Dorset Wedding Venues – the best!

Everybody loves a great wedding, and even more so when you book Elite Travel Services, Dorset’s premier wedding chauffeur for your big day.

Over the years, we have built a reputation for professional, immaculately turned out chauffeurs, always ready to go the extra mile (if you’ll excuse the pun) along with our pristine Mercedes Benz vehicles.

We’ve also discovered some venues that people love for a variety of reasons, whether it be the setting, value for money or the fact that it’s a grand stately home.

Here are some of our favourites, along with why we (and countless couples) love them.

Highcliffe Castle

Spectacular cliff top views await you at this formidable Grade 1 listed castle, complete with unhindered access to a golden sandy beach. The staterooms hold upwards of 100 guests and, they specialise in winter weddings (or civil ceremonies) in the opulent Wintergarden, so, no matter what the season, Highcliffe Castle will never disappoint. Being a non-profit, they offer great value for money, especially for such a grand setting. More information on Highcliffe Castle’s Weddings can be found here:

The Italian Villa

Voted the ‘World’s Most Popular Wedding Venue’ in 2015 by the International Wedding Industry Expert Awards, this sumptuous location offers you the chance to have your ceremony performed overlooking the immaculately kept Italian Gardens. Whilst the catering is world-class, it truly is the gardens that will delight you and help you to create memorable, dramatic wedding photographs – and what’s more, you can have the venue exclusively on your wedding day.

Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel

If you’re looking to get married at a seaside location without really travelling, this is the place to choose.

With space for up to 500 guests, stunning views across the bay, and an array of different rooms and spaces for your wedding, having already arranged to arrive in style with one of our professional chauffeurs, your only choice will be which of the fantastic facilities (for example, the outdoor pool or the spa, healthy & beauty rooms) to try first.

A truly special place, right by the sea!

Hethfelton House

Who wouldn’t want the Downton Abbey experience on their wedding day? Imagine being chauffeur-driven by Elite Travel Services, pulling up in the driveway, just like the Crawley family, your every need catered for? In this stately home setting, you can! Part of the Jim Cronin Memorial Fund, Hethfelton House offers magnificent greenery, woodland and parkland and, you can enjoy it for just the day or for the weekend.

There’s an added bonus in that by having your wedding at Hethfelton House, you’re supporting the important conservation work that the charity is famous for. More information on Hethfelton House can be found here:

The Connaught Hotel

This venue is described by as one of the best wedding venues in Bournemouth because they’ve built a reputation as experts when it comes to hosting wedding ceremonies and receptions. There will never be more than one wedding at a time, so you’re guaranteed exclusive attention on your big day. The reviews for the Connaught on TripAdvisor speak for themselves, so don’t just take our word for it, we encourage you to see for yourselves.

And there we have it, five of our favourite Bournemouth wedding venues, as recommend by the clients of Dorset’s premier wedding chauffeur, Elite Travel Services.