The Cumberland Hotel, Bournemouth

£250 - £530 for Venue Hire
Up to 200
107 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
Dramatically located on Bournemouth’s prestigious East Cliff overlooking the ocean you’ll find The Cumberland Hotel. The perfect location to celebrate your special day.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time
Late night availability

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available


Open Flame Permitted
Water View
Grade I/II Listed Building
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
Full Description
The Oceana Suite at the Cumberland is the most stylish function suite on the South Coast. This large self-contained room has a massive free span dome, with amazing colour changing spectacle and bespoke chandelier with 50, 000 crystals. It offers a stage, dance floor, dedicated sound system and club lighting and it very own private bar. It can cater for up to 90 people seated on round tables or 130 for the evening receptions. The Mirabelle is a large stunning room with ebony panelled walls and hundreds of mirrors. It has access to the Lido deck and its own dance floor. This room holds up to 200 people seated and up to 230 for evening receptions.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Brian
Thank you for enquiring with us at the Cumberland Hotel. We would be delighted to show you our wonderful hotel and facilities.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Ali & Mick
Happy couple married in October
November 2018
They couldn't have done anymore if they tried...
Quite simply the most amazing organisational skills every. I have OCD and everything has to be exact, Lisa, Sean, Brian and staff simply took my breath away with their amazing attention to detail. There was nothing that was left to chance, the table plans and the setting out of the centrepieces looked amazing. My planning was so much easier with their assistance. The food was amazing, the disco they provided was fabulous - everyone was on the dance floor. Nothing was too much trouble - they made all my dreams come true!
Location & Contact Details


East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 3AF, England

Travel Notes

Satnav Postcode BH1 3AF

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?

My all time best wedding moment was a surprise. An actor was booked to attend the wedding ceremony as Patsy from the sitcom Absolutely Fabulous. At the point the registrars said the bit about does anyone object to this wedding. Patsy burst through the doors with a bottle in one hand and a fake cigarette in the other and said i'm here for the AA meeting. The whole room looked in shock and then roared with laughter. Such a lovely memory of this special day. :-)

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

Don't forget to include yourselves in the total numbers

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

Personalised Wedding Favours

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Art Deco, Contemporary, Classic, Modern & WOW

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Outside with the sea view as a background. Great during the sunset in the evening

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

We've had many celebrities stay at the hotel over the years including David Walliams, John Barrowman & Ann Widdecombe to name a few

What’s your favourite canapé?

Scallop Wrapped in Smoked Bacon Pesto

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Club Sandwich

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Art Deco & Contemporary Design

What part of your business are you most proud of?