Highcliffe Castle

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Highcliffe Castle is a truly impressive 19th century Grade I listed building in Dorset that is considered to be one of the jewels of British architecture.
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Use of the stunning Wintergarden for your Civil Ceremony A sparkling wine and canapé Drinks Reception following your ceremony Use of the elegant State Dining Room for your Wedding Breakfast Luxury sit-down 3 Course Wedding Breakfast Wine with your Wedding Breakfast and bubbly for your toasts Still and Sparkling Mineral Water Candelabra Table Decorations, wall candles and place cards Silver cake stand and knife with covered cake table Easel to display your table plan and table numbers with chrome stands Use of the State Drawing Room, Octagon and Castle Bar for your Evening Reception Evening Buffet for 70 guests Evening Disco until 11pm, extension to midnight option

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Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Late Night Extension

Food and Drink

In-house Catering
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Alcohol Licence


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

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence

Cultural Specialists

Full Description
Highcliffe Castle is a truly impressive 19th century Grade I listed building in Dorset that is considered to be one of the jewels of British architecture. It occupies a dramatic position high on the cliff top, and commands impressive views across Christchurch Bay. You can choose to hold your ceremony in the enchanting Wintergarden conservatory, and for your wedding breakfast you can opt for one of several stylish spaces inside the historic house itself. Highcliffe Castle is the perfect choice for a stunningly elegant wedding.


No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Married in February 2021
February 2021
Jens story
Four years on we still believe getting married at Highcliffe Castle was the perfect option for us. The castle, the grounds, the interiors – who doesn’t want to get married in a castle?! Everything was stunning and it is such a fantastic venue. Our guests always tell us that our wedding is ‘the one to beat’, everyone has very fond memories of the venue and your suppliers. Getting married in the beautiful Winter Garden and having our wedding breakfast in the magnificent Great Hall were particular highlights for us.
Jamie and Gavin
Married in November 2020
December 2020
Jamie's Story
I know most brides worry and stress so much about their wedding day and all the little details. I was worried things would be placed wrong or just be wrong on the day. On our wedding day things ran so so smoothly! Everything was perfect! There were actually decorations I had forgotten to say where to display them and the team adapted and laid everything out and it looked amazing! You forget how much hard work and timing goes on behind the scenes as you are gleefully enjoying your day. So a massive thank you for making it amazing! I had so many guests say the Castle and surroundings were amazing! The Castle gave us a great traditional background for photos and the beach a romantic look. So many people asked if we got married abroad when looking at our beach photos! I fell in love with the rustic look of the Castle and the bright light for the Wintergarden (which is amazing for photos). Thank you for making our day so special! We have revisited every year and had a picnic on the grass on our anniversary!
Sarah and Simon
Married in October 2020
February 2021
Sarah and Simons Story
We had the most magical wedding ceremony at Highcliffe Castle. It really was the perfect backdrop to our day and everyone commented on how beautiful it was. The team couldn’t do enough to help and made the planning smooth and the day very special. If you’re looking for the wow factor, you’ll find it at Highcliffe.
Stella & Jason
Married in July 2020
August 2020
Perfect backdrop for a wonderful day
The location of Highcliffe Castle for our wedding was never in dispute. It was the perfect backdrop for a wonderful day and truly amazing experience. As our numbers were designed to reflect a small size wedding, we chose the ceremony only package. Had we had a larger gathering, we would have definitely opted for the meal. The sun was shining, the grounds were perfect and the beach just 200m away. From our initial visit to the big day, we felt highly confident that everything would go to plan and the incredible support from the team there made that possible. They even stepped to organise a wedding car ON THE DAY when our original provider let us down 3 hours before the wedding! In summary, perfect organisation, perfect timings, a truly professional experience from planning, to arrival, throughout the wedding and after service Champagne Reception. Thank you Highcliffe!
Location & Contact Details


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

Travel Notes

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Train Station

Hinton Admiral

Nearest Airport

Bournemouth Airport

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