Weddings in Swanage

Looking for the perfect location to host your wedding or civil partnership ceremony? Why not celebrate your big day in a coastal resort with some of the UK’s best weather! 

The seaside town of Swanage is a delightful destination to get married in. There is a mixture of traditional and unusual places to hold the ceremony including a pier and a clifftop castle! 

Wedding Planners 

If you need help with organising your special day, there are a number of local wedding planners and event organisers to assist you. 

With their huge amount of local knowledge, they’ll create a bespoke event based on your wish list and requirements, leaving you stress free and able to enjoy your day without a worry in the world. 

Choose the venue 

From the ceremony and flowers to the reception and wedding breakfast, there is a lot to think about when planning a wedding or civil ceremony. 

Choosing where to say ‘I do’ is probably first on the list of things to do. In Swanage, licensed venues include Durlston Castle, Purbeck House Hotel, Swanage Pier, Grand Hotel and Swanage Town Hall

Let’s party! 

With the ceremony venue chosen, it’s time to plan the party. 

For weddings big and small, there are many venues in Swanage to hold your reception. You might consider a hotel, restaurant or even outside in a marquee, or you could create your own mini festival or keep it low key for immediate family – the choice is yours. 

Stay a little longer in Swanage 

With Swanage being a wonderful holiday destination, why not stay for a few days after the big day and enjoy wedded bliss by the sea. 

Your guests might also like to stay for a few extra nights before or after the ceremony to make the most of their time in Dorset. 

There is a wonderful range of accommodation on offer including hotels with sea views from the balcony, homely B&Bs, self-catering houses and apartments, as well as glamping sites and holiday parks.

More to see and do...


The sandy beach and shallow waters at Swanage make it popular with families.

Family Friendly

Kids of all ages will love the family friendly attractions and activities on offer.


Swanage is the only town in Dorset to have its own Astronomy Centre and Observatory.