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The Kings Arms Hotel

Wedding Venue
A restored, character-filled Georgian boutique hotel in a postcard-perfect setting, including lawn bowling green, the River Avon, Norman-era castle ruins, and an 18th Century priory. It's an idyllic Dorset wedding venue for ceremonies and breakfasts up to 96 guests, and receptions up to 120 guests.

What makes The Kings Arms Hotel a unique wedding venue?

Blending traditional character with contemporary design, and restored to its original Georgian style with period features, this character-filled boutique hotel faces out onto a postcard-perfect setting, including a lawn bowling green, the River Avon and the Norman-era ruins towards the 18th Century priory.

What is a typical wedding like at The Kings Arms Hotel?

Your wedding ceremony takes place in the New England style Pavilion which opens out on to a tranquil bowling green for your drinks reception. Nestled between ancient castle ruins, and just a short stroll to Christchurch Quay, there are many unique photo opportunities. The exclusive use Priory Suite is used to host your wedding breakfast and evening celebrations., why not enjoy a firework display on the bowling green once your evening guests arrive, or organise a barbecue or hog roast with outside entertainment, the Kings can also offer a pop up outside bar. You will be dedicated a personal wedding planner to help you through every step.

What Wedding Packages does The Kings Arms Hotel offer?

Packages start from £65.00 per person for intimate weddings with various options through to The Kings Package which includes extra reception drinks, extra wine during your wedding breakfast and even your choice of DJ or photo booth for the evening reception. All packages include everything you need for the day, some even include venue decor! All include a complimentary bridal suite for the night of your wedding and a complimentary menu tasting so that you can try the locally sourced wedding menu before the day itself. If a package isn't your thing the venue also offer a bespoke service so the day can be tailored to your specific requirements.

What Extra facilities does The Kings Arms Hotel have to assist couples to have the perfect day?

Venue hire includes use of the private dining room should you wish to organise a pre-wedding dinner or post-wedding brunch to make your wedding a few days rather than just the one main day. The bridal suite is available to book the night before and can sleep up to 5 guests in one room, for a girly night the night prior - bedroom bookings also include use of spa facilities so that you can relax pre or post wedding.

Where is The Kings Arms Hotel located?

The Kings Arms is situated in the heart of Christchurch, Dorset. - just off of the Dorset/Hampshire border. Just a two hour drive from London with the New Forest just a ten minute drive away, as well as award winning beaches.

Top facilities

Live Band Facilities

Wedding Coordinator Available

Facilities & information


Free broadband access (wifi)

100 - 150 Guests Capacity

150 - 200 Guests Capacity

50 - 100 Guests Capacity

50 Guests or Less Capacity

Dining Options

Alcohol License

Buffet Catering

Corkage Option

In House Catering

Seated Catering

Evening Entertainment

Dance floor

DJ Facilities

Entertainment licence

Live Band Facilities

Marquee available

Outdoor Fireworks Permitted

Staff Assistance

Master of Ceremonies/Toastmaster

Wedding Coordinator Available


Wedding Couple

Wedding Guests

Extra info

Wedding Capacity: 96

Wedding Capacity Civil License: 96

Wedding Capacity Marquee: 200

Wedding Capacity Indoor: 96

Minimum Wedding Capacity: 10

Minimum Wedding Capacity Civil License: 10

Minimum Wedding Capacity Marquee: 96

Minimum Wedding Capacity Indoor: 10


01202 588933

18 Castle Street, Christchurch, Dorset, ChristchurchBH23 1DT, United Kingdom

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