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The Bay Tree Hotel

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Menus from £99
Up to 85 Guests

The Bay Tree Hotel is a wedding venue in Burford, Oxfordshire, England. Situated on the River Windrush, in the picturesque Cotswold Hills, the small medieval town of Burford is your gateway to the wedding of your dreams. Here, within the cosy, tranquil grounds of this charming 16th-century hotel, old-world sophistication and modern style come together to create something truly special. You and your guests are invited to imbibe the majestic serenity and fragrant atmosphere of this quintessentially English wonderland. The Bay Tree Hotel team is looking forward to meeting you; they can’t wait to show you around this picture-perfect paradise.

Facilities and Capacity

The Bay Tree Hotel is available for exclusive use, and it is licensed for civil ceremonies.

The romantic Hawthorne Room is an ideal spot for an intimate wedding ceremony. It can hold up to 12 guests, and it features a delightful log fireplace.

At the back of the property is the light, airy Conservatory. This multipurpose space has a flagstone floor and offers stunning views of the garden. It is a beautiful setting for a ceremony of up to 55 people.

The Restaurant is the hotel’s largest indoor event / wedding area. It can seat up to 85 people, and its large windowed doors lead out onto the terrace.

Beyond the Restaurant, you will also find the galleried staircase. This is the oldest part of the hotel; its quiet grandeur makes it the delight of couples and photographers alike. Outside, nestled amidst beautifully-manicured beds of flowers, is the lovely Summer House, perfect for outdoor ceremonies of up to 85 guests.

The hotel also has 21 individually-decorated guest bedrooms so you and your guests can relax in comfort and style at the end of the evening.

Services Offered

The Bay Tree Hotel has everything you need to create a truly unforgettable wedding experience. The hotel’s talented in-house catering team offers a range of delicious menu options, sure to make your taste buds sing. The Bay Tree Hotel’s experienced wedding coordinator will also be on hand to ensure that everything is in place and ready for your big day.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Small Hotel
Pub or Restaurant
Historic
Civil Ceremony Licence
Outdoor License

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Evening Reception Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted

Overnight Accommodation:

Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests

Venue Staff Assistance:

Wedding Coordinator

Other Features:

Car Parking
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Pets Welcome

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    Stephie B. Married on 08/10/2021
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    Beautiful Cotswolds Venue

    We had the most perfect Wedding Day at The Bay Tree Hotel in October.
    Natasha, Michelle and all the team were very organised and attentive, the food and overall service provided was excellent.
    We had many guests comment on what an amazing day they'd had and remarked on what a beautiful hotel and location.
    Michelle made sure everything we'd booked went to plan on the day including a gin and cocktail bar that our guests absolutely loved.
    Overall the best day with so many lasting memories and we look forward to re-visiting.
    Huge Thanks to Natasha, Michelle and all the team.

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    Lauren S. Married on 04/09/2021
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    The most wonderful venue

    We just had the most wonderful wedding, we cant thank The Bay Tree enough.
    Natasha, Michelle and the team went out of their way to give they best day. We had to postpone the date 3 times and the venue couldn't have been more helpful in doing this.
    The food was fantastic and our guests commented it was the best wedding food they had. We only had 50 guests so was very intimate and personal
    Everything we wanted happened, we have every lasting memories and look forward to visiting on our anniversaries
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    Caroline S. Married on 20/03/2020
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    Going above and beyond

    After three cancellations we were thrilled to get married at the Bay Tree in March. Throughout the chaos of Covid the Bay Tree could not have been more flexible, supportive and accommodating!

    On the day, the Bay Tree went above and beyond to make sure our day was perfect. They seamlessly directed the day in a totally unobtrusive way - they made the whole experience so relaxed! Natasha, Michelle and the whole team are incredible - even though they must do hundreds of weddings a year, they make you feel like you and your day is special.

    The venue speaks for its self - it’s gorgeous, great grounds and lovely rooms. All our guests commented on how amazing the hotel was! Natasha and the team set up everything perfectly - I didn’t need to give decorations, seating plans etc a second thought on the day. It’s great having the whole place to yourselves - it’s like a big house party and feels very safe if you’ve got little ones wandering around.

    Guests commented the food was some of the best wedding food they’d tasted. Great menu choice! Very accommodating of allergies.

    I couldn’t recommend the Bay Tree enough - if you’re thinking about it, just book, you won’t regret it!
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    Michelle Married on 01/10/2019
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    a big thank you!

    We wanted say a big thank you to you and all your team at the Bay Tree. Your organisation, attention to details and kindness all made our day incredibly special
    Everything about the day was perfect and our guests loved every moment
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    James Married on 16/08/2019
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    Excellent venue

    The Baytree Hotel provided an excellent venue for our daughter's civil wedding which was superb. The hotel organisation was excellent and by taking over the entire 21 rooms of the Baytree we were able to provide family and friends with a highly memorable and exciting event. The food was first class which all the guests commented on and the staff were very attentive and accommodating right through to the early hours. The rooms too were all commented on for their individual appointment and comfort.
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    Lucy Married on 09/08/2019
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    August Wedding

    Thank you to all of the staff at the Bay Tree Hotel for making our wedding day so magical. It was everything we had hoped for and more...made even more special as the weather was kind to us which meant we were able to have our drinks reception in the beautiful gardens.

    We have had so many comments on how wonderful the venue was and we couldn’t be happier we chose the Bay Tree. The rooms were also a big hit with the guests! Many thanks to Alba, Paf, Lucasz and all of the team for going above and beyond, particularly in assisting our disabled and older guests. Maureen was also very helpful with booking and queries throughout the planning process. Many thanks again, Mr and Mrs. Balmond
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    Robin Married on 26/07/2019
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    Perfect wedding venue

    We attended a family wedding here and the hotel suited itself perfectly to the occasion. The building itself has a mixture of rooms which enable all the guests to congregate in one place and to break off into smaller groups throughout the day. The gardens are similar, with a variety of "rooms" as well as a large lawn and a terrace.

    The staff were superb - there when they were needed and unobtrusive at other times and the catering was excellent. The rooms were very well appointed, retaining the character of the old building while ensuring a luxurious touch and all that was need for a more than comfortable stay.
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    Marion Married on 17/07/2019
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    Beautiful Venue

    My son and daughter in law had their wedding and wedding celebrations here. I can honestly say that I could not find any fault with the venue, staff, food and overall experience. We had such a fantastic day, weather let us down but the versatility of the venue meant that everyone’s expectations were met. We were able to use all the different areas for socialising, not stuck on the same table all night competing with the band for conversation. All our guests felt the same. The staff were first class and a special mention has to go to Paf who was the most attentive Manager, he made the day. All the rooms fantastic and individually decorated. All our needs were met and more. Thank you The Bay Tree Hotel
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    Sarah Married on 04/07/2019
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    Everything we had dreamed of

    Just wanted to say a massive thank you for hosting our wedding on the 4th July
    The day was perfect, everything we had dreamed of and we really appreciate the part you all played. The venue and the service was fantastic and the food and drinks were outstanding
    Many thanks for all your help in making the day go smoothly
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    Matt Married on 01/07/2019
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    Perfect wedding venue and amazing staff

    We got married at the Bay Tree in July 2019 and couldn’t have asked for a better venue. We had a fusion Indian-English celebration, which was a little untraditional - and the day ended up coming together perfectly thanks to the fantastic staff. From the moment we first got in contact, the wedding co-ordinators Maureen and Helen were always on hand to answer our many emails and make helpful suggestions about how the day could run. Their experience and flexibility helped us craft the day in exactly the way we wanted.

    On the day, the staff really took the stress out of our hands. The duty manager Parvez in particular ensured everything ran smoothly and was always there to help out, even when it came to the smallest details. Several of our guests commented on how friendly and attentive everyone had been throughout the day. The venue’s DJ, Matt was just fantastic, and had everyone on the dance floor all night.

    The hotel is lovely, with a large, beautiful garden that was perfect for a summer wedding. We had exclusive use of the hotel and rooms for the night. The rooms were excellent - each is unique and full of character, and we only wish we could have stayed for longer. We will definitely be back to celebrate our anniversary!
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    Rebecca Married on 30/05/2019
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    Best wedding day! Thank you

    We got married at The Bay Tree last week and it was the best day of our lives ?? The venue absolutely made the best setting with it's gorgeous rooms, rustic charm and beautiful secure gardens with lovely summer house we're we got married. Being dog friendly too allowed alot of our guests to bring dogs and for us to have one as a bridesmaid too which was super special. The staff were phenomenal with Helen and Maureen meeting all our needs and questions on the run up to the big day and all the staff on the day went above and beyond to make the day run beautifully. We cannot thank you enough and are so glad we chose The Bay Tree. It truly was everything we could have dreamed of and more. Thank you
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    Paula Married on 21/03/2019
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    Small, intimate winter wedding

    We decided on the Bay Tree for our small intimate winter wedding, because it gave us options for exactly what we wanted, was in a beautiful old building with character and having Maureen as the wedding co-coordinator was the icing on the cake!

    There were only 9 of us in total and we had the garden room for the wedding ceremony and the Hawthorn room for our evening meal. It could not have been better. The hotel had never done a winter wedding in the garden room before and we had very specific ideas of how we wanted it to look. It was decorated beautifully with fairy lights, 5 ft candelabras and honeycomb balls hanging from the beams, there was even a red carpet and gas flame lighting outside the entrance to the room - it was visually stunning.

    Likewise the Hawthorn room was beautiful and intimate - all tastefully decorated for Christmas with the fire lit and personal one to one service for our evening meal.

    Whatever the size of your wedding, the Bay Tree, Maureen and her team will ensure you have the very best of days and we thank you all for making our wedding really special.
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    Joanne Married on 13/03/2019
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    Perfect wedding

    We got married at The Bay Tree in March, and couldn't have asked for a more perfect day. The wedding coordinators, Maureen and Helen, were brilliant - from the very start of the process they were friendly and helpful in responding to our questions, and worked with us to make sure that every detail was as we wanted it.

    On the day itself, Maureen, Helen and the rest of the team at the hotel were calm, efficient and professional, making sure everything ran smoothly and resolving any last minute queries so that we could relax and enjoy the day. They helped my bridesmaids and me to move our stuff over from their sister hotel, The Lamb Inn (where i had stayed the night before) to the Bay Tree, and made sure that my husband and I were able to have some time together after the ceremony (which we both really appreciated). We also had a card and gifts from the hotel left in our room, which was a lovely touch.

    The food was amazing, and we also really enjoyed our menu tasting a few months before the wedding. Having exclusive use of the hotel made the day so special and personal, and helped create the relaxed and fun atmosphere that we wanted. It was particularly nice to be able to just sit and chat with our guests in front of the log fireplaces in the bar and library. The hotel itself is beautiful - we stayed in the Oak Room which was huge but cosy and nicely decorated.
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    Dave Married on 13/03/2019
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    Impeccable venue, planning and service

    Dear Maureen and the Bay Tree Hotel team, What can we say but a big THANK YOU for hosting our wonderful wedding on 22nd March! The venue, planning and service were impeccable and we have had so many positive comments about the hotel and staff. So many smiles on the day, which flowed beautifully. Complements to the Chef and team for the food, and most of all to you Maureen for overseeing our special day and making to so memorable!
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    Neil Married on 01/03/2019
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    Nothing short of perfect

    Our recent wedding at The Bay Tree was nothing short of perfect. Maureen, the wedding planner, has incredible attention to detail and together with the rest of her staff made our special day truly memorable. Everything went seamlessly, ensuring that we and our guests enjoyed every minute with zero stress or worry,
    We have already promised ourselves a first anniversary dinner there but will definitely be popping in regularly for a drink/snack at the bar. A completely stunning and unbeatable venue

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Offer

Why not consider a special offer on one of the following dates for your wedding in Spring / Summer 2022?

Exclusive use weddings from ONLY £7500.00

Enjoy exclusive use of the whole hotel, making use of all our fabulous rooms, including the Restaurant, Woolsack bar, Conservatory, Library and Gardens. Your exclusive use package includes all of our beautifully designed 21 bedrooms.

Your wedding package includes: 2 glasses of Prosecco per person, Canapes, Half a bottle of wine per person, Wedding breakfast 3 course meal of your choice.


Complimentary wedding tasting for the bride and groom and a chance to discuss your big day in full detail with Natasha, our dedicated wedding coordinator.

Dates available:

Thursday 28th April 2022 £7500.00

Sunday 1st May 2022 £8000.00

Monday 2nd May 2022 £7500.00

Saturday 28th May 2022 £9000.00

Sunday 29th Ma y 2022 £7500.00

Sunday 5th June 2022 £7500.00

Call The Bay Tree now for more information: 01993 822791

Or email Natasha directly:

Baytree.Burford-Events@cotswold-inns-hotels.co.uk

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