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Outdoor 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 outdoor 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 outdoor 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
Spotlight Bournemouth West Cliff Hotel
Bournemouth West Cliff Hotel
3 reviews
· Large Hotel Weddings, Bournemouth, Dorset

Situated just a stone’s throw away for the Glorious Bournemouth beaches, West Cliff Hotel is a beautiful and relaxed location for you to host the wedding day you always dreamed you have. With a choice of five rooms for you to hold your civil ceremony in, a wedding at West Cliff is a wedding that is... (Large Hotel Weddings Dorset)

Menus from £44.95
Guests 80 to 180
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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
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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
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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
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
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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
Best Western Hotel Royale
Best Western Hotel Royale
1 review
· Small Hotel Weddings, Bournemouth, Dorset

Welcome to Best Western Hotel Royale is situated on Bournemouth’s exclusive and picturesque East Cliff. All 64 bedrooms, including our eight spacious Studio family rooms have been designed with comfort and relaxation in mind. All wedding packages at our hotel are different, and have been designed to... (Small Hotel Weddings Dorset)

Capacity 150
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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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
Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens
Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens
Coastal and Beach Weddings

Located on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast, Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens is a stunning botanical wedding venue situated in the historic village of Abbotsbury. Spread across 30 acres, these gardens were originally established as a kitchen garden by the first Countess of Ilchester in 1756. Now, they serve... (Coastal and Beach Weddings Dorset)

Capacity 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
Dorset Farm Party
Dorset Farm Party
Marquees and Tents, Blandford Forum, Dorset

The Dorset Farm Party is a family-owned farm in Dorset which is available for private hire. The farm is licenced for wedding ceremonies and receptions, giving you a picturesque setting and a flexible space to create your dream day. In addition to the beautiful space, they also have a range of... (Marquees and Tents Dorset)

Guests 50 to 250
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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
Pennsylvania Castle
Pennsylvania Castle
12 reviews
· Castle Weddings, Portland, Dorset

With stunning sea views, idyllic gardens and luxurious suites, Pennsylvania Castle is the perfect venue for the fairy-tale wedding of your dreams. Whether you’re planning a relaxed yet intimate gathering of close friends and family, or a more glamorous and grandiose affair, The Penn offers a variety... (Castle Weddings Dorset)

Capacity 100
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
Oxbridge Farm
Oxbridge Farm
2 reviews
· Marquees and Tents, Bridport, Dorset

Oxbridge Farm is a unique and picturesque wedding venue set in beautiful Dorset. It is perfect for hosting the most elaborate or relaxed Dorset weddings in the heart of the countryside. We allow complete flexibility for you to organise your whole wedding day, and the convenience of it all in one... (Marquees and Tents Dorset)

Menus from £90
Guests 10 to 250
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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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Summer Lodge Country House Hotel & Spa
Summer Lodge Country House Hotel & Spa
2 reviews
· Small Hotel Weddings, Dorchester, Dorset

Set within the enchanting village of Hardy’s Evershot and surrounded by rolling hills, this five star country house hotel epitomises the ultimate in traditional style, genuine warm service and innovative and delicious menus to rival the best in the world. With a relaxing spa, indoor pool, private... (Small Hotel Weddings Dorset)

Capacity 75
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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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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
Macdonald Elmers Court Hotel & Resort
Macdonald Elmers Court Hotel & Resort

Macdonald Elmers Court Hotel and Resort is one of the most romantic wedding venues in the beautiful New Forest. The magnificent 19th century manor house is set within 23 acres of spectacular, tranquil grounds which provide the perfect settings for your wedding photographs in every season. In... (Country Weddings Dorset)