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The successful Wedding Breakfast

Our wedding breakfast is such an integral part of your special day, that we like to make sure you have as much guidance as possible to enable you to make those all important food choices. We will therefore invite you to a complimentary tasting day which usually takes place around six months prior to your wedding. This will give you the chance to sample your intended menu, along with the opportunity to meet one of our chefs who will be able to answer any questions you may have regarding dietary requirements and bespoke menus.

menu enhancements

Should you wish to enhance your wedding breakfast why not include canapés on arrival or as an additional course. Available on request at an additional charge to the wedding package price.


Your wedding day wouldn’t be complete without the perfect toast! Enjoy a welcome reception, wine with the wedding breakfast and a glass of something special for the toast.

Catering for Children

We will make special arrangements for the children attending your wedding from our Children’s Menu Selector (children 0-12 years).

NB: Please note that our dishes may contain one or more of the 14 key allergens.
Please ask a member of staff for further details

If you want more information about our drinks and canapé contact us today

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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 two ‘star’ 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.

The Mercure Southampton Centre Dolphin Hotel can host wedding ceremonies and wedding breakfasts for up to 100 guests, or 120 for an evening reception, and can tailor a wedding ceremony and reception to your individual requirements. Use of a red carpet on arrival; hire of a cake stand and cake knife; your table plan, place cards and menus; overnight accommodation for the bride and groom and special accommodation rates for your guests (subject to availability).

We now have a wedding licence for Signature Restaurant which is ideal for the more intimate ceremonies of 10 – 35 people

At a glance

  • Civil ceremony up to 100 guests
  • Wedding breakfast up to 100 guests
  • Evening reception up to 120 guests
  • Private breakfast the day after the wedding
  • Discounted rates available for bedrooms

What could be more sublime than our Jane Austen Suite as the perfect backdrop for your perfect day. With special select menus for your wedding reception The Dolphin Hotel is the right choice as your wedding Hampshire venue. Please click the button below and email us for more information.

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