Poole Museum
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Opening times:
Mon - Sat 10am - 4pm
Sun 12 noon - 4pm
(Closed 24 December (pm only),
25 - 27 December, 1 - 2 Jan 2017)
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Scaplen’s Court is a beautifully unique Grade I listed ancient building, offering a romantic and inspiring setting to hold your wedding.

With an abundance of history and character, Scaplen’s Court features exposed stone walls, medieval doorways, a charming courtyard and a delightful walled garden, all contributing to ensuring a truly memorable day for you and your guests.

Scaplen’s Court offers you exclusive use for the duration of your wedding day. The variety of period rooms and pretty outdoor spaces along with the flexibility over how you plan your day ensure this historic venue is the ideal blank canvas for you to create your own individual and perfect day. 


 Wedding garden



Our wonderfully atmospheric Upper Hall can host ceremonies for you and up to 58 guests. This striking room retains many period features with a stunning stained glass window.

For smaller, more intimate ceremonies, and for those of you looking for something truly different, our Victorian School room is the perfect setting. Here we can accommodate you and up to 20 guests.


Drinks Receptions

Celebrate with drinks served across several period rooms or enjoy alfresco in the courtyard or walled garden.



The beauty of Scaplen’s Court is that you have full use of the house, courtyard and walled garden for the enjoyment of yourselves and your guests exclusively.

The beautiful Upper Hall can accommodate up to 60 for a sit down wedding breakfast, with capacity for an additional 20 guests to be invited to join the evening celebrations.

You have the flexibility to choose your own suppliers, including free choice of caterers, so at Scaplen’s Court you really are able to create the type of occasion you want, be it a vintage afternoon tea, rustic-style buffet, elegant dinner or alfresco barbeque.you and your guests for your ceremony, ceremony and drinks, your reception after a ceremony elsewhere, or for the entire day. 



We would love to hear about your plans and discuss how we can support your preparations ahead of your wedding and on the day. Please contact our Wedding Team to arrange an appointment. 


Contact Us

  • Phone: 01202 262607

  • Email: museumhire@poole.gov.uk

  • Address: 4 High St, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1BW 

' Fantastic wedding venue! ...We had our ceremony and drinks reception here and it was perfect! Such a beautiful venue, all our guests loved its quirky nature and charm, we couldn't of wished for anything more. Thank you all so much! '
Samantha and Julien
(Wedding, February 2016)


' We were thrilled to use Scaplen's Court. A beautiful, historic venue full of charm. The staff went above and beyond in supporting us with our many queries and questions! An amazing venue that kept our guests intrigued and was a talking point throughout. '
Jaillin and team
(The Velveteen Banquet, April 2016)


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