Axnoller, Dorset

Axnoller, Dorset
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LAST UPDATED: 19 May 2015 at 12:34pm

This venue, cuddled into the Dorset countryside, is a unique proposal: it's not one, but three houses you take over for not one, but three days - and (the best point) it is truly affordable, with no compromise on perfection.

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First, there's the main property, Axnoller House, resplendent with its sweeping staircase. But you'll also find two converted barns: Voltaire and Burggraaf. They each have indoor pools, saunas, cedar hot tubs and private spas. All three will sleep 36 in total, but why not add a marquee reception or even tipis in the gardens?

Owner Alo Brake is so passionate about every wedding she hosts, it's impossible not to be supremely well looked after (and all-night hot-tub parties are not a problem).

Ceremony capacity: 150; Plate cost per head £70; www.axnoller.co.uk

LAST UPDATED: 22 July 2014 at 5:19pm

If you're after designer digs for your wedding weekend, look no further than Axnoller.

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These three super-swish self-catering houses will impress even your most high-maintenance VIPs with their all-en-suite bedrooms, indoor swimming pools and outdoor hot tubs (plus Mr Brown the butler is on hand to take care of your every whim). For the big day itself, each of the houses is licensed for ceremonies, so take your pick, then pitch your party tent in the estate's 110 acres. 

Ceremony capacity: 150; Plate cost per head: £70; www.axnoller.co.uk

LAST UPDATED: 10 June 2013 at 4:40pm

You don't even need to hire your own marquee here, as they already have an ornate Indian-style tent ready and waiting for weddings.

There are also three super-swish self-catering houses (two converted barns with indoor pools and outdoor hot tubs, plus a lovely farmhouse), sleeping up to 36 people. Nestled in the peaceful Dorset countryside, each house also comes with its own wedding licence for the ceremony, so you are assured total privacy.

Ceremony capacity: 120; Packages per person: £45; Corkage: £10

Axnoller; 01308 861744;  www.axnoller.co.uk

LAST UPDATED: 25 July 2012 at 5:40pm

This venue in West Dorset has two self-catering barn conversions, plus a farmhouse to make your own for your wedding.

You can choose from all three buildings for your ceremony. Host your reception at the Voltaire and Burggraff barns (with an indoor pool and outdoor hot tubs) or pick a marquee. From May, there will be a new events barn too.

Ceremony capacity: 500; Food cost per head: £70; House wine: £11; Corkage: £12; Marquee available; Countryside setting

Axnoller;  01308 861744; www.axnoller.co.uk

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