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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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Highcliffe Castle
Christchurch
This Grade I-listed castle overlooks the Jurassic Coast, and is one of the most wonderful places to get married on the South coast...
Summer Lodge
Evershot
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 Orangery Suite
Wimborne
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...
Milborne Wood
Dorchester
Milborne Wood comprises over 180 acres of privately-owned ancient woodland situated near Dewlish, Dorchester, incorporated within the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, making it the perfect location to host your wedding reception for up to 150 guests, with all basic amenities provided on-site
Kingston Maurward
Dorchester
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
Dorchester
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
Dorchester
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
Puddletown
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
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!
Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens
Abbotsbury
Founded over 250 years ago as a kitchen garden for the Countess of Ilchester’s castle, Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens are now home to thousands of species of plants and flowers and serve as the perfect setting for wedding ceremonies and receptions for up to 150 guests...
The George Albert Hotel
Evershot
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
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…
The Victorian Barn
Woolland
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
Beaminster
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
Bridport
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
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...
The Station Kitchen
West Bay
Based at the edge of West Bay platform in Bridport, this exciting, unique location could be perfect to host your reception or wedding breakfast…
Knighton House
Blandford Forum
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
The Crown Hotel
Blandford Forum
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
Kimmeridge
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
Blandford Forum
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
Corfe Castle
Centrally located in the picturesque village of Corfe Castle, and offering splendid views of the ancient monument itself, this rustic pub with an extremely attractive large garden presents a cute, cosy venue for your reception celebrations. The Greyhound Inn can be booked for cheap exclusive-use weddings
Kingston Country Courtyard
Kingston
An authentic refurbished English farmhouse, this picturesque Dorset household is amongst the finest rustic wedding venues Christchurch has at its disposal...
Deans Court
Wimborne
An enchanting historic house with beautiful gardens located near Wimborne, Deans Court epitomises rustic charm. Enjoy a lavish outdoor celebration...
Fernhill Hotel
Charmouth
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
Lyme Regis
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
Lyme Regis
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…
River Cottage
Axminster
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
Parley Manor
Parley Green
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...
Sopley Mill
Sopley
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…
The Old Vicarage
Christchurch
Idyllically set within ten acres of botanical gardens and woodlands The Old Vicarage is a stunning country house that hosts weddings and special events…
Rockbeare Manor
Honiton
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...

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