Holiday house and cottages near Blandford Forum sleeping up to 36 with private hot tubs, tennis and games room, for family gatherings and special occasions
Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends. Downwood Holidays, Blandford Forum, Dorset, sleeps 18 - 36 in 18 bedrooms.
Downwood Holidays is a lovely choice for a wedding reception for up to 100 guests in the heart of the Dorset countryside. Wedding groups enjoy exclusive use of all the Downwood properties, with use of the woodland and vineyard.
Set in almost 30 acres of stunning grounds and landscaped gardens with an outdoor pool and steps up to the entrance of the house, there is no shortage of photo opportunities. The happy couple can use this wedding venue near Blandford Forum as a blank canvas for creating the wedding celebration of their dreams. The owners are happy to assist with finishing marquees, entertainment and floristry. And there is on-site accommodation for loved ones to be part of the festivities for the whole weekend.
Guests can arrive on the Friday evening and sit down together for a pre-wedding night meal or a barbecue on the large patio where there’s a 6 seater hot tub. The bride and bridesmaids can prepare for the celebrations in the fabulous master bedroom complete with roll top bath before making a grand entrance down the elegant main staircase. The groom and best man can opt for one of the smaller units for the night before.
After the ceremony there are different options for the wedding breakfast – choose from the formal dining room or the orangery, or hire in a marquee for a larger celebration. Take the coffees into the sitting room for some chill out time before the party starts, then prepare to dance the night away. When the fun and frivolities are over, fall into luxurious beds. Close relatives will want to stay in the big house but the smaller units are ideal for couples and those who want a little peace and privacy. The private hot tubs are a real bonus for a wedding weekend combined with a little rest and relaxation.
After a leisurely coffee on Sunday, take a stroll into Blandford Forum for a comfort roast before waving off the newlyweds on their honeymoon. As an alternative Poole isn’t far away either.