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On since 2022

Last update: April 2024

De Vere Cotswold Water Park is a hotel wedding venue in Cirencester in the Gloucestershire region of England. Nestled in the heart of the beautiful Cotswolds countryside and overlooking a spectacular lake where birds paddle, the venue boasts the most beautiful views and backdrops for your wedding photos. This stunning setting, combined with the elegant décor and state-of-the-art facilities, makes the venue the perfect romantic location for wedding celebrations and honeymoons.

Facilities and Capacity

Whether you’re planning a small, intimate occasion or a grand event, we have the perfect space and wedding package to accommodate your day. All of our function rooms are fully licensed for Cotswolds civil ceremonies. The stunning Whimbrel marquee is the perfect setting for a large, lavish celebration with up to 450 guests. The Kingfisher and The Mallard – our two main suites – can accommodate up to 280 guests, with fantastic built-in dance floors. Each room boasts outstanding views across the lake with large floor-to-ceiling windows and balconies which are ideal for relaxed drinks receptions. The De Vere Cotswold Water Park is conveniently located with easy access to the surrounding areas of Bristol, Cheltenham, Oxfordshire, and Swindon.

Services Offered

From your very first enquiry to the last dance on the big day, you will enjoy the dedicated services of our experienced wedding coordinator. Taking a personal approach to your day, we will be on hand throughout to ensure that everything runs smoothly and that nothing is forgotten. Further services include lakeside wedding packages and licensing to hold civil ceremonies in all of our rooms.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Pub or restaurant
Asian wedding
Large hotel

Ceremony options:

Fire ceremony
Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

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

Evening entertainment:

Marquee available
Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:

Swimming pool
Health suite
Fitness centre

Other features:

Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
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Reviews for De Vere Cotswold Water Park

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Anonymous Sent on 04/11/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Special day

Stacey was very good at keeping us up to date with our preperations and was very happy to answer any
questions we had.
On our wedding day Hugh and Anna were both very attentive and made sure we both were happy and
anything they could help with, nothing was too much trouble.
Really nice to have the extra touches left for us in the suite -rose petals on bed, champagne from staff,
wedding card. Also when we arrived home from honeymoon to receive a card, personalised bar of chocolate
and 1 year anniversary stay at the hotel.
We both had a very enjoyable day, weather was lovely and the hotel with the lake made it special to us.
Jessica Sent on 07/10/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Bestest Day Ever!!!

On Saturday we got married at the hotel. We had the most amazing day and the weather was gorgeous. Huw and Anna were so helpful. Anna was always there making sure we were okay and tell us what was happening next. The hotel had an event on, on the Friday night and this meant I couldn’t get into the room the night before. I of course was uneasy about this as I would then not be able to set the room up on the Saturday. As promised though the venue did everything for me just how I wanted it! At the end of the night everything was packed away for us so we didn’t have to worry about anything. The food was amazing in all we had the perfect day
Steve Sent on 05/09/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic for weddings

Held my daughters wedding here on 1/9/2019,they really did go the extra mile to ensure everything was just as we wanted it and to make my daughters special day exactly that.The venue and views were stunning,and the food were stunning.Hugh, Lewis and all the table staff managed the wedding and reception magnificently,stacey the wedding organiser was excellent throughout the whole of the planning process.Really can't praise the wedding and accommodation side of things enough.
Alexandra Sent on 27/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating

superheroes on the wedding day and the night bef

Stacey was fantastic throughout the process, she has a great balanced of keeping everything organised and
professional as well as engaging with the emotional side of the wedding.
On the evening before the Wedding and on the day of the Wedding we had fantastic service from all the
team- but particularly
My partner described them as 'superheroes' on the wedding day and the night before. They checked on us
continually throughout the day, sorted all our last min changes and queries on the day and the night before.
They were all amazing.
Paterson Sent on 19/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating
All of the team were really supportive. Both Stacey and Anna went above and beyond in both the
preparations and on the day. Everyone commented on the professional standard of the hotel and the quality
of the food at both the wedding breakfast and the evening buffet. Thank you for an amazing day.
Claire Sent on 19/06/2019
5 out of 5 rating

I can highly recommend the De Vere Cotswolds Water

I thought that the whole team who dealt with us were brilliant from start to finish. Stacey Renouf looked after
us from our first meeting to view the hotel until our wedding day and was professional and accommodating
and steered us in the right direction at all points, she was very calm and organised which reassured us and
made the process very easy for us. I would like to recognise the gentleman who looked after us on the day
and who was co-ordinating everything but I can't remember his name, again he was great as were all the
My guests had a wonderful day as did we and were impressed with the hotel, location and views along with
the food. I can highly recommend the De Vere Cotswolds Water Park
Megan Sent on 04/06/2019
5 out of 5 rating
Me and my husband got married here last weekend (25-05-19). We arranged a viewing at this venue around 18 months ...
Me and my husband got married here last weekend (25-05-19). We arranged a viewing at this venue around 18 months before and just walking into the reception I knew this is where I wanted to spend my wedding day. The venue is beautiful, the staff are helpful and friendly and there was nothing we could fault! During our 18 months of planning I was in constant contact with our wedding coordinator ‘Stacey’. No question was too big or small for them, no requirements or requests were too much either. I always got email replies straight away and they made me feel so relaxed that I could trust them with all of our plans. The day before the wedding, my bridesmaids and I all had a meal and were given a glass of bubbly to celebrate! They treated us like we were having the only wedding in the world. The morning of the wedding I had three members of staff (poly, lewis and Hugh), who helped run our wedding day. I never saw them without a smile on their face and were so helpful. Our day ran so smoothly and if there were any problems they would of sorted it as I wasn’t aware of anything. The whole day was just amazing, all the guests had a great day. We cannot thank the hotel and staff enough.
Megan & Ian Wills
Steel Sent on 22/05/2019
5 out of 5 rating
Stacey was excellent, Gareth (FBM) was very attentive in the week leading up to the wedding which made it
more special and a nice touch considering we just happened to bump into him when doing a last minute
check. Hugh who looked after us on the day, I couldn't have asked for more and he made sure that
everything I'd asked for in terms of additional decorating was done himself, it was perfect.
Gemma Sent on 08/05/2019
5 out of 5 rating
Stacey the wedding coordinator was excellent in helping us plan the day and was very knowledgeable in how
the day should go. And on the day Hugh was brilliant in getting people to be where they should at certain
times. The whole team was Brilliant
Emma Sent on 24/04/2019
5 out of 5 rating

felt like VIPs throughout the entire

Stacey, Gareth, Huw and Lewis provided an exceptional service. We felt like VIPs throughout the entire
process and they were all a delight to work with. It was more like planning our wedding with friends rather
than just the venue.
Ian Sent on 24/04/2019
5 out of 5 rating
“We looked at a number of locations and chose the De Vere Cotswold Waterpark because of its location, views of the lake and our initial meetings with the staff at the venue.

The build up to the event was led by Stacey, who was pro-active, friendly and supportive making the whole process easy from our initial meeting to the actual day. Nothing was too much trouble as we finalised the details for our big day and by listenign to her suggestions we are able ot tailor the day to exactly as we wanted it.

We first met Gareth we were having our food and beverage tasting and he led the team on the actual day of the wedding, he kept everything to time with a smile and a laugh, again making sure everything was perfect.
We also decided we wanted a "photo booth" on the day and Faye and Jon (the Two Bonnies) did an amazing job - some of the photos make me laugh out loud and everyone enjoyed the experience (with a copy of any photos to take away).

I would recommend the location and the people who made our day so special. Truly everyone exceeded our expectations and we had the most amazing time.

Thank you all.”
Steph Sent on 10/04/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing wedding

On 9th March 2019 we had our wedding at the de vere, it was amazing. The staff throughout the whole planning and on the day was amazing, couldn't of asked for anything better. Would recommend anyone planning on having there day here to go with it, the staff can't do enough for you from when we arrived Friday afternoon to when we left on Sunday morning
Anonymous Sent on 23/11/2018
5 out of 5 rating

I felt like royalty.

My husband and I arranged for our wedding to be held in the Mallard Suite and the reception etc to follow on the 3rd November...

We were greeted both by email and in person by the wonderful and professional Stacey. Straight away she made us feel at ease and nothing was too much trouble. She kept in good contact through all the planning phases and through our menu tasting right up to the day before.

The afternoon before she handed us over to her equally fantastic colleague Claudia who was amazing throughout the set up and execution of our event.

Particular attention was paid to the top table, my drink was never empty and I felt like royalty.

Everything was how I could’ve wanted it, I really couldn’t have asked for more.

I don’t have the pro photos as yet, but I can’t wait to share them with the team.

I highly recommend putting your wedding into the safe hands of Stacey and Claudia!

Anna also did a fab job later in the evening and the hotel duty managers were amazing also...

Thank you all so much for making the day so perfect.

See you all for our 1 year anniversary!
Liz Sent on 12/10/2018
4 out of 5 rating

Bad service

I was a guest at a wedding here and from start to finish it was badly organised. From being short staffed and disorganised to bad food and very overpriced drinks
Jane Sent on 02/10/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Nothing was too much trouble

Hi Stacey
Just wanted to formally thank you for your hard work and effort in the organisation of Sarah and Andrew's Wedding on Saturday.
Everyone loved the venue, the food and the drink. Everything went without a hitch on the day, which was fantastic!
The staff were great and any requests were met with a smile and 'certainly' - nothing was too much trouble.
You have a great team at the hotel, so please pass on my thanks to everyone else involved.
Best wishes
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08 Sep
Open Door

Congratulations on your engagement!

There will be over 60 wedding suppliers in attendance at this highly anticipated Wedding Show from cakes to flowers to wedding dresses to menswear, live music and everything in between.

Co-hosted with WOW Wedding Shows, there will also be a Wed Chat Stage, Inspiration Zones, Live Entertainment and Fun Zones.

If you haven't yet booked your wedding venue, our friendly Wedding Team will also be on hand throughout the day to chat through any questions you may have and to provide show rounds of the venue. Their spaces will also be dressed for the occasion so you can visualise how your wedding day will look with them!

Entry & parking is complimentary for the wedding fair, however they do advise registering your attendance by visiting WOW Wedding Shows website.

Date: From 08/09/2024 to 08/09/2024 Schedule 11:00 - 15:00
Place: Lake 6, South Cerney, GL7 5FP, Cirencester, Gloucestershire
22 Oct
Open Door

Enjoy a glass of bubbles on arrival alongside some tasty canapes before heading round the venue to discover their wedding spaces.

Each room will be dressed for the occasion by one of their wedding décor stylists so you'll really be able to visualise how your wedding could look with them. Their friendly Weddings Team will also be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

Entry and parking are both complimentary.

If you have any queries, please give them a call or send an email.

Date: From 22/10/2024 to 22/10/2024 Schedule 18:00 - 20:00
Place: Lake 6, South Cerney, GL7 5FP, Cirencester, Gloucestershire


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