Details

We only provide the location, the selection of marquees, caterer, toilet facilities and a generator is left to you. We make every effort to help and there is always someone here to guide deliveries, give a hand etc. We will be happy to give advice on what has worked in the past and point you to suppliers that have been here before. Amplified music must stop by 11:00pm, this complies with the Noise Act and allows our neighbours to live decently.

You will have the exclusive use of the designated areas of the grounds for one day and as long as is reasonable to set up and clear up (usually about 5-6 days in total).

Our fees for 2018 are 4950, there are no hidden extras and we do not charge VAT. If you use our event power that comes off the grid (we have a back-up generator) there is a charge of 200 that includes all the power used.

Parking

Ample parking is available at the National Trust car park which is situated next to the pub. This is a very short, pleasant walk to either us or the Church and is well(?) situated for the thirsty or the nervous. If you are having a Church wedding this means that the car only needs to be parked once and it is easy to come from the church to us on foot. This is great fun and can involve an informal procession down the idyllic leafy lane led by the bride and groom. As it is a National Trust car park there is no fee for N.T. members but there is a pay and display system which is about 4 a day (spring 2012) 9 a day (spring 2016) for non-members.

Directions

Come into the village and turn down past the corner shop towards the sea (right coming from Swanage, left from the ferry); go all the way round the stone cross and down to the thatched cottages at the foot of the hill. Take the gravel track towards the cliff and we are the only house there.

Alternatively

Find the Bankes Arms pub; go down the hill past the pub and turn left up the gravel track at the thatched cottages.

Map Notes
  • The Church is located at the end of Church Road.
  • The Car Park is off Manor Road and is shown by the three parallel tracks. Google maps gives the distance from the Car Park to our gate as 225 metres, this is about right.