Venues RNLI College
RNLI College
  • Beautiful waterside wedding venue
  • Over-looking Poole Harbour and quay
  • Close to Dorset's famous South coast
  • Award-winning venue and hotel
  • Two beautiful suites for your wedding
  • Delicious menus created by in-house chefs
  • Selection of packages available
  • Licensed for civil wedding ceremonies
  • 60 bedrooms available for wedding guests
  • Money goes towards training and lifesaving

Home to the vital work of lifesavers at sea, RNLI College is a fantastic wedding location just off Poole Harbour.

With waterside views, the college is a wonderful location for a wedding and can accommodate you and your guests in the award-winning hotel.


RNLI College is responsible for training lifesavers whose crucial job is to save lives at sea. The warm atmosphere created by the generous people at RNLI adds heart-warming ambiance to the venue and making your wedding even more special.

The award-winning hotel takes pride in producing exceptional service for its guests and you will be treated like royalty on your special day. All money raised goes towards training and funding at the college so by hosting your wedding here you are also making a huge difference.


The Waterfront Suite

This lovely suite overlooks the waterfront terrace and the harbour meaning you will have spectacular waterside views on your special day.

Ceremony capacity - 200 guests

Wedding breakfast capacity - 150 guests

Reception capacity - 200 guests

The Harbour View Suite

This second floor suite offers spectacular views of the bay and has a private balcony. It is ideal for a smaller wedding and close friends and family will be able to truly absorb the beauty of this venue.

Ceremony capacity - 60 guests

Wedding breakfast capacity - 60 guests

Reception capacity - 60 guests


Dedicated in-house chefs will provide you with a wonderful wedding menu and plenty of delicious options to choose from. The chefs will discuss the menu with you prior to the event so that you can rest assured that you will have the perfect food on the day.

For an evening meal, there is the option of a BBQ, a hog roast or a buffet so you will be well looked after throughout the day.


The hotel provides a complimentary room for the newlyweds and discounted rates on some of the guests' bedrooms. With 60 beautifully decorated rooms, right on the waterfront you will be able to enjoy a luxurious rest after an unforgettable wedding day.

If you would like to find out more about RNLI College, click on the contact buttons below and to the side of this listing.

RNLI College
West Quay Road
BH15 1HZ


  • Helen

    We had the most perfect day. Everything went exactly as we had imagined. Our wedding breakfast food was delicious and everyone commented on how lovely it was to have afternoon tea. The Harbour View was decorated perfectly for the ceremony and wedding breakfast and the staff were brilliant at keeping everyone topped up with food and drinks.
    The only complaint I have is that the day went way too quickly! I'd love to do it all again.
    Thank you so much for all your help along the way. We really appreciate all your hard work to make our day so lovely. The RNLI College will always be very special to us now.

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