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Category Archives: Wedding Stories

Wedding Stories

Stunning day for Mr & Mrs Graca!


Congratulations to Fred & Marj who got married with us on Friday 10th May 2019. The couple got very lucky with the weather for their wedding. Both Marj & Kat, the wedding coordinator, were keeping an eye on the weather forecast in the days upcoming to the wedding, and it was not looking that great. However, in the day it was stunning! Very warm and bright just for their big day. Thankfully they were able to get married outside in the Wedding Pagoda.

As it was such a beautiful day the happy couple went down to the beach for some photos whilst their guests enjoyed a bucks fizz reception with canapes on the terrace outside. Marj & Fred booked their wedding before the refurbishment of the Terrace Ballroom and they were thrilled with the finished look. Guests also thought the Terrace Ballroom looked great all dressed up for the wedding breakfast. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the menu chosen by the couple including a wonderful Lamb Shank cooked to perfection by the chef.

Later on in the evening, guests enjoyed dancing the night away and taking funny photos with some props. Such a great day for a lovely couple! Congratulations once again, we hope to see you both soon again!

See what the Bride and Groom had to say about their special day:

We had our wedding in May. Marsham Court Hotel staff were all lovely and very accommodating with our needs. We booked our wedding over a year ago and Kat who was our coordinator has helped us sort everything out from the registrations in the beginning up until the day of the wedding. She has been very responsive with our emails and this has helped us a lot to sort out every inch of details we needed to make our wedding a perfect one. Kat made sure all the things we need for the wedding are sorted and she has been very helpful especially with the small but important details that I don’t even think of. The food they have served were really delicious! All our guests have loved it and they accommodated all the special dietary needs of our guests even during the wedding. All the staff were lovely. Andy – the duty manager was fantastic and has made sure that we were taken care of during our wedding day. Graeme also has been very helpful making sure we have everything we need. The hotel was in front of the beach and it was our dream to have a beach/outdoor wedding and it was fulfilled! Can’t thank the staff enough! It was the perfect wedding!!

Magical day for Mr & Mrs Hacker!


Congratulations to Anne & Stephen on their wedding here on Saturday 6th April 2019!

The happy couple got married in the Bay Suite with close friends and family. The function room was nicely decorated and had lovely views of the beach. Guests enjoyed a drinks reception afterwards, and joined the couple down by the Wedding Pagoda for some group photos.

A bit later on in the day, guests enjoyed a fabulous 3 course wedding breakfast served in the Dorset Suite. The room looked stunning with help from ST-Events. They used the twinkle back drop, chair covers with silver sashes, and beautiful candelabras as centre pieces. After the wedding breakfast, some speeches were said with everyone in fits of laughter and some with happy tears!

In the evening, everyone could kick their shoes off and dance the night away whilst munching on the finger buffet provided.

We are so pleased for Anne & Stephen and we wish the nothing but happiness in their new married lives together!

We had our Wedding Ceremony and Reception at Marsham Court Hotel, on 6th April 2019, and the sun was shining! From the first meeting with Kat Tegg, Event Organiser, we were filled with confidence that all that was promised would be fulfilled. Nothing was too much trouble, everything we requested was catered for. Our Wedding guests have all said ‘Best Wedding Ever’. The food was excellent, faultless in quality and service, special diets all catered for without question. All the staff were polite and helpful (everyone remarked on that quality). On the day the organisation between Kat, Graham and Lawrence was second to none, making sure everyone and everything was in the right place at the right time. If you want a well organised, hassle free, first class, wedding and reception in a lovely setting then look no further than Marsham Court Hotel. Excellent value for money and superb quality, which no other venue could ever hope to match. Thank you so much for making our wishes come true.

Anne and Steve

Sunny day for the new Mr & Mrs Butler!


Congratulations to Shane & Katie on their marriage with us on Thursday 28th March 2019! The lovely couple booked their wedding a while back and was unsure on what the weather would be like in March 2019. Luckily, we had sunny views all day and the couple were able to get married outside in our Wedding Pagoda. The parachute gliders were also out on that day, so during the ceremony guests were waving to them as they passed.

After the ceremony, guests enjoyed a Bucks Fizz reception in our newly refurbished Lulworth Suite whilst relaxing in the sun on the terrace. The wedding breakfast was served in our brand new Terrace Ballroom. We were so happy that the couple liked the room as they had not seen it since the refurbishment. Katie, the bride, is Disney mad, so she daintily decorated the room with Disney character tables, and also had a superb wedding cake to suit the theme. Shane also did have his favourite things on the back of the cake.

In the evening, guests enjoyed dancing the night away and tucking into the finger buffet. We are so pleased everyone had a wonderful time, and we wish Mr & Mrs Butler all the very best!

Congratulations to MCH’s Managing Director!


Many congratulations to Rosie & Rob on their marriage! Everyone at the hotel was thrilled to hear that the two love birds were engaged. Rosie & Rob flew to Jamaica with Rob’s son George where they tied the knot. The photos looked amazing and they both had a wonderful time. Once they were back they hosted a wedding evening reception here at the hotel.

The Solent Suite was nicely dressed up with beach themed decorations, including centre pieces and their backdrop to the photo booth. Their cake was the main talking point of the night. Rosie’s favourite animal is a giraffe, so as the toppers for the cake they had ‘Rosie the giraffe’ and ‘Rob the hippo’! Chef out did himself with the sweet treat requests. Have a look at all those tuxedo strawberries!

Congratulations once again to you both, and we wish you many more years of love and happiness!

A lovely day for Mr&Mrs Cordery


Congratulations to Gemma & Chris who got married here on 25th October 2018! The lovely couple had their ceremony in the Bay Suite over-looking the beautiful views of Bournemouth Beach. Their colour scheme was a perfect choice for the hotel (we love a purple wedding).

The guests all enjoyed nibbles and bucks fizz after the ceremony before going into the Dorset Suite for a wonderful 3 course wedding breakfast. We got a few photos of the dessert in the kitchen, how good do they look!

Afterwards, guests all relaxed before the evening reception kicked in. The Bride and Groom had no idea what the maid of honour had in store. She performed a dance with others for the couple and everyone was clapping and cheering for them. What a great idea!

We are so pleased you all had an incredible day. We wish you all the best and hope to see you both again soon!

To the new Mr&Mrs McGuiness


Congratulations to Jackie & Alan who got married here on Saturday 13th October 2018! The bride and her friends all arrived the night before to put their chair covers on and also just to have a bit of fun before the wedding.

The day of the wedding was a mixture of rain and sun. Typical English weather, however,  the ceremony was held in the Bay Suite with wonderful views of Bournemouth Beach and their wedding breakfast and evening reception was held in the Terrace Ballroom.

Guests enjoyed a beautiful 3 course meal by our wonderful chefs, and just look at those desserts! There were no left overs, that’s for sure. Lots of wine and lots of food, what more could you ask for. Later on they enjoyed a band and DJ and danced the night away.

Congratulations to the happy couple!

Please see below what the Bride and Groom had to say about their special day:

We held our wedding here and it was excellent. Kat, our wedding coordinator, and all the managers gave an excellent service. The food was very nice and all guests had a lovely time. The room for the reception was fantastic and the bedrooms were superb. Thankyou to you all for making our day special.
Jackie and Alan

Beautiful, sunny day for Mr&Mrs Dunne


Congratulations to Gemma & Sean who celebrated their wedding with us on Saturday 29th September 2018! The couple got married on earlier in the day then joined us for the evening. They were greeted with a red carpet on arrival and a glass of bucks fizz.

Guests enjoyed mingling before going through to the Dorset & Bay Suite to have an evening finger buffet. Later on, everyone loved dancing till late and having some fun with photo props Gemma had brought in.

A lovely sunny evening for the happy couple. We wish you all the happiness and love in your new married lives together!

Please see below what the Bride and Groom had to say about their special day:

We got married at Marsham Court hotel for evening reception up to 65 people. It was literally the best day of our lives. Food was amazing, staff were so friendly and approachable. Can’t thank everyone enough. Kat Tegg in particular who’s a wedding coordinator couldn’t be more helpful with all the planning and also Mr Thompson was very helpful on our big day. Our guests really enjoyed Marsham court Hotel and Sean & I loved the honeymoon suite. Breakfast was on point! We are looking forward to returning next year for our first Anniversary dinner already. Gemma and Sean

Perfect Venue for Mr&Mrs Fayer-Honour


Congratulations to Marvin and Laura who got married here on Saturday 22nd September 2018! When they met with Wedding Coordinator Kat they quickly established that they wanted a sea-side themed wedding, and what a better way to have that here at the hotel with incredible views of the beach. The theme flowed through nicely throughout the whole day with shell/starfish decorations and even down to the beach hut cake.

Laura & Marvin got married in the Bay Suite over-looking Bournemouth Beach and after a bucks fizz reception, guests enjoyed playing some garden games (inside). The couple opted to have a hog roast for their wedding breakfast. Unfortunately, due to the weather we were unable to put it out onto the terrace for all to see but it still went down a treat with all their guests.

The evening soon came and the Dorset Suite looked incredible with all the fairy lights. Guests enjoyed dancing till late and had a bit of fun being silly in the photo booth.

What a fab day for Laura & Marvin, we wish you a life time of happiness together!

Please see below what the Bride and Groom had to say about their special day:

We cannot thank the staff at Marsham Court enough for helping us have the most magical day. Kat was brilliant from day one – answering any questions I had straight away – and there were quite a few! She helped keep me calm in the run up to the wedding and I couldn’t have done it without her! She even helped hold my dress so we could go outside in the rain and get some photos. So thank you Kat! Andy was also a favourite of the day- he got compliments from many of our guests including our nine year old niece – who my sister heard her say ‘you are doing a very good job mr manager’ ! We had never met Andy but he really made us feel special on our wedding day- making sure we were ok and that we had all we needed. It was a shame that it rained but everyone said that it didn’t dampen the wedding day. Thank you Marsham court hotel for everything ! See you soon! The new mr and Mrs and Fayer-Honour.

Amazing Wedding Surprise!


Congratulations to the new Mr & Mrs Murray-Fretwell who got married here on 18th August 2018!

What a busy day it was for the couple! Chantal’s mum had planned a horse and carriage for her before the wedding. Both Kat, the wedding coordinator and Andy, the operations manager, knocked on the bride’s bedroom door to ask her to come down for a “meeting” about the wedding. She was looking very confused as we walked her around the hotel and outside into the car park. At the end of it, she was met by the beautiful horse and carriage. Tears were streaming down her face as she was so happy! So as Chantal went for a ride, it was all go on setting up for the ceremony.

Chantal & Callum got married at Marsham Court Hotel outside in the Wedding Pagoda (finally, a wedding outside in August!). Afterwards, the guests enjoyed a bucks fizz reception whilst the bride and groom went for a ride in the horse and carriage and also took some photos over at the Russell Cotes Museum.

It was then time for the wedding breakfast. The room was beautifully set up by ST-Events with their twinkle light backdrop and lovely chair covers. The evening soon came and everyone enjoyed having a dance and taking some funny photos in the photo booth that they’d hired.

Congratulations to the both of you!

Please see below what the Bride and her Mother had to say about the special day:


Absolutely fantastic staff! Kat Tegg and Andy Thompson brilliant members of staff who helped make mine and my husband’s wedding as special and magical as it could be! Even last minute changes they had it all covered! Very welcoming, very understanding and definitely know what they are doing! Great organisers! Glad my mum chose this hotel for my wedding, highly recommend!!


Bride’s Mother:

Well, what can I say… my daughter had her wedding here on Saturday and what a lovely day we all had. Kat the wedding coordinator was there every step of the way, even changing last minute plans that happened the night before and on the day, and for keeping the biggest surprise a secret the horse and carriage, what a memorable day it was, all the hotel staff bent over backward for us all. Andy Thompson (operational manager ) is a very lovely and funny person going out of his way to help the elderly and he really did make the wedding a fun relaxing day. Thank you all so much. I would recommend this hotel and I will be going back. Wish I could turn back time and relive it all again.

And they lived happily ever after…


Congratulations to the new Mr & Mrs Geary, who got married here on 10th August 2018!

The couple first heard about the hotel through the Lighthouse Wedding Exhibition back in 2017. After booking their wedding with us, they were in regular contact with updates for the Wedding Coordinator, Kat.

The opted for the Bayview Package which included a menu tasting evening. Both thoroughly enjoyed sampling chef’s menu, especially Steven! The day soon came and, yet again, we had to have the ceremony inside of the hotel due to bad weather which was such a shame as it has been beautiful the last couple of weeks. Typical English weather!

Although we had to keep it inside, Amelia & Steven still had amazing sea views. After the ceremony, guests enjoyed a bucks fizz reception with nibbles whilst the newly-weds went for a few photos. Guests were then invited into the beautifully decorated Dorset Suite for the wedding breakfast and evening reception. Amelia had made her table plan and centrepieces inspired by Disney/Pixar films. Guests all had little trivia boxes on their tables and enjoyed playing that during the wedding breakfast.

Amelia and Steven booked their wedding on a very good day, as the Bournemouth Fireworks Display was on. So at 10 pm all guests enjoyed the wonderful display out on the terrace with sparklers.

We are so pleased they had a fantastic day! We wish you all the very best!