About The Connaught Hotel and Spa
*** We’re delighted to once again be offering viewings of our beautiful wedding 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. Contact us today for details of our new 'Intimate wedding package' for 15 guests or new 'Afternoon Tea Wedding' option!
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 130 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.
Wedding receptions are held your choice of three suites for 60-130 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.
16 Reviews for Best Western Plus The Connaught Hotel
Recommended by 100% of couples
Unswortf · Married on 11/01/2020
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.Sent on 14/01/2020
Mr · Married on 13/09/2018
Every one had a great day and said how amazing it
Hi Maria,Sent on 03/10/2018
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,
Kelly · Married on 08/06/2018
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.Sent on 24/09/2018
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.
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.
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 November 2021 and 30th April 2022 and enjoy 20% OFF!
The Connaught Hotel and Spa is the perfect small wedding venue in Bournemouth.
Your wedding reception and ceremony will both be held in Blakes, a beautiful, intimate wedding room with high ceilings and crystal chandeliers. Your wedding breakfast will be a set menu from our Classic wedding package, or a choice menu from The Connaught Brasserie.
Drinks Reception – Glass of bucks fizz or orange juice
Wedding Breakfast – Three course set menu
Wine – Half a bottle of wine per person
Toast Drink – A glass of sparkling wine
Just £40 pp!
*Subject to government guidelines at the time of the wedding