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Take a look at three beautiful venues we currently manage

Bellissimo manages three beautiful Dorset venues :-

Came House, Dorchester
Exclusive use luxury weekend weddings in this enchanting Palladian country house and Estate built in 1754 including accommodation on site for up to x 32. Licensed for inside (beautiful domed glass Orangery) and outside ceremonies. Located in the heart of Thomas Hardys Dorset – just ten minutes from the Jurassic Coast. Two night stay with catered breakfast. No corkage and late night bar for after parties.

English Oak Vineyard, Lytchett Matravers
Two stunning wedding options set within a 23 acre privately owned Vineyard located just outside of Poole. Intimate Oak Barn weddings for up to x 70 or larger weddings in the heart of the Vineyard in a marquee. Licensed for inside and outside civil marriages. Serve the Vineyard’s award winning sparkling wine at your wedding.

Chedington Weddings, Beaminster
Set in 100 acres of rolling Dorset countryside is the Chedington Estate. Experience a luxury wedding weekend for up to x 220 guests with luxurious accommodation for your guests on site – sleeping up to 34 guests complete with swimming pools, hot tubs and treatment rooms. Several ceremony locations both inside and out and the beautiful modern Barn for your wedding breakfast and evening party. 2 or 3 night stays, late licence possible until 2am and no corkage.

If you have booked your wedding at either of these venues then you will be working with one of the Bellissimo team as your Wedding Manager / Co-ordinator and included in your venue hire fee are venue management and on the day wedding co-ordination services. That means that one of our team will handle your booking and help you with any venue specific related questions throughout your planning journey. We will also be hired by the venue to manage your wedding day for you. 

However, if you feel that you need more than that and would benefit from a full planning service then we can offer an "upgrade" for you from the service which is paid for by your venue. 

Get in touch to discuss your personal requirements and we can tailor a service to suit your needs. This may be a block of our time to cover any tasks you would like us to take over along the way (to cut down your "wedmin"!) or full planning services where you hand over the reigns to us once you have chosen your venue and we will work closely to bring your vision to life - without taking over and leaving you still in full control on all the decisions.

Venue Management & Consultancy

It was a natural progression for us to develop the business further and we launched our very own venue in 2011. We successfully managed that venue for 8 years - winning regional and national awards and operating up to 60 weddings a season. As a result of that success, other venues and potential venues wanted to share in our experience and success and assist them with managing their own venues - or helping them to start one from scratch. So - our Consultancy and Venue Management arm to the business was born. 

Over the past 8 years we have helped set up and launch numerous venues and our services are then often sought after to help manage the wedding bookings. We can put a small team in to manage weddings for a venue - which is often more cost effective and manageable than bringing in your own staff "on the books".
We have launched and managed country houses, venues with land who are purely marquee based and a stunning Dorset vineyard.

We have also worked in a consultancy / advisory capacity to various venues who have needed us to work with them behind the scenes to launch or to implement change to make their venue more efficient or to improve the customer journey.  

Do you have land or property that could make a beautiful wedding venue? Do you want to investigate if your land or property could have the potential to work as a wedding venue? Perhaps you have a venue but you need someone to advise you on how to make it profitable or more successful? 

Engage our consultancy services and we can:-

“…Melanie is amazing, just as we thought “we must go and do that” it had already been done, always...”

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“…It was simply magical and without you that wouldn’t have been possible…”

“…your assistance throughout the day was invaluable and having you there meant we could relax and enjoy the day, knowing that you had everything under control…”

“…Melanie is amazing, just as we thought “we must go and do that” it had already been done, always...”

“…Melanie didn’t miss a beat. Thank you is an understatement…”

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