Smedmore House, Kimmeridge, Dorset for Wedding Groups

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Elegant licensed country house venue for wedding celebrations for 200 guests near the Jurassic Coast

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
Smedmore House, Kimmeridge, Dorset, sleeps 8-16 in 8 bedrooms.

Three rooms inside the house are licensed for Weddings as well as the Summer House in the garden. Inside the maximum number that can be accommodated for a ceremony is 60 but outside you can have unlimited numbers. Or you can choose to hold your ceremony elsewhere in the grounds as long as the legal section is done under the licensed structures.

For your Drinks Reception there's the Walled Garden, or the lawn in front of the house. Marquees can be erected on this lawn immediately in front of the 18th century facade.

We also have at your disposal a list of caterers, marquee, toilet and furniture hire, flowers, photographers, music and wedding cars. We are not tied to any suppliers, so you can make a choice to suit you.

Smedmore House also offers accommodation for 16 of the wedding party, and we can recommend further guest accommodation in the area for your guests.


Well-equipped with 2 new AEG ovens, 2 electric hobs, and lots of fridge space. The table seats 10 for more informal meals or breakfast.
The main table seats up to 20. There is second table in the window that can take a few more if needed. Place settings for 20.
There are 2 sitting rooms both with log fires. The Cedar Room is less formal and a cosy place to watch TV. The Drawing Room is perfect for drinks.
The Cedar Room has Satellite TV with Sky. Wireless Broadband is provided in most rooms with the possibility of music in many locations.
WiFi available and the house phone for emergencies. Calls can be made if paid for.
Turkish Room has a selection of board games and a card table.
Central heating. Open fires in the Drawing Room and Cedar Room. One basket of logs provided per day. Extra available but will be charged.
Spacious and comfortably furnished in country house style. 4 doubles, 1 zip and link (can be either twin or double), and 3 twins.
All beds are made up before guests arrive. Fluffy white bath towels are provided.
4 bathrooms and a shower room. The bathroom on the top floor has both a shower and a bath. There is also an additional WC on the top floor.
Disabled toilet on ground floor. There is no lift so the bedrooms are not accessible for anyone who can't manage stairs.
Travel cots and high chairs available on request. Child minding and listening can be arranged with prior notice.
Two large garden tables with chairs for 16, Weber barbecue. Croquet set.
There is no swimming pool.
Unlimited parking on drive and lawn in front of house.
No smoking inside the house.
Dogs not normally permitted but if permission is granted, must be kept under proper control at all times and never left unattended in the property.


Village of Kimmeridge and Kimmeridge Bay are within sight of the house which nestles between the downs and the coast. Nearby are Wareham and Swanage. London 2.5 hrs, Southampton 1 hr, Poole 30 mins.
The pretty market town of Wareham is nearest - just 20 mins by car. Its riverside location, famous Quay and history dating back to the Saxons makes it a very popular gateway to the Isle of Purbeck.
All supermarkets are available in Wareham. Tesco, Waitrose and Sainsburys all deliver. There is also a Farm Shop in the village. Order local seasonal produce from James at The Salt Pig.
Lots: New Inn, Church Knowle 10 mins, Clavell's Cafè, Kimmeridge; Duke of Wellington, Wareham; Greyhound & Scott's Arms, Corfe Castle. Restaurants: Salt Pig, Wareham; Four & Twenty, Corfe Castle.

Booking Information

Prices above are for 2017, for the use of the whole house, sleeping 16 people in 8 bedrooms. Non-refundable deposit of one third of total rent must be sent with the booking form. The balance must be paid 30 days before the start of the letting, with damage deposit cheque for £500.

Self Catering
Outside Caterers
Other Meals
Full Board Only
Civil Licence
Wedding Planner
Marquee Space
Disabled Facilities

Getting here

BH20 5PG
United Kingdom
There are trains direct from Waterloo, London, to Wareham twice an hour every day. The trip takes around 2½ hours with South West Trains.
No local buses - car advisable.
Bournemouth International Airport, 28.3 miles (40 mins by car); Southampton Airport, 53 miles (1 hr by car).

Rental Rates

In 2017, the price for exclusive wedding rental of Smedmore is £3150. Civil Ceremony in House: from £350. Short one-hour reception with above: from £150. Accommodation in Smedmore House together with a wedding: from £1000 per night (max 16 people in 8 bedrooms).

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Smedmore House, Kimmeridge, Dorset

Laura Dugdale

+44 (0)207 792 4565
BH20 5PG
United Kingdom