Your perfect wedding reception venue in Southampton
Whether you’re planning a Civil Ceremony or Partnership, or a traditional Church Wedding, our hotel, situated in the heart of the city’s Old Town, will be the perfect setting for you. The Grade II Listed Mercure Southampton Centre Dolphin is the oldest hotel in the city, packed full of history, charm and character.
From your first visit to the hotel to the day of the wedding itself, our experienced Wedding Co-ordinator will be on hand at every step of the way to make your perfect day unforgettable.
Your personal wedding CO-ORDINATOR
We start organising your special day from the moment you contact us. Your wedding co-ordinator will be on hand to advise, co-ordinate and prepare even the smallest of details for you, making sure your day goes exactly as you want it to.
We understand that there are so many things to think about when you first start planning your wedding – we’re here to make the entire experience an enjoyable one from beginning to end.
We will help you organise your wedding day with the minimum of fuss and maximum enjoyment – from the early booking of photographers, musicians and florists, to organising menus, toasts and accommodation.
The Mercure Southampton Dolphin Hotel is in the city centre of Southampton’s old town where it has stood for over 600 years, serving throughout this period as a welcome place to rest for weary travellers. Today the building is classed as a Grade II Listed Building.
This hotel was first established in 1550 and has a fascinating history. Shakespeare and company performed plays in the inn yard, Thomas Hardy refers to it in Trumpet Major and Jane Austen danced here at Assembly Balls at two stages in her life (arranged by Florence Nightingale’s mother). The hotel was rebuilt in 1775 to accommodate spa visitors and it supposedly has the biggest bay windows in England; Thackeray sat in one of them to write Pendennis.
What could be more sublime than our Jane Austen Suite as the perfect backdrop for your special day. With carefully selected menus for your wedding reception, The Dolphin Hotel is the ideal choice as your Hampshire wedding venue. Please use the form below to email us for more information.
We host 3 Wedding fairs a year and the next one is on Sunday 29th October 11am-3pm. click here for more details.