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Thursday, 12 November 2015 10:17


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1.Minterne House, Dorchester: If the Dorset countryside is close to your heart, Minterne House will surely be the venue of your dreams – boasting lakes, waterfalls and streams, spectacular grounds and captivating gardens – all within an area of natural beauty. Need we say more?


2. The Sandbanks Peninsula, Poole (Haven, Harbour Heights and Sandbanks Hotels): There’s something unbeatable about looking out into infinity over clear stretches of water as you pronounce your vows to the person you will spend the rest of you life with. Of course in Dorset, you are spoilt for choice. If you want the views, coupled with a sense of elegance, then the group of FJB hotels located on the Sandbanks peninsula are definitely worth a look.


3. Lulworth Castle and Courtyard, Lulworth: If a Castle is what you’re after for your Wedding Day, they don’t get much more spectacular on the Dorset Coast than Lulworth Castle built in the 17th Century. Ceremonies take place in Lulworth Courtyard within the Castle Grounds with the additional option of the Roman Catholic Chapel of St. Mary’s or Anglican Church of St. Andrew, also in the grounds. Set within over 12,000 acres of land, coupled with commanding views of the countryside, this is one of the most popular choices in Dorset.


4. Compton Acres, Poole: Set within 10 acres of stunning, themed gardens and topped with a decadent Italian Villa where the ceremonies are held, this venue takes some beating. Walking round the venue is like stepping into the Secret Garden – simply magical.


5. The Royal Bath Hotel, Bournemouth: A Victorian Hotel, overflowing with quintessential Englishness and surrounded by breathtaking sea views make this hotel the fancy of many a wedding couple’s desire. Surely only Pimms and cucumber sandwiches would suffice for this Wedding Day agenda?


6. Canford School, Canford Magna: ‘Wow, wow, wow!’ was all we could say when we saw this venue. Completely out of the blue, this venue does nothing less than impress. Stunning grounds in a serene setting, with two ceremony rooms to choose from.


7. Highcliffe Castle, Highcliffe: In terms of the five ‘C’s,’ Highcliffe, undoubtedly, has it all – Castle, Coast, Cliff tops, Charm and Charisma, all rolled into one. The magnificent, tailored gardens set-off this beautiful building with the English flag flying proudly overlooking the English Channel. Your photographer and videographer will be spoilt for choice.


8. Parley Manor, Christchurch: You’d be hard pushed not to fall in love with this venue because it has a real ‘enchanting,’ almost ‘Alice in Wonderland feel to it. The Manor itself was built in the 1700s and now sits in 4 acres of picturesque gardens, lawns and lake. Lit up at night, the venue is truly exquisite – complimented by a decadent display of fireworks.


9. Milton Abbey, Blandford Forum: Remarkable? Yes. Unique? Yes. Intimate? Yes. Milton Abbey is hugely impressive to say the very least. With gently undulating grounds, a 9-hole golf course and architectural lines to die for, this venue based near Blandford Forum would be equally as stunning for a wedding in all seasons.


10. Bournemouth Beach, Bournemouth: We just had to include this venue as the best new comer to Dorset. Bournemouth Beach opened it’s doors to wedding ceremonies in April 2012 and in doing so held the first UK seaside wedding. The Wedding beach hut where the ceremonies are held is bookable from April to October, seven days a week. There is something so natural and yet unique about getting married right on the beach.

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