Cottonwood Boutique Hotel

(9 reviews) 9 5
East Overcliff Drive Bournemouth Dorset BH1 3AP
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About Cottonwood Boutique Hotel

East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth
Dorset, BH1 3AP

Dreaming of a wedding by the coast, with a sea backdrop for your bridal photographs?  High up on the cliff top, overlooking stunning beach views, Bournemouth’s most romantic boutique hotel is stylish and intimate.  The Cottonwood Boutique is the perfect wedding hotel in Bournemouth and retains the elegance and character of the original Edwardian Villa and features opulent function suites, beautiful chandeliers and original fireplaces.

Fully licenced for civil ceremonies in the function suites or outdoors in the beautiful sea facing gardens, allowing you to enjoy your perfect day in one special venue. For a magical wedding with a difference, the cottonwood boutique is also available to hire exclusively, allowing you to have your very own private Edwardian Villa where the only guests present are your family and friends.

• Ocean backdrop • Overlooking beach views • Retains the elegance and character of the original Edwardian Villa • Fully licenced for civil ceremonies • Available to hire exclusively • Beautiful south facing gardens available

Facilities at Cottonwood Boutique Hotel

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
Small Hotel
Outdoor License
Coastal Weddings
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Venue Leisure Facilities :
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Car Parking

Cottonwood Boutique Hotel Reviews (9)

Beautiful, amazing and relaxed day
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By Kate and Simon Jones, on 13 Dec 2018Date of Wedding - 19 May 2018

We absolutely love the Cottonwood Boutique Hotel, in fact we love it so much that we hired it exclusively for our wedding (May 2018). The entire day was fantastic and relaxed (just as we wanted), and the service and food were both exceptional. We have received numerous complements about the venue and my wife's employer have also subsequently taken staff there for afternoon tea to say thank you and have used it for coffee meetings. We have eaten at the hotel on several other occasions, including lunch, dinners and afternoon tea, and have always found it to be just as good. The decor is quirky and it certainly isn't a brand new sparkling marble corporate hotel but that's what makes it so special. The feel and staff are both exceptional and attentive while also being relaxed and friendly, a rare mix.

Wedding Day
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By Steph Dixon, on 20 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 05 Aug 2017

It was so perfect! Reiterates how perfect the venue was and how fantastic the staff were from start to finish we are externally grateful. We have decided to renew our vows there in a few years when we have another 1-2 kids (hopefully!) in tow!! It was my nieces idea! Everyone loved it and said how amazing the Cottonwood was along with the staff and the food. I will write a fab review on the website and your book when we next visit. Steph x

Amazing Wedding Day
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By Jacqui Dommett, on 20 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 10 Jun 2017

Hi Helen, Sorry for the delay in replying, we've been rushing around for our honeymoon tomorrow but we're all organised now. Our wedding day was amazing, it felt like a dream. The hotel was great and Gary and his team were so helpful. The food was delicious and there was so much of it. We'd definitely recommend you to people. I know the people who stayed in the hotel were all very impressed with their rooms and ours was beautiful, especially the way the bed had been decorated. Thanks Helen for everything it's been brilliant! Jacqui and Duncan June 2017

Fantastic Wedding Venue
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By Claire Mitchell, on 02 May 2017Date of Wedding - 22 Apr 2017

Thank you! What an excellent day! Everything ran so smoothly after I arrived 15 minutes late! Lots of guest commented on how lovely the venue looked and how delicious the food was. My mother in law personally thanked the chef. Gary was great and everything ran like clock work. Cannot thank all the staff enough - so professional and nothing was too much trouble. The rooms look beautiful now they've been decorated. Even the sun came out for us! Thank you for organising it for us

Thank you!
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By Benji Southorn, on 02 May 2017Date of Wedding - 11 Mar 2017

Thank you for asking and everything went great. Everybody commented on how much they enjoyed it and especially the food. The DJ also did a Great job. You were fantastic in helping us organise everything and thank you for everything you have done. Ben and Naomi.

Thank you
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By Jo Sammuller, on 02 May 2017Date of Wedding - 16 Dec 2016

It was absolutely fabulous from start to finish, thank you for all your help, Gary was great and everything went smoothly the food was amazing and very positive feedback from all guests. The service from all of the staff was great too. Would highly recommend the venue to anyone planning a wedding. Thanks again for all your help

Cottonwood Boutique Hotel
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By Mellissa Campion, on 02 May 2017Date of Wedding - 05 Nov 2016

Lovely.... lovely....perfect .....fabulous. What more can I say. If someone had given me a million pounds and said to me to plan my perfect wedding day, it would have been no better. You were patient and kind and helped me plan the day. I must have emailed/phoned you at least 50 times!!! Gary was so quietly ultra efficient. We had so many bits and pieces and everything was spot on. The lady who did the chair covers did such a good job with roses and ribbons....please thank her. The food was...... what can I say.....beautifully presented and yum!!! from the cream tea to the wedding breakfast and evening buffet with the impressive fruit platter. It's was fab. ....and all the staff were so efficient and kind.... they even warmed milk for our old Aunty (101 years old) several times. Please thank the whole team at the Cottonwood.

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By Juliette Crabb, on 02 May 2017Date of Wedding - 10 Sep 2016

Thank you so much for everything you did to make our wedding reception the amazing event it turned out to be. You couldn't have been any more helpful when it came to organising it and you made it so easy and straightforward for us. Everything went so smoothly (or that's how it was made to look on the day) and everyone had an absolutely brilliant time. I'm so glad we were able to have our reception at the Cottonwood, it was better than we had hoped it would be and so thank you again, so much, for everything. Thank you,

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By Jennifer Cunha, on 02 May 2017Date of Wedding - 05 Sep 2015

My husband & I live in London but due to family connections we chose Bournemouth as the location for our Wedding. After viewing several places there was no question that The Cottonwood Hotel was the perfect location for our Wedding in September 2015. We absolutely loved the decor, the amazing seaviews and the event management staff were so welcoming from our very first visit. As we had many Wedding guests from overseas, and other parts of the UK, we wanted a location where people could stay at the same location as the Wedding and the Cottonwood offers an excellent exclusive arrangement where the whole hotel can be hired for 24 hours which was perfect for us! The event management staff were absolutely amazing and nothing was too much trouble for them. The food was impeccable, the timing of every element of the Wedding was perfect and it all ran exactly as we'd planned. On our Wedding day my husband & I did not have to worry about anything as it was all taken care of by the Cottonwood staff and we enjoyed the perfect day with all our guests. The feedback we have had from our guests has also been excellent and many plan to return to The Cottonwood for weekend breaks. I would wholeheartedly recommend this hotel as an amazing location for a Wedding and I cannot wait to return for our 1 year anniversary.

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