Mercure Southampton Central Dolphin Hotel

(3 reviews) 3 5
34-35 High Street Southampton Hampshire SO14 2HN
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About Mercure Southampton Central Dolphin Hotel

34-35 High Street, Southampton
Hampshire, SO14 2HN

The Mercure Southampton Dolphin Hotel is in the city centre of Southampton’s old town where it has stood for over 600 years, serving throughout this period as a welcome place to rest for weary travellers. Today the building is classed as a grade two ‘star’ building.

This hotel was first established in 1550 and has a fascinating history. Shakespeare and company performed plays in the inn yard, Thomas Hardy refers to it in Trumpet Major and Jane Austen danced here at Assembly Balls at two stages in her life (arranged by Florence Nightingale’s mother). The hotel was rebuilt in 1775 to accommodate spa visitors and it supposedly has the biggest bay windows in England; Thackeray sat in one of them to write Pendennis.

The Mercure Southampton Centre Dolphin Hotel can host wedding ceremonies and wedding breakfasts for up to 100 guests, or 120 for an evening reception, and can tailor a wedding ceremony and reception to your individual requirements. Use of a red carpet on arrival; hire of a cake stand and cake knife; your table plan, place cards and menus; overnight accommodation for the bride and groom and special accommodation rates for your guests (subject to availability).

• Historical – Grade 2 Listed Building • Central Location • Unique Experience • Romantic • Stunning architectural featured including two of the largest bay windows in Britain • 4 Star hotel with AA rosette award for food quality

Facilities at Mercure Southampton Central Dolphin Hotel

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the City
Large Hotel
Pub or Restaurant
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Pets Welcome
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
100 to 150 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster

Mercure Southampton Central Dolphin Hotel Reviews (3)

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By Mr and Mrs Woodman Plant, on 05 Apr 2019Date of Wedding - 02 Feb 2019

Jason and I would like to thank you so much for a great day. It’s was so magical and perfect and just can’t thank you enough. Thank you so much Lots of love Mr & Mrs Woodman-Plant

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By Gina and James, on 05 Apr 2019Date of Wedding - 28 Jul 2018

Just wanted to say a huge thank you for being so amazing on Saturday. We couldn't have asked for any more and the day was faultless, everything was how I imagined it and more and I couldn't get over how beautiful the room was. I have had so many people praise you all and the waiters too. Nothing was too much trouble. I'd like to also say thank you to Dan as he was brilliant.

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By Sam and John, on 05 Apr 2019Date of Wedding - 27 Jul 2018

John and I would just like to say a huge thank you once again for making our wedding day extra special. We had a wonderful day and it has given us an extra special start to our married life. Thank you Sam and John

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