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Venues

IWhether you hold your wedding reception in a stately home, hotel, village hall or your favourite pub, it’s going to be the best party of your life, so to avoid any misunderstanding, always confirm every detail in writing.
Wherever you choose, make sure there’s enough space for your guests in the room itself and enough parking spaces outside for their cars.

Try to opt for a reception venue which is reasonably close to where you are holding the ceremony – no problem if you’re marrying at a licensed venue and holding wedding and reception under one roof.

 

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If you’re planning a hotel reception, have a meal there before you make the booking, so you can check on the food and the service, as well as the atmosphere and the facilities.
Many hotels will offer a host of additional services, included in the cost of the reception – from a red carpet welcome to fresh flowers on the tables, from the services of a toastmaster to the hire of a cake stand and knife, from complementary wedding night accommodation for the bride and groom to special rates for wedding guests who want to stay overnight. Some will even invite you back for a complementary celebration dinner on your first wedding anniversary.

Check exactly what is offered and make sure you get a written list. Wherever you choose to hold your reception, find out during what times the rooms – and bar facilities – will be available. If you’re using a village hall and your own caterers, for instance, you will need access early in the day to set up decorations, flowers and your cake and you may need a drinks licence for your bar, which the committee will have to apply for on your behalf. Check also whether you have to hire crockery, cutlery, glasses, tables and chairs.
If you’re having small children at your wedding, find out whether there’s a separate room where they can be entertained and think of providing a mobile creche so both you and their parents can relax and enjoy the day without having to worry about them.

DAYS HOTEL MARSHAM COURT

Russell Cotes Road, Bournemouth BH1 3AB
01202 446644

HIGHCLIFFE CASTLE

Rothesay Drive, Highcliffe, Dorset, BH23 4LE
01425 278807

BURLEY MANOR

Ringwood Road, Burley SO15 2WY
01425 403522

LYNDHURST PARK HOTEL

78 High Street, Lyndhurst SO43 7NL
02380 283923

LORD BUTE

179-185 Lymington Road, Highcliffe BH23 4JS
01425 278884

OLD THORNS

Liphook, Hampshire E GU30 7PE
01428 725847

BOURNEMOUTH HIGHCLIFF MARRIOTT HOTEL

St Michael's Road, Bournemouth BH2 5DU
01202 557724

MERLEY HOUSE

Wimborne
01202 912374

THE RIVIERA HOTEL

Alum Chine, Bournemouth BH4 8JF
01202 763653

SYMONDSBURY ESTATE

Symondsbury DT6 6EX
01308 424116

THE CUSTOM HOUSE

Poole Quayside
01202 676767

THE ITALIAN VILLA

Compton Acres, 164 Canford Cliffs Road, Poole BH13 7ES
01202 816074

THE MAYFAIR HOTEL

Bath Road, Bournemouth BH1 2NW
01202 551983

OCEANA HOTELS

East Over Cliff Drive, Bournemouth
01202 298350

MENZIES EAST CLIFF COURT HOTEL

East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth BH1 3AN
01202 554545

ATHELHAMPTON HOUSE & GARDENS

Dorchester DT2 7LG
01305 848363

BOURNEMOUTH HIGHCLIFF MARRIOTT HOTEL

St Michael's Road, Bournemouth BH2 5DU
01202 557724

THE VICTORIAN BARN

Blandfprd Forum
01258 817501

THE THISTLE HOTEL

The Quay, Poole BH15 1HD
01202 666800

TRENDERWAY FARM

.Pelynt, Polperro, Cornwall PL13 2LY
01503 272214

SOUTHAMPTON PARK HOTEL

Cumberland Place, Southampton SO15 2WY
02380 343343

HEADLEY PARK HOTEL

Picketts Hill, Sleaford, Bordon GU 35 8TE
01420 472810

WINCHESTER ROYAL HOTEL

St Peter's Street, Winchester SO23 8BS
01962 840840

LULWORTH CASTLE & COURTYARD

East Lulworth, Wareham
0845 4501054

MENZIES CARLTON HOTEL

East Overcliff, Bournemouth BH1 3DN
01202 552011

KINGSTON MAURWARD

near Dorchester DT2 8PY
01305 215050

HOOKE COURT

near Beaminster, West Dorset DT8 3NX
01308 862260