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The Orchid Hotel

£350 - £600 for Venue Hire
Up to 100
31 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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With a choice of indoor and outdoor service, The Orchid Hotel provides two stunning function rooms and picturesque grounds for some fantastic photo opportunities!
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

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Price dependent on day of the week we charge a room hire for the ceremony room and celebration room. Exclusive use venue hire is also an...
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In-house catering
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Price dependent on day of the week (Friday & Saturday @ £36.00 per person or Sunday - Thursday @ £34.00) Three course dinner with coffee...
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Minimum Number of Guests
Based on 70 guests.... Ceremony & celebration room hire Drinks package - glass of bucks fizz or pimms or a bottle of corona on arrival 3...
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Features & Capacity


Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite


Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
In-House Wedding Coordinator
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
Asian Catering
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Halal Catering
In-house Catering
In-House Wine List
Full Description
Small but perfectly formed, the newly refurbished Orchid Hotel is an enchanting venue for a wedding that’s as unique as you are. With a civil ceremony license and a choice of settings for your celebrations – from our idyllic courtyard to two completely redesigned function rooms – the Orchid offers an intimately glamorous backdrop for a truly unforgettable day. Just as important, every aspect of your special day is tailor-made – from the menu and the styling through to the tiniest of details. Our hugely experienced team are on hand to make your dream wedding a reality – with countless magical little extras to inspire and excite in equal measure. With 31 bedrooms you may also wish to have the venue completely for yourselves on an exclusive use basis from 11 am on the day of your wedding to 11 am the following day. This includes a late licence for the music until 1 am, a late breakfast until 11 am and a late checkout until midday. We can turn your dreams into reality!

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Helen Bull
Thank you for looking at The Orchid Hotel as a potential wedding venue. Do come and visit us for a showround as I know once you have seen the hotel you will fall in love with it. I have worked in the business for over 30 years and thoroughly enjoy making my bride's dreams come true and having the day exactly as they wish. We have fun planning the wedding too! I look forward to hearing from you Helen Bull - Weddings Manager


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
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Sammy-Jo & Jack
Married in November 2018
November 2018
Most magical wedding day ever
On Saturday 17th November 2018 we married at the orchid hotel, this was the most magical day of my life and made more perfect by Helen who from the day we met managed to ...
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Balloon A Room Weddings ltd
Wedding: November 2018
November 2018
Venue stylists
We are very proud and honoured to work alongside the Orchid Hotel as their stylist. They are a very professional team and look after every detail to make the wedding day ...
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Stephanie Gillard
Married in November 2018
November 2018
Stylish & Beautiful
We had a great day at The Orchid Hotel for our wedding reception. The food was amazing, the service was fantastic, and the location is beautiful. Would definitely recomme...
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Rachel Patmore
Married in September 2018
November 2018
Amazing Wedding Day
I had the pleasure of having my wedding and reception at The Orchid Hotel, I have to say everything was perfect! Helen, George and all of the other staff did a great job ...
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Chloe Pearce
Married in September 2018
November 2018
A Perfect Wedding Day
Thank you to Helen and team for our perfect wedding day. All our requests were listened to and executed with professionalism. We naturally made changes along the way an...
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Osman Ahmed
Married in August 2018
November 2018
Hopefully we wont get married again- but if we do.....
As with all sensible grooms, I let the bride have maximal control and governance over the choice of venue. And im really glad I did, as the Orchid was AMAZING! Helen and ...
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Location & Contact Details


34 Gervis Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 3DH, England

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Use sat nav postcode BH1 3DH

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Press & Awards

Industry Awards (1)

Certicate of Excellence Award 2019 Bridebook Silver

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Each wedding is different and bespoke and it is lovely seeing each and every one from start to finish and building up a relationship with the bride and groom which usually continues into their married life!

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

Keep it simple and enjoy your day. Don't stress in the planning process - it should be fun.

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

As an animal lover I was delighted when I had a bride who hired in a baby alpaca and it's mum to the drinks reception. They were adorable and very well behaved!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Boutique Friendly Professional Pretty Unique

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What’s your favourite canapé?

Marinated salmon, curry guacamole on a cheddar biscuit - delicious! However as our Hotel Restaurant, No 34 has an AA Rosette it is not surprising!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Has to be chocolate

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The staff - a cut above the rest - friendly, smiley, professional, helpful and are there to make you have the best day ever!

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Hard to say as the hotel looks amazing with it's new refurbishment but the staff are also something to be proud of. Oh and then there is the food........
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