As well as holding a civil ceremony licence, Mapperton Gardens incorporate an onsite church. Dating back to the 12th century the golden Hamstone church with characterful stained glass window is ideal for any couples who wish to receive a religious blessing.