We are open for showrounds, however please note, we are now fully booked for 2021. Please get in touch to make your appointment – we are so looking forward to showing you around very soon.
Warmwell House is a beautiful Jacobean manor house with super-comfortable bedrooms, elegant dining and drawing rooms, set amidst formal gardens, and informal parkland in the Dorset countryside. It is 15 minutes from mainline trains at Dorchester or Wool, and 10 minutes from the coast.
Warmwell suggests a wedding weekend with 24 staying, and others at nearby hotels and B&B’s. Start with an intimate dinner for close friends and family on Friday; have the wedding on Saturday, either in the 13th Century church at the end of the drive or at the house. Have the wedding party in a marquee in the gardens, for around 100, and then maybe have a brunch by the pool on Sunday.
The house and gardens are a beautiful and unspoilt venue for your reception. Have a marquee in the Traditional Georgian Square Garden for a wonderful summer wedding, or create a snug atmosphere in their Jacobean dining room in winter. It really is a very special place.
The venue has 8 bedrooms in the house available to you and your guests, mainly en-suite and decorated to a very high standard. There are 2 Shepherds Huts at the top of the garden for those looking for a glamping adventure (we heartily recommend!) and a further 2 bedrooms in the Lodge at the end of the drive, just by the church, sleeping 24 guests in total across the estate.
A unique historic venue full of hidden charm; whether it’s cosying up in the winter or getting out and about in summer, Warmwell House is the perfect place to enjoy a special occasion in this wonderful county.
Ettie & Steve
We thoroughly enjoyed the whole weekend from the relaxed Friday night… to the fantastic effort you put into coordinating the people who contributed to our celebrations.
Steve & Justine
Choosing Sam and Serena at Warmwell House to host our wedding was the best decision we made. Firstly, the house and grounds are stunning. The interior has such character and is wonderfully decorated and the grounds had so many ways to accommodate our rather large wedding that we were sure we could create the perfect wedding there. Furthermore, Sam and Serna mentioned the possibility of having some glamping guests stay on site with us for the whole weekend. We took them up on the offer and we were so glad to have all our best friends staying with us for the weekend. What sets the venue apart from all the others is Sam and Serena themselves. From the start they were fantastic hosts and we felt confident that the wedding would be a great success with them helping us. They checked in with us to make sure we were on track with our planning, suggested ideas that have worked well for them in the past, accommodated any ideas that we had about how our day would work and even suggested a few new ideas that they had not tried yet such as the use of their Coach house as a breakfast area for our glampers. We felt Sam and Serena were genuinely excited to host our wedding. They surpassed our expectations at every turn, surprised us with their generosity and brought a great cheer to our spirits as we set up for the wedding amid a building storm. Warmwell House was the best host for our most treasured memory, our perfect wedding day.
Steve & Ettie
If you are reading this, you are probably recently engaged to be married – congratulations! Having just got back home from our honeymoon, we can speak from very recent experience: planning a wedding is quite demanding, but hugely rewarding. The family politics, the prices that increase when suppliers realise you’re getting married, the last minute stresses… all of these things are inevitable and all of them pale into insignificance on the day you marry the love of your life. So, really, it doesn’t matter what you do… as long as you have the right people around you, it will surely be brilliant. But as a couple very recently married at Warmwell House, we wanted to share our experience and show our gratitude to Sam and Serena Ross-Skinner, who run the venue, as they
continue to welcome happy couples. Our weekend in Warmwell was everything we hoped it would be and more. We considered several other venues that also had personal connections for us, but ultimately settled on Warmwell House for a couple of clear reasons: the fact that Warmwell House remains a family home means it feels intimate and personal whilst undoubtedly also being a beautiful and impressive house and gardens. Also, talking with Sam and Serena, we didn’t feel like we would be joining a transactional production line of weddings – instead they made their amazing home feel like our home for the weekend and we were able to create something truly unique and deeply personal to us. Whilst many venues were quick to inform us about corkage fees, restrictions on timings and mandated suppliers, every time we visited Warmwell House we were met by Sam and Serena with a pot of tea, a plate of biscuits and a strong desire to be flexible and creative to help us have the very best wedding we could.
Sophia & Tim
You helped make our wedding weekend the most magical experience, it was truly the best and most memorable stay.