We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Family Wedding”
Review of The Old Vicarage

The Old Vicarage
Ranked #59 of 162 Restaurants in Christchurch
Cuisines: British
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: The Old Vicarage is a six bedroom Country House set in the heart of ten acres of Gardens. Say "I Do" at The Old Vicarage! Tie the knot, then celebrate with a party to remember in our stunning Garden Marquee. The beautiful Botanical Gardens and Woodlands offer the most perfect back-drop for what will become the most memorable day of your lives. A dream setting, coupled with outstanding food and service, for you and your guest to enjoy. The Old Vicarage is Licensed for Ceremonies, in our beautiful Orangery and outside Summer House. We are here to work with you, our dedicated Wedding Co-Ordinators will be on hand from beginning to end, ensuring stress- free preparations. offering you the utmost in flexibility and attention to detail, each Wedding is tailored to your specification. Co-ordinate with our Cordon Bleu Chef to create an enticing Menu. We enjoy what we do and look forward to working alongside you to create the Wedding of your dreams!
Reviewed 3 September 2017

What a great venue for a wedding. Everything about the venue was perfect. The Marquee was exactly what you would want for a wedding adding a romantic element. The dance floor and music was absolutely correct. Some weddings have the music volume up too loud so you cannot chat easily. The weather contributed perfectly to this style of wedding reception. Couldn't fault it

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Paul G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (80)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

5 - 9 of 80 reviews

Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

We visited for our friend's wedding on the 1st of June. The wedding was wonderful set in a beautiful (secret) garden and the staff we extremely attentive throughout the day.
The food was lovely, a brilliant job done by all involved. We would definitely visit again. Thankyou

Thank Emma C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 11 September 2016

I visited The Old Vicarage for a family friend's wedding. The venue is lovely and despite being on the main A35 and near the railway line, there is no inkling that you are so close to the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It feels as if you are in the middle of the countryside.
We were especially taken with how well the staff catered for our children's food allergies. The main food event of the daytime was Afternoon Tea. Given that my son has a serious milk allergy, this is a very daunting prospect at the best of times, even more so when you don't want to spoil someone's Big Day! We called the venue a few hours before the ceremony to double check that the organisers had informed the caterers (they had). When we arrived, we parked in the "field" and walked the short distance through the gardens to the Old Vicarage, where we asked to speak to Tom. He ran through things discreetly and reassured us that everything was in hand. At the Afternoon Tea, we were served with scones, sandwiches, cakes, tea / coffee and cookies / biscuits. As Tom knew where we were sitting, he made sure that the food in front of us was safe for our children (almond milk scones, specially made sandwiches, free from cakes, etc). All this was carried out with so much discretion that the people next to us didn't even realise that our food was different. It's just a shame that they only do special events, not everyday dining, as we'd probably end up eating here every week!

    • Service
    • Food
1  Thank LuckyLamp
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Went to a wedding at this hotel. From the main road the car park entrance is just by the fruit farm and it is quite easy to miss it. The car park is laid to grass and then you walk through under an arbor to the gardens which are very mature and provide plenty of photo opportunities and room for children to run around.

There is a marquee in the garden for the wedding breakfast.

Inside the building has lots of character and charm. The ceremony was inside as the weather was a bit iffy and it was quite windy although it is possible to get married outside on a fine day. There is a tree outside the building with a swing on it which is decorated with flowers and great for photos.

This is a lovely wedding venue which provides the full package. Can't comment on the prices as we were guests.

    • Service
    • Food
Thank AngieP49
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

What a spectacular place we attended for the Howes Wedding the staff were so pipe and friendly and grounds to the place were stunning the kids loved playing on the activity area and running inbetween the grounds. I would highly recommend this place to everyone

Thank familyHowes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed The Old Vicarage also viewed

Christchurch, Dorset
Christchurch, Dorset

Been to The Old Vicarage? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing