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Last update: July 2023
The Kings Arms Hotel is a delightful hotel wedding venue located in Christchurch, Dorset. This unique destination offers a truly unforgettable celebratory experience, boasting picture-perfect scenery and an elegant ambience steeped in history.
Facilities and Capacity
The 18th-century Georgian building combines elegance, architectural integrity, and a contemporary twist. This carefully designed venue allows you and your guests to soak in the surrounding views and feel a sense of calm. The Kings Arms Hotel offers exclusive use of wedding suites, a stylish restaurant & bar, and luxury boutique bedrooms. They 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. The 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 the 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.
The Kings Arms Hotel team offers a variety of wedding packages to make planning a little easier. The experienced and dedicated events team will be able to assist with all the planning needs you may have. Whether you are looking for a soirée or a delightfully intimate wedding, we have a variety of options to ensure a beautiful wedding day for you to enjoy with your family and friends. Couples are invited to get in touch and arrange a viewing to learn more about what is on offer.
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Robert and Maria Evans
A beautiful day
Staff were attentive nothing was too much for our wedding planner Sinead and the coordinator on the day (I sadly haven’t remembered his name!)
We did have a couple of minor issues but in the scheme of things these did not impact our day, one of our guests place settings was removed however this was quickly resolved and the music for our wedding breakfast was not played, I did ask one of the waitresses and she said it was playing just quietly however I am confident this wasn’t the case as I had the device for the music!
As I say these were only minor details to us and overall we had a truly lovely day and overall staff were so helpful and attentive.
Our `Perfect Wedding
They were professional and also kept a personal touch.
Managed to always answer our e mails in a timely manner and accommodated anything we struggled with.
The service was faultless and they went to a lot of effort to orchestrate it so we didn't see each other until walking down the aisle. They gave us an option of having the service only which made this affordable for us. We cannot thank them enough.
Also, as a female only couple, we quite often feel out of place in wedding venues but at the Kings, we felt none of this.
They seem to care about you and do what they can to give you your perfect wedding.
We were also able to have our Dogs at the service, who were made to feel incredibly special!
We LOVED the room and our guests ALL had a wonderful time.
We cannot thank them enough.
Perfect venue for our wedding day
Everyone was so helpful before and on the day, big thank you to Kayleigh, Dean and all the team for everything. Nothing was too much trouble and the team were so flexible with our personal touches. We couldn’t have picked anywhere better!
Our Wedding (during a pandemic)
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.
Claire & Richard
Polite & Professional
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!
A massive thank you to yourself and all the wonderful staff at The Kings Arms Hotel for making our special day so amazing. We had a fantastic time as did all of our guests.
You have such a positive and professional energy, you are quick to respond and answered all of our questions, you gave us total confidence, it was a pleasure to work with you.
All of the staff on the day were amazing from breakfast through to night time, everyone works so hard and never stops smiling - great customer service.
Look forward to seeing you again,
Elaine & Rob X
Everything we had hoped for
You & the team at the kings are amazing.
Thanks so much.
Love, Jacqui & Phoebe
Hope your well.
Ollie and I wanted to thank you for all your help in the run up to the wedding and on our big day. You were so helpful from the moment we met you and you have made the whole experience a lot less stressful. We had the most amazing day getting married at Kings and we have had so many comments on how helpful the staff were and how lovely the whole hotel was.
Please also pass out thanks to the team.
Thank you again for everything.
Mr and Mrs Hopkins
Can we do it all again!
Thank you again!
Amazing venue for a romantic wedding!
A wonderful day
We all had a wonderful day ...thank you to you and your team...it was fabulous. The pavilion and the wedding breakfast room both looked so pretty , we were really , really happy with it all .
It was a bit of a shame the sun didn't come out , but once we were all together and enjoying ourselves it didn't matter.
Thank you for all your help , it went so smoothly and we felt relaxed , chilled and very calm ! I've arranged a few balls and dinner dances in the past so it lovely to sit back and let someone else do all the work !!
Thank you again , we will definitely recommend you and we will pop in for a drink or afternoon tea again soon !
Speak soon Liz xx
-beautiful location, lovely ruins for photos
- you can decorate the venue to suit your taste and some of the wedding packages provided include decorations such as fairy lights, bunting, table decorations
- the wedding packages are great value and there are many to suit different budgets
- the food was amazing and they cater to all different dietary requirements
- the table service is excellent and they ensure everyone on the table gets their food at the same time
- the staff are professional, friendly, calm and attentive
- the bridal suite is large (which is great if the bride and her bridal party want to get ready at the hotel) however i did find it annoying that there was no hook for my dress
- the honeymoon suite is the same as the bridal suite and is nice and big and overlooks the bowling green
- the wedding coordinator sarah was lovely and answered all my emails promptly and was flexible with the runnings of the day
- the banqueting team (kinga, suazez, zack and many others) were all professional, attentive, friendly and welcoming.
Thanks again for a lovely day! All our guests commented on how beautiful the venue looked, how lovely the food was and well looked after they were
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