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Higher Melcombe Manor

Dorchester, DT2 7PB

The magical Higher Melcombe estate, two miles from the sleepy village of Ansty and 10 miles from Dorchester in deepest Dorset, 538-acre holding, the heart of which is a Grade I-listed Elizabethan manor house built in about 1570.

The estate forms a natural amphitheatre around the manor and its buildings, which are grouped together. The chapel was built by John de Cernelis in 1302. The manor was used to house tenant farmers until, in the 1770s. Higher Melcombe Manor projects the ambition and survival instinct of the families who have owned and improved it over the years, among them the current owners, Simon & Nicky, oversee the management of the estate’s 322 acres of arable land, 133 acres of pasture and 70 acres of woodland and now offer their home as a remarkable wedding venue. 

What's Included?

4x day exclusive dry hire

Licensed Chapel within the manor house
Plenty of parking onsite

Allocated area for your reception marquee / tipi 

Allocated area for overnight camping
Large courtyard for your arrival drinks, portaloos, bouncy castle etc.
NO corkage fees charged
Plenty of gorgeous areas for your photographs
Two coordinators managing the day, INCLUDING final weeks admin
*Check services tab for what my 'On The Day Management" role includes*

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Available Dates

To keep the exclusivity of this gorgeous new venue, there will be just one wedding per month between April - September.


We have the remaining dates available:

August 2022

September 2022

April 2023

May 2023

June 2023

July 2023

August 2023

September 2023

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Viewing Dates

The next viewing day will take place on the below dates:

Sunday 10th April 2022

Saturday 14th May 2022

Please contact me to book an appointment to view this stunning venue!

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