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Last update: November 2023
The Connaught Hotel and Spa is a boutique wedding venue situated in Bournemouth, Dorset, in the South West of England. This luxurious destination is just minutes from Dorset's famous beaches, providing a coastal backdrop to your special celebrations. You can hold a micro wedding or large gathering in a selection of elegantly-appointed event spaces with the help of a dedicated wedding team.
Facilities and Capacity
The Connaught Hotel and Spa is licensed for indoor and outdoor ceremonies, allowing you to spend the whole day in one location.
You can choose from two beautiful suites for an indoor ceremony alongside 120 guests. During milder months, say "I do" in the scenic gardens that overlook palm trees and a baby blue beach hut.
Choose from two unique suites to mark your wedding breakfast in style, surrounded by 100 loved ones. The Brasseriee is the largest reception space at this hotel, with a capacity for 120 friends and family members. Located in The Connaught Lodge the Franklyn Suite which holds 120 evening guests. This separate building allows complete privacy for your big day. It features a private entrance, a bar and lounge area, floor-to-ceiling windows, a spacious dance floor, and lavish chandeliers.
Outside, you will find beautiful terraced gardens for photo ops and mingling after your ceremony. The Connaught Lodge is available for exclusive hire, which comes with access to the main hotel facilities as well as 28 plush bedrooms.
Your wedding breakfast will be created by a talented team of award-winning 2 AA Rosette chefs, using locally-sourced, fresh ingredients where possible and with each dish tailored to suit all dietary requirements.
You can choose the all-inclusive Wedding Bliss package or design a bespoke package with the help of their experienced wedding team. From your first visit to your wedding day, you'll be in the safe hands of their wedding team, who have hosted hundreds of weddings. From a red-carpet arrival to a menu-tasting session, these experts have thought of every detail to ensure your day is unique and effortless.
Newlyweds can look forward to a complimentary stay on their wedding night. There are 81 stylishly designed bedrooms, so guests travelling from afar can enjoy a relaxing stay for a discounted rate. You can visit the spa and swimming pool before and after your big day.
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Megan and Lauren wedding 30/09/23
Diane and Paul Crocker
Utterly perfect in every way
Truly amazing - thank you so much ❤️
Fantastic, perfect in every way, pure perfection.
Perfect day from start to finish ❤️
Excellent service and organisation
Care and attention from start to finish
Maria, was excellent. Nothing was too much trouble and her response to any query we had was swift and helpful.
The day itself was amazing. We booked the Brasserie as we felt it was such a warm and light room, nice decor/pictures and 'feel'.
The food was incredible and our guests loved it.
All the staff were incredibly kind and attentive.
Quite simply, it was a perfect venue for our Wedding. Add to that it was amazing value.
If you want to get married and have your Wedding Breakfast and Evening Reception all in one place, close to the sea, do take a look at The Connaught.
In the build up to the wedding, Maria was so knowledgeable, understanding and went above and beyond to ensure all requirements were catered for.
Thank you so much to the whole Connaught team for making our perfect day. Would highly recommend.
It's just perfect! The layout and facilities are everything that you would want! Plenty of space and rooms to fit every size wedding! In our room we had a love sign, sweet cart and photo booth and we still had loads of space. There is also a private outdoor area too!!
Now for the staff! Where do I begin! Absolutely nothing was too much trouble!
Our wedding planner/front of house manager Maria was incredible.
She was with us every step of the way! Any thing I was worried or concerned about I'd just pop her an email and she would get back to me straight away. She really went above and beyond. The whole team that were apart of our wedding could not of done better! We really felt that this was our day and it couldn't of gone better! Well apart from a bit of rain lol but then Maria and her team were ready for every scenario!!!
I honestly would get married there again in a heartbeat! They really made our wedding day a day we will never forget!
Best Day & Best Hotel!
Our dream day 🤍
The food, wedding breakfast and evening buffet was outstanding and everyone just had the most amazing day, if your looking for the perfect venue, it’s right here at the Connaught hotel and spa ❤️
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