Celebrating your wedding at Summer Lodge is one of the most idyllic and romantic experiences imaginable. This elegant and supremely comfortable country house, surrounded by lush gardens in the heart of the Dorset countryside, makes the perfect setting for a day you’ll remember for a lifetime.
Summer Lodge is sufficiently large to rise effortlessly to the grand occasion, yet it has never lost the feel of a welcoming private home – whether you’re planning an impressive event for up to 70 guests, or a more intimate affair for between 2 and 24, we have a variety of rooms to accommodate everyone in supreme comfort.
Equally important, there’s a close knit team of experienced staff with all the skills, talent and enthusiasm required to make every moment utterly magical. Their attention to detail and passion for excellence are sure to exceed your every expectation.
Summer Lodge feels like home because that's what it was built for. With four acres of landscaped gardens, a croquet lawn, a heated indoor pool, and a health spa, Summer Lodge becomes your own private world – a secluded escape from the pressures of everyday life. This is a tranquil Wessex haven full of courtesy, charm, character, calm, and cuisine. Life in our peaceful corner of the Dorset countryside is quietly addictive.
Despite the lure of nearby attractions, visitors to this listed, 5-star country-house hotel are reluctant to leave. The food and wines are superb (both the restaurant and our sommelier are award-winners); the staff, outstanding; the surroundings, idyllic. When Harpers & Queen fell under our spell, they listed us among the 100 best places in the world. If you are planning a wedding, we can combine our expertise with luxurious surroundings to ensure that it is a day to remember and one that is unique to you.
The beautiful country house hotel and extensive grounds provide a very special place for friends and family to gather in celebration of a marriage. Summer Lodge is able to cater for parties of between 2 and 70 guests and is ideally suited to exclusive use. The hotel is licensed for wedding ceremonies to be held in The Dorchester Suite and Drawing Room and a Wedding Breakfast can be served in the elegant restaurant. Of course Summer Lodge also makes the ideal romantic destination for the honeymoon and we will take care of everything.