Your Hampshire and Dorset Wedding - July/August 2022 (Issue 93)

THE CONNAUGHT HOTEL AND SPA For those looking for toes-in-the-sand just-wed shots, this seaside venue is only a five-minute walk from the beach. Located on Bournemouth’s West Cliff, the four-star luxury boutique hotel is ideal for couples planning a weekend-long celebration with everything needed right on the doorstep. Check out: LORD BUTE Framed under a canopy of trees, the Lord Bute is set within the original grounds of Highcliffe Castle. In keeping with the venue’s history, the majestic 18th-century entrance lodges now form part of the venue’s grand exterior and provides impressive bridal suites. Imposing white pillars and archways add to a great first impression. Check out: CHRISTCHURCH HARBOUR HOTEL & SPA This idyllic boutique hotel is nestled right on the water’s edge of the picturesque Christchurch harbour. Just minutes from the beach, it’s perfect for couples looking to kick off their shoes for a romantic stroll by the sea post-vows. Check out: KINGSTON COUNTRY COURTYARD For those picturing their day in a stunning 16th-century Purbeck stone barn with a canopy of twinkly lights, this stunning venue is sure to tick the box. Set across two courtyards, Kingston Country Courtyard offers a wealth of charms and is licensed for weddings indoors and out – it’s a year-round winner. Check out: 19 REGIONAL VENUES