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If you're looking for toes-in-the-sand just-wed shots The Connaught Hotel and Spa in Bournemouth is a wedding hotspot only a five-minute walk from the beach.
Located on the popular seaside town's West Cliff, the four-star luxury boutique hotel is ideal if you're planning a weekend-long celebration – and why wouldn't you with everything you need right on the doorstep? There's plenty of accommodation, not to mention a fully equipped gym and indulgent spa with an 18m swimming pool, free to use for anyone staying over. The town's just a short stroll away too.
The 19th-century building combines charm and character with modern luxury, from the contemporary reception area to the 'London-look' brasserie and intimate Gin Bar. Licensed for ceremonies indoors and out, the hotel can host weddings with up to 130 guests and offers a range of attractive settings from the bright and modern Connaught Suite overlooking the terrace garden to the Franklyn suite, a more neutral space; ideal for those looking to add their own personal stamp.
The Courtyard Garden is a hidden gem; the perfect backdrop for al fresco ceremonies with up to 70 loved ones. There's even a blue beach hut nestled between two palm trees for those all-important photos. Alternatively, Blake's Restaurant, with its glistening chandeliers, is ideal for more intimate weddings.