Highcliffe Castle

(86 reviews) 86 4.95
Rothesay Drive Highclifffe Dorset BH23 4LE
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About Highcliffe Castle

Rothesay Drive, Highclifffe
Dorset, BH23 4LE

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

Facilities at Highcliffe Castle

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
Stately Home
Coastal Weddings
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
Other Features :
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Pets Welcome

Highcliffe Castle Reviews (86)

The Most Perfect Day
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By The Happy Couple, on 18 Apr 2018Date of Wedding - 17 Feb 2018

“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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By Tim Archer, on 16 Oct 2013

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

Just Perfect.
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By Kerry and Lee, on 19 May 2013

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

Magical December Wedding
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By Leanne and Matt, on 26 Feb 2013

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

Thank you
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By Joe & Bethan, on 08 Dec 2012

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

Joan & Peter
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By Joan & Peter, on 08 Dec 2012

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

What a Day!!
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By Tatiana and Clive, on 13 Nov 2012

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

A huge success!
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By Ann, on 29 Aug 2012

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)

You made our day!
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By Jon & Jenny, on 15 Aug 2012

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

Fantastic venue
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By Dave and Lucy, on 15 Aug 2012

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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By Lyndsey and Leo, on 15 Aug 2012

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. With love, Lyndsey and Leo

Fantastic Day!
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By Mark & Laura, on 15 Aug 2012

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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