Venue inspiration from Your Hampshire and Dorset Wedding

Deciding on your ideal wedding venue is an key part of your wedding planning.

There is a huge choice of different venue types in Hampshire and Dorset including hotels, barns, country manor houses, romantic castles as well as chic city and town centre locations.

Check out these stunning wedding venues and those further afield in our listings below.

Wedding Venue Inspiration: The Kings Arms, Christchurch, Dorset

The Kings Arms, Christchurch, Dorset

If you can't decide between traditional or contemporary style for your big-day, this distinctive wedding venue blends the old with the new to provide the best of both worlds. Set in the heart of Christchurch, the hotel enjoys fabulous views of Christchurch Castle, the town's priory and Avon River. Opposite the main building, the hotel has its own traditional bowling green and pavilion which has been lovingly restored into a beautiful New England style wedding venue. A bright and airy space, the French doors open on to a private veranda, allowing the sunlight to flood in as you exchange vows watched by up to 96 guests. Afterwards, stroll across the lawns for a chilled drinks reception and enjoy some outdoor garden games before hosting a private reception in the Kings Priory Suite. With its own private bar and dancefloor, it can host up to 200 people for the evening do.

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Wedding Venue Inspiration: The Connaught Hotel and Spa, Bournemouth, Dorset

The Connaught Hotel and Spa, Bournemouth, Dorset

If you're looking for toes-in-the-sand just-wed shots, this seaside wedding venue is only a five-minute walk from the beach. Located on Bournemouth's West Cliff, the four-star luxury boutique hotel is ideal if you're planning a weekend-long celebration – and why wouldn't you with everything you need right on the doorstep. There's plenty of accommodation, not to mention a fully equipped gym and indulgent spa with an 18m swimming pool, free to use for anyone staying over. The town's just a short stroll away too.

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