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Wedding Venues – Dorset

Last in our series Wedding Venues in the West Country will take a look at Dorset – will one of these catch your eye?  Do you want your wedding to ooze a touch of history, or bring an Italian flare to the day?  Or is simple but elegant more your style.  The four wedding venues that we are focusing on are only a small part of a huge selection, so we have dedicated one of our Pinterest boards to Wedding Venues in Dorset, and included many more.


Forde Abbey

The Abbey is surrounded by 30 acres of award-winning gardens, which would no doubt make a beautiful backdrop for not only your wedding ceremony and reception, but for those all-important photographs. This remarkable stately home, was first founded in 1141 as a monastery, and is now the place to say I do if your wedding day is to be one of grandeur.  It is also good to know that if you choose to have your wedding on a weekend, the house is exclusively yours for that time.

Further details can be found at Forde Abbey.


The Italian Villa

This wedding venue was the best Wedding Venue in Dorset last year, so couples will already feel relaxed knowing that if they were to choose The Italian Villa, they would not be disappointed.  The Italian Villa is set amongst 10 acres of skilfully manicured gardens at the renowned Compton Acres, and brings its own magic to your special day.  Brides will be delighted at the prospect of having 3 floors of elegance just to themselves – although they may just have to share one with the bridegroom and guests.  This spectacular wedding venue is the only one of its kind in the UK […]

We all love a wood fired pizza!

There was a time when every party, special occasion or wedding you went to had all the same meals on the menu and finger foods on the buffet table. That was the ‘norm’ back then. Nowadays anything goes and that includes what type of food you and your guests should get to eat on your Special Day.  Newly engaged couples are thinking outside the box and going for a menu that is a little different and one that compliments their day rather than stands out for all the wrong reasons.

A popular choice, and definitely one to add to your list if you’re planning on going al fresco is a Wood Fired Pizza and an option Lyme Bay Field Kitchen has included on their Wedding Menu for 2014.  Imagine sipping a cool glass of something delicious with the tantalising aromas of freshly cooked wood fired pizza floating all around you.  Doesn’t it make your mouth water just thinking about it? They will also be very different from the pizzas you’ve previously tasted, unless you’re already a lover of pizzas cooked in the traditional way. A pizza worth serving to your guests should be a pizza cooked in no other way but in a wood fired oven. It will also make for a great topic of conversation and you will see plenty of eyes, young and old, watching the chefs preparing the pizzas before expertly popping them into the wood fired ovens. You can bet guests won’t take their eyes off those ovens until it is time to take the pizza back out again. Can you hear the stampede rushing towards the smoky aromas? Your guests will be coming back for more, and more. It’s a good job […]