If you’re looking for wedding venues in Dorset, we’re happy to report that you are spoilt for choice. We’ve put together a collection of eight of the best wedding venues that Dorset and the beautiful Jurassic Coast has to offer.
Whether you and your partner want a more traditional setting or you’re looking for something a bit more ‘out there’, you’ll find the venue of your dreams here. Your wedding venue search can end here – we’ve done all the research so you don’t have to. Take a look!
Christchurch Harbour Hotel & Spa
Complete with a relaxing spa, two highly-rated restaurants and some of the UK’s most picturesque coastal walks right on your doorstep, getting married at Christchurch Harbour Hotel & Spa Wedding Venue is nothing short of a dream.
Aside from a whole host of other benefits and perks, you’ll all have exclusive use of the private patio area and the Waterford Suite so that everyone can soak up the stunning Dorset views. This is the perfect place to celebrate your marriage and, if you’d like a pamper, just head on down to the spa.
Highcliffe Castle Wedding Venue stands proudly on the South Coast and, with its magnificent architecture and awe-inspiring views, this Grade 1 listed building will take you and your fiance right back to the Romantic period. A perfect venue to seal your courtship! If you’re the romantic types, Highcliffe Castle is for you.
Also, if you’re a bit of a history buff, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the Victorian kitchens and even view a collection of original 1800s furniture on loan from the V&A Museum. A gorgeous venue for a wedding – one which everyone in attendance will never forget.
With the delightful Dorset backdrop and charming Edwardian facade, Hotel Miramar offers understated beauty, perfect for those who prefer grace over glamour, and elegance over extravagance. It’s a fantastic setting for romance.
From the moment you book right through to your point of arrival, the dedicated wedding staff preside over every detail, big or small. There are a few areas to choose from in the hotel, including The Library, the Drawing Room, and the Garden Pavilion – all unique in their own way.
The Kings Arms Hotel
According to the Mail on Sunday, the Kings Arms Hotel Wedding Venue is a “jewel on the Dorset coastline” and we couldn’t agree more. They certainly know how to do splendour; from the magnificent gardens to the carefully restored Georgian rooms, you’ll be surrounded in luxury. You’ll get your own private wedding planner as well as a private staffed bar.
The Kings Arms is particularly noted for its local cuisine. The hotel has been awarded the prestigious Michelin Bib Gourmand for three consecutive years, recognising the hotel for its fine dining. At the heart of Christchurch, this is the perfect coastal location for your wedding.
Hidden among lush woodlands and winding Dorset hills, Knighton House Wedding Venue is truly resplendent. With a striking facade, a peaceful orchard, and a mile-long view of the Dorset countryside, Knighton House is an idyllic setting for your wedding.
Saunter along the drinks terrace, take a stroll through the marquee, take a seat beside the roaring fire – at Knighton House, your special day is one of style, luxury, and leisure.
Mapperton House Gardens
At Mapperton House Gardens Wedding Venue, you’ll find yourselves at the heart of rural Dorset in an enchanting country house the likes of which you’ve never seen before. You’ll get a choice of ceremony locations, including a breathtaking medieval church and the stunning Garden Pavilion.
The architecture is among the best in Dorset, with the spectacular Grade II listed orangery and Grade I Coach House. What better backdrop for your special day than this historic location?!
Nestled in the Dorset countryside, Upwey House Wedding Venue is an idyllic manor house that combines rustic simplicity with a dash of grandeur. You’ll get full exclusive use of Upwey House’s vast grounds, as well as optional use of Strawberry Cottage, a cosy and characterful cottage on the edge of the grounds.
Dorset’s Parley Manor Wedding Venue is the perfect setting for a traditional romance. Up to 150 of your closest friends and family members will be accommodated in only the highest style and luxury, in the gorgeous Pavilion. Each and every one of your wishes is Parley Manor’s command; you can choose to have a string quartet or a classy pianist and if you want, an archway made of your favourite flowers. Their team will take care of everything.
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