Wedding venue in Bournemouth with accommodation


The Connaught Hotel and Spa is located on Bournemouth’s West Cliff, minutes from the beach, and with great road and rail access to the wider south coast, as well as London.

Our luxury hotel also offers 81 stylishly appointed hotel rooms – perfect for visiting friends and family travelling in for the big day. If you’d like to treat yourself and your guests to a hotel with swimming pool, gym, sauna and steam room, we could be the wedding venue in Dorset that you’re looking for.

At The Connaught Hotel and Spa, your wedding is just that – yours. But we don’t expect you to go it alone. Our team works tirelessly to ensure that every detail is carried out to perfection.

We understand that weddings are about feelings, not words, so we would highly recommend booking an appointment for a viewing. We’ll share our top wedding tips with you and answer any questions that you may have, whether you just want to poke your head through the door for an informal chat or have a full tour of our boutique hotel.

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Wedding reception Venue

We have two dedicated  suites for your wedding reception, both located in The Connaught Lodge, which is a separate building away from holidaying guests in the main hotel.

The Boardroom is perfect if you’re looking for a small wedding venue, or our Franklyn Suite which can accommodate weddings of 60-100 guests for the wedding breakfast and 60-130 guests for your evening reception.

The Franklyn Suite is the perfect party room for a Bournemouth wedding. With a private entrance, private bar & lounge, natural daylight, beautiful chandeliers and a large dance floor for you and your guests to dance the night away. Plus direct access to our beautiful tropical gardens, ideal for your guests to grab some fresh air and enjoy a quiet drink outside.

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The Ceremony

Say “I do” at The Connaught Hotel and Spa Bournemouth with a choice of rooms or private garden, licensed for weddings and civil ceremonies. Ceremonies typically take place in Blakes, with its beautiful high ceilings and crystal chandeliers it’s the perfect room for up to 60 guests.

For larger numbers, the Connaught Suite is flooded with natural daylight, and is a neutral room that you can put your own stamp on for your wedding day – ideal for up to 120 guests.

We’re one of the few hotels licensed for both indoor and outdoor weddings in Bournemouth. The happy couple will say their vows in front of our baby blue beach hut, nestled between two palm trees in the privacy of our Connaught Hotel and Spa garden. With the beach just a few minutes away, getting married outside in this beautiful setting feels like the right thing to do!

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Wedding Breakfast

What’s a wedding without food and drink? At The Connaught Hotel and Spa Bournemouth we know how much your wedding breakfast matters, which is why our hotel chefs have created a menu full of flavoursome options.

With speciality dishes for dietary requirements and dedicated choices catering for younger members of your party. Ensuring no guest goes home hungry when it comes to your big day.

If there’s something that you would like for your wedding breakfast or evening reception we’re very flexible, our menus are just a starting point. And our experienced chefs can cater for any special dietary requirements.

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Rooms

We know that when you’re looking for places to get married in Bournemouth, it’s important to consider where your guests can stay. As a 4 star hotel we’re ideally placed to host your wedding and your guests too.

Our rooms are divided between our main hotel and our neighbouring Connaught Lodge. Offering private ensuite facilities, and complimentary cooked breakfast, together with full use of our spa and swimming pool.

If you’re looking for an “exclusively yours” Bournemouth wedding, why not book all 28 rooms in the Connaught Lodge for your wedding guests!

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Watch video tour of our wedding venue


During lockdown, visiting wedding venues for a show-around wasn’t possible, but we still wanted to show you what it’s like to hold your wedding at The Connaught Hotel and Spa. So we put our creative hats on and filmed a short video tour for you!

Although the hotel is now back open for show-arounds, we thought you might still find the video interesting to watch.

We hope that this video, along with all the photographs of the venue fully dressed for a wedding, are enough to give you a taste of what to expect from our stunning wedding venue.

Take the tour and then contact us with your dates. We’ll check availability and put the dates on hold for you until you can see the hotel in person.

Wedding Packages


The Connaught Hotel wedding packages offer everything to make your day complete – from a custom wedding breakfast to a DJ who’ll fill the dance floor. So if you’re looking for a hotel wedding venue in Bournemouth, tie the knot with us and your wedding won’t just be unique, it’ll be the day you’ve always dreamed of.

All of our wedding packages include a red carpet arrival, welcome drinks for your guests, chair covers, sashes, coloured napkins, coloured uplighters, wine with dinner, something bubbly for the toasts, award-winning food and fantastic entertainment.

There are no hidden extras, but if you would like any help with your finishing touches we can help with your flowers, balloons and favours, whether it’s just ideas or arranging all the small details for you. We’re more than happy to tailor our packages to suit your individual needs, just get in touch and talk to us about your requirements.

If you’re looking for beautiful wedding venues, Bournemouth certainly gives you plenty to choose from. But you can’t get much more beautiful than The Connaught Hotel and Spa.

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Come and see for yourself why we’re one of the most popular hotel wedding venues in Bournemouth.

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