Wedding Venues in Dorset
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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
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...
The Italian Villa
Poole
Say your vows at this enchanting villa overlooking Sandbanks beach on the Canford Cliffs and embrace the romance of this Italian style residence. Featuring sculptured gardens and beautiful banqueting suites, the open spaces and unique decorative structure provides a stylish European backdrop for the important day. Celebrate with up to 200 wedding guests...
Summer Lodge
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…
Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens
Abbotsbury
With beautiful landscaped gardens and views of the coast, Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens is fabulous spot for seaside nuptials. The gardens cover 30-acres and include various plant types from across the globe, an area of natural splendour for couples to say their wedding vows. The purpose built marquee features a wooden floor, perfect for dancing the night away…
The Orangery Suite
Wimborne
This picturesque Dorset 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…
Kingston Maurward
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...
Dorchester
This reception wedding venue consists of beautifully refurbished cottages and luxurious accommodation. Nestled in Higher Bockhampton on the outskirts of Dorchester, Greenwood Grange can host cosy and intimate receptions in Henchard Cottage accommodating 40 wedding breakfast guests. Hire a tipi or marquee for receptions of up to 180 guests…
Herrison Hall
Dorchester
Offering a grand setting for the wedding festivities, Herrison Hall is located close to Dorchester and is an integral part of the Charlton Down Village Hall complex. A blend of old and new architecture, the Victorian building offers a range of facilities, a versatile ballroom ideal for the ceremony and perfect for the reception with its stage lighting and a sound system…
The Riviera
Weymouth
Overlooking the spell-binding Dorset coastline, this seafront art deco wedding venue is Grade II-listed and stands as a gateway to the World Heritage Protected Jurassic Coast. The Riviera gives you two large rooms to house your ceremony, have up to 250 of your nearest and dearest for the reception. The space is an excellent blank canvas for a bespoke wedding…
Athelhampton House and Gardens
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...
The George Albert Hotel
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...
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. Your guests can stay in one of the 19 elegant bedrooms…
Bridport and West Dorset Golf Club
Bridport
Situated atop a World Heritage coastline, near the beautiful West Bay beach, this golf club offers rural surroundings with ocean vistas for coastal weddings. Bridport and West Dorset Golf Club offers elegant rooms, a marquee for up to 200 guests, and a variety of cost-effective wedding packages, making it one of the more cheap wedding venues in Dorset...
Knighton House
Blandford Forum
Knighton House is a preparatory and boarding school for girls and has recently become available to host weddings and receptions. Located in the stunning Cranborne Chase just outside Blandford Forum, the beautiful Georgian building provides all of the facilities needed for elegant and serene nuptials, from the ceremony through to the reception celebrations…
The Crown Hotel
Blandford Forum
Licensed to host civil ceremonies and situated in Blandford Forum, The Crown Hotel is reputed to be the oldest inn in the whole of Dorset for historic wedding celebrations and enjoys spectacular views across the Stour Valley. It caters for reception parties of all sizes and offers 32 luxurious bedrooms for your guests to enjoy…
True Lovers Knot
Blandford Forum
This gorgeous country pub in Dorset ticks all the boxes for a rural English wedding. Stunning scenery of Cranbourne Chase and The Tarrant River, delicious cuisine and a 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 Grange At Oborne
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…
Kingston Country Courtyard
Kingston
Perched in the heart of Dorset Area of the Outstanding Natural Beauty, this rustic farmhouse venue offers views to Corfe Castle and the coast. The setting is ideal for rustic wedding themes with rural stone features and 18th century history. Offering bespoke options, the bride and groom are spoiled for choice with this romantic venue...
Upton Country Park
Poole
Upton Country Park is a private wedding venue nestled between Dorset and Cranborne Chase, both Areas Of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Close to the coast of Poole, this Grade II-listed Georgian mansion offers a picturesque 140 acres of parkland and formal estate gardens. The stunning Regency style architechture provides a stately backdrop for wedding photos...
Deans Court
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...
Fernhill Hotel
Charmouth
Nestled comfortably on the Heritage Coast between Lyme Regis and Charmouth, the Fernhill Hotel offers a unique environment for wedding ceremonies and receptions. An excellent space for brides and grooms seeking out the finest boutique wedding reception venues Dorset can provide, this exclusive-use space accommodates between 10 to 100 guests...
Marine Theatre
Lyme Regis
Imagine celebrating your marriage with a wedding reception overlooking the glorious prehistoric Jurassic coastline and the rolling waves of the English Channel. At Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis, your dream reception celebration can be made a reality, with the freedom to personalise the unique and characterful spaces with your own bespoke touches for your big day…
Alexandra Hotel
Lyme Regis
A dream venue for a coastal wedding, Alexandra Hotel overlooks Lyme Regis Bay and the Jurassic Coast in the Dorset AONB. With a number of unique function suites licenced for civil ceremonies, couples can host their entire nuptials here. Enjoy the romantic ambience of The Old Chapel with up to 50 loved ones, or choose the Orangery with its magnificent sea views…
The Grand Hotel Swanage
Swanage
A classic Victorian seaside venue, the Grand Hotel is placed on the beautiful Isle of Purbeck near to Durlston National Nature reserve. The blue sky meets the sea in your wedding photos, providing a romantic backdrop. Watch the sun set on Swanage Bay with an elegant champagne reception in your marquee on the hotel grounds...
Larmer Tree Gardens
Tollard Royal
Get married in the heart of the Cranborne Chase at Larmer Tree Gardens. 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…
River Cottage
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…
The Green House Hotel
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...
St Giles House Bournemouth
Wimborne
Part of an award-winning restoration, St Giles House is a truly stylish and historic Georgian venue in Wimborne Giles and an idyllic space for beautiful nuptials. You and your guests can frolic on the extensive lawns overlooking the River Allen and take a romantic stroll through the stunning function suites as this versatile space is exclusively yours for the day…
Cranberries Hideaway
Axminster
Overlooking the Jurassic coast and settled in the East Devon Area of Outstanding Beauty, this countryside venue was originally an 18th century dairy farm and is now an ecological stone space. Bring along your furry friends to this dog-friendly venue for rustic ceremony and reception celebrations with views of the rolling Kilmington and Hampton countryside...
Sopley Mill
Sopley
Perched on the banks of the River Avon and featuring picturesque babbling streams, Sopley Mill is a quaint venue to get married in the New Forest. 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...
Rockbeare Manor
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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