With a choice of ceremony rooms inside this unusual fan-shaped castle, a marquee site for a stylish private event and the castle’s lovely contemporary garden, Portland Castle will lift your special day into a truly unique and unforgettable occasion.
This superb historic location evokes memories of the people and events that have shaped it through the centuries, and is the ideal choice for your special celebrations, providing your day with a deeper, more meaningful quality.
Liberty Road, Castletown, Dorset - DT5 1AZ
Rooms and Capacities
Portland Castle & Grounds is available for private events and marquee receptions all year round.
Castle & Grounds
- Drinks: January-December (any 2.5hr period) Sat 10am-5pm: £950
- Drinks: January-December (any 2.5hr period) Sun-Fri 10am-5pm: £750
Castle & Grounds for a marquee
- Drinks & Dinner: January-December 4pm-12am: £1,500
Prices are exclusive of and subject to VAT. Prices are for venue hire only and are exclusive of catering, flowers, lighting and entertainment. Catering, florists, lighting and entertainment must be provided by English Heritage accredited suppliers. English Heritage reserves the right to amend prices at any time without notice.
As you arrive, the royal coat of arms of King Charles II greets you from the top of the Gateway and you enter the castle through a Tudor doorway. This originally housed a drawbridge to cross the moat which once encircled the castle.
With high windows, this light and airy room also has a fireplace where roaring log fires are lit.
Across the bridge over the moat, now planted with ornamental grasses and into the green oasis that is the Governor’s Garden, is the ideal location for photographs. You can then join your guests in a stylish marquee in a sheltered location beside the shore for your evening celebrations, where you can wine, dine and dance as the sun sets romantically over the sea.