Venues The Greyhound Inn
The Greyhound Inn
  • Informal wedding reception venue
  • Historic, atmospheric village inn
  • Located opposite St Edward's Church
  • Relaxed indoor or outdoor celebration
  • Beautiful views of Corfe Castle ruins
  • Indoor receptions for up to 80 guests
  • Outdoor receptions for up to 100 guests
  • Exclusive TWS winter wedding discount

Within the scenic village at the foot of the ruined Corfe Castle stands the beautiful Greyhound Inn, an excellent venue for relaxed marquee wedding receptions. Alternatively, if you'd prefer to celebrate indoors, the entire inn can be booked exclusively. Situated opposite the pretty little church, you needn't worry about your guests' travel arrangements from the ceremony to your reception.

The Greyhound's extensive garden boasts gorgeous views of Corfe Castle and the Swanage Steam Railway. You can easily take a short trip to these wonderful and historic landmarks to capture some superb wedding photos. The Greyhound Inn's outstanding catering team will tailor their cuisine to create a menu to your preferences, so you can enjoy your favourite foods on your big day.


The Greyhound Inn occupies a commanding position in the centre of the historic village of Corfe Castle. Throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, this pretty settlement within the Purbeck countryside was best known for its clay extraction industry. However, the village is latterly recognised more famously as the site of the stunning Corfe Castle ruins, a legacy from England's medieval past.

In the 11th century, William the Conqueror replaced the earlier Saxon wooden fortification standing on the site with the stone-built Corfe Castle. It wasn't until the Civil War in the 17th century that the castle was almost completely destroyed by Cromwell's forces following a lengthy siege. You can now enjoy views of these beautiful ruins during your wedding reception at The Greyhound Inn.


The Greyhound Garden

The Greyhound Inn offers its beautiful garden for relaxed, informal wedding receptions. Two marquees are supplied, so whatever the weather, you will have an excellent celebration. This truly is a beautiful venue, with stunning views of the historic Corfe Castle and the Swanage Steam Railway. Amplified music can be played outside, so you and your guests can dance around the garden!

Informal Reception Capacity - 100 Guests

Exclusive Use

Alternatively, if you're planning to organise a more cosy indoor celebration, especially during the cooler seasons of the year, then The Greyhound Inn itself could be booked exclusively. Throughout your reception the entire pub will be at your disposal, allowing plenty of room for you and up to 80 guests. With sufficient space inside for live music, you're sure to have a great evening party.

Informal Reception Capacity - 80 Guests


The Greyhound Inn catering team are passionate about creating delicious meals using high-quality fresh ingredients, all sourced locally from suppliers who work within 20 miles of the pub itself. Their trained rosette-awarded head chef, Dumitru Fercal, aims to create the perfect wedding breakfast for every couple, and so will happily design a menu completely tailored to your preferences.

This flexible catering team are able to produce delicate and refined formal meals, as well as gourmet fish and chips, stone-baked pizzas or a traditional Sunday roast with all the trimmings. You and your guests can even enjoy a spit roast at your reception, and for added refinement The Greyhound Inn will provide you with table coverings and serviettes that will match your colour scheme.


While you cannot currently stay overnight at The Greyhound Inn itself, there are several B&Bs and other accommodation options in the village of Corfe Castle and the surrounding area. For a wider choice, Wareham and Swanage are both a short drive away.

If you'd like to host your wedding reception at The Greyhound Inn then please get in touch via the contact links below.

The Greyhound Inn
The Square
Corfe Castle
BH20 5EZ

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