The Crown Hotel

Blandford Forum

UKbride 4.8 Heart Rating
8 Reviews

Information For The Crown Hotel

The Crown is a beautiful Georgian Coach House in the middle of the Dorset countryside. We are a full service venue where we can cater for everything from your ceremony to evening reception!

Located in the heart of the Blackmore Vale in the charming North Dorset countryside, the Crown Hotel in Blandford is the perfect setting for your wedding. The recently refurbished hotel boasts a private function suite, complete with its own bar, a licence for civil ceremonies, a stunning south-facing garden and space to accommodate up to 130 guests.

We offer wonderful wedding packages which have been thoughtfully designed to include everything you could need for your big day. Our packages feature welcome drinks and canapés, delicious meals with accompanying wine, the use of our beautiful bridal suite, and so much more! We take care of all the details in one cost-effective package to allow you to relax and enjoy the whole planning process. If you wish to discuss evening only options or a la carte weddings or exclusive use of all 27 bedrooms, we are happy to help you in any way. We are an extremely flexible venue!

The award winning team at the Crown Hotel are on hand every step of the way to offer help and support. They are dedicated to making your dream day become a reality, ensuring that every detail suits your personal tastes and requirements. We have a wonderful, enthusiastic wedding co-ordinator and an excellent food manager who will make sure that your big day runs smoothly.
When your day comes to an end, we can offer you and your guests accommodation at the Crown Hotel. Friends and family in your wedding party can also enjoy discounted rates on their rooms.

The Crown Hotel at a Glance

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Price Range
£2500 - £10000
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Hotel Weddings
Same-Sex Weddings
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Seated Capacity
Up to 130
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Reception Capacity
Up to 230
Award winning wedding venue in the heart of the Dorset countryside Flexible packages to suit most budgets Fully licensed for indoor and outdoor wedding ceremonies Dedicated wedding planner Refurbished discounted accommodation on site Excellent food and drink Pricing Category : ModerateReception Capacity ( Indoor / Outdoor ) : 150Seated Dining Capacity ( Indoor or Outdoor ) : 130Has AccommodationBridal Suite : Honeymoon SuiteSleeps No Of People : 2 View More
HistoricWedding Contact : Francesca BethellNumber of People In Team : 50No of Weddings Hosted : Number of Weddings Hosted - Betwen 10 and 30Location : In The CountrysideNearest Town : Blandford ForumNearest Airport : SouthamptonNearest Motorway : M27Nearest Train Station : PooleChurch Within Walking DistanceClassicConfetti PermittedOpen Flame PermittedIn House DancefloorCeremony LicenceAlcohol LicenseBartendingIn House CateringIn House Wine ListClean UpPre-Wedding ConsultationSeated MealSet UpStaff ProvidedTables And Chairs ProvidedTableware ProvidedTastingsSound Systems Available PackageOn The Day Wedding CoordinationMaster Of CeremonyPublic Liability InsuranceDisabled AccessIn House Wedding CoordinatorOnsite ParkingOutdoor SpacePet FriendlyGarden OutdoorHotelWedding PlannersSame-Sex View Less

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The Crown Hotel Reviews

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david bryant
Had our wedding here, amazing staff and rooms are fantastic. Lots of happy memories here
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Emily & Ashley
We had our wedding with the Crown and it was fantastic. The staff and service were flawless, they were helpful and professional. They made our day run smoothly and helped with everything they could during the planning etc. Francesca and all the other staff who were there were friendly and happy, the high standard was fantastic. The food was incredible and I can not thank the crown hotel enough for making our wedding perfect for us!
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Mandy and Richard
From the moment we started planning our wedding at the Crown Francesca and Robert and the team have been amazing. We felt very looked after and special. The day itself was run very well it was smooth with no fuss. The food was excellent all our guests enjoyed the day and evening. Also our guests that stayed over loved their rooms too.
UKbride 5.00 Heart Rating
Jess and Chris
Perfect wedding day
Thank you to Francesca and the rest of the lovely staff at the Crown Hotel for making our wedding day so perfect. We had the most amazing day and couldn't fault a thing. Everything ran so smoothly and the hotel and rooms have been a delight to stay in!
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Ian and Emma
Made so special by having it here
We had our wedding here and I'm so glad we chose the Crown as it was an amazing day. We couldn't fault a thing with the room, the staff or the venue itself. Our special day made so much more special having it here. We do need to mention Francesca and Robert as both were brilliant. All our guests commented on how brilliant the venue was. And the food! Oh my god! We couldn't have asked for anything more.
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Katherine and Craig
A Perfect Day
We had our wedding reception at the Crown Hotel on 22nd May 2010 and everything was perfect from start to finish. The venue was wonderful and decorated just how we had asked. The food was amazing. Francesca did a fantastic job at organising everything, we would like to thank her and all the staff at the Crown Hotel for all their hard work. A Perfect Day.
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Pauline & Mike
Exemplary organisation
Dear Robert and Francesca,

We would like to express our sincere thanks to you and all the staff at the Crown Hotel for making our wedding day so special.

The organisation from start to finish was exemplary, the food was excellent, as was the service and the table layout was perfect.

We have had nothing but good reports from our guests who thoroughly enjoyed their day as did we, and that was all down to you.

We would have no hesitation in recommending the Crown Hotel to anyone.
UKbride 5.00 Heart Rating
Marie & Roy
Praise and Appreciation
We held a wedding reception at the Crown Hotel on 29th May and would like to register our praise and appreciation for your staff, and especially Robert and Sophia.

Both Robert and Sophia could not have been more helpful in making sure the event went smoothly. In fact Robert exceeded our expectations in dealing expertly with the small difficulties that occured on the day.

A big thank you to all your staff for producing a very enjoyable and successful event, which we both will remember in the years to come.


Wedding Planner of the year
Wedding Planner of the year
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Highest Overall Score.
Finalist in the Wedding Planner category 2017 Wedding Supplier Awards
Finalist in the Wedding Planner category 2017 Wedding Supplier Awards


UKbride Approved Supplier
UKbride Approved Supplier


West Street , Blandford Forum Dorset, DT11 7AJ

The Crown Hotel

  • West Street
  • Blandford Forum
  • Dorset
  • DT11 7AJ
  • United Kingdom

Meet the Wedding Coordinator

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Francesca Bethell

I am an experienced wedding coordinator who has been with the hotel for 10 years. I am enthusiastic and love weddings! My favourite thing is helping couples plan their perfect day.