Our wonderful 11-acre gardens are set in the heart of Cranborne Chase, an area of outstanding natural beauty on the Wiltshire/ Dorset border well away from the hustle and bustle of busy modern life. The Larmer Tree Gardens, created by General Pitt Rivers in 1880 are an extraordinary example of Victorian extravagance and vision. The gardens hold a unique collection of ornate buildings, ranging from the spectacular Singing Theatre to the magical Roman Temple. The majestic trees and intimate arbours create secrecy and surprise whilst the open lawns provide a perfect setting for reception drinks and a relaxing game of croquet. The magical garden welcomes guests to wander through hidden walkways, unwind on the lawns and to discover the unique charm of this beautiful setting.
Larmer Tree provides a beautiful setting for your wedding reception and boasts three individual and unique buildings which are licensed for Civil Ceremonies; inside our Victorian Jubilee Hall, or outside there is either the Italian Roman Temple or the Nepalese Lower Indian Room. The choice is wholly personal and will depend on your guest numbers, from 2 to 150, but rest assured we have total flexibility whatever the weather!
For religious ceremonies the Church of Saint Peter ad Vincula is a 5 minute drive away and they would be very happy to take enquiries.
Reception & Wedding Breakfast
The maximum number of guests for a Wedding Breakfast seated in The Pavilion is 150 and we offer long tables or round tables depending on your menu and theme. The Pavilion has a pitched ceiling with chandeliers and roof lights, and opening bi-fold doors running the length of the 15 metre building, offering great natural light and a fluid connection with the gardens. All furniture is included in your venue hire. All linen, crockery, glassware and staff, are included in your menu prices.
The Evening Party
You can invite up to a total of 250 guests for the evening reception to be held in the Jubilee Hall. The Pavilion and Jubilee Hall are connected and provide a continuous flow from dinner to dancing. Our music and alcohol licence runs until 12.30am and we provide a fully stocked and manned bar, adjacent to the dance floor. This area also offers soft seating for the drinkers. Leading from the bar, we provide a fire pit on the terrace with benches underneath strings of festoon lighting – the perfect ambience to end the perfect day.
For catering, we have our in-house caterers, Forkingout Ltd with whom we have been in partnership for 10 years. They can provide plated menus, sharing platters, BBQs, buffets, table feasts, afternoon teas – very flexible indeed and prices start from £90.00 pp, again including VAT.
We offer the use of King John’s House in Tollard Royal to wedding parties and their families. The house was renowned to be the Hunting Lodge for King John in the 12th century and currently sleeps 17. It is set in majestic gardens and offers the most wonderful backdrop for the bridal party, with a bridal suite tucked away from the main house, in the Japanese Water Garden.
For Larmer Tree wedding prices and costs then click here to get in touch to request a brochure, quote for the day and book a visit.
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