Venues blurb Peamore_975730561_nWedding Venues in Dorset & Hampshire

Whether you hold your wedding reception in a stately home, hotel, village hall or your favourite pub, it’s going to be the best party of your life, so to avoid any misunderstanding, always confirm every detail in writing.
Wherever you choose, make sure there’s enough space for your guests in the room itself and enough parking spaces outside for their cars.

Try to opt for a reception venue which is reasonably close to where you are holding the ceremony – no problem if you’re marrying at a licensed venue and holding wedding and reception under one roof.

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If you’re planning a hotel reception, have a meal there before you make the booking, so you can check on the food and the service, as well as the atmosphere and the facilities.
Many hotels will offer a host of additional services, included in the cost of the reception – from a red carpet welcome to fresh flowers on the tables, from the services of a toastmaster to the hire of a cake stand and knife, from complementary wedding night accommodation for the bride and groom to special rates for wedding guests who want to stay overnight. Some will even invite you back for a complementary celebration dinner on your first wedding anniversary.

Check exactly what is offered and make sure you get a written list. Wherever you choose to hold your reception, find out during what times the rooms – and bar facilities – will be available. If you’re using a village hall and your own caterers, for instance, you will need access early in the day to set up decorations, flowers and your cake and you may need a drinks licence for your bar, which the committee will have to apply for on your behalf. Check also whether you have to hire crockery, cutlery, glasses, tables and chairs.
If you’re having small children at your wedding, find out whether there’s a separate room where they can be entertained and think of providing a mobile creche so both you and their parents can relax and enjoy the day without having to worry about them.

BRANKSOME DENE

Branksome Dene Promenade, Pinewood road, Poole BH13 6LP
Tel: 01202 708181
Email: beachoffice@poole.gov.uk

Website: www.boroughofpoole.com/beaches

Licensed for civil ceremonies, this affordable venue can accommodate up to 50 seated guests for an intimate and personal celebration.  It is booked on a room-only basis to host weddings, receptions or both and allows you the flexibility to dress the venue as simply or as lavishly as you like in your own style or theme.  After the ceremony, guests can make their way onto the patio area to celebrate with drinks and canapés while you have direct access to the beach to have your special photos taken.

If you’re staying on to host your reception here too, the patio is an deal location to set up a bar, hog roast or BBQ. A marquee can also be erected in front of the building to accommodate additional evening guests.

THE CUMBERLAND HOTEL

27 East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth BH1 3AF
Tel:  01202 298350
Email: sales@oceanahotels.co.uk

Website: www.oceanaeventsbournemouth.co.uk

Wedding packages at The Cumberland Hotel are different. They have been designed to offer couples the opportunity to design their own food and drink package. Menus and food have been chosen to reflect classics and new contemporary favourites. Great care is taken to select fresh produce and wines are also chosen to offer old world classics, new world favourites and even fair trade wines.

Once your event is planned by you and the dedicated, experienced wedding team, it will then be executed to the highest standards by the dynamic operational team, all fully trained in customer service. The Cumberland specialises in customising your big day to make it truly uniqueand caters for weddings from 40 to 200 guests, with smaller tailor-made weddings also available.

 

DUDSBURY GOLF CLUB HOTEL & SPA

64 Christchurch Road, Ferndown BH22 8ST
Tel: 01202 593499
Email: reception@dudsburygolfclub.co.uk

Website: www.dudsburygolfclub.co.uk

Fully licensed for civil ceremonies and handily located just minutes from Bournemouth International Airport, railway stations and close to major road links, Dudsbury is easily accessible for all your guests no matter where they are coming from.
You have the choice of exclusive use of either the 120-cover, award-winning restaurant with dance floor, bar and panoramic views or the Brabant function suite and bar. Services also include bespoke menus to suit, 160 acres of stunning landscaped grounds, a boutique hotel and spa, extensive car park and championship golf course.

THE GRANGE AT OBORNE

near Sherborne DT9 4LA
Tel:01935 813463
Email: 

Website: www.thegrangeatoborne.co.uk

Family-run hotel, nestled in the Dorset countryside and an ideal venue for civl weddings, partnerships and wedding receptions.

HALLMARK  HOTEL BOURNEMOUTH CARLTON

East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth BH1 3DN
Tel: 0330 028 34110
Email: bournemouth.events@hallmarkhotels.co.uk

Website: www.hallmarkhotels.co.uk/carlton

Set in stunning landscaped gardens and with a wedding gazebo for beautiful outdoor weddings, Bournemouth’s Hallmark Hotels provide exquisite surroundings for your wedding or reception or both. A selection of function suites caters for anything from 12 to 180 guests and you can be guaranteed that the food will be superb and the service will be excellent. A perfect location for wedding photos on the beach, there’s a dedicated wedding co-ordinator, a complimentary room for the happy couple and plenty of room for guests who want to stay over. All-incusive packages are available.

HALLMARK  HOTEL BOURNEMOUTH EAST CLIFF

East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth BH1 3DN
Tel: 0330 028 34110
Email: bournemouth.events@hallmarkhotels.co.uk

Website: www.hallmarkhotels.co.uk/east-cliff

Set in stunning landscaped gardens and with a wedding gazebo for beautiful outdoor weddings, Bournemouth’s Hallmark Hotels provide exquisite surroundings for your wedding or reception or both. A selection of function suites caters for anything from 12 to 180 guests and you can be guaranteed that the food will be superb and the service will be excellent. A perfect location for wedding photos on the beach, there’s a dedicated wedding co-ordinator, a complimentary room for the happy couple and plenty of room for guests who want to stay over. All-incusive packages are available.

HOOKE COURT

near Beaminster, West Dorset DT8 3NX
Tel: 01308 862260
Email: 

Website: www.venuehiredorset.co.uk

A choice of five venues for your marriage ceremony from an intimate occasion for 20 guests in front of a roaring log fire to a candlelit ceremony with a mediaeval feel or a glamorous occasion for 200 friends and family. Choose from a list of recommended suppliers or ask Hooke Court to organise the event for you.

HOTEL ROYALE

16 Gervis Road, Bournemouth BH1 3EQ
Tel:  01202 298350
Email: sales@oceanahotels.co.uk

Website: www.oceanaeventsbournemouth.co.uk

For the perfect wedding venue in Bournemouth, you’ll love the elegant Hotel Royale. Whatever you want on the big day or whatever the size of your party, they’ll make it happen. There’s a modern, airy function room with a dance floor and private bar, which can accommodate up to 180 guests for your ceremony and wedding breakfast. For medium-sized or more intimste parties, there are two further suites and the beautiful gardens provide a perfect backdrop for your pictures. Incredible food, unrivalled service and every occasion made to measure, just contact the wedding co-ordinator for more details.

 

THE ITALIAN VILLA

Compton Acres, 164 Canford Cliffs Road, Poole BH13 7ES
Tel: 01202 816074
Email: 

Website: www.the-italian-villa.co.uk

Runner-Up in the International Wedding Expert Awards (making it the second most popular all-inclusive wedding venue in the world), the Italian Villa offers three floors of unrivalled elegance set in 10 acres of manicured gardens. Yours exclusively for your day, it is licensed for civil ceremonies and accommodates intimate receptions for up to 60 or more relaxed gathering of up to 180. Catering is by award-winning Beales Gourmet.

 

KINGSTON COUNTRY COURTYARD

Kingston, Corfe Castle BH20 5LR
Tel: 01929 481066
Email: relax@kingstoncountrycourtyard.com

Website: www.kingstoncountrycourtyard.com

Licensed for civil ceremonies and catering for wedding breakfasts for up to 130 people and evening parties for up to 175, Kingston Country Courtyard is available for exclusive use. This is your opportunity to get away from the ‘package’ approach and design your own day, however formal or informal.
The 18th century Purbeck stone barn has been beautifully restored and the catering team has over 20 years’ experience. Two wedding co-ordinators will work closely with you and there are 25 bedrooms for your guests.

KINGSTON MAURWARD

near Dorchester DT2 8PY
Tel: 01305 215050
Email: weddings@kmc.ac.uk

Website: www.kingstonmaurward.com/weddings

A 17th century house and gardens, beautifully situated with a scenic lake, extensive lawns and formal gardens providing the ideal backdrop to a wonderful day. With its parkland approach and sweeping drive, the Georgian mansion house and ornate rooms set the scene for a civil ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening reception.
See the venue for yourself at their regular wedding fairs in February and October.

MACDONALD BOTLEY PARK HOTEL & SPA

Winchester Road, Boorley Green, Southampton SO32 2UA
Tel: 0344 879 9034
Email: specialevents.botleypark@macdonald-hotels.co.uk

Website: www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk/weddings

One of the finest four-star hotels on Southampton, set in a beautiful location and offering superbfacilities. The hotel is licensed for civil ceremonies and is currently offering an exceptional wedding package, including floral centrepieces, a luxury three-tier cake, drinks package, three course meal, evening buffet and disco for just £3,995 for 60 guests.

MACDONALD ELMERS COURT HOTEL

South Baddesley Road, New Forest SO41 5ZB
Tel: 0344 879 9060
Email: specialevents.elmerscourt@macdonald-hotels.co.uk

Website: www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk/weddings

Set in 23 acres of landscaped grounds, this 19th century manor house combines modern day luxury with original character and features. Licensed for civil ceremonies both indoors and out, it provides spectacular photograph opportunities all year round.

There are magnificent views over the Solent and guests can enjoy Champagne and canapes on the Queeen Mary Lawn in the summer of the cosy Tudor-style Music Bar in winter, retiring to the grand Ballroom for a sumptuous wedding breakfast.

Ask about their special winter wedding offer: £3,000 for 50 day and evening guests, including a drinks package, three course wedding breakfast and evening buffet.

THE MAYFAIR HOTEL

Bath Road, Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 2NW
Tel: 01202 551983
Email: info@themayfair.com

Website: www.themayfair.com

This modern and stylish hotel provides a perfect wedding venue in Dorset for this important day in your life. Located in tree-lined Bath Road in the exclusive East Cliff area of Bournemouth, The Mayfair is licensed for civil ceremonies. These can be held in the tranquil surroundings of the Garden Room or outside under the leafy canopy of the secluded Greek themed courtyard garden (weather permitting).

THE GARDEN ROOM

This elegant Banqueting Room is full of light from the picture windows overlooking the private courtyard garden. It is licensed for civil ceremonies and is also suitable for wedding receptions for up to 70 guests. In the evening the room is transformed, creating an intimate atmosphere away from other hotel guests, with its own private bar and dance floor.

For a truly special ceremony say ‘I do’ in the hotel’s Garden of the Greek Gods – weather permitting. The Wedding Pavilion sits under the trees on the terrace and your guests can be seated in the sheltered courtyard surrounded by flowering plants and trees.

THE LEMON TREE RESTAURANT

This stylish room, tastefully decorated throughout with sparkling chandeliers and large picture windows, is the perfect choice for the larger wedding reception. It can comfortably seat 90 guests with space for a large top table..

MERLEY HOUSE

Merley House Lane, Wimborne BH21 3AA
Tel: 01202 885024
Email: enquiries@merleyhouseevents.co.uk

Website: www.merleyhouseevents.co.uk

A stunning 18th century Georgian manor house offering exclusivity for you and your guests an a friendly personal service tailored to your needs. Classic entrance hall and dramatic staircase; four state rooms on the ground floor each individually decorated with period features, enchanting ceilings and impressive fireplaces. On the first floor is the bridal suite and no fewer than three balconies.

Packages to suit every budget and discounts for weekday and winter weddings.

 

 

NORFOLK ROYALE HOTEL

Richmond Hill, Bournemouth BH2 6EN
Tel: 01202 551521
Email: events@norfolkroyale-hotel-bournemouth.com

Website: www.thenorfolkhotel.co.uk

Situated in the heart of Bournemouth, the four star Norfolk Royale has been fully restored to reflect its original Edwardian grandeur. It’s the perfect choice for weddings and receptions of all styles and sizes. Conveniently close to no fewer than nine churches, it also has a civil ceremony licence, so you can hold your entire wedding celebration under one roof if you choose. The Norfolk Royale can offer a selection of reception venues from small intimate dining rooms to period reception rooms, banqueting suites and multi- purpose function rooms and welcomes weddings from 10 to 250 guests.

There’s a tented Secret Garden and it’s an easy walk to Bournemouth beach for those all-important photographs.

 

 

OAKLEY HALL

Rectory Road, Oakley RG23 7EL
Tel: 01256 783350
Email: enquiries@oakleyhall-park.com

Website: www.oakleyhall-park.com

Celebrate the most memorable day of your life at this beautiful hotel, set in over 300 acres of grounds. Whether you’re planning a small and intimate ceremony for close friends and family or need space for 100 guests, there’s the choice of six elegant rooms,  licensed for civil ceremoniess.
For larger weddings, the permanent marquee can hold up to 300 guests and during the warm summer months it can be opened up to provide even more space on the terrace and lawns.
Exclusive use  is available.

 

 

OCEANA HOTELS

The Cumberland, Suncliff, Ocean Beach, Hotel Royale and the Mayfair hotels, Bournemouth
Tel: 01202 298350
Email: sales@oceanahotels.co.uk

Website: www.oceanaeventsbournemouth.co.uk

With years of experience in creating the ideal wedding day, Oceana’s five individual hotels each have rooms licensed for civil ceremonies and cater for every size and style of wedding, with inclusive prices from just £1,999 right up to sky’s-the-limit. Dedicated chefs will prepare award-winning food for your big day, made with fresh produce from the best suppliers and with recipes from around the world. You can decide what goes on the menu, and our chefs can create meals that are traditional or modern, all guaranteed to be delicious and innovative.

Wedding co-ordinators are on hand to help you each step of the way during both the planning stage and the big day itself.Call for a complimentary show round.

 

POOLE GUILDHALL

Market Street, Poole BH15 1NF
Tel: 01202 633744
Email:

Website: www.poole.gov.uk

Built in 1761, the historic Guildhall in the heart of Poole’s old town provides a charming venue for weddings and other civic ceremonies. Its main features comprise a large ceremony room with beautiful chandeliers and enough space to accommodate up to 120 guests.  Outside, the eye-catching cast iron and stone staircase provide a grand backdrop for photographs.

SCAPLEN’S COURT

4 High Street, Poole BH15 1BW
Tel: 01202 262600
Email:

Website: www.poolemuseum.com/hire/weddings

A beautifully unique Grade I listed ancient building, providing a romantic and inspiring setting, Scaplen’s Court features exposed stone walls, medieval doorways, a charming courtyard and a delightful walled garden. Licensed for civil ceremonies, Scaplen’s Court offers you exclusive use and the variety of period rooms and pretty outdoor spaces ensure this historic venue is the ideal blank canvas for you to create your own individual and perfect day.
Choose your own suppliers, including free choice of caterers, so you really can create the type of occasion you want, be it a vintage afternoon tea, rustic-style buffet, elegant dinner or alfresco barbeque.

SOUTHAMPTON CITY ART GALLERY

Coldharbour, Wareham
Tel: 01929 552909
Email: museums@southampton.gov.uk

Website: www.southampton.gov.uk/museums

The gallery is one of the most stunning venues for ceremonies in the city. Paintings and sculptures provide a beautiful backdrop for couples seeking somewhere unique, with ample space for guests to enjoy this harmonious setting.

TUDOR HOUSE & GARDEN

Bugle Street, Southampton SO14 2AD
Tel: 02380 834536
Email: museums@southampton.gov.uk

Website: www.southampton.gov.uk/museums

Located in Southampton’s Old Town, Tudor House offers couples a unique and beautiful setting. From the 16th century Banqueting Hall, to the lovely Georgian Room overlooking the Tudor knot garden, the house and gardens provide the perfect backdrop for your special day.

UPTON HOUSE

Upton Country Park, Poole
Tel: 01202 262753
Email: weddingsuptonhouse@poole.gov.uk

Website: www.uptoncountrypark.com

Grand Grade II* listed Georgian mansion house, licensed for civil ceremonies and offering beautiful state rooms to accommodate any size of reception. Whether you hold your ceremony here or not, Upton House can be hired exclusively for your reception and fantastic in-house cateres will be delighted to discuss your tastes and budget to come up with the perfect menu.
Stunning wedding shots are taken in the grand entrance hall and beautiful parkland – or choose the walled garden or even Poole Harbour.

THE VICTORIAN BARN

Blandford Forum
Tel: 01258 817501
Email: weddings@thevictorianbarn.co.uk

Website: www.thevictorianbarn.co.uk

Licensed for civil ceremonies, the Victorian Barn offers a civil ceremony in the stunning Osborne Hall for up to 120 guests or the Garden Room for up to 200 guests. The Osborne Hall can seat up to 120 for a formal meal and up to 200 for a buffet and specialises in bespoke weddings designed to meet your exclusive requirements.

Working closely with a group of hand-picked local suppliers, The Victorian Barn can offer excellent food, discreet service, wonderful facilities and an impressive backdrop for your photographs. The Victorian Barn offers onsite luxury accommodation for up to 66 guests.

 

WESTGATE HALL

Southampton Old Town
Tel: 02380 834536
Email: museums@southampton.gov.uk

Website: www.southampton.gov.uk/museums

Set in the heart of Southampton’s Old Town, this 15th century timber-framed building provides a wonderful setting for ceremonies and receptions. With its vaulted ceilings and exposed beams, the hall has been restored to create a venue with outstanding character.