Sunninghill Weddings

South Walks DT1 1EB Dorchester (Dorset) Map
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Starting at £2,500
Number of guests 12 to 150
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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.

Services offered

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.

Cuisine

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.

History

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.

  • Venue hire From £2,500 to £5,000
  • Guests From 12 to 150
  • Facilities Terraces, gardens, marquees, kitchen for catering, dance floor, parking, Two children's play areas; lawn…View more
  • Services Ceremony, decoration, drinks and beverages, catering
  • Location Near the ocean, in the countryside, in the city
  • Accommodation No
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More information about Sunninghill Weddings

  • Do you celebrate more than one event per day?
    Yes
  • What is included in the menu?
    Prices from £1500 for a morning ceremony plus drinks and canapé reception. Afternoon ceremony inc. drinks reception, 2 course WB, wine with the meal and bubbles for the toast, basic package from £4995
  • Is it possible to only rent the venue, without the catering service?
    Yes
  • Do you have your own caterer/kitchen?
    Yes
  • What kind of cuisine do you offer?
    Seasonal
    Traditional, Regional
    International
    Other (Picnic on the Lawn, and BBQ wedding feasts)
  • Is it possible to adapt/modify the menu?
    Yes
  • Do you offer special menus?
    Vegetarian
  • Do you also offer a wedding cake?
    No
  • Can I bring my own wedding cake? Is there a surcharge?
    Yes, you are welcome to bring your own cake for which there is no charge. The cake will be placed on a cake table and use of cake knife is also included. Seasonal berries and cream can be served too
  • How does the open bar work?
    Included in the menu
    Pay per drink
    Set amount per person with no limit (drink tickets)
    Set amount per person with limit (drink tickets)
    General fixed amount without time limit
  • Is there a time limit for celebrations?
    Yes
  • Private photographer?
    No
  • Do you provide your own music?
    Yes
  • Private catering?
    Yes
  • Is there a fixed payment for the location?
    No
  • What is the charge for not reaching the minimum?
    Our prices are based on a minimum number of 40 guests. Basic package for ceremony, drinks and canapé reception is £1500. Prices from £4995 for a two course wedding breakfast including drinks
  • What are the forms of payment?
    Bank Transfer, Credit/Debit Card (surcharge 3% for credit cards) Cash Cheque by arrangement
  • Do you provide disabled access?
    Yes

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