Mercure Southampton Centre Dolphin Hotel

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£500 - £750 for Venue Hire
Up to 100
99 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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Located right in the heart of this wonderful City, Southampton's Dolphin Hotel is packed full of charm and character.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

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Number of Guests Included
Wedding Package for 2021: 40 day guests and 60 evening guests Red carpet arrival Civil ceremony room hire Event planner up to your big day Banqueting manager to ensure the smooth running of your day and acting as toast master Arrival drink of bucks fizz Half a bottle of house wine per person – choose from red, white or ros𝑒 ́ 3 course Wedding breakfast served with tea and coffee Cake stand and knife Bacon rolls for the evening Bridal suite for the night of your wedding Preferential room rates for your guests
What is included in this pricing:
Furniture included
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Couple accommodation included
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Finish Time
01:00 AM

Food and Drink

Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted


Grade I/II Listed Building
Open Flame Permitted
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Full Description
Located right in the heart of this wonderful City, Southampton's Dolphin Hotel is packed full of charm and character. An idyllic venue with absolutely perfect backdrops overlooking the main port, this 500 year old hotel embraces tradition with a romantic and modern twist. A definite must for anyone searching for something that exudes charisma and ambiance with the additional luxury of sumptuous four star dining every step of the way.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Lauren
Congratulations on this exciting time and thank you for considering The Dolphin Hotel, Southampton as a potential wedding venue. I would be delighted to meet with you at a time convenient to yourselves to show you our hotel and facilities and then discuss your big day and offer you an on the spot quote based on our discussions. Please feel free to get in touch via email or via phone on 02380 386460. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Best wishes.


No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
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Location & Contact Details


34 - 35 High Street, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 2HN, England

Nearest Town

Southampton, Hampshire

Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station

Southampton Central

Nearest Airport

Southampton Airport

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What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Discuss your ideas with each other in advance, come to a compromise if you don't agree so when you go to all of your meetings you are on the same page.

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

All the flowers were hand made from paper by the bride. Took the bride over 6 months to make.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Historic, charming, beautiful, elegant and friendly.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

The Dolphin lane or main staircase

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

Not quite yet... although Jane Austen did celebrate her 18th birthday at hotel!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Bacon rolls always go down well!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Our impressive Jane Austen Suite (Where Jane Austen celebrated her 18th Birthday) with the largest free standing bay windows in the UK

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our amazing team, working so hard to make every single wedding perfect!