The Orchid Hotel

(11 reviews) 11 5
34 Gervis Road Bournemouth Dorset BH1 3DH
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About The Orchid Hotel

34 Gervis Road, Bournemouth
Dorset, BH1 3DH

The Orchid Hotel is newly refurbished making it the perfect enchanting venue for truly unique wedding. The modern and contemporary function rooms are designed with couples in mind. We are licensed for civil ceremonies and offer a choice of indoor and outdoor settings accomodating any special request, meaning the whole day can be spent at the delightful hotel.

The Orchid can cater for all sized weddings. Our smaller function room is perfect for an intimate occasion, with all your close friends and family, with doors leading onto the beautiful and quaint courtyard.

We can also cater for bigger weddings, and we offer a larger function room which is ideal for this. The room can accommodate 100 people for a wedding breakfast and 160 for a reception.

The beautiful courtyard offers pergola and is perfectly romantic for a garden wedding.

Exclusive use of the hotel is also available for those who want the privacy and special touch of exclusive hire. Imagine 31 bedrooms, the whole place and all of our friendly and attentive staff at hand to ensure the most elegant day for you and your guests.

Every part of your special day is tailor made at The Orchid Hotel, including the menu and venue styling.

The highly experienced and dedicated team pride themselves on making your dream wedding a reality and a day for everyone to remember. 

The Orchid Hotel won a silver Certificate of Excellence in the 2019 Wedding Awards.

• Recently refurbished • 32 bedrooms available for your guests • Experience and dedicated wedding team • Room to accommodate 100 for a wedding breakfast and 160 for a reception • Choice of indoor and outdoor settings • Perfect and romantic garden

Facilities at The Orchid Hotel

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the City
Small Hotel
Coastal Weddings
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
DJ Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator

The Orchid Hotel Reviews (11)

The most wonderful day of my life
Venue Service

By Zoe, on 25 Jan 2019Date of Wedding - 10 Nov 2018

The staff at The Orchid were amazing from start to finish. In the build up to the day we were completely supported with meetings, phone calls and emails and all our requests were listened to. A wedding can be stressful but the entire staff made us feel like we were the most important. On the actual day they kept us calm (nice gin and tonic sent to the bride whilst he ready) and all our guests felt very welcomed.

A Perfect Wedding Day
Venue Service

By Stephanie Gillard, on 25 Jan 2019Date of Wedding - 01 Nov 2018

Thank you to Helen and team for our perfect wedding day. All our requests were listened to and executed with professionalism. We naturally made changes along the way and it was with ease that these were implemented. A lovely boutique hotel and wonderful ambience. Friendly and professional staff and Helen was always calm and reassuring. The food, wine and service was exceptional and a choice of rooms to suit your specific needs. We were also fortunate to be able to enjoy the outside patio area through to the evening. The Orchid Hotel was recommended to us and we recommend it to you.

Amazing Wedding Day
Venue Service

By Chloe Pearce, on 25 Jan 2019Date of Wedding - 01 Sep 2018

I had the pleasure of having my wedding and reception at The Orchid Hotel, I have to say everything was perfect! Helen, George and all of the other staff did a great job in ensuring the day went smoothly from start to finish. Everything from the presentation of the lovely Paloma Suite and Aurelia Suite to the food served during the wedding breakfast was brilliant. Attention to detail was on point and everything went seamlessly thanks to everyone working on that day. The wedding breakfast, canapes and evening buffet were all lovely. We had a fantastic day and the staff were great. All of the rooms we reserved for wedding guests were very well presented and clean. The Master Room was lovely and very comfortable. The feedback from our family was stunning and we all loved this venue. This hotel is a perfect place to host a wedding celebration. We have made some wonderful memories from the day and we certainly could not be happier. We would happily relive the day over and over again. We look forward to returning to the hotel and restaurant, we would definitely recommend. Thank you!!

Hopefully we wont get married again, but if we do
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By Zoe and Jamie, on 25 Jan 2019Date of Wedding - 18 Aug 2018

As with all sensible grooms, I let the bride have maximal control and governance over the choice of venue. And I’m really glad I did, as the Orchid was AMAZING! Helen and all the staff did everything they could to help us feel at ease from the off. All the planning was made simple for us, and some of our special requirements were met with minimal fuss or hassle. Our families and guests all loved the decor and even though the weather was terrible (we mean really, really bad) all day it was still the perfect venue as everyone mingled indoors. We can’t thank everyone there enough and have lots of happy memories of our special day :-)

Stylish & Beautiful
Venue Service

By Osman Ahmed, on 25 Jan 2019Date of Wedding - 08 Aug 2018

We had a great day at The Orchid Hotel for our wedding reception. The food was amazing, the service was fantastic, and the location is beautiful. Would definitely recommend The Orchid Hotel to any brides out there looking for a boutique venue. Helen and the team were brilliant!

Perfect Wedding
Venue Service

By Mr and Mrs Pepper, on 11 Oct 2017Date of Wedding - 24 Sep 2017

What can we say…This hotel gave us our perfect wedding on Sunday 24th September 2017. The staff are amazing, very attentive, the food was delicious! We can’t express how wonderful this place is!

Excellent venue
Venue Service

By Nick and Heather, on 11 Oct 2017Date of Wedding - 25 Aug 2017

We had the best time ever at The Orchid. Christina and her team, Lottie, Mick and chef and his team looked after us and our guests perfectly. The welcome drinks and canapés were delightful and our wedding breakfast was divine. Everything went so smoothly. All guests, day and evening guests remarked on how beautiful The Orchid is. Excellent venue for a wedding. We had amazing weather too! Elvis turned up later and we all enjoyed ourselves hugely. We do pop into The Orchid for drinks and bar snacks now and again ... and that will never stop. It's like being at home ... always a warm welcome. The honeymoon suite is sheer bliss. Big heartfelt thanks to you all. Xx

Amazing hotel and staff!
Venue Service

By Carole and Rob, on 11 Oct 2017Date of Wedding - 12 Aug 2017

What an amazing hotel with amazing staff! We had our wedding here last month and I am so glad that we did - we could not have chosen a better place. From the very first look-around we received nothing but excellent, friendly service - nothing was too much trouble and nothing was a big deal (which is just what apprehensive bride's & groom's-to-be need!). Christina was an incredible planner and really helped turn our thoughts into realities. All the staff we came into contact with, from front of house to the chef, were so helpful and accommodating, keeping every promise made to us. On the actual day, everything went as smooth as glass which is a testament to the amazing crew working here - all our guests commented on how beautiful the hotel was and how attentive the staff were, but to just the right level - attentive without being intrusive. The food was superb - again, lots of comments from guests talking about how lovely the food was, the high quality of it, great taste and great presentation - plus, they also managed to serve 60 people at the same time with piping hot food - no mean feat and often not achieved at other places I've been to for occasions like this. I only have experience of the honeymoon suite which was beautiful and really comfortable with loads of extra special touches just for the honeymooners - luxurious products in the bathroom, cute Mr & Mrs mugs etc. All of our guests that stayed the night also said their rooms were great - I did not hear any negative comments at all.

Relaxed wedding
Venue Service

By Carla and Jack, on 11 Oct 2017Date of Wedding - 04 Jun 2017

I couldn't have asked for a better day, all of the team were absolutely phenomenal, nothing was too much to ask from start to end. All of our guests absolutely loved it and were singing the praises of the staff and venue. We wanted a relaxed wedding where nothing was too formal and Christina and the rest of the staff made all of this happen. We had exclusively of the hotel and this was the best option as we had breakfast with all of our guests in the morning. We had such a beautiful day and if we could relive it all over again we would still choose the Orchid! We will be revisiting on our anniversary to bring back the memories.

Still smiling
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By Davina and Paul, on 11 Oct 2017Date of Wedding - 03 Jun 2017

Still smiling....Outdoor ceremony, drinks in the sunshine, a trip to the beach, beautiful food, some serious dancing, late night drinks and a comfy bed. A perfect day made possible by a great team.

Best day ever!
Venue Service

By Michelle and Chase, on 11 Oct 2017Date of Wedding - 05 May 2017

We recently held our wedding at The Orchid Hotel and had the best day ever!! Christina and her team were absolutely amazing, nothing was too much trouble and they managed to cater for our needs perfectly!! All of our guests commented on what a wonderful day it was and how the hotel were so friendly and welcoming. We would truly recommend them to anyone wishing to have a stress free and fantastic wedding. Thankyou so much from the bottom of our hearts!!

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