Wedding Venues in Dorset

Choosing the right wedding venue is the most time consuming part of your wedding planning, but this section is here to save you time. No matter what you want from your wedding venue, you can find the perfect setting for your special day on Hitched. We have lots of beautiful wedding venues in Dorset for you to browse and you can refine your wedding venue search to make sure your venue has everything you require, whether that’s space for a marquee, large capacity or exclusive use – helping you to find the wedding venue of your dreams quickly and efficiently.

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Top Christchurch Harbour Hotel & Spa
Christchurch Harbour Hotel & Spa
51 reviews
· Exclusive Use, 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.... (Wedding Venues Dorset)

Capacity 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... (Wedding Venues Dorset)

Capacity 150
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... (Wedding Venues Dorset)

Capacity 150
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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... (Wedding Venues Dorset)

Capacity 150
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... (Wedding Venues 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... (Wedding Venues Dorset)

Starting at £2,700
Guests 6 to 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... (Wedding Venues Dorset)

Menus from £100
Guests 40 to 250
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... (Wedding Venues 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... (Wedding Venues Dorset)

Capacity 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... (Wedding Venues Dorset)

Capacity 400
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... (Wedding Venues Dorset)

Capacity 150
Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth Carlton
Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth Carlton
Unique Weddings, Bournemouth, Dorset

Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth Carlton is a fabulous seaside hotel, in the heart of beautiful Bournemouth. Set up high, overlooking the fabulous coastline, the hotel offer the perfect setting for couples planning a picturesque wedding by the sea. The hotel holds a rich history when it comes to weddings... (Wedding Venues Dorset)

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Deans Court
Deans Court
46 reviews
· Marquees and Tents, Wimborne, Dorset

Weddings at Deans Court are all about taking away the stress that can sometimes come with planning an elaborately detailed event and instead, keeping the elements which you really want – a fun, relaxed and memorable day to celebrate the beginning of your new lives together. Having hosted receptions... (Wedding Venues Dorset)

Guests 50 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... (Wedding Venues Dorset)

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... (Wedding Venues Dorset)

Capacity 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... (Wedding Venues 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... (Wedding Venues Dorset)

Capacity 400
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... (Wedding Venues Dorset)

Menus from £80
Capacity 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... (Wedding Venues Dorset)

Guests 30 to 150
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... (Wedding Venues Dorset)

Capacity 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... (Wedding Venues Dorset)

Capacity 100
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... (Wedding Venues 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... (Wedding Venues 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... (Wedding Venues Dorset)

Guests 50 to 200
Best Western Plus The Connaught Hotel
Best Western Plus The Connaught Hotel
16 reviews
· Large Hotel Weddings, Bournemouth, Dorset

Set in an excellent location just a stone’s throw from Bournemouth’s stunning beaches, The Connaught Hotel & Spa is one of the finest wedding venues in the area. The hotel will only hold one wedding per day, so you can enjoy a private day of celebrations with your guests without feeling rushed. This... (Wedding Venues Dorset)

Capacity 150
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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... (Wedding Venues Dorset)

Guests 30 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... (Wedding Venues Dorset)

Capacity 100
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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... (Wedding Venues 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... (Wedding Venues Dorset)

Capacity 150
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... (Wedding Venues Dorset)

Starting at £1,160
Guests 2 to 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... (Wedding Venues Dorset)

Capacity 250
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,... (Wedding Venues Dorset)

Capacity 1000
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... (Wedding Venues Dorset)

Guests 50 to 250