The perfect Dorset and Hampshire wedding venue: set on the banks of postcard-perfect Christchurch Harbour, this recently-renovated Grade II-listed Georgian building features vibrant interiors inside, manicured gardens and sweeping harbour views outside. It’s ideal for wedding ceremonies up to 100 guests, and breakfasts and receptions up to 120 guests.
Emily & Elliot
Rachael & Darren
All Harbour Hotels are known for their stunning locations, and the Christchurch Harbour Hotel & Luxury Spa is no exception. Positioned on the banks of postcard-perfect Christchurch Harbour, offering sweeping harbour views from many rooms, the restaurants, and the hotel grounds, it’s an idyllic coastal wedding venue.
This 1830’s Grade II listed Georgian building, fully renovated in 2017 in a contemporary classic style, has three flexible rooms for your wedding ceremony, wedding breakfast and reception, plus a private alfresco terrace with Champagne beach hut bar. The manicured gardens, leading up to the water’s edge and with spectacular views across the harbour, are the backdrop for your wedding photos.
For exceptional eating and drinking throughout your wedding day, our passionate chefs have prepared a selection of special menus – or you may of course create your own. We use only the highest quality, locally-sourced ingredients, that will delight your guests - to prove it, we’ll give you both a tasting session first. And to ensure your special day runs smoothly, and to take away the stress of organising it, we provide you a dedicated wedding coordinator who’ll help you every step of the way.
For before and after the main event, we offer discounted room rates for guests wishing to stay (for the night prior to and night of the event). Why not take advantage of cosy, quiet rooms, award-winning restaurants, a luxury spa and gym, and a host of outdoor activities on the harbour, local beaches and in the New Forest itself? See our staff’s recommendations of the best activities, attractions & events in Christchurch and the wider Dorset and Hampshire area here.
The hotel is readily accessible from London Waterloo (2 hours by train to Christchurch station), Bournemouth Airport (10 minutes by car), or Southampton Airport (35 minutes by car or 30 minutes train to Christchurch train station). Christchurch station is a 5-minute taxi ride. You can also alight at Hinton Admiral station (5 minutes by car) or New Milton station (15 minutes by car). We offer complimentary parking, subject to prior arrangement with our weddings team.
All of our hotels are accessible, and help is always on hand for any of your guests who need assistance.
This impressive event room features chandeliers and stunning views across the harbour. There’s also a private terrace with beach hut bar, leading into the hotel gardens.
This fun, spacious setting features a private bar, fairy light-lit dancefloor, and chill-out areas. It’s ideally suited to evening celebrations and entertainment.
This small, atmospheric private dining room adjoining the Upper Deck restaurant is perfect for more intimate weddings, and private dinners before or after the main event.
Here at Harbour Hotels, we understand the importance of treating your guests to exceptional food & drink in making any day a special one.
Our passionate chefs have created several different menus, using only the highest quality, locally-sourced ingredients, that will delight your guests. To prove it, we’ll give you both a free tasting session first!
Are you looking for a themed wedding? Or just some inspiration? We offer the following special wedding themes, uniquely suited to this unique venue. Feel free to adapt them as you wish, create your own unique theme, or have no theme at all. The choice is yours.
Some of our past happy couples have kindly agreed to share their wedding experience to help you decide. See what’s possible, be inspired by their choices.
We understand that budget is always a consideration. To help you get started, we've created some standard packages. Take one just as it is, expand upon it, or design your own from scratch - it's entirely up to you.
If we can’t supply it (to the highest standard), we know someone who can. Or maybe you just want to shop around. We get that. To help you, here are some recommended suppliers that we know and trust to get whatever else you need.
Finding a wedding venue, is like finding a new place to live. You’ll know it’s right as soon as you walk in. For details of forthcoming open days and events, or to arrange a private viewing, please call our weddings team on 01202 400964, or send us an online enquiry. Or sign up below to be notified automatically by email.