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If you’re getting married in Dorset, a Lulworth Castle Wedding takes some beating – you’ll have 12,000 acres of Dorset countryside surrounding you (and yes, there are sea views!), and sole use of the 17th century castle with its iconic rounded four-cornered towers, originally built to entertain Royalty.

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Bride & Groom enjoying their summer Lulworth Castle wedding

If ever there was an opportunity for feeling like a real life princess, surely it’s your wedding day – you get the gown, so why not get the castle to match? In terms of wedding photography, most castles make the most fabulous backdrops for your big day – both inside, with quirky charcter-filled rooms and aged details, and outside in ancient grounds with your castle standing protectively over you.

Personally, I find weddings in Lulworth Castle in particular something a bit special, purely thanks to the stunning light the within the castle walls themselves. Even on a dull day there’s a warm, bright light you would normally associate with a wedding on the Riviera than within a typical English castle.

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Inside the great hall at a Lulworth Castle wedding

Of course you can have a civil ceremony in the castle itself (with three different rooms to choose from, according to the size of your wedding), or if you’re after the more traditional English fairytale of a church wedding then the 15th century Anglican church and the 17th century private Catholic chapel are also just a short walk from the castle.

130 people can be catered for your sit down wedding breakfast, increasing to 180 for your evening party. For an informal buffet the castle can hold up to 300 guests; and it can be increased to 1000 with the addition of a marquee on the castle lawn.

The Lulworth Estate also has holiday cottages for your guests (and maybe your own wedding night too) to make a weekend of it.

A perfect and stunning Dorset Lulworth Castle Wedding, with a lot of scope for making it truly your own unique wedding venue (I’ve even covered a wedding here with jousting as the main event!).

But a Lulworth Castle Wedding isn’t your only option for a Castle Wedding in Dorset – take a look at other Castle Wedding Venues like Durlston Castle Weddings, Highcliffe Castle Weddings, Sherborne Castle Weddings or Portland Castle Weddings.