Wedding Venues Dorset

Guide to wedding venues in Dorset: in our listings you will find the best venues to celebrate weddings and other events like anniversaries, birthdays, christenings and other unforgettable special occasions. You can take a look at prices and wedding packages in addition to the best offers in wedding receptions in Dorset.

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Salterns Harbourside Hotel
Salterns Harbourside Hotel
Hotel Wedding, Poole, Dorset

An incomparable and remarkable venue setting for your wedding day and an elegant 3* hotel are situated by Poole Harbour. The Salterns Harbourside Hotel also boasts of stunning views over, Brownsea Island and the Sandbanks Peninsula. This is as romantic a venue as you will find on the beautiful... (Reception venue Dorset)

Menus from £30 or less
Guests 5 to 160
Queens Hotel and Spa
Queens Hotel and Spa
Hotel Wedding, Bournemouth, Dorset

Consider The Queens Hotel and Spa for your wedding venue on the happiest day of your life in Bournemouth. Spacious facilities, skilled service and tasteful cuisine combine in order to offer a unique wedding experience you and your guests will never forget. Facilities and capacity Both their Purbeck... (Reception venue Dorset)

Menus from £19.95
Guests 10 to 120
RNLI College
RNLI College
Unique Wedding Venues, Poole, Dorset

The RNLI College in Poole offers spectacular views of the waterside and harbour and is ideal for those who want to breath in the fresh sea air. With enormous dedication to all those they serve, your special day is guaranteed not only to be a great succes with stunning scenery but you will also be... (Top wedding venue Dorset)

Starting at £75
Guests 30 to 200
Wellworthys Sports And Social Club
Wellworthys Sports And Social Club
Unique Wedding Venues, Weymouth, Dorset

Wellworthys Sports And Social Club located in Dorset features multiple function areas offering great views and appealing decor. This venue boasts full license for wedding ceremonies and has a breath-taking backdrop for taking stunning photos. Wellworthys Sports And Social Club also has a dedicated... (Wedding receptions Dorset)

Sandbanks Hotel
Sandbanks Hotel
Hotel Wedding, Poole, Dorset

If you’re one of those couples who have always dreamed of celebrating their wedding on the beach, then in the sunny south of England, the Sandbanks Hotel is the idyllic place to do so. With superb service and professionalism, stylish cuisine, unique wedding suites, unbelievable backdrops and views,... (Venue for hire Dorset)

Menus from £81
Guests 50 to 200
Lord Bute
Lord Bute
Hotel Wedding, Christchurch, Dorset

Lord Bute is as sublime as you could possibly imagine. This wonderfully stylish and historic venue is a short distance from the stunning Dorset coast, Highcliffe Castle and the New Forest. It really could be straight out of a fairy-tale. Inside you are warmly greeted not just by the luxuriant... (Wedding venue Dorset)

Menus from £105
Guests 40 to 150
Cottonwood Boutique Hotel
Cottonwood Boutique Hotel
Hotel Wedding, Bournemouth, Dorset

The Cottonwood Boutique Hotel, located in Bournemouth, is one of the south coast’s most romantic hotel, perched on the town’s East Cliff, in a leafy avenue with panoramic views of the Isle of Wight and the Purbecks. There are a huge amount of different facilities and spaces for you and your friends... (Reception venue Dorset)

Menus from £76.30
Guests 50 to 90
Key West Restaurant Bar & Grill
Key West Restaurant Bar & Grill
Restaurant Wedding, Bournemouth, Dorset

Located in Bournemouth, Dorset, Key West Restaurant Bar & Grill is a restaurant that specialises in creating charming waterfront weddings and events for brides and grooms. Situated 200 metres out at sea, this one-of-a-kind venue offers couples stunning views of the Dorset & Hampshire coastline while... (Wedding venues Dorset)

Menus from £500
Guests 140 to 300
Hotel Miramar
Hotel Miramar
Hotel Wedding, Bournemouth, Dorset

If you are looking for a one-of-a-kind hotel in which to host your big event, Hotel Miramar is the ideal choice for your big day. Their spectacular Bournemouth seaside views, gardens, Edwardian architecture and English Country House charm, along with their experienced and dedicated wedding event... (Wedding reception Dorset)

Menus from £68.50
Guests 50 to 150
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The Green House Hotel
The Green House Hotel
Hotel Wedding, Bournemouth, Dorset

Located in the lovely Bournemouth, Dorset, the Green House Hotel is a splendid location for an outstanding wedding event. Close to a serene and dazzling beach, they are proud of their tranquil atmosphere that lets guests relax and revel in the company of one another. They have put signficant thought... (Venues Dorset)

Menus from £70
Guests 10 to 70
Cottonwood Boutique Hotel
Cottonwood Boutique Hotel
Hotel Wedding, Bournemouth, Dorset

On Bournemouth’s East Cliff above miles of golden sandy beaches with a dramatic coastal backdrop, The Cottonwood Boutique Hotel enjoys stunning 180 degree views across the bay, guaranteeing truly memorable experiences for you and your wedding guests. Set among spectacular gardens, the hotel offers... (Wedding receptions Dorset)

Menus from £35
Guests 10 to 150
Athelhampton House
Athelhampton House
Mansion Wedding, Dorchester, Dorset

Athelhampton House and its estate and gardens have been in private ownership for over five hundred years. It is an incredibly romantic venue that naturally lends itself for wedding receptions. Athelhampton provides an ideal venue for a Wedding, with facilities for Civil Wedding ceremonies, dining... (Wedding receptions Dorset)

Dorset Wedding Venues: Your Wedding Venue Planning Guide for Dorset

Far away from the busy hubbub of England's big cities lies the peaceful and rural county of Dorset. Here, you can bury your feet in golden sand in the seaside resort town of Bournemouth, find new treasures in the market town of Bridport, or explore the hilltop town of Shaftesbury. If you want to match the joy and bliss of your wedding with some of England's most beautiful and dramatic landscapes, then head to the Jurassic Coast, where you'll gaze upon cozy bays, stark cliffs, and spraying surf.

Dorset may have a reputation as a quiet county, but you'll find bustling life, busy hotels, and many stately manors among the rolling hills here. Every town and village has its own character and plenty of charm to spare. If you want picturesque and rustic for your wedding day, you can't go wrong with Dorset.

Exploring Wedding Venues in Dorset

Dorset wedding venues are some of the best-kept secrets in the United Kingdom. Many of them are made extraordinary by the beautiful landscapes and panoramic views they offer. For example, you can host your ceremony in a cozy hotel that overlooks Poole Harbor, or a Tudor mansion surrounded by rolling hills. Many restaurants, town halls, and boutique hotels offer tantalizing glimpses of the Jurassic Coast, which means you can get married right next to a World Heritage Site!

Dorset wedding venues can handle wedding parties big and small. Bournemouth, in particular, offers larger hotels that can provide superb amenities to your entire wedding party, including luxury spa services for the happy bride. Stately manor homes are the perfect foil, offering intimate ceremonies and highly personalized attention from staff.

The wedding of your dreams is waiting in Dorset, but before you start booking venue tours, check in with your wedding budget planner!

Ask the Right Questions to Find the Best Dorset Wedding Venue

A venue tour is a critical part of your Dorset wedding venue decision. The venue tour isn't just an opportunity to see the venue in person, it is also your chance to have all of your most pressing questions answered. You'll want to know how many people the venue can handle and what menu options exist (especially if any of your guests have special food requirements). Make sure you know what deposit is required and when it's due.

Ask about music. Does the venue have a DJ, or can you bring your own band? Your guests will appreciate you asking about alcohol service. Don't forget about the nitty gritty details. When can you arrive to start getting ready? Where will the bride be allowed to prepare before the ceremony? How many tables can fit in the reception area? How big is the dance floor? Each of these factors will affect how smoothly your wedding operates, and you certainly don't want any unhappy surprises on your Big Day.

You also don't want unhappy surprises during the wedding planning process. That's where we come in! At WeddingWire, our special tools can help you create a no-fail wedding to-do list, cement your guest list, and even find that fairy tale wedding dress. Take a look at all our offerings, starting with a list of available wedding venues in Dorset.