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)

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By Mr and Mrs Craig, on 11 Jul 2012

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 Kind regards

Kevin & Laura
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By Kevin & Laura, on 19 Jun 2012

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.

Absoloutelly Fantastic!
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By Mother of the Bride, on 30 May 2012

Just a message to say thank you so much for such a wonderful day on Friday and for helping with arrangmetns for Lucy and Davids Wedding. They both had an absoloutelly fantastic day with everything being just perfect. We were very lucky to have been able to hire such a spectacular and very special venue and Highcliffe Castle and it's staff will always be something special to us. Thank you so much for all your help and great communication. We look forward to visiting often in the future and will certainly recommend Highcliffe. Once again Thank you to yourself and all your wonderul staff.

everything was perfect
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By Jen & Jo, on 10 Apr 2012

We cant thank you enough for everything you did towards making our day so special. We really appreciate your attention to detail. Everything was perfect. You have been a star!

Thank you
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By Mother of the Bride, on 17 Mar 2012

We would like to say thank you for all the work you did for my daughter's wedding. Claire and Ryan had a marvellous day and said it was the wedding of their dreams.

Thank you so much
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By Beth and Neil, on 05 Oct 2011

Dear Donna and Staff, Thank you so much for provising the best day of our lives. We are so grateful of your hard work leading up to the big day and also on the actual day. Wishing you all the best. thanks again

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By Sian & Mark, on 08 Sep 2011

We just wanted to thank you very much for helping to make our wedding day so special. We had a wonderful day and enjoyed every moment. The sun shone, everything went smoothly and it was so touching to share it with our family and friends. It was everything we could have dreamed of and went by in a flash. Many of the guests have told us that it was the best wedding they have ever attended. They thought the location was stunning and several of the local guests were not aware that the Castle even existed before. My usually cynical and hard to please aunt has been running around South Wales telling anyone who'd listen that they should get married at Highcliffe Castle because it's the best place on the planet (there might be Pimms involved!) My uncle especially wanted me to thank you. He says that he couldnt have been better looked after and your kindness helped him enjoy the day way more than he thought he's be able to. Mark & I had the day of our dreams. We were overwhelmed but it was certainly the best day of our lives. Thank you again, With love from, Sian & Mark

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By Dave & Angie, on 04 Sep 2011

Dave & I would like to say a big thank you for all your hard work in making Chris & Gemma's wedding day such a success. From the pre wedding stage of preparing our requirements to the actual day of carrying them out, we have to say that all was impeccable. The service you all provided was 1st class and would thoroughly recommend you to any of our family & friends. Once again, thank you, with kind regards, Dave & Angie

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By Lisa Dan, on 24 Aug 2011

We just wanted to thank you and all the staff at Highcliffe for an amazing wedding. The day ran so smoothly and so many people commented on both the fantastic venue and excellent organisation. Your help with planning from start was second to none. Thank you for making our day the dream it was. Love Lisa & Dan

thank you
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By Ben & Fay, on 18 Aug 2011

Thank you for making our day special. All went very well and thanks to all the team at the Highcliffe Castle for their input. With best wishes to all, Ben & Fay

thank you
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By Daniel & Marie, on 02 Aug 2011

Having returned from honeymoon, Marie and I would like to thank you for everything you did for us both in the planning stages and on our wedding day. I’m sorry we didn’t get the opportunity to write before we left. We both had the most wonderful day at Highcliffe Castle and we certainly couldn’t have hoped for better weather. Thank you for all your assistance on the day and also to your professional and attentive staff, ensuring every aspect of the day ran smoothly. You clearly have wedding day organisation at the castle down to a fine art. All of our guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves and many are planning return visits throughout the course of the summer. We’re very grateful for the castle booklet and visitor passes you sent while we were away. As you know, it will remain a special place for us both so we shall look forward to our next visit when we are down on the South coast. With our best wishes and thank you again, Daniel and Marie

Thank you
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By Nick and Hannah, on 23 Jun 2011

Dear Donna and Team, Just a quick note to say a huge "Thank you" for all of your help with our wedding at the Castle on the 27th May. We had an absoloutely fantastic day, with everything going as smoothly as we had hoped for. Thanks again

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