Deans Court

An elegant historic house with water views, set in semi-wild ancient gardens, a stone’s throw from the centre of Wimborne Minster in Dorset.

Dorset, , england

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Weddings at Deans Court are all about a stunning venue where they take away the stress. They want you to relax, have fun and enjoy this memorable day celebrating your new lives together.

The marquee is set alongside the lake in the beautiful grounds of Deans Court. It offers one of the most stunning, private wedding venues in the South West of England.

A simple venue hire fee includes everything you need for a wedding; exclusive use of the grounds and marquee through to festoon lighting and an evening fire pits.

Their Events Team will take care of the details, and work with your suppliers, so by the time your big day arrives, everything will run smoothly.

They have two charming estate cottages a minute’s walk from the marquee, with their own garden and stunning views across the stour valley. Sleeping up to 12 people including 2 in a rustic Shepherd’s Hut in the garden. Just outside the Deans Court Lane entrance (again, a minute’s walk from the marquee) is their Gate House, a convenient, self-catering house well set up for an entertaining weekend – with great dining facilities, large garden, media room and an outdoor hot tub.


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  • Venue Type:
  • Historic, 
  • Outdoor, 
  • Stately Home , 
  • Countryside

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Deans Court Location

Deans Court, Deans Court Lane, Wimborne BH21 1EE, England, Dorset, United Kingdom
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Opening hours

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 01:30 PM

Deans Court Testimonials

Amazing Venue, Professional and Friendly Staff

“What an amazing venue! A secret gem hidden in plain-sight! We've both visited Wimborne on many occasions and only discovered Deans Court when we started looking for wedding venues. The grounds themselves are beautiful - a placid lake surrounded by immaculately groomed lawns with a marquee for eating & dancing and a brand-new pagoda on the patio for the actual ceremony! If the weather is poor they will open up the grand stately home for the cer... MORE

By Tom & Claire -10th September 2019


“From beginning to end everyone & everything at Deans Court was simply wonderful. Particular mention to Jonathan for being so organised & approachable, Katherine & Steve who worked tirelessly in the background & made everything run so smoothly & to plan on the day & Kelly & Andrew for creating the most incredible flower wall & allowing our floral visions to become a reality! It truly was the most wonderful wedding venue & we'd repeat the whole ... MORE

By Emma & Dan - 28th May 2019

Brian and Anya's Wedding

“From the first time we looked at the venue we knew it was where we wanted to get married. We met with Jonathan who was amazing from the start, he showed us round gave us all the information we needed in order to make an informed decision. He wasn’t pushy and was extremely relaxed through the process. At our two month to go meeting Jonathan was extremely well organised and made us feel that he had everything under control well that is an unde... MORE

By Brian - 30th July 2018

Bryant Wedding 07.07.2018

“The day couldn’t have gone ANY better , the stunning venue is everything we could have ever wished for! All of the staff were so helpful, especially Jonathan , Steve and Katherine - the venue was decorated exactly how we wanted and the day ran to perfect timings. Following the wedding we arrived to a fully packed up wedding ready for us to load in to the van! We cannot recommend deans court enough! A day to never forget, THANK YOU!! Xx”

By Hayley & Greg - 10th July 2018

Fabulous! Love from the Taylors

“We got married at Deans Court 22.08.2019 and it was the most incredible day ever! We also booked all 3 cottages from Monday-Friday (wedding Thursday) and we couldn't be happier. The cottages are so beautiful - we personally stayed with our 4 small dogs and family members in the Gate House with guests in both Apple and Plum cottages were delighted too. From the beginning Jonathan has been extremely helpful and accommodating with our many questi... MORE

By Sam & Rachel - 28th August 2019

Harriet & Paul

“From beginning to end everyone & everything at Deans Court was simply wonderful. Particular mention to Jonathan for being so organised & approachable, Katherine & Steve who worked tirelessly in the background & made everything run so smoothly & to plan on the day & Kelly & Andrew for creating the most incredible flower wall & allowing our floral visions to become a reality! It truly was the most wonderful wedding venue & we'd repeat the whole ... MORE

By Harriet & Paul - 3rd April 2019

Hidden Gem in the Heart of Wimbourne

“We were extremely lucky to find Dean's court. We had only just got engaged when we visited the grounds which we had stumbled across by accident when having tea and cake at the squash court. Upon looking around we knew we had to get married here, and luckily for us there was a free weekend this year (2018) do we booked it. With the amazing help of Jonathan we managed to plan our wedding in less than 15 weeks. The team were excellent, they helpe... MORE

By Eloise - 3rd Jan 2019

Johnny & Melissa

“We had our wedding reception at Deans Court and it was perfect. Literally all of our guests agreed that the venue was stunning, even in a bit of occasional drizzle! When the moon came out later on, along with some river-side mist, it made the atmosphere even more special. Jonathan and his team were fantastic and made everything run so smoothly and the attention to detail was second to none, we even had comments about the fluffy towels in the t... MORE

By Johnny & Melissa - 26th May 2019

Made a Perfect Day Even Better!

“Absolutely incredible. Both the venue and the staff exceeded our expectations (and believe me, these were high expectations!). We knew we wanted a marquee setting for our reception and there were a few venues locally that fitted the bill. Deans Court did sit slightly on the higher end of the pricing, but do not be put off by this. I doubt the other, cheaper venues, as good as I'm sure they are, would come any where near the quality and service... MORE

By Brett - 25th July 2018

Mr Jack Kane

“Just wanted to say thanks again, it was perfect day for us and you were very helpful, professional and organised in advance and followed it through on the day. The whole experience was smooth, and it felt like we were being looked after by people who genuinely cared and wanted to help make the day special for us. Jonathan really helped make it for us, and was really impressed by how on point everything was from him in advance. Steve and Kathy ... MORE

By Jack Kane - 18th August 2018

Outstanding Attention to Detail and Support

“From the moment we met Jonathan we knew we were in safe hands; he and his team are so professional, so patient and so efficient. Dealing with Jonathan is a dream; he responded to all our questions immediately and was extraordinarily flexible to accommodate all our pecadillos. He also suggested some wonderful ideas during the planning, and on the day, that made our wedding even more magical. The venue is quite stunning; our guests couldn't beli... MORE

By Amanda - 13th September 2018

September 2018 Wedding

“Deans Court is an absolutely fantastic venue. Not only is it stunning the staff are so accommodating. Jonathan is meticulous in his planning, making sure you stay on track and on the help/setting up Steve and Katherine are incredible. We are so thankful we choose Deans Court for our special day.”

By Harriet & Daniel - 23rd September 2018

Steffi and Adam Vipond

“Where to begin... We cannot express our gratitude enough to Jonathan, Katherine and Steven for making our wedding day better than we ever dreamed. The attention to detail, love and care that went in to helping us in the year leading up to it, and the day itself was outstanding. We were privileged to be the first wedding at Deans Court where the ceremony was held on premises, and all the meticulous planning that Jonathan put into it ensured it ... MORE

By Steffi & Adam - 111 July 2019

The Most Beautiful Wedding Venue Ever!

“Deans Court is the most idyllic setting for a romantic, personal wedding. All day our guests commented about the hidden gem of Deans Court. The marquee by the lake is the perfect size in a beautiful setting. The large grounds means people can play games and relax at their leisure or be inside partying, eating and drinking. There’s options for everyone. The food was divine and all staff were extremely attentive and happy throughout the day; n... MORE

By Rebecca & Jason - 10th August 2018

The Perfect Venue

“We had a perfect day at Deans Court. It is the most wonderful English setting. We were married in the Minster and could not believe that it was only a couple of hundred metres walk to the glorious gardens and lake and marquee.. This also meant that our friends and family could either stay on the estate or in the Wimborne Hotels and not have to worry about taxis etc before or after wedding. Jonathan the wedding planner was extremely helpful and... MORE

By Poppy & Rory - 6th June 2018

The Perfect Venue!

“After attending a couple of weddings at Deans Court as a guest I knew for sure it was the venue I wanted to have my wedding reception (once somebody asked me to be their Wife!) As soon as my now husband (Matt) popped the question we started planning our day and wasted no time in booking a viewing so I could show Matt what a wonderful place it is! Of course he agreed he wanted Deans Court Estate to be the place we spent the biggest day of our l... MORE

By Grace & Matt

The Perfect Wedding Day

“Deans Court was the perfect venue for us. All our guests commented on the stunning surroundings which was shown at its best by the lovely weather. Jonathan and his team made everything run like clockwork. I particularly loved that at the end of the night all our family could walk up the small path to the cottages on site. The venue is made for weddings and I would highly recommend.”

By Charlotte & Thomas - 9th September 2018

We Just Had The Best Day!

“The venue looked so beautiful in the sunshine, which meant we could get married outside this made our day so special. From the day we first visited the venue to the day after the wedding the Team at Deans Court were so key to making our day run smoothly. The staff on the day were so helpful, efficient and professional this was noticed by many of our guest. We would like to say a massive thank you to all of you that helped make our day so memor... MORE

By Sarah - 16th August 2019

We won't Forget That in a Hurry!!

“Jonathan and the guys from Deans Court made the entire process of the wedding flawless! Right from the off, we felt totally at ease with every aspect of our big day and all of the help they provided was invaluable! No stone was left un-turned to make sure they provided everything we would ever want and they bent over backwards to ensure everyone had a good time!! Could not recommend them more!! Thanks again guys!”

By Katy & Stuart - 25th July 2018

Wow Wow Wow!

“My friend held her wedding at Deans Court and what an amazing day, From the start the team were amazing, Jonathan put everyone's mind at ease and alongside Georgia they made the day magical. A stunning venue giving a wonderful backdrop for photos and the setting by the lake was perfect. The venue looked like something out of a fairytale and it was hosted with such care and thoughtfulness making the bride and groom feel like a Prince and Prince... MORE

By Jo - 9th September 2019