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The Crown Hotel

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14 reviews
Menus from £70
50 to 150 Guests

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Menus from £70
50 to 150 Guests

Located in Blandford Forum, in the North Dorset countryside, The Crown Hotel is a picturesque wedding venue that offers an array of elegant event spaces. Formerly a Georgian coaching inn, this historic property in England was fully refurbished in 2017. Here, you and your guests can enjoy scenic surroundings, luxurious accommodations, and superior services for your special day.

Facilities and Capacity

The Crown Hotel offers both indoor and outdoor event spaces, as well as a separate function area, to host all kinds of wedding occasions. Enjoy a relaxed engagement party in the pet-friendly Pantry or a sophisticated rehearsal dinner in the formal Dining Room. This venue boasts a separate function space, the Sealy Suite, that offers privacy for events held here. The Sealy Suite is licenced for civil ceremonies and can comfortably accommodate up to 150 guests. The room benefits from a private bar area, and access to the beautiful south-facing garden. Your entire occasion can be held within the Sealy Suite, beginning with your heartfelt ceremony held indoors. Afterwards, your guests can adjourn to the garden to enjoy a comfortable outdoor drinks reception surrounded by meticulously manicured greenery. The venue’s experienced event team can then easily transition the suite to host your main reception event. Guests can drink, dine, and dance the night away surrounded by the elegant accents and historic charm found here. Additional event spaces include the bar and cosy common room found within the main hotel. The entire venue can be reserved for those that wish to have exclusive use of the property for their celebration. The hotel boasts 27 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites, several of which are decorated in the Georgian style. The wedding party will also have access to the delightful preparation suite located within the hotel on the day of their event.

Services Offered

The elite events team at The Crown Hotel aim to accommodate all wedding event needs and requests. Their full-service wedding package includes drinks, canapes, full event catering, beverage service, decor, and much more. The venue’s enthusiastic and dedicated wedding coordinator will work with you every step of the way to ensure that your day is a stunning success.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Historic
Civil Ceremony Licence
Large Hotel

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Alcohol Licence
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities
DJ Facilities

Overnight Accommodation:

Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests

Venue Staff Assistance:

Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Wedding Coordinator

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Confetti Permitted
Pets Welcome

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    Emily Married on 15/09/2017
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    Flawless

    We had our wedding with the Crown and it was fantastic. The staff and service were flawless, they were helpful and professional. They made our day run smoothly and helped with everything they could during the planning etc. Francesca and all the other staff who were there were friendly and happy, the high standard was fantastic. The food was incredible and I can not thank the crown hotel enough for making our wedding perfect for us!
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    Amena Married on 22/07/2017
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    Everything was perfect!

    Thank you so much for all your hard work. Everything was perfect. Francesca Robert and the rest of the team you are all a credit to the crown. Thank you
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    Mandy Married on 25/06/2016
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    Excellent

    From the moment we started planning our wedding at the Crown Francesca and Robert and the team have been amazing. We felt very looked after and special. The day itself was run very well it was smooth with no fuss. The food was excellent all our guests enjoyed the day and evening. Also our guests that stayed over loved their rooms too.
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    Jess Married on 17/06/2016
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    Perfect wedding day

    Thank you to Francesca and the rest of the lovely staff at the Crown Hotel for making our wedding day so perfect. We had the most amazing day and couldn't fault a thing. Everything ran so smoothly and the hotel and rooms have been a delight to stay in!
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    Sian Married on 03/06/2016
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    The bridal suite is gorgeous

    We had a fab day and enjoyed returning to the bridal suite after our evening reception. The room is gorgeous and we enjoyed a relaxing bath in the roll top copper bath!
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    Daniel Married on 29/05/2016
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    Beautiful

    It was an absolutely fantastic day. The Crown looked beautiful and has been finished to a very high standard. We were able to relax and enjoy the day which was organised so perfectly by all of the team, especially Robert and Francesca who looked after us so well. This was echoed by a number of our guests who were grateful of all of their hard work.
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    Ian Married on 28/05/2016
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    Made so special by having it here

    We had our wedding here and I'm so glad we chose the Crown as it was an amazing day. We couldn't fault a thing with the room, the staff or the venue itself. Our special day made so much more special having it here. We do need to mention Francesca and Robert as both were brilliant. All our guests commented on how brilliant the venue was. And the food! Oh my god! We couldn't have asked for anything more.
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    The occasion ran so perfectly

    COPY OF LETTER RECEIVED BY CROWN HOTEL:

    We recently celebrated our daughter's wedding with a reception at the Crown Hotel and I am writing to say that my wife and I were exceedingly grateful to Robert and all his staff for the magnificent way in which they ensured that the occasion ran so perfectly and enjoyably. They all worked together to ensure that it was a most memorable day, and we much appreciated the efforts they made to achieve such perfection.
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    Brilliant!

    COPY OF LETTER RECEIVED BY CROWN HOTEL:

    Thank you very much for your professional and efficient service and the brilliant venue, the brilliant food, the brilliant chef and the brilliant Robert and the brilliant waiting staff. You made it a very special day.
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    Everything from the beginning was stress free!

    COPY OF LETTER RECEIVED BY CROWN HOTEL:

    I would like to thank all of the staff at the Crown for making my daughter's wedding so very special.

    Everything from the beginning (18mths ago) was stress free. Francesca our wedding coordinator was always on hand to sort things out which she did so well.

    The food was amazing, we had so many comments from our guests on how good it was. Thanks to the chef & kitchen staff

    Robert & all the waiting staff were very efficent in the way in which they served our food.
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    A Perfect Day

    We had our wedding reception at the Crown Hotel on 22nd May 2010 and everything was perfect from start to finish. The venue was wonderful and decorated just how we had asked. The food was amazing. Francesca did a fantastic job at organising everything, we would like to thank her and all the staff at the Crown Hotel for all their hard work. A Perfect Day.
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    Nothing was too much trouble!

    What a credit the staff are to this hotel! A big thanks to all of them, they worked so hard to make our daughter's wedding reception so special. Everyone we came into contact with was polite, helpful and nothing was too much trouble. The behind the scenes staff cooking etc the food was amazing. I must mention, I think his name is Robert, he oversaw the day and I wish I had some of his energy!
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    Exemplary organisation

    Dear Robert and Francesca,

    We would like to express our sincere thanks to you and all the staff at the Crown Hotel for making our wedding day so special.

    The organisation from start to finish was exemplary, the food was excellent, as was the service and the table layout was perfect.

    We have had nothing but good reports from our guests who thoroughly enjoyed their day as did we, and that was all down to you.

    We would have no hesitation in recommending the Crown Hotel to anyone.
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    Praise and Appreciation

    We held a wedding reception at the Crown Hotel on 29th May and would like to register our praise and appreciation for your staff, and especially Robert and Sophia.

    Both Robert and Sophia could not have been more helpful in making sure the event went smoothly. In fact Robert exceeded our expectations in dealing expertly with the small difficulties that occured on the day.

    A big thank you to all your staff for producing a very enjoyable and successful event, which we both will remember in the years to come.

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