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Best Western Plus The Connaught Hotel

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10 to 150 Guests

About The Connaught Hotel and Spa

Visit our website to download our wedding brochure for more information.

Your venue…

Located five minutes from the centre of Bournemouth, our four star boutique hotel is the perfect setting for your wedding celebrations. The town’s famous beaches are just a few minutes’ walk away too – a beautiful backdrop for your newlywed photographs.

Your ceremony…

We’re one of the few wedding venues in Bournemouth that is licensed for indoor and outdoor ceremonies, allowing you to spend the whole day in one location.

For an indoor ceremony with up to 120 guests you’ll be able to choose from three stunning suites. Or say your vows in our picturesque gardens in front of our baby blue beach hut, nestled between two palm trees.

Your reception…

Wedding receptions are held your choice of three suites for 60-120 guests. Our largest, The Franklyn Suite, is located in a separate building (The Connaught Lodge) away from holidaying guests in the main hotel. This suite has its own private entrance, private bar & lounge, floor to ceiling windows for masses of natural light, beautiful chandeliers, private terrace gardens and a large dance floor for you and your guests to dance the night away. For couples seeking an ‘Exclusively Yours’ venue, The Connaught Lodge is available for private hire which includes The Franklyn Suite, 28 stylishly appointed bedrooms and two suites with full access to all facilities within the main hotel.

Your wedding breakfast…

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

Your wedding breakfast will be created by our talented team of AA Rosette chefs using fresh, locally sourced produce where possible and catering for all dietary requirements. Our menus are just a starting point, if there’s something that you would like for your wedding breakfast then we’re very flexible.

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.

Our boutique hotel offers 81 stylishly appointed bedrooms for your family and friends travelling in for the day, all at a discounted room rate. And anyone staying over will enjoy FREE use of our luxury spa and swimming pool during their visit.

Your wedding team…

From your first visit all the way through to your wedding day, you’ll be in the safe hands of our expert weddings team. Luckily we’ve hosted hundreds of weddings at The Connaught Hotel and Spa - so whilst every wedding is unique, there isn’t much that will come as a surprise to us! We’ll guide you through every aspect of your wedding and help you make the most of your special day.

You can visit our website for more information about our weddings and packages, or to book a show-around. And please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’d like to ask us any questions. We look forward to meeting you and discussing your ideas and plans for your big day.

  • Four star boutique hotel, a few minutes’ walk from the beach
  • NEW - build your own bespoke wedding package with off peak discounts available
  • Award-winning venue licensed for indoor and outdoor ceremonies
  • Able to accommodate up to 130 guests for your ceremony, 100 guests for your wedding breakfast and 130 guests for your evening reception
  • Self-contained, exclusive wedding suite with private terrace gardens
  • AA Rosette chefs will create your delicious wedding breakfast using the very best of local produce
  • 81 luxury bedrooms for guests
  • FREE menu tastings
  • Red carpet arrival

Click here to view our brochure: https://www.theconnaught.co.uk/weddings/#brochure

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
Small Hotel
Coastal Weddings
Unusual Weddings
Asian Wedding
Historic
Civil Ceremony Licence
Large Hotel
Outdoor License
Unique Weddings

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Corkage Option
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities
DJ Facilities

Overnight Accommodation:

Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests

Venue Staff Assistance:

Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Wedding Coordinator

Venue Leisure Facilities:

Swimming Pool
Health Suite
Beautician
Fitness Centre

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Confetti Permitted

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    Unswortf Married on 11/01/2020
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    A wonderful venue for a wedding

    Our Daughter's wedding was held at this lovely venue on Saturday. The rooms were lovely and clean, quiet and very comfortable. There is a wonderful warm family atmosphere and the hotel is laid out to be very inclusive if you are having a function. The cost of the wedding was really very reasonable and ALL the guests said it was the very best they had ever been to. I am so grateful to the wonderful staff who did incredibly long hours without a squeak of complaint. A truly special experience.
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    Mr Married on 13/09/2018
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    Every one had a great day and said how amazing it

    Hi Maria,

    Hope you are well. Just wanted to say thank you so much for all your hard work in helping us prepare for our wedding reception. The Day was absoultey fabulous and wow werent we lucky with the weather!! Every one had a great day and said how amazing it was.

    Also, thank you kindly for the afternoon tea voucher you gifted us with...we will be looking forward to a treat!

    Thank you again,

    Laura
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    Kelly Married on 08/06/2018
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    Fantastic

    My husband and I booked the Connaught Hotel for our wedding after viewing it. From start to finish we have had the best service possible. It made our day the best it could be. All the staff during our stay there were extremely accommodating and helpful. I would visit this hotel again for a stay, the rooms are lovely and clean and the suites are beautiful.
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    Zoe Married on 04/06/2018
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    Our Wedding Day

    Me and my husband got married here on the 7th April and we can't say enough about the hotel and everyone who worked over the weekend of our wedding. From the moment we arrived we were treated like royalty and all our guests who stayed throughly enjoyed themselves, the staff on the Friday night were incredible even when we practically took over the brasserie. We couldn't have asked for anything better on the Saturday the communication was amazing and everyone was very attentive to us and even told me off for trying to do too much to ensure I enjoyed myself to the fullest. The food at the hotel is incredible and even the breakfast on the Sunday helped us carry on our celebrations. The function rooms themselves were stunning and the hotel looked very modern. We would like to thank Simon and everyone who worked over the weekend as they made our day so special we will never forget it.
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    Laura Married on 28/04/2018
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    You were fantastic, thank you so so much.

    Hi Maria


    You were fantastic, thank you so so much. Everyone said how amazing the day was. Mum and Charlie had the best time!


    Thanks again
    Laura
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    Jonathan Married on 07/04/2018
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    The day run perfectly and everyone was very happy

    Hi Simon,

    We are back from honeymoon and had a fantastic time. We can't thank you and your staff enough for all your hard work and professionalism. The day run perfectly and everyone was very happy.

    Thanks again.

    Jon & Zoe
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    Tash Married on 22/07/2017
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    Absolutely everything was outstanding!

    Absolutely outstanding! We had our wedding here last week and the staff, location, food, drinks and service were absolutely amazing! We keep getting compliments from all the guests. There were a lot of guests that stayed the night and we all agreed the breakfast and rooms were brilliant. Don't forget to bring swimming stuff because the pool and jacuzzi is lovely. We only live round the corner from the hotel but will definitely return. Thank you to everyone!
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    Mr Married on 17/10/2016
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    Wedding day

    We had our wedding in the hotel this weekend just gone and I have to say it was the most amazing day ever.
    The staff were second to none and everything was planned with complete care and precision.
    Nothing was to much trouble for the staff there and the whole day went without a hitch.
    Rooms were clean and comfortable with a balcony to over look Bournemouth we could not have been happier.
    Kids were entertained in the pool in the evening and the food was stunning.
    Not only did we have the most beautiful wedding day our guests had a fabulous time.
    We cannot thank you enough for all you did for us and I would highly recommend this hotel for a wedding . Thank you to all the staff involved.
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    Sandie Married on 17/09/2016
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    We had our wedding day at The Connaught Hotel on the 17th September. The hotel is absolutely stunning, the food was to die for, and the service from Fay, Kevin and all the wedding team was without fault and first class. We could'nt fault anything, nothing was to much trouble for them. We certainly chose the best wedding venue for us.. Our guests haven't stopped talking about the wonderful hotel and the Lamb Shank.. Thank you all of you for making our day so special.... sandie and Phil Grimshaw
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    Annie Married on 26/06/2016
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    Thank you

    Annie and I would like to thank you and the team at the Connaught for making our wedding better than perfect. You were all amazing and truly professional. You are all so good at what you do! We will be regulars in the brasserie now and will be in for our anniversary.
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    Linda Married on 16/04/2016
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    Our daughters wedding

    Our daughter had her wedding reception at the Connaught on the 16/4. We had the most perfect day and weekends stay at the hotel.
    The staff are all amazing, everyone of them. All the management team are lovely and couldn't do enough for us.
    The food at the hotel is superb and it certainly didn't let us down on the day of the wedding, even though they were catering for 100 plus people!
    Very impressed with food and the staff who looked after us at the reception.
    Would highly recommend this hotel for a weekend away, spa is lovely too! Or for a wedding reception!
    We will definitely go back for another visit!
    Thank you all once again for everything. Regards Linda Dean
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    Perfect Day

    I wanted to thank you for making our day so perfect!!! It was all so beautiful.... Everything was how I envisaged and more. The room was stunning and the seating plan looked amazing! The attention detail made all the difference...
    Thank you so much again.
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    Dear Faye

    Myself and Rebecca would like to take this time before we leave the country for our honeymoon, to thank you for all your hard work after the past few months, you are true professional, we like also would like to thank Paul, Kevin & Elkin for making us feel relaxed throughout are time in the hotel during the wedding day, if you could please pass on big thanks to everyone that would be brilliant.

    Sorry we didn't get to say goodbye and say thank you in person.

    Many thank
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    A Huge Thank you to all of you for making our day as special as it was. We had a fantastic day, the food, the atmosphere and the professionalism of your team was exceptional
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    Hello Faye,

    We have just returned from our Honeymoon and I wanted to get in touch to say a massive thank you to you and the team at the Hotel for all the work put into our wedding day, in advance and on the day. Matthew and I had the most amazing day and all our guests had a fantastic time, I cannot tell you how many compliments were given on the food and the service. We both would really love to live the whole day over again lol.

    Thank you to you especially for being so helpful and reassuring, you really did make the whole process easier for me.

    Many thanks

    Mr and Mrs Barrie

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Best Western Plus The Connaught Hotel 1
Offer

The Connaught Hotel and Spa is the perfect wedding venue, whether you’re looking for a venue for your post-ceremony meal, or a fully inclusive wedding package with all the bells and whistles.

This wedding offer includes the following:

50 day guests
Chair covers and coloured sashes
Hire of civil ceremony room (Blakes, a stunning room with crystal chandeliers)
Use of red carpet, silver cake stand and knife
A welcome drink on arrival for all your guests
Three course sit down wedding breakfast from our classic package
A glass of house wine served with your meal
A glass of sparkling wine for speeches
Evening reception room with private bar
Evening “Street Bowl Food” for 70 guests
DJ & disco until midnight
Complimentary bedroom with breakfast for the wedding couple.

Any additional day guests will be charged at £45 per adult and £25 for children up to 12 years old eating from the children’s menu. Any additional evening guests will be charged at £15 per person.

This wedding package excludes Saturdays between 1st May - 30th September and all Bank Holiday weekends.

For more details on weddings at The Connaught Hotel and Spa, to book a show-around or if you just need a little advice from a friendly ear, why not contact our experienced wedding team on 01202 298020 or get in touch with our online enquiry form.

Best Western Plus The Connaught Hotel 2
Discount

Have you thought about holding your wedding day 'out of season'? There are numerous benefits of holding your wedding out of the traditionally busy, summer months with more and more couples are opting for this option! One of the immediate benefits are that there are more people available - whether this is your suppliers or family and friends that already had their summer holiday.

Luckily we have plenty of space both indoors and outdoors so you never have to worry about the charming British weather - whatever the time of year.

Book your wedding at The Connaught Hotel & Spa for any date between 1st October 2021 and 30th April 2022 and enjoy 20% OFF!

  • There must be a minimum of 40 paying guests
  • Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer
  • Discount includes the cost of your wedding breakfast and the room hire for your ceremony. Services booked on your behalf by the hotel or added extras not included in this offer
  • Subject to availability at the time of booking, December dates will be limited due to Festive events and activities
Best Western Plus The Connaught Hotel 3
Offer

Here at The Connaught Hotel & Spa, we know that no two weddings are the same. As well as tailoring our wedding packages to suit your individual needs, we’re delighted to be able to tailor our wedding offers too!

Member of the NHS and emergency services?

As a special thank you for the amazing work that you do, this offer is available to you for any wedding date up to 31st December 2022! Not only that, it can be combined with any other wedding offer too!

Book your wedding with us for any date between November 2020 and Dec 2022, and choose ONE offer from the following:

* FREE accommodation in a Superior bedroom, breakfast, plus a 55 minute spa treatment each for the wedding couple the night before your wedding

* FREE membership for 6 months at our Bluewater Spa for 2 people

* FREE cheese tower for your wedding day.

Accommodating up to 130 guests, with 81 stylish hotel rooms for your guests, The Connaught Hotel and Spa is the perfect wedding venue in Bournemouth. Our team of expert wedding coordinators are on hand to guide you every step of the way, and will help you as much or as little as you like with all of the fine details. We’ll make sure that your special day runs smoothly, without you having to worry about anything except enjoying yourselves.

**Wedding guest numbers and entertainment availability will be subject to Government guidelines

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