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Best Western Plus The Connaught Hotel

Bournemouth, Dorset View map Visit website
Rating 5.0 out of 5
17 reviews
Menus from £45
10 to 150 Guests

About

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 three 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 three unique suites to mark your wedding breakfast in style surrounded by 100 loved ones. The Franklyn Suite is the largest reception space at this hotel, with a capacity for 120 friends and family members. Located in The Connaught Lodge, 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 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.

Accommodation
Newlyweds can look forward to a complimentary stay on their wedding night in one of the hotel's most luxurious suites. 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:

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

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
Beautician
Fitness Centre

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Confetti Permitted
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    Sarah Married on 30/04/2022
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    Nothing short of amazing


    I Highly recommend the Connaught hotel.

    I was lucky enough to book our wedding which took place in April 2022.
    Maria, Simon and their team were professional, accommodating and invested in making our day everything we wanted - and more.

    I stayed in the hotel as a guest the night before our wedding, used the spa and ate in the restaurant. Food in the restaurant was to such a high standard - when we arrived late the hotel staff did everything to ensure we were able to order a dessert with kitchen staff staying on past finishing times to assist.

    We completed our menu tasting around a month before our wedding, it was a real treat - at times difficult to choose which was our favourite!! Once agreed on our menu we were anxious for the wedding day as we had been boasting to our guests, how amazing the food had been - we didn’t want to be let down. There was no need to even be anxious, the food came out to every guest faultlessly - on hot plates and cooked to perfection all 50+ of our guests were impressed. The vegan options were commented as some of the best vegan meals when compared with restaurants.

    What truly makes the Connaught so special and worth visiting is the staff, all the staff I dealt with over the last 6 months and especially on the day we’re amazing, nothing was ever too much of an ask. They dealt with every one of our guests so professionally but also so personally, our guests all commented on how amazing the staff, food and venue was.

    I can’t thank the whole team enough for how special they made our wedding day, but also how stress free and fun it was even in the run up!
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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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    Wedding day

    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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Best Western Plus The Connaught Hotel 1
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JANUARY/FEBRUARY/MARCH 2023 ONLY

The Connaught Hotel and Spa is the perfect wedding venue, along with an experienced team who will ensure your day goes to perfect plan -

All-inclusive Wedding Bliss package for £2,999 including Fridays and Saturdays! Subject to availability.

- 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.

Based on our classic package, upgrades available for an extra charge.

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 01753874334 or get in touch with our online enquiry form.

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