Upton Country Park

Upton Country Park

Poole BH17 7BJ

T: 01202 262 753

E: uptoncountrypark@poole.gov.uk

Estate office opening times:

Monday - Thursday, 9.00am - 5.15pm

Friday 9.00am - 4.45pm

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Park opening times:

October - March: 8am to 6pm

April - September: 8am to 9pm

Wedding ceremonies at Upton House & Walled Garden

Wedding Brochure 2014/15

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Upton House is a romantic Georgian Grade II* listed mansion, licensed to host civil wedding ceremonies.

Set in over 100 acres of beautiful award-winning parkland and gardens on the shores of Poole Harbour, the House and Park provide a unique and stunning setting for your wedding ceremony, reception and photographs.


For your Reception we offer exclusive access to al the state rooms in Upton House or enjoy the bespoke setting of a marquee in our stunning Walled Garden.

Our period Drawing Room and adjoining Library is licensed to host ceremonies for you and up to 70 guests for a sit down Wedding Breakfast.

Whilst for smaller, more intimate ceremonies our Study offers the perfect setting for up to 40 guests.

After your ceremony you can make full use of our beautiful hallways and staircase, sweeping lawns and colourful gardens for your photographs.

A huge thanks to all of the team at Upton House for helping us create a really wonderful wedding day.

Wedding Fairs 2014

We hold a wedding fair twice a year, usually in the Spring and Autumn:


Wedding ceremonies can be booked throughout the week, depending on the availability of the House and the Registrars.

Please note it is your responsibility to contact the Registrars to check their availability.  

The Registrar fees are charged separately to our room hire for your ceremony.

Telephone 01202 633744, or for further information about registering a marriage see boroughofpoole.com

Country Park Catering

Sample Wedding Menus

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You have the choice of simply holding your wedding ceremony at the House, or staying on to celebrate your marriage with us. We can host ceremonies for you and up to 70 guests for a sit down Wedding Breakfast. Up to 150 guests can be invited for your evening celebrations.

During four summer months we offer exclusive use of our spectacular Walled Garden, ensuring an impressive and very flexible venue for your Wedding Reception.  

Should you wish to hold your ceremony elsewhere, you are very welcome to host your reception at Upton House and Park.

Whatever your plans, our Wedding Team would be delighted to discuss them with you, and support you in the preparations for your special day.

Weddings at Upton House & Walled Garden brochure download

Book your Registrar

For a ceremony you will need to contact Poole Registry Office directly to check availability and to book your Registrar for the date and time you require.

They can be contacted on 01202 633744 or registrars@poole.gov.uk

Please note Registrars fees are charged separately.

Wedding photographs courtesy of:

Jake Moore at www.jakemoorephotog raphy.co.uk


Andrea Pittam at www.kissthefrogx.com


Our dedicated Wedding Team would be delighted to meet you and show you what Upton can offer.

Please contact us to arrange a viewing and and discuss potential dates on 01202 262753 or email uptoncountrypark@poole.gov.uk


Our prices include the services of our dedicated Wedding Team to help make your special day run smoothly.

The House looked amazing and you were all so kind, calm and professional.  Our wedding day was the best day of our lives.

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Civil Ceremony & Reception Application Form

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Upton House & Walled Garden Civil Ceremony & Reception Application Form Country House Catering Sample Wedding Menus

Booking your wedding

Upton House

 Low Season* 2014

High Season* 2014

 Low Season* 2015

High Season* 2015

Ceremony (room hire)





Daytime Reception

Exclusive use of all ground floor state rooms, including the Grand Entrance Hall from 8.30am to 6pm





Evening Reception

Exclusive use of all ground floor state rooms, including the Grand Entrance Hall from 6pm to midnight





Upton House Wedding Package

A combined ceremony in Upton House including the Daytime Reception plus the Evening Reception





* Low Season is 1st January - 30th April and 1st October - 31st December

* High Season is 1st May - 30th September

¹ The cost of catering is not included in the room hire

Walled Garden 1st May - 31st July & 1st - 30th September



Reception Hire

Day 1 - Set up marquee

Day 2 - Exclusive use

Day 3 - Take down marquee



Walled Garden Wedding Package

A combined ceremony including room hire for Daytime Reception in Upton House followed by exclusive use of the Walled Garden



Additional Hire Days



Please note:

An additional supplement may apply across Bank Holidays (we are closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day).

Maximum numbers may be reduced depending on your chosen room layout; please enquire for more details.

Additional staff time £28.00 per hour, £45.00 after midnight per member of staff.

Please be aware that the finish time for your booking, whether inside the House or in the Walled Garden, must be no later than 12.00 midnight, i.e. last orders at 11pm, music finishes at 11.15pm, guest carriages at 11.30pm.

Music and other entertainment must be at a moderate level and not cause a nuisance to other park users.

Upton House Ground Floor Plan

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Upton House Ground Floor Plan


Our in-house caterers, Country Park Catering, will be delighted to discuss menus for your Reception, from canapés to cream teas, delicious buffet options to a full 3 course wedding breakfast.

Please contact Country Park Catering on 01202 261178 or email Tina at t.hayter@poole.gov.uk

Self-catering is not permitted.


Our spectacular Walled Garden is just a short stroll from the House and beautifully set within this award-winning Country Park.

Available for exclusive use for Receptions during May, June, July and September, it’s unique ‘secret garden’ ambience provides a suitably impressive venue for your Wedding Reception.

You have the flexibility to choose your own suppliers for your Reception and our Wedding Team can help guide your through arranging your marquee, caterers, entertainment and other services.

Our cleverly concealed water and electricity supplies make our Walled Garden one of the most convenient venues to host an alfresco celebration.

We can also suggest fun entertainments to ensure you fully enjoy this unique outdoor venue, such as giant lawn games.

Download our Wedding Brochure (pdf, 3Mb)

Also included is the use of the House and Grounds for photos, silk floral decorations and background music if required, free car parking and indoor wedding furniture.

Our wedding packages provide the opportunity for your whole day to run seamlessly in one venue, with either Upton House or the Walled Garden available for your exclusive use.

Or click here to open, complete and submit our online venue hire enquiry form; we will contact you for an informal discussion about your requirements and can make arrangements for you to look around the House and Park.

To secure your booking please complete our Civil Ceremony & Reception Application Form (right) and return it to us with a 50% deposit within 14 days of making a provisional booking.

The balance will be due 6 months before the hire date.

Download an application form to complete and return Our online venue hire enquiry form

Download a copy of our Price Guide

Wedding Price Guide 2014-15 (pdf, 185kb)

Price Guide 2014/15

PDF, 185kb

Country House Catering Sample Wedding Menus

Download a copy of our Wedding Brochure

Upton House and Walled Garden Wedding Brochure (pdf, 3Mb)