Country 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 country 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 country 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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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)

Capacity 150
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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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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 Museum Inn
The Museum Inn
Small Hotel Weddings, Blandford Forum, Dorset

An enchantingly quaint country pub in the midst of the rolling Dorset downlands, welcome to The Museum Inn. Formerly the town’s village hall, this inviting country pub’s private event space – The Shed – is the perfect setting for an unforgettable wedding celebration! Surrounded by unspoilt views... (Small Hotel Weddings Dorset)

Capacity 75
Sopley Mill
Sopley Mill
127 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
The Garden Room at Cranborne
The Garden Room at Cranborne
4 reviews
· Historic Weddings, Wimbourne, Dorset

The Garden Room at Cranborne is set in the walled, former kitchen garden of Cranborne Manor in rural Dorset, yet close to both Salisbury and Bournemouth, and only 2 hours from London. Our contemporary building with its private landscaped garden is a stunning venue in which we tailor-make a unique... (Historic Weddings Dorset)

Capacity 150
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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)

Guests 30 to 400
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)

Capacity 400
Macdonald Elmers Court Hotel & Resort
Macdonald Elmers Court Hotel & Resort
6 reviews
· Civil Ceremony Licence

Macdonald Elmers Court Hotel and Resort is one of the most romantic wedding venues in the beautiful New Forest. The magnificent 19th century manor house is set within 23 acres of spectacular, tranquil grounds which provide the perfect settings for your wedding photographs in every season. In... (Civil Ceremony Licence Dorset)

Capacity 150
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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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)

Capacity 250
Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens
Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens
Civil Ceremony Licence

Imagine spending your special day in the midst of a 30-acre subtropical garden paradise! If you are loking for a beautiful and unusual venue, Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens offer a unique and stunning setting for your wedding. On Dorset’s dramatic Jurassic Coast, the Gardens bask in their own... (Civil Ceremony Licence Dorset)

Capacity 150
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10 Castle Street
10 Castle Street
2 reviews
· Landmark Weddings, Wimbourne, Dorset

10 Castle Street is a Grade II* listed country house nestled within its own glorious formal gardens and ancient woodland in the breathtaking Dorset countryside. No.10 invites you and your guests to celebrate your day filled with romance, exquisite food and of course, a dash of party. This historic... (Landmark Weddings Dorset)

Capacity 250
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
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
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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
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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
Kingston Maurward
Kingston Maurward
10 reviews
· Stately Home, Dorchester, Dorset

Simply Stunning Weddings at Kingston Maurward 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... (Stately Home Dorset)

Guests 30 to 150
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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
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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)

Guests 50 to 200
Knighton House
Knighton House
Landmark Weddings, Blandford Forum, Dorset

Knighton House is a beautiful unique wedding venue set in the heart of rural North Dorset, between rolling hills and the pretty winding river Stour. The house dates back to Georgian times and boasts a stunning facade overlooking a large lawned garden. The house is set in a 20 acre estate surrounded... (Landmark Weddings Dorset)

Starting at £1,160
Guests 2 to 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
Plush Manor
Plush Manor
Church Weddings, Dorchester, Dorset

Welcome to Plush Manor, an enchanting country house set within the heart of Dorset and surrounded by 9 acres of wild and landscaped gardens. Plush Manor combines classic English styling with art, antiquities and literature from around the world. The house has on-site accommodation for up to 14... (Church Weddings Dorset)

Capacity 150
Dorset Farm Party
Dorset Farm Party
Marquees and Tents, Blandford Forum, Dorset

The Dorset Farm Party is a family-owned farm in Dorset which is available for private hire. The farm is licenced for wedding ceremonies and receptions, giving you a picturesque setting and a flexible space to create your dream day. In addition to the beautiful space, they also have a range of... (Marquees and Tents Dorset)

Guests 50 to 250
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Lulworth Castle
Lulworth Castle
1 review
· Castle Weddings, Wareham, Dorset

Built to entertain royalty, this stunning 17th century castle is set at the heart of the family-owned Lulworth Estate in extensive rolling parkland, with sea views and a beautiful church and private chapel in the grounds. Through the centuries, Lulworth Castle has played host to countless guests -... (Castle Weddings Dorset)

Starting at £10,500
Capacity 130
Canford School
Canford School
14 reviews
· Stately Home, Wimborne, Dorset

With origins tracing back to the Domesday book, the Grade I listed Canford School offers an idyllic location for your civil ceremony, while the nearby 14thcentury church provides the perfect option for religious ceremonies. Situated on the bank of the river Stour in the quiet village of Canford... (Stately Home Dorset)

Guests 50 to 150
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Athelhampton House and Gardens
Athelhampton House and Gardens
15 reviews
· Stately Home, Dorchester, Dorset

Athelhampton is one of Dorset's finest Wedding venues. Whether you choose in indoor our outdoor wedding celebration, you can take your pick of beautiful spaces throughout our country house and gardens. During sunny summer days, our Grade 1 listed gardens are an idyllic setting for your guests to... (Stately Home Dorset)

Capacity 150
The Crown Hotel
The Crown Hotel
14 reviews
· Large Hotel Weddings, Blandford Forum, Dorset

Located at the heart of the Blackmore Vale in the charming North Dorset countryside, the Crown Hotel in Blandford is the perfect setting for your wedding. The recently refurbished hotel boasts a private function suite, complete with its own bar, a licence for civil ceremonies, a stunning... (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