Dorset is an idyllic county, home to pristine beaches, miles of unspoilt countryside and quaint towns and villages. It's also the location for a number incredible places to get married too, so we thought it was about time we took a closer look at some amazing wedding venues in Dorset that we think you'll love!
Standing proudly in a lost combe among tumbling hills and rolling countryside, Mapperton is a truly beautiful Dorset wedding venue. The stunning grounds range from the croquet lawn through glorious topiary and down to the wild garden, providing a picturesque setting where couples can explore tree-lined paths, secret archways and a tranquil pond. Tie the knot in the charming Orangery or make the most of your picturesque surroundings with a ceremony at the Garden Pavilion.
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2. St Giles House
This magnificent manor house has been in the same family for generations and provides an elegant and romantic setting in the heart of the Dorset countryside. It offers a choice of magical ceremony locations for both intimate and grand weddings alike. The main rooms of the house boast stunning fireplaces and artwork, as well as a traditional décor, while the unique Shell Grotto is a truly magical place to say ‘I do'!
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3. The Manor, Christchurch
The Manor provides everything you could need on your wedding day, with a choice of characterful ceremony options, a wonderful reception space and boutique accommodation for you and your guests. If you're looking for an intimate setting to exchange your vows, then the light-filled Conservatory or cosy Hub would be just perfect, before celebrating with a drink while enjoying your stunning surroundings.
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Set in the undulating countryside, Axnoller provides a unique wedding venue in Dorset that boasts a collection of three chic houses, a beautifully finished barn, and incredible grounds to enjoy as your own. After an unforgettable day celebrating with your nearest and dearest, you and your guests can retire to the 34 bedrooms across the three eclectic houses, which also boast pools, steam rooms, saunas and hot tubs to make your stay extra-special.
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5. The Italian Villa
This spectacular setting in Poole provides a dramatic and delightful wedding venue in Dorset that boasts a breathtaking style and idyllic gardens to enjoy as your own. Make full use of the exquisite villa, set over three floors, and host an unforgettable ceremony in the stunning Verona Suite before celebrating in style in the chic Medici suite. Be sure to make full use of all the incredible features in the garden for your wedding photos too!
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Well there you have it! Five amazing wedding venues in Dorset that all offer something unique to make your day truly special. Still not found the exactly what you were looking for? Then take a look at these Top Hampshire Wedding Venues and see what treats lie in store.