Does getting married on the coast within a stone’s throw of Bournemouth’s golden sandy beaches in a stunning art deco building, where your wedding guests can mingle upon a sun-kissed lido deck whilst you sip cocktails with your new partner sound appealing? If it does then you should consider booking the Cumberland Hotel for your nuptials.
Catering for weddings that have 40-200 guests, this splendid venue would be perfect for a personalised and sophisticated wedding as it is one of the highest-rated hotels in this famous coastal resort town. All wedding packages at the Cumberland include five bedrooms booked for one night, including a gorgeous bridal suite.
The Oceana Room at the Cumberland Hotel
If you are a lover of art deco then the absolute pinnacle has to be the Oceana Room. The centrepiece of the room is a chandelier that is festooned with over 50,000 crystals which is centred in a huge free-standing dome. This dome has recently been fitted with LED lights, meaning you can bathe the entire room in the colour your choice, perfect for something a bit more quirky than a white wedding. This room can accommodate up to 120 guests for the actual ceremony and 90 guests for the wedding breakfast, alternatively if you would like to hold your evening reception in the Oceana Room the room then you can book a maximum of 130 persons.
The Mirabelle at the Cumberland Hotel
If you would like to hold your wedding breakfast or reception in a setting with a more subtle colour scheme you should consider booking The Mirabelle Room at the Cumberland Hotel. This is an elegant room with rich ebony-clad walls and deep red fabrics to instill your guests with the spirit of romance whilst you celebrate your wedding. This room can accommodate up to 230 guests and has access to the splendid lido deck, its own dance floor and a private bar, all perfect for keeping everyone partying long into the night.
The Ventana Grand Café
Perhaps the most sophisticated room in the Cumberland Hotel in which you can host your wedding reception or breakfast is the Ventana Grand Café. Overlooking the pool this room oozes class and has been awarded a double AA rosette award in recognition of its fine décor and culinary excellence. The Ventana is perfect for drinks receptions, but can also accommodate small wedding ceremonies for up to 30 guests as well as evening parties of up to 120 guests.
Wedding Breakfast Menu
Although the art deco interior and luscious sandy surroundings are truly excellent, they are perhaps matched by the exquisite and wide-ranging food options available for your wedding. Whilst mingling with your guests after the ceremony you can have a couple of glasses of fizzy prosecco or champagne, with delicate butler-passed canapés, which include sweet chilli glazed prawns, hazelnut-encrusted goats cheese with cranberry compote and scallops wrapped in smoked bacon with pesto. You can then choose from a formal 3-course meal or for hot summer days you can have a buffet meal or spit-roasted hog on the lido deck, just keep your fingers crossed that the best man resists the temptation to take a dip in the pool! The buffet food is just as exquisite as the sit-down meal options, with options including wild rice & couscous salads, dressed rib of beef and dressed lobsters. You can even adorn your buffet tables with expertly-carved ice sculptures.
The food options available for a formal 3-course wedding breakfast are truly sublime, for starters you can choose from coastal shrimp salad with locally-caught ingredients, crispy duck with chinese salad or for a more summery theme you could have pulled British pork with chargrilled pineapple and BBQ mayonnaise. The mains you can select include pork loin medallions with celeriac mash and peppered fillet of salmon with a cheeky vodka lime & chilli salsa. The desserts range from rich Baileys creme brulee to delicate seasonal fruit crumbles.
If you would like to view the various wedding breakfast menus please see the price tariff below, where you can also get information about the price of hiring the venue for your ceremony and reception. Furthermore if you want a truly bespoke wedding you can enquire with the hotel about adding your own selections to your menu.
Prices & Contact Details
Prices for weddings at the Cumberland Hotel start from £2,700 for venue hire, with extra costs for your wedding breakfast and evening buffets. For full details about prices, as well as to examine all the terms and conditions in greater depth please download their official wedding tariff sheet here www.oceanahotels.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Cumberland-wedding-tarriff-10142.pdf. You can also download their comprehensive wedding brochure www.oceanahotels.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Oceana-Wedding-Brochure-2016-2.pdf for details about their rooms and for special offers when hiring entertainment, transportation and DJ’s. If you would like to book a wedding at the Cumberland Hotel please phone their central reservations team on their contact number 01202 298 350 or send an email to their official sales address firstname.lastname@example.org.