Fairytale Castle Wedding Venue in Dorset

If you think back to the days when you very first thought about how your wedding would be, you were probably quite young and if you were, then marrying your Prince Charming in a castle would have undoubtedly been part of the fairytale.

Highcliffe Castle offers the opportunity to make this dream come true, steeped in history and oozing royal charm and located on one of the most stunning stretches of Dorset coastline you have ever seen.

Bride and Groom after their wedding ceremony at Highcliffe Castle
Close up of Brides flower bouquet of white roses

Getting Married in The Wintergarden

Ceremonies are held in the romantic Wintergarden which can accommodate up to 110 guests. Highcliffe Castle also provides two large floral arrangements along with other decorative and personalised additions such as a personalised wedding sign.

Couples may take advantage of the use of the grand piano at Highcliffe Castle for their ceremonies, or you may provide your own musical arrangements.

Bridesmaids at the wedding ceremony in Dorset
Bride and her bridesmaid laugh together outside Highcliffe Castle

After Ceremony Drinks

Mingle on the grand lawns of Highcliffe Castle with a glass of champagne in your hand whilst feeling the gentle sea breeze from the clifftop.

A drinks reception can be arranged on the lawn or in the Drawing Room. Couples have the choice to provide their own fizz, beer and soft drinks without corkage fees or they can opt to buy drinks directly from the castle's fully stocked bar.

Bride and Groom take their first dance together
Wedding party guests enjoy the gardens of Highcliffe Castle
Bride and Groom cut the cake at their reception

Wedding Reception at Highcliffe Castle

The beauty of the Grade 1 listed castle is unmistakable from the rolling lawns of the exterior gardens to the 30 foot high Jesse Window of the Great Hall.

For a more contemporary feel, you can choose to hold your Wedding Breakfast in the Dining Room which boasts breathtaking views of the Isle of Wight Needles from its exposed brickwork interiors.

You also have the option to dance the night away in the Drawing Room, where DJ's, dancing or whatever you might have planned can unfold miraculously in front of your guests.