Incredible Dorset Wedding Venues waiting to be discovered.

With all this beautiful winter sunshine recently.. the views here in Dorset have been just incredible, be it on the coast or further inland in the rolling hills.

I will admit as a county we are a little tucked away.. and I frequently wish that someone would be able to deliver sushi to my front door or that I didn't have to travel an hour or so to find my an Anthropologie or Zara store... though what Dorset does offer is beauty, charm, character and hidden hideaways.

If you are looking for a special location to get married then here are just some of my favourite Dorset Wedding Venues. I have had the joy of working at most of these properties and am so keen for you to find a special location for your future Dorset wedding then please take a look and enjoy some research with a big cup of tea!!


Smedmore House - Dorset Wedding Venue

This is still one of my favourite locations.. I will never forget driving down to Smedmore on a glorious summers day to deliver wedding flowers and finding its location tucked up above Kimmeridge, the views, the wallpaper it all just blew me away.

This house offers a home from home feeling for you, your family and friends. With the ability to tailor your day with a beautiful lawn space for any size marquee and beautiful coastal views as a back drop to your vows.


Alice and Tom's Wedding at Smedmore House.


Majestic and full of history comes to mind when you mention St Giles House, the home to Lord Shaftesbury and his family, the house offers up character and unique fine art style as soon as you walk through its doors. Nestled on the edges of the village of Wimborne St Giles the house has everything you are looking for when wanting to create a timeless and stylish wedding from beautiful stately rooms, unique follies and the villages ornate church just a moments walk from the house. Accommodation is soon to be available in the old Stables Blocks and knowing the families unique style and mindset with regards to restoration it is going to be exquisite.

St Giles Website

Rachel and Wayne's Wedding at St Giles House.

St Giles House Wimborne - Dorset Wedding Venue


Axnoller Dorset Wedding Venue

Pure luxury and a slice of Park Lane style in the heart of rural Dorset is what comes to my mind when brides mention Axnoller. Offering up luxury accommodation for 30 guests, with Spa facilities and fabulous party barn for your reception that you can tailor to your look and taste. With far reaching views and an incredible team on board to support you on the lead up to your day, Axnoller offers a luxury wedding retreat to its couples and their guests.

Axnoller Website. Kimberely and Craig's Wedding at Axnoller


I may be a little biased as this beautiful country home is just feet from my studio. But trust me this is a hidden gem. Home to Sir Michael and Lady Caroline, Shillingstone House offers couples a relaxed and personal space, perfect for anyone wanting an English garden wedding. With beautiful herbaceous borders, kitchen garden and meadows; plus room for a variety of marquees, glamping and Morris dancing! It really offers couples a space to make the day your own. For me the joy is the personal touch I see Michael and Caroline gives to each and every family that comes up the drive.

Shillingstone House Dorset Wedding Venue