Your Hampshire and Dorset Wedding - May/June 2023 (Issue 98)

THE SEAVIEW HOTEL 01983 612 711 | Located on the Isle of Wight in the picturesque sailing village of Seaview, The Seaview Hotel is a classic British venue that has expanded and grown over the years. The charming little village has a nostalgic feel, as only a little has changed since the 50s. The Solent teems with various charming and delightful boats during the summer, including the historic Seaview Mermaids – some are more than 100 years old and still sail today! Out of season, the place has an appealing and unspoiled charm. The standard of food in the Hotel restaurant is very high, with 2 AA Rosettes and a Michelin Bib Gourmand for a quality, affordable menu. The Aquitania is located at the front of the Hotel and pays homage to The RMS Aquitania, known as the ship beautiful, and features a camouflage feature wall alongside images of the jetset. It provides the ideal location for ceremonies with 25 people and 28 in the evenings. The intimate restaurant is located at the front of the venue and combines good food with modern service. For larger weddings, The Bistro can host up to 50 people and showcases the Navy dazzle camouflage used in World War Two, while the sunny streetside terrace is the place to enjoy drinks with loved ones. KEY WEST BAR AND GRILL 01202 237 915 | Located on the Bournemouth Pier, Key West Bar & Grill offers the perfect backdrop to weddings with magnificent 270-degree views of the bay and large panoramic windows that provide photographic opportunities. Licensed for civil ceremonies, the team can host weddings from the words “I do” until couples have danced the night away. Pairs will have memorable weddings with tailored packages to suit all types of budgets and requirements. Tie the knot surrounded by up to 120 loved ones before continuing the celebrations with 216. For the wedding breakfast, tables surround a big dancefloor to make the room symmetrical and guests can enjoy the bar on-site. We love… The venue’s stunning terrace is a popular spot with views overlooking the Isle of Wight, Poole, Bournemouth and Studland. With a mixture of benches, tables and umbrellas, it’s perfect for guests to relax and take in the English sun. We love… The venue’s narrow 1901 façade will make an impression on guests, as will the nautical memorabilia at every turn. 25 COASTAL AND WATERSIDE VENUES