The Grange at Oborne
‘When you realize you want to spend the rest of your
life with somebody, you want the rest of your life
to start as soon as possible.’
Nora Ephron, When Harry Met Sally
The Grange at Oborne will provide you with the perfect venue for your whole
day: an intimate hotel in a quiet rural setting: Your guests arrive at The
Grange eagerly anticipating the day ahead. The Bride walks up the aisle, the
ceremony begins, you take your vows in front of your closest friends and
family. As a newly married couple, you wander into the beautiful gardens for
photographs whilst your guests enjoy a glass of chilled champagne and a
selection of delicious canapés. After the drinks reception, you move inside to
the elegant Regent Room for a sumptuous three-course wedding breakfast
cooked by head chef, Nick Holt. With the cake cut and the toasts finished,
why not take coffee in the floodlit gardens whilst the room is transformed for
your evening function. The band playing under the starlit ceiling, the flicker
of candles, your first dance... a truly memorable experience.
The Service We Offer
The Grange is not part of a chain of
hotels; it is a small privately owned
and family-run business. We will
meet with you as little or as much
as you like in the run up to your
wedding to create a day uniquely
designed for you. We will be there
to offer our advice and expertise to
assist you along the way. You
might wish to take advantage of
the relationship that we have with
a number of suppliers with whom
we have worked with for many years to help achieve your perfect day. We will
be in attendance on the day and with the information you have given us we
will organise and manage your wedding, creating a seamless flow of events.
You will be left to enjoy every moment with your family and friends. This ser-
vice will continue until the last guest has put down his glass and gone to bed;
every detail will be attended to.
Whether you would like a grand, lavish wedding or simply an intimate
gathering of your very closest friends and family, we will do everything we can
to exceed your expectations and we will ensure that you will receive our
undivided attention. We look forward to meeting you and helping you to create
a day filled with special memories that will last a lifetime.
Please contact us to make an appointment to view the hotel.
The Grange at Oborne is licensed for Civil
Wedding and Partnership Ceremonies. This
enables us to host your entire day, leaving
you free to relax and enjoy every moment.
Wake up on the morning of your wedding
at The Grange. After a leisurely breakfast
relax in your bedroom before, with your
hairdressers and make-up artists in
attendance, your transformation to
glowing bride begins. Your photographer
can take pictures whilst you prepare and
there will be time for champagne with
your bridesmaids on the balcony
overlooking our beautiful gardens. When
you are ready and your groom is waiting
with your guests, it’s just a walk down the
stairs to the start of your new life
The Ceremony Rooms
We have three rooms licensed for civil wedding and partnership ceremonies at
The Wessex Room capacity 4 - 45
The rich mahogany wood panelling creates an intimate atmosphere, perfect
for an exclusive wedding ceremony.
The Grange Restaurant capacity 30 - 85
With large windows looking out onto the gardens, the restaurant is full of
character and charm.
The Regent Room capacity 50 - 120
Bright and airy with a conservatory entrance to the gardens The Regent Room
is perfect for a large ceremony. Unfortunately due to the time it takes to
transform this room for a wedding breakfast, it is not possible to have a
ceremony in this room followed by the wedding breakfast.
We recommend that you contact the local Registrars to check availability and
any requirements they may have.
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Hotel Bedroom Accommodation
The Grange at Oborne has 18 spacious bedrooms, all en-suite and individually
furnished. Some have direct access to the gardens. The four poster bedroom
with its large balcony overlooking the floodlit gardens is a perfect place for
the bride and groom to share a bottle of champagne at the end of their special
The Reception Rooms
The Regent Room Capacity: Wedding Breakfast - 120,
The Regent Room, a large room overlooking the formal gardens to the rear of
the hotel. Bright and airy during the day with large windows and a
conservatory entrance to the garden. At night the room is transformed with
the starlight ceiling, making a perfect setting for your evening function.
The Wessex Room Capacity: Wedding Breakfast - 26,
The Wessex Room is ideal for smaller parties. It has rich mahogany wood
panelling creating an intimate atmosphere. The Wessex Room is able to hold
up to 26 people seated around a large rectangular dining table.
‘Now join hands, and with your hands your hearts.’
Dear Jon and Jennifer, William and I would like to thank you both for all
the help and advice you gave us to make our wedding perfect! We were
very happy with the service, you were all great so thanks also to the
waitresses and chefs! Fi and Bill. xx.
Dear Jon, Jenny and all at The Grange,
Just a note to say thank you so much for all
your hard work in making our wedding day so
perfect. Everything ran so smoothly, the venue looked
beautiful and the staff were all so friendly and helpful. We
didn’t have to worry about a thing on the day. It was the
happiest day we’ve had! With very best
wishes from Sinead & Paul.
Jon, Jenny and Staff,
Thank you for everything you did for us on our special day. It was a day
to remember and we couldn’t have done it without all your help and
support. Kelly and Simon
Dear Jenny and Jon, It is hard to believe that it is now
four months since Rosie and Jason’s Wedding Day. We
would like to thank you both for your patience with us dur-
ing the months of planning and preparation. Many thanks
too for the hard work which you and your staff contributed
to make it a complete success. It was a truly joyful day
and we will always be full of wonderful memories for us as
a family. We were greatly impressed with the high level of
service and professionalism we received at all times. We
would happily recommend The Grange to anyone looking for a special venue. The
lovely setting and Gardens were greatly enjoyed by our guests and we enjoyed a bright,
sunny day which was a bonus, particularly this summer! We would like you to have the
enclosed photograph as a memento of a very happy day and to recognise the part you
played in making it a fantastic occasion. Tim and Julie Poulsom.
Dear All, Thank you so much for making Adam and Fiona’s wedding
day so perfect. Everyone in your team worked hard to make every-
thing run so smoothly. From our first meeting, you have taken the
utmost effort to make us feel like part of ‘The Grange family’. The
food, accommodation and hospitality were all to such a high stan-
dard, we couldn’t have asked for more. With love & thanks from,
Jeremy, Jane, Adam and Fiona.
Dear Jon, Jenny and all the staff at The Grange, We just wanted to
say a big thank you for making our wedding day (and the whole week-
end) so special. Throughout the whole process right from the first
meeting to after the event you put us at ease and filled us with confi-
dence that in your hands we could relax and enjoy our day as every-
thing would run smoothly. We have heard nothing but praise for you
and all your staff. You managed to make everyone feel at home and
have the most fantastic weekend.
Thank you so much, All our love, The Leighton’s!!
Canapé Selection 2011
Salad Tricolore Skewers
Olive Tapenade Toasts
Dates Stuffed with Roasted Pine Nuts
Goats Cheese Mousse Tartlet, Parmesan Crackling
Creamy Smoked Haddock Tartlets
Smoked Salmon and Red Pepper Toasts
Toasties with Rainbow Trout Mousse
Chorizo in Red Wine
Dates wrapped in Bacon and Grilled
Selection of Seasonal Soup Shots
A Selection of Three per person £4.50
A Selection of Four per person £6.00
2011 Wedding Menu 1 2011 Wedding Menu 3
£34.00 per person £42.00 per person
Chicken Liver Parfait with Starter
Homemade Chutney & Bread Game and Pork Terrine
with Home-made Relish,
Salad Caprese of
Plum Tomatoes and Basil Oil Smoked Salmon, Prawn & Crab
Terrine, Sakura Cress,
Seasonal Fruit Plate,
Mary Rose Sauce
Passion Fruit Syrup
Honey Panko Crumbed
Main Course Somerset Camembert,
Roasted Chicken Breast, Cranberry Relish
Fruit Gazpacho or Granite
Fillet of Salmon 2011 Wedding Menu 2 Served in a Champagne Flute
on a bed of Samphire £38.00 per person
Confit of Free Range Duck Leg, Starter Roasted Breast of Free Range
Cherry Sauce Home Cured Salmon Gravadlax Summerleaze Duck,
with Sakura Cress, Piquant Raspberry sauce
Roasted Loin of Pork Mustard Mayonnaise Dressing
Poached Fillet of Brill,
with a Bramley Apple Compote Smoked Duck Breast, Champagne Sauce,
All of the above served with Cumberland Sauce Baby Cucumbers
Seasonal Greens Grilled Goat’s Cheese, Rump of Lamb,
& Creamed Potato over a Date and Walnut Salad, Confit of Shallots and Garlic,
Honey Mustard Dressing Madeira Wine Sauce
Individual Seasonal Main Course Saddle of Venison, Cabbage,
Fresh Fruit Meringue Roulade Roasted Rump of Lamb with Chestnuts & Smoked Bacon,
Sweet Potato and Cumin Puree, Bordelaise Sauce
Glazed English Lemon Tart
served with Seasonal Berries Red Wine Sauce All of the above served with
Slow Roasted Shoulder of Pork Seasonal Greens
Dark Chocolate Tartuffo,
With Bay, Sage, Lemon and & Creamed Potato
Thyme, served with Crisp
Crackling & Pan Juices Dessert
Chocolate Whisky Cream
Chicken Supreme, Pancetta,
Button Onions & Mushrooms, Pineapple and Coconut Ravioli
Bordelaise Sauce with Malibu & White Chocolate
Fillet of Sea Bass, Salsa Verde, Shortcake filled with
Fresh Cream & Seasonal Fruit
All of the above served with
& Creamed Potatoes
Apricot Frangipane Tart,
Chocolate Brownie Roulade
Vanilla Crème Brulee
This menu is available as a set menu only; one first, main and dessert course for all
guests. Guests with special dietary requirements can be catered for separately.
FRANCE COLOMBARD, La Courtine £ 16.75
COLOMBARD Producteurs Plaimont, Gascogne (Medium Dry)
Vibrant and zesty, with a lemony sting in the tail. This is
remarkably refreshing and makes a lovely aperitif.
CHILE CHARDONNAY/SAUVIGNON £ 16.75
CHARDONNAY Cornellana Estate, Rapel Valley (Dry)
SAUVIGNON BLANC The Chardonnay gives richness and body whilst the Sauvignon
adds freshness and vitality – a perfect combination.
FRANCE CHARDONNAY £ 19.00
CHARDONNAY Domaine St Hilaire, Languedoc
A superbly rich and generous Chardonnay showing fresh and
very pure, beautifully ripe fruit - unoaked.
CHILE SAUVIGNON BLANC „Classic‟ £ 20.00
SAUVIGNON BLANC Montes, Curico
A wonderfully fresh and ‘zingy’ Sauvignon with crisp
gooseberry flavours plus hints of asparagus and capsicum.
ENGLAND MANSTREE MEDIUM DRY £ 20.50
MADELEINE Manstree Vineyards, Devon
ANGEVINE Very well made, with a lovely floral bouquet and a crisp, zesty
aromatic fruitiness combined with a perfect balancing acidity.
ITALY PINOT GRIGIO, Alto Adige £ 24.50
PINOT GRIGIO San Michael Eppan, Sud-Tirol
Wonderfully fresh and has a ripeness and purity of smoky
fruit (the most prominent of which are pears) that is rare.
NEW ZEALAND SAUVIGNON BLANC “Green Lip” £ 25.50
SAUVIGNON BLANC Jackson Estate, Marlborough
Archetypal gooseberry fruit flavours but with an elegance that
is rarely found in New Zealand.
FRANCE SANCERRE, Thauveney £ 27.50
SAUVIGNON BLANC Domaine Masson Blondelet, Loire Valley
Wonderful Sancerre, elegant, with masses of rich fruit and a
finish more reminiscent of white fruit than gooseberry from a
noted producer who makes award winning wines in Pouilly Fumé.
FRANCE CHABLIS, 1er Cru, Mont de Milieu £ 36.00
CHARDONNAY Domaine Pinson, Burgundy
Steely-dry, with a rapier like acidity, more than balanced by
the ultra-ripe fruit sourced from low yielding vines. The regime
in the vineyard means that the wine is effectively organic.
SOUTH AFRICA CINSAULT/SHIRAZ £16.75
CINSAULT SHIRAZ Klippenkop, Robertson Winery,
Aromas of ripe blackberry and cherry lead to a medium/full
bodied palate which is fresh and fruity with a hint of spice.
CHILE CABERNET/MERLOT £ 16.75
CABERNET Cornellana Estate, Rapel
SAUVIGNON MERLOT Full, rich and plump Merlot with fresh, fruity Cabernet. Smooth
and medium-bodied with intense fruit flavours of strawberries
ITALY MONTEPULCIANO D‟ABRUZZO £ 19.50
MONTEPULCIANO Umani Ronchi, Marche
Velvety in texture, with hints of liquorice and chocolate, this is a
medium bodied wine that will happily partner most red meat
dishes, pastas and antipasti.
CHILE CABERNET SAUVIGNON £ 20.00
CABERNET Montes, Curico
SAUVIGNON A medium-bodied, intensely fruity Cabernet Sauvignon which is
entirely un-oaked. Full of rich red berry fruit flavours.
ARGENTINA MALBEC £ 21.00
MALBEC Calafate,Bodegas Universo Austral, Patagonia
Deep intense red with raisins and candied fruit on the nose, a
mouth filling intense soft damson and plum palate with a long full
AUSTRALIA SHIRAZ, Heathcote £ 25.00
SHIRAZ Brown Bros, Milawa, Victoria
A deep brillant ruby red colour this wine is medium bodied with
aromas of cherry fruit, subtle oak, spices and pepper on the nose.
Rich fruit on the palate with lingering flavours of pepper and tar
with balancing oak, good acidity and fine tannins.
FRANCE BROUILLY £ 26.50
GAMAY Chateau de Pavé, Brouilly, Beaujolais
Medium weight, supremely fruity and drinkable, but with
an underlying structure that is unusual in modern day Beaujolais.
SPAIN RIOJA RESERVA £ 29.00
TEMPANILLO Bodegas Muga, Rioja Alta
GARNACHA Smooth and delicate, but with all the power of a typical Rioja,
GRACIANO with intense blackcurrant and cherry fruit, fused with vanilla
NEW ZEALAND PINOT NOIR £ 29.50
PINOT NOIR Hunter’s Wines, Marlborough
New Zealand is now showing Burgundy just what can be done with
this variety. Here, sweet dark cherries and ripe plums are
balanced by the cedar spice of French oak.
USA WHITE ZINFANDEL „SELECT‟ ROSÉ £ 16.75
ZINFANDEL Old Station, California
A ‘medium’ rosé that still refreshing strawberry fruitiness
with a gentle acidity to balance the natural sweetness.
FRANCE TERRASSES ROSE £ 17.50
GRENACHE Vignerons Ardechois, Rhone
SYRAH A delightful dry rosé with vibrant raspberry and ripe red
cherry with a hint of spicy dark plum.
LEBANON MASSAYA CLASSIC ROSE £ 23.50
SYRAH Massaya, Bekaa Valley
CINSAULT From ‘perfect’ vineyards and using winemakers from Chateauneuf
-du-Pape, this is a delightful, exotic rosé of the very highest
quality. Strawberry and spicy red currant flavours burst onto the
Beverage Tariff 2011
For the Drinks Reception, a Glass of:
Bucks Fizz £4.00
Sparkling Wine £3.50
Rose Sparkling Wine £4.00
Pimms & Lemonade £4.50
Planters Punch £4.00
Champagne from £6.50
Kir Royale £5.50
White Wine Punch £4.50
For the Toast, a Glass of:
Aldridge Brut Sparkling Wine £3.50
Prosecco Brut Sparkling Wine £4.00
Cremant de Loire Rose (organic) £4.00
J. M. Gremillet Brut Champagne £6.50
J. M. Gremillet Rose Brut Champagne £8.00
Veuve Clicquot Champagne £10.50
Wedding Hire Charges 2011
Wedding Ceremony Room Hire Charge
Regent Room, The Grange Restaurant or the Wessex Room £ 500.00
Ceremony charge when followed by a reception and meal £ 250.00
Room Hire for The Wedding Breakfast
Regent Room (capacity 120) Full day hire £1,250.00
Wessex Room (capacity 26) Full day hire £ 250.00
Food and Beverages
Three Course Wedding Breakfast From £ 34.00
Reception Drink From £ 3.50
Drink for the Toast From £ 3.50
Wine for the Wedding Breakfast half bottle per person From £ 8.00
Sample Wedding at The Grange
Although no two weddings are the same, to assist you with the budgeting for your day,
you will find some guideline prices below based on a wedding for 80 guests.
Food and Beverages
2 Glasses of Reception Drink £ 8.50 x 80 £ 680.00
A Selection of 3 Canapés £ 4.50 x 80 £ 360.00
Half a Bottle of Wine £ 8.00 x 80 £ 640.00
3-Course Wedding Breakfast & Coffee £36.75 x 80 £3,020.00
A Glass of Champagne £ 6.50 x 80 £ 520.00
Evening Cheese Buffet £ 8.95 x 80 £ 716.00
Civil Ceremony Hire Charge £ 250.00
Regent Room Hire Charge £1,250.00
Total Cost £7,356.00
Please note; as any hotel bedrooms would normally be paid for by your guests, the
above costing does not include any charges for accommodation.
Terms and Conditions - General
1. We are licensed to serve alcohol to non-residents until midnight. The hotel has
a 24 hour license for residents of the hotel, and their guests, at the expense of
the resident. Therefore, after midnight, any drinks purchased must be signed to
a room account. In accordance with licensing law, guests must at least 16 years
of age to consume alcohol with the meal.
2. We are happy to prepare standard place settings for your occasion. More intri-
cate place settings are available by arrangement.
3. We regret that all music must finish at 11.30pm.
4. We regret that we are unable to have Fireworks at The Grange.
5. We can provisionally hold a date for you for a period of fourteen days without
6. The hire of the function room includes all tables, chairs, crockery, cutlery, na-
pery and glassware normally supplied by us. Any extra requirements or any
items requested that are not normally supplied by us will incur an extra charge.
7. You will need to take all 18 bedrooms to have exclusive use of The Grange.
8. For parties of 25 persons or more we require that a set menu is chosen. Guests
with dietary requirements and allergies will be catered for separately.
9. If your function is held between Monday and Friday: You are required to book a
minimum of 10 bedrooms for a minimum of one night; two of these must be
rooms 18 and 19, situated above the Regent Room.
10. If your function is held on a Saturday you are required to book a minimum of 10
bedrooms for a minimum of two nights; two of these must be rooms 18 and 19,
situated above the Regent Room.
11. The number of rooms required and the room allocation must be given to the
hotel 8 weeks before the wedding.
12. To avoid confusion all of the rooms held by you must be allocated by you. Any
of your guests who approach the hotel directly will be asked to contact you.
13. A small sample of your wedding cake will be taken and frozen and kept for a
period of one month.
Terms and Conditions – Finances
1. Until the exact requirements for your day have been finalised, an Agreed Cost
will be used for the purposes of the Payment Schedule and the Cancellation Pol-
icy. The Agreed Cost is equal to the total of:
i. The charge for the hire of the Function Room(s)
ii. The assessed cost of the Function Dinner and Beverages. For this calcula-
tion, the cost of the function meal including all food and drinks will be
assessed at £50.00 per person. As soon as the details of the food and
drink for the function have been agreed, the Agreed Cost will be modified
iii. The charge for the hotel bedrooms being booked and paid for by your-
selves. Bedrooms booked by you that will be paid for by your guests are
therefore not included in the Agreed Cost.
iv. Civil Ceremony room hire charge, if applicable.
2. Although the majority of the rooms are likely to be paid for by your guests, you
will be responsible for payment of any rooms in the event of cancellation or
3. Final numbers are due one month prior to the function date. From that date,
we will charge for the number of guests notified to us, and no reductions can be
4. Prices are subject to change, e.g. in the event of taxation increases or changes
in supplier prices beyond the control of the hotel.
5. Any extra charges will be invoiced after the function date; this amount is due 7
days after the date of the function.
6. We strongly recommend that you take out a comprehensive insurance policy
against cancellation of the function.
7. Any damage caused by the function party will be added to the final bill.
At time of booking: • A non-refundable deposit of £500.00
Six months prior to the function: • 25% of the agreed cost (25% of the total,
minus your £500.00 deposit)
Three Months prior to the function: • 50% of the balance of the agreed cost is
One month prior to the function: • 75% of the balance of the agreed cost is
Seven days after the function: • The remaining balance will be invoice
together with any extra charges incurred.
The following amounts and percentages listed are forfeit in the event of cancellation:
At time of booking: • Your deposit of £500.00
Within 6 months of function date: • 25% of the Agreed Cost
Within 3 months of the function date: • 50% of the Agreed Cost
Within 1 month of the function date: • 75% of the Agreed Cost
We can hold a date for you
for up to 14 days without obligation.
Telephone 01935 813463