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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Mapperton Manor House & Gardens
Mapperton Manor House & Gardens
Mansion Wedding, Beaminster, Dorset

Nestled in the rolling hills of West Dorset stands Mapperton, family home to the Earl & Countess of Sandwich. Undiscovered, exclusive and wildly romantic, Mapperton was voted the UK’s finest manor house by Country Life magazine. Exchange your vows in the elegant Garden Pavilion, then celebrate with... (Wedding venue Dorset)

Menus from £30 or less
Capacity 120
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... (Venue for hire 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... (Cheap reception venues 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... (Cheap reception venues Dorset)

The Wishing Well
The Wishing Well
Unique Wedding Venues, Upwey, Dorset

The Wishing Well situated in the serene surroundings of ornamental gardens featuring sub-tropical plants and blooms, creates a perfect setting for celebrating special occasions. The scenic backdrops alone will give a chance to shoot hundreds of gorgeous wedding photos. The Wishing Well provides... (Wedding reception Dorset)

Menus from £25
Guests 20 to 120
The Chine
The Chine
Hotel Wedding, Bournemouth, Dorset

The Chine Hotel is Bournemouth’s hidden gem; a remarkable and historic venue situated right on the evergreen clifftop of Boscombe Chine. Offering three acres of secluded and landscaped gardens that meander down towards the beachside. Featuring hidden waterfall and pond features for captivating... (Wedding venues Dorset)

Menus from £51
Guests 60 to 200
Kingston Country Courtyard
Kingston Country Courtyard
Wedding Barns, Kingston, Dorset

Kingston Country Courtyard is a living breathing authentic English farm that has not only survived built has flourished through the ages. Located in lovely open countryside by the Purbeck Hills, it lends itself to spectacular views of Corfe Castle across the bay and beyond to the Isle of Wight.... (Reception venue Dorset)

Starting at £55
Guests 50 to 145
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The Kings Hotel - The Priory Suite
The Kings Hotel - The Priory Suite
Hotel Wedding, Christchurch, Dorset

The Kings Hotel has it all: boutique decoration, close setting, fairy-tale atmosphere, grand views to the Avon River, Christchurch Castle and the King Arms Bowling Green. This vintage styled wedding venue with bespoke food, picturesque sites and attractive packages is the ideal choice for your big... (Top wedding venue Dorset)

Menus from £35
Capacity 120
Summer Lodge Country House & Spa
Summer Lodge Country House & Spa
Hotel Wedding, Evershot, Dorset

The dream wedding venue does exist. A place that ticks all the boxes. From the first moment you wind your way through the splendid isolation and behold the grandeur of its magnificent landscaped grounds, you know something special awaits you in the delightful Summer Lodge Country House & Spa. It is... (Cheap reception venues Dorset)

Menus from £90
Guests 2 to 70
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... (Cheap reception venues Dorset)

Menus from £105
Guests 40 to 150
Best Western Weymouth Hotel Rembrandt
Best Western Weymouth Hotel Rembrandt
Hotel Wedding, Weymouth, Dorset

B​est Western Hotel Rembrandt Weymouth offers everything that one could need from a premier wedding venue. The fantastic team of staff will describe the wide range of options which is available to you. You will find something which is absolutely perfect for you. Don't hesitate to speak to the team... (Top wedding venue Dorset)

Starting at £25
Guests 25 to 120

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.