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The Springhead Trust, Shaftesbury, Dorset

Sleeps 2 - 44 11 Bedrooms 100 Dining 100 Venue Capacity

Large venue in special setting for wedding ceremonies and celebrations with accommodation for 44 near Shaftesbury

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends. The Springhead Trust, Shaftesbury, Dorset, sleeps 2 - 44 in 11 bedrooms.

Situated in one of Dorset’s most picturesque locations Springhead’s 18th Century Grade II listed Mill and Lakeside Gardens are set in a stunning 7 acre estate at the foot of the outstandingly beautiful Fontmell Down.
Springhead offers a truly magical place for an intimate wedding of up to 50 guests inside and 100 in a marquee on the lakeside lawn, which can include a civil marriage ceremony, blessing or vow renewal.
Unlike other venues, Springhead is exclusively yours to enjoy for a weekend, allowing you to decorate the rooms and prepare for your very special day in a relaxed and tranquil atmosphere. The rooms are a blank canvas for you to create your perfect wedding. Depending on availability, it is also possible to hire the venue for just the day.
The spectacular setting includes a splendid lake, a fusion on floral borders, wooden bridges over fresh water springs and an antique Italian rotunda with a grass amphitheatre. This provides the perfect romantic and unique backdrop for those once-in-a-lifetime photographs. The beautiful gardens are featured in the book “1001 Gardens You Must See Before You Die”.
Within the Mill there is a delightful and versatile Garden Room where you can do anything from relaxing with your guests to holding the ceremony itself; an expansive Mill Room which overlooks the lake and gardens and is perfect for a sit-down meal or buffet for 50 people; a separate room for dancing downstairs; a bridal retreat suite and full kitchen facilities.
Your time at Springhead will include exclusive use of the entire Mill Building facilities including kitchens and equipment, wedding crockery and cutlery, tables and chairs, accommodation for 38 people, the spectacular gardens and private parking facilities.

Available for your wedding group

Marquee Facilities Civil Licence



Public telephone and WiFi.


Disabled access and toilets.

Dog Friendly

By arrangement - please enquire.


Large and fully equipped professional kitchen.

Dining Room

Dining Room seats 40 but the Mill Room can accommodate 50 seated for a meal and 60 for a conference.

Sitting Room

2 reception rooms including comfortable wicker chair seating in Garden Room.

TV and Music Facilities

None available.

Games Room

There is no games room.

Heating and Open Fires

Night storage heating and wood burner.


Centre: 5 bunk bedrooms, 2 twin bedrooms, 1 single. Historic house has 6 doubles + 3 sofa beds.


Linen is provided.


Accommodation blocks have 6 modern shower rooms and toilets. Mill Building has 3 wash-rooms (including 1 disabled toilet) plus an en suite bedroom.

Children's Facilities

Children's games available.


7 acres of grounds including lakeside gardens, orchard and picnic tables. Barbecue and camp fire areas available.

Swimming Pool

There is no pool.


Secluded car park for 40 cars.


No smoking please.

Booking Information

Prices on request – from £20 per person per night. Late availability discounts offered.

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Springhead Trust, Dorset

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Springhead is located in the quintessential Dorset village of Fontmell Magna, approximately 4 miles south of the ancient hilltop town of Shaftesbury.

  • 0.5 mile.
  • Gillingham approx 6 miles, takes 25 minutes.
  • 4 miles Shaftesbury.
  • 0.5 mile to local shop, 4 miles to supermarket, nearest organic farm shop 3 miles.
  • Nearest Bistro Pub - The Fontmell, Fontmell Magna 0.5 mile.Nearest Family Pub The Cricketers, Iwerne Courtney 3 miles.
  • Bournemouth International approx 25 miles, takes 1 hour.

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This venue is available for Youth & School Trips

Youth & School Trips

Situated in North Dorset, students have exclusive use of the 18C main mill buildings and grounds, enjoying on-site activities as well as being within travelling distance of must see attractions.

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