The Grand Hotel, Swanage

The Grand Hotel, Swanage

3 Star Hotel
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Burlington Road, Swanage, Dorset
With private beach and lovely gardens our Classic Victorian hotel is the perfect venue for your wedding. Whether you want exclusive use of the hotel or an intimate ceremony, our stunning views and charm will make this joyous occasion a day to remember.


Spend your day creating special memories and leave the details to us!

The Grand Hotel provides romantic elegance, with all the charm and character of its classic Victorian era.  Take advantage of direct access to our lovely gardens and private beach.  The stunning views over Swanage Bay will add a touch of magnificence to your wedding.  

The Grand Hotel is the perfect location for your dream wedding.  From first class dining with spectacular views to access to our Leisure center and spa facilities, including an indoor plunge pool, heated jacuzzi, sauna and available spa treatments.  Make yourself feel at home here for your special day.  Whether you are looking for exclusive use of the hotel or an intimate ceremony of close friends and family, the Grand Hotel can make your wedding day a dream come true with bespoke weddings to suit your tastes and preferences.

Our experienced Wedding Team are available to ensure that your wedding day goes without a hitch.  We are here to help make this special day a wonderful and memorable start to your new life together.  We offer a comprehensive wedding service that is tailored to suit your requirements.  Our Wedding Co-ordinators and available Toastmaster will conduct the day so that you have the perfect wedding experience.  

When it comes to sitting down and planning the day, we will ensure that you feel supported.  Our team will work together with you to establish the details of your wedding.  With our professional advice that comes from years of experience, together we can help to make the occasion special and unique to you, the bride and groom.  We invite you to visit the Grand Hotel and we will guide you through the whole process of planning a seamless and elegant wedding day.


Photography credit to Courtenay Photographic


Venue Type

  • Hotel


  • Waterside


  • Guest Accommodation
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Spa

What people are saying!

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 - based on 7 reviews
Phoebe Dane
wedding on Sat, 3rd of November, 2018
Thank you so much to all the staff at the Grand Hotel for giving us the most incredible wedding day. Lindsay helped make the whole process completely stress free and organised and co-ordinated everything so that we could just relax and enjoy the day. The marquee was amazing and the setting was so

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beautiful. Having the sea and Swanage bay in the background whilst saying our vows was wonderfully romantic and peaceful. There was a tiny bit of rain just before the ceremony but Lindsay and Chrissie sorted everything out so that we walked a different way and didn't get wet! Luckily the rain stopped just before the ceremony and it was dry the rest of the day with the moody sky acting as a great backdrop for the photos. We got to go down to the beach to take our photos which, as sea lovers, was ideal! The wedding breakfast food was of an amazingly high standard especially catering for 110 people. All the staff throughout the weekend were so professional and lovely and constantly ensured we had everything we needed, they really made the whole atmosphere relaxed and fun whilst also maintaining an extremely high standard of service. Lindsay and Chrissie went above and beyond to ensure we enjoyed every moment of the weekend and weren’t having to worry about a thing. It was genuinely the best day of our lives and we cannot thank you all enough for making it so perfect and special.
See you all very soon!
Mr & Mrs Dane xxx

Review submitted on Thu, 10th of January, 2019
Neil Broad
wedding on Sat, 10th of November, 2018
Having stayed at the Grand Hotel many times over the past year and having gotten married at the hotel I can’t recommend the hotel highly enough, the staff made my wife and I feel welcome from the moment we first stepped through the door to look at it for our wedding venue to the day itself we have

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enjoyed every visit and look forward to visiting again next year.

Good room service · Romantic atmosphere · Historic building · Helpful concierge

Review submitted on Sun, 6th of January, 2019
Karen and Graham
wedding on Sat, 29th of September, 2018
Dear Lindsay,

Hope you and your team are all well and that the Hotel is enjoying its upgrade! We would just like to thank you and all of your fabulous team, from the reception staff through to the housekeepers, for all the hard work you put in to making our Wedding Day such a special occasion.

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Myself, Graham and our guests all said what a wonderful day they had and that nothing was too much trouble. Right from the planning process, where all your expertise guided us through all the finest of details (most of which we hadn’t even thought about), to the finale our Wedding Day. Which went off without a hitch!!

It was such a lovely day which showed of the Hotel, Gardens and the Capri tent off so beautifully. Caroline’s flowers adorned the Hotel and the Capri tent they also had such a fabulous scent. Your role as Master of Ceremonies was carried out without fault, and the Canapes which were served by Chrissy and her Band of Merry Men were very tasty little morsels, many of the guests complimented them. We would also like to offer our compliments to the Chef as the Wedding Breakfast was delicious and again to Chrissy and her Band of Merry Men who were ultra efficient and really courteous throughout the whole day. They attended to our every whim and need without hesitation. The evening staff were great at skilfully manning the bar and laying out the local cheeses and chutneys followed by the cake. Which went down a storm as well, just enough after all the sumptuous food from earlier.

Suffice to say we both had a wonderful day and would recommend the hotel and your team without question to any one thinking of having their Wedding Day at The Grand!

We hope to be free to come and have a weekend in February with you then we will book in for our first Wedding Anniversary while we are there.

Kindest Regards
Karen and Graham

Review submitted on Mon, 10th of December, 2018
Richard and I just wanted to drop a line to say we had an amazing day on Thursday, staff were excellent, hotel, gardens and beach lovely and food very delicious. Thank you for helping us to have a wedding day that was everything I had hoped it would be.

We even got the red arrows doing their

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love heart display in our photos!

Thank you once again

Kirsty and Richard

Review submitted on Thu, 27th of September, 2018
Charlotte O'Hara-Courtney
My husband and I have always loved The Grand Hotel so was no contest when choosing our wedding venue. Lyndsay was our wedding coordinator at The Grand Hotel and we couldn't have asked for anyone better. On the week leading up to our wedding she was amazing, she made it so easy to decorate the venue

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before our actual wedding day and then on our wedding day Lyndsay and the employees there did all the table decorations for us meaning I didn't have to stress on the day. Lyndsay also made it so easy for knowing where we all needed to be and when the speeches started.
All in all our wedding day went so smoothly and we were blessed with wonderful weather. I would highly recommend the Grand Hotel for your wedding venue, wonderful view and wonderful people!!!

Review submitted on Wed, 13th of September, 2017

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