Bournemouth Pier restaurant in wedding ceremonies bid

Bournemouth Pier
Image caption The council has already approved a zip wire from the pier to the beach

Couples could soon get married on Bournemouth Pier following an application to hold ceremonies there.

Bournemouth Borough Council said Key West Restaurant, which occupies the domed building on the pier, had applied to become a wedding venue.

The Dorset seaside resort already hosts beach weddings, with 94 couples tying the knot at a licensed beach hut below the town's West Cliff since 2011.

Last week, the nearby Russell-Cotes Museum held its first ceremony.

Justin and Sarah Hextall were the first people to get married in the 112-year-old Victorian villa.

In November, the council approved plans for a surf wave attraction on the pier and a 245m-long (803ft) zip wire from the pier to the beach.

The deadline for objections to the application for weddings is 18 March.

Image copyright Bournemouth Tourism
Image caption Ceremonies are held in a cream-coloured 'chapel' near the West Cliff lift

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