LAST UPDATED: 14 May 2015 at 4:55pm

Book yourselves a camper van for your journey down to Bournemouth; it'll be an ideal fit for a quirky seaside shindig at this venue. Exchange vows under the driftwood arch housed inside a marquee, then mingle on the beach with your guests.


Ditch classic canapés for posh fish'n'chips followed by old-school Mr Whippy ice creams, before skipping along the promenade to one of Beach Weddings' partner venues for a fiesta under the stars.

Ceremony capacity: 400; Plate cost per head: £34;

LAST UPDATED: 18 July 2014 at 12:10pm

Kick off your shoes and walk down the aisle with your toes in the sand (don't worry, there's matting if you want to keep your Choos on).


This is the only spot in England and Wales where you can actually marryonthe beach (rather than next to it), thanks to the driftwood-decorated beach hut for all the legal bits. Afterwards, swap champers for ice creams before tucking into a posh fish and chips feast.

Ceremony capacity: 400; Package per head: £43; www.beachweddings

LAST UPDATED: 11 June 2013 at 4:32pm

On the golden sands of West Cliff Beach, say your vows under a driftwood arch before heading to the beach hut for the legal bits - marquees are on hand should the British summer be a bit, er, unpredictable.

Replace canapés with Little Al's Ice-Cream Cart, followed by a barbecue or classic fish and chips for a laid-back vibe.

Beach receptions end at 6pm, but take a romantic stroll along the promenade to one of the seafront venues that Beach Weddings Bournemouth has teamed up with.

Ceremony capacity: 400; Packages per person: £34

Beach Weddings; 01202 788271;