Dog Friendly Days Out

Minterne Gardens

Minterne Magna, Dorchester, Dorset

Minterne Gardens offers the perfect dog friendly day out in Minterne Magna near Dorchester. Our heritage house in Dorset is in a stunning countryside location and provides an unforgettable venue for special events, weddings, private dining, seminars and wedding receptions.

You can also visit our outstanding and unique Himalayan gardens and stroll ‘Far from the Madding Crowd’ through Minterne’s wild woodland and gardens. This is the ideal place to escape the pressures of modern life in a relaxing and tranquil setting. The 20 acres of wild woodland garden are laid out in a horseshoe over a mile round.

Originally at Minterne there was just a small stream below the house, with a square bowling green and four rectangular, either gardens or paddocks, up to the house. However Capability Brown, who revolutionized the English domestic landscape in the 18th Century, believed that everything should look natural, and although it was all man made, it should just seem as if it happened. He never wanted any straight lines or avenues. These ideas helped create the glorious gardens of the present day.

Minterne Gardens has a delightful terrace area where you can enjoy specialist teas, coffees and light lunches. The terrace enjoys glorious views of the gardens and lake.

Our wonderful setting is ideal for an intimate and scenic wedding venue, or a large venue for a wedding reception. Our private country house is unique, beautiful and boasts breathtaking views of lakes, rivers and waterfalls. The stables, Edwardian kitchens, outbuildings and the nearby church create a one of a kind location for your wedding day. Minterne House has a banquet hall, party and marquee area and luxurious en suite accommodation. Exclusive use of the house and gardens includes a wedding breakfast, gilt chairs with ivory seat pads, Mahogany dining tables and a PA system, to name just a few of the excellent services we offer.

Minterne House is perfect for a memorable private dining experience. Whether it is a birthday, anniversary, family gathering or other special celebration, our spectacular setting is perfect for a luxurious dining experience. We are also a superb venue for corporate functions: from seminars, director’s board meetings, strategy think tanks and marketing conferences, to product launches and awards presentations.

For more information please visit our website.
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