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Spotlight on Knighton House

Nestled in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in lovely Dorset comes the majestic country house wedding venue of Knighton House.

Situated between the quaint Dorset villages of Durweston and Bryanston, Knighton House and its grounds are a picture postcard setting for a wedding ceremony and reception. Once a part of the Portman Estate, the manor is now an elegant wedding venue where your dream big day could take place.

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Dorset is a sought after area for wedding days. Dotted with many unspoiled landscapes, the county is a sight to behold with natural wonders such as the Isle of Purbeck, Durdle Door, Corfe Castle and the dominating skyline of the Jurassic Coast. It’s one of the most relaxed and beautiful regions, hence why the area is so popular for weddings!

Knighton House leads you up the meandering driveway lined with sycamore trees to reveal the manor in all its Georgian glory. A dramatic entrance, expansive lawns and breathtaking views will greet you on your arrival.

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Take advantage of the exclusive access granted to you and your wedding party of the gardens, orchard, the terrace, and even children’s play area. Glamping is permitted at this Dorset venue in case you or your guests want to sleep under the stars at your wedding.

Enjoy the two beautiful interconnecting chambers on your wedding day. The drawing room and library, both with original fireplaces, overlook the stunning Dorset countryside.

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Knighton House can host up to 500 guests at a wedding ceremony and reception. Post-ceremony, enjoy a tipple or two on the terrace before taking an afternoon stroll through the gardens. Admire the beautiful backdrop – perfect for taking your wedding photos. It even has the facilities for a good old-fashioned game of croquet on the lawns! Challenge your family to a game before heading to the marquee for your wedding breakfast. To quote the literary great, ‘Eat, drink and be merry!’

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At the wedding shown here, the gorgeous colour combination of creams and sky blues were used for the floral centrepieces and chair decorations. The flowers, by local florist Elizabeth Morgan Flowers, compliment the vintage laden tables, introducing a mixture of hydrangeas and roses.

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With food in mind, this wedding venue is not restrictive in its choices. Knighton House is very flexible with its caterers, recommending a list of handpicked external companies covering all cuisines.

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Take away all the stress of independent planning and make sure your day runs smoothly with the help of the dedicated wedding planner. Walking you hand-in-hand through every different option, Knighton House’s wedding coordinator will deliver your perfect wedding day.

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With so many attractive features, Knighton House is a must see for your wedding day! That’s why we’re inviting you to visit the manor for an open house event. Celebrating the opening of the refurbished Portman Suite, Knighton House are giving you the opportunity to explore the house and grounds on Sunday 25th October between 2pm and 6pm. Contact the venue for more information here.

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Katy knows the most beautiful places to marry in the UK and she loves discovering new and quirky venues for your big day. Always keeping an eye out for wedding style inspiration and ideas for how to dress your venue, Katy is your go-to for those important finishing touches.