With its honey-coloured stone and charming country interiors; the Hare & Hounds Hotel is an enchanting spot for a Cotswolds wedding. You’ll find the hotel in the heart of Westonbirt within acres of woodland and perfectly manicured gardens…
Dating back to 1854, the Hare and Hounds has plenty of character – think original log fireplaces, big bay windows and a whole host of cosy snugs and lounges to relax in. The charming country interiors (designed by owner Pamela Horton) perfectly complement the history of the building which was once owned by the Holford family; creators of Westonbirt Arboretum.
Just a short drive from the quaint town centre of Tetbury, The Hare & Hounds Hotel can be found in good company located between the Royal Highgrove Estate and The National Arboretum. The Hotel itself also boasts acres of gardens and woodland too – making for a collection of dreamy wedding photos!
Inside the hotel, one wing of the hotel can be reserved exclusively for wedding parties including a collection of beautiful rooms (to host the ceremony, breakfast and party), a dedicated entrance for guests to arrive in style and a private bar. Guests will also have direct access to the gardens, which are beautifully manicured with immaculate lawns, hidden pathways and beds of wild flowers. Not only this, but they are also home to the timber-framed Breeze House – perfect for al fresco ceremonies of up to 120 guests.
What’s more, there’ll be no need for carriages at midnight at there are 42 stylish bedrooms for your guests to stay the night. For the bride and groom, we recommend a stay in Game Keeper’s Cottage with its striking four-poster bed, luxurious bathrooms and private garden with hot tub!
At a glance…
Licensed for Civil Ceremonies up to 120
Receptions for up to 150 people
Experienced wedding coordinator
42 individually designed bedrooms
Delicious menus, carefully tailored to suit you
Dogs are welcome
Sunday 16th September, 12noon – 3pm
A great opportunity to explore the hotel, garden and breeze house, all laid out for a beautiful Summer wedding.
Wedding coordinator Julia will be on hand all day to answer any questions, show you around and chat about your ideas.
There will also be a handful of specially selected suppliers to peruse and you will be welcomed with fizz and canapes!
You’ll find the magnificent Hare and Hounds Hotel set within acres of beautiful gardens and woodland in the heart of Westonbirt, near Tetbury. With a mellow Cotswold stone facade and neighbours including the National Arboretum and Royal Highgrove Estate; The Hare and Hounds Hotel boasts a setting to remember for your big day. Come along to our next wedding open day and visualise your own big day as you explore our stunning rural location and beautiful rooms and gardens set up ready for a traditional Cotswolds wedding. Whilst with us you will also have the opportunity to chat to our dedicated wedding coordinator, Julia, who will be on hand to personally answer your questions and show you around the Hotel all day, along with our team of friendly and professional staff.
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