Location: Bournemouth & Poole
Venues Hotel Du Vin Poole
Hotel Du Vin Poole
  • All-inclusive seaside wedding venue
  • Just off the Old Quayside at Poole
  • Grade II*-listed Georgian mansion
  • Elegant and historic surroundings
  • Licensed to host civil ceremonies
  • Reception parties for up to 120 guests
  • Choice of suites to host your celebration
  • Delicious cuisine tailored to your needs
  • 38 luxurious bedrooms and suites

Located in the sunny seaside town of Poole, just off the Old Quay, Hotel Du Vin plays host to countless sophisticated and elegant weddings. This Grade II*-listed Georgian mansion is truly unique; lovingly preserved original features combine with contemporary décor to create an historic yet stylish venue. Hotel Du Vin is able to accommodate weddings of all sizes, from intimate occasions for 25 guests in the cosy Starboard Room up to 120 in the Bistro. Or for really grand celebrations, the entire hotel can be booked.

This impressive venue is able to suit all catering needs. Whether you'd like an informal buffet or a five-course formal dinner, Hotel Du Vin will present exquisite cuisine served in whatever manner you wish. You can even be treated to the services of a personal wedding planner who will bring your dreams to life. Hotel Du Vin becomes an extremely special place for couples who choose to host their ceremony, reception or both here, as the hotel is a great place to revisit when celebrating anniversaries in future years.


Built in 1776 as a 'mansion house', Hotel Du Vin is an impressive structure. You simply can't miss the grand portico, original stone steps and white classical columns which form the main hotel entrance, standing out brilliantly against the crimson Virginia creeper that covers the façade. The building's maritime past has been lovingly preserved and showcased during refurbishment, with deft little touches such as ship's lanterns to light your way on entering the hotel, or nautically-named rooms like 'Starboard' and 'Port'.


Couples are offered a choice of four rooms of varying capacity in which to host their celebration, ensuring they will have a space of the perfect size for their wedding. Alternatively, for really extravagant occasions, the entire hotel can be booked out exclusively.


Enormous sash windows make the smallest of these rooms feel light and spacious. With views of the picturesque church gardens and a wonderfully detailed original fireplace, Starboard certainly is a lovely room for hosting an intimate ceremony and reception.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 25 Guests
Wedding Breakfast Capacity - 18 Guests
Evening Reception Capacity - 25 Guests


Port is a larger room, but like Starboard, its generously-proportioned windows make it perfect for sunny daytime ceremonies and receptions. This sophisticated space presents a combination of original features and elegant décor that creates a luxurious feel.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 45 Guests
Wedding Breakfast Capacity - 32 Guests
Evening Reception Capacity - 45 Guests

Crow's Nest

For couples who are planning to host a more relaxed and intimate celebration, the Crow's Nest is the ideal space. Illuminated by lamps, candles and a roaring fire, when ensconced in one of the room's cosy chairs your wedding guests will feel right at home.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 40 Guests
Wedding Breakfast Capacity - 30 Guests
Evening Reception Capacity - 40 Guests

The Bistro

This spacious area can be booked for larger celebrations. A contemporary design complements all wedding colour schemes and styles, and French doors which lead out onto the large courtyard ensure that there is enough space for all of your guests to relax.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 120 Guests
Wedding Breakfast Capacity - 90 Guests
Evening Reception Capacity - 120 Guests

Catering And Accommodation

The talented team of chefs at Hotel Du Vin use only the finest, fresh and seasonal ingredients wherever possible. Understanding that every wedding is different and preferences vary accordingly, the hotel offers brides and grooms the option to choose from a set menu, compile their own meal with the selector or even create completely bespoke dishes in consultation with the Head Chef.

Not only can you choose the cuisine, you are also free to decide whether you'd like an informal buffet or a traditional five-course dinner. The food can be as intricate or simple as you like; Hotel Du Vin are passionate about bringing your perfect wedding to life.


For many couples, finding the right wine for a celebration is just as important as creating a well-balanced menu. The Hotel Du Vin in-house sommelier will be on hand to advise you in your choices of wines for your wedding breakfast. He maintains an extensive collection of carefully-chosen examples from some of the world's top producers, so you can be sure he'll have something for you.


Hotel Du Vin contains 38 rooms and suites, individually styled and decorated, so staying guests are treated to their own luxurious hideaway from the hustle and bustle of the celebrations. There is a graduated range of prices, but all rooms feature handsprung mattresses, Egyptian cotton bed linen, plasma TVs, air-conditioning and monsoon showers, so guests will be relaxing in comfort.

If you would like to know more about hosting your wedding at Hotel Du Vin, get in touch via the contact details below.

Hotel Du Vin
The Quay
Thames Street
BH15 1JN

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