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 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.
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.
14 Reviews for The Crown Hotel
Recommended by 100% of couples
Emily · Married on 15/09/2017
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!Sent on 18/10/2017
Amena · Married on 22/07/2017
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 youSent on 18/10/2017
Mandy · Married on 25/06/2016
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.Sent on 24/08/2016