We are of a certain age (but also young at heart), and wanted our wedding celebration to be understated with the emphasis on a venue where we could have a large input into the detail, and a relaxed environment so that the two families (unknown to each other in large part) could comfortably get acquainted.
The staff (without exception) did all in their power to ensure we got whatever we required.We used the beautifully restored Victorian Pavilion on the Bowling green in front of the Hotel in the morning for drinks and canapés. Ideal as we could spill out onto the lawn in the sunshine. The pavilion has an excellent sound system for playlists etc.
For the wedding breakfast 42 of us gathered in the lovely light and airy hotel lounge for a sit-down cold buffet. The buffet was excellent value for money, everything was fresh colourful and delicious, and very efficiently laid out - no bumping and waiting in queues!
The hotel were happy for us to have a friend do occasional spots on a piano (his own) while we dined. I can only praise the hotel for the effort they made for us.
We did not use the dedicated Hotel venue, as we wanted something out of the ordinary, and also the opportunity to enjoy the lovely grounds in Christchurch.
Many of our guests, as well as ourselves, stayed at the hotel. The rooms were excellent with pleasant aspects, and great facilities. The hotel is graciously decorated and, due to no long corridors, manages to be intimate and friendly. The restaurant is equally excellent value, many of our friends stopping late to dine at leisure which was magical. Effectively it turned into a three day wedding!!
So, an enormous thank you Lucasz, John and the team for a most successful and memorable wedding.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Kings Arms in Christchurch, is a stunning Georgian building in the heart of Dorset - combining a traditional yet stylish Restaurant with luxurious bedrooms carefully restored in true Georgian style, whilst Alex Aitken remains chef patron at The Jetty he is also spending time with the chefs and team at The Kings Arms, Alex has headed up the team re-styling the restaurant menus and cooking philosophy. The Kings Restaurant has a delicious menu using the best local ingredients and is proud to have been awarded Michelin Bib Gourmand status for three consecutive years. The Kings Arms has everything you need for a Dorset short break, situated in the historic town of Christchurch, Dorset, a popular yachting town, overlooking the Avon River, Christchurch Castle and The Kings Arms Bowling Green, The Kings is marvelously picturesque. A short distance from the Dorset Jurassic Coast, The Kings Arms combines coastal beauty, historical town discoveries and stunning scenery, all with a comfortable place to relax after a day's adventures. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kings Hotel Christchurch
- The Kings Arms Christchurch, Dorset