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Located on the south side of the River Avon, The Macdonald Alveston Manor is a Tudor-style wedding venue in the heart of Stratford-upon-Avon. Nestled amidst beautifully landscaped grounds, this beautiful mansion features an intriguing history that adds to its unique charm. A magnificent Cedar Tree is the venue's centrepiece, thought to be the historic location of the first performance of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Embracing its past, this iconic setting is the perfect place to begin a magical future.

Facilities and Capacity

Set in the heart of Shakespeare county, The Macdonald Alveston Manor is an idyllic location for lovers of the great English playwright. The property still retains much of its original features, such as the oak panelling, leaded windows and grand Elizabethan staircase. A picture of tradition, this four-star hotel effortless blends modern hospitality with historic grandeur, including a sensuous spa. The Cedar Room offers the most attractive setting for the ceremony, with panoramic views of the famous cedar tree. Accessed through the Blue Lounge, this airy space can hold up to 120 guests for a ceremony and 150 for an evening reception. During the summer months, the french windows open out to the terrace and gardens, where guests can enjoy post-ceremony drinks. The hotel offers a choice of 113 bedrooms, with the executive suites carrying a distinctive character that fits seamlessly with the surrounding beauty.

Services Offered

At The Macdonald Alveston Manor, a dedicated event team led by Wedding Coordinator Jen Hammocks or Matt King will be on-hand at every stage of the preparation and execution. They aim to bring the best out of your chosen wedding package with consideration of the season, budget, and timeline. On the day, our Master of Ceremonies will help you with every detail, big or small, to ensure the event runs smoothly. The in-house culinary team offers an impressive choice of dining experiences, including wedding breakfasts, private meals, and evening buffets. To explore their award-winning cuisines, a selection of sample menus are available in the detailed online brochure. Wedding packages can also include:

  • White carpet on arrival
  • Post-ceremony canapes and champagne
  • Sparkling wine for the toast
  • Disco entertainmenent
  • Evening Buffet
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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Large hotel

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

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

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
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Reviews for Macdonald Alveston Manor

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Stephanie M. Sent on 25/04/2022
5 out of 5 rating


The team here are amazing. They are so kind, helpful, attentive, patient and listen well. They made my day a dream and were there every step of the way from the 1st enquiry to the day of the wedding. Cannot recommend Alveston Manor enough!
Sue D. Sent on 10/02/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Christmas at The Manor

We had the most amazing wedding we could have wished for.
Where do we start
From the planning and organisational skills of your selves that made our day run so smoothly
The room was dressed so beautifully and the way it was turned around was brilliant. How we could use the blue room and the bar area too while it was being turned around made things very relaxed for ourselves and our guests
Housekeeping did a grand job of turning our room from carnage to lovely again so thank you.
The registrars were just lovely and put us at our ease
As for the food there is not one person in our wedding party who did not comment on how delicious it was, compliments to the chefs! All the waiting staff were so on point very attentive but not over the top as to be in your face but blended in well.
Everyone liked having the bacon and sausage rolls, I don鈥檛 know how some of them managed it but they did.
Finally having our guest with us at breakfast made it very special but unfortunately some where not given this opportunity which was a great shame, as had to have timed breakfast slots in the main restaurant. It is a fabulous idea but we think it should have been communicated to the reception staff that this was what we would like to happen. That being said the breakfast was brilliant ample choice .
We had a fabulous day and that is all thanks to the staff at Alveston Manor.
Emily Sent on 23/01/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing experience!

When we first set foot in Alveston Manor Hotel, we knew it was a wonderful place. Everybody was so welcoming and friendly and we were truly pampered from day one. Kate made planning our perfect wedding easy and helped put into place all of our ideas. The whole team were so adapting, professional and polite, They kept us both calm on our big day and made sure we had the most amazing experience. All of our guests were extremely impressed with both the food and the setting, as well as the amazing treatment they received from the staff. We are so grateful to the whole Alveston Manor team for giving us beautiful lifelong memories and particularly Kate who was on board from day one and went above and beyond to make sure our Wedding day was one to treasure.
Anonymous Sent on 23/01/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Highly recommended!

From our initial enquiry and throughout the whole process Kate was excellent in all aspects of her role, she was always quick to respond to any enquiries and supported us throughout, we could not have had such an amazing day without Kate and she is a credit to the hotel. On the day Tim, Martin and Richard were outstanding and the food was amazing and all the guests commented how delicious it all was. We would highly recommend the Alveston Manor!
Anonymous Sent on 23/01/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding Day

Kate and Victor were very professional and supportive both on the day and in the lead up to the day. Nothing was to much trouble for them and they made the whole day run very smoothly!
Dawn Sent on 23/01/2020
5 out of 5 rating


Our Wedding at Alveston Manor was perfect. Lovely venue, super food and really friendly staff.
Our excellent Wedding Coordinator Kate ensured everything ran smoothly throughout the day.
Kate Sent on 14/05/2014
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Day

"The food was excelent, we had so many compliments from our guests, fresh, hot and presented expertly!"

"To sum up, The Perfect Venu, the best food and 5 star service!"
Anonymous Sent on 06/06/2013
5 out of 5 rating

We and our guests had a fantastic day!

Thank you so much for all your help over the last 2 years, and for helping to make our wedding day as faultless and perfect in every way. Our guests had a fantastic day and very very complimentary about all the staff that helped on the day. The food was absolutely amazing and the atmosphere you all helped create was just as we wanted it - relaxed & fun. Thank you to everyone!
Jessica Sent on 17/10/2012
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect day!

Thank you Alveston Manor for making sure our special day went off without any problems.
We enjoyed the entire weekend and know our guests did too and this was mainly down to your team.
We'll certainly continue our love affair with Stratford upon Avon and will be back for our first anniversary!
Dominique Sent on 17/10/2012
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you for everything

Our wedding reception was fantastic, and holding it at the Alveston Manor was one of the best decisions that we made! We lost count of how many people commented on the venue & how beautiful it looked. It was equalled by the food and service throughout the day and night - which were truly memorable!

Dominique & Stephen Gardner
Lucy Sent on 17/10/2012
5 out of 5 rating


Our Wedding Day was so special, we could not have picked anywhere more perfect to get married.

Lucy & Mark Middleton - 13/4/2012
Claire Sent on 17/10/2012
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you

The Wedding Day went perfectly and on behalf of us and all our guests we think you deserve the highest of praise! Thank you. Claire & Ant
Kim Sent on 17/10/2012
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you!

Thank you so much for doing a brilliant job on our wedding day, 10th June 2012. All the preparation was very professional and you really pulled out all the stops on the day! We cant thank you enough for making our day so perfect. You made me one very happy Bride and its all we can do to spread the word on how great a job you did. The food, decor service etc were simply amazing! With thanks Mr & Mrs Walker
Mrs Sent on 06/05/2011
5 out of 5 rating


You must have your wedding reception here!!!

The staff are so helpful,friendly,on the ball and are just a great team.

I had my reception at the alveston and I didn't have to stress at all cause the staff were fantastic.

They set up our centre pieces beautifully,arranged our flowers lovely,looked after our guests perfectly.

The food is amazing!!

We were looked after so well. This place is a great place to have a wedding reception!!
Anonymous Sent on 12/04/2011
5 out of 5 rating
Our daughters wedding reception was held at the Alveston Manor Hotel and we highly recommend this as a perfect venue. Staff were very helpful and ensured everthing ran smoothly, the food was fantastic.Having an outside terrace was perfct for guests arrival drinks, while photos were being taken in the hotel gardens and then for pig roast in the evening. We were told by many guests this was the best wedding that they had been to.
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