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Place Category: Parks, Gardens, Farms, Green Spaces and Beaches, Historic House/Heritage Site/Stately Home/Castle, Wedding Venues, Licensed for Ceremonies, and Wedding ReceptionsPlace Tags: Athelhampton House and Gardens, Corporate Hire, Dorset. UK, Events Venue, Filming, Puddletown, and Wedding Venue

  • Profile

    The Great Hall is the heart of Athelhampton House. Built in 1485, it would have served as the entire accommodation.

    The Great Hall was then greatly added to throughout the centuries as the house became domesticated.

    With its linenfold paneling heraldic stained glass, large fireplace and historic furnishings, the Great Hall is a fine example of Tudor architecture.

    From the Great Hall you can enter the various rooms that make Athelhampton House. The Great Chamber and Library in the East Wing, through the The Kings Room, past the Wine Cellar and then upstairs to the Library. Then upward into the second floor to the Gallery, showing examples of the work of the artist Marevna, a Russian artist who painted in the cubist style and lived at Athelhampton from 1948 – 1957.

    The West Wing houses a fine dining room, The Yellow Bedroom & State Bedroom, The Dressing Room and a Bathroom with a copper bath.

    The glorious award winning Grade 1 listed garden, dating from 1891, is full of vistas and gains. The walled gardens include the world famous topiary yew pyramids, Ham Stone courts, and 15th-century Dovecote. The Kitchen Garden began it’s restoration in 2014 and is being restored to it’s former glory, starting with fruit trees, herb borders and vines and continuing evolve over the next few years.

    Athelhampton is a Historic Houses/Christie’s Garden of the Year Award winner.

  • More Info
    Suitable for::
    • Christmas and Seasonal Events
    • Small Meetings and Seminars
    • Product Launches
    • Weddings and Banquets
    • Prestigious Location
    • Unusual Location
    • Filming
    Facilities Overview:
    • Restaurant
    • Picnics Permitted
    • Dogs Permitted
    • Car Parking On Site
    • Disability Access
    Facilities Information for Hirers:


    With our stunning 15th-century house and picturesque gardens, Athelhampton House and Gardens can provide the dream wedding venue for your country or manor house wedding,

    We accommodate wedding ceremonies, receptions and parties on Fridays and Saturdays throughout the year.

    Corporate Events

    Athelhampton offers conference services to local, national and international businesses and organisations.

    We offer a range of facilities and rooms whilst open to the public and privately when we are closed. We have to offer our superb Media Suite, the large Long Hall with flexible seating and a selection of smaller meeting rooms. Dining facilities are provided.

    We offer simple pricing for your event, fully inclusive of equipment that you may require. We can provide catering for lunch, dinner or just refreshments for break time.


    Athelhampton House and its Gardens often appear in the media, in both television and film and in print, as a feature piece or as a location for advertising.

    Athelhampton’s timeless gardens and historic features are often seen in television drama and documentary. One of our most recent roles was playing the home of Tolly Oldknow’s Grandmother in Julian Fellowes film “From Time To Time”. While Tolly is staying with his Grandmother in 1944 he is witness to events that happened some 200 years before and becomes involved in a mystery.

    Advertising agencies looking for a background for fashion or product shoots are easily accommodated at times when there is little or no public presence. The Athelhampton catering department can provided meals and refreshements throughout filming, day and night, on and off-site for all crew and cast.

    Disability Access:

    Accessible parking
    Guide dogs welcome
    Wheelchair ramps/routes
    Accessible toilets

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