Private Dining


The Sandbanks Hotel is the perfect destination to come together for a private lunch afternoon tea, dinner, celebratory feast or dignified wake reception. Choose from an intimate private room to a spacious suite with your very own bar. To complement these exclusive areas diners will enjoy sea or harbour views, award-winning cuisine and a wonderful collection of wines.
To discuss some private dining options, please call 01202 609 128 or email


This beautifully appointed private room is ideally suited for small to medium-sized gatherings; featuring stunning views over the hotel’s terrace and out the sea. Perfect for private lunches or dinners, baby showers with afternoon tea, or couples marking those special anniversaries.

  • Reception – 40
  • Banquet – 32
  • U-shape – 20
  • Open Square – 24
  • Boardroom – 16

Floor plan


This stylish suite is beautifully spacious making it an ideal room to host a large private dinner or wake reception. Boasting dual views of both Sandbanks Beach and Poole Harbour, this suite can accommodate up to 120 guests for a dining experience and up to 200 for a standing reception. It also includes a private bar within the room and direct access to a private terrace area.


  • Reception – 200
  • Banquet – 140


Floor plan


For smaller parties seeking a delightfully appointed sea view area why not choose the Peninsula Sea Wing? We are able to carefully section off the sea view elevated area of the Peninsula Suite making a wonderful setting for up to 50 guests for a private lunch or dinner.


  • Reception – 80
  • Banquet – 50


Floor plan


This stunning suite has sensational panoramic views across Sandbanks Beach, Poole Bay, Purbeck Hills and Old Harry Rocks thanks to floor to ceiling glass windows allowing views and plenty of natural light to flood in. Plus, there is a private adjoining external terrace area and an all-weather extension. During the winter months, enjoy the central open fire – this is truly the perfect all season banquet by the sea option.

Minimum spend required to hire the Compass Suite exclusively. Tables can be set up on the terrace if weather permitting.


  • Banquet – 100


Floor plan

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