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Highcliffe Castle

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Starting at £900
2 to 110 Guests

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Starting at £900
2 to 110 Guests

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 or a more majestic backdrop for your wedding photos.

The natural beauty of the magnificent Wintergarden will be a perfect setting for your wedding vows. You and your guests can then enjoy celebratory drinks on the landscaped lawns or perhaps a short walk down the cliff top path for pictures on the beach.

For your reception you can choose between the Great Hall or the State Dining Room. The exposed brickwork and stunning views in the State Dining Room provides a romantic and intimate setting for up to 80 guests. The Great Hall, as it’s name suggests, can hold over a hundred people. You and your guests can marvel at 16th Century Jesse stained-glass window and sit just where Mr Selfridge once sat!

Your choice of DJ or band can keep everyone dancing in The Drawing Room while those less willing to show off their dance moves can remain at their tables or enjoy exploring the Castle grounds.

You will have at your service, 7 days a week, a highly experienced Events Team and a professional Weddings Team to help support you to create a truly unforgettable experience.

For more information about holding your wedding at the spectacular Highcliffe Castle, please get in touch.

  • Licensed to hold civil ceremonies and partnerships
  • Castle venue with access to a sandy beach
  • Get in touch for information about any special offers
  • Wedding breakfasts for up to 110 seated guests
  • Choice of three fantastic caterers

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Coastal Weddings
Castle
Historic
Landmark
Civil Ceremony Licence

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Corkage Option
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities
DJ Facilities

Venue Staff Assistance:

Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Wedding Coordinator

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Pets Welcome

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    The best beautiful birthday and wedding day
    Amazing and stunning venue
    Staff and grounds were perfect
    Made the best day
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    The Married on 17/02/2018
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    The Most Perfect Day

    “There are simply no words to describe how grateful we are to you and all the staff involved in our daughters wedding on Saturday …. the most perfect day imaginable”
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    Stunning venue and a perfect day!

    Where to start! As soon as we visited Highcliffe and saw the stunning ceremony room with its grand piano (which one of our good friends played our music on), we knew this was the place for our wedding and reception. The wedding ran so smoothly thanks to the great staff surrounding us on the day! They were extremely helpful leading up to and on the day. They answered all our questions with swift answers. They even helped with ideas for where to place items in the eve and were always up for trying our ideas out. Every single guest told us that it was such a great venue for a wedding because of the stunning ceremony room and the layout of rooms in the eve reception was perfect for what we had planned. We had the Great Hall for our meal with its stunning stained glass window. It was worth every penny we spent! Also, we selected Merlin’s for our meal and everyone raved about the food. Thanks to everyone at Highcliffe for our perfect day! Tim and Kate Archer
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    Just Perfect.

    Although we're from the Midlands, there was nowhere else we would have considered for our wedding. It is an absolutely beautiful venue. You all made our day perfect. We will be sure to visit again for our second anniversary in August. Thank you to you all. Love Lee and Kerry. x
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    Magical December Wedding

    To all the team at Highcliffe Castle.
    Thank you for all your support and help making our wedding day so magical and unbelievable. The venue is simply beautiful and the setting is just mesmerizing! We will cherish our pictures and memories of our Highcliffe Castle wedding forever.
    Love Leanne and Matt x
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    Thank you

    To Donna

    Thank you so much for all your help in the build up to our wedding and on the day itself. You were a real calming influence and you ensured the day ran exceptionally smoothly.
    We honestly had the best day of our lives and we are incredibly grateful to you and your team. I cannot imagine a more perfect and more beautiful venue on earth for a wedding than Highcliffe Castle!
    Lots of Love

    Joe & Bethan
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    Joan & Peter

    To Donna & your team,

    Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas,
    and thanking you once again for helping to give us a fantastic day on 8 September this year!
    From Joan & Peter
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    What a Day!!

    Dear Hayley and Donna and all the team at Highcliffe, What a day!
    Thank you to you all for the fantastic service you provided for our wedding day. We have memories to cherish forever! It was so well coordinated and ran so smoothly. Thanks again
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    A huge success!

    Thank you for making Kate and Chris's wedding such a huge success on Friday. I think you are the best and most professional event organiser I have met! You stayed so calm, organised and non-intrusive and you made the whole thing look very easy. I know how much work goes into making it appear that way - you made it seem effortless, so thank you.

    Again - many thanks

    Kind regards

    Ann (Kates mum)
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    You made our day!

    Just a quick note to thank you and your staff for such a fantastic service on our wedding day. We were so pleased with everything you did and the day would not have been a success withour you there to run it! Good luck over the rest of the summer and thanks again.
    Warmest regards
    Jon & Jenny
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    Fantastic venue

    Firstly, we just wanted to thank you for making our day so special. We had a fantastic day.
    Highcliffe Castle was a fantastic venue, and with all your help and time that you put in, it ran so smoothly.
    Thank you for everything.
    Lots of love from
    Dave and Lucy
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    Perfect

    Thank you so much for all your hard work on 9th June. We had such a wonderful wedding day, and that was largely down to your fantastic attention to detail and the time and care you put into making everything perfect for us. We could not have asked for better service or a more organised and relaxed day. You looked after us perfectly and we're so grateful for everything you did. We look forward to many more visits to the Castle in the future.
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    Lyndsey and Leo
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    Fantastic Day!

    Thank you all for your such hard work and effort you put into our big day, you did a wonderful job and we couldn't have asked for more. We had a fantastic day and wish we could do it all again.
    Thank you again,
    Mark and Laura
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    Superb!

    We would like to thank you on behalf of my husband and I for all the work done to create our special day. It was truly out of this world and fantastic. I can't thank you enough for helping create such fantastic memories for us. Donna, Your organisation and presence was superb , the flowers /candles / props were fantastic and the food was to die for.

    Thank you
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    Kevin & Laura

    Thank you so much for all your help in the lead up to our wedding. It was the perfect setting, and you helped the ceremony go so smoothly. We have some beautiful memories to treasure, so thank you for helping make our dream wedding.

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