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Historic Wedding Venues in Dorset

Choosing the right wedding venue is the most time-consuming part of your wedding planning, but it’s also the most important! Our historic wedding venues in Dorset section is here to make the search for the perfect wedding venue quick and easy. You can browse through all of our historic wedding venues in Dorset and narrow your search by capacity, style and more to find the wedding venue that’s right for your big day.

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Top Christchurch Harbour Hotel & Spa
Christchurch Harbour Hotel & Spa
51 reviews
· Large Hotel Weddings, 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.... (Large Hotel Weddings Dorset)

Menus from £65
Guests 2 to 120
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Spotlight The Kings Arms Hotel
The Kings Arms Hotel
20 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... (Small Hotel Weddings Dorset)

Menus from £65
Guests 6 to 120
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... (Small Hotel Weddings Dorset)

Starting at £70
Guests 30 to 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... (Castle Weddings Dorset)

Starting at £64.50
Capacity 110
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... (Historic Weddings 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... (Marquees and Tents 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... (Stately Home Dorset)

Menus from £100
Guests 40 to 250
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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... (Large Hotel Weddings Dorset)

Capacity 400
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... (Small Hotel Weddings Dorset)

Capacity 75
Sopley Mill
Sopley Mill
131 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... (Historic Weddings Dorset)

Capacity 150
The Crown Hotel
The Crown Hotel
14 reviews
· Large Hotel Weddings, Blandford Forum, Dorset

Located in Blandford Forum, in the North Dorset countryside, The Crown Hotel is a picturesque wedding venue that offers an array of elegant event spaces. Formerly a Georgian coaching inn, this historic property was fully refurbished in 2017. Here, you and your guests can enjoy scenic surroundings,... (Large Hotel Weddings Dorset)

Guests 50 to 150
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St.Giles House
St.Giles House
27 reviews
· Stately Home, Wimbourne, Dorset

St Giles House provides an unforgettable experience for you and your loved one to marry in a stunning setting full of history and beauty. Surrounded by fireplaces and old master paintings, you can be married in any of the principle rooms in the house, in the park or for smaller gatherings in the... (Stately Home Dorset)

Capacity 1000
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Tithe Barn
Tithe Barn
3 reviews
· Barn Weddings, Bridport, Dorset

The Tithe Barn is unique, charming, magical, elegant and stunning. Located in an amazing setting within the tranquil village of Symondsbury in West Dorset. The Barn has undergone sympathetic renovations to enhance its natural beauty, whilst creating an elegant and charming wedding venue. The venue’s... (Barn Weddings Dorset)

Guests 75 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... (Marquees and Tents Dorset)

Starting at £4,750
Guests 30 to 400
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... (Landmark Weddings 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... (Landmark Weddings Dorset)

Starting at £1,995
Capacity 400
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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... (Barn Weddings Dorset)

Menus from £3,000
Guests 50 to 200
Best Western Plus The Connaught Hotel
Best Western Plus The Connaught Hotel
16 reviews
· Large Hotel Weddings, Bournemouth, Dorset

About The Connaught Hotel and Spa *** We’re delighted to once again be offering viewings of our beautiful wedding venue *** Your venue… Located five minutes from the centre of Bournemouth, our four star boutique hotel is the perfect setting for your wedding celebrations. The town’s famous beaches... (Large Hotel Weddings Dorset)

Menus from £45
Guests 10 to 150
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Larmer Tree Gardens
Larmer Tree Gardens
19 reviews
· Marquees and Tents

**For Micro Weddings in 2020 and early 2021, please contact us directly to discuss packages and availability** 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... (Marquees and Tents Dorset)

Menus from £50
Guests 2 to 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... (Landmark Weddings 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... (Landmark Weddings Dorset)

Capacity 250
St Leonard's Hotel
St Leonard's Hotel
1 review
· Small Hotel Weddings

Congratulations on your engagement and thank you for considering The St Leonards Hotel as the venue for your special day. The St Leonards Hotel is a traditional country hotel on the edge of the New Forest. Within reaching distance of our local busy towns such as Bournemouth and Poole, yet engulfed... (Small Hotel Weddings Dorset)

Guests 15 to 100
Kingston Maurward
Kingston Maurward
10 reviews
· Stately Home, Dorchester, Dorset

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 extensive lawns and formal gardens providing... (Stately Home Dorset)

Menus from £23
Guests 15 to 220
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... (Marquees and Tents Dorset)

Capacity 150
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Lulworth Castle
Lulworth Castle
1 review
· Castle Weddings, Wareham, Dorset

Built to entertain royalty, this stunning 17th century castle is set at the heart of the family-owned Lulworth Estate in extensive rolling parkland, with sea views and a beautiful church and private chapel in the grounds. Through the centuries, Lulworth Castle has played host to countless guests -... (Castle Weddings Dorset)

Starting at £10,500
Capacity 130
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The Haven Hotel
The Haven Hotel
9 reviews
· Large Hotel Weddings, Sandbanks, Dorset

With spectacular views of the harbour entrance, Studland Bay and Old Harry Rocks, you can say your vows whilst listening to the lapping of water and the gentle hum of boats. At the Haven Hotel, you’ll be struck with a sense of decadence and grandeur. There are four fully licenced suites to choose... (Large Hotel Weddings Dorset)

Capacity 250
Canford School
Canford School
14 reviews
· Stately Home, Wimborne, Dorset

With origins tracing back to the Domesday book, the Grade I listed Canford School offers an idyllic location for your civil ceremony, while the nearby 14thcentury church provides the perfect option for religious ceremonies. Situated on the bank of the river Stour in the quiet village of Canford... (Stately Home Dorset)

Starting at £4,000
Guests 50 to 130
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Athelhampton House and Gardens
Athelhampton House and Gardens
15 reviews
· Stately Home, Dorchester, Dorset

Athelhampton is one of Dorset's finest Wedding venues. Whether you choose in indoor our outdoor wedding celebration, you can take your pick of beautiful spaces throughout our country house and gardens. During sunny summer days, our Grade 1 listed gardens are an idyllic setting for your guests to... (Stately Home Dorset)

Capacity 150
Cottonwood Boutique Hotel
Cottonwood Boutique Hotel
11 reviews
· Small Hotel Weddings, Bournemouth, Dorset

Congratulations on your forthcoming Wedding and thank you, for your interest in holding your Wedding at The Cottonwood Boutique Hotel. Our hotel offers the perfect wedding venue, with its decadent and boutique décor. We are located within peaceful gardens, overlooking the beautiful Poole Bay, on... (Small Hotel Weddings Dorset)

Capacity 150
Electric Palace
Electric Palace
5 reviews
· Landmark Weddings, Bridport, Dorset

A cultural capital for much of West Dorset, welcome to the Electric Palace. Bursting with glamour and a unique 1920’s charm, this beautiful theatre would make for a prestigious wedding venue. Available for anything from a roaring, extravagant 20s themed affair, to a more intimate occasion, the... (Landmark Weddings Dorset)

Guests 30 to 250
Hotel Du Vin Poole
Hotel Du Vin Poole
Small Hotel Weddings, Poole, Dorset

Hotel Du Vin Poole is a charming 38-room hotel located in one of England’s most beautiful seaside towns, creating a relaxing and romantic environment for your special day. All rooms have soft Egyptian cotton bed linen, huge custom-made beds, hand-sprung mattresses, fluffy towels and robes, drenching... (Small Hotel Weddings Dorset)

Menus from £30
Guests 2 to 90
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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... (Marquees and Tents Dorset)

Guests 50 to 250
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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... (Marquees and Tents Dorset)

Starting at £1,295
Guests 15 to 85