The Great Court Athelhampton House The State Bedroom at Athelhampton House
Visit the outstanding historic manor house

Welcome to Athelhampton House and Gardens, a spectacular 15th century manor house and grounds 5 miles east of the Dorset town of Dorchester. Athelhampton provides an excellent historical experience, and with an on-site shop and restaurants, an excellent day out for all ages.

The House

Built in 1485, the Great Hall is at the heart of Athelhampton House, and is a fine example of Tudor Architecture. Discover more

Athelhampton House

The Garden

The Great Court, with its striking Pyramid shaped yew trees is our most famous of gardens. Discover more

Athelhampton House Gardens


Athelhampton’s history and that of its inter-related families covers more than a thousand years. Discover more

History of Athelhampton House


The West-Wing displays many pieces of her work from the Athelhampton and the Phillips Family Collections. Discover more

Marevna and Athelhampton House


The Coach House was refurbished in the 1995 with the courtyard enclosed and turned into a tranquil dining area. Discover more

Food and Drink at Athelhampton House


We offer private use of Athelhampton House and all its facilities on Fridays and Saturdays throughout the year. Discover more

Dorset Wedding Venue

Martyrs Inn

The Martyrs Inn is owned by Athelhampton House & Gardens, and is located just one and a half miles away. Discover more

The Martyrs Inn

River Cottage

Our delightful self-catering holiday cottage, 3 en-suite bedrooms sleeping 6 people Discover more

River Cottage at Athelhampton


15th Century Country Wedding Venue in Dorset

Welcome to the Athelhampton Manor House and Gardens, a spectacular 15th century Tudor country house in Dorset.

Situated 5 miles east of the Dorchester, Athelhampton provides an excellent historical experience and is a great day out for all the family. The country house sits in a very picturesque area of Dorset, making it perfect for special occasions, in particular as a wedding venue.

Open all year around, Athelhampton is an excellent historical attraction. It provides a fun and exciting day out for all the family, with attractions to see and do all day long. The manor house and gardens are a main attraction. However, visitors can explore in the Marevna gallery where you can see art created by Marevna, when she spent several years at the manor house. At Athelhampton, visitors can also have something to eat in the Topiary restaurant and visit the shop, which are both situated in the visitor centre. We’re only a short drive from the towns of Dorchester, Poole and Christchurch.

The Manor house can be a dream wedding venue for those looking for a country wedding. Situated in an ideal location for anyone looking to celebrate their special day in Dorset, choosing Athelhampton as a wedding venue offers unique qualities and a service that is tailor made to make your wedding as enjoyable and memorable as possible.