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Set among 15 acres of beautifully manicured gardens, Royal Berkshire is an elegant wedding venue located in Ascot, Berkshire. This Queen Anne house was built in 1705 for the son of the first Duke of Marlborough, Charles Churchill. Offering a unique balance of relaxed comfort, informal surroundings and impeccable service, the house and gardens boast the picture-perfect venue for your special day.

Facilities and Capacity

Royal Berkshire accommodates indoor wedding ceremonies and civil partnerships ranging from 30 to 150 guests. The Berkshire Suite is the perfect space for lavish events, complete with its very own private bar and welcoming up to 150 people for the occasion. The venue also boasts rolling acres of landscaped English gardens featuring lawns, terraces, and a fountain for a beautiful photography session. Additionally, a newly opened outdoor ceremony area named the Secret Walled Garden gives an air of privacy for the memorable service. Couples excited by the idea of their very own country house can look forward to hiring the venue on an exclusive use basis. For those honeymooning abroad, the country house is only a 20-minute drive from Heathrow airport, making for a convenient travelling experience.

Services Offered

All nearlyweds have unique ideas of how they want their special day to look, so the team at Royal Berkshire ensures your goals are fulfilled. The group creates bespoke weddings to suit a couple's every need, or the stylish wedding packages can make for a fun and low-stress planning experience. From small and intimate family gatherings to lavish luxury celebrations, the dedicated team of professionals pull out all the stops to ensure they deliver the best. A dedicated wedding coordinator remains on hand, guiding couples with their team of experts and recommended suppliers. Locally sourced and seasonal produce ensures nearlyweds receive a deliciously bespoke wedding menu. Lastly, 66 beautifully appointed bedrooms and suites provide a comfortable and cosy overnight stay for the wedding weekend.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Small hotel
Woodland and festival
Outdoor license
Tipis and yurts
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
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:

Fitness centre

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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Reviews for Royal Berkshire

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Irina C. Sent on 05/05/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Truly the perfect wedding venue

My partner and I had the most magical wedding at the Royal Berkshire Hotel, and we can't stop raving about it! From the moment we first visited the venue, we knew it was the perfect place to celebrate our special day. The historic charm, combined with the stunning gardens and elegant interiors, made for a truly enchanting setting.

Our wedding planner, Dominika, was absolutely phenomenal. From day one, she was there to guide us with her wealth of experience and creative ideas. Her warm and friendly approach instantly put us at ease, and she took the time to understand our vision for the day. What really stood out was her adaptability—she was able to work within our budget without compromising on quality, ensuring that every detail was perfect. Dominika's organizational skills and attention to detail meant that we could relax and enjoy the planning process, knowing we were in safe hands.

On the day itself, everything exceeded our expectations. The food was out of this world! Our guests couldn't stop praising the delicious dishes and impeccable presentation. It's rare to find a venue that delivers both in terms of flavor and aesthetics, but the Royal Berkshire Hotel did just that. Each course was a delight, and the service was top-notch.

The grounds of the Royal Berkshire Hotel are absolutely breathtaking. Our guests were blown away by the beautiful gardens, which provided a stunning backdrop for our photos. There were so many unexpected surprises and thoughtful gestures throughout the day, from a personalized welcome to a special turn-down service for the bridal suite. These little touches made our wedding feel truly unique and memorable.

Overall, we couldn't be happier with our experience at the Royal Berkshire Hotel. If you're looking for a wedding venue that combines elegance, excellent service, and a personal touch, this is the place for you. We can't thank Dominika and the entire team enough for making our day so incredibly special. We will treasure the memories forever!
Amy S. Sent on 14/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Simple the best!!

We came to visit The Royal Berkshire back in February 2020 before lockdown. We meet the lovely Evie and after that meeting we know we found the venue of our dreams!! And booked straight away!!

After lockdown staff had changed and we went through a couple of temporary wedding coordinators. I must say the communication was lacking and I found myself feeling very nervous and not sure who was looking after our big day.

Then something magical happened! The Royal Berkshire found the perfect team! And we was met by the Lovely Dominika who invited us in for a chat. We spoke about the day, voiced our concerns and we were heard, listened to and reassured that our wedding was in good hands.

The venue invited us to an open evening, where they had revamped the wedding space to update it, we were able to check out the new fresh rooms and try the delicious canapés.

Near the time of the wedding we did our menu tasting. We were given a choice of food and wines to try for the big day.

2 months away from the wedding, we was given our personal wedding coordinator for the day it’s self!! The lovely Lydia!! At first I was a little upset that Dominika was not going to look after the day it’s self! But we met with Lydia and fell in love!! She saw my vision my bible book!! And loved it!!

The Friday before the wedding we had are final handover with Lydia who was looking after the day of the wedding and Sam who was looking after the evening part of the wedding. The handover was perfect we went through all the details and was happy.

The wedding was a big success with no hiccups, Lydia was able to take everything from my wedding planner and make my vision come true.

I want to say a big Thank you!!!!
The Royal Berkshire is a home away from Home. With the best wedding team!!

A massive Thank you!! To Lydia your an amazing person, you made the final process so easy and made us feel so relaxed towards the end. We had a great laugh with you, keep being you!!.

A big Thank you!! To Sam you helped the evening run so smoothly. I wish you all the very best for your upcoming engagement! She will say YES!! With the plan you have and how sharp you will look in the tie!!

I’m left to say, if you’re looking for the best venue with the best staff! Look no one!! Check their page and website out!! Say Amy sent us here!! You won’t be disappointed!!

Thank you Royal Berkshire!!
Raji K. Sent on 28/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Our perfect day

We had the absolute perfect wedding day. We’d like to give a huge thanks to all the staff at Royal Berkshire, especially Dominika who made us feel at ease throughout and able to just relax and enjoy our day! We had quite a few different events and items to consider throughout the day, being a multi-cultural wedding and all our requests were accommodated and we were left to just enjoy the day as it unfolded.

We loved the grounds, the amazing trees, walled garden, roses and the stunning colours at every time of year that we visited the venue. We had just over 130 guests and the size of the venue was perfect for our needs. The overriding feeling of the day though was how much happiness there was in the air.
Ana Sent on 22/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

More than we expected

Dominika and all the team at Royal Berkshire made our wedding day so special. They accommodated all our requests and were the nicest at every interaction. The day of our wedding was perfect thanks to them, we could not have wished for more. The food was delicious, beverages kept flowing, the grounds are gorgeous, the staff make everything seem easy and nothing is too much trouble. I would highly recommend.
Kirsty Sent on 17/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely amazing!

100% recommend! We honestly cannot recommend Royal Berkshire Hotel enough. From our very first meeting with Dominika, we knew this was the venue for us. Even before we booked, Dominika and the team were always quick to answer any questions we had. Every time we visited the venue, we were greeted with a smile and everyone was so friendly. Before the wedding, we were invited to see the hotel after a refurb which was a lovely evening of drinks and canapés. The menu tasting was also amazing, all the food and wine were great, it was difficult to choose our final menu!

The staff at Royal Berkshire are second to none. Dominika and the wedding team made everything so easy for us and the whole wedding day went perfectly because of them. Also, the kitchen staff were so accommodating of various food allergies and intolerances our guests had, and everything was as delicious as the menu tasting, if not better!

If you want to get married in a beautiful venue with stunning gardens and the nicest and most helpful staff possible, Royal Berkshire Hotel is the venue for you!
Zara H. Sent on 30/12/2021
5 out of 5 rating


We had our wedding reception at Royal Berkshire and it was amazing!! It is a lovely venue, with beautiful grounds and great photo opportunities!
Cheyenne in particular was so incredibly helpful from start to finish and particularly during a time of having to postpone due to covid! She was professional, very supportive in dealing with my constant emails and made the process of having to postpone as stress free as possible!
On the day itself, the team were very welcoming, helpful and did such a fantastic job in setting up the room. A lot of our guests commented on how beautiful it looked!
We would highly recommend Royal Berkshire!
Sarah Sent on 23/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely perfect!

Royal Berkshire gave us the perfect wedding day! Our day was absolutely perfect and completely exceeded expectations because of how excellent the venue was. The staff were absolutely amazing – lots of guests have messaged us saying how lovely and helpful all the staff were. They have commented about how the wedding felt effortless – we couldn’t agree more!

We were delighted with the wedding breakfast room setup – extra touches like using the rose petals to scatter on the cake table and welcome table which is something we didn’t ask them to do. Guests have been raving about the food – we knew the food would be excellent from our tasting day, but wow it was even better on the day. The evening food was brilliant too. Our guests were so impressed by the beautiful grounds at the hotel, and said that the breakfast the morning of and after the wedding was very very good.

Dominika, the wedding manager, from the moment we met her, was absolutely amazing! – so organised, reassuring, adaptable, fun and she gave such great advice that really helped us with our planning. Planning a wedding at the Royal Berkshire has been such an enjoyable experience because of Dominika and her fantastic team. We really cannot speak highly enough of the staff there! If you are looking for the perfect wedding venue, do not hesitate - book the Royal Berkshire.
Anonymous Sent on 06/02/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful Wedding

What a wonderful wedding we had, both Mike and I would like to thank Evee once again for all your help, all your wonderful colleagues at the Royal Berkshire, with special thanks to Rob and Martin who were on call for us all day.
Anonymous Sent on 16/01/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely Amazing!

Thank you so much for everything. We had a perfect day. All of the staff were absolutely amazing..
Anonymous Sent on 23/12/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Thank You!

We literally had the best day, loved every minute of it but cannot believe it is all over and done with now...honeymoon to look forward to.

We do have some feedback, please see below;

I would just like to say how fantastic Justyna was. Literally she was on hand at any time and was always making sure everything was perfect for us, even my sisters pointed out after the wedding how attentive she was and wanting to make sure everybody had the perfect time. I would really like you to pass this feedback on to her and her manager as I think it is really important that she knows just how thankful we are that she was part of our day. Overall the service from you all was also fantastic, there was always somebody nearby if we needed anything
The food...AMAZING! So many people commented on how lovely the food was, from the canapes through to the wedding breakfast and the evening food. Marc did speak with the chef to pass on the great feedback but again, if you wouldn't mind passing this on again, we would very much appreciate it.

Overall though we would like to thank Royal Berkshire for part hosting literally the best days of our lives. The day was perfect and glad we picked such a beautiful hotel. We will definitely be visiting for drinks on occasion as the place will stay close to us.
Anonymous Sent on 05/11/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Cloud 9!

Well I’m not quite sure where to start. So I’ll start with the most important, the biggest heartfelt thank you! Words just can’t describe how magical our wedding day was at the Royal Berkshire and that was down to you and the very professional friendly team you have around you at the hotel.
We felt that all of the staff from the bar to the banqueting team were just all so excited for our special day, not just on the day but the whole up run and every time we popped in. We really felt welcome and special to you all. We are still receiving kind words and compliments about the staff and venue. Our guests were especially blown away by the service during the wedding breakfast, the way the food was served so finely and precisely was sensational. The food was absolutely remarkable.
We would like to give a very special mention to Justyna. What a wonderful and lovely lady she is. It was a pleasure having her to help lead such a wonderful day. Justyna really put me at ease before the ceremony and was so helpful throughout the day, especially making sure my dress was in perfect position. Justine has played a very big part in our journey, it seems a distant memory ago when she was presenting our menu tasting. Justine has always made us feel very important and so special. She is an asset to the Royal Berkshire.

One of my favourite memories of the whole day is when you were holding the doors shut before my entrance and asking if I was ready... and then the grand reveal. I would relive that moment over and over again if I could.
Chris Sent on 05/11/2019
5 out of 5 rating

The most perfect, fantastic, wonderful wedding day

We had, without a doubt, the most perfect, fantastic, wonderful wedding day we could have hoped for.

We really can’t thank you, your team, the coordinator (Rob), the Chefs and all the staff at the RB enough. Everyone was so professional, helpful, kind and courteous. There were bound to be a few minor issues with so many people attending and staying at the venue - but nothing was a problem for any of you.

The day after we had nothing but compliments from everyone on the EVERYTHING – venue (how beautiful it is), ceremony the day before, staff, food, service, location…..

We’d love to do it all over again – and I know it will be a few days that Yvonne & I will never, ever, forget.
Ben Sent on 05/11/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Day

We’d just like to say thank you to you and the team at the Royal Berkshire for organising our wedding. We had the most amazing day, it all went perfectly and all of the guests have said how nice the venue was.

Rob in particular was fantastic during the handover meeting and on the day, he sorted out any minor problems instantly and kept us continuously informed for which we were really grateful.
Olivia Sent on 05/11/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Most Perfect Wedding Day!

Thank you so much for helping us create the most perfect wedding day!

I would love to thank Rob. We was so kind, patient and I loved having him a part of the day!

The girl on the music - she was perfect. Everything was seamless!

The dark haired man on reception couldn’t do enough to help everyone with lugging buggies and fetching things!

To the whole team - they are an absolute credit to the hotel. Everyone was so friendly, helpful and professional. All the vendors and registrars have said the staff are absolutely the most friendly they have ever worked with!
Everything was perfect.
Ben Sent on 08/09/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Our August Wedding

We held our wedding recently at the Royal Berkshire Hotel and it was absolutely perfect. From initial contact with Lindsey we were instantly impressed by the rooms, gardens and hospitality. The organisation from the whole team in advance was superb, we had regular contact, the hotel were so flexible with any requests we made and provided superb guidance. On the day itself everything ran exactly to plan, Rob had it all under control, and the whole team were unbelievably helpful and provided outstanding service. The food is incredible, the rooms are so comfortable and the gardens are excellent for photos. Could not recommend highly enough.
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