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The King's Arms, Dorchester is a boutique hotel in the heart of Dorchester offering 28 stylish and decadent bedrooms, a buzzing bar and a restaurant with an ever-chnaging menu of fresh local ingredients. Located in Dorchester, Dorset, The King's Arms is an artistic-chic establishment for weddings and other joyous occasions.

Facilities and Capacity

The King's Arms boasts the historic Casterbridge Room which was named in Thomas Hardy's honour, the novelist wrote much of The Mayor of Casterbridge in the light - filled and stylish bow-windowed room. We offer an intimate space with comfortable furniture for your welcome drinks. The area also includes a blend of poetic and elegant decor, from paintings to carpets. The room is brightly lit with old-fashioned lamps and colourful pendant lights. The Casterbridge Room can accomodate up to 35 people for your special day.

Downstairs, we have the beautiful Old Smoking Room which is perfectly decorated in keeping of The Casterbridge Room. You have the option to hire both of these rooms for your special day which allows extra space for reception drinks and canapes whilst we transform the Casterbridge Room from ceremony to wedding breakfast.

We also offer The Casterbridge Room as a ceremony room only, at a reduced price.

Services Offered

The King's Arms offers a variety of services, including 28 stunning, boutique bedrooms and suites. Our 'epic' suites are perfectly equipped with natural light for brides to get ready for their special day. Eaxch room stages vintage wallpaper but still keeps its glamour with its modern features and reading lights. For more information about the hotel's spaces and services, contact our events team today.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Small hotel

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Entertainment licence
Evening reception facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:

Health suite

Other features:

Accessible facilities
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Martin B. Sent on 20/06/2023
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Absolutely made the right choice.

From making our initial enquiry to the wedding breakfast the service and attention to detail was exemplary. All the staff attended to our every need but especially Tash, the events manager, who was exceptional. The hotel is absolutely fantastic in every way and we would highly recommend it especially with it being in the heart of Dorchester. Thanks so much for making our wedding celebrations perfect.
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The Kings Arms, 30 High East Street DT1 1HF Dorchester (Dorset)
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