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Function Rooms in Dorset

Preparing and planning a birthday party can be an incredibly difficult task but there are plenty of great function rooms in Dorset to choose from. We've rounded up our pick of the best function rooms in Dorset to make planning that celebration that little bit easier.

From a private dinner party to a club night with friends, anniversary celebrations or a cocktail making party, Dorset's brilliant function rooms can cater for groups of all sizes...


Knoll House Hotel

Knoll House Hotel

Where: Knoll House, Ferry Road, Studland, Dorset, BH19 3AH

About: If you're looking for a stunning venue for your next special occasion, look no further than Knoll House Hotel.

This incredible venue offers some of the most breathtaking views across Studland Bay, providing the perfect backdrop for any celebration. Whether you're planning a birthday party, christening, baby shower, or any other special event, Knoll House Hotel is a perfect choice.

One of the things that makes Knoll House Hotel so special is its private party hire options. With three function rooms available, you can choose the perfect space to suit your event. From Harry's Room and the Wardroom to the Garden Room, they have venue space that will suit any occasion. You can find out more here.

Telephone: 01929 450450

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Kingston Country Courtyard

Kingston Country Courtyard

Where: Kingston Country Courtyard, Corfe Castle, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 5LR

About: Whether you're celebrating another fabulous trip around the sun or a significant milestone birthday, Kingston Country Courtyard offers the ideal venue and setting for the perfect birthday bash.

Telephone: 01929 481066

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le bateau

Le Bateau's The Captain's Room and VIP Shanty Bar

Where: Le Bateau, 141-143 Commercial Road, Poole, Dorset, BH14 0JD

About: Le Bateau have two venues for you to chose from for your private event! Celebrate in their secluded haven ‘The Captains Room’ above Le Bateau, complete with a high-end pool table and dartboards for added entertainment. Alternatively, immerse yourself in the lively ambiance of their Shanty bar area, tailored for unforgettable gatherings. 

Menus: View here.

Telephone: 01202 730263

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Studio Poole

Studio Poole

Where: Unit D2 to D5, Dolphin Quays, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1HU

About: Studio Poole is the largest Poole pottery outlet in the world and they have a working studio! They provide the ultimate activity for an epic weekend birthday party.

They provide evening party appointments that are for a minimum of 6 people and only cost £14.99 per adult.

Telephone: 01202497492

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Isabel's Brasserie - Dinner Party

Isabel's Brasserie - Dinner Party

About: Isabel's Brasserie is the ideal place for the ultimate dinner party. They provide two set menus that cater for a variety of tastes.

Party Size: 6+

Location: 127-129 Penn Hill Avenue, Poole, Dorset, BH14 9LY

Contact: 01202 747885

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Drgnfly Pan-Asian Restaurant

Drgnfly Pan-Asian Restaurant

Where: Ashley Cross, 1 Bournemouth Rd, Poole, Dorset, BH14 0EF

About: Set in the heart of Ashley-Cross, Drgnfly Pan Asian Restaurant Poole provides sensational Pan-Asian cuisine, for lunch & evening dining and a spectacular selection of signature cocktails to captivate and thrill our senses. 

They're great location to host your private party!

They have various rooms available for hire:

  • The Opium Den is perfect for cocktail parties or special birthday parties. You can hire out their exclusive private space in the heart of the restaurant which comfortably seats up to 12 guests, featuring the famous press for champagne bell, Alexa & smart lighting to create your own separate ambience!
  • The Red Room - A private space at the back of the restaurant separated from the main area by beautiful sliding fret doors. Comfortably seats up to 24 guests.
  • The Bar - An opulent yet intimate space to host a unique celebration. The Perfect space to celebrate with cocktails & canapes being a perfect choice.

You can view their celebration menu HERE!

Telephone: 01202 252133

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Guildhall Tavern

Guildhall Tavern

Where: 15 Market Street, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1NB

About: Guildhall Tavern is a locally sourced seafood restaurant situated just two minutes from the Quay in the heart of the old town.

They offer private hire in their warm and friendly restaurant, allowing you to enjoy divine seafood with friend, colleagues or family.


  • Private parties up to 20 seated upstairs in their exclusive cocktail lounge.
  • Private parties up to 50 seated.

Telephone: 01202 671717

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Bath Rugby

Where: Bath Rugby

About: Looking for somewhere different and further afield to host your birthday bash? Bath Rugby Club provide brilliant hospitality to help make your birthday the most memorable day.


The Doubletree by Hilton - *Available for selected matches only* 


  • Three course meal
  • Q&A with members of the Bath Rugby Squad
  • Cash bar
  • **Upgrade to gold for complimentary beers, wines and soft drinks included for two hours pre-match


  • Covered seating
  • Available from £135 + VAT pp.
  • Upgrade to gold for just £155 + VAT pp

THE 1865 @ THE PAVILION - *Available for selected matches only*


  • Three course meal
  • Q&A with members of the Bath Rugby Squad
  • Roaming magician
  • Performance of the match competition
  • Cash bar
  • **Upgrade to gold for complimentary beers, wines and soft drinks for two hours pre-match


  • Open (uncovered) seating
  • Upgrade to gold for covered seating


  • Post-match cheeseboard
  • Post-match review with a Bath Rugby Legend
  • Visit from Bath Rugby’s Performance of the Match
  • Cash bar
  • Upgrade to gold for complimentary beers, wines and soft drinks for one-hour post-match
  • Available from £159 + VAT pp.
  • Upgrade to gold for just £189 + VAT pp

Address: The Recreation Ground, Spring Gardens, Bath, Somerset, BA2 4DS

Telephone: 01225 536 900

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