On Sunday 21st February, we will be inviting brides to be and their loved ones to join us at the Olde Bell for a very special wedding Fayre from 11am to 3.30pm. Following a warm welcome with chilled bubbles, prospective couples will be free to roam our splendid grounds and benefit from the wealth of knowledge that our specialist wedding team can offer.
As a special gesture to guests who visit us on the 21st February and then place their deposit within 2 weeks of the Fayre, the whole of the top table will go completely free on the day (up to 8 guests) offering a saving of over £1000 as well as a complimentary bottle of champagne! We will also be holding a follow up wedding “opening evening” between 6pm and 9pm on the following Thursday 28th so that couples can revisit our venue, take photo, ask further questions and enjoy a glass of bubbles on us while they do so!
A wide range of local and hand picked suppliers will be on hand to discuss their own particular area of expertise – from incredible florists to sumptuous cake makers, skilled photographers, stationery experts and much more.
Our wedding team will be delighted to talk you through the different packages currently on offer and give visibility of dates in both 2016 and early 2017 that have availability for your special day. We appreciate that controlling a budget is at the centre of most wedding planning and have crafted a number of cost saving options such as 10% Friday weddings , “10 free bedrooms” for Sunday weddings and packages from as little as £85.00 per head.
Choosing the right venue for your wedding is a daunting task. All too frequently, romantic visions can be thwarted by a tightly controlled budget and lack of choice when it comes to accommodation and grounds. At the Olde Bell in Hurley, Berkshire, we are in the unique position of being able to offer an enchanting wedding venue with a superb choice of packages. If you are desperately searching for an unforgettable venue in the heart of the English countryside with incredible food and bespoke accommodation – all at an affordable price – the Olde Bell will not disappoint.
A short drive away from the pretty towns of Henley and Marlow and only 40 minutes from London, the Olde Bell is happily located in the stunning and protected Chilterns – making it easily accessible for most guests. As an 11th century coaching inn, the spirt of times gone has been sympathetically restored throughout our sprawling establishment by celebrated interior designer Else Crawford. Think rustic interiors with neutral farrow and ball tones, pure woollen welsh blankets, roaring fires and undeniable character weaved throughout the historic walls of the inn.
With 48 luxe bedrooms, some of which boast roll-top baths, this grade II listed coaching inn is spread across 5 separate buildings and the central point being the main inn itself. From smaller intimate weddings to grand affairs of 140 guests, our bespoke wedding venue will offer the versatility you need to make the day your own.
Intimate weddings in The Malt House
As the private residence of the previous owner, the Malt House is ideal for smaller weddings of up to 55 guests. With three licensed ceremony rooms, 13 bedrooms and its own walled garden – this unique accommodation will inject your wedding with the magic of exclusivity. As a detached Victorian building set across from the main inn, your wedding will benefit from supreme privacy both inside and out. The Malt House boasts several large rooms including a music room complete with grand piano, the Oak room with its large fireplace and the Garden room which boasts high ceilings and French doors opening out onto the private garden.
With a minimum booking of 40 guests, our wedding package is costed at £135 per head and includes the bridal suite at no extra charge. Discover more here and be sure to visit us on 26th February on our Wedding open day to explore the delights of the Malt House yourself.
Grander affairs at the Tithe Barn
Ah, the mysterious romance of a barn wedding… For barn weddings in Berkshire, nothing quite compares to the tithe barn at the Olde Bell. A captivating 16th century Tudor barn that has been expertly restored with rustic exposed beams and incredible rafters. This is perfect for larger weddings of up to 140 guests and benefits from its own private bar and terraced garden. Licensed for ceremonies, the tithe barn is a wonderful combination of rustic spirt and timeless elegance. Prices range from £85 to £135 per head with a minimum requirement of 80 guests – couples can be assured of unrivalled value for money in a wedding venue that is as unique as it is affordable.
We do hope that you choose to share your magical day with us at the beautiful Olde Bell inn. Don’t forget that we will be opening our day again on Thursday 25th February for a follow up wedding open evening between 6pm and 9pm should you wish to revisit and enjoy a complimentary glass of prosecco.