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On since 2022

Last update: March 2024

Macdonald Bear Hotel is a historic wedding venue situated in Woodstock, Oxfordshire. Set on the outskirts of the stunning Blenheim Palace, this property features original 13th-century features as well as modern amenities needed for weddings. If you're looking for a venue steeped in history, this could be the hotel for you.

Facilities and Capacity

Macdonald Bear Hotel offers a range spaces for you to choose from. Featuring original wooden beams and stone walls, our quaint spaces are ideal for smaller gatherings of your nearest and dearest. Once you've tied the knot, you and your loved ones can make your way to the courtyard and sit in the sunshine to enjoy a splendid drinks reception. Here, you can mingle with friends and take unforgettable images that are sure to be cherished for years to come. Intimate gatherings that run long into the night can commence in the Newbold Room. Here, up to 24 people can gather as you celebrate the coming together of two families.


There are 54 elegant suites for you and your guests to use during your stay. These rooms have been styled with traditional furnishings as well as modern comforts that make for a great night's sleep. This includes comfy bedding, an en-suite bathroom, and much more.

Services Offered

Upon booking your big day at Macdonald Bear Hotel a dedicated wedding planner will work closely with you to ensure that everything runs smoothly. They will listen to your ideas and implement them into your celebration.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:


Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Changing room for wedding guests
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Alex W. Sent on 29/12/2020
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Thank you for an amazing day

We just wanted to say a huge thank you to you especially and the whole team for making our wedding day on Saturday so special. You set the room up beautifully and the food was exceptional. We couldn’t have asked for more and you made the whole process easy and pain free.
Mary Sent on 04/09/2019
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Incredible venue, food and service

I couldn’t wish for a better day. Nothing was too much trouble. Food was amazing, service was the best I have ever experienced. Great staff, loved everything. Thank you Bear.
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Park Street OX20 ISZ Woodstock (Oxfordshire)
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