Hire the RNLI College for your event

Come celebrate with us

Whatever the occasion, the RNLI College can provide an incredible backdrop for your celebration.

The beautiful waterside location of RNLI College makes it a perfect wedding venue or to celebrate that special occasion. The incredible atmosphere will set the tone for your wedding day or private event.

So if you’re looking for a venue with a difference we’d love to be a part of your special day. And not only is it the perfect venue for your special occasion, but every £1 spent at the College goes towards saving lives at sea. 

  • The Waterfront Suite at the RNLI College
    Waterfront Suite

    A delightful suite on the ground floor ideal for larger wedding parties.

    The Waterfront Suite has direct access onto the Waterfront Terrace, a perfect area for photos and drinks with the backdrop of Holes Bay in Poole Harbour.

    • Up to 200 guests for the ceremony
    • 150 for the wedding breakfast
    • maximum of 200 for the evening reception (depending upon seating arrangement requirements).

    It can also be specially tailored for smaller parties to provide a more intimate setting.

  • Harbour View Suite

    A beautiful, light and airy room located on the second floor, the Harbour View Suite is a very special room with grand sweeping views of Holes Bay in Poole Harbour.

    Doors open onto your own private balcony where you can enjoy some fresh sea air and watch the boats go sailing past.

    This suite can accommodate up to 60 guests for your ceremony, wedding breakfast, or evening reception.

    (Due to its proximity to guest rooms, bands and discos are not permitted, making it perfect for smaller intimate weddings).

Recognised by Trip Advisor

  • Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2017
  • Dorset Tourism Award Gold 2016

Weddings and Civil Ceremonies

The beautiful waterside location of RNLI College makes it a perfect wedding venue or to celebrate that special occasion. The incredible atmosphere will set the tone for your wedding day or private event.

So if you’re looking for a venue with a difference we’d love to be a part of your special day.

Enjoy private dining

From fine dining to finger food, we’ve got a range of menus to suit your occasion.

Do it your way

Whether you want an intimate gathering or a party atmosphere, we have a choice of function rooms and college areas.

And for those wanting to stay a little longer, we have 60 bedrooms, all offering fantastic harbour views.

Let’s get festive!

Book your Christmas party at the home of RNLI training, and you’ll be supporting our brave lifeboat volunteers.

While we enjoy the festivities over Christmas and New Year, our volunteer crews around the UK and Ireland are on call 24/7, ready to respond to emergencies at sea.

Give us a call on +44(0)300 300 7654

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