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The Kings Arms Hotel

Kings Pavilion & Priory Wedding Venue 18 Castle Street Christchurch Dorset BH23 1DT

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About The Kings Arms Hotel

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

Voted Wedding Venue of the Year at the 2016 Dorset Wedding Supplier Awards and most recently, shortlisted in the UK Wedding Awards 2017 by, The Kings is a boutique and unique wedding venue, set in a truly magical location in the heart of Christchurch. Our venue's intimate setting offers fairy tale romance with picturesque views of the River Avon, the ancient ruins of Christchurch Castle and the quintessentially English Kings Tea Garden and Bowling Green, paired with hotel bedrooms bursting with contemporary luxury and a kitchen with incredible, locally sourced food - The Kings really does has it all!

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 in the Kings Priory. It 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, a BBQ or Hog Roast on the lawn 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 - plus some special offers!

For more information, please visit our website.

Our next Open Day is taking place on Sunday 14th May from 11am - 4pm. 

• The Kings Pavilion is a unique and exclusive rustic-style venue • Wedding Venue of the Year at the 2016 Dorset Wedding Supplier Awards • Within walking distance to Christchurch Priory Church • We love quirky, unusual dishes, a BBQ or Hog Roast on the lawn or a traditional three-course meal, • Endless photographic opportunities around The Norman Hall, Castle ruins, the Riverside and The Priory Gardens • Ceremonies for up to 100 guests

Facilities at The Kings Arms Hotel

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
In the City
Small Hotel
Coastal Weddings
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment License
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol License
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster

The Kings Arms Hotel Location

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

Kings Pavilion & Priory Wedding Venue 18 Castle Street Christchurch Dorset BH23 1DT
01202 588933
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The Kings Arms Hotel Reviews (8)

Perfect Wedding Venue!
Venue Service

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
Venue Service

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
Venue Service

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.

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