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Hire Branksome Dene Room

Branksome Dene Room

Situated in a stunning location that overlooks the beach with amazing views of the sea to Old Harry Rocks. This hidden gem offers a spectacular backdrop for any special occasion, including wedding ceremonies and receptions, parties and corporate events.

We can be found at:

Branksome Dene Cliff Top
Pinewood Road
BH13 6FB


The facilities at Branksome Dene Room include:

  • seating capacity for 50 people or 80 people if using the patio
  • one main, multi-purpose room 
  • a food preparation area and storage cupboards
  • a tea urn for dispensing hot water 
  • thermostatically controlled heaters for use during the winter months 
  • a patio area ideal for barbecues 
  • 10 tables 
  • 50 chairs 
  • public toilet facilities at the back of the building 
  • a pay and display car park for up to 150 cars.

There are no cooking facilities, but there are power points in the food preparation area.

There is no coach parking, but a 20-to-30-seater coach can set down and pick up at the venue.   


Branksome Dene Room is perfect for weddings and wedding receptions, and is licensed to perform marriage and civil partnership ceremonies.

This affordable venue can accommodate up to 50 seated guests for an intimate and personal celebration.

It’s booked on a room-only basis to host weddings, wedding receptions, or both. This allows you the flexibility to dress the venue as simply or as lavishly as you wish in your own style or theme.

After the ceremony, guests can make their way to the patio area to celebrate with drinks and canapés, while you and your wedding party have direct access to the beach to have your special photos taken.

If you’re staying on to host your reception here too, the patio is an ideal location to set up a bar, hog roast or BBQ. A marquee can also be erected in front of the building to accommodate additional evening guests.

Discounts for charities, associations and community groups

Registered charities, associations and community groups can apply for a discount on our normal charges.

Please call us on 01202 123 555 or email

Hire prices

April 2022 to March 2023
  1 April to 30 September1 October to 31 March
Standard (£)Discounted (£)Standard (£)Discounted (£)
(9am to 5pm)
Monday to Thursday 155 85 139 79
Friday to Sunday 209 199 191 101
(6pm to 10:30pm)
Monday to Thursday 259 145 235 131
Sunday 291 279 265 149
(6pm to midnight)
Friday to Saturday 379 359 341 185
Full day
(9am to 10:30pm)
Monday to Thursday 329 181 299 165
Sunday 399 379 359 191
Full day (late finish))
(6pm to midnight)
Friday to Saturday 515 491 469 245
April to September 2023
  1 April to 30 September
Standard (£)Discounted (£)
(9am to 5pm)
Monday to Thursday 165 89
Friday to Sunday 219 209
(6pm to 10:30pm)
Monday to Thursday 271 155
Sunday 305 295
(6pm to midnight)
Friday to Saturday 399 379
Full day
(9am to 10:30pm)
Monday to Thursday 345 191
Sunday 419 399
Full day (late finish)
(9am to midnight)
Friday to Saturday 541 515

How to book

To hire Branksome Dene Room, please call us on 01202 123 555.

You must pay in full at the time of booking. Payment can only be made with a credit or debit card.

Cancellations or changes to the booking will incur a 20% administration charge.

If less than one month's notice is given when cancelling a booking, we cannot provide a refund.

Read our terms and conditions before booking Branksome Dene Room.

Alcohol and entertainment licences

Activities for which you’ll need a licence include:

  • selling alcohol either by paid bar or donation
  • providing entertainment, such as music or dancing after 11pm
  • serving hot food or drink after 11pm.

If you would like to carry out a licensable activity in the Branksome Dene Room, you’ll need a Temporary Event Notice (TEN).

When applying for a TEN, you must vacate the building by 10:30pm or midnight, depending on your booking.

There are a limited number of applications permitted each year. So we’d recommend applying as soon as you book your event to ensure you’re granted a TEN.

Marquees, tents and gazebos

If you’re planning to have a gazebo, marquee or tent on the patio area as part of your event, you’ll need to complete a risk assessment form.

Once you’ve completed the risk assessment form, please return it to us at


You can collect the keys for Branksome Dene Room up to 24 hours before your hire period from Sandbanks Beach Office between:

  • 9am and 4:15pm April to October 
  • 9am and 3:15pm November to March.

Please email us in advance to advise what time you wish to collect the keys.

You must pay a refundable £75 deposit in cash when you collect the keys.