Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life and Leweston School is a beautiful, secluded setting with unique rooms, stunning gardens and alluring atmosphere. With over 1000 years of history the Manor is set in 46 acres of beautiful Dorset parkland just three miles south of the Abbey town of Sherborne.

We want your wedding to be special, so we only offer a handful of dates each year, with exclusive use of the formal grounds and the Manor House. The facilities at Leweston offer the opportunity for intimate gatherings or larger celebrations with a selection of rooms to suit the size of your wedding party.

Our hard working and dedicated team have years of experience in making Leweston the perfect venue. They will work with you to plan and deliver a wonderful day for you and your guests. A simple pricing structure supports a range of budgets and the on-site catering team will help you choose your menu and create your own unique experience.

Your happily ever after starts at Leweston School.

The Spaces

The Manor House

The Manor House was built in the Palladian style in the late 18th Century. However, the interior celebrates the Art Deco period of the 1930s. The architect, Maxwell Ayrton, was responsible for the original iconic Wembley Stadium, and the house features the artwork of famed artist, George Sheringham.

The Manor House provides a variety of different rooms and spaces including the Drawing Room, which can host 80 people comfortably.

The White and Black Halls create additional breakout spaces that can become your dancefloor, or an additional relaxing space for your guests.

The Black Hall is licenced for ceremonies.

The Belvedere

The Belvedere is an enchanting feature inspired by the walk of The Villa de’Este near Florence. The statute at the entrance is a replica of the Florentine Boar which, in turn, is a copy of the Roman marble statue housed in the Uffizi Museum.

A short wooded walk leads to a natural crescent amphitheatre with a central well, looking out over the Dorset countryside. The location is truly magical, making it a perfect setting for any outdoor celebration.

Popular for ceremonies of all sizes, drink receptions and wedding photoshoots.

The Trinity Chapel

Built in 1616 and bathed in history this Grade 1 listed building is truly stunning.

The historic wooden pews and imposing windows give the chapel a wonderfully romantic and impressive feeling. Inside, there is a rare example of a double pulpit and, whilst is no longer large enough to hold the whole school, is used for smaller services as well as weddings and baptisms and will seat approximately 40 people.

When the sunlight pours in through the spectacular windows and the aisle is full of flowers it creates create a magical moment which will be remembered for many years to come.

The Italian Garden

The Italian Garden is a beautiful setting for your wedding breakfast or evening drinks.

Designed by Thomas Mawson in 1912 the enclosed garden is located outside the Drawing Room. It is an idyllic venue for a summer celebration, set amongst the beautiful flowers, and next to the central pond.

The Sheringham Room

The Sheringham Room is a small drawing room off the White Hall. It has some of the finest, and rarest, examples of Art Deco interior design in the country, painted by George Sheringham. The murals feature Persian hunting scenes and the barrel ceiling has decorative motifs of the zodiac. This is accompanied by Ayrton’s chimneypiece.

This beautiful room is commonly used as a private space by the bride and groom.

The Drawing Room

The light and airy Drawing Room with its impressive bay windows commands a view of the Italian Garden. The 1930s were an age of sun worship when light was encouraged to flood into rooms through large windows or reflected in glass and the room has a mirrored wall which is inspired by the large ocean liners of the day. It also contains a beautiful grand piano.

This versatile space was originally the Drawing Room of the private house and is now used for a range of different events.


The Dining Hall

Our multi purpose dining hall is the largest space available and can be used for dinners, weddings and private parties.

The size of the room means it can accommodate a dance floor and still have ample seating for your guests.

The max capacity for guests is 250, depending on table layout.

South Coast Wedding Planner

We are delighted to announce we have partnered with South Coast Weddings – offering wedding planning and on the day coordination within our packages.

Sam Savage (owner of South Coast Weddings) started weddings in 2015. Combined with her love and skills for working with people, it was a natural career choice. Over 100 weddings later and she now joins Leweston as a Wedding Venue expert.

Find out more about how they can help ease your big day here.

Recommended Suppliers

We have put together a list of some wonderful wedding suppliers that we have worked with over the years who we recommend to help make organising your day that little bit easier!

View our Recommended Suppliers List

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The Leweston Learner
From Nursery to Sixth Form Leweston shares an educational approach that helps our pupils develop an attitude to learning they can apply across the curriculum, as well as in the wider world. Click on the five key characteristics to find out more.
Scholarships at Leweston

Each year Leweston is proud to award scholarships which recognise and encourage pupils with talent, potential and who we believe will make a significant contribution to the life of the school. Scholarships are available for Academic Excellence and in Art and Design, Equestrian, Music, Drama, Sport and Pentathlon.

Application Deadline:

Sixth Form | 10 November 2023 (CLOSED)
11+ and 13+ | 5 January 2024

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