Sports and Social

Pre-show dining

If you’re coming to a show, why not start your evening with a drink in our Smirnoff Bar at Bournemouth International Centre, followed by a delicious two course dinner? It’s a great view, complemented by an excellent choice of cocktails, wines, spirits and soft drinks. Themed Curry Night, Italian Night and Dorset on a Plate menus are prepared by experts using locally sourced ingredients and served at your table by our friendly team. Packages are also available from the Terrace at Bournemouth Pavilion.

Sports events

The punch of a white collar boxing bout, the entertaining stunts of basketball’s giants, the relaxed pace of a darts contest, the awe-inspiring acrobatics of young gymnasts. Sporting shows are becoming more and more popular in our venues. These occasions call for something a little different in the way of food and drink. You won’t want to miss any of the action. So to keep you going through all the excitement, just grab a burger, a hotdog and a drink from any of our bars and pop-up kiosks and take it with you to your seat. No spills. Just thrills.


As proud hosts of the biggest regional wedding show in the south of England, we’re well up to speed with the latest trends in wedding entertainment. From sweet carts and photo booths, to the ceremony of a traditional wedding breakfast and the follow-on fast food station for hungry guests gearing up to bust some moves well into the night.

Whatever floats your boat, we can help you plan your perfect day with bespoke food and drink menus, original decor and tablescapes, wedding singers, swing bands, stand-ups and DJs.

We’ve a choice of celebration venues in Bournemouth and Portsmouth, each with their own unique appeal.

Terrace at Bournemouth Pavilion, in partnership with Bournemouth Beach Weddings. Overlooking the lovely Lower Gardens towards the sea, this intimate and unique setting will cater for up to 100 guests, with many happy memories of fine food and drink and great company.

Bournemouth International Centre. Our Purbeck Bar and Lounge provides a romantic, intimate setting with an al fresco dining terrace and amazing views across the bay. For bigger occasions, we can cater for up to 960 guests in the Solent Hall, with its amazing sea views, or the Purbeck Hall, with its equally amazing all-wood interior and domed roof.

The Ballroom at Bournemouth Pavilion. A fabulous, opulent Art Deco setting for the most lavish and traditional receptions, with dinner, dancing and entertainment for up to 400 guests.

For more about our wedding packages, contact the Hospitality team.

Christmas and New Year

Whatever your style, we can offer bespoke menus and hospitality to match, along with music and lighting to give your party that extra special zing and a warm, festive atmosphere to round off or kick off the business year.

With the largest banqueting spaces in the area and catering for between 100 and 1,000 guests, Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth Pavilion and The Glasshouse at Pyramids, Portsmouth are just perfect for a big party celebration.

If you’re in London, you could invite up to 800 people to a party at Fairfield Halls, and and still have plenty of room to dine in style, mingle with your guests and have bit of a dance.

And if you’re stuck for an idea to welcome in the New Year,  come along to Bournemouth Pavilion Ballroom and celebrate in style, dressed to impress. Our New Year’s Eve party gives you a real taste of the fine dining experiences so popular with our business clients. We’ve got nostalgia, style, big band music, jazz, fine food and champagne in abundance.