Getting married? Well here's how you could win your wedding at Mapperton House and Gardens with the Dorset Echo.

The prize is worth £7,500 and includes the wedding venue, wedding breakfast for up to 30 people and more!

To enter, you'll need to pick up a copy of the Dorset Echo on August 4, 7, 15, 21 or 29. You'll then need to go along to the Mapperton Wedding Showcase on Saturday, September 8 to celebrate the launch of the Coach House at Mapperton from 10am to 3pm.

Nestled in the rolling hills near Beaminster stands Mapperton House & Gardens. Undiscovered, exclusive and wildly romantic, Mapperton was voted the UK’s finest manor house by Country Life magazine.

Exchange your vows in the elegant Garden Pavilion, then celebrate with champagne outside the majestic Orangery, with stunning views through the formal gardens into the tumbling countryside beyond. Then head over for your wedding breakfast to the impressive Coach House, recently converted into a magnificent entertaining space for up to 120 seated guests.

At Mapperton Wedding Showcase, Mapperton will be showcasing some of Dorset's finest wedding suppliers.  So join the celebrations to find the perfect dress, sample some fabulous wines, wander the stunning gardens and chat through all your plans for the big day with our own expert weddings advisor.  And if the weather holds, we may be treated to an aerobatic display!

Once more, Mapperton have teamed up with Newsquest to offer readers the opportunity to win their wedding at Mapperton on Friday 10 May 2019 or Friday 4 October 2019. 

The prize package includes;

  • Exclusive use of Mapperton as a wedding venue for one day, including the Coach House, the Orangery, the Gardens and the Pavilion
  • Wedding breakfast for up to 30 guests, to include canapés and two course meal
  • Hire of tables, chairs, crockery, glassware and cutlery

Terms and conditions - To be eligible for the prize one half of the entering couple or their representative must be between 12noon on Saturday 8th September at the Mapperton Wedding Showcase to take part in the prize draw.  Any part of the wedding package can be added to and personalised by the wedding couple should they wish at an additional cost.  Usual Newsquest terms and conditions apply please see Drinks are NOT included in the prize package.  The booking and all costs associated with the registrar are NOT included and remain the responsibility of the Bride and Groom.  The venue prize package can be upgraded by discussing requirements with the venue however any costs involved in this remain the responsibility of the bride and groom. All prizes are not transferable, hold no cash value and so cannot be exchanged for cash.  The winner’s personal details will be provided to the competition sponsor/s, for the purpose of facilitating the competition prize. For information regarding how we will process, handle, and maintain your data please visit