For a quintessential English country winter wedding in Dorset, there are few more enchanting venues than Summer Lodge Country House Hotel and Restaurant. Prepare to fall under the spell of the hotel’s exclusive country house setting, along with its excellent menus, well-stocked bar, wine cellar, and exacting service. The acclaimed hotel has everything you could wish for to create a truly unforgettable big day.
An exceptional team
Summer Lodge is renowned for its high standards of service and, when it comes to putting on a wedding, our expert team goes above and beyond to ensure the day flows smoothly. Couples are invited to work closely with Summer Lodge’s Events Manager Laure Pages, along with our Executive Head Chef, Steven Titman, and award-winning Sommelier Eric Zwiebel, to ensure your wedding is tailored exactly to your wishes. Highly experienced, professional and accommodating, our staff do their utmost to fulfill each and every one of your requests.
For added privacy, wedding parties can choose to book out the entire Summer Lodge for exclusive use for a minimum of three days. This means sumptuous accommodation for up to 50 guests and access to all the hotel’s prime facilities including the restaurant, bar, drawing room and gardens.
A bespoke service
Whether you’re considering a traditional ceremony or a more contemporary celebration, Summer Lodge is perfectly equipped to execute it beautifully. For a classic winter church wedding, Dorset’s St Osmund’s Church is an excellent choice; full of country charm, it’s located just 100 yards from Summer Lodge.
At Summer Lodge itself, couples may wish to say their vows in the magnificent Drawing Room. An elegant space that’s immaculately furnished with antiques and fine art, it seats up to 40 guests. For something a little more intimate, the Dorchester Suite is ideal. The cosy, wood-panelled room seats no more than 22 guests.
A memorable wedding breakfast
A beautiful service should be followed by a spectacular wedding breakfast, hosted in Summer Lodge’s acclaimed restaurant and conservatory. Award-winning cuisine and beautifully paired wines are at the heart of Summer Lodge’s unique experience, and our wedding menus are the perfect accompaniment to your joyous occasion.
Couples can choose from a tantalising array of exquisitely prepared dishes, inspired by the restaurant’s continental fine dining flavours and with its emphasis on local produce. Toast to a happy future together with a chilled flute of Lanson before sitting down to a feast which includes the likes of a gateau of Portland crab followed by succulent roast loin of Dorset lamb, served with wines selected by our expert sommelier. Cut the cake, prepared to your specifications, before dancing the night away to your favourite tunes, mixed by our recommended DJ.
For the ultimate winter wedding in Dorset, allow the team at Red Carnation Hotels’ Summer Lodge Country House Hotel and Restaurant to facilitate your big day.
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