Bournemouth Carlton Hotel

£3500 - £5000 for a package
Up to 150
76 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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We enjoy a unique affinity with weddings at the Bournemouth Carlton, BW Signature Collection. We really do. It stretches back 70 years.
Pricing & Costs

(price per head)

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Maximum Price
Minimum Number of Guests
All-Inclusive wedding package from £47.95 per person January to March or £49.95 April to October and December.

(total price)

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Maximum Price
Number of Guests Included
Our Wedding in a Box package starts from £3500.00 and includes: Bucks fizz reception drink for 50 guests 3 course wedding breakfast with coffee for 50 Guests 1 glass of wine with the wedding breakfast 1 glass of Prosecco for the toasts Evening finger buffet (6 items) for 80 Guests Evening DJ and disco appointed by the Hotel until 12.30 am Overnight accommodation in a Superior Room for the Bride and Groom including breakfast Red carpet welcome White table linen Complimentary room hire for evening reception A dedicated wedding planner Special accommodation rates – subject to date & availability This offer is subject to date & availability. This packages can be upgraded and number of guests increased at an additional charge. Additional Day Guests - £55.00 / Additional Evening only Guests - £13.50
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite


Spa On-Site
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Fireworks Permitted
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted
Full Description
We enjoy a unique affinity with weddings at the Bournemouth Carlton, BW Signature Collection. We really do. It stretches back 70 years. After WW2 the hotel housed GI brides: the women waiting to rejoin the American servicemen they’d met and married while the soldiers were stationed in the UK. In 1946, 213 of these wives and 224 children left the Carlton for Southampton and a Queen Mary crossing to a new life in the States. We offer eight spectacularly refurbished event rooms with fabulously elegant décor, capable of hosting everything up to 200 guests. Five of our function rooms are licensed for civil ceremonies, giving you the choice to hold your marriage with us, as well as your reception. Our relaxed yet highly professional team of experienced wedding coordinators will lead you through the whole planning process for your big day, from florists to photographers to catering. Helping you with the finer details for the perfect wedding. We offer 76 bedrooms to cater for a variety of guests, from double rooms for couples to self-catering apartments ideal for families. We even offer a sea-view room especially for the newly married couple. The Bournemouth Carlton Hotel appreciates every wedding is different, that's why our dedicated wedding planners help you to pay great attention to those crucial individual details that make it your celebration unique. Whilst also providing you with a range of special savings for January to March, April, October and December weddings, as well as for Fridays and Sundays. To speak to one of our team to find out more or arrange a showround, please call us on 0330 028 3411

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Kerry
I am delighted that you are looking at our venue for your big day! Please do contact me to organise a personal show round of the Hotel and our facilities. We can have a nice cup of tea or even a glass of bubbles and discuss your requirements, it will be chance for us to find out what you want your perfect wedding to look like. Really looking forward to hearing from you.


No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Libby & Martyn
Happy couple Married on July
September 2021
The Carlton Hotel were like our fairy Godmother of a venue - outstanding. We initially booked for April 2020- due to government restrictions we legally had to postpone our wedding twice. The great team at the Carlton supported us throughout- and really wanted us to have the best day of our lives. The communication in the ever changing circumstances was flawless, there was no question or request too big or two small. We got married in July while there were very new COVID restrictions in place. They ensured smooth set up. On the day the team provided brilliant service, care and attention- but while making sure we had fun. The Gardens worked brilliantly for canapes, photos and garden games. In the evening we did take the short potter down to the beach. Guests commented on how much they enjoyed the day, with the food getting a lot of positive mentions. Thank you to the whole team at the Carlton (especially Kerry and Paul) who made our wedding day fantastic. (Photo courtesy of Julian Giambelluca photos)
Location & Contact Details


Bournemouth BH1 3D, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 3DN, England

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station

Bournemouth Train Station

Nearest Airport

Bournemouth Airport

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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

A couple had to reschedule their special three times due to Covid19, the couple were simply amazing and a joy from start to finish. The entire day was about them wanting to celebrate with their family and friends and that is what they achieved. The day was just magic. This was also my first wedding so it will always be very special to me.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

To enjoy every single moment of it! It is something all couples seem to forget along the way.

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

Everything was handmade.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

In the Gardens or our Orangery Suite at sunset. It is just magical.

What’s your favourite canapé?

Caramelised Onion and Goats Cheese Tart.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Bacon Rolls are always a hit! Sweet carts are also my guilty pleasure!

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook GiftFree Bottle of Champagne