The Cumberland Hotel

(15 reviews) 15 5
East Overcliff Drive Seafront Bournemouth Dorset BH1 3AF
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About The Cumberland Hotel

East Overcliff Drive, Seafront, Bournemouth
Dorset, BH1 3AF

The 4 Star Cumberland Hotel in Bournemouth has become one of the South Coasts destination luxury hotels in recent years, and is now seen as one of the most fashionable and unique hotels in the UK. Located on the prestigious East Cliff, overlooking miles of beautiful golden sandy beaches. Think clean white lines, green palms, an interior of class and opulence, and a Miami inspired lido deck.

Wedding packages at The Cumberland Hotel in Bournemouth are very different. They have been designed to offer you the opportunity to design your own food and drink package. Menus and food have been chosen to reflect both traditional dishes, and new contemporary favourites. Great care is always taken to select fresh produce. Our wines are also selected to offer old world classics, new world favourites, and even fair trade wines!

Once your event has been planned by you and our dedicated, experienced team, it will then be implemented in the highest of standards by our dynamic operations team, who are all fully trained in customer service. We specialise in customising your big day to make it bespoke. We can cater for weddings from 40 to 200 guests. Please enquire for smaller, tailor made weddings.

SPECIAL ALL INCLUSIVE Autumn Winter Inclusive Packages     October to April only                         

Priced for 50 persons minimum with extra added value


Dedicated use of the main venue and cocktail reception room, Wedding Co-ordinator, Three course Wedding Breakfast plus coffee and mints, Silver Drinks Package including drink on arrival, two glasses of wine with the meal and toasting drink, cake table, knife and stand, white linen napkins, black table cloths, seating plan, easel, printed table plan, menu tasting with culinary team for the bride and groom, toastmaster, private evening bar facility, sea view honeymoon room, limited special room rates for family and friends, large round tables, Classic Evening Finger buffet, Free disco & DJ and white chair covers with coloured sash.


Sunday - Thursday 2020 price      £3190  extra guests at £59 per person

Friday weddings 2020 price          £3700  extra guests at £65 per person

Saturday weddings 2020 Price      £4300 extra guests at £71 per person


Sunday - Thursday 2020 price      £3290  extra guests at £60 per person

Friday weddings 2020 price          £3800 extra guests at £66 per person

Saturday weddings 2020 Price      £4400 extra guests at £72 per person


Sunday - Thursday 2020 price      £3390 extra guests at £61 per person

Friday weddings 2020 price          £3900 extra guests at £67 per person

Saturday weddings 2020 Price      £4500 extra guests at £73 per person


Includes Silver drinks package, off season 3 course Wedding Menu and Evening buffet. Package available Sun- Thurs from £45 per person (min 30 persons) (excludes disco) – available at a supplement price

Extra chair covers charged at £2.00<

• One of the most fashionable and unique hotels in the UK • Dedicated and experienced team • Operations team are fully trained in customer service • We specialise in making your day unique • Can cater for weddings from 10 to 200 guests • Great care is taken to select fresh produce

Facilities at The Cumberland Hotel

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
In the City
Large Hotel
Coastal Weddings
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
Venue Leisure Facilities :
Swimming Pool
Health Suite
Fitness Centre
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
150 to 250 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Other Features :
Car Parking

The Cumberland Hotel Reviews (15)

Wedding Ceremony in the Oceana Suite
Venue Service

By Lizzie and Josuha Presslee, on 17 Feb 2020Date of Wedding - 28 Nov 2019

Absolutely beautiful, such a lovely place to get married. Staff were all polite and the wedding planner carried out such an amazing well timed job. Food was delicious and served piping a beautifully laid table. Well done to the chef and kitchen staff/waiters/waitresses. Would certainly recommend this as a venue for couples looking for an alternative to getting married abroad, no need when England offers this wedding package. - A great big thank you to all staff who ensured my daughter had the best day of her life. Also got to see inside of the brooklyn suite which was spotlessly clean just like the rest of the hotel, the room had a brilliant view of the ocean.’

Weddign Reception and Party
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By Caroline & Chris Hearne, on 17 Feb 2020Date of Wedding - 16 Nov 2019

We booked our wedding reception and eve party here on 16 Nov 19. From start to finish Lisa and Zack were amazing, so friendly, helpful and supportive. We used the ocean ballroom which was suitably decorated with a few xmas decs and really suited our theme. The food, set up, service, music and venue were perfect. I did not have to worry about anything. They helped with the preparation of the room in the day too which took a big weight off me! Callum the DJ was great and played all the music we requested. All in all a great night had, feedback has been so positive, everyone loved it. Highly recommend.’

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By Mr Matthew French & Miss Jessica Irving, on 17 Feb 2020Date of Wedding - 02 Nov 2019

We had our wedding here on 2.11.19. We had the absolute pleasure of having Brian as our wedding coordinator. From the very first time we spoke until the wedding was over, Brian has gone above and beyond to make our day perfect. Nothing was too much trouble, and he kept in constant contact, answering even the smallest questions wasn't an issue. His organisational skills are second to none, and he really made us both feel at ease. The breakfast selection is lovely! Rooms are clean, and very welcoming. The staff were lovely too. Thank you, especially Brian. He is a credit to the company.’

Wedding Weekend
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By Adam and Jane Willmott, on 17 Feb 2020Date of Wedding - 26 Oct 2019

When we started looking for wedding venues last year we viewed nearly everything in Dorset. We walked into the Oceana suite at the Cumberland hotel and instantly fell in love and knew this was the place we wanted to get married. From our initial meeting with Lisa we felt completely safe in her hands. She is so lovely but a complete professional. Being someone who normally likes to take control I was more than happy to let Lisa take the lead. She listens to what you want makes suggestions you may not have thought about and makes your dreams a reality. We decided to stay the night before we had a beautiful room with a sea view the room was immaculate. The wedding day itself ran like clockwork. We didn’t even notice the staff around us as they went about their business making our day so enjoyable. I would like to mention the duty manager that day Jenny, she was so warm nothing was too much trouble and just made our day feel even more perfect so thank you Jenny. The room looked perfect, my guests were blown away with how delicious the food was. We really did have the greatest day. Our DJ was provided by the hotel listened to what we wanted and nailed it, the dance floor never empty. We hired Garry Foley (elvis tribute act) for our entertainment who has worked with the Cumberland for many years and so I felt completely relaxed in the knowledge he could set up without any issue. So if anybody out there is looking for a venue and a stress free day the Cumberland and their staff are amazing. Ask for Lisa she won’t let you down!’

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By Michelle & Mark Taylor, on 17 Feb 2020Date of Wedding - 05 Oct 2019

I recently got married at The Cumberland Hotel and highly recommend the venue. All the way through the process the staff were exceptionally helpful and friendly and Lisa who looked after our wedding from the initial booking was just fantastic. Everything ran smoothly on the day and our families were extremely impressed by the food, staff and venue itself. If your looking for a wedding venue with the personal touch then The Cumberland would be a great option. Thank you everyone for making my day so special. Michelle & Mark’

Womderful Wedding
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By Mrs Karen Butcher & Mr Robert Butcher, on 09 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 14 Jun 2019

Hi Brian We had a wonderful Wedding. I can't thank you and the staff of the hotel enough. the food was amazing and the head guy in the restaurant (sorry I don't know his name) and the other waiting staff were amazing. Everything ran very smoothly and I (we) didn't have to worry about anything. I only have one teenie tiny thing and that is it would have been helpful if there had been cards by the Indian food so everyone new which curry was which. I will miss meeting up with you and chatting, could've talked to you for hours about gardening and the Theatre. You are a very warm and engaging person and i'm so glad we picked you and the hotel to celebrate our Wedding.

Wedding Reception
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By Kariines Bacani & Saqib Noon, on 04 May 2019Date of Wedding - 08 Mar 2019

Lisa was very accommodating and helpful with us. Our booking was short notice but she made sure that all our requests were done. All the staff who served us were friendly. The venue was very clean and appropriate for the event. They can also the flower arrangements upon request. The food was really delicious although it took a while for the main course to be served but it was worth it anyway. Thank you for making our day extra special!

Wedding of the Year
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By Mark Kensley & Derek Thompson, on 04 May 2019Date of Wedding - 08 Sep 2018

The Cumberland hotel hosted our Art Deco style wedding on the 08th September 2018 We chose the venue because we had eaten here before in the Ventana Restaurant and had previously spent many evenings with friends and family. We met with our wedding planner Brian Robbins a year and a half ago and we knew from that day we had chosen well. Brian was just amazing , nothing was too much trouble , he was always on hand when ever you needed to chat or meet Brian made sure everything on the day ran to clockwork We had over 100 guests stay with us for the whole weekend and everybody totally enjoyed themselves, the food was just amazing for the wedding breakfast and evening B-B-Q We take our hats off to all the staff at the Cumberland Hotel you made our day even more special by making us totally able to enjoy ours with no worries All our love Mark and Del Kensley-Thompson

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By Mr John Farnham & Mrs Eileen Farnham, on 04 May 2019Date of Wedding - 07 Sep 2018

OMG, OMG what a brilliant, wonderful time we had getting married at the Cumberland Hotel, the best and our favourite hotel in Bournemouth. Huge thanks to all the staff involved especially Lauren Rabbets for her professionalism, diligence, support and organising the whole day/event it went without a single hitch. Also an enormous thanks to all the staff, to Zak who always goes above and beyond his role and kept us smiling all day. To Erica for keeping our room lovely, and to all the rest of the staff at the Cumberland who made our day. We cannot praise this hotel enough thanks guys see you soon. Lots love Eileen & John Farnham

Wedding Venue
Venue Service

By Mr Mark Williams & Miss Julia Castineiras, on 04 May 2019Date of Wedding - 03 Aug 2018

We booked the Cumberland Hotel because is one of the best hotels in Bournemouth to celebrate ourwedding and we love the art deco. A big thank you to Brian Robbins for being very helpful and professional. We really appreciated it. Brian was always providing useful piece of advice. He also liased with the decoration and cake suppliers which made our life much easier. Brian also offered to change the suite with balcony which was perfect to take photos with my parents and friends before the ceremony. Definetely he delivered a great and amazing customer service. The organization was great. We had the ceremony and reception at the hotel and everything went smoothly. Everybody enjoyed breakfast and evening buffet which was very tasty. We would highly recommend the Cumberland Hotel as a wedding venue.

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By Mr & Mrs Ian & Katie Walker, on 04 May 2019Date of Wedding - 02 Aug 2018

Brian the wedding coordinator was amazing from start to end, he listened and made our ideas and wishes come true. The venue was incredible, a stunning location for a wedding overlooking the Dorset beaches. The organisation and attention to detail was outstanding. My husband and I couldn’t have wished for a more perfect day and this was down to Brian and his team at this wonderful hotel. Thank you so Much, Katie and Ian

wedding of Mr & Mrs Mark & Sonia Storrie
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By Susie J, on 04 May 2019Date of Wedding - 16 Jun 2018

Nice hotel and friendly staff We stayed overnight as my cousin was renewing her wedding vows there. The Oceana function room was beautiful. The food was very yummy. The staff were friendly and helpful. We stayed in a comfort double which was lovely, clean and tidy. We were very impressed with breakfast and the amount of choice. We would happy to visit again.

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