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For 400 years, Wotton House has done things differently. Once home to the John Evelyn, a botanist and arboriculture expert, he was passionate about the role of plants in our diets, lived as a vegetarian and was considered a pioneer of his time. This sense of eccentricity lives on at Wotton and you have see the Evelyn family history still present in the hotel today.

From our 17th century Italian gardens – the first in England – to our pillared library, you’ll discover something unexpected and delightful at every turn. What’s remained throughout the centuries is our sense of warmth, charm and individuality.

Weddings at Wotton

Your Wedding Day, your way. Just imagine your wedding day set amidst our magical Grade II listed Italian Gardens, with a mansion adorned with whimsical 17th-century detailing.

Our exceptional indoor and outdoor spaces are fully licensed for civil ceremonies making Wotton the perfect backdrop for your day, where life long memories are made. Sprinkle your special day with some extra touches, like our Gin Station setup. It is ideal during turnaround times, looks fantastic in pictures, and will be a great talking point for your guests.

We are always here to assist and help make your special day more special. Don’t hesitate to send us an e-mail and one of our team members will contact you shortly.

At a glance

The grand vaulted ceilings, pillars and centuries-old original fireplaces set a romantic tone for an indoor ceremony in The Old Library, whilst the stunning Italian Gardens are a unique setting to say ‘I do’ outside, the choice is yours. Then, continue your celebrations in our light and airy Evelyn Suite. Awarded the Best Country Venue at the UK Wedding Awards, our dedicated weddings team are here to help you every step of the way, from your first visit to the big day itself.

The Old Library

With its spectacular vaulted ceilings, 17th Century Pillars and original marble fireplaces, The Old Library is a whimsical, show-stopping setting for your ceremony. Natural daylight shines in through the stone Gothic windows and history comes to life with ancient Latin phrases written on the walls.

The Italian Gardens

Imagine saying your vows amongst the botanicals that make Wotton House so extraordinary. Our stunning, Grade II listed, Italian Gardens are a unique setting to say, ‘I do’. With both the Italian Gardens and Old Library being licensed for wedding ceremonies with up to 140 guests, you have two beautiful spaces to choose from.

A wedding in summer in the Italian Gardens

The Evelyn Suite

When you first walk into our Evelyn Suite, you’ll notice the natural light flooding into the space. With four double doors leading out onto our Grade II listed Italian Gardens, botanical inspired artwork and wood panelling the room provides you with a modern and elegant backdrop for your wedding breakfast.

The neutral palette within the room lends itself effortlessly to your chosen colour scheme. Whether you are imagining a room full of fairy lights or an abundance of flowers on every table and the space provides you with endless possibilities.

Get in touch

Whether you are looking to stay, dine or celebrate with us, please get in touch by emailing us, or call us on 01306 730 000. We look forward to hearing from you.

How to find us

Wotton House can be easily accessed by the M25, the M3 South, the A24 East, and the A3 from London. Parking is extensive and free for guests of the hotel, conference venue and leisure club.

The closest train station, Dorking Station, is just 4 miles or a 15 minute drive from the hotel. Direct links and connections from London Waterloo, London Victoria, Reading, and Gatwick Airport are available.


Wotton House, Guildford Road,
Dorking, Surrey RH5 6HS

(Use RH5 6QQ for Sat Nav)

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