Weddings in Dorset

Considering getting married in Dorset?

Dorset is a timeless county of outstanding natural beauty and offers an idyllic setting for your wedding day backdrop.

Imagine saying ‘I do’ in a fairytale castle, an opulent manor or with the sand between your toes on a beautiful beach?

Places to Propose

If you’ve not yet asked the love of your life to marry you, then what are you waiting for?

Dorset is full of beauty spots so whisk your beau away on a surprise picnic, a romantic meal by the coast or even a ride of lifetime on a hot air balloon.

Take a look at our pick of inspiring locations and you too could soon be planning your wedding in Dorset.

Hen and Stag Parties

Plan the best stag or hen do ever here in Dorset!

If you want to go wild in the countryside, Dorset has plenty of exciting outdoor pursuits to offer from quad biking, rock climbing and coasteering to extreme paddleboarding and bushcraft experiences.

If you're after a weekend of pampering and prosecco, a spa break could be just what you're looking for, or get the bride tribe together and go glamping!

And for those that love to hit the beach by day and the bars by night, the lively seaside towns of Bournemouth, Weymouth & Poole are where it's at. Who needs Ibiza when you've got WEYbiza!

Wedding Venues

When planning one of the most important days of your life, most couples start by booking their dream venue – and there’s plenty of them to be found in Dorset!

If you’re envisaging a traditional wedding, inspiration won’t be hard to find here as Dorset is home to some of the most magnificent houses and castles in the South West.

And fear not if you’re dreaming of a hip festi-wedding, there’s plenty of barn, woodland and marquee venues here to keep you and your guests entertained ‘til the cows come home.


With Dorset’s stunning selection of plush hotels and snug cottages, there’s no reason why you can’t start your honeymoon as soon as you say 'I do'. 

Many more couples are choosing to honeymoon in the UK and as far as staycation destinations go, Dorset is up there with the very best!

With stunning countryside, locally produced food and variety of restaurants, beaches and coves, history and culture, our county offers a fantastic place for honeymooners.

Choose to spend a fortnight in sheer luxury being pampered from head to toe or head to a remote rural ideal, where you can enjoy those precious first moments as a married couple far away from the madding crowd.


Spend some quality time with your newly wed in Dorset.

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Romantic Breaks

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Stately Homes

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Castles & Forts

In Dorset, there are fascinating stories of bygone times to be discovered everywhere!

What does your Dorset look like? Adventures on our epic coastline? Visiting attractions with family? A walk through the beautiful countryside? Or perhaps a chilled out evening eating and drinking with friends? Discover a sample of your #VisitDorset images below and share your love for Dorset using the hashtag on Instagram.