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On since 2023

Last update: February 2024

Escape to the tranquil countryside and create unforgettable memories on your special day at The Bear of Burton. Our private spaces are ideal for intimate gatherings, and for those seeking a truly magnificent celebration, the option to reserve the entire hotel is available. With our comprehensive Bear Wedding Packages, we take the stress out of planning, ensuring your day is filled with beautiful memories.

Your wedding day is a momentous occasion, and at The Bear of Burton, we understand that every couple should have the chance to create a wedding that reflects their unique style and desires. Nestled in the picturesque New Forest, our hotel boasts years of wedding experience and is committed to providing you with a dedicated wedding planner to ensure your big day unfolds seamlessly, meeting and exceeding your expectations.

In addition, we are delighted to announce that we are now licensed to host wedding ceremonies at The Bear. This means you can relax and enjoy all aspects of your celebration in one place.

Exclusive to you for the day, The Bear of Burton offers elegant reception rooms, ten boutique en-suite rooms for your guests, and expansive terraces where you can host your reception drinks, or even your ceremony!

We also offer the perfect intimate setting for smaller weddings, without the need for exclusive hire. You can choose any of the following areas, which can be hired for an agreed length of time:

Library - Ideal for a cosy gathering, our Library can hold up to 22 guests. It provides an intimate and sophisticated atmosphere for your special day.

Drawing Room - Our Drawing Room is perfect for hosting up to 20 seated guests. With its elegant ambiance, it's an excellent choice for a smaller, yet elegant wedding celebration.

Tack Room - The Tack Room offers space for up to 26 guests. It provides a warm and inviting environment for your wedding, accommodating both intimate and slightly larger gatherings.

These spaces are designed to cater to your specific needs and preferences, allowing you to create a personalised and memorable wedding experience. Contact our team for more details on how these rooms can be tailored to your unique wedding vision.

Located in Christchurch, Dorset, The Bear of Burton offers a highly personalised wedding experience in the breathtaking backdrop of the New Forest, offering breathtaking countryside views that create the perfect backdrop for wedding photos that you and your partner will treasure for years to come. Our dedicated team is committed to ensuring that your wedding day truly reflects your unique tastes and preferences, making it a day to remember. For more information on the exclusive rental of The Bear of Burton for your wedding festivities, please reach out to our dedicated team.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Small hotel
Pub or restaurant
Unusual weddings
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

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

Evening entertainment:

Entertainment licence
Evening reception facilities
Outdoor fireworks permitted

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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15-17 Salisbury Road BH23 7JG Christchurch (Dorset)
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