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Last update: April 2023

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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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Coastal weddings
Historic
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:

Hairdresser
Swimming pool
Health suite
Beautician
Fitness centre

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
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100% Recommended by couples
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Kayy C. Sent on 22/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Couldn't have wished for a better day

We fell in love with CHH at a viewing back in May 2021. We saw the gorgeous outside space and knew this was our venue. The events team were fantastic, completely understanding our wants, needs and vision. The communication throughout the whole process was second to none; nothing was too much trouble.

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.

100000% recommend.
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Jez L. Sent on 03/04/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

A wonderful location

This is such a wonderful location to wed and the staff are simply perfect. Hard working, polite, helpful, everything taken care of. Just fantastic
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Charlie Sent on 03/02/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely perfect

Not only is this the most beautiful venue we viewed, the staff were outstanding. Even moments where there was a hiccup it was sorted out promptly and we were not worried with anything. Would highly recommend this beautiful venue with the experienced staff to make the day go off without a hitch
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John Sent on 26/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Our Wonderful Wedding Day

The team (Hannah and Sher) were amazing throughout the lead up to our big day, but more importantly on the day itself as well. We were able to enjoy the little moments, because everything was in hand thanks to the event/hotel staff. We were at ease, everything we had asked for was taken into account and accommodated where possible, even right up until the end of the day. We honestly couldn't have asked for more and will be forever grateful for the team helping to give us a day to remember.
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Anonymous Sent on 20/04/2018
5 out of 5 rating

The day was amazing and the food was loved by all

Thank you for such an amazing day you and sher were amazing especially sourcing flowers last minute.

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.

Thanks again
Mr and Mrs Marschall
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Nicola Sent on 20/04/2018
5 out of 5 rating

An Amazing Day!

Thank you. It was such 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.
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Sarah Sent on 14/05/2016
5 out of 5 rating

A Perfect Day

We had our wedding reception here at the end of March and had the most amazing day! The Harbour Hotel staff were so helpful and supportive from the day that we booked with them right through to the morning after the wedding as they helped us load up our car before jetting off on honeymoon. Laura-Jo Dredge was our point of contact and was an angel. She couldn't do enough to help in the planning process and was always on the end of the phone to answer questions and make arrangements for us. On the day of our wedding the staff were just great. Our food was served so quickly and as we requested, the children were given priory so as not to be left to wait for their food. All the waiting staff were so professional and helpful. So many of our guests commented on how good the food was too! We encountered nothing but plain sailing all day and are so thankful to all the staff for their fantastic service. It is such a beautifully decorated hotel, our room was so lovely looking out onto the sea. We can't say enough to explain how thankful we are for helping to make our wedding day one of the best days in our lives! We can't wait to visit next march to celebrate our first anniversary!
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Simon Sent on 11/02/2016
5 out of 5 rating

Magical day for both of us

We had our wedding on the 12/12/15, we both had no idea how to organise it, let alone what we needed to do Arianne, who ran through all the details with us and made it the best day of our lives. Chris, who organised everything the day prior made it to exactly how we wanted it, with minimal information. The staff were absolutely brilliant, catered our every need, even having a laugh with our wedding guests. I can not put a bad point against 'Christchurch Harbour Hotel'. Thank you for everything!!!
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Jane Sent on 30/12/2015
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect wedding, staff amazing.

We got married here on Monday and had the most perfect day ever! From start to finish our wedding organiser Laura-Jo was reliable and efficient. We had no stress whatsoever with any of the details of the wedding, the staff were amazing and Chris the Banqueting Manager was superb. The food was fantastic and the service and attention to detail from all the staff was second to none. We had so many comments from our guests about how lovely the hotel was and how the staff were all so happy and helpful.
The rooms were lovely and breakfast plentiful.
We had the most amazing day and would recommend it to anyone!
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Anonymous Sent on 31/07/2015
4 out of 5 rating

Wedding 18th July 2015

We chose this venue for its beautiful location and views, the ceremony room overlooked the water and the view made the whole service extra special. The wedding coordinator Amelia was terrific however she had to leave part way through for a new job and we wish her all the best of luck. Arianne took over and did a splendid job especially coming into the plans and organisation so late, the day was unforgettable and the staff throughout on the day made everything run smoothly. The weather was a dream on the day which only made the hotel even more beautiful, all the guests commented what a great location we had chosen. We would also love to mention and thank Chris and Laura for their participation throughout the wedding. If you have been thinking about this hotel for your wedding, I'd definitely say go for it.
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Anonymous Sent on 19/07/2015
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect

We had our wedding here and it was simply perfect in every aspect, the staff were amazing from day one when we looked round, we knew straight away that this was where we wanted to get married, we live in Hertfordshire so was a little concerned about the distance and the planning, but i shouldn't have even let the thought enter my head as the wedding team were amazing, nothing was to much trouble we only went to the venue twice before our big day, on the day the staff and wedding coordinator were superb and on top of everything our day was perfect in every way and because the staff and facilities were so good there was not an ounce of stress or worry (apart from me walking down the aisle that was:)) if your thinking of getting married here stop thinking and book it, you will have an amazing day ??
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Anonymous Sent on 02/01/2015
5 out of 5 rating

Our December wedding

For us, one of the most important aspects of our wedding was that we wanted to bring all our family and friends together in a lovely place where they could relax, enjoy excellent food and have a special day. Right from the date of booking (August 2013) to our wedding in December 2014, the team at the Christchurch Harbour Hotel helped us to achieve this. The professionalism, friendliness and organisation of our events manager, Amber, was outstanding and was matched by the rest of the team on the special day itself.

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.
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Glen Sent on 28/09/2014
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect in every way!

Well what can we say - from the initial meeting through to the actual day, we cannot fault the hotel in any way. Its staff, food and facilities were first class. The location is stunning particularly on a lovely clear blue sky day that we were lucky enough to enjoy. Special thanks to Amelia (wedding planner) and Chris (Head of House) who organised everything for us down to the finest detail. They really did take the stress out of the build up to the wedding. We really did have the most magical day and many of our guests commented that it was probably the best wedding they had been to.

Thank you to all at The Christchurch Harbour Hotel & Spa!

Glen and Sam Gardiner
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Nichola Sent on 30/07/2014
5 out of 5 rating

13th July2014

My wedding was on the 13th July (2014). The staff were all extremely helpful (esp Chris our manager for the day) The food was lovely! We had soup, BBQ and desert followed by tea, coffee and truffles then in evening pizza buffet. For the package we had (Sunday package) we certainly got a lot for our money. The venue is beautiful and even enjoyed a swim and breakfast on the following day. Shame we cant do it again!!
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Sara Sent on 10/06/2014
5 out of 5 rating

My Wedding Day

I had a small wedding in May 2014 (30 guests) and booked the Christchurch Harbour Hotel. I must say they were extremely attentive and put me at my ease. A gentleman called Chris was very helpful and even showed my flowergirls how to walk down the red carpet! The food which was a cold meat platter followed by a cream tea was delicious. My guests loved the location and the ambience of the place. I wish I could do it again! Sara (and Phil..my new husband)!
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