Best Wedding Venues

Forde Abbey


Forde Abbey offers a truly spectacular location for celebrating your wedding. It affords a unique wedding experience by combining a beautiful and historic country house venue with award winning gardens. Due to the monastic history of the building, and the sympathetic manner in which it has been converted into a family home, the features of the rooms on offer to bridal parties are not found in any other building in England. They combine to provide a venue that offers romance, elegance, grandeur and beauty not available anywhere else.
Postcode:   TA20 4LU
Town/City:   Chard
County:   Dorset
Telephone:   01460 220 231
Country:   England
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Total function rooms:  
Licenced for ceremonies:   Yes
Maximum dining capacity per room:  
150 in the Undercroft
Maximum ceremony guests:  
200 in the Great Hall / 80 in the Monk's Refectory

Venue hire fees: 

£4,000 for ceremony and reception. Exclusive use as standard. (£3,200 in Feb or March)
Exclusive use possible:   Yes
Marquee possible:   Yes
Exclusive use fees:  
Exclusive use as standard.
Marquee maximum capacity and fees:  
site fee included
Use any caterer:   Yes
Evening buffet:  
House wine:  
Corkage fees:  
3 course meal:  
House champagne:  
Music and dancing permitted:   Yes
River/water/sea view:   Yes
Accommodation onsite:  
Tea lights permitted:   Yes
Partial open air ceremony possible:  
Late availability:  
Late licence:   Yes
Chapel onsite:   Yes
Number of bedrooms:  
Fireworks permitted:   Yes
Access time on wedding day:  

Access to outside area:   Yes
Close links to local churches:   Yes
Candelabras permitted:   Yes
Confetti permitted:  
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