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The Bull Hotel

The Bull Hotel

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The Bull Hotel

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  • All-inclusive Dorset wedding venue
  • Georgian inn, luxury boutique hotel
  • Intriguing history, renovated in 2005
  • Licensed to host civil ceremonies
  • Elegant 18th-century ballroom
  • Cool modern bijou cocktail bar
  • Delicious high-quality cuisine
  • 19 individually-styled bedrooms

This luxurious award-winning hotel is located near the bustling centre of Bridport, a delightful Dorset town with strong historic and literary connections which boasts a vintage quarter, supports an eclectic, lively music scene and is right by a stunning part of the Jurassic Coast. This is one of the most gorgeous parts of Southwest England, with stunning natural beauty and a vibrant ecology.

The hotel is relaxed and friendly and brilliantly mixes charming history with a quirky boutique vibe. Whether you yearn for tradition or something a little more modern for your wedding day, The Bull Hotel will be able to meet your wishes, offering the use of both their majestic Georgian Ballroom and the cool Venner cocktail lounge, as well as other facilities, for your ceremony and reception.


It is known that at least since 1593 there has been a building on the site of The Bull Hotel, but this probably was just stables or an ostlery. Throughout the subsequent centuries it remained somewhere for coaches to stop in order to change horses and refresh coachmen and passengers. Gradually the accommodation upgraded somewhat and became first an inn and then finally a hotel.

The historic edifice with its fine Georgian frontage was renovated by Richard and Nikki Cooper in 2005, who lovingly restored the fabric, taking care that they did not alter the feel of the building, ensuring it remains as a modern yet historic boutique hotel today.


The Georgian Ballroom

Licensed to host civil ceremonies, The Ballroom has a sprung dancefloor, a minstrel's gallery and showcases crystal chandeliers.

The Venner Bar

Fancy some delicious cocktails at your wedding reception? You can enjoy full use of The Venner Bar for drinks on your big day.

The Ostler Room

This smaller, cosier room is located well away from the busy hub of the hotel, making it perfect for private, more intimate events.


The talented chefs at The Bull Hotel offer wedding parties restaurant-standard cuisine, and the extrovert baristas serve delicious cocktails made with their fantastic expertise. Get in touch with the catering team direct to discuss your ideal wedding-day menu.


With 19 individually-styled bedrooms, you are guaranteed to spend a night of luxury at The Bull Hotel. If you enjoy amenities like Egyptian cotton sheets, roll-top baths or four-poster beds, your wishes will be granted, plus signature wallpaper, designer beds, smart TVs, black-out blinds, robes, Nespresso machines and Bramley toiletries; everything you need after a busy night partying!

To get in touch with the weddings hospitality team at The Bull Hotel, please use their contact details below this listing.

The Bull Hotel
34 East Street


  • Big Day

    The Bull Hotel’s attention to detail ensured that our big day ran smoothly. It was obvious that time and trouble had been taken to place everything to perfection.

  • Aileen - 13/09/2016

    We held the reception in the ballroom. We were given a fantastic meal and the party of a lifetime. Great meal, lamb cooked to perfection, served cheerfully and efficiently, the whole 'do' went like clockwork. The team did a fabulous job and nothing could have been improved on. With a fabulous choice of spaces to enjoy, there was truly something for everyone. The perfect wedding venue.

  • Jodie - 12/12/2015

    Today we had a spectacular party held in the ballroom. It was for my daughter's christening celebration, 1st birthday AND Christmas party. We can't thank you enough for the amazing work that you and your team did. Plus the buffet was AMAZING!!!

  • Happy Guest

    We had a wonderful celebration in The Bull Hotel's gorgeous Georgian ballroom. Such a lovely, friendly, expert team - very professional and impressive. Every one of the 50 guests commented on how well the whole party was coordinated.

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