Larmer Tree was one of the first Victorian Pleasure Gardens. Situated on the Dorset Wiltshire border, it is a truly unique garden wedding venue and an extraordinary example of Victorian extravagance not to mention the free roaming peacocks and a pair of macaws.
You will find the Larmer Tree nestled in the heart of the Cranborne Chase, on the Wiltshire Dorset border. An area of outstanding natural beauty. General Augustus Pitt Rivers created the gardens in 1880 and is an extraordinary example of Victorian extravagance and vision. The first privately owned gardens to be opened for public enjoyment and are recognised by English Heritage as a Garden of National Importance. It is now of course a truly unique garden wedding venue.
You’ll discover a unique collection of ornate buildings within the garden where your Civil Ceremony can be held. Inside, the Victorian Jubilee Hall and General’s Room, or outside in the Roman Temple and Lower Indian Room. The choice of your marriage room will depend on your guest numbers, but do not fear, there is total flexibility.
Throughout the year, the entire 11 acres are available for your private use. Whether you choose to hold your ceremony at the Larmer Tree or elsewhere, you can enjoy the company of friends and family in exclusive privacy. A unique setting, perfect for almost any style of wedding, as well as serving your choice of wedding breakfast from a relaxed BBQ, Victorian Tea, or formal dinner, the stunning New Pavilion can comfortably seat 150 guests.
Like the idea of a more intimate celebration? You might be interested in a Secret Garden Wedding. These are held midweek Monday to Thursday, for a maximum of 30 guests. You are welcome to use any one of the buildings for your ceremony and they provide a marquee on the main lawn for your reception with garden furniture, garden games and deck chairs.
Peacocks and free flying Macaws complete the magical atmosphere.
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“Absolutely amazing Wedding hosted by the most amazing Wedding Planner!!!Thank you so much Gail, for giving us such a wonderful, memorable day!!!” Love Sarah & Andrew
“A huge thank you for making the whole process of planning fun, enjoyable and stress-free. Knowing you were there on the day meant that we felt totally relaxed and could just enjoy the occasion. Every one of our guests have said how beautiful Larmer Tree is, and we couldn’t agree more. Thank you to the team who were fantastic on the day – so friendly and helpful.” Love Victoria & Trim
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