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On since 2021

Last update: May 2024

St Leonards Hotel is a hotel wedding venue located in St Leonards, Dorset. Situated on the edge of the New Forest, just a short drive from Bournemouth and Poole, this traditional country hotel is an idyllic wedding destination. Here, you and your loved ones will discover a place of quiet beauty and serenity, a place where hopes and dreams find fulfilment. No idea is too small; no vision is too distant that it cannot be achieved. Your wedding marks the beginning of a new chapter of your life, and the team at this hotel would be delighted to help you tell your story.

Facilities and Capacity

St Leonards Hotel is available for wedding ceremonies and receptions. The hotel has a spacious, versatile function room that can accommodate 80 seated guests or up to 120 evening guests. It features a high ceiling, exposed wooden beams, lovely chandeliers, and a wall of windows that bathe the room in warm, natural light. A marquee is available for large outdoor events, and the hotel also has a lovely courtyard where you and your guests can mingle. The hotel has 42 guest bedrooms, each with its own sophisticated private facilities. The guest rooms have all been refurbished with your comfort in mind.

Services Offered

St Leonards Hotel offers a range of wedding packages designed to suit a variety of needs and budgets. Bespoke packages can include a ceremony, drinks reception, and evening reception. The hotel is licensed for civil ceremonies, and their team is eager to discuss how they can help turn your unique wedding vision into reality. The hotel’s experienced and dedicated wedding coordinator is available to help you understand your options and guide you through every stage of the planning process. They can put you in touch with trusted local suppliers who provide a wide range of rentals and services. Your coordinator will answer any questions you may have, and they’ll be there to ensure that everything runs smoothly on your big day.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Small hotel
Pub or restaurant
Unusual weddings
Asian wedding
Marquees and tents
Large hotel
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities
Outdoor fireworks permitted

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:


Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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Reviews for St Leonard's Hotel

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4.5 out of 5 rating
5 reviews
90% recommend it
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    4.4 out of 5 rating
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  • Professionalism
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  • Value for money
    4.6 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
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Debbie A. Sent on 29/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent service by miss holly marie kingsbury

My husband and I were both very happy with the wedding package we got for our wedding back in June 2022 our wedding planner miss holly Marie Kingsbury did us proud also the food we had for reception was excellent highly recommend St Leonards hotel to any one who is getting married
Karen W. Sent on 08/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing wedding day

Holly delivered all of our expectations and beyond! The service that was provided was exceptional and Holly made everything stress free. She decorated the function room beautifully and managed the day amazingly! The food was delicious and guests keep commenting to me now 3 months later how lovely it was. She made sure that the evening ran smoothly and swiftly and I cannot fault anything. I would highly recommend this business again for wedding functions and the price was very reasonable.
Russell C. Sent on 28/10/2023
4.4 out of 5 rating

Best wedding ever

Best wedding ever, but then we would say that wouldn't we! LOL.
Seriously though, I've been to many many weddings for my work and some are posher (some too posh tbh) and some have nicer grounds. But for us it was all about the experience and having most of our family and friends with us for our special day. Did everything run to time? Definitely not; but we wouldn't have had it any other way! Was the weather good to us? Definitely not, but we hardly noticed, as planned for it. Staff at St Leonards are lovely and very helpful. Having said that, they could have done with more staff working on the day, as the reception food was rather slow in coming out. Room was dressed nicely and the food was really good, and excellent value for money too compared to town centre hotels and posher out of town venues. I've been to the St Leonards hotel dozens of times over many years, and whilst it's not posh, it is good and we would recommend it to anyone.
Sophie Sent on 05/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Lovely Day

Holly & her team were fab! Myself my husband and all my guests had a fantastic day
Terry Sent on 21/04/2003
3 out of 5 rating

Very popular Out-of-Town location for Weddings & Receptions

Very attentive staff handle Weddings\Receptions efficiently. Nice building, good grounds.
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