The Orchid Hotel

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£350 - £600 for Venue Hire
Up to 100
31 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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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

Prices Start At
£350
Maximum Price
£600
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 option

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£34
Maximum Price
£36
Price dependent on day of the week (Friday & Saturday @ £36.00 per person or Sunday - Thursday @ £34.00) Three course dinner with coffee & petit fours, cooked by our AA Rosette chefs

Packages
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£82
Maximum Price
£90
Minimum Number of Guests
20
Based on 70 guests.... Ceremony & celebration room hire Drinks package - glass of bucks fizz or pimms or a bottle of corona on arrival 3 course wedding breakfast + coffee & petit fours Evening finger buffet DJ until midnight
Features & Capacity

Overview

Dining Capacity
100
Reception Capacity
160
No. of Bedrooms
31
Sleeps No. of People
63
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite

Venue

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

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1900
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
Reviews
(7)
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 bring my vision to life, and was there on the day to keep me calm, Helen along with all the staff are amazing, we have had the most memorable and magical day we could have ever imagined of, we have not had our official photos back yet but have had a few off of family and friends which are perfect Thank you Helen and the orchid team for our beautiful wedding day
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 perfect. The hotel is in a very beautiful location and has set very high standards with its beautiful decor and fantastic food and service.
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 recommend The Orchid Hotel to any brides out there looking for a boutique venue. Helen and the team were brilliant!
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 in ensuring the day went smoothly from start to finish. Everything from the presentation of the lovely Paloma Suite and Aurelia Suite to the food served during the wedding breakfast was brilliant. Attention to detail was on point and everything went seamlessly thanks to everyone working on that day. The wedding breakfast, canapes and evening buffet were all lovely. We had a fantastic day and the staff were great. All of the rooms we reserved for wedding guests were very well presented and clean. The Master Room was lovely and very comfortable. The feedback from our family was stunning and we all loved this venue. This hotel is a perfect place to host a wedding celebration. We have made some wonderful memories from the day and we certainly could not be happier. We would happily relive the day over and over again. We look forward to returning to the hotel and restaurant, we would definitely recommend. Thank you!!
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 and it was with ease that these were implemented. A lovely boutique hotel and wonderful ambience. Friendly and professional staff and Helen was always calm and reassuring. The food, wine and service was exceptional and a choice of rooms to suit your specific needs. We were also fortunate to be able to enjoy the outside patio area through to the evening. The Orchid Hotel was recommended to us and we recommend it to you.
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 all the staff did everything they could to help us feel at ease from the off. All the planning was made simple for us, and some of our special requirements were met with minimal fuss or hassle. Our families and guests all loved the decor and even though the weather was terrible (we mean really, really bad) all day it was still the perfect venue as everyone mingled indoors. We cant thank everyone there enough and have got lots of happy memories of our special day :-)
Location & Contact Details

Address

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

Travel Notes

Use sat nav postcode BH1 3DH

Nearest Town

Bournemouth

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M27

Nearest Train Station

Bournemouth

Nearest Airport

Bournemouth

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Press & Awards
(1)

Industry Awards (1)

Certicate of Excellence Award 2019 Bridebook Silver
FAQ
(9)

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

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Courtyard

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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