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).
Reviews for Mercure Southampton Central Dolphin Hotel
Recommended by 100% of couples
Mr and Mrs Woodman Plant · Married on 02/02/2019
Jason and I would like to thank you so much for a great day.Sent on 05/04/2019
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
Gina and James · Married on 28/07/2018
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.Sent on 05/04/2019
I'd like to also say thank you to Dan as he was brilliant.
Sam and John · Married on 27/07/2018
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.Sent on 05/04/2019
Sam and John