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 Venue

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.

If you would like to visit the hotel to see if it is the perfect place for your Wedding click here to contact us.

21st February – Wedding Evening Showcase

Wedding Venues in Hampshire Mercure Southampton Centre Dolphin Hotel wedding open evening

Start: 18.30pm-20:30

Come and see our wonderful Jane Austen Suite dressed for the occasion! 18:30-20:30.

FREE BOOK NOW or call 023 8038 6460.

23rd February – Wedding Fair

Mercure Southampton Centre Dolphin Wedding fayre

Start: 11.00am – 2.00pm

A Willow & Rose Classic Wedding Fair 

Willow & Rose Wedding Events invites you to visit a beautiful venue that has been in the heart of Southampton for over 500 years and had the pleasure of hosting the 18th birthday of famous author Jane Austen in 1793! It now offers a stunning setting for weddings and we have some passionate local wedding suppliers joining us here on Saturday 23rd February 2019 for our Classic Wedding Fair from 11am – 2pm; a free event, perfect for the busy bride-to-be. 

If you are tying the knot or know someone who is, then our exhibitors are sure to inspire you with their enthusiasm to help you envision your special day. You will also be able to browse our personalised and bespoke wedding sections, along with various pre-loved items being sold on by newly weds. With such a wide variety of sellers, we are sure you’ll find something perfect for your big day! 

Why not make a day out of it and enjoy lunch or afternoon tea in the award-winning Signature restaurant or relax with a drink in the newly refurbished Nelson’s bar. 

The first 50 brides-to-be will even get a free goody bag including magazines, flyers and freebies to help you plan your big day! Don’t miss out!

FREE BOOK NOW or call 023 8038 6460.

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