Beautiful wedding venues in Dorset

Arguably the UK’s most beautiful county, Dorset is home to a number of captivating wedding venues. For your Dorset wedding be sure to find the best Bournemouth or Lulworth Castle photographer ‒ one who knows the local area and the venues inside out. As the ideal backdrop for the most important day of your life, we take a look at Dorset’s most romantic and beautiful wedding venues.  Once you have chosen your ideal location think about how you and your guests are going to get there on the day.  One option some families take is going together by using a Coach Hire Dorset company sourced at sites like

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As any Dorset resident knows, the Sandbanks peninsula is a unique stretch of land. With hotels boasting double sea views or spectacular views across the harbour, a number of these are licensed for weddings. The golden sandy beaches of this famed ‘Millionaires’ Row’ provide the perfect setting for a romantic summer wedding. There are several hotels to choose from on this beautiful peninsula and it is a good idea to read a guide to choosing the right wedding hotel before you make a decision.

Compton Acres

What a backdrop Compton Acres provides. The gardens in Poole are modelled on styles from around the world and the Italian Villa can be hired as a wedding venue. The gardens, including the Italianate and the Japanese, provide a dreamy background for the shots.

Lulworth Castle & Estate

A favourite, Lulworth Castle is one of the county’s most stunning landmarks. The 17th-century castle sits within 20 acres of privately-owned estate, which includes Lulworth Cove and five miles of Jurassic coastline. These provide unforgettable backdrops for your special day.

Minterne House

Minterne House is one of Dorset’s most enchanting manor houses. Landscaped over 150 years ago by Capability Brown, the gardens have been impeccably kept ever since. Home to waterfalls, romantic bridges and serene lakes, this really is the ultimate wedding backdrop.

Highcliffe Castle

This architecturally-important castle in Christchurch provides a magnificent backdrop for a wedding. Designed in a Gothic revival style, again with Capability Brown-landscaped gardens, this is yet another stunning Dorset wedding venue.

These are just a few of the fabulous wedding venues in Dorset and more can be viewed online.

As you can see, the county that is home to the UK’s best weather is also home to some of its best wedding venues. Make sure you get the right Dorset photographer to capture your perfect day at the perfect Dorset venue.