Dreaming of Castle Weddings in Dorset? You’ve come to the right place! We’re so lucky to have a wide range of castles in the county, from the raw warmth of the bones of the magnificent Lulworth Castle, to the romantic and picturesque architecture of the splendid Highcliffe Castle.
Speaking from long years as a Dorset Castle wedding Photographer, I know that castle weddings add a sweeping backdrop to a wedding day, often providing drama and elegance, with excellent ‘bones’ for you to add your own wedding stamp on. Rooms tend to be large, ceilings high, and windows either quirky or huge. There are sweeping staircases (which set off a wedding dress to perfection, obviously…), grand entrance doorways, and as much charcter and history as you could ever want from your wedding venue.
If you’re currently hunting for Dorset wedding venues, then have you given some serious thought to a castle wedding in Dorset (I suspect so, and that’s why you’ve landed here!). Take a peek below – the grid holds a sample of weddings from the last couple of years at a variety of castle wedding venues across Dorset; you might also want to check out Morton’s House Hotel, which isn’t actually a castle itself, but a beautiful hotel in the village of Corfe Castle, from where you can wander up the hill to have your wedding photography with a castle backdrop (it might be one of the most iconic castle skylines in England, but you can’t actually get married in Corfe Castle itself).
Henry VIII’s Portland Castle often seems to get overlooked as a potential wedding venue in Dorset, being out on the county’s rocky island peninsula, but if you’re keen on a wedding by the sea then the wildness of the skies and the drama of the sea surrounding you on all sides might be exactly what you’re looking for.