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Wakes, Funeral Receptions & Celebrations of Life

People have been meeting and parting in Chettle for over 2000 years; Chettle Lodge aims to carry on this tradition into the future.


If you're looking for privacy and serenity for a Dorset wake venue, Chettle Lodge offers peaceful natural surroundings to mourn and celebrate life.


We have ample free parking and are easily accessible from the A354. Local churches, Salisbury and Bournemouth Crematoriums are both within 30 minutes.

We have 8 en-suite bedrooms available if required. More details can be found on our Bedrooms page.

We can provide a range of bar options and work with a close knit team of experienced local caterers, as well as our own in-house team. 

You are welcome to self-cater if preferred.


Tariff 2024

Up to 5 hours hire - £360

Additional hours - £60/hour

This includes full use of all rooms downstairs including kitchen.

Bedrooms can be added for an additional fee.


We can offer a locally sourced organic in-house buffet starting from £12 per head.

Otherwise we have a range of local caterers we can recommend.

To discuss how we can help, please contact us here or email

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