Your day – your way

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Wedding venue in Bournemouth with accommodation

The Connaught Hotel and Spa is located on Bournemouth’s West Cliff, just a few minutes’ walk from the beach – a beautiful backdrop for your newlywed photographs. We’re also just five minutes from the town centre, with great road and rail access to the wider south coast, as well as London.

Our luxury hotel offers 81 stylishly appointed hotel rooms – perfect for visiting friends and family travelling in for your big day. If you’d like to treat yourself and your guests to a hotel with a spa, swimming pool, 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 small wedding venues in Bournemouth, 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.

A late night snack is always needed towards the end of a busy wedding day. Our evening options not only taste amazing but look fantastic too! Choose from Street Bowl food to Picnic Baskets and keep the party going until the small hours.

To make your day truly unique, why not add a few little extras. If you’re thinking about a disco, photo booth, canapes, casino or sweet table, we’re here if you need our help arranging them for you.

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The Ceremony

Say “I do” at The Connaught Hotel and Spa Bournemouth with a choice of three stunning suites or our private gardens.

Blakes is perfect room for your ceremony if you’re looking for an intimate wedding venue. With its beautiful high ceilings and crystal chandeliers it seats up to 60 guests.

For larger numbers, The Connaught Suite and The Franklyn Suite are both flooded with natural daylight and are neutral rooms that you can put your own stamp on for your wedding day. Ideal for up to 130 guests.

We’re one of the few hotels licensed for both indoor and outdoor weddings in Bournemouth. You could say your vows outdoors in our Courtyard Garden 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! Our Courtyard Garden can accommodate up to 70 guests. We’ll also reserve Blakes as wet weather option for you.

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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 talented team of AA Rosette chefs have created a menu full of flavoursome options.

Wedding breakfasts are held in your choice of three suites, with the largest being able to accommodate up to 100 guests.

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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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 boutique hotel we’re ideally placed to host your wedding and your guests too.

Our bedrooms 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.

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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 offer small wedding packages, ideal with the current government restrictions in place. And we’re able to tailor all of our wedding packages to suit your individual needs, just get in touch and talk to us about your requirements.

We offer the following wedding packages:


Drinks Reception – Glass of bucks fizz or orange juice
Wedding Breakfast – Thee course set menu
Wine – A glass of wine with the meal
Toast Drink – A glass of sparkling wine


Drinks Reception – Glass of Pimm’s, bottled beer or orange juice
Wedding Breakfast – Three course choice menu
Wine – Half a bottle of wine
Toast Drink – A glass of sparkling wine
Little Extras – Printed place cards, table plans and menus


Drinks Reception – Two glasses of Pimm’s, bottled beer or homemade lemonade
Canapes – Four canapes
Wedding Breakfast – Three course choice menu
Wine – Half a bottle of wine
Toast Drink – A glass of prosecco
Little Extras – Printed place cards, table plans and menus


Drinks Reception – Gin and tonic station, bottled beer, homemade lemonade (90 mins)
Canapes – Six canapes
Wedding Breakfast – Four course choice menu
Wine – Half a bottle of wine
Toast Drink – A glass of champagne
Little Extras – Printed place cards, table plans and menus

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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.

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

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