Wedding Venues in Oxfordshire & Surrey

Wedding Venues in Oxfordshire & Surrey

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This is now our 2nd installment on local wedding venues and this time we are highlighting wedding venues within the picturesque counties of Oxfordshire & Surrey. Two counties are rich with heritage and history that a London Routemaster (or any vintage bus for that matter) is not out of place with the local scenery. If you want the perfect accompaniment to your perfect wedding day then try authentic vintage buses supplied by Victoria Events. We have reviewed 10 venues in both Oxfordshire and Surrey, see below for more info:

Please note – not all of these venues are vintage bus friendly! Some venues either have low trees or a tall iron gate upon the entrance. If this is the case the venue is not accessible by a double decker (e.g. a London Routemaster!). We do have a vintage London single decker bus to get to the less accessible venues but tight corners and narrow lanes can still prevent our tough little bus from entering the venue. Please make sure you check with the venue before booking. Browse our vintage buses here



Eynsham Hall – Witney, Oxfordshire

“Historic Eynsham Hall is a magnificent Grade II listed mansion set in the heart of a 3,000 acre estate in North Leigh, near Witney in Oxfordshire. A grand driveway leads to the impressive Jacobean-style Hall and the ornate terrace gardens provide the perfect backdrop for your wedding photographs. There are a variety of reception rooms to choose from with beautiful period features and oak carvings. The Lounge and The Gun Room bar retain their original features but a contemporary twist has been added with elegant modern furnishings. All the rooms are on a grand scale and boast much character and individuality. The beautiful Green Room with ornate plaster ceiling and large picture windows with views of the gardens can seat up to 100 guests. For larger parties, additional guests are seated in the oak-panelled Library and Red Room. A variety of packages are available, tailored to suit specific requirements. We have a dedicated wedding specialist who takes care of all the details on your behalf, ensuring that the best day of your life is as perfect as possible. The venue is licensed for civil ceremonies and has plenty of accommodation for your wedding guests. Marquees can be arranged on the lawn for summer weddings in an idyllic country setting. Eynsham Hall, which is only 12 miles from Oxford, can cater for smaller weddings of around 40 guests and larger receptions for 150 people. In the evening we can cater for buffets for up to 200 guests.”

The Great Barn Aynho – Banbury, Oxfordshire

“Set in 250 acres of landscaped grounds on the Oxfordshire/ Northamptonshire border, The Great Barn is a beautiful, romantic venue which oozes historic charm. The converted 18th century barn is divided into two rooms, The Aynho and Croughton Rooms, which are both licensed for civil ceremonies. The Great Barn has been sympathetically converted to retain many of its original charm, along with the beautiful arrow slit windows, natural stone 2 foot thick walls, exposed oak beams and log fires. The Croughton Room can sit up to 130 for your wedding breakfast and holds up to 250 for evening guests. Family-run, we are within easy reach of Oxford, Banbury, Northampton and Milton Keynes and take great pride in making your day the best day of your life. Our wedding co-ordinator will help plan the event and allow you to enjoy your big day, safe in the knowledge that you are in expert hands. Couples have exclusive use of the venue and grounds and the day is tailored to suit your exact requirements with no minimum spend on the bar or catering.  Discounts are offered for weddings taking place in low season, please contact us or visit our website for more information.”

Sudbury House Hotel – Faringdon, Oxfordshire

“Congratulations on your forthcoming wedding and our very best wishes for your future together. Sudbury House Hotel with its unique ambience, wonderful food and caring staff will ensure that your dreams for your wedding day become a reality. Your wishes are our opportunity to design a wedding day that is uniquely for you. Here at Sudbury House you will be the only Bride on your wedding day. You will be able to tailor make your wedding day as much or as little as you like. Choose your wedding menu from our mouth-watering menus, or simply tell us what you would like. We deliver fresh ideas and at the end of the day an experience that reflects your needs, not ours, and will be remembered by all present. In common with many venues we are licensed for Civil Marriage Ceremonies. A choice of six rooms and two beautiful outdoor areas including a quaint Cotswold stone gazebo, suitable for both large and intimate ceremonies, means that we have the perfect answer to hosting your special occasion. Our elegant Oxford Room is just lovely for the majority of services, looking over our pretty courtyard to the extensive grounds beyond. Your wedding guests can stroll in our graceful grounds with a glass of something cool, and will then enjoy a superb meal in our elegant restaurant. We are pleased to discuss with you how to include your own food ideas of recipes, colour theme or any other aspects to individualise and personalise your special day to make a truly unique wedding experience. Do make an appointment to come and see us and tell us how you would like your wedding to be.”

The Beacon – Wantage, Oxfordshire

“Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life and should also be the most enjoyable, so relax and let the staff at The Beacon help you plan the perfect day. As experienced wedding planners, we have three wedding packages to choose from, which include food, drinks, flowers and room and table dressings. They are all flexible and you can change or add in other elements. After all, it’s your day so you’re in charge! With a variety of different room sizes, we can accommodate the most intimate of ceremonies or the largest of wedding breakfasts. And with parking outside The Beacon and a number of luxury hotels in the area, The Beacon is not only a great venue to host your important day but its location makes it easy for you and your guests too. To find out more about how we can make your wedding day special, contact us and pop in for a chat.”

Phyllis Court – Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire

“Celebrate your special day by the stunning riverside location of Phyllis Court in Henley-on-Thames.  Whether a select party of 20 or lavish affair for 250 Phyllis Court offers elegant and individually styled function rooms ranging from the riverside Pavilion on the water’s edge to the beautiful Georgian panelled Ballroom and smaller Thames Room to suit all requirements. At Phyllis Court many items are included in the venue hire: Personal Wedding Coordinator, Red carpet on arrival, Silver cake stand and knife, Complimentary tasting for the Bride and Groom, Master of Ceremonies, Create your own personalised stationery on-line (menus, place cards, table names and table plan). Did you know Phyllis Court is also licensed for Civil Ceremonies which you can hold in a suite with either the river or the splendid grounds as stunning backdrops? Within easy reach by the motorways M40 & M4, Phyllis Court is the ideal riverside venue for your special day!”

Worton Hall – Winton, Oxfordshire

“Originally a barn Worton Hall has been rebuilt in stunning contemporary Cotswold stone. The building boasts arrow slit windows and beautiful wooden chandeliers. The venue offers a blend of spacious elegance combined with state of the art technology, allowing you to personalise light and sound. A stunning feature of our venue is the handcrafted, oak Cresswell bar. From here we are able to source and serve a variety of drinks to suit all tastes. We pride ourselves on only working with the best, high quality caterers ensuring the food and service is always of the highest standard. Accommodation is available on site in the form of lovely family style cottages and there is an option for ceremonies to take place outside. Please contact us for more information and late availability deals!”

The Carriage Barn – Thame, Oxfordshire

“The Carriage Barn at Nether Winchendon House is timelessly enchanting and fabulous. This venue is absolutely unique and perfect for a truly romantic day and wonderful photographs. We have been an exclusive Wedding Venue for over 25 years and give our couples the freedom to be totally relaxed.”

Old Swan & Minster Mill – Witney, Oxfordshire

“Create your own fairy-tale celebrations at the Old Swan & Minster Mill and make your wedding day a truly unforgettable experience. The Old Swan & Minster Mill is an authentic country house hotel and inn situated in the heart of the Cotswolds and enviably set within some of the most handsome and romantic gardens in England. It really is hard to imagine a more idyllic and magical location to get married. We invite you to celebrate your Civil Ceremony and Wedding Breakfast for up to 50 guests and your Evening Reception for up to 80, as well as taking advantage of 65 acres of gardens and over a mile of the River Windrush; all of which serve as the perfect backdrop for your wedding. We also now have our Garden Temple licensed for the civil ceremony, so you can get married outside along the River Windrush, framed by weeping willows. We can also host up to 120 guests in a marquee on our croquet lawn. Afterwards your guests can retire to their luxurious bedrooms in the Old Swan or Minster Mill and with 60 bedrooms they will all be accommodated in style.”

Lains Barn – Wantage, Oxfordshire

“Lains Barn is a restored historic barn in Oxfordshire with beautiful views across the Vale of White Horse. Licensed for civil weddings and partnership ceremonies, this stunning barn wedding venue provides a unique rural setting for your wedding and reception. The main wedding barn can accommodate up to 180 guests for seated dining. The barn is also licensed for ceremonies seating up to 180. In addition to the main barn, couples can make use of the converted cow byre, which is glazed and heated. Catering at Lains Barn is carried out in-house. The venue’s superb team of caterers offer a wide range of menus to suit all tastes.”

Blenheim Palace – Woodstock, Oxfordshire

“A masterpiece of 18th century Baroque architecture set in more than 2000 acres of ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped Parkland and award-winning Formal Gardens, Blenheim Palace provides a magnificent setting for your evening wedding, with a collection of six venue spaces to use for various elements of your event. From the stunning Orangery and Marlborough room for your ceremony to the impressive Great Hall and ornate Long Library for your dinner and drinks receptions and the Water Terraces for music and dancing, Blenheim Palace makes a perfect location for a wedding of any size and style. Matching exceptional service to this incredible setting, we have a dedicated team of experienced wedding planners that take great pride in their attention to the finest details ready to help create your dream celebration. Our Events Team will put together a bespoke package to match your needs and ensure that your wedding runs smoothly, living up to your every expectation. Regarding the icons on the right-hand side of the page and the ‘venue type’ section, is there a series of categories to choose from here? If so, could you let me know what they are please so I can ensure what is currently listed is accurate?”


Addington Palace – Addington Village, Croydon, Surrey

“With a colourful past that pre-dates the Doomsday Book, Addington Palace is set in 163-acres of rolling Surrey countryside and nestles in the heart of Capability Brown landscaped grounds. King Henry VIII courted Anne Boleyn and had a hunting lodge here before the Palace became the country retreat for six Archbishops of Canterbury who used the Palace as a summer retreat for entertaining the ‘great and the good’. The Palace then saw generations of musicians trained here when the building housed the Royal School of Church Music. In more recent years the theme of hospitality continued with the Palace becoming one of the South Easts premier wedding venues. For Palace Weddings the Great Hall can accommodate up to 150 guests with its imposing Italian marble fireplace, silk wall coverings and stunning French Chandelier. With a licence for Civil Wedding Ceremonies and a further twelve grandiouse and oppulent rooms as part of the ‘Exclusive Hire’ it really is the perfect wedding venue. Combine this with the on site accommodation of Longely House and Tait Lodge that can sleep up to 30 guests, it simply leaves a short amble home at the end of a memorable day. For larger Weddings, located near the great Cedar of Lebanon Tree, the permanent Royal Marquee can accommodate from 150-900 guests and boasts an integrated bar, kitchen and toliet facilites as well as a sun terrace and large garden and its own dedicated private entrance. Our highly skilled team of chefs specialise in European, Asian and Caribbean Cuisine. They are therefore able to compliment your wedding with a choice of catering or create a fusion menu combining various tastes that span the globe. Of course, you need to look the best for such an auspicious occasion, and what better way than the sanctuary of the Health & Beauty retreat where your will find the luxurious beauty & pampering spa, perfect for the bride and bridal party to leave you feeling releaxed and envigorated. Lets not forget the groom with our dedicated male pamper packages, gym facilities and also the ability to arrange 9 or 18 holes on the golf course there is plenty to dispel any pre-wedding nerves for the Mr & Mrs to be!”

Nutfield Priory Hotel & Spa – Redhill, Surrey

“With the Surrey Downs as a backdrop, you couldn’t imagine a better location for the wedding photos. And when the big day draws to a close, there are 60 superb suites or rooms available with a special accommodation tariff for wedding guests or the start of a honeymoon. Gatwick and Heathrow are within easy distance of Nutfield Priory. Our emphasis is on quality of service. Whether helping you to arrange your wedding ceremony, or simply hosting your reception, the team at Nutfield Priory will handle everything with an experienced, friendly and professional approach. Add to this the beauty of the hotel’s rooms and surroundings and the excellent reputation of our food and wine and you have the perfect venue for your special day.”

Wentworth Club – Virginia Water, Surrey

“Wentworth, a Club famous for its Championship golf & beautiful castellated clubhouse plays host to bespoke weddings for members & non-members alike, ensuring your wedding reflects your individual personality & style. One of our experienced event managers will work together with you to ensure that your wedding day is planned to perfection, stress-free & unforgettable. At Wentworth there is a room for every occasion, from the grand Ballroom with its gabled ceiling, elegant chandeliers and beautiful paintings, to the more intimate Ryder Cup and Curtis Cup rooms. For the perfect marriage of tastes and flavours you can also rely on Wentworth’s Executive Chef to oversee outstanding cuisine inspired by the Ivy and Le Caprice & for our Banqueting team to deliver impeccable service throughout. Your Events Manager would be delighted to show you the facilities at Wentworth to ensure that you are able to make a choice that fulfils your vision of the perfect wedding day.”

Pembroke Lodge – Richmond, Surrey

“A beautiful Listed Georgian mansion in Richmond Park, set in eleven acres of beautifully landscaped grounds with stunning views to the West. Our highly experienced wedding team will be available to assist you in the planning of your special day, from your first enquiry right through to departure of the last guest. We are completely flexible with the arrangements, ranging from just a simple marriage ceremony with a few guests to a marriage ceremony, seated reception and evening dancing with up to 140 guests. The best endorsements of all are from previous guests. Please feel free to visit the Lodge and see the hundreds of glowing recommendations.”

Cain Manor – Arford, Farnham, Surrey

“Cain Manor is an exquisite Elizabethan oak-framed manor house near Farnham and is one of five romantic and exclusive wedding venues owned and managed by Bijou. Enjoy your special day in a unique ‘at home’ atmosphere as this stunning country property can be exclusively yours for a full 24 hours. Not a hotel, but a dream home for the day, Cain Manor is set in 30 acres of landscaped grounds commanding stunning views over Surrey’s Golden Valley. Licensed for civil ceremonies inside and out, it has been discerningly renovated and perfectly redesigned for weddings and is perfect all year round. Combining cosiness with country splendour, Cain Manor is a delightful family home, finished in oak throughout. The Music Room, with timbered high ceilings, cathedral window and Minstrels’ gallery, offers a versatile space ideal for ceremonies, Wedding Breakfasts and evening entertainment. There are several further spacious receptions rooms with open fireplaces. As your day draws to a close, enjoy a nightcap with your closest friends before retiring upstairs to one of the fourteen luxurious bedrooms. Your wedding at Cain Manor is supported by impeccable management, 5*+ banqueting and discreet, professional service. Bijou will ensure every detail is taken care of so you can savour the most important day of your life.”

Carlton Mitre Hotel – Hampton Court, Surrey

“Set in a beautiful Grade II listed building and positioned perfectly on the banks of the River Thames with spectacular views across to Hampton Court Palace, the boutique four-star Carlton Mitre Hotel maintains a tradition and service enjoyed over the past three centuries. Built in 1665 to house courtiers from the Henry VIII’s Palace, the Carlton Mitre has since been sympathetically restored to offer guests a modern day luxury residence befitting of its regal Hampton Court setting. With its beautiful peaked glass ceiling and private Riverside Terrace, the hotels Pavilion Suite provides the perfect riverside location for your special day. Enjoy champagne and canapés with your guests, whilst absorbing breathtaking views from the exclusive Terrace, then move inside to be seated for an exquisitely prepared wedding For more intimate weddings our Riverside Restaurant is the perfect location to gather close family and friends. Offering stunning views across the River Thames, this beautiful, majestic room has a special secret which will leave your guests feeling as if they are floating above the water and to help with the planning and running of your special day…Wedding couples at The Carlton Mitre will be assigned to one of our dedicated Wedding Co-ordinators who will be with you every step of the way!”

Glenmore House – Surbiton, Surrey

“Glenmore House is a romantic venue of contrasts, offering amazing value for money, with first rate food and service. Our main function room is a traditional ballroom with chandeliers, minstrel galleries and a sprung dance floor, whilst our adjacent bar has recently benefited from a half a million pound refurbishment – and looks more like a West End nightclub. We make NO seperate room hire charge for use of our facilities. Glenmore House has a choice of four rooms registered for conducting Civil Weddings – some of which have stained glass windows, and chandeliers. Glenmore House is adjacent to Crescent Gardens, a landscaped park providing the perfect backdrop for photographs. We ensure that as a privately owned venue, we offer exceptional value for money, with no compromise. We have also negotiated specially discounted rates with nearby hotels, for you and your guests. Glenmore House has a first class reputation for food and is prepared by our award winning Chefs using the highest quality, freshest ingredients available. Our professional banqueting team will make every effort to make your day extra special and will do so with a smile. Our dedicated Wedding Co-ordinator will be on hand throughout the Big Day for your peace of mind, and will make the planning process enjoyable and easy.”

Silvermere Inn on the Lake – Cobham, Surrey

“Let us take care of your day! We will take care to see that your wedding day is calm and well co-ordinated from the moment you arrive to the end of your evening. Our team of experienced staff have crafted their skills over thousands of functions and strive to exceed your expectations. With ample parking and our convenient, easily accessible location we offer the best of both worlds – a romantic, unique location with efficient professional facilities.”

Kingswood Gold and Country Club – Tadworth, Surrey

“As you enter through the impressive Kingswood estate you arrive at Kingswood. Stunning grounds and beautiful interiors with world class food and exceptional service. Your dedicated Wedding Coordinator will help you to achieve your dream day meeting you for your initial viewing and guiding you through the booking process, offering support and advice from start to finish as well as being present on your special day to ensure your wedding is excecuted as planned. We have a stunning selection of suites to choose from and we are proud to only host one Wedding on any given day to ensure your special day remains just so. The Dining Room – with its own bar, ballroom, conservatory and terrace, can seat up to 150 guests increasing to a capacity of 200 for the evening reception. The Warren Room – with feature oak beams, working fireplace and private bar, seats up to 50 guests. The Braid Room is ideally suited for groups of up to 30 and comes complete with feature fireplace and open brickwork. Our experienced international Head Chef has designed an impressive collection of menus for your selection, however he is delighted to assist in tailoring a menu to suit your individual requirements.”

Woodlands Park Hotel – Cobham, Surrey

“This magnificent mansion, set in beautiful landscaped grounds provides the perfect venue for your wedding reception. Frequented at the turn of the century by the then Prince of Wales and the famous actress Lillie Langtry, Woodlands Park continues to radiate a warm and welcoming atmosphere. A Grand House built for lavish entertainment which is true today. Having a variety of suitable rooms for your reception, we are well equipped to cater for parties of all sizes ranging from 10 to 150 guests. The sweeping lawns with their mature oaks and the hotel’s impressive entrance provide idyllic settings for your memorable wedding photographs. Our emphasis is on quality of service. Whether helping to arrange your wedding ceremony or simply hosting your reception our team will handle everything with an experienced and friendly professional approach. Add to this the beauty of the hotel rooms, surroundings, our renowned reputation and you will have the perfect venue for your Wedding.”

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