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.
Appointment - show rounds
We feel the best way to really get an idea of what your special day at The Kings could hold and to discuss your plans in details, is by a one to one viewing. Where we would explore all aspects of the venue and will be able to answer any questions you have. Should you wish to book one of these in, please call 01202 588933.
21 Reviews for The Kings Arms Hotel
Recommended by 100% of couples
3 User photos
Robert E. · Married on 10/10/2020
Robert and Maria Evans
We booked our wedding with the Kings Arms and despite trying to get hitched in a pandemic, which was stressful to say the least, we didn’t want to get Covid-19 get in the way of our plans, despite it trying its hardest!! We had a slightly smaller wedding than originally planned, but Sam and the rest of the team at the Kings Arms rode the storm with us and made our day absolutely perfect. Would strongly recommend booking here to anyone! Thank you so much once again. Mr and Mrs Evans x xSent on 26/10/2020
The Kings Arms Hotel's reply:Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, it was such a joy to host you and your guests! Whilst COVID made the ride rather bumpy seeing you have so much fun on your day made the whole planning process so worth it.
Sam · Married on 03/09/2020
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.Sent on 25/09/2020
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
Mr. · Married on 19/10/2018
Polite & Professional
Hi Chamane,Sent on 12/12/2018
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!