Came House invites you to make a weekend of your wedding and share its timeless charm with family and friends, as if it were your own. Came is a hugely versatile venue and offers you a great deal of flexibility to enjoy your wedding weekend as you wish. Our dedicated Wedding Team is on hand to help and guide you throughout your booking and wedding at Came House – whatever the season.
A House Built for Parties
All of the formal rooms are licensed for civil ceremonies, the largest being the unique Domed Conservatory, for up to 120 guests (with the adjoining Morning Room licensed for a further 45 and opening onto The Domed Conservatory we can offer space to seat 165 guests in total for larger weddings for a civil marriage) which was designed by the Architect Charles Fowler whose other impressive designs include Covent Garden Market and Syon House no less.
There are several outdoor options too, within the gardens and the woods or at the front of the House beneath the Entrance Vestibule.
The 15th Century Chapel, just a short stroll away, is available for blessings and there is a plethora of local churches for religious ceremonies.
The extensive formal gardens provide a wonderful location for summer drinks receptions and the Saloon, Morning Room and Conservatory interconnect with the garden terrace to bring the outside in.
The Drawing Room, with its white and gold plasterwork, makes an elegant setting for a Wedding Breakfast and interconnects with The Saloon for further dining. Options for marquees are available for the more extensive guest list.
Retire to the bar in the Morning Room; dance the night away in the glass Domed Conservatory and fall into bed in the stunning bridal suite. Family and friends can stay in the main house and The Garden House just next door from Friday to Sunday and if you would like to extend your time at Came for a further night with a Sunday brunch or BBQ and a third night stay we would be delighted to accommodate you.
Venue Hire for 2020 / 2021
(Including accommodation for 20 guests for two nights with breakfast on each morning) We are currently not VAT registered so no VAT is payable in addition to this rate
Civil Ceremony at Came House £1,100 in addition
(including your choice of chairs for your ceremony)
Enquiries for Christmas and New Year
Prices on request.
The use of St Peters Church, Came (a short stroll from the House) is not included in the above rates. A donation of £500 payable to the Church Conservation Trust (CCT) is kindly requested to hold your ceremony in the Chapel to help preserve and maintain this beautiful building
Catering & Drinks
At Came House, we have four carefully selected caterers who are well established and regarded in the area and know the House well. Our choice of caterers represent a good range of price points and styles of food for our couples. We respectfully request that you make your choice of caterer from this selection. Please enquire directly with the caterers for menus and quotations or let us know your brief requirements and we can happily make contact for you to check availability and to request that the caterer contacts you to discuss further.
(We will shortly be adding to our catering information online with a guide price for each caterer for canapes and a three course plated wedding breakfast, images of typical dishes representative of each caterer and a little background on each. If you wish more information or thoughts on catering now please contact us to discuss and we will be delighted to help you.
Our preferred caterers are:
Rabbit & Rose
Rebecca Green Catering
One of the great benefits at Came House is that you are able to provide your own drinks for the drinks reception after your ceremony and during the wedding breakfast (wine and toast drinks) with absolutely no corkage charges. Your caterers will be required to serve these drinks and should be able to arrange for glass hire for you. Bottle disposal is supplied for you at the House.
For the evening reception, a full evening bar service (fully licensed) is provided by Came House which is to be set up and used after 7:00pm or at the end of the wedding breakfast (whichever is the earlier). This is with glass service, fully staffed and a wide selection of drinks. The bar takes cash or cards. This can be operated in three ways. Firstly as a cash bar (where your guests buy their drinks) or an open bar (free to your guests with the tab met by the couple at the end – restrictions and limits can be put in place if desired) or a pre-paid unlimited option based on guest numbers and hours of service. Please enquire for further details.
You can talk with us directly about all the bar options – we have something to suit everyone. You can add in second bars for mixologists, flair bar tenders etc as per your requirements.
St Peter’s Came
Located in the grounds of Came House
St Thomas a Beckett
Compton Valence (Approx. 22-minute drive)
Dorchester (Approx. 6-minute drive)
St Mary the Virgin
Dorchester (Approx. 10-minute drive)
West Stafford (Approx. 6-minute drive)
St Simon & St Jude
Winterborne Monkton (Approx. 7-minute drive)
Winterbourne Abbas (Approx. 17- minute drive)
Martinstown (Approx. 14-minute drive)
Winterbourne Steepleton (Approx. 15-minute drive)