Affordable Wedding Venues for Hire in Dorset

Affordable Wedding Venues for Hire in Dorset

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Top Affordable Wedding Venues in Dorset

Getting ready to get married in one of the most picturesque areas of England? We’re here to help you find the perfect venue for that! We list all the top wedding venues that Dorset has to offer, so whatever you’re looking for, you will find it here. Whether you’re interested in a small, intimate affair or a big celebration with lots of family and friends, we’ve got something for everyone. Historical venues, modern spaces or something with a view? You will find it here! Just go to our search bar, put in your requirements, and you will be booking your perfect wedding venue in no time!

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FAQs about Wedding Venues in Dorset

What are popular areas for weddings in Dorset?

Well known for its tourist attractions, including the Jurassic Coast and Durdle Door, this area of England is also a hugely popular wedding destination. Make sure to check out the famous hotels in towns on the English Channel coast, including Bournemouth, Lyme Regis, and Weymouth. Pubs and inns are popular choices in any of Dorset's many small villages and market towns. For larger weddings, country estates and resorts are favourites, especially for wedding parties from nearby cities. London, Bristol, and Bath are only an hour or two away.

How much does it cost to hire a wedding venue in Dorset?

Minimum spend for wedding hire ranges between £3000 to £6000 per session. Hire fee per session can range anywhere between £1000 to £7000 per session. Per person cost can be found between £61 and £90. Prices for weddings in Dorset will depend on proximity to popular locations, such as the coast, as well as the size of your wedding. (All data from Tagvenue.)

What should I know when planning a country wedding in Dorset?

This mostly rural county features small villages and a few larger towns. More developed areas of Dorset are found in the southeastern end, closer to the sea coast. Rustic venues that attract couples seeking a country wedding will find plenty of options around Dorchester and Sturminster Newton. Castles and stately homes are quite common in this area and feature extensive parklands which can be used for outdoor celebrations and marquees. For some spectacular options, look around Bridport, Winterborne Kingston, and the Wiltshire-Dorset border as well. Easy access to nearby Cardiff, Bristol, and London make these rural venues a popular choice for couples for weekend weddings.

What are some unusual wedding venues in Dorset?

Not every wedding needs a hotel or golf club, so take a walk on the wild side and consider something a bit off the beaten track for your wedding.

  • The Barn at River Cottage - This working farm has transformed its threshing barn into an impressive and versatile space for weddings seeking a vintage flair in Axminster.
  • Kingston Country Courtyard - Whether you dreamed of a barn wedding, forest ceremony, or cottage garden function, they can all happen in this versatile venue.
  • Riverside Suite at The Bridge House - If you dream of a romantic riverside wedding but don't want to resign from the amenities of a modern venue, then The Bridge House is the choice for you!

How can I book a wedding venue on the Dorset coast?

For venues on the English Channel coast, consider checking the calendar for the best weather. It would be a shame to hold your wedding under stormy seas and grey skies. It shouldn't be challenging to find a venue with a sea view in Dorset. The coast boasts 10 miles and more of stunning cliffs and award-winning golden beaches. The area around towns such as Bournemouth or Lyme Regis boasts hotels, castles, and manors overlooking the sea below while still featuring gardens and rolling green hills behind.

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