By Jake Moore
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Wedding Photographer / Surf Photographer
My own independent wedding venue reviews based on more than 6 years wedding photography experience in and around Bournemouth, Dorset.
Kingston Country Courtyard, Nr Corfe
Breathtaking views, excellent service from Bobbie and her team... Perfect
The Miramar, Bournemouth
Stunning. One of my favourite places to shoot a wedding with the outdoor ceremony
Boscombe Chine Hotel
The feel of exclusivity and easy access to the beach
Burley Manor Hotel, New Forest
A fantastic hotel with perfect service, grounds and location
The Langton Arms, near Wimborne and Blandford
Beautifully remote and picturesque. And for a great price!
Christchurch Harbour Hotel
Beautiful setting, and lovely wedding photo opportunities in the garden and jetty. Perfect size evening room and excellent food too.
Incredible gardens but watch out for the planes overhead at the reading of the vows!
The Royal Bath Hotel, Bournemouth
Great food and location but no exclusivity
Athelhampton House, Nr Dorchester
A beautiful 15th century house with beautiful gardens
The Harbour Heights Hotel, Poole
Excellent views and food and perfect for smaller weddings.
The Tudor Grange Hotel, Bournemouth
Great looking hotel and perfect for smaller weddings
Amazing scenery with many wedding photo opportunities
The East Close Hotel, The New Forest
Excellent venue which meets all requirements
Set in lovely grounds with access to the beach - if you're quick!
Upton Country Park, Poole
Beautiful gardens and fantastic ceremony room
Salterns Marina, Poole
Great food but little space outside for photo opportunities
The Captain's Club, Christchurch
Only one room is offered to the wedding party for the whole day.
Chettle House, Nr Blandford
Incredible House, marque, food, location, the lot! Perfect.
Chewton Glen, New Forest
Lovely location, expensive drink prices for the guests
The Haven Hotel, Sandbanks
Excellent location situated in the world famous Sandbanks with great beach wedding photo opportunities
The Lord Bute, Highcliffe
Cosy, good food and service.
The Grange at Oborne, Nr Sherborne
One of the most accommodating hotels and staff I have ever come across.
Canford School, Wimborne
Fantastic venue that feels like Hogwarts!