Durlston Castle


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Durlston Country Park National Nature Reserve is a wonderful site, an exemplar of conservation for public enjoyment, with 250,000 visitors each year coming to enjoy the spectacular scenery & wildlife.

Durlston Castle at a Glance

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£785 - £5500
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Unique Venue
Same-Sex Weddings
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Seated Capacity
Up to 85
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Reception Capacity
Up to 120
Durlston Country Park is a beautiful wedding venue, situated just 1 mile from the seaside town of Swanage, the renovated Durlston Castle is set in a fabulous 340acres of countryside and clifftop paradise. The Victorian Durlston Castle is set on the top of an impressive headland jutting out into the sea, surrounded by on three sides by high cliffs on bordered by mature woodland on the other. The glass-sided Belvedere room situated on top of the Castle has stunning views of Old Harry Rocks, The Isle of Wight and the English Channel. Belvedere is an exquisite location for an intimate wedding and an after-ceremony drinks and canapes on the exclusive roof terrace. The stunning Gallery with its wall of glass doors fi situated on the sunny south facing side of the Castle overlooking the sea and the Great Globe. The Gallery is licensed for wedding ceremonies and with its exclusive grassed amphitheatre and terrace it is also an ideal location for a wedding breakfast and reception. Pricing Category : ModerateMinimum Price : 785Reception Capacity ( Indoor / Outdoor ) : 120Seated Dining Capacity ( Indoor or Outdoor ) : 85HistoricCastle View More
Wedding Contact : Polly Smith <[email protected]>Number of People In Team : 5No of Weddings Hosted : Number of Weddings Hosted - Betwen 10 and 30Location : CoastalNearest Town : SwanageNearest Airport : BournemouthNearest Motorway : M27Nearest Train Station : Wareham or BournemouthLandmarkUnique Wedding VenueAffordableUnusualIn House DancefloorCeremony LicenceAlcohol LicenseCorkage ChargeBartendingExternal Catering PermittedIn House CateringPre-Wedding ConsultationSeated MealSet UpTables And Chairs ProvidedSound Systems Available Full Service PlanningOn The Day Wedding CoordinationPublic Liability InsuranceDisabled AccessGrade Listed BuildingIn House Wedding CoordinatorLandscaped GardensOnsite ParkingOutdoor SpacePet FriendlyWater ViewGreat ViewsLovely GroundsGarden OutdoorMuseum AttractionSame-Sex View Less

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Contact Polly our wedding planner to arrange a no obligation consultation [email protected]

We have very limited weekend availability Gallery weddings in the summer months.

Belvedere weddings dates are very flexible.

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Diana S
Calm and natural
I had the privilege of being recommended by Polly to a bride and groom in Canada, who were in need of a celebrant for their wedding blessing ceremony at Durlston Castle and what a privilege it was! Polly's calm nature and expert knowledge and support were invaluable when we had quite a few additional considerations both at the rehearsal beforehand and on the day itself. Everything ran perfectly, with not only a very happy bride and groom but incredibly happy and appreciative guests as well. Thank you Polly and all at Durlston Castle - can't wait to work with you again!

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Heather D
It was perfect!
Thank you Blue Bay events for your part in making our wedding so perfect. Polly always had answers to our many questions and a solution to any problems. Patient and professional she was a star running the day for us so we could relax and enjoy it. Thank you so much. Durlston castle is such an amazing venue x
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Jane P
The help was invaluable
Durlston Castle was a fabulous venue for our daughter's wedding. The catering provided through Seventhwave was excellent and the input from Polly the wedding planner, (Blue Bay events) was invaluable. Special thanks to all their staff for making it such a memorable occasion. Visited gallery (very informative) and cafe for tea a couple of days later and had same warm welcome. Don't forget to visit the Globe and the Lighthouse.


Visit England Awards for Excellence 2020 - Accessibility and Inclusivity
Visit England Awards for Excellence 2020 - Accessibility and Inclusivity
Green Flag Award
Green Flag Award


UKbride Approved Supplier
UKbride Approved Supplier
Accredited Country Park
Accredited Country Park


Durlston Castle, Lighthouse Road, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 2JL

Durlston Castle

  • Durlston Castle
  • Lighthouse Road
  • Swanage
  • Dorset
  • BH19 2JL
  • United Kingdom

Meet the Wedding Coordinator

Polly Smith

One of the best parts about being a wedding planner is that no wedding is the same as the last, but we always start with a friendly face to face consultation, then work with you from your initial planning stages, to final clear down’.