Wedding Venue in the Heart of Dorset

Nestled alongside Pimperne village Church in the heart of Dorset, you’ll find The Old Rectory, a unique wedding venue in a stunning setting.

The Old Rectory in Pimperne was quite simply the most stunning venue for our marquee wedding. Our guests were blown away!”

Ben – Bournemouth

The house was built by King Henry VIII and sits in three acres of beautiful, intimate gardens including a large flat croquet lawn suitable for marquees and rooms in the house available for bed and breakfast.

Weddings at The Old Rectory are a far cry from the more commercial options in Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch and elsewhere on the South coast. Our guests appreciate the unique, intimate and personal atmosphere created by the nature of the venue.

A Hidden Gem! We were so excited to find the Old Rectory in Pimperne, it exceeded our expectations. The gardens and house are beautiful and our marquee sat perfectly on the huge croquet lawn!

Georgina D – Poole

The Old Rectory has everything needed for your Wedding Reception:

  • electricity and water
  • large flat lawns for marquees up to 160 guests
  • ample parking
  • large gated access
  • storage options
  • secluded space for loos – with separate gated access
  • bed and breakfast in the house
  • connections with local suppliers – marquees, food, bars, music, taxis
  • excellent location next to Pimperne Village Church

Pimperne is situated just outside Blandford Forum and close to Shaftesbury and Wimborne, a 25 minute drive from Poole and 30-40 minutes from Bournemouth / Christchurch. There are plenty of accommodation options for your guests in Pimperne, Blandford, Shaftesbury and the surrounding villages.

We are now taking bookings for Autumn 2022 and beyond.

If you are interested in hosting your wedding at The Old Rectory or if you would like to find out more, please get in touch to discuss your wedding plans.

Phone: 01258 451555