Weddings at Cranborne Garden Centre

Beautiful, intimate, unique


Weddings in the Garden Room at Cranborne

We host wedding ceremonies and receptions in our events building, the Garden Room, and its private garden.

The Garden Room at Cranborne is set in the walled, former kitchen garden of Cranborne Manor, surrounded by stunning Dorset countryside in the heart of the Cranborne Chase.

Our contemporary events building and its private English country garden provides a stunning venue in whih we, working with our lovely team of local wedding suppliers, tailor-make unique and beautiful wedding ceremonies and receptions to suit your individual requirements.

Please download our 2024 brochure here (PDF).

We still have some availibility for 2024 and good availibility for 2025 and beyond.

To arrange and appointment to view the venue and chat through your ideas please contact: For more information and to arrange a viewing, please contact Claire Whitehead or 01725 517248.

The Basics

We host wedding ceremonies and receptions on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays throughout the year.  There are a number of flexible options available, so whether you wish to hold your ceremony, daytime reception and evening party, just a simple ceremony or anything in between, this can be accommodated. 

The Garden Room provides very flexible space, so it is perfect for smaller wedding parties, but can also accommodate up to 100 guests with the addition of the marquee.  See our brochure for more information on capacity.

Cranborne village church is less than a 5 minute stroll away and Wimborne and Ringwood Registration offices are both within 10 miles.  We are licensed for wedding ceremonies, and these can be held inside The Garden Room, in the marquee (where applicable) or outside in the garden (weather permitting – we always have a back-up plan!). 

Cranborne village offers a range of overnight accommodation and there are plenty of B&Bs and AirBnBs within a short drive.

We have ample free parking.

Your Cranborne Wedding

We believe that every wedding should be unique and personal to each couple. We also know that planning a big event can be time-consuming and stressful. Working with our team of approved local suppliers, we can tailor-make your day to provide catering, drinks, floristry, styling and all the little details just the way you would like them, to create a truly memorable day.

Our wedding co-ordinator will work with you, taking care of the details, leaving you free to relax and enjoy a stress-free day.

Please contact us for more information and to arrange a viewing and initial consultation with our Wedding Co-ordinator. We will then prepare a bespoke quotation to suit your particular requirements.

We really look forward to showing you around The Garden Room and discussing your wedding plans.

The Garden Room is also available for all types of private function. Please contact us for more information.

We had our wedding ceremony and reception at The Garden Room at Cranborne in July 2023. It was a lovely sunny day. From the start of planning a year prior, Claire and her team made the whole experience from start to finish so seamless and easy, it was almost like having our own planner and we worked together. They all went way over and above to ensure that everything was perfect on the day. We used the local Indulge catering, and the food was complimented by everyone (fussy guests included!), and our cake was incredible.

This venue is perfect if you are looking for a very personalised wedding, with any suggestion we made, we were never made to feel silly or that it wasn't possible. We chose our food menu, bar drinks, décor, floristry, layouts and entertainment. We had approx 40 guests in the day and 30 more arriving early evening, and the marquee was great quality and made the venue, with a lovely airy indoor/outdoor feel. It felt like a lovely summer garden party.

We loved every minute of our day, and really enjoyed planning with Claire, she ensured that regular meetings were held with us throughout, her communication was great and she also dealt with our chosen vendors to ensure the day ran smoothly. On the day, the staff also took over many aspects, so we did not need to worry about much at all! Claire and her team helped make the experience what it was, and we will always return to the Garden Room to remember it and see our friends there. All of our guests could not speak highly enough about our wedding, it was the best ever! The photographer also managed to take some lovely pictures of us around the different areas. We could not speak highly enough of it all and for everyone that made it our special day, that we will remember always.

Olivia and Andy

From the moment we went to the garden room we knew this was the perfect setting for our wedding! It truly is a hidden gem with its beautiful flowers, relaxed and peaceful atmosphere and brilliant and kind staff! We invited lots of families and the garden was perfect for our guests to sit out and enjoy the sunshine and for the kids to run around and play with the garden games Claire provided! The room was light and beautifully presented, with plenty of space for dancing in the evening!

Claire was absolutely fantastic with helping us organise the wedding and allowed us to really put our own stamp on the day, which many other venues do not allow. Her team could not do enough for us on the day, and worked tirelessly to ensure guests had the best time! She also introduced to us the Indulge catering team who provided an incredible service, friendly staff and truly delicious food!

Our guests are still raving about the venue and the food and we cannot praise it enough! It shall be one of our favourite places to visit forever!! XX

Julie and Andy

The Garden Room is a hidden gem that needs to be discovered by more people! It's the most beautiful venue with excellent grounds and the room acts as a real blank canvas that can be transformed.

From the initial meeting with Claire nearly two years ago to our actual wedding day, Claire was fantastic, and nothing was ever too much hassle. She did a brilliant job at communicating with the suppliers to ensure a clear itinerary was made for the day. Claire was 100% dedicated and the fact that we could set up for the wedding the day before was a massive help.

On the actual day, Claire was around at all times and was continuously checking in on myself, my husband and my parents which we massively appreciated. Nothing was ever too much. We had 78 guests for our wedding breakfast and 115 evening guests in total.

I would highly recommend The Garden Room as a venue.

Beth and Liam

Our guests are still glowing with praise for the fabulous day we had at this venue - it was truly perfect. We saw a lot of venues before we came across The Garden Room. They all felt like wedding factories churning out cookie cutter experiences and that was the opposite of what we wanted. We wanted something intimate and informal, with a laid-back summer party feel, that we could put our own stamp on - this venue was perfect, a charming English country garden with a neutral inside space.

From beginning to end Claire made the experience very personal and relaxed, she took a lot of the hassle out of the planning. We had a relatively small wedding reception - 60 people - and the space was the perfect. It was a really hot day and the guests enjoyed the beautiful garden setting with space for the kids to run around as well. The indoor space is a real blank canvas with loads of natural light. We were the only reception that weekend so we were able to come the day before and take our time setting up and getting things as we wanted at our own pace.

Claire was very flexible and nothing was too much trouble. She introduced us to some local caterers (Indulge) who did a fantastic job of the food and service - even my fussy family didn't have a single negative word to say. I found a great local photographer (Darima Frampton) who did a beautiful job of our wedding photos. I really feel like we made new friends through planning our wedding and we fell in love with Cranborne, and even talk about moving there one day!

Tom and Lisa

We had our wedding at Cranborne in early spring 2017 and the experience simply could not have been better. The venues presentation was exemplary, the professionalism of the staff and quality of the food was second to none! Even though it was early spring the garden was beautifully presented and a lot of thought had clearly gone into it. The lady who runs the venue (Claire) really went out of her way to make our day special and nothing was too much trouble. She took on all the the tiny admin bits so we didn't need to worry about them which made us very relaxed on the day so we could simply enjoy ourselves! We really did have the perfect day, Thank you.

Matt and Lucy

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The Garden Room
Dorset BH21 5PP
Tel: 01725 517248

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