The Kings Arms Hotel (8)

The Kings Arms Hotel, Kings Pavilion & Priory Wedding Venue, 18 Castle Street, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 1DT
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The Kings Arms Hotel

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HIGHLIGHTS

The Kings Pavilion is a unique and exclusive “New England”, rustic-style venue Seasonal packages beginning at £29.95 per person Within walking distance to Christchurch Prior Church A bespoke wedding just for you Endless photographic opportunities around The Norman Hall, Castle ruins, the Riverside and The Priory Gardens Ceremonies for up to 100 guests

The Kings Arms Hotel

An enchanting and unique wedding venue in Dorset, The Kings Arms Hotel has everything you could need for your big day. Situated in the heart of Christchurch, the boutique venue offers a romantic, fairy-tale elegance for your day with views across the Avon River, Christchurch Castle and the King Arms Bowling Green.

The exclusive Kings Pavilion and Priory are ideal for your wedding celebrations. The Pavilion is licensed to hold civil ceremonies with up to 100 guests and has recently been restored to echo the charm and style of a New England venue. The French doors open up onto the full length veranda and allow the beautiful sunshine into the space.

Following your ceremony, you can mingle, relax, and have a few photos taken on the Bowling Green before heading to the Priory suite for your wedding breakfast and evening reception.

The Kings Priory offers stunning views across the heritage grounds and the river bank of Christchurch. The River Stour is a beautiful spot for a romantic riverside walk and offers the perfect backdrop for your photos.

For your wedding breakfast, local celebrated chef Alex Aitken has carefully created a variety of delicious wedding menus for you. Alex has catered for an impressive range of weddings, including the marriage of Sophie Dahl and Jamie Cullum. Whether you fancy quirky, unusual dishes or a traditional three-course meal, at the Kings Hotel, we can provide something to suit you perfectly.

We offer a wonderful selection of wedding packages to enhance your celebrations and to make your preparations a little easier.

For more information, please visit our website.

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Reviews for The Kings Arms Hotel (8)

Perfect Wedding Venue!
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By Lauren, on 05 Aug 2015

I got married at the Kings Arms in July and can not fault the venue, the staff, the food or the hotel. Everything was managed beautifully and somehow the team kept me calm and reassured from the moment I arrived. The surrounding area is full of picture postcard scenery and everyone adored the pavillion and the green that was perfect for the children to let of some steam before our wedding breakfast. Would highly recommend!

Lovely wedding venue
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By Carolyn Furber, on 08 Oct 2014

Our daughter and son-in-law held their wedding at the King's Arms in April. The wedding could not have gone more smoothly: the ceremony took place in the pavilion, which was very pretty and romantic. The food and service were excellent and the staff were friendly and helpful. The venue was fabulous, too. Everyone enjoyed themselves. It rained at the time of the wedding ceremony and a member of staff walked the bride and her father over the road to the pavilion with a large umbrella, which was a lovely touch and shows that no detail was overlooked. Thoroughly recommended. We stayed in a King Room for the night and it was one of the best rooms we have stayed in. Breakfast was great. Thanks again for making the day so memorable

Perfect setting
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By Leanne and Andy, on 28 Jul 2014

A fantastic venue with a picturesque setting, equals great photo opportunities. Bright and airy rooms, delicious food and a good selection of wines. Special thanks to Seb for giving us a great wine tasting session and helping us choose the right wine to match our menu. Karen was wonderfully patient during the accommodation bookings (and various room changes). Gemma gave great attention to detail in helping us plan every aspect of the day, even staying late to finish our meeting and working tirelessly to resolve any changes we wanted. John and Chris showed great flexibility on the day - we didn't hear the words 'no' or can't.' Nothing was too much trouble, which made for a relaxed atmosphere from our point of view. Every single member of staff, without exception, looked after us and collectively made us feel confident that things would run smoothly (which they of course did). All of our guests were equally impressed with both the venue and excellent service from all staff. It has been a year of many weddings amongst friends, but ours stands out thanks to the efforts of the Kings team. If you pay a visit, the venue will speak for itself.

Perfect Wedding Day
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By Simon & Sarah Matthews-O'Toole, on 12 May 2014

Thanks to the hard work of Cyan & Lukasz and the reassuring presence of John, we had the perfect wedding day at The King's. The ceremony in the Pavillion was beautiful, with spring flowers and bunting from Maria that co-ordinated so well with everything. The Priory Suite was so simple yet effective for a wedding, having 2 floors for guests to utilise so can either be in the mix of it or escape for a bit of peace and quiet. The afternoon casino went down well with guests and Cyan liased with everyone taking the hassle out of checking timings etc. Excellent location and we had the wedding of our dreams

Perfect
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By Roxsan, on 09 May 2014

Such a beautiful venue, delicious food and the most helpful staff you will ever meet. The guys at the Kings made sure our day ran as smoothly as possible and went far beyond all expectations we had! Last minute guests, table plan changes & all kinds of requests all taken in their stride. All our guests were very complimentary of the food & staff. I honestly cannot put into words how grateful I am for everything the team did for us. Gemma & Chris were particularly amazing, I can't thank them enough. We really had a beautiful day.

A dream
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By Andy & Nigel, on 25 Apr 2014

The Kings is a superb venue for a wedding, such as we held for our daughter and son-in-law. The Pavilion and the lawn made a great setting for the ceremony and drinks reception and the Priory is a flexible space for the dinner and party that followed. The events manager, Gemma, who coordinated the day with scrupulous attention to detail and was with us all the way through, the care shown by chef Ian and his team in the kitchen dealing with our very particular requirements and the smooth operators in the front of house led by John during the day all gave real personal attention to us and all our guests. Lukasz, the hotel’s general manager, displayed good humour throughout, even taking on the task of ensuring the weather was kind! This is a good place to have a great party – it’s hard to praise it too much.

Beautiful hotel and great central location
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By Emma Trundle, on 02 May 2011

We were the first couple to have our wedding reception at the hotel's priory suite. The self contained suite is decorated neutrally and to a high standard and the service at the hotel was excellent. The food was perfect, and the hotel accomodation has a lovely boutique feel. The hotel is in arguably the best part of Christchurch with viewd of the Priory Church and the Constable House ruins and the river. We had around 90 guests and it was a little snug so it would probably better suite a wedding of around 85 guests. The priory suite is split into two levels and largely seperate from the main hotel. The benefit of this is that you have the two levels for the wedding party alone without interuption from other hotel guests. We would certainly recommend the Kings Hotel to other couples.

Beautifully Romantic!
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By Guests of the happy couple, on 20 Jun 2010

We had the best day celebrating oru friends wedding at this hotel. It is has fantastic location opposite the Priory, next to the river and it even has a bowling green where we have our reception drinks and canapes before being shown through to the private dining room for the wedding breakfast. The room was set beautifully and the staff are very friendly and offer attentive service. There is a good bar in the hotel and the food was absolutely delicious. We celebrated all night and had the best time ever. We even managed to book at room in the hotel for the night. The rooms are very modern and well equiped with gorgeous bathrooms. We will definitley be back!

Special Offers for The Kings Arms Hotel

November Wedding Package

With the golden light that autumn brings, November is a beautiful month to get married – warm reds, russets and yellows of the changing leaves will make your wedding photographs unforgettable.

  • Venue hire and decoration of the Kings Pavilion for your marriage ceremony with a stunning candle lit ceremony in The Kings Pavilion with lanterns to line the aisle, candelabras and candles in the windows and a beautiful fairy-light lit Pavilion for your photographs
  • After the ceremony you and your guests will enjoy a glass of Prosecco served alongside a selection of delicious canapés
  • Three course wedding breakfast, with coffee & truffles
  • Silver lantern table centrepieces
  • Half a bottle of wine per person
  • A glass of Prosecco to toast the happy couple
  • Use of silver cake knife and stand
  • Chair covers with your choice of colour sash
  • Dedicated Wedding Co-ordinator to help plan your day
  • Services of our Banqueting Manager to guide you through the day
  • Complimentary Menu Tasting for the Bride and Groom
  • Complimentary luxury bedroom for the Bride & Groom on your wedding night
  • Room hire for the ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening reception

2016: £70 per person