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Sopley Mill

Mill Lane, Sopley, United Kingdom
Wedding Venue



A stunning, newly renovated watermill.
Exclusively yours, the Mill provides privacy and flexibility for you to create your own unique wedding or event. The original Mill was first built in Sopley in 1066.  Over hundreds of years it has been renovated, rebuilt and reborn numerous times.  The current Mill was built around 1780 and has been owned by the same family since 1870.  It finished its life as a working Mill in the mid 50’s and since then has been sub-let as a scent factory, storage and most recently a restaurant.  When the restaurant closed the owners of the Mill took it back in hand and spent 2013 renovating this wonderful building back to its former glory.

This beautiful building still has the stunning original features of the watermill with its oak beams and incredible views over the Avon water meadows.  The gardens and lawn are flanked on both sides by the Avon Millstream, securely fenced in case you have any children at your wedding.   The wild location is picturesque and completely private without another house in view – not to mention just 8 minutes from Bournemouth.

There are 3 main floors to the building, all of which are accessible by lift.  The top floor (3rd floor) has seating space for up to 100 people at your wedding breakfast as well as a fully fitted kitchen space for your catering team. Your ceremony would take place on the second floor, with enough seating and space for 100 guests. However, all 3 floors of The Mill are licensed for weddings. This same room has a dance floor and subtle stage area for your evening reception to take place later in the day. The ground floor is the perfect area for your guests to mingle both before and after your ceremony; with a bar on this level your guests can enjoy drinks whilst mingling both inside and out.  The Mill also has a beautiful, light and spacious bridal suite for your use on the day.

In the summer months the outside terrace area is the ideal reception spot, with outdoor furniture your guests can enjoy drinks sat outside amongst the beautiful Sopley grounds.  In the case of rain, which is always a factor here in the UK, there is plenty of room on the ground floor for 100 people to have drinks and mingle inside and in the winter months the two log fires create a  perfect warm and cosy atmosphere.  Although The Mill can hold 100 for a sit down wedding breakfast it can cater to a larger number of 140 for a more informal style wedding or if you want more evening guests.

We rent The Mill out on an exclusive use basis, so you can decide what you want to have and where you want to have it – essentially creating your own unique wedding day.  We provide the venue but for all the other parts of the wedding that is up to you – we don’t have ‘packages’ as such as each wedding is unique.  We work with some incredible suppliers; caterers, florists and photographers etc whose details we will of course send to you but our aim is to provide a stunning venue, set in an idyllic location which is as flexible as possible. For example, we don’t charge corkage on any drinks you want to provide yourself therefore, we work with a great bar company who will run either a dry-bar or a pay-bar for you.

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A throwback to Harlow’s 5th Birthday party at Sopley Mill. How glamorous is this set up?! 😍🌟

Looking for a unique and quirky venue to get married in? Sopley Mill could be perfect for you!❣️ Check out this article in Dorset Magazine and see what they had to say about The Mill. If you would like to know more, email us at: or comment below and we can DM you!📬

Can you see yourself walking down this aisle? ❤️✨ Our light, bright ceremony room is perfect for all weather! ☃️🌦️☀️ Photography by Lucylou Photography

Sopley Mill are really happy and proud to announce that we have been shortlisted for "Best Wedding Venue 2018" in the Talkology Media Business Awards!😁💒 If you would like to vote for us please follow this link and don't forget to include "Sopley Mill"!❣️✨ Or, head on over to Talkology Media Facebook page, write a post and include #tmpsopley 🤗 Voting closes on 30/04 so please get them in, thank you so much from The Sopley Mill Team!💍

Are you thinking about planning your wedding?💒 Struggling to find a venue?🤷‍♀️ Email to book a private viewing to see all the glorious aspects of our wedding venue!

How gorgeous is this flower set up from Incabella Wedding Hire 😍🌹🌺 The white roses look so elegant! Follow them on Facebook or head to to see what other wedding hire items and flower arrangements they can do!✨❣️

Do you fancy using something different to everybody else at your wedding?☕ Check out "The Barista Bike" for all your hot drinks needs! They served drinks at our Open Day in January and they were amazing✨ Take a look at their website here ➡️

I know we are all a little fed up of the snow now... but let’s not deny how absolutely gorgeous Sopley Mill looks as a winter wonderland 😍❄️💞☃️ Would you have a winter wonderland wedding?✨ Fill out an enquiry form here to book a viewing!:

The House Grille have just been added to our featured supplier list 😍 Think your guests may fancy some pizza in the evening?🍕🍕 follow the link for more information! ➡️

Newlyweds 😍💞 📸 by Stephen Duncan Photography Email for 2019 & 2020 rates & availability now!

Have you ever wondered what the inside of our beautiful venue looks like? DM or email to book a private viewing today 💞


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