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Oxwich Bay is one of the most breath taking places on the Gower Peninsula - the first place in the whole of the UK to be designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. At the heart of it all is the Oxwich Bay Hotel – a former rectory built in 1788 with unrivalled views over the bay. Picturesque gardens, a warren of warm, welcoming rooms and a reputation for impeccable service and great food make this a venue like no other. Are you ready to exchange your vows in an unforgettable setting with the sea as your backdrop and with the perfect photo opportunities at every turn?

Facilities and Capacity

The Oxwich Bay Hotel is licensed for civil ceremonies & outdoor weddings, which can take place in the Chestnut Room, Marquee or Wedding Garden. The chestnut room offers a romantic space featuring exposed stone, a log-burning fire and large beams. If you prefer an outdoor ceremony, the Wedding Garden is the perfect spot. It has lush tropical plants and is secluded from view. Among these exotic gardens sits the Luxury Marquee Venue, where you and your loved ones can enjoy a night of dining and dancing. This elegant, enclosed marquee accommodates up to 150 people for the wedding breakfast and 250 for the evening reception. It also offers unspoilt views of the verdant coastline, white sandy beaches and sparkling water beyond.

Services Offered

The dedicated Events team at The Oxwich Bay Hotel will work hard to bring your vision to life. For the evening party, they provide carpeted hardwood flooring, central heating, chandelier lighting and a full bar. The hotel also has a number of beautiful bedrooms that will be available for you and your guests. From these comfortable accommodations, you can take in the serene views of the Bay.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Small hotel
Coastal weddings
Marquees and tents
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

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

Evening entertainment:

Marquee available
Dance floor
Entertainment licence
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

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Pet-friendly
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Reviews for Oxwich Bay Hotel

4.9 out of 5 rating
Hitched Wedding Awards 2024 Winner
4.9 out of 5 rating
26 reviews
98% recommend it
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    4.8 out of 5 rating
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    5 out of 5 rating
Karen
Karen R. Sent on 29/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Mrs and Mrs Davies

We had the pleasure of getting married here at the start of October and we could not have wished for a more perfect day. The staff were amazing the venue and location is simply stunning. Thanks to the efforts of the Oxwich bay hotel team we had the perfect day to look back on.
Yasmin
Yasmin H. Sent on 17/10/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Our wedding 18.09.2023

We got off to a rocky start after booking our wedding with Oxwich Bay Hotel, after our wedding coordinator Nicola left her role, we did not have contact for some time. However, when in the hands of Kelly, we instantly felt at ease and that the pressure had been taken off us. Kelly was amazing from start to finish, patient with our questions, a friendly face and knowledgable with all things wedding! Kelly- we cannot thank you enough for everything you did for us and hope you realise just how amazing you are.

Our day was perfect and exactly what we hoped it would be!
The only downfall of our day was that we were late having our wedding breakfast due to what we believe was staff shortage upon the day when setting this up and late having our evening reception due to the same issues. This kept our guests waiting some time, however, when set up, it was amazing!

The credit here truly does go to Kelly and the staff upon the day. A huge thank you! We can’t wait to come back and see you all soon x
Chloe
Chloe Sent on 10/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

What a day!

Oxwich Bay Hotel - Sophie, Kelly, Geraint & all the other staff who made our day truly magical. There wasn't one bit of stress, it went so smoothly and we got to appreciate so many moments and really soak in everything, any question or issue was dealt with within seconds, nothing was too much or too little and the catering/bar/evening staff were so accommodating the whole process.
We are completely reminiscing on our day, we have already laughed, cried and feel beyond grateful.
Thank you again, to you all.
Love - Mr & Mrs Lewis 🤍
Stephen
Stephen G. Sent on 17/08/2023
4.6 out of 5 rating

A day we'll never forget!

We arrived at Oxwich Bay Hotel on the Sunday evening and met with our family members, checked in and enjoyed a cold drink sat in the gardens. Tuesday was our wedding day, with just immediate family with us...very close and personal which was perfect for us. The staff even mentioned it was the most laid back and relaxed wedding day they'd ever experienced. We stayed for the remainder of the week, enjoying the suprisingly hot and suuny weather on the beach with our family. The staff were very attentive throughout our stay and always went above and beyond to cater for our needs. I cannot thank them all enough for helping to make our special day so special. We look forward to returning again soon.
Rhiannon
Rhiannon W. Sent on 13/04/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Our gorgeous wedding on the beach 💗

We got married at this beautiful venue on the 09/03/23. Communication in the build up to the day was plentiful and any questions we had (there we many!) were dealt with quickly 😊

As for the day itself - we were blown away by both the venue and the amazing staff, who were on hand throughout the day & ensured the day went smoothly. Special mention to Charlotte who went above and beyond on the day and put a very nervous bride at ease!

We would recommend this beautiful venue to any couples looking for their perfect beach wedding. Even though it rained all day we had the most stunning photos as the setting & views are simply gorgeous.

We can't thank the wedding team at Oxwich Bay enough for helping us create the most wonderful memories on our special day. We will treasure them forever 💖

Best wishes,
Mr & Mrs White xx
Rhiannon
Rhiannon P. Sent on 25/02/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect in every way

We had the most special day, exactly how we envisioned. The staff were all amazing throughout the day and organising our wedding. We believe the venue and staff don’t get enough credit for how amazing they are. The quality and value for money is fantastic and we really can’t thank you all enough for our perfect day.
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Kay L. Sent on 30/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect from start to finish

We opted for a very intimate wedding ceremony with our closest friends and family.

We were invited for a taster menu beforehand, which was a lovely touch. The quality of food and service for the reception and evening meal was exceptional.

Our wedding planner, Sophie offered exceptional service and helped us make informed choices throughout the planning process, including on the day.

We could not have asked for anymore - it was perfect. Such a beautiful day with wonderful memories.

Thank you!

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Ian B. Sent on 11/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent venue - would certainly recommend for ‘bespoke’ weddings

The venue ensured the wedding was fantastic and without a hitch (which is a miracle considering how many factors were at play). Jane & her team on the day were impeccable.
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Emma B. Sent on 26/11/2023
3.4 out of 5 rating

Beautiful beach wedding venue with some improvements required

We had a magical wedding day at Oxwich Bay Hotel on Thursday 6th July 2023. We booked our wedding in May 2022 after having a private tour of the venue with Charlotte in April 2022. We were able to ask lots of questions during the tour. Charlotte was very helpful. We also received a brochure when we made our initial inquiry which was very detailed and gave information on the various packages and pricing structures and also the menu options.

We were told we could contact the wedding team at any time in the planning process whenever we had any questions. We did contact them frequently about a number of different things and most of the time our questions were answered within 24 hours which was very efficient and we felt that everyone on the wedding team was very helpful and friendly in their responses. It was a bit difficult to know who was part of the wedding team as our questions were answered by a number of different people. We did occasionally receive some inconsistent information and we didn't receive any information on which staff members at the hotel were actually part of the wedding team. This would have been helpful. At no stage were we assigned a specific wedding planner and we were only told which member of the wedding team would be running our day 2 weeks before our wedding.

We do feel that a lot of the questions we had to ask were things that could have been included in an information pack which it would have been useful to receive when we booked the wedding. For example, we asked at one point about decorations and were then told that the hotel had a lot of decorations which we could use and we received photos of them. This was really useful information which we should have received when we booked rather than months afterwards.

We were invited to a menu tasting well in advance of our wedding. We went in January and were able to bring an additional person (at an extra cost). This helped us try more options. The menu tasting was very well organised and we really enjoyed everything we tried. We had a meeting with Charlotte afterwards and finalised our menu options. We were able to ask a lot of questions and the meeting was very helpful.

We only had one other meeting with a member of the wedding team before our wedding. We had been told that we would be contacted to arrange the meeting and that it would take place around 6 weeks before the wedding. We actually had to contact the wedding team to arrange the meeting as no one contacted us. We did manage to get a meeting booked in for just under 6 weeks before our wedding. However, we felt this was a bit too close to the wedding as there were still a lot of things to be discussed at this stage.
Overall, the planning process was much more stressful than it should have been due to inconsistent information provided, which meant we had a lot of questions to ask during our final meeting in order to seek clarity. Sophie was extremely helpful and patient with us during this meeting. We would like to thank her for all her time.

Regarding our payments, we were given a timeline for the payments when we booked. However, we actually had to ask to make the payments as we were not contacted. It seemed as though a new timeline was implemented after we booked and some members of the team were not aware of when we were supposed to make our payments. This was a bit confusing.

There was also some confusion regarding accommodation. We were given a sheet with all the accommodation options and were told we could fill this out with the names and contact details of our guests who wanted accommodation. We sent the sheet with all the details to the hotel 3 months before our wedding date, as requested. The sheet stated that guests had to phone up to pay for their accommodation by card over the phone. However, it was not until one of our relatives phoned up to do so that we were informed this was the wrong information and that payment had to be made online. It turned out that when we sent the sheet, a member of the wedding team should have sent emails out to all our guests who booked accommodation with a link to pay online. This was not done and we ended up giving wrong information to our guests which was a bit embarrassing. We were also given incorrect information about the prices of the accommodation. The prices on the sheet we were given were incorrect.

There was also an issue with people getting locked out of their rooms on the morning of our wedding. Our guests who were staying the night before our wedding had booked this online themselves and then the night of our wedding through us on our accommodation sheet. The two nights did not seem to be linked up in the system and the key cards stopped working at 10.30 on the wedding morning. This caused a lot of confusion and we feel this should have been organised more efficiently.

We were very grateful that we were allowed access to the marquee the afternoon before our wedding as there was no wedding being held that day. We were able to lay out a lot of our table decorations and place names which was great. Any instructions we gave the team regarding things we were not able to lay out the day before were followed very closely so we were pleased with this attention to detail.

Our wedding day itself ran very smoothly. We loved how the Chestnut Room looked for our ceremony. It is a beautiful room and our florist, Bec Flowers, did an amazing job of decorating it. The garden in front of the hotel was lovely for our group photo after the ceremony with the beach and sea in the background! We were very lucky with the weather and had lots of photos taken on the beach after the ceremony and also in the evening. The location right by the beach was one of the main reasons we chose the Oxwich Bay Hotel and we are so pleased with our photos which were taken by Karl Baker.

Our drinks reception with prosecco and canapés went very well. The food for the meal was also excellent. It was served very quickly and many of our guests commented on how amazing the food was. There was plenty of food and it was all presented very nicely. We had been told that tea or coffee with mints would be served after the meal. However, this did not happen. We did not ask about this at the time as we were busy going round speaking to all our guests, but we feel this should have been offered to our guests as it was included in the price of our package.

Another thing that we were told was included in our package was a master of ceremonies. However, for some reason this was not the case for our wedding. Our best man was asked to do this instead. This was not really an issue, but we do feel we should have been told this in advance so we could have given him more warning that he was going to be doing the role of introducing us into the room.

We were really pleased with how our evening reception went. We had a ceilidh band called Banshee which we would highly recommend! The dance floor in the marquee is not that big, but there was still plenty of space around it for the ceilidh dancing. The Oxwich Bay Hotel in house DJ took over at 10pm. He was very good. We had been in contact with him in the run up to our wedding and provided him with a playlist. He did play most of the songs on our playlist which was great.

The evening buffet food was fantastic and went down very well with our guests. We had put together a photo sideshow that we wanted to be shown while the buffet was out. We had informed the wedding team about this and it was noted on our wedding details sheet. We were told we would have to bring our own laptop to show the sideshow on a projector. However, with everything going on, we didn't remember about this until later on in the evening. It was a shame that a member of the Oxwich Bay Hotel staff didn't remind us about this.

Overall, we feel that some things could have been more efficient and there was a lack of attention to detail in a few cases and a lack of clarity which seemed to be down to changes in processes and team members in the run up to our wedding. However, we would like to stress that we had a fantastic wedding day and we would definitely recommend Oxwich Bay Hotel as a wedding venue! The location is absolutely amazing! We would like to thank the team again for all their dedication and for giving us a very special and memorable wedding day.
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Kerry F. Sent on 09/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A perfect venue for a stress free wedding

We got married here in July. The staff cannot do enough for you. They run the day so that everything runs smoothly with no stress. The ceremony room is stunning. The food was amazing and the marquee looked beautiful all dressed up.
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Melanie C. Sent on 13/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Wedding reception in Oxwich Bay Hotel

We chose to have our wedding reception at Oxwich bay hotel and it was amazing. From our first encounter with our wedding planners through to the last they were helpful, friendly and professional. They replied quickly and nothing was too much bother. Our arrangements had changed during our planning but they were extremely accommodating and even gave us a bespoke package. We honestly cannot thank them enough. The location is a dream and as such we had some fantastic photos! The food for our wedding breakfast was lovely. We honestly cannot recommend this venue highly enough. Thanks everyone.
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Kirsty J. Sent on 05/06/2023
4.6 out of 5 rating

Our perfect beach wedding

If you’re looking for a rustic wedding on a beach then look no further. We got married this April and it was such a perfect day. The ceremony room has a magical feel to it with all the candles and rustic charm. It’s the perfect place to say I do. We then had the reception up at the marquee. The marquee has recently had a little refurb and it’s perfect. The canapés, drinks and food was superb, we had so many compliments from our guests who have never been so well fed. There was plenty to go around and all a high standard.
Only thing that does need improvement is the hotel accommodation. The rooms are looking rather tired and worn. They could all definitely do with some TLC. There was a few things like a damp patch in oxwich bay room, mouldy shower seal/broken curtain in three cliffs and the bridal suite was looking tired too,
Don’t let this put you off these are minor things which I’m sure they plan to update. It didn’t bother us as we were too busy partying the night away.
The staff at oxwich bay are truly amazing, nothing is too much trouble for them.
A special thanks to Kelly and Charlotte for handling everything we asked, you were both great.
Wayne @ starlight events was a fab dj, he helped us have the perfect evening. The photo mirror and light up letters were fab. Highly recommend.
The last shout out to our lovely barman in the marquee who we kept extremely busy with drink after drink. He was even so kind to find me an umbrella so I didn’t get wet going back to the room.
Thanks again for our perfect wedding day!
C
Catherinearnold Sent on 24/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Such a fab weddiing venue

I had my doubts about oxwich bay I must admit as had read some negative reviews but all I can say is they made my wedding day perfect and were so professional. They worked so hard. Nothing on the day was too much trouble and they were always checking all was ok. The food was delicious and plentiful. The accomodation fab and the ceremony room was so beautiful. All my guests said it was the best wedding. Thanks again Oxwich Bay x
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Jennifer M. Sent on 18/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Above and beyond

They were fantastic from start to finish. So responsive with all my emails and then blew us away on the day - every single person couldn’t have been more helpful. Very thing exceeded our expectations and made it the best day.
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Diane R. Sent on 06/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely brilliant experience from the start of our journey to the last minute of the evening.

The Team at the Oxwich Bay were outstanding, flexible nothing was too much trouble. We wanted an exclusive experience which they delivered 100 percent, also everything they delivered with a professional smile - I have amazing memories I will never forget.
A HUGE THANK YOU XXX
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