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Last update: May 2024

The Venue

Cotswolds Hotel & Spa is a picturesque wedding venue located in Chipping Norton, in Oxfordshire. Here, you can surround yourself with stunning countryside views as you say 'I do.'

We offer 3 stunning wedding spaces - The Amara Ballroom (50 guests plus), The Fairways & The Terrace (below 50)

Facilities and Capacity

Cotswolds Hotel & Spa can accommodate weddings with up to 300 guests with our 3 Cotswolds Wedding Packages. We also offer bespoke mid week packages and dry hire options are also available. Offering a stylish Ballroom with romantic lighting and draping, our venue is also licensed to hold civil ceremonies including outdoor ceremonies.

The Amara Ballroom features a private bar and terrace which is available for both wedding breakfasts and receptions. Its versatile setup and neutral colour scheme will make it easy to transform to fit your tastes. From this space, you can marvel at the beauty of the countryside around the hotel with the panoramic windows.

Virtual Tour of our Amara Ballroom: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=7ftXs6o8i5m

You are gauranteed beautiful backdrops for your wedding photos with golf carts available to hire to reach our lake and stone bridge areas for a sunset photoshoot.

To end the night on a high note, this hotel permits the use of outdoor fireworks and sparklers.

Once the festivities have drawn to a close, you and your loved ones can retire to the hotel's 114 bedrooms for a restful night. We have upgraded rooms and apartments available, perfect for bridal parties and families. The hotel offers complimentary car parking, ideal for out-of-town guests who are driving to the venue. Your wedding guests will recieve 10% discount on bedrooms for the night of and night prior to your wedding.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Sporting
Asian wedding
Large hotel
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

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:

Fitness centre

Other features:

Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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Reviews for Cotswolds Hotel & Spa

5.0 out of 5 rating
5.0 out of 5 rating
47 reviews
99% recommend it
  • Quality of the service
    4.9 out of 5 rating
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  • Professionalism
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Value for money
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    5 out of 5 rating
Amy
Amy R. Sent on 22/11/2023
4.4 out of 5 rating

Enjoyable Whirlwind wedding

Massive thank you to Jules who helped our day come to life. As we booked our wedding last mintue it was so important to have great communication. Without Jules our day wouldn't be what we wanted it to be.

Overall, we would like to extend our thanks to Jules and the team for helping this whirlwind come true, we had the best day of our lives, and despite the few hiccups we would still highly recommend this venue and the team!

Book it !!! Just do it!!
Mr and Mrs Daviesxxxx
Rebecca
Rebecca H. Sent on 04/04/2023
3.2 out of 5 rating

Winter Wedding 2022

What an amazing venue, its lush especially in the winter months and priced well before everything has risen!

However, I do think the communication between vendor and client should be noted on, it takes a while to respond to emails and you only hear from them when an invoice is normally due.

We didn't realise there was an event on the same evening as our wedding until the day, and we had people kept coming into our room which was rather annoying.

We did have a few hick-ups through out the day but I didn't know about these until later on in the evening when guests or bridal party had told me, but amongst them it was resolved efficiently.

The food was good, the apple crumble was far too sweet however and I feel the range of food could have been better organised in terms of more options for those fussiest or elder generations for example which they offered but ofcourse at extra cost.

The day went pretty well, I wasn't that impressed with the music offered by the DJ but we did have an open ask for the songs, so maybe that was my fault..

Altogether, food was alright, nice venue and everything happened the way it should have so can't really say too much negatives, and all the negatives are really small things which me and my husband both agreed on could have been done differently!

In the summer, I believe a marriage or event here would be so much nicer with a hog roast or something but we had a winter wedding at my request and nice hearty food, so not complaining!

We had the sit down package, used our starter for canapés and had a main and dessert. 55 people, and 10 children roughly. We also had the apartments the night before and night of which we all loved, so positive! I did feel a but defaulted the next time, we had to rush to be out the apartments and gather all the belongings from the room that had been put away by staff thay evening, we ended up loosing a few items or leaving them behind and because so much was going on we never got round to going back to collect them but again, they didn't ring us back when they told us they would. Only emailed to get a review.
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David A. Sent on 14/05/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Dave and Kelley wedding

In the build up to the day: How did you find the planning process? The planning process was fairly easy to be fair. Any questions we had were answered quickly and any issues were sorted out swiftly. Even though we knew there were other weddings around the same time as ours, it felt like we were the only ones because of how well we were looked after.
Did anyone in particular make the process easier or more enjoyable for you?  Jules, Suzanne, Raj and Miles. The whole team to be honest.
Was there anything that we could improve on?  Nothing that I can think of.  On the day itself: What was the best part of your day?  The whole experience was great. We had 30 family and friends staying with us at the venue the night before our Wedding and the meal we had that evening was so good, Raj and his team in the bar were great. Our Wedding day was just perfect, I was expecting at least one thing to go wrong but, nothing did.
Was there anyone in particular that made your day extra special?  The whole team worked together so well. Was there anything that we could improve on?  Nothing springs to mind. Initially we thought the reception area could maybe be better but to be honest on the day it was perfectly ok.   The venue: What made you book our venue?  We spent a whole weekend looking at venues and yours was the first one we looked at, that should tell you all you need to know. The whole venue impressed us, the guest rooms were much better than other venues we looked at, we had so many people staying overnight, it was important to us that our guests would be comfortable. Again, even though the venue is a Golf and Spa, it felt like we were the only people there and we felt very special.
What was your favourite part about the venue?  The ceiling decoration in the Ballroom was superb, also, having a separate bar that is right next to the Ballroom is essential.
Could you suggest an area we could improve on?  No, I really can't think of an area that massively needs improving.
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Stacy S. Sent on 23/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Best place

The wedding planners make you feel so at easy and make sure you have the day you planned. Could not ask for a more magical place.
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Rhodes Sent on 08/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A Remarkable Cotswolds Wedding Experience

I am elated to write this review about my wedding experience at Cotswolds Hotel and Spa. As the groom, this was my first - and hopefully only - wedding, and I am beyond words to explain the seamlessness and perfection of how the day unfolded. I honestly believe that the magic of it all can be credited primarily to the phenomenal team at Cotswolds Hotel and Spa.

Every member of the team played their part flawlessly in making our wedding day nothing less than a fairytale. However, I must give special mention to Miles, Suzanne, and Jules. Their professionalism, attention to detail, and dedication did not go unnoticed. Each one of them spruced up our big day, serving not just us but also our guests with remarkable attention that made everyone feel special.

Miles was like a spine to the entire event, ensuring everything was meticulously organized and ran smoothly; Suzanne, with her graceful charm and proficiency, soothed any stress and made the day float seamlessly; Jules, with her knowledge and attention, ensured every part of our wedding leading up the day itself was planned for.

Now, let's talk about the food! It was nothing short of exceptional. As a food enthusiast myself, and with many guests who are notable "foodies" attending our wedding day, the culinary experience was an integral part of our festivities. The team at Cotswolds Hotel absolutely excelled in this regard. The wedding breakfast was a gourmand delight, alongside the party food.

Overall, our wedding day could not have been any better. The Cotswolds Hotel and Spa set a high standard by providing not only a beautiful venue but a top-tier service that has left an indelible mark on our hearts and the hearts of our loved ones. I would heartily recommend them to anyone looking for a stress-free, magical, and memorable wedding experience.

Their dedication and hard work swayed the day into perfection, which will always be remembered fondly by us and our guests. We are three weeks past the wedding, and we are still receiving messages from guests who are enamoured by the whole experience.

Thank you, Cotswolds Hotel and Spa, for making our wedding day the second-best day of our lives (our son being born is the first!).
L
Lauren Sent on 21/05/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you!

Frankie,

We just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for everything you did during the run up to our wedding as well as on the day itself. As a wedding planner, my only worry was not being able to switch off and enjoy the day like a 'normal' bride. You took this worry away from me so easily, I was just able to enjoy my day and not even think about anything else. I will honestly be forever grateful for this, I cannot even put it into words. It was such a pleasure to meet someone with as much passion for weddings as myself.

Your venue is truly beautiful. From the moment we both walked through the door, we knew this was where we were going to get married. Even though it was 2yrs away! Everything was finished with the highest standard, you can really tell that you and your team know what you are doing when it comes to weddings. We felt safe in your hands. You worked with our suppliers and helped create a truly magical day. Your attention to detail was perfect and wonderfully in-line with my own OCD levels..!

The wedding breakfast was absolutely lovely. I especially loved my gravy jug just for me. please pass on our thanks to chef for all the food we had the privilege of eating on our wedding day. It was all truly spectacular and every single person in the room enjoyed it!

All in all, you were a pleasure to work with and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You are amazing at what you do and I cannot recommend you enough. Anybody getting married with you needn't worry about a single thing - you got this!

Lots of love,
Mr and Mrs Hill x
J
Jenna Sent on 01/02/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you!

Dear Frankie,

Sorry this has taken so long to get round to, but we really wanted to thank you for all you did to help plan, organise, and pull-off our wedding day at the beginning of August last year. Dan and I both had an absolutely wonderful day! The reception area looked stunning and all the food and drink were absolutely delicious! Everything ran perfectly to time and lots of guests complimented the hotel, and they too had a wonderful time! It was all really pulled-off so well and that wouldn't have been possible without you and the staff at the Cotswolds Hotel and Spa. Dan and I had a lovely stay in the hotel room, and a delightful breakfast the next morning with our close family and friends. Everything was just so wonderful and we look back on that weekend with so much joy. So really thank you so so much for all you did! We really appreciated it in the run up and on the day!

Best Wishes,

Jenna and Dan
J
Jade Sent on 30/01/2019
5 out of 5 rating
Me and my husband got married here on 31.12.2018 and it really honestly was the best day of my life, and this is of course mainly down to the beautiful venue that we picked. I feel that they really helped us to find a package that would suit us.

I can’t thank Cotswold Hotel and Spa enough for everything they have done for us, they made the day run smoothly and with no problems or stress at all.

The venue is absolutely beautiful and they are so flexible with what you can do with it decoration wise which is lovely because you really can put your own touch on things. The food was amazing as all the guests also complimented on this.

Thanks so much again for allowing us to have the best day of our lives!
M
Mandi Sent on 30/01/2019
5 out of 5 rating
Hi Frankie and Team,

We hope you are well.

We have just arrived back from our honeymoon and we are still in shock at how well our wedding day went!

We just wanted to say a big thank you to you and the team for everything that was done for our wedding day. It really was perfect, and we both had the best day. Our guests were so impressed with everything too! Even though timings were a bit off with our arrival, everything still managed to run smoothly, and we appreciate the work which was put in to make this happen.

We also wanted to say a special thank you to the manager who went on the golf buggies with us and helped out the morning after the wedding, and an extra special thank you to the lovely South African lady at reception (sorry we can’t remember names!) who was a MASSIVE help throughout the whole wedding weekend, especially with my last minute nail booking disaster and being so great in the morning before I left for church.

Excellent venue, team and wedding day!
E
Emma Sent on 30/01/2019
5 out of 5 rating
We got married at the Cotswolds Hotel and Spa earlier this year and would highly recommend the venue to anyone looking for a beautiful setting with lovely food, great staff and a relaxing yet fun atmosphere.

Sophie, Olivia & Frankie were very helpful from when we first met, through to when we left the venue the day after the wedding. They really helped with the planning, taking all of our details and requests into account.

On the morning of the wedding our parents delivered the flower arrangements and decorations to Olivia, and when we arrived every table was set up beautifully. The day went perfectly, and the staff were brilliant, discretely checking things were just as we wanted, but without interrupting in any way.

The venue works really well, particularly with a range of guest ages, with guests making use of the patio area overlooking the golf course, the bar area with the music, as well as the main wedding breakfast room/marquee, which was also used for the evening buffet. Many of the guests stayed overnight, and having breakfast together the next morning was the perfect end to our wedding in the Cotswolds.

Thank you so much to all of the staff for making our day so special.
S
Sophie Sent on 23/04/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Sophie and Andrews Wedding Saturday 10th March

Andy and I just really want to express our thanks for the day, firstly it was an absolute pleasure dealing with yourself and although there were a few changes with event organisers, it’s seemed in the end we had he best!
This was the first and only place we actually visited to hold the wedding and we knew instantly that this was the place for us.

We really appreciate all of your help during the lead up to it and especially on the day, I hope we were not to demanding!!

We can honestly say the day was absolutely amazing and we could not have wished for anything more perfect.
The transformation of the room was beautiful, and the feedback from all the guests were the same, it filled us with such joy to know the guests were as pleased as we were.
The food in the day was absolutely outstanding, not only was it by far the best food I’ve had at a wedding but it was truly restaurant quality and to do it for such a number and have the consistency was perfect, again the feedback is not just from
Us but each and everyone one of the guests....

The day ran so smooth from start to finish and made the day even more special.

The evening topped is off perfectly, all the staff were great, the evening food, the entertainment, we literally couldn’t fault any of it.

Naturally this is a day we will never forget and you and the team made sure it was for all the right reasons.

Again apologies on the delay.

We look forward to seeing you in the future, hopefully someone we know gets married there and then we have the perfect excuse and we can bring little Amelia with us.


Once again, our sincerest thanks for such an amazing day.
B
Beth Sent on 27/06/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Beth & Tom Knight

Hello Sophie just wanted to send a message to thank you all for such amazing day I wouldn't of change anything it was just perfect. Thanks for all your time over the last 2 years. And thanks to Lauren I think that's her name for all the help throughout the day and for the photos:) which was a nightmare in the wind nut added to pics haha. Same it's over now but a truly fab day that we will remember for ever. Thanks to everyone involved.
Beth & Tom Knight
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Paul Sent on 27/06/2017
5 out of 5 rating
Hi Sophie and your team,
Just a quick email to say thank you so much for organising our day, it was absolutely perfect and we had an amazing day. We could not fault anything from start to finish.
You and your team will come highly recommended.
Thank you for your help and kindness.
Kind regards
Steph & Paul Herbert
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Carl Sent on 27/06/2017
5 out of 5 rating
We got married at the Cotswold club yesterday and my husband and I could not fault it right from the off the whole day was amazing the staff were amazing and helped with every single little thing especially Lauren who made sure my dress was perfect and helped carry my train and did lots of lovely things for us. Sophie you were also a huge help and made our day go smoothly I can't thank you all enough. Such a beautiful venue we defiantly chose the best place to get hitched we will never forget it. Thank you again for everything xx
Mr and Mrs Siford
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Vikki Sent on 27/06/2017
5 out of 5 rating
WOW! We seriously had an incredible day. Its mad to think that a year ago almost we sat down with you booked the venue and then endured 12 months of planning, stress and excitement for our big day. Then, all of a sudden, it falls upon us and absolutely fly’s by! It is very scary how quickly the day goes but the feedback we have had in relation to the venue has been superb! It looked beautiful and having you personally on hand put our minds at rest. We just wanted to drop a little line really to applaud you for your efforts. We have seen the transformation from when the hotel was barely off the ground to it being up and running and enjoying our wedding day!We truly could not of asked for a better day and we thank you for that. I guess as sad as it is that all passed so quickly, our dealings with you guys are done and so whilst I thank you once more for your efforts, I wish you all the very best for your future. The overall feedback on the venue was that all had a fantastic time, with stunning food and a pretty venue!
Thank you again.
Best Regards,
Mr & Mrs Wilkins! (Vikki & Adam)
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