Branksome Dene community room is set above Poole’s beautiful beaches. This hidden gem offers a spectacular backdrop for any special occasion, including wedding ceremonies and receptions, parties and corporate events. Our facilities include:
seating capacity for 50 people (or 80 if using the patio)
one main multi-purpose room
food preparation area and storage cupboards (No cooking facilities but the area has power points)
tea urn for dispensing hot water
thermostatically controlled heaters (Winter months)
patio area, ideal for barbecues
10 tables and 50 chairs
public toilet facilities (attached to the back of the building)
pay & display car park for up to 150 cars (no coach parking but a 20 to 30 seat coach can set down / pick up at the venue)
Price for hire
You can view our Branksome Dene Community Room prices for hire, including our discounted prices for Charities, Associations and Community Groups.
If you belong to one of these groups you can apply for a discount on our normal charges.
The discounted rate applies only when the Community Room is booked as part of the charity/group business purpose eg. disabled social outing, or a 'thank you' function for volunteers or fund raising. This will be at the discretion of the Council.
Please call 01202 708181 for all booking enquiries for the Branksome Dene community room. For details on using music, barbecues and alcohol read our terms and conditions.
If you wish to book a wedding ceremony please call us on the above number.
Bookings can be made up to one year in advance. Weddings can be booked two years in advance. All bookings require payment in full at time of booking. We accept payment by cash, cheque or card.
Marquees, Tents and Gazebos
If you are planning to assemble a gazebo, marquee or tent larger than 3mx3m, on the patio area at the Branksome Dene Community Room as part of your event, you are required to complete a risk assessment. This form is a guide outlining the information we require. Once you have completed the assessment please return it to us at Sandbanks Beach Office.
Keys can be collected from Sandbanks Beach office 24 hours prior to your hire period, or 48 hours prior if your event falls on a weekend in Oct to May (as the office is closed). A refundable deposit of £25 is required when you collect the keys.