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Cantley House Hotel and Barn

Binfield, Berkshire View map Visit website
Rating 4.9 out of 5
55 reviews
Menus from £95
2 to 150 Guests

About

Cantley House Hotel, set within 50 acres of stunning Berkshire countryside, is a beautiful setting for your perfect wedding day. Located on the outskirts of Wokingham, this privately owned boutique hotel and barn offers everything you could need for your perfect day.

As the former home of the Marquis of Ormonde, the property has a rich history. The striking Victorian country house hotel exudes elegance throughout with each room boasting its own distinct charm and many original features. Whether you are looking for a venue for a small and intimate wedding reception or a larger more elaborate event our unique and enchanting property has an array of function facilities to suit most tastes and budgets; from the original suites of our Victorian manor house to our distinctive 17th century barn.

Our menus have been carefully planned by our award winning chef to reflect the high quality of food and service at Cantley House Hotel and our wedding packages start from as little as £95 per person.

From the stunning venue to the first-class service, Cantley House Hotel offers consistent high standards and an exceptional quality of care. You can rest assured your wedding will be in safe, experienced hands for your perfect day.

  • Licensed to hold civil ceremonies
  • Outdoor ceremonies
  • Victorian country house hotel
  • Menus and packages with a flexible, personal approach
  • Perfect for weddings with between 10 and 300 guests
  • Barn wedding venue
  • 36 luxurious bedrooms, some with garden access, Jacuzzis, sound systems and broadband

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Small Hotel
Stately Home
Historic
Civil Ceremony Licence
Barn
Outdoor License

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted

Overnight Accommodation:

Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests

Venue Staff Assistance:

Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Wedding Coordinator

Venue Leisure Facilities:

Hairdresser
Beautician

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Helipad
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Pets Welcome

55 reviews

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    Natalie V. Married on 11/03/2022
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    Best wedding ever!

    Now, we may be slightly biased, but our wedding at cantley house hotel was the best wedding ever! The staff were incredible- very attentive and helpful and we felt like we were the only wedding they have ever worked (which of course is not the case!) our wedding coordinator Lara was always on hand to help out with all the organising and was very flexible with everything. The food was out of this world! We got so many compliments about the canapés, wedding breakfast and evening food. Was all just perfect! Beautiful venue, highly recommend!
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    Amy C. Married on 06/08/2021
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    Fantastic, Beautiful and well-organised.

    Cantley House was a beautiful venue. On the run up to the wedding they were very prompt at replying to emails and really helpful with suggestions/advice.
    On the day of the wedding they were extremely flexible with whether our ceremony could take place inside or outside - and when the heavens opened after the confetti throw they reacted so so quickly and professionally. The whole day was amazing, I felt completely relaxed because they had everything under control.
    We would definitely recommend.
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    Katie W. Married on 23/07/2021
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    Disappointing wedding venue

    We would not recommend booking Cantley House Hotel for your wedding. We booked with Cantley prior to the pandemic and planned a July 2020 wedding and initially dealt with Nadia who was very helpful. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic Cantley had to postpone the wedding which we completely understood, however when arranging a new date for 2021 the Cantley management attempted to insert new costs into the wedding contract without explicitly informing us; this resulted in a great deal of stress whilst we spoke to solicitors and trading standards in order to revert the contract back to the original terms.

    When we then re-visited the venue in 2021, some months before our re-arranged wedding date, we found that the Cantley management had changed how the courtyard was used and shared between the wedding barn and the hotel restaurant, so that our wedding party would have a drastically reduced area in which to congregate. It would have also severely impacted our ability to place our outside evening dining in the area agreed with Cantley at the time of our original booking and was central to our decision to hold our wedding here. We were extremely unhappy about this and immediately brought this to the attention of the new wedding co-ordinator (Nadia having left), however our concerns were repeatedly dismissed. The use of the outside space was fundamental to the reason we booked Cantley and we only wanted a fair share of this space. When we were finally able to speak with the Hotel Manager (3 weeks before our wedding date) he stated that they would renege on elements of the signed contract and suggested that if we weren’t happy with the arrangement that we should cancel our wedding; which we were absolutely shocked at. In order to resolve this matter we had to physically visit Cantley and wait several hours to see management in order to resolve this issue. When we did meet and walked the area in question this matter was agreed in several minutes when they came to understand our concerns and proposed solution.

    We must say that the wedding on the day was run extremely well, with the staff making the day of our wedding run very smoothly; there were some minor issues with the bride (in her white wedding dress) being asked for a room key to confirm she was staying at the hotel in order to put a drink on the room and the incorrect dessert was served. The latter was an issue as we had paid for an upgrade and although we raised this on the day and then after by email this was dismissed by management. Unfortunately our evening event was gate crashed by visitors to the hotel restaurant, although Cantley staff did remove them we felt this was an inevitable consequence of the new courtyard arrangement and inadequate control measures had been put in place to prevent this from occurring.

    The general maintenance of Cantley was not of the same standard as when we booked pre-pandemic and had declined in several areas; the flowers in the gardens that are advertised on their website, which would have provided the backdrop to photos that we had expected at the time of booking, had been removed or replaced by weeds and general rubbish had not been removed. Rooms were tired and had not been maintained including the 'bridal suite' which was grubby, in need of substantial repair and did not appear akin to the 4star rating advertised on their website. Our guests who had booked rooms for the wedding had few compliments to make with varying degrees of cleanliness and amenities being provided across the rooms and some guests not even being given toilet roll which is completely unacceptable.

    We were also disappointed that the morning after the wedding at the breakfast buffet that staff had no idea that we were the wedding couple(even after providing the room key) and that no table had been reserved; it felt very much like once our wedding was over, we were forgotten, there is definitely no extra mile here.

    The hotel management conducted themselves poorly and they caused us a lot of unnecessary stress and anguish leading up to the date of our wedding. If you want a wedding that is as special as it deserves to be then we strongly recommend that you look elsewhere, no couple deserved to be treated by a venue the way we were.
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    Hannah R. Married on 04/12/2020
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    Five Star Venue

    We booked our wedding with Cantley very quickly after speaking with Nadia, we knew it was the venue for us. Not only did it have everything we wanted but the people there was all so so helpful and lovely.

    with all the changes of Lockdown our wedding, like most weddings in 2020, changed a lot. Cantley were so great as discussing options with us and making changes as and when. in the end Cantley were able to turn our wedding around in less then a week so we could go ahead with a micro wedding on our original date.

    Cantley has a lot of charater and history within the venue. There are a range of packages for all budgets and they were very flexible with changes. Nadia and her team will go above and beyond for their couples, even in a global pandemic!

    Thank you Cantley for a wonderful day!
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    Kate C. Married on 06/11/2020
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    Best day ever

    Wow what can I say top service from the day of booking. Was the most amazing venue and the staff were absolutely amazing.
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    Jenna Married on 21/12/2019
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    Could not have been happier with our venue choice

    We had our wedding here and couldn't have been happier with our venue choice. The whole day was wonderful and we felt so well looked after. Lara supported us in all of our planning for the day and both her and Dianne did a great job looking after us during the wedding.

    All the other staff at the hotel were friendly and helpful - special thanks to Jake and Bonnie who were amazing in the evening and took care of all of us, following on from Dianne who was fantastic and who we felt so at ease with. The staff here are great, and the food was amazing
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    Charlotte Married on 12/10/2019
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    Thoroughly Recommend

    We had our wedding reception here back in October. From the first time we visited and met with Nadia in particular, we knew we were in safe hands and could trust them to help organise our special day. Nadia was fantastic with the organising and planning and was able to organise meetings to fit around our busy work schedules, She was also always available to answer my numerous questions promptly by email.

    On the day itself, the staff were fantastic. A special mention goes to Dianne and Nadia, nothing was too much to ask and they went above and beyond to make sure everything went to plan. The food was delicious and we had many compliments from our guests. The Briar was the perfect space for the intimate wedding breakfast and the ceilidh we wanted. The accommodation was fantastic too and many of our guests who stayed before and after the wedding have said to me how lovely the rooms were. We are so glad we picked Cantley House and I would thoroughly recommend it as a hotel and wedding venue.
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    Brad Married on 05/10/2019
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    All our guests had a lovely time

    We had our wedding day here a few weeks ago and we honestly couldn’t fault the day and evening.

    From start to finish, Nadia, Dianne and the team were so accommodating, they really looked after us!

    I was so laid back on the morning of the wedding because everything was in their safe hands and I just felt relaxed.

    The wedding breakfast food was delicious and all the bedrooms were clean and well presented.

    All our guests had a lovely time and were so complimentary of the venue. It’s such a beautiful place and really does have that ‘homely’ feel.

    Thank you again for all your hard work, we just wish we could relive the day!
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    Angela Married on 22/09/2019
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    The most perfect wedding

    I cannot even begin to describe how beautiful this hotel is! We had our wedding there on Sunday and it was absolutely perfect. Nadia was amazing and made the whole experience of planning the wedding a breeze. All the staff were so helpful and amazing and the food was sensational. Thank you all so much for helping us have the most perfect wedding
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    Becky Married on 06/07/2019
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    Best Decision We Ever Made...

    We had our wedding reception at Cantley House Hotel, and it was the best decision we have ever made.

    Right from the start, Diane and Nadia were excellent. They made us feel so welcome and showed real commitment to making our day the best it could be. They were always so friendly and helpful, responded to any of our queries in very good time, and reassured us when we were worried. They flawlessly catered for all of the complex dietary requirements for our guests (and there were a lot!), and really did go the extra mile to make our day special. It was our perfect wedding reception and we wouldn't have changed anything. We are so thankful for all that Cantley House did for us, and cannot recommend them enough! If we could do it all again, I would definitely still go with Cantley
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    Heidi Married on 09/06/2019
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    Could not have asked for a more perfect day

    We had our wedding at Cantley at the beginning of this month our wedding coordinator we very helpfully with planning our dream day, everything ran very smoothly and to plan with no glitches. Our guests commented on how perfect our day was and the venue, the staff were ever very friendly and helpful we couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day thank you.
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    Robbie Married on 07/06/2019
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    Our wedding was AMAZING

    We have recently had our Wedding at Cantley House Hotel and we were left speechless.

    Every single aspect of our wedding was AMAZING.
    The staff went above and beyond to make our day very special. Each room was decorated above our expectations and our guests could only comment on how exceptional our Wedding breakfast meal was.
    We wanted our dog to be part of our special day too and as Cantley house hotel is dog friendly, she was able to be there with us both every minute of the day.

    A HUGE thank you to Lara and everyone at Cantley, you have made our special day, one we will never forget.

    See you all for our 1st Anniversary.
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    Emma Married on 25/05/2019
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    More than we hoped.....

    We recently held our wedding reception at Cantley House Hotel and it was more than we could have hoped for!

    Obviously the beautiful hotel and grounds make for a wonderful 'back-drop' for your day - we had drinks and garden games on the lawns and our wedding breakfast in the stunning, rustic Briar Barn. The food was delicious - so many guests commented on it (including one who said it was the best wedding food she'd tasted!)

    Lara was our wedding planner and nothing was too much trouble. During the planning meetings she helped us to visualise and put together our dream day - her advice and professionalism was second-to-none. It meant that we had total trust and confidence that our day would go to plan (as an event planner myself, it's sometimes hard to put that trust in others!) - we honestly had no worries at any point.

    The staff on the day were wonderful and really nothing was too much to ask. They helped set up all of our decorations to our 'vision' and everything looked perfect.

    Overall it was a complete joy to plan and hold our wedding at Cantley and would recommend it to anyone who wants a stress-free, well-organised, beautiful wedding day!
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    Karen Married on 20/10/2018
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    Food & Venue Are Perfect

    We booked our wedding reception and afternoon tea at the hotel. Slightly blessed with a beautiful sunny day in October however from the moment of arrival the staff looked after us, and all our guests,with ease and warmth, even accommodating 3 additional guests at short notice! The food and venue are perfect, the staff couldn’t do enough and made our day extra special, thank you to all of you.
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    Mr Married on 05/10/2018
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    Most Magical Day of Our Lives

    Now that we’ve come back down to earth we would like to express our gratitude to everyone at Cantley House for making our wedding day as amazing as it was.

    From planning the wedding for 12 months with Nadia to making it happen was flawless. They accommodated us in every way possible.

    The location, food, staff and running of the day was second to none and all of our guests commented on how amazing it was.

    My biggest thanks goes to Nadia, she is not only amazing at her job but she was there for me at the key moments of the day, an amazing lady who became more like a friend in the end! Also Diane for overseeing the evening reception, she kept it all running smoothly & even helped me load the car up when we were leaving.

    Thanks again Cantley, you blew our expectations out of the water! Mr & Mrs Peploe x

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Deals

Cantley House Hotel and Barn 1
Offer

Friday Exclusive Use Wedding Offer - £7495 based on 50 guests.

(Terms, Conditions & Date Exclusions apply. New Bookings only.)

To include:

Dedicated Wedding Co-Ordinator

Complimentary Menu Tasting for Bride & Groom

Red Carpet

Ceremony Room Hire

Room Hire of All Function Rooms within the Hotel

A Glass of Pimms on Arrival for 50 guests

Two Course Wedding Breakfast with Tea & Coffee for 50 guests

Half a Bottle of House Wine per person for 50 guests

A Glass of Sparkling Wine to Toast the Bride & Groom for 50 guests

Silver Cake Stand & Knife

Evening Food for 50 guests

Use of 36 bedrooms

Free Parking for All Guests

Cantley House Hotel and Barn 2
Offer

Sunday Exclusive Use Wedding Offer - £5995 based on 50 guests.

(Terms and Conditions apply)

To include:

Dedicated Wedding Co-Ordinator

Complimentary Menu Tasting for Bride & Groom

Red Carpet

Ceremony Room Hire

Room Hire of All Function Rooms within the Hotel

A Glass of Pimms on Arrival for 50 guests

Two Course Wedding Breakfast with Tea & Coffee for 50 guests

Half a Bottle of House Wine per person for 50 guests

A Glass of Sparkling Wine to Toast the Bride & Groom for 50 guests

Silver Cake Stand & Knife

Late Evening Snacks for 50 guests

Use of 36 bedrooms

Free Parking for All Guests

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