The Kings Arms Hotel

The Kings Arm Hotel, Christchurch (Dorset) BH23 1DT Map · Telephone · Website
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5.0 out of 5.0
Menus from £65
Number of guests 6 to 120
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About The Kings Arms Hotel

Our Location & Venue explained:

The Kings Arms Hotel offers a truly unique and unforgettable wedding venue in the heart of Christchurch, Dorset boasting a picture perfect location you’ll enjoy an exquisite ambience steeped in history.

The 18th century Georgian building combines elegance with architectural integrity along with a contemporary twist. Our carefully designed venue allows you and your guests to soak in the surrounding views. We offer exclusive use wedding suites, a stylish restaurant & bar, as well as, luxury boutique bedrooms.

We have a variety of luxury boutique bedrooms perfect to relax in before or after your celebrations including three bridal suites that can be booked for the night prior to your wedding, this is compliemntary on the night of your wedding.

Our beautiful bowling green and Pavilion are amidst ancient castle ruins which exude romance for your wedding vows and drinks reception. Your day will continue in our unique and exclusive Kings Priory Suite, a split level venue created for your wedding breakfast and evening celebrations. This space continues to provide a stunning view overlooking the Avon River, Christchurch Castle and the Kings Arms Bowling Green.

We offer a variety of wedding packages to make planning a little easier plus throughout the year some seasonal offers. Our experienced and dedicated events team are also pleased to propose to you on your request additional elements to enhance your selected wedding package ensuring ease of planning with bespoke and personalized service.

Whether you are looking for a soirée or delightfully intimate wedding, we have a variety of options to ensure a beautiful wedding day for you to enjoy with your family and friends.

Arrange a personal 1-1 tour of our beautifully unique venue. Our wedding team can be contacted directly on:kings.events@harbourhotels.co.uk

  • An expert wedding team to assist with your planning and guide you through the day
  • Hotel Group of the year 2018: AA awards
  • Within walking distance to Christchurch Priory Church
  • Seasonal menus with delicious locally sourced ingredients
  • Endless photographic opportunities around the castle ruins, Avon river and the priory gardens
  • Flexible wedding packages to suit your requirements
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21 Reviews for The Kings Arms Hotel

Recommended by 100% of couples


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of the Service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value for Money 5.0
  • Response time 5.0

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    Sam · Married on 03/09/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of the Service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value for Money:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Our Wedding (during a pandemic)

    We couldn't have had a better day, we had had to downsize our original plans and change venues due to the COVID restrictions. With the amazing help of Sam Clayson at the Kings Arms we managed to arrange our whole wedding in 2 1/2 weeks. Sam was always on hand with ideas of how to make the best of the day and recommendations of local suppliers. We could amend the standard packages in order to make the event our own. As we couldn't have entertainment under the restrictions it was Sam's idea that we had a quiz which all the guests absolutely loved.

    We could taste the menu choices to get the combination right beforehand, we could go in the day before and make sure everything was set up ready which put our minds at rest.

    The food was excellent, the service was very professional but made everyone feel relaxed, no one managed to get to the bottom of their glass before it was refilled. All our guests had a great time and were highly complimentary on how much they had enjoyed the reception and how lovely the food and drink were.

    I am pretty hard to please but I truly can't fault anything and would highly recommend this venue.

    Thanks,
    Claire & Richard

    Sent on 25/09/2020
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    Mr. · Married on 19/10/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of the Service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value for Money:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
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    Polite & Professional

    Hi Chamane,

    Incredible wedding day you supplied us, extremely happy, everything was smoothly run, food was excellent, congrats to Chef as usual, you have one very happy bride and a groom fellow wedding expert who is also impressed and happy of how the hotel staff run round to do everything they could to make my beautiful bride really happy and relaxed. She was completely relaxed on her day, even on her walk down the aisle, you had all done an amazing job of making her feel awesome!

    I have to also praise the cleaning staff of the rooms as they handed in our iPad she had left behind in our room under the bed sheets! Bar staff were as usual polite and professional and I loved seeing all the familiar faces
    Special thanks and applause goes to Kinga as always she was immense in her attention, don’t know how she keeps it up all day.

    Looking forward to seeing you and the team again soon!

    Sent on 12/12/2018

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The Kings Arms Hotel FAQ

  • Venue Type:
    Exclusive Use
    In the Country
    Small Hotel
    Coastal Weddings
    Castle
    Historic
    Civil Ceremony Licence
    In the City
    Outdoor License
  • Dining Options:
    Seated Meal Facilities
    Corkage Option
    Alcohol Licence
    Buffet Meal Facilities
    In House Catering
  • Evening Entertainment:
    Marquee Available
    Dance Floor
    Entertainment Licence
    Live Band Facilities
    Evening Reception Facilities
    DJ Facilities
    Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
  • Overnight Accommodation:
    Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
    Overnight Accommodation for Guests
  • Venue Staff Assistance:
    Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
    Wedding Coordinator

1 Wedding Deal & Discount

  • The Kings Arms Hotel 1
    Intimate Wedding Package

    Enjoy an intimate wedding ceremony and celebrations for between 10 - 15 guests.

    Our experienced team of wedding planners have created an intimate wedding package to help create a magical day for you and your guests to remember for years to come.

    Choose from a delicious prosecco and canapés reception, a three course wedding breakfast with a selection of cheeses in the evening or a champagne and canapés reception followed by a luxurious five course tasting menu with paired wines and table drinks service until 21:30.

    Please enquire with our team for more details and pricing.

    • 01202 588 933 (option 3)
    • kings.events@harbourhotels.co.uk

    We are here to ensure that you are expertly advised during these difficult times and that your wedding celebrations are how you envision within the parameters of the government guidelines.

    Our team recognize the importance of special details and requests, if we can do anything to make your day extra special please liaise with us. Although times are difficult and different to what we are used to it doesn’t mean that your celebrations with your nearest and dearest cannot be enjoyed to the fullest.

    Available October 2020 – March 2021.

    Should government restrictions change we will accommodate accordingly.

    Please note that a 10% discretionary service charge is included.

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