Great food, fantastic wine and a beautiful four-acre walled garden await at the Relais and Chateaux Summer Lodge Country House Hotel – an award-winning wedding venue in Dorset that is Grade II listed, has a kitchen headed up by a three-rosette chef, and wines selected by an internationally renowned sommelier.
Located in the pretty village of Evershot (referred to as Evershed by author Thomas Hardy, in his novel Tess of the d’Urbervilles) the Summer Lodge Country House Hotel sits next to a 400-acre deer park, and has four acres of its own glorious gardens, croquet lawns, and a spa.
You could say it’s a rural utopia, which is perhaps one of the reasons Conde Nast readers voted it the second-best hotel in the UK and Ireland.
Five Star in Every Way
Gorgeous views, traditional style, and exemplary service, food and drink, make the Summer Lodge Country House Hotel the epitome of five-star country luxury.
Not only does it boast a conservatory-style swimming pool, but tennis courts, food by acclaimed chef Steven Titman, wedding wines chosen by award-winning sommelier Eric Zweibel, and a Whiskey Lounge that offers more than 400 whiskies and brandies.
Why not prepare for your day in style at the spa, host your ceremony in the hotel’s stylish Dorchester Suite (up to 25 guests), its elegant Drawing Room (up to 40 guests), or in the local registry office or church.
You can then enjoy a champagne reception on the hotel’s terrace or in the gardens before indulging in a delicious wedding breakfast – customised to your preferences – and celebrating with a party to end all parties.
Exclusive use is available; wedding packages start at £90pp.
The hotel, which is part of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection, extends warm welcomes to all its guests, and takes care to ensure that everyone -
including any four-legged friends - enjoy a truly memorable stay.
"We have a close-knit team of talented staff who pledge to make every moment of your day magical, and promise that their attention to detail and passion for excellence will exceed all your expectations." Laure Pags, Summer Lodge Country House Hotel
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