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On since 2022

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.

Services Offered
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.

Get in touch for more information and to book your personal tour.

Frequently asked questions

Venue Type:

Small Hotel
Coastal Weddings
Unusual Weddings
Large Hotel
Outdoor License
Unique Weddings

Ceremony Options:

Civil Ceremony Licence

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
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
Fitness Centre

Other Features:

Exclusive Use
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Confetti Permitted
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36 reviews
Diane C. Married on 30/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Megan and Lauren wedding 30/09/23

Cannot express enough how amazing Maria and the whole team and hotel were for our daughters wedding. Even though we supplied our own decor the staff executed it perfectly and really understood the girls vision. All the staff were amazing. The service was fantastic and the food was just incredible. Everyone commented on how lovely the food was and how beautiful the day was. The girls had an amazing day. Thank you so so much.
Diane and Paul Crocker
Clare F. Married on 09/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Utterly perfect in every way

We could not be more grateful to Maria and the team for giving us the most incredible wedding day. I am so glad we booked the Connaught and our guests haven't stopped commenting on what a wonderful wedding it was. From the amazing food, the seamless running of the day, the emotional support from Maria in the weeks running up to it - EVERYTHING. I truly felt like a guest at my own wedding. We were so relaxed, so much love and happiness and everyone there made us feel like we were the only wedding they were going to do this year. We were in such safe hands and felt so truly well looked after. If you are considering getting married here, book it, you won't regret it. Thank you Maria and the team, you've given us the best memories and we will cherish them forever.
Vicky Married on 03/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Truly amazing - thank you so much ❤️

Truly amazing, not only was our wedding day incredible but every time we have visited the Connaught everyone has been so wonderful , we will never forget how special they made us feel x Maria and her team are the most amazing people x thanks so much x
Jayne M. Married on 15/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic, perfect in every way, pure perfection.

We had the most amazing wedding day, there was not one problem at all, it was perfect in every way. The staff were all amazing all of them, , especially Simon, Maria and Roberto. The food was so tasty and everybody’s food was hot, not easy to do for so many guests. A lot of our guests said it was the best wedding they had been to.. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Esther D. Married on 05/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful Venue!

We had a great time planning our wedding. Maria, the wedding coordinator, made it very easy and helped us with a few extra things we wanted to add to our package. Everything was extrenely well organised on the day and several of our guests complemented us on the venue and the friendliness of their staff.
Rachel R. Married on 17/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect day from start to finish ❤️

We cannot recommend The Connaught Hotel enough! They were amazing from beginning to the end, there’s not a single thing we would change 🥰 Maria and all the staff were so helpful nothing was too much. If you’re reading this book a viewing you will not be disappointed I promise 😊
Agnes W. Married on 28/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent service and organisation

We were so glad to choose The Connaught Hotel. They’re made our day truly so special from the start to the end. Management was so helpful with everything. Hotel room was so comfortable. The food was absolutely amazing and the service was brilliant. We felt ourselves like celebrities. I only can highly recommend The Connaught Hotel. Special thank you to Maria who made my dream wedding became true.
Mark T. Married on 26/03/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Care and attention from start to finish

We got married in March 2022 and I have to say from the moment we decided upon the Connaught Hotel for our wedding venue we were confident we were in safe hands.
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.
Mike P. Married on 29/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

11/10 service

Wow! Maria and the team were absolutely incredible on the day, the left no stone unturned and the service was second to none.

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.
Zoë L. Married on 18/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely amazing!!

The Connaught Hotel and Spa was simply amazing!! From the moment that we went to view the hotel we fell in love!
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!
Alana Married on 26/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best Day & Best Hotel!

I honestly cannot thank the Connaught enough for everything they did for us and our wedding day. All the staff were amazing, from start to finish. I wouldn’t want to get married anywhere else. Made our day run so smoothly & the decor looked beautiful.
Tara T. Married on 04/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Dream Wedding

The Connaught team were outstanding from start to finish for the planning and day of my wedding. They went above and beyond to ensure everything was perfect and I can’t thank them enough.
Peyton W. Married on 28/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Our dream day 🤍

I’m going to have to find the words to keep this as short as I can otherwise It’ll be an essay! What can I say, our wedding day was phenomenal and it’s all thanks to the staff at the Connaught. Especially Simon, Maria and Roberto. From the very beginning we felt welcome and all of our ideas listened to, nothing was too much trouble for any of them. After viewing many hotels this was definitely ours! They really did go above and beyond for us and really couldn’t of done anymore. The food was incredible, the service provided during our wedding breakfast made us feel so special to be wined and dined the way we were, the lovely comments made, honestly just so friendly the list is endless. They made sure everything was spotless and steamed, I could go on and on! To sum it up thank you, thank you for giving us the wedding we always dreamed of ❤️ We already cannot wait to return! From Mr & Mrs Watt xx
Bethany E. Married on 15/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating


Simon and his team went above and beyond to make sure our day was perfect. We changed the menu to suit us and our guests, and did way more than what we asked. They could not have done anymore for us and I cannot recommend them enough.
Kim N. Married on 24/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Our wedding

We got married at this amazing venue last week, it was the best experience we could ever have asked for and more! The staff were just incredible, and did all they could to make sure our day went just perfect! Maria is one of the nicest ladies I’ve had the pleasure of working with, from the first day I met her being shown around to the morning of our big day she was there, always answered any queries I had and made a huge impact on making everything run as smooth as it could!
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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