WEDDING VENUE IN BOURNEMOUTH


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Your dream wedding venue in Bournemouth

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 a five minute walk from Bournemouth town centre.

Our luxury hotel offers 81 stylishly appointed hotel rooms, perfect for visiting friends and family travelling in for your big day.

ALL-INCLUSIVE WEDDINGS FROM £3,475 FOR 50 GUESTS

(£55 per person for additional guests)

Learn about our Wedding Bliss package

If you’d like to treat yourself and your guests to a hotel with a spa, swimming pool and specialist gin bar, we could be the wedding venue in Bournemouth that you’re looking for.

From the very first minute, you’ll be in the safe hands of our expert wedding team, who have worked on over 300 weddings in the last 10 years alone.

Join us for your personal show-around and we’ll share our top wedding tips with you and answer any questions that you may have.

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Rhiannon and Jake

From viewing the venue last year, right up until when we checked out the hotel the day after. It was stress free & everything was perfect.

I would recommend the Connaught hotel 10000% to get married in. Our day was perfect! Thank you all again.

Rhiannon & Jake, June 2022

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Your Wedding Ceremony

Say “I do” at The Connaught Hotel and Spa Bournemouth in your choice of three stunning wedding 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 Brasserie 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 120 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.

Our Courtyard Garden can accommodate up to 120 guests. We’ll also reserve Blakes as a wet weather option for you.

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Your 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. And for larger weddings, our Franklyn Suite can accommodate up to 130 guests for your evening reception.

The Franklyn Suite is the perfect party room for a Bournemouth wedding. With a private entrance, private bar and 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 courtyard, 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. Choose from our Street Bowl food or Picnic Baskets and keep the party going until the small hours.

Download our brochure to find out exactly what’s included.

And why not make your day truly unique with a few little extras? We’re here to help if you’re looking to arrange things like a photo booth, disco, canapés, casino or sweet table.

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Laura and Ian

Had the best day here for our wedding and Maria was fabulous, highly recommend ♡

Laura & Ian

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Your Wedding Breakfast

Wedding breakfasts are held in your choice of three suites, with the largest being able to accommodate up to 120 guests.

Our talented team of AA Rosette, award-winning chefs have created a menu full of flavoursome options just for you, using the finest and freshest ingredients.

Download our brochure if you’d like to see what’s included on our wedding menus.

We can cater for all dietary requirements and we’ve even created a special menu for children.

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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Your wedding night

It’s nothing but the best for the newlyweds on your wedding night – you’ll get a complimentary stay in our most luxurious suite when you book a wedding breakfast for 50 or more guests.

And we know that when you’re looking for places to get married in Bournemouth, it’s important to consider where your guests can stay.

We have 81 air conditioned bedrooms all available at a discounted room rate for your family and friends travelling in for the day. And anyone staying over will enjoy FREE use of our luxury spa and swimming pool during their visit.

For an “exclusively yours” wedding, book The Connaught Lodge, a separate building adjacent to the main hotel. You’ll benefit from complete privacy with all 28 bedrooms and The Franklyn Suite all to yourselves.

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Wedding Packages

Choose how you’d like to plan your special day with us:

1 – Choose our all-inclusive Wedding Bliss package
Includes everything you need for your special day, with prices starting from £3,475 for 50 guests (£55 per person for additional guests up to 120). Learn more about our Wedding Bliss package.

2 – Create your own dream wedding day
Pick one of our wedding breakfast packages, then choose your own ceremony and evening reception options.

We’ll tailor any of our wedding breakfast packages to suit your individual needs, it’s your wedding day after all.

Download our brochure if you’d like to find out more about our wedding breakfast packages and prices.

All of our wedding breakfast packages include a red carpet arrival, chiavari chairs, a welcome drinks for your guests, 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.

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.

WEDDING BREAKFAST PACKAGES

CLASSIC WEDDING PACKAGE – £55pp

Drinks Reception – Glass of Buck’s Fizz or orange juice
Wedding Breakfast – Three course set menu
Wine – A glass of wine with the meal
Toast Drink – A glass of sparkling wine

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GRAND WEDDING PACKAGE – £70pp

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

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LUXURY WEDDING PACKAGE – £85pp

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

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INDULGENT WEDDING PACKAGE – £100pp

Drinks Reception – G&T station, bottled beer or homemade lemonade (unlimited for 90 mins)
Canapés – Six canapés
Wedding Breakfast – Four course choice menu
Wine – Half a bottle of wine per person
Toast Drink – A glass of champagne
Little Extras – Printed place cards, table plans and menus

Download our brochure for full package details

Book Your Show-Around

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

Simply choose a day and time from the calendar below that is convenient for you, then join us for a 30 minute guided tour with a member of our wedding team.

We’ve hosted hundreds of weddings, so during the show-around we’ll share some of the things that we’ve learnt along the way and give you some ideas about how to make the best use of the space.

 



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Jo And Shaun

Maria and her staff made our wedding day so perfect, we all had the best day ever.

The room was gorgeous and so comfy, we couldn’t have asked for better. Thank you

Jo & Shaun, September 2021

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The Connaught Hotel and Spa Wedding Brochure
The Connaught Hotel and Spa Wedding Brochure

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

HOW TO FIND US

Best Western Plus The Connaught Hotel and Spa
30 West Hill Road, Bournemouth,
Dorset, BH2 5PH

We’re just a five minute walk from Bournemouth town centre and a few minutes from the beach. Five miles east of Poole and 33 miles from Southampton.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do we have to pay any room hire for our wedding?
If you are having a civil ceremony at The Connaught Hotel and Spa then a room hire charge will apply, starting from £150. Weddings of 60 or more on the Luxury or Indulgent package will have free room hire of their chosen room.

This will be the only room hire charge applicable on your wedding day so long as you are also having your wedding breakfast with the hotel. Room hire applies to evening only weddings.

Do you ever hold more than one wedding per day?
No. You are guaranteed to be our only wedding on the day and can expect our full attention on your special day.

Do you allow outside caterers?
The Connaught Hotel and Spa will only allow catering provided by our own chef and cannot allow any outside catering either from professional caterers or family members.

Can we bring our own wine and champagne to the wedding breakfast or reception?
We do not permit corkage; all alcohol must be supplied and sold through The Connaught Hotel and Spa, including favours.

What time does the wedding reception have to finish?
Our main function bar will close at 12am. However, any wedding guests staying in the hotel will be able to purchase drinks from our bar on presentation of a valid room service charge card after this time.

Can we provide our own entertainment?
Yes, you are welcome to provide your own wedding entertainment or we can arrange it for you. Please note – we do not allow bands in the Franklyn Suite. If you would like the hotel to arrange a disco for you we can do so, starting at £375.

Can wedding parties be on different board basis?
Yes

What happens if it rains on our wedding day?
If you’ve arranged for an outdoor wedding ceremony, we’ll always reserve an indoor space which can be used as an alternative if it’s raining.

Can we bring our own recorded music? if yes, which devices can be used?
Yes. We can accommodate any device to play your music.

When do you need to know final wedding guest numbers?
Please confirm this with us at least six weeks before your wedding day.

When does the deposit need to be paid?
The deposit for your wedding needs to be paid within two weeks of your booking being confirmed.

When does the full balance need to be paid?
Six months prior to your wedding day we will require 50% of your total price. Final details are required six weeks before your wedding day, with the final balance being paid four weeks prior.

What days can I get married at the hotel?
You can hold your wedding at The Connaught Hotel and Spa on any day of the week.

How many people can you sit in the marriage ceremony?
Our wedding ceremonies can accommodate up to 120 guests.

What time can you have the marriage ceremony?
Your wedding ceremony can take place at any time, subject to registrars.

I want to supply my own chair covers and table decorations, is this possible?
Yes

Am I allowed to bring in additional services such as sweet cart, photo booth, casino tables for the evening etc?
Yes, we can also help arrange this for you.

Can my photographer visit the venue prior to the wedding day?
Yes, this is a great idea so that they can become familiar with the hotel if they’ve not photographed here before. Please ask them to contact us in advance so that we can give them the time and attention they need for their visit.

Are there any discounts for my guests staying at the hotel?
Yes, we offer a preferential room rate for all your wedding guests. Please get in touch for more details.

When can my guests book their accommodation?
Your wedding guests can book as soon as your wedding day is booked.

Can we hire out the whole hotel exclusively?
You can hire every room in The Connaught Lodge but it’s not possible to exclusively hire the main hotel.

Is there plenty of parking for my guests?
Parking is only available for wedding guests who have booked a room. There are plenty of car parks within walking distance of the hotel, plus great public transport links as we’re just a five minute walk from the town centre.

Does the venue allow confetti to be thrown?
Yes, biodegradable confetti can be thrown outside.

Are lit candles allowed in the venue?
Yes

Do you have access for disabled guests?
Yes

Can we set up the day before?
If your wedding rooms aren’t being used for anything else then you can set up the day before.

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