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Congratulations on your engagement! We are delighted to see you are interested in Christchurch Harbour Hotel & Spa as the venue for your dream wedding.
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Christchurch Harbour Hotel & Spa is a romantic wedding venue situated in Christchurch, Dorset.
With stunning New England style décor, the white-washed hideaway features soft coastal hues and comfortable seating. With floor-to-ceiling bi-folding glass doors, drifting out onto a private sun terrace, enjoy an afternoon of gazing out across the harbour from the comfort of a sun lounger, as you soak up the picturesque surroundings. You and your partner are invited to indulge in your perfect wedding at this waterfront getaway.
All Harbour Hotels are known for their stunning locations, and the Christchurch Harbour Hotel & Luxury Spa is no exception.
This 1830’s Grade II-listed Georgian building, fully renovated in 2017 in a contemporary classic style, has three flexible rooms for your wedding ceremony, wedding breakfast and reception, plus a private alfresco terrace with Champagne beach hut bar. The manicured gardens, leading up to the water’s edge and with spectacular views across the harbour, are the backdrop for your wedding photos.
For before and after the main event, we offer discounted room rates for guests wishing to stay (for the night prior to and night of the event). Why not take advantage of cosy, quiet rooms, award-winning restaurants, a luxury spa and gym, and a host of outdoor activities on the harbour, local beaches and in the New Forest itself? See our staff’s recommendations of the best activities, attractions & events in Christchurch and the wider Dorset and Hampshire area here.
The hotel is readily accessible from London Waterloo (2 hours by train to Christchurch station), Bournemouth Airport (10 minutes by car), or Southampton Airport (35 minutes by car or 30 minutes train to Christchurch train station). Christchurch station is a 5-minute taxi ride. You can also alight at Hinton Admiral station (5 minutes by car) or New Milton station (15 minutes by car). We offer complimentary parking, subject to prior arrangement with our weddings team.
The hotel has 67 luxury rooms, many with views across the harbour. All come with Harbour Hotels' little luxuries, including 400 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets, Nespresso coffee machines and Bramley toiletries.
The Wedding Annexe:
Consisting of 2 doubles & 1 family bedroom, the annexe is best catered for larger groups whom wish to have that extra bit of privacy. Perfect for a wedding party the night prior, the annexe can sleep up to 8 guests! It is located offsite from the main body of the hotel. As you drive into the hotel, under the arch, on the right hand side you will see the annexe. The two annexe double rooms are spacious with an inland view. Perfect for those who'll get their sea-view fix by day, before returning to sleep in complete style and comfort. The cosy annexe family room which is on the top floor of the annexe, accessed by a spiral staircase, with sloping ceilings and a walk-in power shower has a double bedroom leading into an adjoining room, with two single beds.
On your wedding showround, the wedding coordinator will be able to create a bespoke quote based on your budget.
The Waterford Suite can host both your civil ceremony and wedding breakfast for up to 100 guests alongside the private wedding terrace and then you can dance the night away in our Lower Deck Suite with a maximum of 120 guests.
Our calendar is filling very quickly therefore if you do have a date in mind and we have availability, it would be beneficial to request an appointment to view Christchurch Harbour Hotel & Spa. We will be happy to provide you with a personal viewing by appointment.
There is nowhere more romantic to tie the knot in Dorset than Christchurch Harbour Hotel & Spa. Take your vows against a backdrop of breath-taking harbour views, overlooking Mudeford Quay and out towards Hengistbury Head. Our stunning waterfront location is the perfect setting for a wedding celebration. From our private outdoor wedding terrace, complete with Champagne beach hut bar, to our exclusive wedding suite overlooking the water, we will create the most memorable day.
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Couldn't have wished for a better day
Our meetings were always friendly and bespoke, the staff took the time to get to know us and really helped guide the planning processes. They catered for our allergy guests, fussy guests, young guests and everyone else! But we were at the heart of everything.
Our menu tasting was the second best day of my life. Could not believe how good the food was!!
We stayed at CHH the night before the wedding so we could all get ready there. My bridal party and I had the annexe which was lush, big, spacious and every amenity possible for a morning of preparations! Banqueting manager Sher needs knighting. She was on it, from start to finish, impeccable timings, keen eye for details, nothing too much trouble and no toe out of line. She ran the day like clockwork, and it was lovely to have a familiar wink and a smile everytime I escaped from photos and guests 😂
The only thing I regret is not staying an extra night! But we will definitely be back next year for our anniversary.
A wonderful location
Our Wonderful Wedding Day
The day was amazing and the food was loved by all
The day was amazing and the food was loved my all. The evening went really well however a tad warm lol I will highly recommend you all to any future couples.
Mr and Mrs Marschall
An Amazing Day!
To be honest i cant fault anything, from the booking, to the food and organisation of the day, it was superb. Sher was incredible on the day, a real credit to the Harbour Hotel.
Yourself, Sher and the rest of the team, including 2 lovely girls on reception were fantastic and made our day so easy to enjoy. I thank you especially as without you we wouldn't of had the amazing day we did.
Im kinda sad its all over now ha but i would definatly recommend you to anyone i know who is getting married, and we look forward to spending our 1st year anniversary at the Harbour again.
Thank you all so much for everything.
Nicola and Luke.
A Perfect Day
Magical day for both of us
Perfect wedding, staff amazing.
The rooms were lovely and breakfast plentiful.
We had the most amazing day and would recommend it to anyone!
Wedding 18th July 2015
Our December wedding
We had a wonderful professional toastmaster in Michael Judd who was warm, funny, extremely professional and whose vast experience really shone through. He was wonderful and kept the day running smoothly.
After a church ceremony we arrived at our drinks reception (to a lovely greeting from Chris, Amber and Mike) before sitting down to a delicious three course meal. This was served beautifully and was of a very high standard.
The views across the harbour are second to none and thanks to beautiful weather (a real relief in December!) we have some incredible photos.
We received so many compliments about the day from our guests and everyone had a brilliant day so we achieved our aim.
We owe a huge thank you to all the staff at the hotel who worked so hard to ensure our day was perfect in every way.
Perfect in every way!
Thank you to all at The Christchurch Harbour Hotel & Spa!
Glen and Sam Gardiner
My Wedding Day
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