Cottonwood Boutique Hotel

(11 reviews) 11 5
East Overcliff Drive Bournemouth Dorset BH1 3AP
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About Cottonwood Boutique Hotel

East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth
Dorset, BH1 3AP

Congratulations on your forthcoming Wedding and thank you, for your interest in holding your Wedding at The Cottonwood Boutique Hotel.


Our hotel offers the perfect wedding venue, with its decadent and boutique décor.  We are located within peaceful gardens, overlooking the beautiful Poole Bay, on Bournemouth’s East Cliff.  Our panoramic views stretch from the Isle of Wight, all the way to the world famous Old Harry Rocks.


We can accommodate up to 90 guests for your Wedding Ceremony and Wedding Breakfast and then for your Evening Reception, we can offer a maximum capacity of 150 guests.


All of our function rooms are licensed for Civil Ceremonies, along with our lovely little Wedding Hut in the Garden, for any couples that wish to get married outside. Obviously, being in England, this is weather dependant!


With our 29 stylishly decorated bedrooms, we can also offer the hotel on an ‘Exclusive use’ basis. If you feel you would like this many bedrooms and would like a quote, please let me know. Exclusive use gives you the flexibility to hire the entire hotel for 24 hours.  Imagine having your own Edwardian Villa, accommodating just you, your family and your friends. 


Our beautifully quirky hotel has just undergone a light refurbishment and now has new carpets fitted throughout the public areas.  Come and have a look around, to see if the Cottonwood Boutique Hotel is the Wedding venue for you.


Please contact Emma, our Weddings and Events Manager, if you would like to make an appointment and she will be happy to book you in for a visit

• Beautiful Sea Views, ideal for your wedding photos • Accommodation available for both you and your guests • Retains the elegance and character of the original Edwardian Villa • Fully licensed for civil ceremonies, both indoor and outdoor • Exclusive Use available • Delicious menus, for your wedding breakfast

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
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Car Parking
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

Cottonwood Boutique Hotel Reviews (11)

Fantastic Day
Venue Service

By Gemma Holland, on 20 Nov 2019Date of Wedding - 28 Sep 2019

We got married here Saturday,, 28/09/19 I can honestly say what a fantastic day we had,, the day ran so smoothly thanks to u,, special thanks to Emma the events manager for putting up with me for nearly 2 years ha ha,, and also a huge thank you to the kitchen staff who had to put my cake back together after it was in a accident ???? here’s our fav photo in the library xx

Perfect Day
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By Ami Howard, on 25 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 13 Jul 2019

Thank you so much for hosting us on Saturday, we had such a great day. All of the staff were so lovely and couldn’t do enough for us. Everyone that came also said what a lovely hotel it is and that if they’re in the area they will definitely be staying again. And I’m 100% hoping we’ll be back asap! Dante loves the beach now and is asking to go back every day. As for the meal, that sounds so good! Hugh had mentioned to me about it and we’re both very excited to come back and stay for our anniversary. Thank you again for everything you have done, you are amazing ??

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,

Cottonwood Boutique Hotel
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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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