How to Book

How to Book your Wedding

We would always suggest that you start by arranging a visit to the Castle and meet with one of our team who will guide you through the days proceedings and introduce you to the charming surroundings at Highcliffe Castle.

Appointments are available 7 days a week and can be arranged by phone on 01425 278807
or by email at

Once you have visited the Castle to discuss the options for your special day, you can contact us to check availability for possible dates and times. This can also be done before or during your appointment..

 A provisional booking will be held for up to 14 days to enable you to arrange the rest of your day. This reservation can be made without a deposit and is without obligation, should you decide to hold your wedding at an alternative venue.

In order to confirm your booking, we require a non-refundable deposit and a completed,signed copy of the booking form. The booking forms can be found at the back of our brochure. By completing the booking form, you are signing to say that you have read, understood and agree to comply with Christchurch Borough Council's Standard Terms and Conditions of Hire, which are also detailed in our wedding brochure.

If you require a hard copy of our wedding brochure, please email

If, after 14 days, no booking form or payment has been received, we will contact you to ascertain if you wish to proceed
with your booking and if not, the provisional booking will be removed from the diary and made available for an alternative booking.

When you have agreed the date and time of your wedding ceremony with the Castle and paid your deposit you will then need to confirm your booking with Dorset Registration Service. Further information regarding the Registrars can be found on our Registrars Page.
 You may pay by Debit/Credit card, cash or cheque. Please make cheques payable to ‘Highcliffe Castle’

Alteration to your booking:
All cancellations and requests for alterations to the original booking must be made in writing. In the event that you are late arriving for your wedding and there is a risk of subsequent bookings being affected we reserve the right to cancel your wedding ceremony. No refunds will be made and the Castle will not be liable for any costs incurred. We recommend that all couples take out wedding insurance to cover you in the unlikely event of cancellation.

Please note:

• All prices are inclusive of VAT.
• Having a wedding or reception on site does not imply any exclusivity, the Castle and tearooms remain open until 5pm and members of the public are welcome in the grounds until gate closure time which changes seasonally, but is around dusk.