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On since 2022

Last update: November 2023

Located just minutes from Bournemouth’s beautiful sandy shores, the Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel is the perfect venue for your beach wedding. Upon a clifftop, the four-star hotel boasts unrivalled sea scenery and views across the Jurassic Coast. The nearby beach also provides the most spectacular background for your wedding photos.

Facilities and capacities

The hotel offers a variety of newly refurbished spaces to choose from for your celebrations and newly renovated bedrooms to accommodate your guests. The elegant Bryanston Suite can accommodate up to 120 guests for your ceremony and 90 for your wedding breakfast. In contrast, the Dorchester Suite accommodates larger parties of up to 220 for your wedding breakfast and 300 for the evening. For a truly magical ceremony, the stunning outdoor wedding gazebo is perfect for ceremonies of up to 100 guests. Set within beautifully landscaped gardens, the wedding gazebo boasts panoramic views across the gorgeous coastline.

Whether you are planning a small, intimate event or a grand occasion, the hotel can accommodate weddings of all shapes and sizes. From live bands to photo booths, the Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel's purpose-built wedding suites can accommodate whatever you like for your big day.

Services offered

The resident wedding coordinator will channel their experience and expertise to ensure your event is seamless and equally successful. A Master of Ceremony is also available to further assist in the proceedings. The culinary team at their end will delight you and your guests with exquisite fare and drinks. Your tastes and wishes will be meticulously attended to by all. The venue is wheelchair accessible and has ample space for parking. Book an exclusive visit to tour the property and then say “I do” to Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Coastal weddings
In the city
Large hotel
Outdoor license

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

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

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
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Reviews for Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel

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Miss Sent on 13/02/2014
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Lovely day!

“ Once again, thank you for all your help with our wedding preparations.

We had a lovely day. All the staff were very professional and friendly. Our guests were happy, so we were happy as well.
We will definitely recommend your services to others.”
Beth Sent on 11/12/2013
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Nothing is too big or small for The Highcliff.

I would appreciate it if this could be forwarded onto your manager. Since our first visit to The Highcliff Marriott at an open day after seeing the Marriott stand at the BIC Wedding Show (I believe) we have received nothing but excellent service from your team. When we first met Nichola we knew we could trust her. She is very friendly, trustworthy and approachable. For her, this is just her job and another wedding but she really made us feel like she understood our individual requirements and wishes and she followed this through from March 2012 right to the end of the big day itself! Nothing was too much of a hassle and she managed to answer all our questions and meet all our queries. Nichola clearly listened to what we wanted as everything was set out perfectly on the day, just as we had been dreaming it in our heads for almost 2 years! Other staff we would like to personally thank are Steve the Head Concierge and Rony the Banqueting Manager (and his helpful team on the day). There are many other staff to thank also who have served us from March 2012 to September 2013 during the many times we just 'popped' in to show our family the function rooms. Each time we turned up, staff were more than happy to take us to the desired rooms and run through any questions. I would not hesitate to recommend The Highcliff Marriott to friends and family to have their event at or stay the night.
Nichola, you really have been a star and we cannot thank you enough!
Rachel Sent on 11/12/2013
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Definitely recommend!

“The wedding co-ordinator, Nichola, is very helpful and seemed to genuinely care to make sure we were happy and that the day ran smoothly. The lawn is a great setting for drinks and the Dorchester suite is a separate wing with individual kitchen, staff and attention to detail.”
Sammie Sent on 29/09/2011
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We would not have changed anything for the world

A huge thanks to the Marriott team for all their hard work that they put in to our wedding day. They were brilliant from start to finish and could not fault anything in any way. We really did have a fantastic day and wouldn't have changed anything for the world.
A Sent on 09/08/2006
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We chose a wonderful venue!

We were absolutely delighted with the attention and service we experienced from the day we began our wedding planning through until we left. Everyone we came into contact with was helpful and the food and service on the wedding day was perfect. We chose a wonderful venue but it was the care and thoughtfulness of the people that made it run smoothly and the day extra special.
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105 St. Michael’s Road, West Cliff BH2 5DU Bournemouth (Dorset)
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