Did you get engaged on Valentine’s Day or over the Christmas season?
Looking for a beautiful venue for your wedding far enough
from the hustle and bustle of Bournemouth but close enough to the beach
to capture some perfect pictures on your special day?
Exclusively situated in the beautifully wooded area of Alum Chine,
with panoramic sea views across Bournemouth Bay, and just a short walk from the award-winning seven
mile stretch of sandy beach, the hotel is in a fantastic location.
At the Riviera Hotel we have the style and expertise to make
your special day unforgettable. Our role is to provide you with an attentive professional team
who understand that you deserve every detail to be perfect. Your big day will be just as
you imagined it.
Starting with the Civil Ceremony/Partnership.
Our hotel offers two licensed ceremony rooms, each full of warmth, character and natural day light:
The Conservatory Restaurant: The larger of the two rooms with beautiful sea views. Perfect for larger weddings, it can accommodate up to 140 guests
The Britannic Suite: Tastefully decorated, the Britannic suite is ideal for intimate weddings suitable for up to 70 guests
The civil ceremony usually lasts around 30 minutes, depending upon your requirements and
if you choose to hold your ceremony at the Riviera hotel, it is your responsibility to book
the registrar. All ceremonies can be enhanced with your own music selections and readings,
however it is always best to check with the registrar for guidelines in place.
Once the ceremony is complete, all will be escorted in to our main bar
while the wedding breakfast room is set up. This gives time for all those important pictures to be taken
on the beach or in the alum chine gardens if requested. Once set up, guests will then be directed in
to the wedding breakfast.
Any decorations provided by the Bride and Groom will be set up by the
hotel staff on the day and utilised throughout the day. Coloured chair sashes can be provided by the
hotel at an additional cost.
The Riviera Hotel offers three set wedding packages or you can
simply build your own.
The Riviera Signature Package 3 Course Wedding Breakfast 6 Item Finger Buffet Bridal Suite for the Bride and Groom (Inc breakfast) Complimentary Chair Covers
The Riviera Classic Package Arrival Drinks Reception of: Bucks Fizz, Pimms and Lemonade or Summer/Winter punch Three Course Meal 1 Glass of Wine with the Meal 1 Glass of Bubbly for the Toast Classic Evening Buffet (6 options) Bridal Suite for the Bride and Groom (Inc Breakfast) Complimentary Chair Covers
The Riviera Elegant Package Arrival Drinks Reception of Bucks Fizz, Pimms and Lemonade, Prosecco or Pink Cava Canapes(choice of three) Three Course Meal 2 Glasses of Wine with the Meal 1 Glass of Bubbly for the Toast Classic Evening Buffet (7 options) Complimentary Chair Covers Mirror Centerpieces with Tea Lights Complimentary Use of the Cake Stand & Knife Complementary Dinner on your 1st Wedding Anniversary Bridal Suite for the Bride and Groom (including Breakfast)
All day guests will have the evening buffet included in their packages.
Additional guests can be added at a cost.
Looking for something a bit different????
May be you are looking for an alternative to the standard three course wedding breakfast,
something a bit more relaxed?
Enjoy an intimate tea party vibe with our quintessentially English afternoon tea package for 50 guests including:
Afternoon Tea Package Red Carpet Welcome Cocktail and Nibbles Traditional Afternoon Tea Flute of Prosecco Bridal Suite for the Bride & Groom with Breakfast
Maybe you don’t want to hold the whole wedding with us. Perhaps you are getting married abroad but
would like a party so you can celebrate once you are back with your friends and family at home?
Maybe you have booked to have a small ceremony elsewhere and would like to have a larger evening
reception but have not yet found a venue?
Why not check out our Twilight Package for 70 guests: Red Carpet Glass of Prosecco and Nibbles Either a 6 item finger buffet, build a burger or fish and chips DJ & Disco Cake stand and knife Bridal suite for the bride and groom (including breakfast)
Or maybe you are interested in our Classic package but would prefer to get married during the week
instead of over a weekend to save on a bit of money. If this is the case then we offer our classic
package as a Special Midweek Package:
Special Midweek Package: Arrival Drinks Reception of Bucks Fizz, Pimms or Summer/Winter punch Three course wedding breakfast 1 glass of wine with the meal 1 glass of bubbly for the toast Classic evening buffet (6 options) Bridal Suite for the bride and groom (including breakfast) Complimentary chair covers
Seen a package you like but not interested in all it provides? We would be very happy to put
together a bespoke package for you catering to all your needs.
If you are a couple dreaming of hosting your wedding in a venue which will provide memories
for you to cherish forever,