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. 

Event rooms

The Waterford Suite

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. 

  1. Area 94 sq m / 1,009 sq ft
  2. Max capacity 100
  3. Dining capacity 100
  4. Licensed

Event rooms

The Lower Deck

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.

  1. Area 109 sq m / 1,165 sq ft
  2. Max capacity 120
  3. Dining capacity 60
  4. Licensed

Event rooms

The Library

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.

  1. Area 33 sq m / 349 sq ft
  2. Max capacity 20
  3. Dining capacity 20
  4. Licensed

Event Space

The Terrace

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, make the perfect backdrop for your wedding photos.

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Food & Drink

Treat your guests

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!


Need some inspiration?

Are you looking for a themed wedding? Or just some inspiration? We offer the following special wedding themes - feel free to adapt them as you wish, create your own custom theme, or have no theme at all. The choice is yours.


Don’t just take our word for it

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.

Recommended suppliers

They’ll help too

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.

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Private tours

See for yourself

Finding a wedding venue, is like finding a new place to live. You’ll know it’s right as soon as you walk in. To arrange a private viewing, please call our weddings team on 01202 400964, or send us an online enquiry.

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Offers & Events

Your wedding, your way

We want you to have your dream wedding and anything is possible.

If you don’t see what you want, or have questions, just call us. Our specialist wedding team is here to help – and we will undoubtedly have lots of other great ideas and suggestions.

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How to find us

London Waterloo 2 hours by train
Bournemouth Airport 15 mins by car
Southampton Airport 35 mins by car
Christchurch train station 5 mins by car

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