The Kings Arms Hotel

A boutique venue set in a magical location, the hotel’s intimate setting oozes fairy-tale romance

Dorset, , england

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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 with a contemporary twist. Our carefully designed rooms and areas soak up the surrounding views. We offer exclusive use wedding suites, a stylish restaurant & bar, as well as, luxury boutique bedrooms.

Will we need exclusive use?

To answer this question simply, no you won’t need to pay for exclusive use. Our beautiful bowling green and Pavilion are amidst ancient castle ruins which exude fairy tale 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 (or engagement party). This space continues to provide a stunning view overlooking the Avon River, Christchurch Castle and the Kings Arms Bowling Green.

Boutique Bedrooms

Guests are offered the option of staying in one of our luxury boutique bedrooms, perfect to relax in before and after your celebrations. With so much to discover in the local area from exploring local businesses and art galleries to strolling along scenic Christchurch Quay why not stay for a few days and enjoy the sights with friends and family?

Ask our experienced wedding coordinators about our wedding packages including all the luxuries you’d expect as well as a complimentary bridal suite for your first night together as Newlyweds!

Fresh, local and seasonal:

Celebrated local Chef Alex Aitken, the hotels’ Chef Patron, has carefully created a variety of delicious wedding menus for you to select from. Alternatively, why not meet with Alex and his team to create a bespoke menu designed specifically for your Big Day. Whether you would like a BBQ or Hog Roast on the lawn or a traditional three-course meal, at The Kings Arms Hotel, we can provide something to suit you perfectly.

Would you like to come and meet the team?

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 able to advise and create bespoke packages based on your requirements.

Whether you are looking for a large 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. 

Our next Open Evening is taking place on Sunday 7th October 2018 11:00-15:00. Alternatively, if you’re not able to attend, arrange a personal 1-1 tour of our beautifully unique venue. Our direct email is: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call our friendly and experienced events team on 01202 588933 (extension 3).

  • Venue Type:
  • Castles
  • Facilities:
  • Car Park, 
  • Gardens, 
  • Bridal Suite, 
  • Dance Floor, 
  • Ceremony, 
  • Accommodation, 
  • Licensed Bar

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The Kings Arms Hotel Location

18 Castle Street, Christchurch BH23 1DT, England, Dorset, United Kingdom
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