About Sunninghill Weddings
Committed to making your wedding, civil ceremony or vow renewal dreams a reality, Sunninghill Weddings offers a variety of unique ceremony and reception spaces quietly tucked away within bustling Dorset county town of Dorchester. Designed in the late 1800s, this Victorian Gothic Style building offers the perfect historic backdrop that will make your special day one to remember.
Facilities and capacity
Sunninghill offers several unique options for your wedding ceremony, reception or breakfast. Their Porch and Vestibule, Lobby and Staircase area features a large ornate stained glass window, a working wood burning stove and radiator in an intricate open casing, and the capacity to host up to 100 guests.
Overlooking the terrace and the lawns, the Drawing Room accommodates up to 40 guests, boasts a large working chimney, central chandelier and opens onto The Verandah, an outdoor ceremony area.
The Garden Room is perfect for a wedding breakfast or evening reception, able to seat up to 100 guests. Eight suspended wrought iron chandelier lights adorn the ceiling, while the room overlooks the terrace and main lawn.
The outside terrace area is also an ideal place for a drinks reception and offers wooden play areas to be enjoyed by your younger guests. The Garden Room can be combined with the Drawing Room to accommodate larger parties of up to 140 guests. Additionally, the grounds of Sunninghill offer gorgeous backdrops to help create the perfect weddings photos.
Sunninghill understands that every couple is different. That is why they are committed to doing whatever it takes to make each wedding the most magical day possible. Whether it is decorating the ceremony space, going over place setting choices, using a special area for the signing of the register or great chair selections, styles and decorations, Sunninghill has many options to make the details of your perfect day stand out.
From a traditional sit down meal to an outdoor barbeque or picnic, Sunninghill offers two or three course meal options, a self-serve supper and a drinks and canapé reception from an exclusive selection of outside caterers. Their chefs prepare a delicious variety of seasonal, traditional, regional and international cuisines.
In the late 1800s, Sunninghill was constructed by local architects G.R. Crickmay and Son for Alfred Pope of the Eldridge Pope Brewing dynasty. The house became home to the St Genevieve Convent of Les Filles De La Croix and is now maintained by Sunninghill Prepschool.
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