Meetings & Events

The perfect Dorset and Hampshire meeting and events venue: this character-filled, Georgian boutique hotel, close to Christchurch town centre, has 3 unique event rooms - and a bowling green - suitable for any conference, meeting or event need up to 120 attendees.

An exceptional venue

Meetings & private events work so much better in great venues, in great locations. Blending traditional character with contemporary design, and restored to its original Georgian style with period features, this character-filled boutique hotel faces out onto a postcard-perfect setting, including a lawn bowling green, the River Avon and the Norman-era ruins towards the 18th Century priory.

Event food & drink

Food for thought

Here at Harbour Hotels, we understand that exceptional food & drink can enliven even the most arduous meeting or event; indeed, good ‘brain food’, as we call it, can boost your meeting’s productivity, and do wonders for your attendees’ event experience (and return rate).

Our passionate chefs have created a number of different menu options for you to select from. You may create your own bespoke set menu, opt for one of our fixed-priced, set menus, or even choose our ever-popular ‘Bring me Food’ menu, with dishes delivered platter-style for communal feasting.

Event rooms

The King’s Pavilion

Recently restored in a beautiful New England-style, this impressive space features views over the bowling green, River Avon and atmospheric castle ruins. It’s ideally suited to conferences, receptions and larger meetings, dinners, and workshops.

  1. Area 106 sq m / 1,106 sq ft
  2. Max capacity 96
  3. Dining capacity 80
Event rooms

The King’s Priory

Our newly-refurbished Kings Priory space also comes with views over the bowling green, River Avon and atmospheric castle ruins. It’s ideally suited to conferences, receptions and larger meetings, dinners, and workshops.

  1. Area 100 sq m / 1,081 sq ft
  2. Dining capacity 96
  3. Max capacity 120
Event rooms

The Private Dining Room

The hotel’s private dining area can host up to 36 people, ideal for smaller private dinners. Choose between three menu options: the banquet-style ‘Bring Me Food’ menu, a ‘3,3,3’ set menu (3-courses, 3 choices for each course), or a 5-course tasting menu with optional wine pairings.

  1. Max capacity 36
  2. Dining capacity 36
Event rooms

The Bowling Green

This unique outdoor space – an authentic lawn bowling green opposite the hotel, bordered by the River Avon on one side, castle ruins on the other – can host events of to 120 guests. Ideal for receptions, team-building exercises, or even a BBQ.

  1. Area 40 sq m / 430 sq ft
  2. Max capacity 96
  3. Dining capacity 96


Below we’ve listed our ‘off-the-shelf’ packages to help get your planning started.

However, if you’d like to make changes, or want something totally different, our dedicated events team would be delighted to discuss your ideas, and will work with you to create a package that’s perfect for you.

For businesses booking regular rooms at the hotel, we may be able to offer preferential rates. Please contact our events team to discuss your requirements. Call us, or send us an online enquiry, and we’ll get right back to you.

Day Delegate Package

  • Full use of one meeting room
  • Unlimited bottled still and sparkling water
  • Morning coffee and tea with homemade biscuits
  • Working buffet lunch in your meeting room
  • Afternoon coffee and tea with homemade biscuits
  • Use of either a Smart TV or LCD projector and screen
  • Use of a flip chart & marker pens
  • Stationery: pads and pens for all delegates
  • Third break for coffee and tea with homemade biscuits
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Offsite parking available for £6.00 per car, must be pre-arranged with your event coordinator
  • Price from £30 per delegate

24-hour Delegate Package

  • Everything in “Day Delegate’ Package
  • £25 per person towards dinner in the Kings Restaurant
  • Overnight accommodation in a Cosy Loft Bedroom
  • Full English breakfast in the morning
  • Price from £140 per delegate per night

How to find us

Bournemouth Airport 15 mins by car
Southampton Airport 35 mins by car
Christchurch station 5 mins by car
London [Waterloo] 2 hours by train

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