Congratulations on your engagement, Whately Hall Hotel is the perfect venue for your special day.
Originally a 17th-century coaching inn, the historic venue has played host to many grand receptions and private celebrations over the years. The venue has entertained the likes of William Shakespeare, King James II, Benjamin Franklin and Jonathan Swift author of Gulliver’s Travels.
Whately Hall Hotel is licensed to hold civil ceremonies and partnerships. From intimate gatherings, to lavish affairs or a traditional church service, the hotel and gardens have a variety of fantastic spaces for your celebrations.
Our popular Swifts room is the ideal location for your wedding breakfast. This classically decorated space boasts stunning traditional features and direct access to our wonderful gardens.
When the day draws to an end, your overnight guests can spend a night in one of the 69 stylish bedrooms, which are all available at preferential rates. The happy couple can enjoy the first night of married life in a complimentary Executive room.
At the Whately Hall, we believe that each and every wedding is unique. We provide a flexible, personal service for every couple to ensure that the hotel is the perfect setting. In addition, we offer a fantastic range of wedding packages, designed to suit a wide variety of personal tastes and styles. Our dedicated wedding planner will be available to you throughout, offering help and support while you create your dream day!
To explore our facilities and services further please call or, better still, arrange a time that suits you best to come and speak with us.
Reviews for Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel
Recommended by 100% of couples
Angela & Richard · Married on 29/11/2019
Massive thanks to Lisa and all the staff team, got married yesterday and had afternoon tea for the wedding guests then had the evening reception, everything went smoothly and Lisa and the team couldn't do enough for us. made our day really memorable and great time had by allSent on 02/12/2019
Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel's reply:You are very welcome Angie and I will pass on your thanks to everyone involved
Dan & Evie · Married on 20/09/2019
What I have dreamed of & more
My wedding was recently held at Whately Hall. And it was just what I have dreamed of & more.Sent on 02/12/2019
Lisa, your brilliant, I can’t recommend you enough!
We felt at ease building up to the day, & even more so on the day.
Thank you for going above & beyond for me & Daniel. We really appreciate it.
Keep doing what your doing, your great!
Adam & Carly · Married on 26/04/2019
A magical day!
We got married at Whately Hall Hotel in April and we had the most magical day! The hotel and grounds are absolutely beautiful but it is the staff that really made the day even more special. Lisa, Revv and the team were absolutely brilliant and we can’t praise them enough. We dealt with Lisa from the very beginning of looking around and booking and she could not have been more helpful. Emails were responded to quickly, she had great advice and she really went above and beyond to make our day incredible. Lots of our guests commented on how well organised everything was and how helpful Lisa and the team were and they deserve lots of thanks and praise. Planning a wedding is stressful but we didn’t once have to worry about the venue as we knew everything was taken care of - it was such a relief. The food was also delicious and there was lots of it. We would highly recommend Whately Hall Hotel as a wedding venue!Sent on 02/12/2019