Venue Hire

  • Enjoy use of up to five state rooms in the Grade II* listed Upton House.
  • Outside we offer exclusive hire of the Walled Garden, and use of our huge Front Lawn.
  • The Cabin is the perfect base for a children’s party!

Wedding ceremonies & receptions

Upton House and Walled Garden provide a choice of beautiful settings for your Poole based wedding celebrations. Available for civil wedding ceremonies and receptions throughout the year, with our Wedding Team on hand to ensure that everything goes smoothly.

Corporate Hospitality

What better way to impress your clients than by hosting your corporate event in the stunning Grade II* listed Upton House?
You can hire up to five of the state rooms depending on the size and scale of your event and our on-site catering team is able to provide lunches and refreshments.

Please contact the team on 01202 262753 or email for further information.

Corporate Team Building Days

Let your team get to know each other better with a one-of-a-kind Team Building Day at Upton Country Park!

We have teamed up with our on-site concessionaire Dorset Segways to provide extraordinary and unforgettable days away from the office. Start your day with a morning meeting followed by a delicious lunch in the splendour of Upton House, before taking part in one of the numerous games on offer, including Human Table Football, Segway Relay Racing and even a Geocache Treasure Hunt, which will really help you work as a team.

Please contact the team on 01202 262753 or email for further information.

Meetings & Conferences

Take your meeting out of the office and into the impressive surroundings of Upton House!

Three of the ground floor rooms – the Drawing Room, the Morning Room and the Study – can be hired for business use. All three rooms give direct access to the back lawn via patio doors and the largest can seat 70 people in theatre style layout.

Equipment such as projectors and screens, flip charts and whiteboards are available and all rooms can be booked on a full day or half day basis.

Funeral Receptions

Pay respects to your loved one in the grand setting of Upton House.

The elegant Drawing Room provides a beautiful backdrop to your reception or wake, with large windows giving unrivalled views across the back lawn. We know how overwhelming bereavement can be and want you to feel at home with us, so welcome any special personal touches you wish to make to the decoration.

Our on-site catering team can help if you require catering, providing anything from afternoon cream tea and cake to a more traditional buffet.

Please call us on 01202 262753 or email to discuss your requirements.

Children’s Parties

The Cabin at Upton Country Park is the perfect base for your child’s next party!

Enjoy the Walled Garden and Woodland Play Trail, or just allow the kids to let off steam on the front lawn, safe in the knowledge that you have somewhere for party food … and a back-up plan in case it pours with rain! Bring your own picnic or let the nearby Tea Rooms take the strain and enjoy a stress-free party with a bit of a difference!

Please call the Park team on 01202 262753 or email for details and available dates.

Children’s Parties – Adventure Pirate

Upton Country Park has teamed up with Adventure Pirate to bring you Nerf parties and amazing Adventure quests for children aged 6 yrs and older.

Adventure Pirate (previously known as Nerf Attack) is a family run local business. All parties are outdoors at Upton Country Park, whatever the weather, bringing children back to nature through adventurous play. All parties are fully instructor-led and all equipment, including safety kit, is provided.

For details of available Party Packages please call the Adventure Pirate team on 07920 162549 or visit


Private Functions

Still looking for the perfect place to host your special event?

From birthday parties (excluding 16th, 18th and 21st celebrations) to awards nights and fundraising dinners, Upton House provides a stylish backdrop for all sorts of occasions.

You are assured of a warm welcome and professional service whatever your event. Please contact the team on 01202 262753 or email to arrange your function.

Photography & Film Location

Upton House and its grounds provide the perfect location for filming and photography, especially if it is grandeur and drama you are after!

We can accommodate most types of photographic and film projects, from larger scale productions to simple catalogue shots.

Please call the team on 01202 262753 or email to discuss details and pricing.

New Business Opportunities for partners / concessionaires

Here at Upton Country Park we’re always looking for new opportunities and welcome the submission of any business proposals or ideas for on-site outdoor events and activities.

Large or small, for the young or old, in summer or winter, we’re keen to pro-actively work with new and existing onsite partners and concessionaires to provide exciting and inspirational entertainment for our visitors.

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Learning Programme for Schools

Upton Country Park offers classroom facilities in The Cabin, a wide range of habitats and fantastic space for safe, inspiring environmental education.

In association with Poole Museum, we offer outdoor learning and historically themed educational workshops for schools, delivered by experienced staff from the Museum. All workshops link to the National Curriculum.

Further information available here soon.

See inside – the Grand Entrance Hall

Conveniently located beside the main A35