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Riviera Hotel
  • All-inclusive seaside wedding venue
  • Beautiful hotel in elegant Bournemouth
  • Wedding parties from 20 to 220 guests
  • Friendly, personable hospitality team
  • Superb cuisine, award-winning chef team
  • Celebrations to suit every bride and groom
  • 70 luxury bedrooms for wedding night
  • TWS Exclusive - free bottle of bubbly!

Offering the archetypal British seaside location, Riviera Hotel is one of Bournemouth's most picturesque wedding venues. With a multitude of rooms overlooking the English Channel, boasting sea views of the Isle of Wight and Old Harry Rocks, and looking out onto Alum Chine woods to the north, wedding celebrations taking place at Riviera Hotel enjoy a truly breathtaking setting.

The hotel can accommodate wedding parties of all sizes - from as few as 20 to as many as 220 guests. They operate a strictly one-wedding-per-day policy, so you can be sure that your party will be treated with exclusive care and attention. The dedicated team take the opportunity to get to know each couple, and will want to work closely with you to create the day of your dreams.


Riviera Hotel opened as a small guest house in the 1960s and has been the Callaghan family business for the past 53 years. The Callaghans have close connections with cruise liners, and the hotel's reception spaces and public areas are named after internationally renowned local ships. Nowadays it is one of the finest, most popular and thriving Bournemouth seaside hotels.


The Conservatory Restaurant

Boasting beautiful sea views across the English Channel to the Isle of Wight, this spacious room readily accommodates up to 70 guests for a civil ceremony and 60 for a wedding breakfast.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 70 Guests
Wedding Breakfast Capacity - 60 Guests

The Brittanic Suite

With charming décor, this suite is ideal for smaller ceremonies.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 70 Guests
Wedding Breakfast Capacity - 60 Guests

Cunarder Restaurant

This restaurant is capable of hosting larger formal receptions.

Wedding Breakfast Capacity - 180 Guests

Mauretania Suite

This lavish suite has its own dancefloor and bar and is ideal for larger celebrations spilling over into an informal evening party.

Evening Reception Capacity - 160 Guests

The hotel highly recommends the services of their resident DJ.

There are two standard wedding packages to choose between, or alternatively one can be constructed depending on individual requirements. The hotel's hospitality team work sympathetically with you to arrive at the most suitable and cost-effective option.


The award-winning chefs are passionate about food, and love creating wedding breakfasts. They use the freshest and finest possible ingredients, and brides and grooms are encouraged to enquire about any bespoke wedding breakfast menu ideas.


The hotel contains 70 ensuite bedrooms, all equipped with tea and coffee facilities and Wi-Fi; some offer delightful sea views.

To contact this venue, simply use the details below. Quote The Wedding Secret to claim a free bottle of bridal bubbly!

Riviera Hotel Bournemouth
14-16 Burnaby Road


  • Happy couple

    My husband and I had our wedding here over the weekend. I really couldn't fault a single thing, the day was absolutely beautiful. The staff were all amazing, they went out of their way to make the day a special one. They catered for different guests' dietary requirements without any issues (the food was fabulous), and provided us with so many little added extras. I found the whole experience stress free thanks to all of them and their amazing hard work. I have had so many guests commenting on how delicious the food was and beautiful the day. The evening was so much fun and the DJ was fantastic. A huge thank you, both Jon and I can't wait to come for our meal on our first anniversary!

  • Grateful bride

    I can not recommend this hotel enough. All the staff were truly amazing at helping us ensure our wedding reception was perfect on every way, it was even better than we expected. Lauren (who is the wedding/events organiser) you were just pure amazingness and we are so grateful for everything! Thank you all so much!!!

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