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Wedding Venues in Dorset

Wedding Venues in Dorset

Considering that over half of the county is designated as an Area of Natural Outstanding Beauty, it should come as no surprise that there are plenty of wedding venues in the Dorset area that offer breathtaking scenery. So, if you are looking for your ideal place to marry in the county, take a peek at our authoritative list below!

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Kingston Maurward
Kingston Maurward
Nestled idyllically on the bank of the River Frome, just outside the ancient market town of Dorchester, this beautiful Grade I-listed 18th-century house now regularly plays host to ceremonies and receptions within its halls and has already become well known for hosting resplendant weddings in Dorset...
Greenwood Grange
Greenwood Grange
Hold an intimate wedding reception in one of these beautifully refurbished cottages, found in the picturesque, seaside town of Dorchester. The grounds surrounding these elegant, yet homely, buildings make the perfect place for an outdoor marquee reception…
Herrison Hall
Herrison Hall
An integral part of the Charlton Down Village Hall complex, Herrison Hall is located four miles north of Dorchester. A blend of old and new architecture, the Victorian building was updated in 2003 offering a wide range of facilities, a spacious ballroom with stage lighting and a sound system for your wedding
Athelhampton House and Gardens
Athelhampton House and Gardens
Idyllically situated in the undulating Athel Combe, this fascinating Grade I-listed Tudor manor house is certainly one of the more unusual wedding venues Dorset has available. It regularly opens its historic doors to couples looking to hold their celebrations within an elegant and venerable ambience...
Weymouth Pavilion
Weymouth Pavilion
Fallen in love with the idea of getting married by a beach with stunning sea views? If you have honed your search in the county down to venues in Weymouth, then this quirky and iconic pavilion, licensed to host ceremonies and ideal for receptions, could be perfect for you!
Milborne Wood
Milborne Wood
Milborne Wood is 180 acres of privately-owned, ancient woodland located in Dewlish, Dorchester, found within the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, making it the perfect location to host your wedding reception for up to 150 guests. With basic amenities provided on-site...
Minterne House and Gardens
Minterne House and Gardens
This family-run venue, idyllically located in Minterne Magna, hosts only a limited number of events each year. With rolling acres of lush green parkland, intricate interior detailing and stately rooms, this manor house is just perfect for couples looking for exclusive Dorset wedding venues...
The George Albert Hotel
The George Albert Hotel
This family-owned hotel can be found just moments away from the stunning Jurassic Coast. Its ability to cater for up to 405 guests makes it the ideal place to host a lavish party. Smaller weddings are more than welcome too, and the building hosts Dorset weddings all year round...
Portland Castle
Portland Castle
Next to the harbour on the Isle of Portland stands the historic Portland Castle. Marry within the castle’s stone walls while a real log fire burns inside the magnificent fireplace. The grounds surrounding the castle are perfect for marquee receptions…
Lulworth Weddings
Lulworth Weddings
Located in the heart of the stunning Purbeck Heritage Coast, the prestigious Lulworth Estate features two stunning venues in which you are welcome to host your ceremony and reception. Both the 17th-century Castle and the later Courtyard are available, with C of E and Roman Catholic chapels on site
Summer Lodge
Summer Lodge
Nestled into the peaceful little village of Evershot, this serene and undeniably charming country house hotel can cater for up to 76 guests for formal receptions, is licensed to host civil ceremonies, and offers 24 bedrooms and suites for guests. It's certainly a wedding venue Dorset should be proud of!
The Victorian Barn
The Victorian Barn
Tucked away within the rolling hills and steep valleys of rural Dorset lies The Victorian Barn, a family-run business surrounded by stunning scenery. Of all the barn wedding venues Dorset provides, this one's luxurious onsite accommodation and overall service puts it as a firm favourite in the area...
Mapperton Gardens
Mapperton Gardens
Mapperton Gardens presents a secluded and highly romantic location, hidden away among the rolling hills, to accommodate your special day. From intimate ceremonies to much more lavish affairs for up to 400 guests, this best-kept secret can help you host the celebration of your dreams...
The Bull Hotel
The Bull Hotel
This stunning boutique hotel offers brides and grooms a historic and elegant place to marry. Situated in the charming Dorset town of Bridport, near the wonderful Jurassic Coast and amidst beautiful West Country farmland, The Bull Hotel presents the perfect location for unforgettable wedding celebrations
Bridport and West Dorset Golf Club
Bridport and West Dorset Golf Club
Sited atop a World Heritage coastline, near the beautiful West Bay beach, this golf club offers rural surroundings with ocean vistas. The historic club offers airy rooms, plus a marquee for 200 guests, and a variety of cost-effective packages, making it one of the more cheap wedding venues in Dorset...
Knighton House
Knighton House
Knighton House is a preparatory and boarding school for girls which has recently become available to host weddings and receptions. Located in stunning surroundings, the beautiful late Georgian building contains all the facilities needed for a wonderful celebration, yet feels a world away from everyday life
Symondsbury Manor
Symondsbury Manor
Nestled away in the sleepy village of Symondsbury, just a stone's throw away from the Jurassic Coast, there is a gorgeous 17th-century manor house. Symondsbury Manor exclusively opens its doors to adventurous couples looking for a DIY reception over an entire weekend...
The Crown Hotel
The Crown Hotel
Situated in Blandford Forum, The Crown Hotel is reputed to be the oldest inn in the whole of Dorset, and enjoys spectacular views across the Stour Valley. It is licensed to host civil ceremonies, caters for reception parties of all sizes and offers 32 luxurious bedrooms for overnight wedding accommodation
Smedmore House
Smedmore House
Tucked away in the Purbeck Hills is a Grade II*-listed Jacobean manor house with intimate receptions and ceremonies in the house and the option for a marquee…
True Lovers Knot
True Lovers Knot
This gorgeous country pub in Dorset ticks all the boxes for a rural English wedding. Stunning scenery, delicious cuisine and homely and welcoming ambience make True Lovers Knot in Tarrant Keyneston absolutely perfect for couples planning to marry far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life
The Greyhound Inn
The Greyhound Inn
Located in the picturesque village of Corfe Castle, this rustic little pub is a cute and cosy venue for receptions. Book the inn for cheap exclusive-use weddings…
The Grange At Oborne
The Grange At Oborne
This 200-year-old family-run country hotel is situated among the tranquil hills of Sherborne. With a capacity of up to 120 people, 18 luxurious bedrooms and outstanding Michelin Guide-recommended food, The Grange at Oborne would make a stunning location for any event...
Kingston Country Courtyard
Kingston Country Courtyard
An authentic refurbished English farmhouse, this picturesque Dorset household is amongst the finest rustic wedding venues Christchurch has at its disposal...
Wilkswood Wedding Venue
Wilkswood Wedding Venue
Snugly nestled in the rolling Purbeck Hills, you will find this delightful marquee location, with fantastic views and overnight camping facilities...
The Orangery Suite
The Orangery Suite
These picturesque walled grounds present the perfect spot for a garden event, and the Orangery hosts some of the best idyllic weddings Bournemouth can offer...
Deans Court
Deans Court
An enchanting historic house with beautiful gardens located near Wimborne, Deans Court epitomises rustic charm. Enjoy a lavish outdoor celebration...
Fernhill Hotel
Fernhill Hotel
Nestled comfortably on the Heritage Coast between Lyme Regis and Charmouth, the Fernhill Hotel offers an individual environment for hosting ceremonies and receptions. Truly perfect for brides and grooms seeking out the finest boutique wedding reception venues Dorset can provide...
Marine Theatre
Marine Theatre
Imagine celebrating your recent marriage with a reception whilst overlooking the glorious prehistoric Jurrasic coastline and the rolling waves of the English Channel. At Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis, your ideal reception can be made a reality, with the freedom to personalise the space with unique touches
Alexandra Hotel
Alexandra Hotel
A boutique hotel in Dorset, with incredible views overlooking Lyme Regis Bay and the Jurassic coast, this is a dream venue for the perfect coastal wedding. Its beautiful private gardens and lookout tower offer a perfect backdrop for those photos…
The Grand Hotel Swanage
The Grand Hotel Swanage
Situated in the popular holiday resort of Swanage in Southeast Dorset, The Grand Hotel is a beautiful Victorian seaside hotel found in a stunning location…
Harry Warren House
Harry Warren House
Found on the eastern tip of Studland, this coastal getaway is a welcome retreat after your ceremony in which you and your closest companions can relax…
The Italian Villa
The Italian Villa
Be enchanted by this Italian Villa, featuring romantic sculptured gardens and a majestic house. One of the most beautiful wedding venues in Bournemouth…
River Cottage
River Cottage
River Cottage is a picturesque working farmhouse situated near Axminster, close to the Dorset border with Devon. Celebrations here take full advantage of award-winning cuisine and a range of fresh local seasonal produce, plus indoor and outdoor areas able to host events and gorgeous grounds to enjoy
The Green House Hotel
The Green House Hotel
Surrounded by leafy trees on Grove Road, in the heart of Bournemouth, this glorious Grade II-listed Victorian Villa hosts outstanding weddings and events…
Parley Manor
Parley Manor
With access to gardens and a midweek package under £5000, Parley offers a backdrop to a perfect day. Hosting great Bournemouth weddings throughout the year...
Captain's Club Hotel
Captain's Club Hotel
Known for its relaxed yet professional vibe, the Captain’s Club presents a welcoming atmosphere in a lavish setting, with an impressive range of rooms…
The Kings Christchurch
The Kings Christchurch
Located in Christchurch, this inn has two licensed annexes on the riverfront - great for couples looking for out-of-the-ordinary Bournemouth wedding venues…
Sopley Mill
Sopley Mill
On the edge of the New Forest, the quaint Sopley Mill presents a fantastic DIY ceremony and reception experience in the Bournemouth and Poole areas…
Christchurch Harbour Hotel
Christchurch Harbour Hotel
Marry in this four-star hotel overlooking the town's waterfront and natural harbour. As one of the finest nautical-themed wedding venues in Bournemouth...
The Old Vicarage
The Old Vicarage
Idyllically set within ten acres of botanical gardens and woodlands The Old Vicarage is a stunning country house that hosts weddings and special events…
Highcliffe Castle
Highcliffe Castle
Just outside the historic town of Christchurch, stands the magnificent Highcliffe Castle. This Grade I-listed clifftop edifice offers coastal views...
Rockbeare Manor
Rockbeare Manor
Located east of Exeter, this manor house offers a lavish, welcoming affair. With exclusive use of all of the mansion and gardens, you can welcome your friends and family into your very own Grade I-listed Regency world! The house has been wonderfully restored, making it perfect for weddings of all sizes...
Coombes Barn
Coombes Barn
Coombes Barn is a quaint venue set within West Sussex off the A27 in Lancing. It has beautiful outside areas perfect for your photos, as well as barns to create a rustic look. You can even have a tractor ride up to the top of the downs. Ideal for couples looking for something off the mainstream...
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