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Donnington Valley Hotel & Spa

Newbury, Berkshire View map Visit website

About

Located in Newbury, England, Donnington Valley Hotel & Spa is a wedding venue where time stands still. Situated in the beautiful Berkshire countryside with its own 18-hole golf course, the award-winning hotel offers a warm welcome, elegant interiors and picturesque views of rolling hills. The tranquil surroundings of the patio and gardens make it the perfect setting for romantic celebrations and breathtaking photographs.

Facilities and Capacity

Donnington Valley Hotel & Spa boasts 111 luxuriously appointed bedrooms for you and your guests' overnight accommodations and flexible banqueting facilities. These make it the ideal venue for wedding receptions of up to 150 people, civil ceremonies of 150 and evening parties for 180. For your ceremony, you can enjoy an intimate, round function room with windows that look over the grounds and unique frescoes on the ceiling. Afterwards, a grand banquet hall with a second storey and wrap-around balcony is the perfect place to gather. Here, you can dine and dance with all your loved ones late into the night.

Services Offered

Whether you decide to hold your entire day at the hotel or just celebrate your reception, the hotel's uncompromising quality and attention to detail will ensure that everything goes smoothly. The team is headed by the in-house wedding coordinator, who is eager to hear from you and begin planning your special occasion. In addition, the chefs at Donnington Valley Hotel & Spa will create a delicious and gourmet meal for your wedding breakfast. Throughout the festivities, you and your guests can enjoy access to the spa and 18-hold golf course.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Civil Ceremony Licence
Large Hotel

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Corkage Option
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:

Swimming Pool
Health Suite
Beautician
Fitness Centre

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
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    Emma H. Married on 19/08/2021
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    Everything was made so easy

    The hotel and wedding planning staff at the Post Barn were amazing throughout our wedding planning experience. Nothing was missed and they had the whole day running like clockwork. Thank you to the team for making our day so special.
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    Mr Married on 24/11/2018
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    Most Incredible Day

    We would just like to say a huge thank you to you and everyone who was involved.
    We had the most incredible day, I couldn’t fault it at all and everything was just perfect!
    The food was absolutely amazing and the hotel looked stunning.
    Thanks again for all of your help and making our day everything we had hoped for.
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    Mr Married on 16/11/2018
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    The day was fabulous

    I would like to share our huge thanks to you and the team for such a wonderful wedding and weekend. From the moment we came for our first visit, to us checking out on Sunday, we were made to feel so welcome and special.

    It is obvious that you all work in a very special environment; from our point of view, it is clear that you all love working at the hotel. This shows in the way you deal with guests and how you care about every little detail.

    The day was fabulous, we loved every minute and now wishing it wasn’t over quite so quickly! We will be back next year to celebrate our anniversary.
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    Mr Married on 10/11/2018
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    Truly Wonderful!

    Becky and the team made our wedding truly wonderful! Everyone had a fabulous time and thought that the hotel was fabulous.
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    Mr Married on 20/10/2018
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    Perfect Day

    Well what can I say about Donnington Valley what an amazing hotel and what amazing staff I am so please that when I went to the wedding fair I decided to book and that’s the best decision I made because they made it the most amazing day.
    The hotel is absolutely beautiful and the staff where so kind and caring and went out of their way to make sure everything was perfect in which it was. I would recommend Donnington Valley hotel to anyone who wants the most wonderful day.
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    Sarah Married on 13/10/2018
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    A great venue for your special celebration. Highly

    We celebrated our wedding reception at Donnington Valley with 100 guests in October. The official bit was done abroad and we wanted to be able to celebrate the day and share some of the memories out there as well as making more with our family and friends. We had a disco and buffet with plenty of tables to sit at and catch up and space to dance. Becky also supplied a Tv so we could show our photos from the day abroad, so those that couldn’t be there could enjoy them as well.

    Becky and her team at the hotel made it easy from start to finish. We checked out a lot of different places but We were wowed from the time we walked in the front door and looked around. We explained what we would like and there was nothing that was a problem. From sweets to swords, sliders to speeches.
    The room we used was dressed perfectly and Becky and her team were on hand to get everything ready. We literally did nothing, but turn up. The food was amazing and many of our guests have commented how tasty it was and there was plenty of it.
    Many of us stayed over night and made use of the spa before hand which was a great way to relax.
    The following morning we had our own private breakfast room so our guests could analyse the evenings events over a full English, fruit or a croissant. We were made to feel very special. Thank you again.
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    Sarah Married on 11/08/2018
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    Its just wonderful

    We cannot really put into words how grateful we are for the effort Becky & her team put into our wedding day. From start to finish the staff at Donnington were on hand to help us with any questions or queries we had leading up to our wedding, and we had every confidence in them when it came to the final organisation of the special day.
    We genuinely feel that the staff exceeded our expectations, and made every single part of our wedding breakfast and reception absolutely beautiful. They put so much effort into the finer details of the whole day, more than I had even thought about, and I honestly would not have changed a thing.
    We have had so many compliments regarding the hotel, and more so just how lovely all of the staff were on the day itself.
    Both Kieron and I would like to give special thanks to Becky, Lewis and Brian. The 3 of them worked tirelessly to ensure every single guest was looked after and catered for.
    We cannot recommend Donnington Hotel enough - it's just wonderful!
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    We cannot recommend Donnington Hotel enough - it's

    We cannot really put into words how grateful we are for the effort Becky & her team put into our wedding day. From start to finish the staff at Donnington were on hand to help us with any questions or queries we had leading up to our wedding, and we had every confidence in them when it came to the final organisation of the special day.
    We genuinely feel that the staff exceeded our expectations, and made every single part of our wedding breakfast and reception absolutely beautiful. They put so much effort into the finer details of the whole day, more than I had even thought about, and I honestly would not have changed a thing.
    We have had so many compliments regarding the hotel, and more so just how lovely all of the staff were on the day itself.
    Both Kieron and I would like to give special thanks to Becky, Lewis and Brian. The 3 of them worked tirelessly to ensure every single guest was looked after and catered for.
    We cannot recommend Donnington Hotel enough - it's just wonderful!
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    Yvette Married on 06/05/2017
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    6th May 2017

    : I Married Andrew Woods on the 6th May 2017 and I could not have faulted the attentative time given to us from beginning to end of our Wedding planning from Lucy Young and Adam Ainsworth from Donnington Valley Spa Hotel. Every detail was meticulously noted and nothing was too much trouble even on the third tweak! We were invited to an evening of food and wine tasting to make sure we were totally happy with the menu for the day, minor changes were made to accommodate us, we had guests that were vegetarians and this was no issue either. Lucy the Wedding and Events Co-Ordinator became the liaison between all the different aspects of pulling the Wedding Day together and at no time did I feel out of touch. On the day we could not have been looked after more than we were, every effort and more was made to make our day perfect. The staff worked tirelessly to accommodate all our guests needs and the day will always be fondly remembered as Our Wedding Day and made special on so many levels. We would totally recommend contacting and using Donnington Valley Spa Hotel .
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    Liz Married on 25/03/2017
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    Thank you again for helping with the best day ever

    I can't thank Lucy and Adam more!
    During the run up to the wedding, Lucy's knowledge and organisation really helped us clueless folk which helped us to relax and feel more confident about the day.

    On the day before we were shocked at how easy it all was for ourselves with Lucy and Adam taking everything off our hands. Having only met Adam that day, was a bit nervous but don't why as he was amazing!

    We really liked the fact that we were shown the room before all the guest came down so we could see it all first.

    The evening bar staff were lovely, very laid back and efficient, they felt like part of the party :)

    Just the general direction we got on the day meant that we worried about nothing just got told what to do when, amazing!!!!!

    Thank you again for helping with the best day ever!!!

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    Wonderful hotel in beautiful surroundings

    My daughter and her husband got married at Donnington Valley Hotel in June 2003.
    The day was a great success thanks to the efforts of all the dedicated staff at the hotel.
    Greens was a beautiful room for the reception - especially as we had a lovely day. Everything from the flowers to the napkins were perfect.
    The food was great and the service even better.
    The evening reception also went with a bang. More friends and family enjoyed us for a fun disco and more great food. The Cromwell Suite was ideal as we even had our own bar.

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