Highcliffe Castle

£975 - £7,995 for Venue Hire
Up to 110
Exclusive Use
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Highcliffe Castle: a stunning cliff-top location where history and romance blend seamlessly. Set within beautiful grounds; celebrate your love story in this unique, picturesque venue.
Highcliffe Castle Pricing & Costs

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The price includes exclusive hire of the State Rooms from 14:00 - 23:00. This includes hire of the Wintergarden for your ceremony or drinks reception and your Wedding Breakfast in either the Great Hall or the State Dining Room. The maximum capacity in the State Dining room is 80 guests and the maximum capacity for the Great Hall is 110. Please note our maximum total guest numbers for your evening reception is 200
What is included in this pricing:
External caterers not permitted
Furniture included
Choice of preferred caterers
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Exclusive use
Highcliffe Castle Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time
Late Night Extension

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence


Landscaped Gardens
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Pet Friendly
Water View

Food and Drink

Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Alcohol Licence
External Catering Permitted
In-House Wine List
Halal Catering
Kosher Catering

Cultural Specialists

Highcliffe Castle Full Description
Highcliffe Castle is a majestic 19th-century mansion located on the south coast of England. With its Gothic Revival architecture, it stands proudly overlooking the sea and surrounding gardens. The castle's intricate detailing, elegant interiors, and picturesque setting make it a popular destination for visitors. Steeped in history, it offers a glimpse into the opulence and grandeur of a bygone era, captivating all who behold its beauty. Having withstood two fires, Highcliffe Castle rises like a phoenix, majestically over looking the Isle of Wight & Christchurch Bay from its cliff-top location. Holding your wedding at Highcliffe Castle allows you to create your own unique story, which will be treasured for years to come. The Castle is located on the outskirts of Highcliffe village. Nestling on the border of Dorset and Hampshire, Highcliffe is an award winning floral village, situated between beautiful beaches.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Aaliyah Daniels
Congratulations on your forthcoming wedding and thank you for considering Highcliffe Castle as the venue for your celebrations. If you have any questions about holding your special day with us, then please do not hesitate to get in touch.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
No. of People In Team
Anna & Richard
Happy couple married in August
August 2023
The most magical wedding venue
We had our wedding last week at Highcliffe Castle and we couldn't have chosen a better venue. Not only is it beautiful with a stunning castle looking over the beach with views off to the Isle of Wight, the weddings team are fantastic! Well organised, cannot do enough for you and leave you feeling reassured and as though you can relax and just enjoy your special day. We cannot recommend highly enough and choosing Highcliffe Castle to host our wedding was the best decision we made - our guests couldn't believe how beautiful it was! It's also owned and run by Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council and it's nice to know that the money paid is going back to the council.
Ella & Tash
Happy couple married in June
June 2023
Highly recommend - incredible venue
We had THE most wonderful wedding and received many positive comments from our guests about Highcliffe Castle. We were incredibly impressed - the exceptional service from the beginning, attention to detail, professionalism, organisation and how accommodating they were in every respect. We could not fault them! Thank you to Aaliyah and the team for making our day the best it could possible be.
Olivia & Liam
Happy couple married in June
August 2023
Beautiful Wedding Venue!
Highcliffe Castle was my dream since I was a little girl, the castle and it's team did not disappoint! From booking to the day, Aaliyah and her team were on hand to answer any questions. They ensured the day went so smoothly. We had our dream day at the castle, the weather was beautiful, the set up was beautiful and everyone had a good time! The Wintergarden is the most bright and charming setting to marry in! We were provided with a day we will always cherish!
Harriet & Stuart
Happy couple married in May
June 2023
20.05 - B E S T D A Y E V E R.
I cannot express how grateful I am to the Highcliffe wedding team for everything they did for us both leading up to our wedding and behind the scenes on the day. We instantly loved Highcliffe Castle and as soon as we booked our wedding with them we knew we were in the safest hands. The whole team have just been out of this world and could not do enough for us the whole way through. On the day especially everyone was phenomenal - the whole team made it look seamless and such a slick operation, it meant we didn’t have to think about a thing! Highcliffe Castle is such a special place and the team really do everything to help make your day perfect. I could not recommend them enough, THANK YOU! X
Harriet & Stuart
Happy couple married in May
June 2023
20.05 - B E S T D A Y E V E R !
I really cannot express how grateful I am to the Highcliffe wedding team for everything they did for us both in the lead up to our wedding and on the day itself. We instantly loved Highcliffe Castle and as soon as we booked our wedding with them, we knew we were in the safest hands. The team could not have done any more for us - it was always just as important to them to make our day special as it was for us. On the day especially the whole team were just phenomenal. They made the whole thing seem seamless and such a slick operation, meaning we did not have to worry about a single thing. Highcliffe Castle is such a special place and the team really do help to make your day perfect in every way. Thank you so much for everything! X
Caroline & Roly
Happy couple married in March
June 2023
Such a lovely day
We were one of many couples due to get married when Covid and lockdowns hit. We had to change dates 5 times until finally tying the knot 3 years later than planned. The team at Highcliffe Castle were truly incredible and were supportive every time we had to make the heartbreaking decision to reschedule. We finally married in March 2023 and it was a magical day, the team were fantastic the whole time, even Lara the previous wedding co-ordinator attended the day- going above and beyond! I couldn’t recommend Highcliffe Castle more, not just for the absolutely stunning venue and grounds/facilities but for the absolutely fantastic team who can’t do enough for you. If I could do it all over again, I would!
Highcliffe Castle Location & Contact Details


Rothesay Drive, Highcliffe, Dorset, BH23 4LE, England

Nearest Town


Nearest Train Station

Hinton Admiral

Nearest Airport

Bournemouth Airport

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Frequently Asked Questions

Describe the best wedding that happened at Highcliffe Castle?

It's difficult to pick one! We love how unique all the weddings at the Castle are.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

To ensure your day is focused on what makes you happy as a couple.

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

Wedding favors that are linked to a charity close to the couples heart is always a lovely touch.

Describe Highcliffe Castle in 5 adjectives

Romantic, picturesque, historic, unique & charming.

Where’s the best photo spot at Highcliffe Castle?

The Castle itself acts as magnificent & unique backdrop for your wedding photographs.

What’s your favourite canapé?

We love a mini roast beef and yorkshire pudding.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Pulled pork baps at the end of the night are always a welcome treat!

What is Highcliffe Castle most unique feature?

That we are just a short stroll away from the beach.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our amazing team who work hard to bring the weddings to life.