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Venue type: Historic Building, Hotel
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Dance your first dance where Jane Austen danced over 200 years ago! Our stunning Jane Austen Suite, named after the famous author who celebrated her 18th Birthday here, is a room filled with lots of natural day light, high ceilings and beautiful decor. The hotel offers a modern and contemporary feel whilst retaining its traditional appeal and character. The Mercure Southampton Centre Dolphin Hotel is the oldest hotel in Southampton, dating back over 500 years. The historic Grade II Listed Building is located in the heart of Southampton's Old Town and is known for the large bay windows which are reportedly the largest bay windows in Britain. The 4* Hotel has 99 bedrooms, an AA Rosette Restaurant, 2 function rooms and onsite car park.
It really is a unique venue for your perfect day and has all you need in one place. It is licensed for civil ceremonies, it can cater for large or small parties for wedding breakfast and evening receptions and even has plenty of bedrooms for all of your guests to rest once the party is over!

Our experienced Wedding Coordinator and the excellent team are here to ensure everything runs smoothly so that you and your guests fully enjoy themselves on your special day. We have a great team of suppliers on hand to help with the planning from florists to photographers to magicians to lots more! Whatever you need we'll help you find it.

Additional details:

We are happy to tailor make packages that are unique to you and your requirements.

Type of Cuisine:




Minimum guestsNo
Maximum guests100
Ceremony / ReceptionBoth
Bridal suiteYes
Licensed barYes
Late licensed barYes
Disco facilitiesNo
Asian wedding specialistsNo
External caterersNo


Mercure Southampton Centre Dolphin Hotel
34-35 High Street
SO14 2HN
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Directions by car:

By Road: Exit the M3 from junction 14, or the M27 from junction 5 and follow the brown tourist signs for the Waterfront and the Isle of Wight ferry terminal (Town Quay). Turn left into the High Street and the hotel is approximately 200 yards on the right. The car park is located behind the hotel. For sat navs, enter ‘Back of the Walls’ as its address.

Directions by public transport:

Southampton Central Station under 1 mile away and Southampton International Airport just 4 miles away.


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Organising my sisters' last minute wedding was made so easy by Emma and the rest of the team! Every question was answered very quickly, recommendations were offered, reminders for dead lines were sent, but most importantly the friendly staff made the day run so smooth and were always in sight...

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May 2017.

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