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If you’ve always dreamt of a beachfront wedding, the Sandbanks Hotel has it all. Situated on the world-famous Sandbanks Peninsula, it’s just a few steps from terrace to sand. A fantastic opportunity for you and your guests to spill out onto the beach for photos.

With panoramic sea views stretching to the white cliffs of Old Harry Rocks, this is a dramatic and romantic venue for your big day. Plus an enthusiastic team including wedding planners, who currently hold the Dorset Wedding Supplier’s ‘Wedding Planners of Year Award’, are here to help ensure that your special day is a success.

For wedding enquiries, contact the Weddings Team on 01202 007 035.

Weddings at the Sandbanks Hotel are available until October 2019.


Civil Ceremony

Take your vows overlooking the sea with the ocean as your witness.

Our Compass Suite is fully licensed for both civil ceremonies and partnerships.

Comfortably seating 100 guests and with panoramic sea view windows that flood your ceremony with bright natural light.



Alfresco Civil Ceremony

With the beach in reach, we have to make the most of this picturesque setting.

For intimate weddings, the Sandbanks Hotel offers a unique chance to have an alfresco ceremony on our covered terrace. With panoramic sliding windows and optional tilt ventilated roof, you couldn’t say your vows closer to the beach.

Welcoming up to 80 guests, our covered terrace offers built-in heat systems for Winter Weddings or chillier days.
This is the perfect beach-side location for ceremonies for all seasons.

Wedding Breakfast


The Peninsula Suite offers a refreshing blend of elegance and informality, complimented with extensive large windows over-looking both the harbour and sea.

Perfectly formed, complete with upper and lower seating areas offering the happy couple optimum views of their whole party whilst seated. For smaller weddings, the room can be stylishly split with a lounge area – versatile to your wishes or theme.

This generous sized suite is completely self-contained with private bar, elevated stage and dance floor.

The suite will comfortably seat up to 140 guests; with an option to extend numbers for the evening to 200 guests.

Wedding Breakfast


The Compass Suite has everything a beach loving couple could wish for. This delightful conservatory-style room has stunning panoramic views of the coastline plus access to a private terrace where couples can enjoy a drinks reception.

The suite will comfortably seat 100 guests, with a chic fireplace in the centre to add an ambient glow to your wedding breakfast. For evening celebrations this suite can comfortably accommodate 150 guests.

For dining within this particular suite uniquely offers a Chinese banquet menu consisting of four delicious courses chosen by the happy couple. Guests will enjoy an array of tasty Asian dishes authentically cooked on-site in our very own dedicated Chinese kitchen.

Limited availabilities.

Evening Function

As the sun sets over the sea, the Sandbanks Hotel’s stunning wedding suites offer magical venues for your first dance.

The Peninsular Suite with it’s prestigious stage, dance floor and self contained bar; whereby the Compass Suite offers you breathtaking dusk sea views dance floor and private terrace.

There’s plenty of space for a DJ or band – an ideal opportunity to put your personal touch to the evening entertainment for you and guests.


We want our couples to spend time enjoying their special day rather than worrying.
That’s why we have tailored a range of packages that cover the important bases of a successful wedding day.

Weddings at the Sandbanks Hotel are available until October 2018.

Package 1

2019 | £54.00 per person

  • Red carpet, cake knife and stand.
  • Complimentary accommodation and breakfast for the Happy Couple on their wedding night (Wedding with more than 50 guests only)
  • Service of our in-house Wedding Planners
  • Table plan, menus and place cards
  • 3-course set meal and extra course of coffee with petit fours; or 4-course Chinese banquet for Compass Suite weddings.
  • Bride Bouquet and Grooms Buttonhole
    (from our preferred supplier only)

Package 2

2019 | £68.50 per person

All items as included in Package 1

  • A glass of sparkling wine or a glass of Pimm’s for all the guests and jugs of orange juice for the arrival drinks
  • Canapés served during the drinks reception
  • Dinner for two in the hotel’s restaurant, to be used within one year after the wedding (Subject to availability, excluding public holidays, Christmas, New Year and special promotions)
  • Wedding menu tasting for the Happy Couple

Package 3

2019 | £87.50 per person

  • All items as included in Package 2
  • A glass of sparkling wine per person for the toast
  • 2 glasses of house wine per person during the meal
  • Chair covers and sashes
    (From our preferred supplier only)


Half price for the chosen package including half portion of the adult menu. Or a 3-course children menu at £16.50 per child. Package not included.  



£450 – if followed by a wedding breakfast


50 to 69 guests – £750

70 to 79 guests – £500 

80+ guests – Complimentary 

(Based on Adult Daytime Guests)


We like to encourage a couple’s individuality and know that sometimes a ‘wedding package’ doesn’t always fit.

To discuss your bespoke requirements, please get in touch: 01202 007 035.

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Staying at the Sandbanks

It’s always nice to retreat up to bed after a night of celebrating!

The Sandbanks Hotel offers 105 beautifully appointed bedrooms, many of which have balconies and fabulous sea views. Plenty of room for friends and family to stay the night!

For an extra special start to your marriage, why not spend your honeymoon in the luxurious surroundings of Sandbanks Hotel?