our RECOMMENDED VENUES
Being a part of the entertainment industry we visit hundreds of different venues throughout the country. Below we have some of the best! Don't be alarmed if you cannot find your venue on here as this is a new page being updated to add more venues!
The Old Vicarge
The Old Vicarage Country House is a Wedding & Special Events Venue, set in the heart of 10 acres of stunning gardens and woodlands on the border of Dorset, Hampshire and the idyllic New Forest National Park and just a few minutes from Dorset’s stunning beaches.
Celebrate with a party to remember the stunning Garden Marquee. You also get to enjoy Exclusive Use of the House with 6 bedrooms, creating a relaxed ultimate house party atmosphere.
The beautiful Botanical Gardens & Woodlands offer a perfect backdrop for what will become the most memorable day of your lives. A dream setting, coupled with outstanding food and service, for you and your guests to enjoy.
The Old Vicarage is Licensed for Ceremonies. www.vicaragecountryhouse.co.uk
The Larmer Tree
The Larmer Tree contains a wonderful collection of ornate buildings, with free-flying Macaws and roaming peacocks all retained in an enchanting and tranquil atmosphere.The Larmer Tree Gardens, created by General Pitt Rivers in 1880 are an extraordinary example of Victorian extravagance and vision. The gardens hold a unique collection of ornate buildings, ranging from the spectacular Singing Theatre to the magical Roman Temple. The majestic trees and intimate arbours create secrecy and surprise whilst the open lawns provide a perfect setting for reception drinks and a relaxing game of croquet. The magical garden welcomes guests to wander through hidden walkways, unwind on the lawns and to discover the unique charm of this beautiful setting.
A stunning, newly renovated watermill surrounded on both sides by the Avon River with uninterrupted views across the water meadows. Exclusively yours, the Mill provides privacy and flexibility for you to create your own unique wedding.
We want Sopley Mill to be a blank canvas for you to create your own perfect wedding. We will provide the stunning views, beautiful historic building and the privacy that is hard to find in other local wedding venues. You can use the photographers whose style you like, the florist you know, the wedding planner you trust, the decorations you have longed for and the caterers you want from our extensive list. With weddings at the Mill, each special day is unique and individual. What you do with Sopley Mill is completely up to you.
Built to entertain royalty, this stunning 17th century castle is set in extensive, rolling parkland with sea views and a beautiful church and chapel in the grounds. The Castle has played host to many guests through the centuries including seven monarchs and could be the unique venue you are looking for to host your special day.
Whether you’re planning a religious ceremony, civil marriage or a symbolic blessing, the raw textures of this partially-restored castle offer a truly mesmerising backdrop for your unforgettable day. Take your vows within the architectural splendour of the Castle, hold a Catholic ceremony in the C18th Chapel or walk down the aisle in the historic C15th St. Andrew’s Church.
There’s nothing more personal than your wedding ceremony so choose to marry in front of the floor-to-ceiling traditional brick chimneys with a sensational evergreen flower display and pretty floral bunting, strung between the beams. The stunning views over the neighbouring deer park provides the perfect wedding backdrop on your special day. Then, as night falls and the space is reset to welcome up to 120 evening guests, the lights are dimmed and the barn is transformed for an evening of entertainment.
Athelhampton House & Gardens
We have been looking after Wedding Ceremonies & Receptions for over 20 years and have become one of Dorset's favourite wedding venues. Why? An Athelhampton Wedding, is totally private, the venue is closed to all other visitors on your wedding day. We plan each wedding specifically to your exact requirements, including tailor made menus, it really is 'your wedding, your way'. We work with honesty, integrity and we respect our couples & we respect the wedding budget.
For years the castle has played host to royalty, the rich and famous. For a period it was fit only for roosting bats but through the support of the public, the heritage lottery fund, Christchurch Council, and many others we now host classes, events, weddings and heritage visitors…
When it comes to planning your perfect romantic reception Highcliffe Castle can offer you two unique choices. Both reflect the timeless style you would expect from a Grade 1 listed Castle but each are a little different.
Our Great Hall can seat up to 110 diners with the magnificent stained glass “Jesse” window creating a spectacular backdrop behind the head table.
The State Dining Room is more intimate and seats up to 80 guests. The multitude of candles and the exposed brickwork creates a very romantic atmosphere.
You are of course welcome to invite additional evening guests. The Castle can hold up to 200 guests in total.
01425 278807 (this also acts as the main number into the castle)
Inga Urbanaviciute (Wedding Co-ordinator)
Dudsbury Golf Club, Hotel & Spa
Dudsbury’s personal wedding service starts from the moment you contact us. We are fully licensed for Civil Ceremonies meaning you can have your wedding all at one venue!
Dudsbury Golf Club, Hotel & Spa is a privately owned Golf Club set in stunning grounds. With our location, 10 minutes from Bournemouth International Airport, minutes away from Bournemouth and Poole railway stations, and in close proximity to major road links, we are easily accessible for all your guests no matter where they are coming from.
Enjoy your wedding breakfast in our beautiful marquee and complete your special day with a disco or live music. Your family and friends will dance the evening away under our twinkling starlight canopy, enjoy a drink outside in the secluded walled garden and revel in the most amazing style. Picture your wedding reception in this unique and magical setting.
Set in 130 acres of picturesque English countryside, nestled on the edge of the New Forest, just a stroll away from the beach, and remarkably less than 2 hours away from London. Chewton Glen is the perfect location for the most important day of your life. As our experienced team guide you on a journey of a lifetime, our promise to you is complete perfection from 'yes' to 'I do.
01425 275 341
Italian Villa (Compton Acres)
One of the UK’s favourite wedding venues! The Italian Villa at Compton Acres is a multi award-winning wedding venue in Dorset and has the grandeur and scope to host the most memorable day of your life. Set within the beautiful gardens and grounds of Compton Acres, the elegant villa combines the ideal venue with a breath-taking location perfect for your wedding or special event. Licensed to perform marriages and civil partnerships, the Italian Villa is available for exclusive wedding venue hire in Dorset.
Merley House has 3 state rooms licensed for ceremonies, making it a perfect wedding venue or affordable alternative to a registry office, thanks to our ceremony license. You can book Merley House exclusively for you and your guests to enjoy, allowing you to host the entire day from one location.
At Merley House we are more than happy to tailor our packages to your individual requirements. We believe everyone is unique and so is every event and celebration, so let your imagination take over and enjoy the freedom to create your perfect day.
Merley House prides itself in offering good quality, locally-sourced food. Our in-house chefs are completely flexible and can provide any type of menu that you desire for your event, from a three course wedding breakfast to afternoon tea, a buffet or barbeque.
The Kings Priory
Recently restored to become a beautiful New England style venue, The Kings Pavilion offers an undeniably distinctive setting for any special occasion. Below the ruins of Christchurch Castle, with the Avon River flowing by its border, it is as though time has stood still in this tranquil corner of a bustling Dorset town.
The Kings Pavilion is available for hire for weddings, special occasions, corporate events and private dining. Hold an unforgettable civil ceremony for up to 96 guests in a bright and airy setting, tastefully decorated in neutral colours to accent the stunning surroundings. Why not leave the French doors open onto a private, full length veranda, to let glorious sunlight flood the room as you take your vows?
After the ceremony, step out onto the lush green grass and head over to the stunning Castle ruins, or down to the river’s edge, for your wedding pictures. Enjoy an al fresco canapé and Champagne reception, before moving into The Kings Priory wedding suite.
New Place Hotel
As soon as you enter the New Place Hotel grounds, you will be awed by the amount of space, history and grandeur this beautiful country estate encapsulates. Maintaining an inviting and personable feel, New Place Hotel benefits from the flexibility of a grand hotel but with the warmth of a historic country residence. The hotel is fully licensed for civil ceremonies in Hampshire and many couples choose to marry in our exquisite Bristol room, with its wood panelled walls and opulent focal fireplace. At New Place Hotel you will be our focus as we exclusively only hold one wedding per day. We believe that no two weddings are the same and treat each event with a fresh approach, new ideas and abundance of energy.
Imagine a long, enchanting driveway, gently shaded by Canadian redwood and copper beeches which open out to reveal a magnificent 19th century house of mellow stone and leaded windows. Whether helping to arrange your outdoor ceremony, civil partnership or hosting your reception, at Rhinefield House we will handle everything with an experienced and professional approach. Organising your wedding day can be stressful, but we aim to make sure it is not. We are only too pleased to help you create your fairytale day, from deciding on menus to choosing photographers, cars, cakes, and florists
Botleigh Grange Hotel & Spa
Botleigh Grange Hotel & Spa is a country house style hotel offering the perfect setting for your special day. Approached by an impressive driveway, the hotel is set amongst 14 acres of stunning gardens and grounds with two lakes.