Highcliffe Castle

Rothesay Drive, Christchurch (Dorset) BH23 4LE Map · Telephone · Website
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About Highcliffe Castle

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 four fantastic caterers
  • Free admission to the Castle valid until your wedding for three guests each
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Recommended by 100% of couples


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    The Happy Couple · 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”

    Sent on 18/04/2018
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    Tim Archer

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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

    Sent on 16/10/2013
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    Kerry and Lee

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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

    Sent on 19/05/2013

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Highcliffe Castle FAQ

  • Venue Type:
    Exclusive Use
    Coastal Weddings
    Castle
    Stately Home
    Historic
    Landmark
    Civil Ceremony Licence
  • Dining Options:
    Seated Meal Facilities
    Corkage Option
    Alcohol Licence
    Buffet Meal Facilities
    In House Catering
  • Evening Entertainment:
    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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  • Rothesay Drive Christchurch (Dorset) BH23 4LE
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