The Grand Hotel, Wedding Venue in Dorset

It was with great happiness that we were asked to attend The Grand Hotel Swanage Wedding Showcase in Dorset.

Not only is this a local wedding venue in Dorset, but in my home town of Swanage. This wedding venue recommends local suppliers. It has one of the most impressive views of any wedding venue I have seen.

Combine that with its new beautiful outdoor ceremony space, its sun trap gardens and its own private beach and you have something very near to the perfect wedding venue in Dorset. Easy to see in this The Grand Hotel Swanage Wedding Showcase.

DSC_3294-EditWeddings at The Grand Hotel are overseen by Polly Smith from Blue Bay Events so happy couples can be assured that they are in safe, experienced hands. At the The Grand Hotel Swanage Wedding Showcase she was to be found guiding couples around the venue. She was making sure everything was running to plan.

Dorset Wedding Transport

Outside The Grand Hotel’s entrance were parked some of the finest wedding transport in Dorset. Polished chrome and immaculate paint work glimmered in the hot sun.  LuLu a 1960 split screen VW camper from Dorset Dub Hire and a Rolls Royce Silver Shadow from SJR Executive Cars greeted the wedding showcase’s guests.

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Toastmaster at The Grand Hotel Swanage

Dorset Wedding Suppliers

In the main reception room we shared exhibition space with Purbeck Horse and Cart, Chococo chocolate favours, AF Joys Suits and Amazing Face Hair and Make Up.

A truly fabulous selection of quality wedding suppliers. They were all entertained by the haunting melodies of Mark Pitman , Saxophonist.

Even from here the views of Swanage Bay and the sea through The Grand Hotel’s conservatory were incredible.

I couldn’t help notice the luxury Sunseeker moored in the bay supplied by Aqua Rhythm Charter and Marine. I couldn’t help but dream of a wedding boat photo shoot in the sun drenched bay with a bride and groom.

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The Grand Hotel Swanage Wedding Showcase didn’t end there. Around the corner of the bar Mark from Pegasus Disco pulled the very finest wedding music out of the bag. He was glancing longingly at a stunning wedding cake courtesy of Lu from Iced Gems Cakes of Swanage.

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Swanage Hotel Wedding Breakfast Room

The wedding breakfast room had been beautifully dressed by Perfectly Pretty Weddings. They were showing off some examples of ‘sea side’ themes.

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Outdoor Wedding Seaside Wedding Venue

Overlooking the garden it was clear to see why The Grand Hotel is such a special wedding venue in Dorset. Large white marquees had been expertly erected by Camelot Marquees. I had to have a closer look. M E Event Hire had performed wedding magic inside the marquee, dressing such a light and airy space.

The views across the garden and over the sea were complimented by the floral stylings of Charlotte Trim Floristry. The heart-warming sounds of classically trained wedding guitarist Alex Bett added ambience.

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You can see our Grand Hotel Swanage wedding photographs on our blog.