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Branksome Dene Room is 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.

The consumption of alcohol is permitted at the venue if it is provided free of charge to your guests. Alternatively, your guests may bring their own alcohol. The selling of alcohol is strictly prohibited unless you or your provider have been granted a Temporary Event Notice (TEN) licence to sell alcohol. 

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 2023/24

October 2023 to September 2024
  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
Sunday 279 159 335 325
(6pm to midnight)
Friday to Saturday 359 195 439 419
Full day
(9am to 10:30pm)
Monday to Thursday 315 175 379 210
Sunday 379 201 461 439
Full day (late finish)
(6pm to midnight)
Friday to Saturday 495 259 595 569

Hire prices 2024/25

October 2024 to September 2025
  1 October 2024 to 31 March 2025 1 April 2025 to 30 September 2025
Standard (£) Discounted (£) Standard (£) Discounted (£)
(9am to 5pm)
Monday to Thursday 159 95 205 109
Friday to Sunday 221 119 265 251
(6pm to 10:30pm)
Monday to Thursday 275 155 329 189
Sunday 309 175 369 359
(6pm to midnight)
Friday and Saturday 395 215 485 461
Full day
(9am to 10:30pm)
Monday to Thursday 349 191 419 231
Sunday 419 221 509 485
Full day (late finish)
(6pm to midnight)
Friday to Saturday 545 285 655 625

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.

Before you book Branksome Dene Room you must read and complete our Hire Terms and Conditions form.

You need to return this signed form to us by email or on collection of the keys.

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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 licences available each year so we recommend applying as soon as you book your event. All licences for 2024 have already been allocated and no further applications can be considered.

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


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.

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