Sopley Mill

Sopley Mill is a unique wedding venue. Built-in 1066 it was fully renovated in 2013. This beautiful building still has the stunning original features of the watermill with oak beams and incredible views over the Avon water meadows. The wild location is picturesque and completely private. – not to mention just 8 minutes from Bournemouth.

About this venue

It is hard to find a more perfect wedding venue. We offer two different options for couples wanting to use this incredible building for their wedding. Option 1 (available Monday-Sundays) is just hiring the building and creating your own fantastic day. This for couples who want to design their own wedding and make sure it is completely unique. Option 2 (available Sundays – Wednesdays, our off peak packages) is for those who want a bit more help and guidance and would like the Sopley Mill team to organise your day with you. For anyone wanting to organise their own day there are a host of local, well known and trusted suppliers who can make planning your big day a breeze. But that is up to you, you may prefer to do it yourself.

With our wedding packages we help organise the key parts of your wedding, the catering, drinks and music. This helps with budgeting and allows you to concentrate on the finer details. Our wedding co-ordinator will be on hand to help set up and run your day so that you can relax and enjoy yourself.

Mill hire only: Whilst we want to be as flexible as possible there are a few restrictions we have to add to safeguard the building and our licenses. We do ask that you use Tom’s Bespoke Bartending Company if you want a Pay-Bar, for any spirits or for serving evening drinks. To ensure we comply with NFDC sound regulations as part of our entertainment license if you would like to have a DJ we would ask you to use We Perform. If you prefer to have a band, you are more than welcome to, however we need them to be a professional band as they understand sound engineering. For the same reasons we do have outside noise restrictions (outlined in the Important Information). We also ask you to select your caterer from our extensive list. Other than that, if it doesn’t damage the building or the grounds, it is pretty much okay. Although we did have to draw a line under having a goat at one wedding breakfast! If you think your idea might be a bit “off the wall’ please run it by us first.

The Mill can fit a maximum of 100 guests for the ceremony and a sit down wedding breakfast. The Mill can accommodate up to 140 guests, in total, if you want more evening guests.

Telephone number:
01425 672586
Sopley Mill, Mill Lane, Sopley, BH23 7AU