Civil Ceremony Licence Wedding Venues in Dorset

Choosing the right wedding venue is the most time-consuming part of your wedding planning, but it’s also the most important! Our civil ceremony licence wedding venues in Dorset section is here to make the search for the perfect wedding venue quick and easy. You can browse through all of our civil ceremony licence wedding venues in Dorset and narrow your search by capacity, style and more to find the wedding venue that’s right for your big day.

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Top Christchurch Harbour Hotel & Spa
Christchurch Harbour Hotel & Spa
51 reviews
· Large Hotel Weddings, Christchurch, Dorset

A Wedding with a View! What could be more romantic than exchanging your vows against a backdrop of breath taking harbour views? Next, head down to your exclusive, private terrace for your celebratory drinks reception; sip champagne as you enjoy the spectacular views out towards Hengistbury Head.... (Large Hotel Weddings Dorset)

Menus from £65
Guests 2 to 120
Spotlight Bournemouth West Cliff Hotel
Bournemouth West Cliff Hotel
3 reviews
· Large Hotel Weddings, Bournemouth, Dorset

Situated just a stone’s throw away for the Glorious Bournemouth beaches, West Cliff Hotel is a beautiful and relaxed location for you to host the wedding day you always dreamed you have. With a choice of five rooms for you to hold your civil ceremony in, a wedding at West Cliff is a wedding that is... (Large Hotel Weddings Dorset)

Menus from £44.95
Guests 80 to 180
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Spotlight The Kings Arms Hotel
The Kings Arms Hotel
19 reviews
· Small Hotel Weddings, Christchurch, Dorset

Our Location & Venue explained: The Kings Arms Hotel offers a truly unique and unforgettable wedding venue in the heart of Christchurch, Dorset boasting a picture perfect location you’ll enjoy an exquisite ambience steeped in history. The 18th century Georgian building combines elegance with... (Small Hotel Weddings Dorset)

Menus from £65
Guests 6 to 120
Spotlight Highcliffe Castle
Highcliffe Castle
86 reviews
· Castle Weddings, Christchurch, Dorset

Highcliffe Castle is the premier wedding venue on the South Coast. As the most important surviving house of the Romantic and Picturesque style of architecture the Grade 1 listed castle is a truly magical wedding venue. You will be hard pressed to find a more stunning setting for you and your guests... (Castle Weddings Dorset)

Starting at £64.50
Capacity 110
Spotlight Hotel Miramar
Hotel Miramar
17 reviews
· Small Hotel Weddings, Bournemouth, Dorset

Set against the unrivalled backdrop of Bournemouth’s beautiful beaches, the Hotel Miramar is one of Dorset’s premier wedding venues. The four-star hotel exudes style and elegance for a truly romantic occasion in a cliff top location. Whether you are planning an intimate affair or a grand... (Small Hotel Weddings Dorset)

Starting at £70
Guests 30 to 150
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Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel
Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel
5 reviews
· Large Hotel Weddings, Bournemouth, Dorset

Located just minutes from Bournemouth’s beautiful sandy shores, the Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel is the perfect venue for your beach wedding. Upon a clifftop, the four-star hotel boasts unrivalled sea scenery and views across the Jurassic Coast. The nearby beach provides the most spectacular... (Large Hotel Weddings Dorset)

Capacity 400
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St Audries Park
St Audries Park
152 reviews
· Stately Home

St Audries Park enjoys a beautiful location within 100 acres of a peaceful deer park and boasts the most stunning sea views. The striking fairy tale manor house, set within immaculate grounds, offers you a delightful setting for your special wedding day. This spectacular venue offers a range of... (Stately Home Dorset)

Menus from £100
Guests 40 to 250
Sopley Mill
Sopley Mill
131 reviews
· Historic Weddings, Christchurch, Dorset

Sopley Mill still has the stunning original features of the watermill with its oak beams, incredible views over the Avon water meadows and flanked on both sides by the river Avon. The wild location is stunning and completely private without a house in view – and just minutes from Bournemouth and... (Historic Weddings Dorset)

Capacity 150
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Marshwood Manor
Marshwood Manor
3 reviews
· Marquees and Tents, Bridport, Dorset

Marshwood Manor is an idyllic Dorset wedding venue, providing a choice of picturesque locations, fabulous facilities and luxury onsite accommodation. You can say your vows in their highly impressive woodland bower, a magical space located in the heart of their private ancient woodland. You and your... (Marquees and Tents Dorset)

Starting at £2,700
Guests 6 to 150
The Crown Hotel
The Crown Hotel
14 reviews
· Large Hotel Weddings, Blandford Forum, Dorset

Located in Blandford Forum, in the North Dorset countryside, The Crown Hotel is a picturesque wedding venue that offers an array of elegant event spaces. Formerly a Georgian coaching inn, this historic property was fully refurbished in 2017. Here, you and your guests can enjoy scenic surroundings,... (Large Hotel Weddings Dorset)

Guests 50 to 150
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St.Giles House
St.Giles House
27 reviews
· Stately Home, Wimbourne, Dorset

St Giles House provides an unforgettable experience for you and your loved one to marry in a stunning setting full of history and beauty. Surrounded by fireplaces and old master paintings, you can be married in any of the principle rooms in the house, in the park or for smaller gatherings in the... (Stately Home Dorset)

Capacity 1000
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Tithe Barn
Tithe Barn
3 reviews
· Barn Weddings, Bridport, Dorset

The Tithe Barn is unique, charming, magical, elegant and stunning. Located in an amazing setting within the tranquil village of Symondsbury in West Dorset. The Barn has undergone sympathetic renovations to enhance its natural beauty, whilst creating an elegant and charming wedding venue. The venue’s... (Barn Weddings Dorset)

Guests 75 to 250
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Mapperton
Mapperton
6 reviews
· Marquees and Tents, Bowood, Dorset

Undiscovered, exclusive and wildly romantic, Mapperton was voted the UK’s finest manor house by Country Life magazine and has been shortlisted for the Historic Houses Garden of the Year Award 2020. Our venue is perfect for couples who are looking for a personalised approach to their wedding with... (Marquees and Tents Dorset)

Starting at £4,750
Guests 30 to 400
The Cumberland Hotel
The Cumberland Hotel
15 reviews
· Large Hotel Weddings, Bournemouth, Dorset

The 4 Star Cumberland Hotel in Bournemouth has become one of the South Coasts destination luxury hotels in recent years, and is now seen as one of the most fashionable and unique hotels in the UK. Located on the prestigious East Cliff, overlooking miles of beautiful golden sandy beaches. Think clean... (Large Hotel Weddings Dorset)

Menus from £60
Guests 30 to 250
The Marine Theatre
The Marine Theatre
3 reviews
· Landmark Weddings, Lyme Regis, Dorset

The Marine Theatre is a stunning coastal venue in Lyme Regis, Dorset and is part of a UNESCO world heritage site. The auditorium has impressive large windows, overlooking the sea, providing a beautiful backdrop for your wedding. Built in 1894, the venue can accommodate 124 guests for a sit-down meal... (Landmark Weddings Dorset)

Starting at £1,995
Capacity 400
Best Western Hotel Royale
Best Western Hotel Royale
1 review
· Small Hotel Weddings, Bournemouth, Dorset

Welcome to Best Western Hotel Royale is situated on Bournemouth’s exclusive and picturesque East Cliff. All 64 bedrooms, including our eight spacious Studio family rooms have been designed with comfort and relaxation in mind. All wedding packages at our hotel are different, and have been designed to... (Small Hotel Weddings Dorset)

Capacity 150
Best Western Plus The Connaught Hotel
Best Western Plus The Connaught Hotel
16 reviews
· Large Hotel Weddings, Bournemouth, Dorset

About The Connaught Hotel and Spa *** We’re delighted to once again be offering viewings of our beautiful wedding venue *** Your venue… Located five minutes from the centre of Bournemouth, our four star boutique hotel is the perfect setting for your wedding celebrations. The town’s famous beaches... (Large Hotel Weddings Dorset)

Menus from £45
Guests 10 to 150
St Leonard's Hotel
St Leonard's Hotel
1 review
· Small Hotel Weddings

Congratulations on your engagement and thank you for considering The St Leonards Hotel as the venue for your special day. The St Leonards Hotel is a traditional country hotel on the edge of the New Forest. Within reaching distance of our local busy towns such as Bournemouth and Poole, yet engulfed... (Small Hotel Weddings Dorset)

Capacity 100
The Ocean Beach Hotel
The Ocean Beach Hotel
Large Hotel Weddings, Bournemouth, Dorset

Sitting directly on the seafront, on top of the prestigious East Cliff of Bournemouth, this contemporary hotel offers you some of the best views in the area. The Ocean Beach Hotel and Spa is only a few minutes’ walk from seven miles of award winning sandy beaches and close to the town centre,... (Large Hotel Weddings Dorset)

Starting at £55
Guests 30 to 140
Oxbridge Farm
Oxbridge Farm
2 reviews
· Marquees and Tents, Bridport, Dorset

Oxbridge Farm is a unique and picturesque wedding venue set in beautiful Dorset. It is perfect for hosting the most elaborate or relaxed Dorset weddings in the heart of the countryside. We allow complete flexibility for you to organise your whole wedding day, and the convenience of it all in one... (Marquees and Tents Dorset)

Menus from £90
Guests 10 to 250
Electric Palace
Electric Palace
5 reviews
· Landmark Weddings, Bridport, Dorset

A cultural capital for much of West Dorset, welcome to the Electric Palace. Bursting with glamour and a unique 1920’s charm, this beautiful theatre would make for a prestigious wedding venue. Available for anything from a roaring, extravagant 20s themed affair, to a more intimate occasion, the... (Landmark Weddings Dorset)

Guests 30 to 250
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Summer Lodge Country House Hotel & Spa
Summer Lodge Country House Hotel & Spa
2 reviews
· Small Hotel Weddings, Dorchester, Dorset

Set within the enchanting village of Hardy’s Evershot and surrounded by rolling hills, this five star country house hotel epitomises the ultimate in traditional style, genuine warm service and innovative and delicious menus to rival the best in the world. With a relaxing spa, indoor pool, private... (Small Hotel Weddings Dorset)

Capacity 75
Hotel Du Vin Poole
Hotel Du Vin Poole
Small Hotel Weddings, Poole, Dorset

Hotel Du Vin Poole is a charming 38-room hotel located in one of England’s most beautiful seaside towns, creating a relaxing and romantic environment for your special day. All rooms have soft Egyptian cotton bed linen, huge custom-made beds, hand-sprung mattresses, fluffy towels and robes, drenching... (Small Hotel Weddings Dorset)

Menus from £30
Guests 2 to 90
RNLI College
RNLI College
Landmark Weddings, Poole, Dorset

Situated at the water’s edge in Poole, Dorset, RNLI College believe in delivering excellence in everything they do, from saving lives to delighting brides! For a truly unique and utterly magical day, why not book this contemporary venue for your wedding celebrations? RNLI College not only boasts a... (Landmark Weddings Dorset)

Guests 30 to 150
Smedmore House
Smedmore House
7 reviews
· Landmark Weddings, Wareham, Dorset

Hidden away in the Dorset countryside, with breath-taking views of the Jurassic Coast and surrounded by rolling hills, Smedmore House is a timeless and elegant wedding venue with a very friendly atmosphere. It's the perfect place for you to start the next chapter of your life with the person you... (Landmark Weddings Dorset)

Starting at £450
Guests 2 to 250
The Royal Bath Hotel & Spa
The Royal Bath Hotel & Spa
4 reviews
· Large Hotel Weddings, Bournemouth, Dorset

Built in 1838, The Royal Bath Hotel was the first hotel in Bournemouth and is steeped in history, character, and charm! The hotel is ideally situated on the sea front with phenomenal sea views, boasting beautifully landscaped gardens which provides an ideal backdrop for your big day. Whether you are... (Large Hotel Weddings Dorset)

Menus from £80
Capacity 250
Kingston Maurward
Kingston Maurward
10 reviews
· Stately Home, Dorchester, Dorset

Set in the heart of Dorset’s beautiful countryside, Kingston Maurward’s 17th century House and Gardens are an idyllic location for the perfect wedding. Discover the tranquil, peaceful and intimate setting, beautifully situated with a scenic lake, broad extensive lawns and formal gardens providing... (Stately Home Dorset)

Menus from £23
Guests 15 to 220
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The Orangery Suite
The Orangery Suite
47 reviews
· Marquees and Tents, Wimbourne, Dorset

As one of Dorset's hidden treasures, The Orangery Suite is an attractive and unique venue for intimate and personal wedding ceremonies and receptions. With exclusive use of the beautifully landscaped walled garden, The Orangery is an idyllic setting for a couple's special day.The recently... (Marquees and Tents Dorset)

Capacity 100
Abbots Court
Abbots Court
Marquees and Tents, Blandford Forum, Dorset

Set in the rural bliss of the Dorset countryside, Abbots Court is the perfect wedding getaway. Offering sumptuous food, delectable wine, and exclusively yours for the entirety of your celebrations, you will not forget a wedding spent at Abbotts Court in a hurry! A brand new venue nestled away in the... (Marquees and Tents Dorset)

Capacity 150
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Stockbridge Farm Barn
Stockbridge Farm Barn
8 reviews
· Barn Weddings, Sherborne, Dorset

Set on a small working farm in the Dorset countryside, Stockbridge Farm Barn is the perfect setting for an idyllic rural wedding. The gorgeous barn has changed very little from its original state, with beautifully preserved rustic beams and exposed stone, with the added addition of atmospheric... (Barn Weddings Dorset)

Menus from £3,000
Guests 50 to 200
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The Riviera Hotel Alum Chine
The Riviera Hotel Alum Chine
7 reviews
· Large Hotel Weddings, Alum Chine, Dorset

If you are looking for the perfect venue for a beautiful coastal wedding, look no further than The Riviera Hotel Alum Chine. You can make your wedding vows, set against the open skies and clear blue waters of Alum Chine, sip Champagne on our poolside terrace, and head down to the beach for... (Large Hotel Weddings Dorset)

Guests 30 to 150
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Larmer Tree Gardens
Larmer Tree Gardens
19 reviews
· Marquees and Tents

Larmer Tree Gardens is the perfect venue for a unique, relaxed and quintessentially English country wedding. Located on the Wiltshire-Dorset border, in an area of outstanding natural beauty, the wonderful venue provides a truly beautiful setting for your big day. The Larmer Tree, an excellent... (Marquees and Tents Dorset)

Menus from £50
Guests 2 to 150
Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens
Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens
Coastal and Beach Weddings

Located on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast, Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens is a stunning botanical wedding venue situated in the historic village of Abbotsbury. Spread across 30 acres, these gardens were originally established as a kitchen garden by the first Countess of Ilchester in 1756. Now, they serve... (Coastal and Beach Weddings Dorset)

Capacity 150