Wedding facilities

Springhead is a flexible venue, and there are indoor and outdoor alternatives for both the ceremony itself and the wedding reception.

The hire of the facilities gives you exclusive use of the Grade ll listed mill building which is on two floors (the Mill Lounge and Mill Room are on the first floor but can be directly accessed from the gardens)). You also have full use of Springhead’s gardens, a private car park and overnight accommodation if applicable.

Mill Lounge

Most guests choose to hold the ceremony itself in the lounge of the Mill building, a licensed wedding venue which has space to seat 60 guests. This light and airy room has a polished teak floor and french doors opening onto a patio where you may choose to meet and greet your guests. The room adjoins the Mill building’s reception room.

The Rotunda

This Italianate ornate structure of stone and decorative iron-work was brought back from Venice more than 40 years ago.  A central feature of the ornamental gardens, the Rotunda is also licensed for wedding ceremonies and makes a beautiful, romantic venue for those couples who want to choose an outdoor ceremony.


Mill Room

A reception for up to 60 guests can be held in the Mill Room, which opens onto the lounge. A simple but lovely room with windows overlooking the lake and gardens, you can create your own dream wedding style in this space.


Couples wanting to hold a larger reception for up to 120 guests can opt for a marquee in the garden, close to the Rotunda and lake.  Please note that the marquee needs to be arranged separately.

We have two areas that are suitable for a marquee.  The House Lawn measuring 10 x 22 metres, or the Yew Lawn measuring 9 x 16 metres.  The entire marquee area (including guy ropes/supports) will need to fit within these dimensions.



This is fully equipped for groups of up to 60 people.  For catering purposes there is a large commercial five hot plate electric fan oven/cooker, boiling water on tap, two domestic dishwashers, microwave and a large commercial refrigerator.  Space is also available in our deep freezers.  We provide cutlery, a set of white crockery, serving dishes, saucepans and a range of kitchen utensils. It is recommended that you hire your glasses and table linen. You may either self-cater or hire a caterer of your choice.

Breakfast room

This ground floor room, which opens onto Springhead’s pretty central courtyard, is often used for dancing.


Springhead is a charity
Registration number: 1112083
Company register number: 5370640

The Springhead Trust is a small charity, so any support you give will make a big difference. With your help, we can continue preserving our historic buildings and gardens for the benefit of all, and give more children and groups the opportunity to enjoy the countryside and arts, and learn about sustainable living.

Fontmell Magna
Dorset SP7 0NU

Phone: 01747 811853
Email: [email protected]

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