Venues Wilkswood Wedding Venue
Wilkswood Wedding Venue
  • Reception-only marquee wedding venue
  • Located in the beautiful Purbeck Hills
  • Full wedding support and coordination
  • Fully stocked and licensed bar
  • No BYO corkage fee
  • On-site accommodation for newlyweds and guests
  • Capacity of 200, with additional guests for evening
  • Find out more on their Facebook page

Wilkswood Wedding Venue presents a unique opportunity for a fantastic celebration. Catering for up to 200 people for a formal meal, with extra space for additional guests at the evening reception party, at Wilkswood you will have the freedom to host either a lavish wedding on a grand scale, or a closer, more intimate one for family and friends.

In the clear-panelled marquee, you'll be able to view the stunning Purbeck Hills while the marquee weatherproofs you from heavy rain or blazing sun - whichever you get!



The idea of hosting an outdoor, marquee-based wedding reception might be enough to instil terror into the hearts of some couples. However, these guys have thought of everything! Managed by their award-winning events planning team, every wedding whim and wish can be catered for, ensuring your day runs as smoothly as possible.


Although Wilkswood Wedding Venue is essentially an outdoor facility, you needn't harbour any qualms about them skimping on facilities. Each hire package includes:-

  • Marquee with clear-panelled sides
  • Round tables - each seating 10
  • An attached cloakroom
  • Pleated ivory linings
  • Staging area for entertainment
  • Hard flooring (so you're not on grass!)
  • Arched top table
  • Lighting
  • 'Chinese Hat' entrance
  • Wooden entrance doors
  • Catering tent adjacent to the main marquee
  • Fully-stocked, staffed and licensed bar
  • Full wedding support and coordination
  • Camping available for all guests
  • Ample on-site car parking
Optional Extras:-
  • Luxury toilet trailer
  • Accommodation for bride and groom
  • Accommodation for guests
  • Campers' breakfast
  • Additional breakaway tents available
  • Hay bales

In addition to all this, there is also a Pamper Tent - fully-equipped with a hairdryer, straighteners and full-length mirrors for all the bridal preparations - and city girls!


Wilkswood is lucky enough to have a catering service on-site. Bespoke menus can be created by the in-house caterers, so whether you want to opt for a BBQ, a fire-pit, a buffet or even a fine dining experience, they'll be happy to cook you up something special.

A hearty cooked breakfast for overnight campers can easily be arranged should your guests wish to stay, plus a warming campfire to sit around and roast marshmallows!


There are hotels in close proximity, but why not save your guests having to arrange a cab and suggest they book their very own tent on-site for the full glamping experience. Bell tents are available sleeping from 2-6, ranging from the basic package with just a ground-sheet to a much more luxurious affair fully-equipped with lighting, mattresses, mirrors, chest-of-drawers and a table. There's even a honeymoon tent available for the newlyweds on their wedding night with a double bed, carpet, rugs, floor cushions, low tables, lighting, atmospheric lanterns, a chest-of-drawers, champagne and chocolate.

If you love this venue as much as we do and want more information, get in contact with Melanie using the contact options at the top and bottom of this page.

Wilkswood Wedding Venue Ltd
Valley Road
BH19 3DU


  • Amanda and Jay

    For anyone thinking they want to make their wedding completely unique…Wilkswood is the place to do it! Everyone is so accommodating, and willing to try anything you can throw at them!! They made our day completely perfect and I would recommend them to anyone.

  • Nicky and Matt

    Absolutely perfect! We wanted a festival wedding, all about the company, the scenery & the music. We had a vision and Wilkswood was the perfect venue. We didn’t make it easy for them, what with the multiple bands among other things, but we got the relaxed, chilled vibe we were aiming for. Everyone had a great time and we can’t thank all the staff at Bellissimo / Wilkswood Wedding Venue (especially the wonderful Melanie) enough. Thank you! Wouldn’t change a thing!

  • Sophie and Joe

    Thank you for a wonderful day in a beautiful place! It was exactly what we wanted – a relaxed, festival atmosphere, outside with swing ball, fire pits and 2/3 of our guests camping overnight! Bellissimo bent over backwards to help us both in the run up to the wedding and on the day, and we can’t thank Melanie and Julia enough – they were a pleasure to work with and made planning our wedding a breeze

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