Recommended Venues

Here is a list of some of my favourite wedding venues in Dorset and Hampshire. I love working at all of these venues (and others too) but these ones have so many things going for them as wedding venues.

The-Italian-Villa

The Italian Villa, Compton Acres

Beautiful venue with real character both inside and out, lovely ornate garden with lots of features including a huge pond plus easy access to the Japanese gardens nearby.

Christchurch-Harbour-Hotel

Christchurch Harbour Hotel

Formerly the Avonmouth Hotel now refurbished with a beautiful terrace overlooking the harbour. The Gardens and waterside location are ideal for photography and the stunning panoramic views provide the perfect backdrop to any wedding.

Rhinefield-House

Rhinefield House, New Forest

A magnificent country mansion with Italian style ponds and ornamental gardens, surrounded by miles of natural forest. The blue gates at the bottom are ideal for bride and groom portraits.

Highcliffe-Hotel-Bournemouth

Highcliffe Marriott

Nice gardens, great sea views, good beach access via cliff lift for bride and groom photos, nice garden for all photos.

Royal-Bath-Hotel

Royal Bath Hotel

Great access to the beach, lovely big gardens, light lounge area.

Athelhampton-House

Athelhampton House, Nr Dorchester

Outstanding 15th century manor house, lovely long drive way to entrance, ornate gardens, 30 pyramid shaped yew trees give a very distinctive look. Lots of scope for creative wedding photographs.

Lulworth-Castle

Lulworth Castle

Splendid exterior, large area for civil ceremonies with plenty of light, a venue to give your wedding a real sense of occasion.

Highcliffe-Castle

Highcliffe Castle

Beautiful inside and out. Plenty of indoor light for the civil ceremony, useful steps for group photos, ornate gardens, good beach access.

Harbour-Heights

Harbour Heights, Poole

Magnificent views over the Harbour, light interior, wonderful terrace, space for family photos on the steps and garden.

Sandbanks-Hotel

Sandbanks Hotel, Poole

Excellent beach access, very summery feel, drinks on the terrace at the water’s edge.

Haven-Hotel

Haven Hotel, Poole

Private beach, Spectacular views over the harbour and Brownsea island, three sea facing restaurants.

“What a fantastic job you did and so many people have said how refreshing it was to have a photographer who was fun instead of pushy! I will recommend you to everyone.”
Liz Bennett, Bride