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On since 2023

Last update: May 2024

The Riviera Hotel is a wedding and events venue located in the coastal town of Bournemouth in Dorset, England. Nestled near Poole and in the woody Alum Chine, this hotel serves as an ideal setting for couples that want to say their vows by the oceanfront. The variety of wedding packages, event spaces, and onsite amenities will ensure that you and your guests have a wave of a good time.

Facilities and Capacity

The Riviera Hotel can host events of various sizes, from intimate gatherings of 30 to detailed, lavish events of 200. Since the hotel is licensed for civil ceremonies, you will have the option to spend your entire day onsite for an all-in-one experience. Their largest option is the Mauritania Suite, which sports an open floor plan to create a variety of seating arrangements. The down-to-earth design scheme, from the exposed wood walls to the minimalist lighting fixtures, will ensure that the couple's wedding theme takes the spotlight. Also present is the Conservatory Restaurant, where up to 140 guests can dine and dance while surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows and picturesque views. For a more close-knit ceremony, you're welcome to make the most out of the Brittanic suite. Here, you can place your altar in front of the large windows, covering your ceremony in plenty of natural light. In addition, you and your loved ones can enjoy an overnight stay in one of the many onsite bedrooms and apartments, with sea views and private balconies allowing you to fully take in the fresh seaside air.

Services Offered

The hotel staff includes a dedicated wedding team ready to work with you throughout your planning process. You will have multiple packages to choose from, which can be customised to suit your needs, wants, and budget. For your menu, the catering team will be ready to provide a selection of dishes to match your favourite flavours.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Large hotel

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

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

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:

Swimming pool
Fitness centre

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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Reviews for The Riviera Hotel

4.9 out of 5 rating
4.9 out of 5 rating
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97% recommend it
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Anonymous Sent on 19/07/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Card received by hotel from the Bride & Groom

Dear Amy & all the team at the Riviera,
Tony and myself would like to say a big thank you for making our day so special, and making our guests feel so welcome at the hotel. Thanks for all your hard work.
Best wishes
Tony & Kay
Anonymous Sent on 19/07/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Card received by hotel from the Bride & Groom

To the Amy team,
Our wedding day was perfect from start until finish. Our guests raved about the food, ambience and staff.
Thank you so very much to all involved in our special day.
Kim and Gary Wells
Ann Sent on 19/07/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Card received from the mother of the bride

To all the staff on duty for Alex & Jon's wedding 6th Aug. I would just like to thank you all for adding to their special day. The food was wonderful and service faultless.
Yours sincerely
Ann Lawson (mother of the bride)
Anonymous Sent on 19/07/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Card received by hotel from the Bride & Groom

Dear Amy & the team at the Riviera,

Thank you so much for all you did to make our special day run so smoothly. Everything was perfect!
So many of our guests have commented on how lovely the food was and how attentive your staff were.
We look forward to joining you again to celebrate our first anniversary!
Love Paul & Louise
Anonymous Sent on 19/07/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Card received by hotel from the Bride & Groom

To Amy and the whole team,

Thank you for making our day so perfect, it was everything we could have asked for.

Doug & Jill
Anonymous Sent on 19/07/2017
4 out of 5 rating

Trip Advisor review received from Bride & Groom

Totally fabulous venue for a wedding. So helpful, everything perfect. So pleased!!! Bridal suite needs to be a little more'luxury' but genuinely all just great!!!!! Recommended.....check it out for YOUR WEDDING
Ali Sent on 19/04/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Staff - Perfect Day

Our wedding day was perfect from start to finish. Out of everyone we spoke to prior to booking, this was the only venue who took the time to discuss OUR needs. Nothing was too much trouble throughout the build up and on our big day. We cannot stress enough how perfect everything was. Thank you so much to the whole team! You're amazing!!!!
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14-16 Burnaby Rd BH4 8JF Bournemouth (Dorset)
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