The Kings Arms | Dorset

  • Capacity: 96
  • Hire For: All, Wedding & Reception, Reception Only, Ceremony Only
  • Accomodation: Yes
  • Hire From Price: £4,000
  • DIY Weddings Allowed: Yes

Picturesque views over the river Avon, Christchurch Castle and the King Arms Bowling Green await at this laid back, country pub and hotel. It also has panoramic views of the yachts moored in at Christchurch Quay and provides an intimate setting with plenty of romance.

Dating back to 1813, The Kings Arms is a couple-owned, award-winning wedding venue in Dorset that promises to make your wedding a magical day. After undergoing an extensive refurbishment in 2007, it now blends old with new with true finesse.

Your Perfect Day

Located just a stone’s throw from Christchurch Quay, you can really make the most of the Kings Arms superb location. Marry in its beautifully restored Kings Pavilion or the Priory wedding suite, then head down to the Quay for photos or even a romantic boat trip or river cruise with your wedding guests.

When you’re ready, the hotel’s very own award winning chef patron, Alex Aitken, will serve you a bespoke wedding menu that you and your guests will love.

After your wedding breakfast and speeches, guests can mingle outside on the manicured lawns, play a spot of croquet or dance the night away.

“We enjoy working with individual couples and enjoy tailoring our offering to unique tastes and styles, and love seeing the day come together.” Chamane Epps


The Kings Arms
18 Castle Street
BH23 1DT

t: 01202 588933 (Opt.3)

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Registry Office

Christchurch Registration Office
Bridge Street
BH23 1AZ

t: 01305 225153