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Purbeck House Hotel

Purbeck House Hotel

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Purbeck House Hotel

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  • All-inclusive wedding venue in Swanage
  • Victorian Manor House built in 1875
  • Stunning views of Swanage Bay
  • Perfect for both intimate and lavish weddings
  • Friendly and personal service
  • Local and flexible external caterers
  • Licenced for civil ceremonies
  • Chapel backdrop in ceremony room
  • Three acres of beautiful Victorian gardens
  • Accommodation for guests in 38 bedrooms

Whether you're hoping for a small gathering of your closest family and friends or a lavish celebration, Purbeck House Hotel can cater every detail of your wedding to suit your needs. Offering both ceremony and reception space, this historic venue will perfectly suit all couples looking for a personal service.

Boasting original features such as the chapel backdrop in the Purbeck Room, you'll celebrate your love in a space oozing tradition but offering modern surroundings and a flexible service. For your wedding breakfast, take advantage of external caterers to dine in the way that you have always wanted on your big day.


Built in 1875 by George Burt, once known as 'The King of Swanage', Purbeck House Hotel features a tiled floor originally laid in the Houses of Parliament and authentic statues from the royal exchange. Constructed in the Scottish Baronial style and replicating the features of a castle, this stunning venue occupies the highest point of Swanage high street which only enhances its walls and towers.

Previously a Convent School for 60 years, the house was acquired by John and Chris Hutchins in 1997. They transformed the space into a relaxing and characterful hotel which has been successfully hosting weddings for 20 years now.

In 2003, the Louisa Lodge was constructed in the Purbeck House grounds which was designed to imitate the original house. The traditional and contemporary features of this house are intertwined in their bedrooms for guests to enjoy the views of Swanage Bay.


Purbeck Room

Originally George Burt's billiards room, this stunning space boasts wood panelled walls, a glorious arched ceiling and a chapel backdrop adding a touch of romance and tradition.

This space was previously a chapel during its time as a convent and is licenced for both marriage and civil ceremonies.

Ceremony Capacity- 90 guests

Elizabeth Garden Conservatory

Offering a wonderful space for both dining and dancing this exclusive use room features double doors leading out to the terrace, giving you and your guests outdoor space.

This spacious room offers areas for a DJ, band, bar and dance floor as well as dining space.

Wedding Breakfast Capacity - 100 guests


Purbeck House Hotel work with local, external caterers who offer the flexibility to create bespoke menus to suit your taste preferences. Whether you opt for something traditional like a three-course meal or would prefer a casual buffet or hog roast, the caterers can provide it.

Be as creative as you like and ensure your first meal as a married couple is delicious and memorable.


Purbeck House Hotel offer a variety of accommodation options in their 38 bedrooms, for you and your guests to enjoy. Rooms are located in both the main house and the Louisa Lodge, just across the garden from the hotel.

All rooms offer modern amenities and an en-suite bathroom, suiting all requirements of families, couples and individuals. Two rooms found in the Louisa Lodge offer balconies overlooking Swanage Bay with others boasting beautiful sea bed views.

If Purbeck House Hotel looks like the perfect place to say 'I do', get in touch by clicking the buttons below and to the right.

91 High St
BH19 2LZ
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