Everyone has their own idea of what makes the ‘perfect’ wedding. You may not want the traditional church wedding with a formal sit down dinner. You may want something that is just a little bit different, more unique, a bit moreYou.

So why not consider an outdoor wedding in the beautiful Dorset countryside? What can you do to make this unusual, I hear you ask? Well there are various ways to make it special it depends on your vibe.

What type of wedding?

Not a traditional option in the slightest, but lots of fun none the less, is a festival wedding. Festivals are great events for the music lover and bohemian party goer. More casual than the traditional formal weddings with plenty of fun, creativity and glamping. This growing trend is becoming a firm favourite with the modern couple.

You may wish to have a circus theme with fire dancers, jugglers and acrobats to entertain your guests. Lots of bright colours and vibrancy will really liven up the day and night.

Would you like a hand-fasting ceremony incorporating the beauty of nature in every aspect of the day? A woodland wedding is the perfect setting for this. You may even want to add sparkly wings to your outfits!

Perhaps you are thinking of a more gentle, rustic feeling that is more warm and cozy. With guests seated on hay bales, big comfy cushions and surrounded by pretty fairy lights.

Camping is great fun to do, but why settle for a little tent when you could Glamp it up in our beautiful teepees.  There is no need to ‘rough it’ even if you want to enjoy that rustic, back-to-nature vibe.

Add Your Style

So you want a themed wedding, but what type floats your boat? Are you thinking rustic woodland, shabby chic, enchanted fairy, Glastonbury music style or maybe circus fun?

Live music is a must for a festival wedding and we have plenty of space for your chosen band(s) to set up. The beauty of our venue is that we don’t have any neighbours for you to worry about, so you can turn up the volume and party through the night!

Once you have picked your theme, planning your wedding becomes much easier. You can tailor all aspects from the invitations to the food, decor and entertainment to suit. Live music, live performers, wrist bands, tickets instead of invitations… get creative with your theme.

It’s the small touches that make the occasion great. Think about what you will be wearing, adding a photo booth, festoon lighting, fireworks, wellies or flip flops for the guests, balloons, all the little touches that make it more in tune with your theme.

The Venue

Here at Moonacre weddings, we have beautiful woodlands for the ceremony set in over 5 acres of stunning unspoilt countryside in the heart of Dorset.

We have all the facilities you need such as toilet, running hot water and showers. As well as fire pits, festoon lighting, comfy sofas, beautiful glamping accommodation and marquees for the wedding itself.


We can provide full wedding breakfast of your choice, plus there are areas for barbecues. Or you can hire your own caterer to complete the theme of the wedding.

We are fully licensed for music and alcohol, so your guests can toast the happy couple and enjoy the whole experience.

Whatever you choose, remember that your wedding day is about you and your partner. It is your day, so don’t hold back, have the wedding that will bring you the most joy.

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