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On since 2022

Last update: July 2023

Bournemouth Carlton Hotel is a seaside hotel wedding venue located in the heart of beautiful Bournemouth, England. Set up high on the East Cliff and overlooking the fabulous Dorset coastline, the hotel offers the perfect setting for couples planning a picturesque waterfront wedding. This property is part of the Signature Collection by Best Western.

Facilities and Capacity

Bournemouth Carlton Hotel has eight stylishly refurbished function rooms, with elegant decor and all the modern facilities you might expect. Five of the hotel's event spaces are licensed for civil ceremonies, offering you the convenience of holding your entire celebration in one place. The largest room can comfortably accommodate up to 200 guests, so you can spend your day surrounded by your loved ones. In the warmer months, you can make the most of the coastal setting with a stunning ceremony in the fresh air. Nestled within the carefully landscaped gardens, the wedding gazebo can accommodate 60 guests and has panoramic views. The hotel has 76 elegant bedrooms, with a special sea-view room reserved especially for the happy couple.

Services Offered

The professional team of wedding coordinators at Bournemouth Carlton Hotel will help you through the planning process, taking care of all the details. They're also happy to recommend the very best wedding suppliers that can help you to make your vision a reality. Pre-wedding pampering is available in the sauna, which is also perfect for relaxing after the festivities. The hotel holds just one wedding per day, so that every couple gets the undivided attention that they deserve.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Small hotel
Coastal weddings
Unusual weddings
In the city
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
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Orangery on site
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Reviews for Bournemouth Carlton Hotel | Signature Collection by Best Western

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Sarah R. Sent on 13/10/2023
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Our Perfect Day

Our wedding at the Carlton Hotel, Bournemouth was without a doubt the best day of our lives. It was absolutely perfect and run smoothly. We had absolutely no hiccups, no near misses and no regrets for booking the Carlton Hotel as our wedding venue. It was organised but nothing was planned as such so we just watched as the day unravelled. It was beyond our expectations with amazingly friendly and helpful staff all around. Thanks to Mark for stepping in and taking over half way through the planning as the unfortunate event of our coordinator leaving left us a little stressed, however, Mark found his feet and rose to the occasion! Amazing communication and professionalism throughout. Joey and Balaram were absolute superstars the night before the wedding and helped sort out us out too. Along with Mark, again, ensuring that everything was in order with the wedding and our guests and discussing events of the day with us and our celebrant. Mark, still to this day, 2 weeks after the wedding is still keeping communication open and settling the last bits and bobs that have cropped up. Thank you for our perfect wedding day!! Mr & Mrs Robinson Xx
Jenny B. Sent on 30/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Sensationally memorable!!!!

We had our wedding weekend at the beautiful carlton hotel on the 27th April 2024.
All the hotel staff went above and beyond our expectations and our special day was flawess.
All our guest comments on how, friendly, attentive and amazing hardworking every staff member was over the entire weekend.
I would highly recommend having your wedding here the ceremony room is absolutely beautiful with sea views even if the weather isn't great the room is still big and bright.
The food was excellent throughout the weekend and all guest had positive feedback.
I would like ro make a special mention to Mark(special events manager) who organised our wedding from start to finish and how passionate he was ensuring our wedding went perfectly.
He is a credit to the hotel.
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