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Why Dorset’s Summer Lodge is the Perfect Wedding Destination

A Grade II Listed Georgian manor set in four acres of flawless gardens, Summer Lodge Country House Hotel & Spa is a sophisticated and refined rural escape. Fully licenced to perform ceremonies, civil partnerships and vow renewals, it’s the perfect destination to host your wedding. If your nuptials are on the horizon, here’s why getting married at the quintessentially English Summer Lodge will make your big day a truly magical occasion.


Summer Lodge and its grounds presents the most alluring setting you could dream of. For an intimate gathering of up to 40 people, the exquisitely appointed Drawing Room opens out onto the gardens, where your guests can spill out onto the lawn. The romantic, Thomas Hardy-designed space is perfect for ceremonies. For a larger reception, the exceptional Restaurant and Conservatory can host up to 70 guests.

From the canapés and wedding dinner to your breakfast the next day, Summer Lodge’s Executive Chef, Steven Titman will create an entirely personalised menu for you and your guests, while the award-winning Sommelier Eric Zwiebel will pair your dishes with the perfect wines to complement the flavours in the food. Summer Lodge also offer a trio of delicious set menu packages to choose from, should you wish.

Summer Lodge’s 24 individually designed rooms and suites are a special place for guests to rest their heads at the end of the night, while the Master Bedroom, with its four-poster bed and stately open-fireplace, makes the most romantic bridal suite. Or for a dreamy hideaway, Ivy Cottage is a newlyweds’ retreat complete with private garden, open air hot tub and open log fire. The historical Acorn Inn nearby can accommodate guests too, should you have a large party.

There’s plenty for your guests to enjoy during their stay; the bridal party can indulge in a heavenly pre-ceremony pampering spa treatment or unwind in the Jacuzzi and sauna. Outdoors, guests can set off on a bike ride or play a game of croquet in the gardens. Impeccably manicured, Summer Lodge’s gardens are an enchanting, colourful place for your guests to sip pre-reception Champagne or a refreshing glass of Pimms.


Weddings are a private affair, so why not book Summer Lodge for your own personal use? Each of its rooms are available to book solely for the use of your wedding party, who’ll also have exclusive access all of the first-class facilities. For a traditional wedding, you can marry at St Osmund’s, Evershot village’s charming local church, located just 100 yards from Summer Lodge. Continue your celebrations after dark at the beautiful 16th century Acorn Inn, where you and your guests can let your hair down. Brush the cobwebs off the next morning with an early game of tennis or take a relaxing sauna at the spa; all of Summer Lodge’s amenities will be entirely at your disposal. Exclusive use of the hotel can be arranged for up to 50 people including breakfast.

To make your wedding one to remember, Dorset’s Summer Lodge is the ultimate destination to create memories that will last a lifetime.