Weddings at the Riviera Hotel Bournemouth

Planning a wedding can cause unsurmountable levels of stress and that’s before you’ve even settled on an appropriate venue, but anyone who is thinking of the perfect location for their big day should consider the Riviera Hotel in Bournemouth. If dynamic ocean views and miles of golden sand along the Jurassic Coast aren’t incentive enough then the bespoke wedding facilities at the Rivera Hotel may just provide the icing on the wedding cake – pun intended.

The Riviera Hotel is located close by Bournemouth’s beautiful Alum Chine beach, which is a blue flag holder, certifying its glorious golden sands and crystal clear waters. Alum Chine is quieter than many of the beaches that are closer to Bournemouth town centre meaning that it is quieter than its competition without sacrificing on quality. Adding to the ideal romantic setting is the fact that the Alum Chine tropical gardens are just a short walk behind the promenade so that there will be no shortage of stunning photograph backdrops during any wedding at the Riviera.

The Rivera Hotel offers a choice of two licensed rooms depending on the size of your wedding ceremony and your preferred budget. If you choose to have a civil ceremony at the Riviera Bournemouth then the formal service will usually last around 30 minutes, inclusive of your choice of music selections and readings.

The Conservatory Restaurant

The Conservatory Restaurant is the Riviera’s option for larger weddings as it houses a party of up to 140 wedding guests and a stunning setting with French Windows that offer a panoramic view of Bournemouth’s golden beaches. A ceremony at the Riviera Hotel’s conservatory restaurant will cost £375.

The Britannic Suite

If you are planning a smaller wedding then you may be interested in the Hotel’s Britannic Suite at £275 as the more intimate venue is perfect for parties of up to 70 guests but still offers customisable options throughout the ceremony and bespoke decor as per your request.

The Elegant Package Wedding Reception

The Riviera Hotel’s popular ‘Elegant Package’ provides a comprehensive wedding reception experience with prices set at £69 per person. Guests can expect a luxurious experience from the moment that they arrive when greeted with a drinks receptions and canapés. However the indulgence truly begins during the wedding reception during a three course meal that comes with two glasses of wine and a glass of champagne for the toast itself. The dining at the Riviera continues in the evening as the package ensures that any wedding guests are well fed with an evening buffet before celebrations continue in the dance hall. It should be noted that the Riviera Hotel provides free use of the cake stand and knifer along with a complementary dinner on your 1st wedding anniversary, making your big day all the more affordable.

Wedding Menu List

The Riviera Hotel offers a choice of delectable dishes across three courses so that you can cater the meal during your wedding reception to your choice. You can also suggest any menu ideas to ensure that the bespoke wedding experience carries into the reception itself but with tried and tested dishes on offer, I wouldn’t blame you for letting the experts at the Riviera stick to what they do so well. For instance, popular dishes include the starter of a delicate goat’s cheese tartlet with seasonal leaves and a beetroot dressing. Perhaps you would prefer a more robust main course with options such as a roast leg of lamb with rosemary & garlic in a redcurrant jus. In additional to the traditional wedding cake, guests will be treated to a dessert course that includes dishes such as a dark chocolate tart with vanilla cream.


Many of the hotel’s wedding packages offer complimentary usage of the bridal suite for your wedding night along with the option to reserve an additional 10 rooms for your wedding guests. However if you would like to extend your stay at the Riviera, then you should discuss the potential of making your event into an inclusive Bournemouth honeymoon experience when speaking to a representative on their main contact number 01202 763 653.

Packages and Wedding Deals

If you would like to view the available wedding packages at the Riviera Hotel or a more exact list of the menu options for your reception then you can check the price list on their Wedding Brochure after downloading it from the Bournemouth venue’s official website.

If you require further information or would like to arrange an appointment with one of the Riviera Hotel’s wedding coordinators then you should phone the hotel on their main contact number 01202 763 653 or email a member of the events team at