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Beach & Coastal 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 coastal 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 coastal 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
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Spotlight The Kings Arms Hotel
The Kings Arms Hotel
21 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 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
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 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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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
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The Haven Hotel
The Haven Hotel
9 reviews
· Large Hotel Weddings, Sandbanks, Dorset

With spectacular views of the harbour entrance, Studland Bay and Old Harry Rocks, you can say your vows whilst listening to the lapping of water and the gentle hum of boats. At the Haven Hotel, you’ll be struck with a sense of decadence and grandeur. There are four fully licenced suites to choose... (Large Hotel Weddings Dorset)

Capacity 250
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Hilton Bournemouth
Hilton Bournemouth
Large Hotel Weddings, Bournemouth, Dorset

The Hilton Bournemouth is a fantastic venue on the South West coast. At Hilton Bournemouth you'll have everything to look forward to, and nothing to look after. We take care of every detail. From an initial tour of the venue to menu tasting with our Chef, we’ll help you plan a perfect and... (Large Hotel Weddings Dorset)

Capacity 250
Pennsylvania Castle
Pennsylvania Castle
12 reviews
· Castle Weddings, Portland, Dorset

With stunning sea views, idyllic gardens and luxurious suites, Pennsylvania Castle is the perfect venue for the fairy-tale wedding of your dreams. Whether you’re planning a relaxed yet intimate gathering of close friends and family, or a more glamorous and grandiose affair, The Penn offers a variety... (Castle 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
HIX Oyster and Fish House
HIX Oyster and Fish House
Civil Ceremony Licence, Lyme Regis, Dorset

Welcome to HIX Oyster and Fish House, offering stunning panoramic views of Dorest’s Jurassic Coast, this could be the perfect dining experience for you on your wedding day. Offering a range of bespoke packages, HIX can accommodate up to 70 of your nearest and dearest to celebrate your big day... (Civil Ceremony Licence 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
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
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 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 £2,995
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
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The Green House
The Green House
55 reviews
· Small Hotel Weddings, Bournemouth, Dorset

The luxurious Green House is a beautiful wedding and civil ceremony venue. The hotel opened to critical acclaim in July 2010 and has 32 beautiful guest rooms, a chic bar and an 2 rosette award winning restaurant. The hotel also boasts private events rooms, beautiful gardens and is situated a stone’s... (Small Hotel Weddings Dorset)

Capacity 100
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
George Albert Hotel
George Albert Hotel
Large Hotel Weddings, Dorchester, Dorset

Set within the rolling Dorset countryside, The George Albert Hotel is a private, family owned hotel offering a stylish setting for your special day. The wedding venue boasts modern facilities and a distinctive friendly atmosphere. Plus, situated on the A37 between the towns of Yeovil and Dorchester,... (Large Hotel Weddings Dorset)

Capacity 1000
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