About the Venue

Set in the heart of the Dorset countryside, Kingston Maurward’s 18 century house and gardens are an idyllic location for the perfect wedding. The tranquil, peaceful and intimate setting beautifully situated with a scenic lake, extensive lawns and formal gardens provide the perfect wedding venue.

With its parkland approach and sweeping drive, the Georgian mansion house and ornate rooms set the scene for a civil ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening reception. The picturesque setting is the ultimate backdrop for those treasured photographs capturing the essence of an English Country house wedding, whilst friendly, professional staff will ensure that the entire day is tailored to individual requirements. With its stunning countryside setting, traditional menu and unrivalled facilities. Kingston Maurward will provide a wedding day to remember forever.

The Grand Entrance Hall

The Grand Entrance Hall with its stunning high ceiling, central chandelier and twin marble fireplaces will give your guests the wow factor as they are greeted with reception drinks and canapés. For larger functions this room is used in conjunction with the Pengelly Room before your guests move to Maurward Hall for dinner. It is particularly impressive in winter or early spring with glasses of mulled wine served bedside a roaring log fire.

Bride and groom walking down entrance steps, people either side throwing confetti
Bride and Groom in Maurward Hall, dancing together with friends and family surrounding them

Maurward Hall

The Maurward Hall is suitable for larger functions and is impressively transformed with ceiling drapes. An open light space with panoramic window features, leading out onto the terrace and gardens. The room benefits from modern air conditioning and state of the art audio visual equipment to aid your speeches and share your special memories by displaying your digital photographs.

Pengelly Room

The Pengelly Room, formerly the music room, is richly decorated with hand-painted Italian wallpaper. Entered through the Grand Entrance Hall it commands views of the rolling lawns and five acre lake – a beautiful view for a civil ceremony.

Whatmoor Room

The adjoining and equally exquisite Whatmoor Room offers aspects of the lake and the ornamental pond. On a fine summer day reception drinks may be served outside on the terrace making this the perfect setting for your special celebration and for your guests to enjoy with you.

Old Library

The Old Library has solid oak panelling and a fireplace surrounded by magnificent bookshelves. Its beautiful oak floor and the ornate carved ceiling is the ideal setting for your civil ceremony or even as a preparation room for the bride to be and her bridesmaids prior to the wedding.

Couple signing register in Whatmoor Room
Bridal party lined up in front of bookshelves in the Old Library

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