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
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.
|1 October 2023 to 31 March 2024||1 April 2024 to 30 September 2024|
|Standard (£)||Discounted (£)||Standard (£)||Discounted (£)|
(9am to 5pm)
|Monday to Thursday||145||85||185||99|
|Friday to Sunday||201||109||241||229|
(6pm to 10:30pm)
|Monday to Thursday||249||139||299||171|
(6pm to midnight)
|Friday to Saturday||359||195||439||419|
(9am to 10:30pm)
|Monday to Thursday||315||175||379||210|
|Full day (late finish)|
(6pm to midnight)
|Friday to Saturday||495||259||595||569|
How to book
To check availability and 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Key collection appointments are available daily, you can collect the keys for Branksome Dene Room up to 24 hours before your hire period between:
- 9am and 10am
- 3pm and 3:30pm.
Please email us in advance to advise what date and time you wish to collect the keys from the Sandbanks Beach Office.
You must pay a refundable £75 deposit in cash when you collect the keys.