When it comes to choosing your wedding venue, Dorset has a whole host of beautiful locations. Here are just some of our favourites...

Custom House: Custom House is a historic building located in Old Town Poole providing a beautiful waterside backdrop for your wedding and a reputation for first class food that will delight your guests. The dining room with traditional fireplaces, architecture and gilt mirrors offers an elegant atmosphere for up to 70 dining/150 buffet while the beamed Attic Room is perfect for smaller celebration dinners. The location on the corner of Paradise Street means you won’t be short of romance at a Custom House wedding.



The Italian Villa: Dorset’s most celebrated wedding venue, and recently voted the most popular wedding venue in the world, the stunning Italian Villa delivers three floors of sensational suites, accommodating weddings of any size, against the dramatic backdrop of ten acres of spectacular gardens. Licensed to perform civil ceremonies and civil partnerships for up to 250 people, you’ll also be guaranteed exquisite cuisine from the talented Michelin-trained chefs from Beales Gourmet, and of course a magnificent backdrop for sensational photos on your special day.



Highcliff Marriott: With its own experienced wedding co-ordinator dedicated to planning your special day, and the Highcliff Marriott is able to offer everything you need to make your nuptials memorable. A choice of rooms, as well as a delightful outside space for the ceremony itself, as well as a number of different locations for the wedding breakfast and reception, means the hotel, with its stunning clifftop location, can cater for both small, intimate occasions and more lavish affairs. Couples are even offered their own bespoke webpage, enabling guests to see all the wedding details, and book rooms.



Christchurch Harbour Hotel: Christchurch Harbour Hotel & Spa is perfectly positioned to indulge in sweeping harbour views. A Grade II listed Georgian building sat on the water’s edge, the hotel complements the surrounding natural beauty with elegant and contemporary decor. With the spectacular Christchurch Harbour as the backdrop, the Waterford suite is the perfect place to take your vows and host your wedding breakfast. Reaching luxuriously down to meet the sea, the lawn and private terrace is a truly breathtaking location for photographs.



Hotel du Vin: Hotel du Vin Poole is a luxury, four star hotel situated in the former Mansion House. The beautiful Grade II listed Virginia-creeperclad Georgian house is located off the Old Quay and is the perfect setting for your special day. Its three exquisite event rooms cater for wedding ceremonies or smaller wedding receptions. Or alternatively, a large 90-seat, classically styled Bistro, with open plan kitchen, is the heart of the hotel and is perfect for larger weddings and evening receptions with a large courtyard terrace just outside.



Haven Hotel: Situated on the tip of the world-famous Sandbanks peninsula, the Haven Hotel offers grandeur and luxury on the water’s edge. With spectacular views of the harbour entrance, Studland Bay and Old Harry Rocks, you can say your vows while listening to the lapping of water and gentle hum of boats. Part of the FJB Collection.



Oceana Hotels & Resort: Dramatically located on Bournemouth’s prestigious East Cliff overlooking the ocean you’ll find the Oceana Hotels and Leisure Complex, with four distinctive hotels, you are sure to find everything you are looking for. The group offers six stylish function rooms all with dance floors and private bars including the newly refurbished Ocean Suite at the Cliffeside, with superb ocean views and terrace access. A new addition to the group is the Best Western Hotel Royale with stunning gardens and beautiful function suites. All the hotels are licensed for civil marriage ceremonies and civil partnerships and are renowned for tailor made weddings and civil partnerships to suit all budgets, while guaranteeing the ultimate in personal service.



The Village: The Bournemouth Village hotel is the perfect place for a wedding with a selection of wedding packages. Your dedicated special events planner is with you every step of the way, making sure every tiny detail is taken care of and that everything runs smoothly. Whatever you’ve always dreamed of, your special events planner will make it a reality. The hotel offers great restaurants, a spa, gym and swimming pool, so it’s perfect for wedding guests who are staying.