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The Castle has become the venue of choice for weddings in Purbeck - with unparalleled views from the clifftops out over Durlston Bay and across to the Isle of Wight, it’s not hard to see why! Both the Gallery and the Belvedere are licensed for civil weddings, with many couples choosing to have their ceremony in the glass-sided Belvedere on top of the Castle followed by their reception in the Gallery.

We are thrilled to now offer couples the flexibility of a marquee wedding up at the Learning Centre. Marquee's come in all shapes and sizes to suit your style and number of guests. The main room of the Learning Centre is also included in the package.

For full detail of availability and prices please contact our Wedding Planner, Polly Smith, of Blue Bay Events at, call 01929 509900 or visit their website



“Thank you! It was the most fabulous day - and we really can't thank you enough for everything you did for us"


"We feel we were so lucky with the day and the venue was fantastic"


"We had an amazing wedding at Durlston Castle , and wow what an amazing venue! The staff were amazing and it is a day that will be in our hearts forever!"


“We would love to say a huge thank you for Saturday. We had an amazing day all thanks to yourself and everyone at Durlston, it was the exactly how we wanted it, relaxed and full of laughter (wasn't expecting so much during the ceremony though) The castle and restaurant looked beautiful, especially up in the belvedere"


"The Gallery Room was set up beautifully for the wedding ceremony and when we all returned from having our champagne in the Belvedere Room the Gallery Room had been transformed with the tables set out just how we had requested. We had a perfect day, all our guests commented on how well the day had gone and how much they enjoyed themselves, and even the sun shone for us! Thank you again to you and your team for such a wonderful day.”