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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.

Highcliffe Castle Dorset Wedding of Rachel & Lee

Ever since she was a little girl, Rachel considered HighCliffe Castle to be her Castle, and one day she would mary her prince there, aaaww. Of course back in those days the Castle was just an overgrown ruin, but now it’s a beautiful wedding venue, how convenient eh! To make it an even more romantic …

The Kings Arms Christchurch Dorset Wedding of Sarah & Gez

Last Saturday dawned bright and clear as I made my way down to Christchurch – a lovely return visit to the King’s Arms & Pavilion for Sarah & Gez’s wedding. Finally, a nice bit of summer sunshine for a wedding day! I arrived in the middle of getting ready Bridal Preps, Sarah’s room was busy …

Dorset Wedding at Sherborne Castle | Kate & Rod

After the recent run of ‘interesting’ wedding weather, I was glad that last Saturday’s Dorset Wedding at Sherborne Castle seemed set for some rather unremarkable Autumnal cloud – with no rain forecast! I joined Kate, her mum and her bridesmaids in the Castle Courtyard where they were getting ready (with Rod’s Mum popping in and out!) in …

Portland Castle Dorset Wedding of Kaley & Mark

Last Friday I started my day in Weymouth, joining Kaley and her family as they got ready in Kaley and Mark’s house. When I arrived, Kaley was already mid-make-up and her Dad was busy with her brother getting the family Porsche ready to take them to Portland Castle. Joining her and her Mum was Kaley’s best friend and chief bridesmaid – who happened to be …

Lulworth Castle Dorset wedding of Nicola & Nick

It’s been a while, but last weekend I found myself back at one of my favourite wedding venues in Dorset, Lulworth Castle, to photograph the wedding of Nicola and Nick – who had been friends since they were toddlers! They lost touch for a while, but met again five years ago and as with all great friendships they simply picked …

Lulworth Castle Courtyard Dorset Wedding of Jane & Kev

Badhā’ī hō to Mr & Mrs Reddyhoff who travelled half way round the world with their son Indi to come back to Dorset to celebrate their marriage with family and friends. The lovely Lulworth Castle Courtyard in Dorset provided the backdrop to the happy ocasion, the sun shone, and the laughter flowed, all in all …

Real Weddings Dorset Magazine Feature

Congratulations to Sandra and Andy who have a magnificent four page spread of their wonderful fairground wedding at Sopley Lakes as a real weddings Dorset feature in this months ‘Your Hampshire & Dorset Wedding Magazine‘. Sandra and Andy’s wedding, was a whirlwind day. They got married at Highcliff Castle in Dorset in brilliant sunshine then …

Portland Castle & Garden Party Dorset Wedding of Helen & Steve

Last Saturday probably saw the hottest day of the year so far, clear blue skies and wall to wall sunshine, what a fabulous day for a wedding. Helen and Steve were married at Portland Castle then enjoyed a drinks reception on the Captains lawn before heading off to Steve’s parents house and extensive garden for …

Highcliffe Castle & Sopley Lake Dorset Wedding of Sandra & Andy

Last weekend was Sandra and Andy’s wedding, and what a whirlwind day it was indeed. Married at Highcliff Castle in Dorset in brilliant sunshine then a visit to the beach for some photo opportunities. Back into their beautiful cream yellow 1959 Cadillac and off to Sopley Lake for all the fun of the fair! Side …

Highcliffe Castle & The Lord Bute Dorset Wedding of Gemma & Nick

Last Saturday, just like the last three weeks was HOT, hot, hot, hot HOT! A fab day for a wedding by the sea though and Gemma and Nick’s long awaited special day (slight dig there Nick ;-)) was indeed very lovely. And of course being by the sea we were able to slip down to …

Durlston Castle Photography – Lorna & David’s Dorset Wedding

On Friday the 7th September I set off on a gloriously sunny Autumn day to Durlston Castle on on the fab Dorset Coast for the wedding of Lorna and David. A quick stop on the way to an address just outside Swanage called the Cheesehouse to catch up with the girls and the usual morning …