Venues Talbot Heath School
Talbot Heath School
  • Conveniently located in sunny Bournemouth
  • Beautiful building, steeped in history
  • Licensed to host civil ceremonies
  • Capacity of 30-250 guests
  • Marquee capability on the lawns
  • Brilliant in-house caterer, or bring your own
  • Unique venue with an Air-Raid Shelter
  • Surrounded by natural woodland

The stunning 1930s school is available to hire for your wedding day. Licensed to host civil ceremonies with up to 250 guests, whether you want a close, intimate wedding or a lavish gathering with all your friends, Talbot Heath will meet your every requirement.

When you hire Talbot Heath as the venue for your celebration, you will be assisted by an award-winning wedding planning team - Bellissimo Weddings. Whether you want just a modicum of on-the-day assistance to ensure everything runs smoothly or you're in dire need of a little inspiration, they'll be more than happy to help from start to finish.


Mary Broad, an early pioneer of girls' education, founded the school on its original site in 1886. Mary strongly believed that young women from all social backgrounds should receive a full, well-rounded, holistic education, soundly based on Christian principles.

In 1936, becoming too large, the school was moved to its current site, renamed Talbot Heath, and continued to flourish and grow to present the prestigious school it is today.


The 1930s-style building is surrounded by a natural woodland campus, lending itself as a perfect backdrop for your wedding photos. Inside you'll find oak fittings, animals sculpted on wrought iron staircases and balconies with a hint of Art Deco about them. Talbot Heath's wedding licence covers a range of different rooms in which to conduct your ceremony, wedding breakfast and reception, all with varying numbers of guests.

Great Hall - Capacity 250

Jubilee Hall - Capacity 60

Principal's Study - Capacity 20

In addition, soon to be licensed also is their historically accurate original Air-Raid Shelter, which readily accommodates up to 30 guests for an intimate ceremony.

For larger wedding parties, Talbot Heath also allows marquees to be erected on their pretty courtyard lawns, so you won't have to miss out on the Bournemouth sunshine!


Wedding catering at Talbot Heath School is managed in-house. Fully authorised to use the school kitchen facility, the team constantly experiment with new ideas, so you can be sure of getting delicious food and fantastic service.

You can have an informal hog-roast or barbecue, with canapés for a drinks reception, or they can work closely alongside you to create a bespoke wedding breakfast menu.

Alternatively, you are permitted to bring in an independent catering firm, if approved.

For more information, or to book Talbot Heath School for your wedding, please get in touch with Melanie using the contact options at the top and bottom of this page.

Talbot Heath School
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