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The Kings Arms Hotel

18 Castle Street, Christchurch, Dorset BH23 1DT


If you’re thinking of tying the knot, The Kings Arms in Christchurch was recently named Dorset's number one wedding venue (by and offers an idyllic setting in Dorset for your dreamy New-England style wedding.

The rustic-chic King's Pavillion provides the perfect setting for a romantic al fresco ceremony in warm and sunny months or the cosiness every winter weddings needs in cooler months. Located at the front of the hotel, the pavilion overlooks the bowling green, River Avon and historic castle ruins – this dramatic backdrop makes for beautiful photographs.

From stunning spring colour palettes and dreamy rustic tablescapes to crimson red blooms and festive greenery, transform the impressive split-level King’s Priory Suite with its own private bar for any season. Up to 96 of your favourite people can feast on a wedding breakfast fit for Kings and Queens, and enjoy a right royal celebration into the evening. Top tip: go for white on white for a modern winter wedding.

As day turns to night, continue the celebrations on the ground floor of the King’s Priory Suite where you and your evening guests can party into the early hours with space for a DJ, band and dancing for 120 people.

The hotel also has 20 luxury rooms for those looking to stay the night.


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