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The Kings Christchurch
  • Grade II-listed Georgian inn
  • Located in historic Dorset town
  • Two vintage venues to choose from
  • Licensed to host civil ceremonies
  • Capacity of 80-90 ceremony guests
  • A variety of wedding packages available
  • Weddings celebrated throughout the year
  • Award-winning chef, bespoke menus
  • Special Offer - quote The Wedding Secret

Scenically snuggled next to the River Avon, in the historic and picturesque Dorset town of Christchurch, this Grade II-listed inn boasts not one but two vintage wedding venues, along with its dedicated wedding planner and an award-winning catering team.

The 19th-century venue comes with its own events team that will identify, outline and deliver all your wedding needs from planning through to the day itself. With hire costs as low as £250 for civil marriage and partnership ceremonies, and with the opportunity for romantic wedding photos beneath Christchurch Castle, or in a riverside setting, this makes a truly enchanting, unique venue.


The Kings Christchurch offers seasonal, mid-week, monthly and bespoke wedding packages throughout the year. Standard rates start from as low as £75 per head, but simply enquire from their events team to ensure you receive the most suitable package.

Typical packages include the services of a wedding coordinator and accommodation for the bride and groom, as well as menu-tasting, a formal three-course wedding breakfast and/or evening buffet, half a bottle of wine and a glass of champagne per guest.

Check the 'packages' section of their main site for further details.


The Kings Christchurch offers two facilities licensed to host civil wedding ceremonies, as well as formal receptions and evening celebration parties - The Pavilion, a luxury rotunda with its own manicured bowling lawn and easy access to the river for scenic photographs, and The Priory, a grand white building affording lovely views over the heritage grounds and surrounding area.

The King's Pavilion - Ceremonies with up to 80 guests

The King's Priory - Ceremonies with up to 90 guests

Either Venue - Evening Receptions with up to 120 guests

Catering And Accommodation

The Kings Christchurch showcases an award-winning catering team, the only one in the town to hold the Michelin accolade for two years running. This gifted caterer extends his repertoire of skills - and menus - to formal wedding breakfasts and canapés. Creating wholesome cuisine from the finest of locally-sourced produce, both the presentation and taste from the chef is divine.

If you have any bespoke requirements, or wish to tailor certain elements of the menu to your tastes, then feel free to make an appointment to meet the chef in person and discuss your needs.


Recreated in true vintage fashion, the Kings hosts a total of 20 Georgian-style bedrooms. These range from lofts to Queen and King-size rooms, offering a luxurious and private getaway after a day's celebration, plus a romantic bridal suite for the newlyweds, which is included in the majority of standard wedding packages.

A popular arrangement at The Kings is for five bedrooms to be set aside for the wedding party the night before the ceremony, which is then increased to ten for the night of the wedding itself.

If you wish to learn more, then either visit the venue's main website or simply click the 'Make An Enquiry' option above.

18 Castle St
BH23 1DT

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