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The Anchor is a charming wedding venue situated within walking distance of Port Meadow in Oxfordshire. This property comprises a pub and restaurant that dates back to the 1930s, an extensive walled garden, and a delightful stretch marquee idea for wedding celebrations. The property has been lovingly restored in recent years to offer a blend of historic charm and modern comforts, ideal for hosting special events.

Facilities and Capacity

The Anchor offers a scenic setting for wedding occasions to take place surrounded by verdant countryside. There is a selection of ceremony locations available nearby, such as the Grade II listed St. Mary’s Church. For a civil ceremony, Oxford Town Hall is also located nearby. After the exchange of vows, a relaxed drinks reception can be held on the terrace of The Anchor. While guests sip refreshments and mingle, the newlyweds can take advantage of the beautiful walled gardens for their wedding photos. The white, Bedouin-style event marquee provides a picturesque setting for a wedding breakfast of up to 100 guests and evening reception of up to 200 guests. By day, this space is bright and airy, and by night, the ceiling sparkles with fairy lights and a fire pit glows at the entrance. Indoors the dining room is also available for wedding breakfasts seated up to 90. These spaces are ideal for pre and post-wedding celebrations with close friends and family.

Services Offered

The events team at The Anchor aim to assist you in creating the day of your dreams here. Their culinary team offers an array of delicious dishes that can be styled into a stunning wedding menu for your occasion. Bar services are also provided in-house for your convenience. This venue holds an entertainment licence along with live music and DJ facilities, giving you the ability to enhance your day with your chosen entertainment. Pets are also welcome at this property, allowing you to include your furry friend on your special day.

  • Woman-owned
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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Pub or restaurant
Unusual weddings
Marquees and tents
Tipis and yurts
Unique weddings

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Alcohol licence
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Marquee available
Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
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2 Hayfield Road Oxford OX2 6TT OX2 6TT Oxford (Oxfordshire)
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