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Summer Family Breaks at The Mercure Bournemouth Queens Hotel, Bournemouth

Book your family holiday with us today and your children are free (under the age of 14, and sharing with two adults, subject to t&c’s)

Enjoy delicious food, including a Young Diner’s Menu, relaxation in our leisure suite; and for those mums or dads needing some extra TLC, why not book a treatment at the wonderful Forever Gorgeous Day Spa, located in the Hotel.

Forever Gorgeous Day Spa

Summer Family Breaks at The Mercure Bournemouth Queens Hotel, Bournemouth

Congratulations! You’ve made the biggest decision of your life. Choosing a venue to celebrate your joyous occasion comes a very close second.

Preparation plays a huge part in any choice made, which is probably why the hotel wedding reception experience is so popular.

In our hectic lives, planning this event can become distracting, perhaps even stressful.

Choosing our friendly, organised and efficient management team to supervise arrangements and proceedings affords you time to relax.

They will even work to exceed your expectations and ensure everything goes smoothly.

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On Site Catering

The inclusive nature of a hotel reception package really appeals to modern couples. But there are more reasons to endorse this service than mere convenience. Peace of mind is also assured.

Independent caters are only answerable to themselves. However, our localised catering team pride themselves on an exemplary service.

We won’t stand to put our reputation and, more importantly, your dream day at risk.

Also, all our staff are familiar with the hotel facilities, meaning expedient service on the day – if you should need any additions or amendments to your reception.

Going for a hotel package means only our staff and our staff alone get near our kitchen.

Our experienced caterers have provided high quality food for plenty of similar events, so know how to enure hot food isn’t served cold and every guest is happy.

A hotel wedding reception also guarantees you expertise. By consolidating your service, you have fewer opportunities for misplacement, mistakes and drama.

Of course, you many feel the need for an outside cater, as they promise specific cuisine. But ask the question, have they organised hotel events before?

The answer may be a resounding ‘no’.

More reasons to choose a hotel wedding reception…

Relax after your big day

As bride and groom you’ll likely be the last to leave the party. Considering your early start you’ll have experienced a long day.

But why suffer an even longer journey home when fatigued? Book a hotel suite instead.

This means you can simply roll straight into bed, even enjoy a relaxing late night soak in the tub and be refreshed for your first day as a married couple.


A bite to eat

Experiencing such a hectic day, you may not find time to take advantage of that evening buffet. You may also miss breakfast, due to a nervy tummy.

However, resting up in a luxury hotel suite after your reception means you can order late night room service.

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Enjoy the morning after

Request a late checkout and experience some well deserved R&R, enjoying breakfast or brunch. Let the bride pamper herself before you set off on your well-deserved honeymoon.

You’ll certainly benefit from this recovery time, recoup and start the first day of the rest of your lives together feeling fresh.

All these experiences help you achieve your dream wedding, so why not book with The Mercure Bournemouth Queens Hotel now and really take pleasure in your Hotel Wedding Reception.

Book now and your price is fixed for 2014.

See our brochure for more details.

Hotel Wedding Reception

The Mercure Bournemouth Queens Hotel Bournemouth provides a range of beautiful suites for the perfect end to your wedding day.

But why not add the personal touch and beautify your romantic wedding suite yourself. It takes very little to make that extra romantic gesture.

Attention to detail is guaranteed to continue the amore on your magical wedding night. Whether you’re a hopeless romantic or hopeless at romance, our dedicated team can assist you with our bespoke service to ensure the bride is happy.

Tips on preparing a romantic wedding suite

Plan Ahead

Being organised is most important. Don’t leave it too late!

Make sure that you inform our team of any necessary preparations well in advance. Making last minute decisions may see problems occur, and not being able to deliver on a romantic gesture last minute could really dampen your mood, leaving  you feel deflated.

Beautiful Bedding

The bed is the centre piece of a bridal suite. It’s where you will rest your weary heads after an emotionally exhausting day. It should therefore look and feel comfy, as well as inviting.

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Colour matching satin or lace sheets and pillow cases, with corresponding cushions creates an adoring look.

Of course, dressers and bedside cabinets can also be decorated to enhance any look.

Decorative Touches

Rose petals scattered across a bed, floor and tub is the darling of romantic gestures. But why stop there?

Co-ordinate the room with vases of roses or her favourite flowers to enhance ambience.

Even hang floral garlands from any door or mirror in the room. Alternatively, simply lay it on the bed. You can’t go wrong!

Candlelit Ambience

Votive candles are the safest and most economic solutions. Save costs on scented types, as the flowers will take care of this for you.

Position these strategically by mirrors and reflective surfaces to create warm glows and  ‘fairy tale’ scenery.

Midnight Snacks

Our 24 hour room service means you can indulge in some tasty treats.

But you can provide your own, by presenting your new wife with some romantic delicacies. Some good suggestions would be a selection of delicious chocolates, presented in a vintage basket with a bottle of your favorite wine or bubbly.

These treats will see you both feeling refreshed and could even carry this long into the night and early hours of the morning.

More information on The Mercure Bournemouth Queens Hotel bridal suites

Our own wedding rooms are included in our Windsor and Buckingham packages.

However, it should be reiterated that bespoke weddings experiences can be arranged.

Our facilities include fully equipped tea and coffee making facilities, toiletries and hairdryer and 24-hours a day room service.

A fridge facility can also be added for a small fee.

Romantic Wedding Suite

Renewal of wedding vows

Why renew your wedding vows?

Are you thinking of renewing your wedding vows in Bournemouth with your partner? This is a very romantic gesture that will affirm your marriage to each other and the world. Mercure Bournemouth Queens Hotel has provided a superb renewal of wedding vows in Bournemouth service for many years in our dedicated suites. Many married couples choose to renew their wedding vows for a wide range of reasons, and we have listed below a great range of reasons why you should choose to renew your vows:

  • You and your partner want to reaffirm your love for one another
  • Your original wedding didn’t go to plan, and you want to have your dream wedding
  • It is a momentous wedding anniversary such as 5th, 10th or 25th anniversary
  • You want a more elaborate wedding occasion than your original wedding and with more guests
  • A great romantic gesture
  • You and your partner have got over a troublesome time and want to consolidate your love for each other

How to renew your wedding vows in Bournemouth

Many married couples are often confused by what exactly a wedding vow renewal ceremony should contain as unlike your wedding day there is no actual set procedure. This will give you the freedom to customise your ceremony to your own tastes as the renewing of your vows should be a day that is about you and your partner.

Preliminary steps

At Mercure Bournemouth Queens Hotel in Bournemouth, we often recommend couples to set a budget from the moment that they decide they wish to renew their vows as this will prevent any overspending. Many couples find that when they decide to renew their vows that they are less restricted by finances that may have prevented them from having the ceremony they really wanted when they were younger.  Renewal ceremonies cost considerably less than an actual wedding.

One of the biggest benefits of a wedding vow renewal ceremony is that there are far fewer restrictions on the ceremony that will allow you to focus on the elements that matter the most to you and your partner.  As your marriage is already legally binding, the vow renewal ceremony is not legally binding and, as a result, you do not need an officiant at the ceremony at all. So you could have a close friend or even one of your children lead the ceremony! The choice really is all yours.

How big should the ceremony be?

Many couples are often confused as to how big the wedding vow renewal ceremony should be, and this will depend on your reasons for renewing your vows. Couples, who could not afford a big wedding initially, often host a big ceremony and party and invite a whole host of family and friends. Alternatively, if you had a rather big wedding then a smaller and more intimate ceremony could be suitable as the sole focus will be on you and your partner.

What to wear?

What you wear is completely up to you and your partner. You and your partner could both wear your old wedding dress or suit; alternatively you can wear something else smart that you feel more comfortable wearing. The choice is all yours!

What to avoid during renewal of wedding vows in Bournemouth?

  • Do not ask for gifts. The purpose of wedding gifts is to help the newly married couple set up a new home together and to relieve some of the financial stress of doing so.
  • Do not throw a stag or hen party since you are married!
  • Do not have attendants such as bridesmaids or groomsmen as this could make the initial ceremony more expensive. A nice gesture would be to recognise the former attendants at some stage in the ceremony.

Bournemouth wedding vows to speak at a ceremony

Many couples often choose to repeat their old wedding vows which are a lovely symbolic gesture.  However, if you wish to go for something a bit more personalised to you and your partner; personalised wedding vows are a great touch that will make your ceremony that bit more memorable.

How to word invitations

If you are hosting the wedding vow renewal ceremony yourself, below is a great template for invitations:

The honour of your presence is requested at the reaffirmation of the wedding vows of Patricia and Richard Jones Saturday, March 25 etc. Or Please join us as we renew our wedding vows and celebrate 20 years together Patricia and Richard Jones Saturday, March 25 etc.

So if you want to celebrate your wedding vows in Bournemouth, look no further than Mercure Bournemouth Queens Hotel. For more information, contact our team today.