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There are many civil ceremony venues, churches and other wedding services in Bournemouth and surrounding areas throughout Dorset, of which the following are just a few.

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Silhouette Reportage Wedding Photography - Bournemouth Wedding Photographers specialising in reportage (documentary style) wedding photography in Dorset and Hampshire.

Dorset Budget Wedding Photography - Professional and affordable wedding photography for Mon - Thurs and short notice availability for weddings Fri - Sun by long established local wedding photographers.

Reception / Civil Ceremony Venues

Sandbanks Hotel - An idyllic venue located by the beach overlooking Poole Bay with outstanding levels of service. Choose to have the ceremony and celebrations here or impress your guests with this lovely location for your reception.

The Chine Hotel Bournemouth - The perfect venue for weddings and receptions. The mature gardens add so much to the beauty of your wedding day. From the stately pine trees which afford a glorious backdrop to the enchanting lily pond, complete with gentle waterfall - quite perfect for formal and informal photographs or drinks before dining.

Mortons House Hotel Corfe Castle, Dorset - An enchanting 16th Century Manor House converted into a luxury hotel, located in the beautiful village of Corfe Castle. Licensed for Civil ceremonies, an ideal venue for ceremony and reception. The Elizabethan Room is an ideal suite for the honeymoon with an antique four poster bed, attractive fireplace and spa bathroom. Perfect for your special day.

The Cumberland Hotel Bournemouth - Dramatically located on Bournemouth’s prestigious East Cliff overlooking the ocean. The Cumberland resembles one of Miami’s Ocean Drive Art Deco style hotels and also has cutting edge service to match. The Oceana Room at the Cumberland is often referred to as the most stylish function suite on the South Coast and has a massive free span dome, with amazing colour changing spectacle and bespoke chandelier. Licensed for Civil Ceremonies & Civil Partnerships in all of the function rooms.

The RNLI College Poole - A contemporary venue in a stunning waterside setting offering the perfect backdrop for your special day, together with excellent food and service, guaranteeing you and your guests a day to remember. Don't forget by holding your wedding at the college, you will help to raise essential funds for saving lives at sea. This is a unique way to share the joy of your special day.

The Orchid Hotel Bournemouth - Contemporary boutique-styled hotel suitable for intimate weddings which can be held inside in the Sakura Suite or outside in the private courtyard. Located just a short walk from the main beach on the exclusive East Cliff coastline makes it ideal for some beach wedding photography.

The Haven Hotel Poole - The Haven Hotel is justifiably proud of its location on the water’s edge with views across Poole Bay and the Purbecks. Whether you exchange your vows or arrive as newlyweds at the Haven Hotel you will be assured of an excellent service and memories that will last a lifetime.

The Harbour Heights Hotel Poole - Luxury wedding venue with superb service. A contemporary venue for weddings and receptions. with stunning views over Poole Bay, Brownsea Island and the rolling hills of the Purbecks.

Parley Manor - A popular location with couples. Picturesque gardens providing great photographic opportunities and a marquee for your reception.

The Tudor Grange Bournemouth - A fabulous wedding venue with exclusive use. The Tudor Grange is Bournemouth's most historic and unique wedding venue. A great location near to the town centre and sandy beach set back in secluded gardens, offering a tranquil and elegant venue for your wedding day.

Beach Weddings Bournemouth - The only wedding venue where you can be married on the beach making it completely unique. This is the first time in England and Wales that a couple can have their legal wedding or civil partnership ceremony on the sands. Never before have couples been able to enjoy their ceremony and sign their marriage or civil partnership certificate right on the beach.

The Langtry Manor Bournemouth - Whether looking for somewhere special to hold your wedding reception or your complete wedding, Langtry Manor can offer an unrivalled setting with excellent food and friendly, professional service to match. What could be more romantic than to get married in the love nest of a king? The Langtry Manor Hotel has now become one of the most popular venues for weddings and marriages in Bournemouth, Dorset.

The Crown Hotel Blandford - The Crown Hotel is a beautiful Georgian property with a separate function suite perfect for your wedding reception or ceremony. With its own facilities and walled garden, it is perfect for country house style wedding without the expense!

Kingston Country Courtyard Wareham - Kingston Country Courtyard specialise in weddings designed to meet your own specific needs, formal or informal. The 18th century Purbeck stone barn can seat up to 120 guests and is licenced for civil ceremonies.

Bridal Boutiques

Special Occasions - A popular Bridal shop where you can be assured of a professional and caring service when choosing the dress of your dreams.

Something New Bridal House - Stunning collection of Bridal gowns. Choose your gown in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Isobel's Bridal & Groom - Mainly new and ex-sample wedding dresses. Accessories and Bridesmaids dresses also available. A range of menswear for the group will make this a one stop shop for your wedding attire.

Courtyard Bridal - Courtyard Bridal offer a friendly and relaxed atmosphere in which to choose your bridal gown, bridesmaid dresses and bridal accessories.


Austin Beauford Wedding Cars - Immaculate and prestigious wedding cars  so that you can arrive in style at your wedding.  They are dressed ready to take you and your bridal party to your wedding by drivers who are immaculately dressed in full chauffeur uniform and experienced in providing a superior wedding service. With your car it will have no other commitments on that day, so there will no time restraints on your wedding day.

Barnes Wedding Cars - Vintage and classic car hire from a company that has a reputation for excellent service.

Christchurch Cars - We have had the pleasure of working with Christchurch Cars on many occasions and we can highly recommend them. Very professional, courteous and helpful. Check out their Champagne run and Sunset drive. Great value.


Wedding Memories - Wedding videographers based in Dorset who specialise in creating high quality contemporary wedding films.


Fancie Buns Cakery - Fancie Buns design & create stunning Wedding Cakes.They offer a by appointment design service, which includes an hours consultation with the Bride & Groom. During this consultation you will get the chance to sample some of our cake flavours & discuss your design ideas to create your perfect cake.


Wildberry Flowers - Inspirational florists with original and contemporary ideas, or maybe you want traditional and simplicity. Whatever you want we can provide wedding flowers in Dorset and surrounding area.

Signature Flowers - Signature Flowers believe that every wedding is unique and can provide a timeless traditional style, contemporary stylish look, or something modern and funky, by using the freshest quality flowers and working closely with you they can help create a dream look for the most important and memorable day of your life.

Concept Flowers - A florist with lots of creative ideas for bouquets and decorating ceremony and reception venues catering for weddings of all sizes from intimate to extravagant making your wedding unique.

Simply Flowers -  Provides beautiful bouquets for the Bride and Bridesmaids. Well known throughout Bournemouth, Poole and surrounding area for fabulous venue decorating with stunning and creative floral arrangements.


Sharp 9 - A jazz trio who provide contemporary jazz and pop music for your wedding. Background music during your drinks reception or wedding breakfast or more lively for your evening celebrations to get your guests dancing. They can be booked either solo or as a duo or trio.


Claire Manners - Clare is an experienced Saxonphonist and can provide background music for your ceremony, drinks reception and wedding breakfast. She is also part of the fabulous jazz trio Sharp 9 (details above).

Sam Ryall - Music for special events, functions and corporate, is well provided for by professional organist, pianist, keyboardist and musical director Sam Ryall, aka Musical Sam. Music from the start to finish of any special event or function. Requests a speciality; can also provide jazz trios, wedding choirs, DJ music, string quartets and more. Twenty years' experience, public liability included.


Viva Las Vegas - Treat your guests to a fun game of Roulette, Blackjack and Poker using your own personalised money, which can be used as favours. Ideal for bridging that gap between the wedding breakfast and your first dance. 'The excitement of a real casino with none of the risks'!

Make Up Artists

Parley Studio - Kate a professional and friendly make up artist making you look even more beautiful for your special day. Often works with Sam the hair stylist.

Model Makeovers - On your wedding day you want to look and feel special. Jess will create a natural and radiant look that will last all day.

Hair Stylists

Parley Studio - Bridal hair from classic curls to contemporary styles Sam will make sure that you look your best. She works quickly paying attention to detail and ensuring that you will be ready on time.

Brideshair - Tracy can provide contemporary high fashion styles specialising in full hair-up for every occasion. Her talent and expertise means she is competent to bring a twist to each individual style in today's on trend fashion.


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First Dance

Aspects of Dance - Martin and Jacqueline can help you achieve that perfect 1st dance. Wow your guests with a professionally choreographed routine or maybe you just want the confidence to really enjoy your 1st dance. Book a trial lesson with Martin and Jacqueline who will teach you in a fun and friendly way, putting you at ease resulting in a 1st dance that you will be proud of.


Hollywood Party Centre - Fancy dress sales and hire. Costume accessories, Wigs, Make-Up, Masks and a great selection of items for Hen and Stag parties.

Hollywood Balloon Arcade - Balloons for any party including Hen parties. Complete Wedding Balloon decorating service with packages to suit all budgets. They can supply arches for cake table, head table spirals, hearts, free standing floor and table arrangements as well as exploding balloons and much more. Fireworks for your special occasion are also available

It’s Epic - Have your Hen and Stag, Team Bride, Team Groom T Shirts printed at Its Epic, no minimum order requirements. They can also supply personalised Bride and Groom items such as ‘Do Not Disturb’ embroidered sign, ring Cushions, Towels, Bottle Bags and Bridesmaids dolls. You can even get your own items embroidered.

Red Star Fancy Dress - Offers various fancy dress costumes and accessories, used often for stag and hen parties, plus wedding receptions and parties.

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