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Historic Wedding Reception Venues in Dorset

To truly have a majestic day, take a look at these castle and historic reception only wedding venues in Dorset. From ruins overlooking the coast, to authentic medieval structures, these spaces will provide the perfect dramatic ambience for your nuptials. Scroll down below to view our selection and click on a listing that appeals to you to find out more.

Kingston Maurward
Kingston Maurward
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Dorchester

Sitting in the most tranquil of settings on the bank of the River Frome, just outside the ancient market town of Dorchester, this beautiful Grade I-listed house, now regularly plays host to ceremonies and receptions within its glorious halls. It has already become well known for hosting extravagant weddings in Dorset, promising fascinating architecture...

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1.66 miles
Athelhampton House and Gardens
Athelhampton House and Gardens
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Puddletown

Certainly one of the more unusual wedding venues Dorset has to showcase, the encapsulating Athelhampton House and Gardens in Puddletown offers a fascinating Grade I-listed Tudor manor. It regularly opens its historic doors to couples looking to hold their wedding celebrations within an elegant ambience, accommodate six of your guests in the river cottage...

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5.55 miles
The George Albert Hotel
The George Albert Hotel
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Evershot

This family-owned hotel can be found just a short drive away from the stunning Jurassic Coast, and offers the perfect mix of contemporary and classic style for a versatile wedding venue. Its ability to cater to up to 405 guests makes it the ideal place to host a lavish ceremony or evening soiree. The building hosts beautiful Dorset weddings all year round...

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9.30 miles
Summer Lodge
Summer Lodge
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Evershot

In the peaceful 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 wedding guests. The 18th century Georgian manor boasts endless views, certainly a wedding venue Dorset should be proud of…

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11.52 miles
Knighton House
Knighton House
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Blandford Forum

Knighton House is a preparatory and boarding school for girls and has recently become available to host weddings. Located in the stunning Cranborne Chase just outside Blandford Forum, the beautiful Georgian building provides all the facilities for elegant nuptials. This ivy-glad venue is ideal if you’re searching for stately wedding reception venues in Dorset…

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15.33 miles
The Grange At Oborne
The Grange At Oborne
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Sherborne

A tranquil location in Oborne on the outskirts of Sherborne, this 19th century building is a cosy hotel venue with a range of wedding spaces. Catering for intimate gatherings and lavish celebrations, The Grange at Oborne is licenced for civil ceremonies and offers a range of reception suites from traditional oak panelled rooms to light spaces leading out to the gardens…

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17.81 miles
The Orangery Suite
The Orangery Suite
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Wimborne

This picturesque wedding venue combines rustic and contemporary features with romantic walled gardens. A National Heritage Protection Site overlooking Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this is the perfect countryside location for outdoor garden weddings, whether it is a marquee reception or a ceremony in the house…

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20.42 miles
Deans Court
Deans Court
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Wimborne

Deans Court epitomises rustic elegance and is steeped in history, a great choice for couples who desire a story behind their venue. The enchanting house is surrounded by 13-acres and Stour Valley near Wimbourne, ideal for outdoor wedding celebrations. Proud to deliver a sustainable environment within a heritage setting, this is a quintessential choice for eco-conscious couples...

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20.72 miles
Marine Theatre
Marine Theatre
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Lyme Regis

Imagine celebrating your marriage with a wedding reception overlooking the glorious prehistoric Jurassic coast and the rolling waves of the English Channel. Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis, is an excellent example of the types of wedding venues near Dorset coastline for the most scenic of celebrations. Personalise the unique function spaces for your wedding reception…

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21.63 miles
Larmer Tree
Larmer Tree
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Tollard Royal

Get married in the heart of the Cranborne Chase at Larmer Tree. This romantic setting is recognised by English Heritage as a Garden of National Importance and provides five quirky buildings and a tranquil atmosphere for your wedding day. Host an indoor or outdoor ceremony for up to 150 guests or an intimate celebration in the Secret Garden…

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22.86 miles
River Cottage
River Cottage
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Axminster

River Cottage is a picturesque working farmhouse situated near Axminster, close to the Dorset border and is an exclusive space for countryside weddings. Brides and grooms can take full advantage of award-winning cuisine and a range of fresh local seasonal produce. There are indoor and outdoor areas for ceremonies and gorgeous grounds to enjoy…

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24.13 miles
The Green House Hotel
The Green House Hotel
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Bournemouth

Located in the centre of Boscombe, this stunning Grade II-listed Victorian boutique hotel proves that sustainability and luxury can go hand-in-hand for your big day. Enjoy reception drinks with your loved ones as you peruse the grounds, take beautiful photos in the garden and wake up after the celebrations to a complimentary champagne breakfast...

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25.02 miles
Sopley Mill
Sopley Mill
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Sopley

Perched on the banks of the River Avon and featuring picturesque babbling streams and water meadows, Sopley Mill is a wonderfully quaint venue to get married in. A refurbished mill first built in 1066; this space is a historic Grade II-listed building that accommodates ceremonies and receptions and provides a whimsical backdrop for your country wedding...

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29.19 miles
Highcliffe Castle
Highcliffe Castle
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Christchurch

Situated on the outskirts of quaint Highcliffe Village and the New Forest National Park, this magnificent Grade I-listed Regency castle wedding venue directly overlooks the Jurassic Coast. A decorative and historic structure, Highcliffe Castle caters for celebrations of all size whether you’re dreaming of an intimate ceremony or extravagant wedding feast...

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31.95 miles
Rockbeare Manor
Rockbeare Manor
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Honiton

Located east of Exeter, this manor house offers lavish function suites for wedding celebrations of all sizes. With exclusive use of the mansion and gardens, couples can welcome friends and family into your very own Grade I-listed regency world for your nuptials. The house sits in 100-acres and has been wonderfully restored, providing luxury accommodation for guests…

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37.17 miles
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