Welcome to Higher Orchard – a superb location for your wedding with a beautiful lake, lovely gardens and stunning views.

Why not visit us and see for yourselves?

‘We were thrilled to be able to hold our wedding reception in the grounds of my childhood home. The stunning, very private location with its lake, beautiful gardens and wonderful views looked fantastic on a sunny October day.  We planned our celebration and the lunch party the following day exactly as we wanted.  Roger and Fiona were endlessly generous with their time and assistance.  There was ample room for our large marquee, and extensive parking in the adjacent field made things so easy.  We couldn’t recommend Higher Orchard more strongly as a perfect venue for a rural wedding.’

– Alison

Wedding venue

Wedding reception

Rural Dorset

‘This is a beautiful place, perfect for weddings, and run by lovely people who really care about your day. You should definitely check Higher Orchard out if you’re looking for a great venue in the West Country.’
– Annabel


‘Higher Orchard was an ideal location for our wedding. It was practical with ease of access, ample parking and plenty of space for a big marquee with a large dance floor for our Scottish reels as well as all the extra kitchen tents and mobile loos. It was a quite magical country house setting. We were surrounded by beautiful gardens and looked across the lawns to the lake and the Dorset hills beyond. The sunny day encouraged people to wander accompanied by the sound of a harp. The magical atmosphere remained throughout the evening when the floodlit lake and the woods behind were visible through the windows of the marquee.’

– Michael