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Edmondsham Manor House is a unique authentic country manor house. Situated just 20 minutes from Wimborne Minster and about the same from Bournemouth it is off the beaten track but a hidden gem and well worth considering for a more unusual wedding venue in Dorset.
The main manor house itself dates from around 1563 but with 18th Century Palladian additions attributed to noted Blandford architect Francis Cartwright which give the house almost a dual personality as viewed from the beautiful grounds.
The history of the house is long and varied, with a manor mentioned on the same site at Edmonsham going back as far as the Doomsday Book. The house is privately owned and has remained in the same family since the sixteenth Century. Notable features include the Jacobean main staircase. Many of the rooms retain a real sense of elegance with windows throughout the house having been enlarged over the years creating a really lovely feeling of space and light, very unusual for a manor house of the period.
There are plenty of outside areas for photography and wedding guests to explore. The grounds and gardens of the house include a wonderful Victorian walled kitchen garden planted with many types of flowering plants and a short walk from the house are the Victorian stable block and dairy all of which add to the feeling of a real country manor house.
Edmondsham House itself can be used for Civil Wedding Ceremonies. Another option, literally a stones throw from the main house is St Nicholas Parish Church in the grounds of the main house. Evening receptions can be catered for with plenty of space for a marquee to be set up on lawn to the west of the main house.
The house and gardens are open to the public on each Wednesday and Sunday between the months of April to October from 2pm to 5pm. It is also open by appointment to interested groups and individuals by arrangement with the owner Mrs. Julia Smith 01725 517207.
Edmondsham House Postcode is BH21 5RE, with the full address being Edmondsham House, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 5RE.
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