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 – you can truly make it your own.

A House Built for Parties

All of the formal rooms are licensed for civil ceremonies, the largest being the unique Domed Conservatory / Orangery, 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 – with the change in the law in April 2022 you can now host your legal marriage anywhere within our grounds – the most popular outdoor choice being on our rear Terrace with a beatiful view of the rear facade of the House.

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 formal Friday rehearsal supper.  This stunning room also becomes a glorious if you needed to host an indoor drinks reception on the wedding day and your Sunday morning post wedding breakfast is also served in here. Smaller, more intimate wedding breakfast celebrations can be hosted in this room.

For the more extensive guests list you will have use of our stunning new luxury sailcloth marquee which is a semi- permanent feature from Spring to Autumn each year hosting up to x 180 guests seated for the wedding breakfast (round or long tables) and your evening party.

Fall into bed in our stunning Master / Bridal  Suite. Family and friends can stay in the main House, The Garden House and The Courtyard House just next door from Friday to Sunday.  Depart on Sunday after a leisurely House breakfast.


2024 – Diary open (Limited Availability)

2025 – Diary now open

Please get in touch to discuss detailed pricing

Exclusive use venue hire Friday arrival to Sunday departure includes the use of x 6 beautifully appointed bedrooms in the main House sleeping 12 guests plus use of The Garden House (sleeping 9) and use of The Courtyard House (sleeping 11) for 2 nights (sleeping x 32 on the Estate in total) inclusive of a luxury continental breakfast on both mornings. Includes use of our beautiful new Sailcloth Secret Garden Marquee for the wedding breakfast and evening reception. 

Civil ceremony in the House in our glass domed Conservatory or any of our other spaces including an outside ceremony on the Terrace at the rear of the house. 



What's Included

  • Exclusive use of all reception rooms and extensive grounds including The Domed Conservatory, The Morning Room, The Saloon, and The Drawing Room (for smaller House weddings up to x 70 during the day)
  • Accommodation for 2 nights for 12 guests in the Principal bedrooms in the main House
  • All accommodation in adjoining guest houses – The Garden House and The Courtyard House – in total sleeping a further 18 guests (32 in total can be accommodated on site plus travel cots and small beds for children)
  • Use of our stunning new sailcloth marquee located in our “Secret Garden” (12m x 24m and large enough to host for x 180 guests seated) including dance floor, large stage, fully staffed evening bar service with full menu including cocktails, catering marquee, luxury marquee WCs, power, extensive lighting inside and outside of the marquee
  • Full guest kitchen facilities in The Garden House and The Courtyard House for relaxed self sufficient Friday celebration – outside space in The Courtyard perfect for Friday evening BBQ or street food / trucks with caterers coming to look after you
  • White robes and slippers in the Bridal Suite and Four Poster Room
  • Croquet on the lawn for your wedding day
  • Fizz on arrival for all your House guests on your arrival day
  • Luxury continental breakfast on both mornings for all House guests
  • Housekeeper on site throughout your weekend stay
  • Car parking for vehicles with Came House staff welcoming guests on arrival and valet parking where required
  • Tables of your choice for your wedding breakfast
  • Use of BOSE sound system for ceremony / drinks reception
  • Fire bowl outside The Sailcloth Marquee for your evening party with stock of wood which we light
  • Bottle disposal services on site for your daytime glass
  • No corkage charge for you to supply your own daytime drinks and Friday evening celebration drinks
  • Guest kitchenette facilities for the weekend with tea, coffee, and fridges in all houses
  • New hi speed WiFim (suitable for ceremony streaming)
  • Venue Management / wedding co-ordination services from Bellissimo Weddings from first contact up to and including the wedding day itself


At Came House, we have 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 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.



Eat In Style

Gordie has been a Chef, caterer and restaurateur in Dorset for 20 years, providing a bespoke service for events, large and small, from stylish country weddings and charity balls to beach BBQs and intimate dinner parties. Any menu showcases Gordie’s passion for sourcing local produce which has always featured greatly in his cooking; celebrating Dorset’s bountiful larder is key.

Guide Price for Catering:
From £65 per person plus VAT (including staff for food service and daytime drinks service, crockery, cutlery and equipment – linen and glassware charged in addition)

Victoria Blashford-Snell

Victoria’s Food is known for working with it’s clients to produce their ideal menu from the finest, freshest, locally sourced produce. Victoria and her team of cooks and waiting staff have a deserved reputation for making sure that every party or wedding of whatever size works in exactly the way her clients want it – true bespoke catering!

Guide Price for Catering:
(Based on a minimum of x 80 guests) Canapes and 3 course meal (including waiting staff, linen and hire equipment – hire list to be discussed) From £70 per person plus VAT

Fossil Food Catering

Here at Fossil Food Catering we endeavour to portray how each and every couple is unique. Your wedding day is entirely focused on you as a couple, so we believe the wedding catering experience from planning right through until the very last minute should express your own personal tastes, adventures shared and truly reflect you both. We offer this experience using a celebration of local produce and where possible grow and hand rear a lot of our own produce on the land on the outskirts of Lyme Regis.

Guide Price for Catering:
Pricing for 3 courses is from £95.00 per person + VAT, 2 courses is from £80.00 per person + VAT. This includes staff, serveware (if sharing), cutlery/crockery, drinks service, wedding catering taster session, tea and coffee station, fully bespoke menus, travel and set up

Ginger Catering Company Ltd

Created from a passion for local produce, excellent food and attentive service. Our menus are written simply to showcase the ingredients. Our dishes are presented to spark excitement visually, and most importantly on the palette. We will work with you to plan your ideal menu and style of service to ensure your big day is as you imagined.

Guide Price for Catering:
(Based on 100 guests)
Canapes, bread, 3 courses, tea & coffee station from £103 per person plus VAT(Including set up, staff for welcome drinks, canapes & food service. silver cutlery, white china, white linen & clear crystal glassware & kitchen equipment & travel.) Evening food and staff for evening food service will be charged in addition.

Doggart & Squash

In 2017 Clare merged her events company with Sarah’s catering company to form Doggart & Squash. The pair are passionate about events. Over the years they have built up fantastic relationships with high quality British suppliers to be able to create beautiful, exciting, seasonal menus using sustainable produce. Their friendly team provide a relaxed and professional service and are always on hand to answer any questions. Together with their incredible florist they can help style any event. From sharing style mains to open fire cooking Sunday lunches they are happy to do it all!

Guide Price for Catering:
Starting from £120.00 plus VAT (price per head)
(Canapés, starter, main, pudding, staffing, travel and equipment hire) (Equipment hire may be more depending on what is required)

Kit & Kee

Kit & Kee is a wedding and event caterer based at Trill Farm, near Lyme Regis, where we source organic produce every morning from our market garden. We also rear our own livestock and make our own Bottle Farm Charcuterie. Our ethos is all about using the very best tasting local ingredients in season on the farm and nearby. Sustainability is essential to us and is at the heart of the events we cater for.
We would love to welcome you to Trill, so you can see the farm, try our cooking and discuss your event.

Guide Price for Catering:
Starting from £70.00 plus VAT (price per head) (minimum of 80 guests)
(Canapés, starter, main, pudding, staffing, travel and equipment hire) (Equipment hire may be more depending on what is required)


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 card payments only. 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.

Local Churches

Blessings at St Peter’s Came

If you live too far afield, or are too time pressed to establish a ‘qualifying connection’ with a local church, then a Blessing at St Peter’s makes the perfect alternative. Whether you prefer to have your legal ceremony at Came House, or elsewhere, what could be more dreamy than a church ceremony followed by a short stroll to your reception?

St Peter’s, Came is the quintessential country squire’s church, dating from the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. The Revd William Barnes (1801-86), esteemed Dorset dialect poet and friend to Thomas Hardy, was rector here and is buried in the churchyard.

The use of St Peters Church is not included in the rates quoted above. A fee 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.

Please enquire for details

Other Local Churches

For couples wishing to legally marry in church, please be aware that you will need to establish a ‘qualifying connection’ with the church of your choice. This usually involves interviews with the vicar and regular worship during the six month lead to your wedding. Below is a selection of Churches local to Came:

St Thomas A Beckett
Compton Valence (Approx. 22-minute drive)
01305 889992

St George
Dorchester (Approx. 6-minute drive)
01305 262394

St Mary the Virgin
Dorchester (Approx. 10-minute drive)
01305 267944

St Andrew
West Stafford (Approx. 6-minute drive)
01305 264360

St Simon & St Jude
Winterborne Monkton (Approx. 7-minute drive)
01305 267944

St Mary
Winterbourne Abbas (Approx. 17- minute drive)
01305 889992

St Martin
Martinstown (Approx. 14-minute drive)
01305 889992

St Michael
Winterbourne Steepleton (Approx. 15-minute drive)
01305 889992