Best Western Royal Chase Hotel is one of the oldest and most historically interesting hotels in Dorset. Situated in the heart of Thomas Hardy country, the hotel is a former 17th Century monastery and boasts a most intriguing history. With 33 spacious and well-appointed en-suite bedrooms, the hotel also offers attractive facilities such as a cosy Country Bar and Byzant restaurant and a large heated indoor pool, all set in the hotel's own beautiful tree-surrounded grounds. 

The hotel is one of the region’s largest licensed venues for weddings or civil ceremonies and, for the reception itself, they offer a variety of options, from traditional silver service and dressed buffets, to finger buffets and barbecues.

Facilities available at Best Western Royal Chase Hotel

    Indoor ceremony rooms

    The Wessex Suite: 115 guests

    The Belmont Suite: 75 guests

    Venue features


    Reception facilities 

    Overnight accommodation


    Disabled access

Wedding sparklers

Wedding inspiration

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Best Western Royal Chase Hotel

Salisbury Road





Phone: 01747 853355


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