Gay-Friendly / Same-Sex / LGBTQ Wedding Venues in Dorset
Reasons to Get Married in Dorset
So you’re getting married… congrats! Whether it was you who plucked up the courage to ask, or just the lucky one who said yes, now you can start on planning one of the most important days of your life. While wedding stress is incredibly real, at Pink Wedding Venues, we work hard to relieve some of the stress, meaning you have more time to spend on fun things such as menu tasting and planning the invite list. We’ve compiled a list of the best gay-friendly wedding venues, meaning all you have to do is choose your favourite. They’re nicely arranged into counties, so if you haven’t already got your heart set on which county you want to tie the knot in, why not consider Dorset?
Down in the South West, Dorset is primarily known for its beaches, and for being incredibly picturesque. In fact, over half the county is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. However, it’s not as ‘far away’ as Devon and Cornwall, meaning its more easily accessible for anyone coming to your wedding from the South East. As well as being home to some of the most stunning beaches in the UK, there are heaps of green spaces in Dorset, as well as inner-town locations in which you can say your vows. So, whether you’ve got your heart set on cosmopolitan, country or coastal – you’ve got it all in Bournemouth.
There is also a selection of castles in Dorset that you can get married in. Picture this: looking out from a castle across the gorgeous ocean on a stunning warm day, next to your partner and surrounded by your loved ones. Doesn’t that sound like the perfect day?! If you’re not after a coastal wedding – or don’t fancy the idea of a castle – there are also lots of more low-key wedding venues, such as cosy barns and beautiful outdoor vineyards. There’s no shortage of hotels and manor houses/estates to suit your every need – most of which are surrounded by acres of land and make the perfect backdrop for your special day.
If you still aren’t convinced – and by now you should be! – here are some interesting facts about Dorset to sweeten the deal.
- Anyone into literature will be interested to be interested to know that famous author Thomas Hardy was born in Dorset. He set a lot of his novels here, and drew inspiration from the countryside.
- Poole Harbour is the largest natural harbour in Britain. It was first formed during the Ice Age when a valley was filled by rising seas.
- Dorset is home to one of the spiciest chilis in the world! The Dorset Naga is so hot that you have to wear gloves when you
For information on the legalities of getting married (Eg. Informing the registrar of your "Intent to Marry") please look at the Dorset Council's Website