The Bay Tree Hotel

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The Bay Tree Hotel Sheep Street Oxfordshire OX18 4LW
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About The Bay Tree Hotel

The Bay Tree Hotel, Sheep Street
Oxfordshire, OX18 4LW

Located in the stunning Cotswolds, The Bay Tree Hotel is a charming, stylish, and romantic venue for your wedding.

The small 16th Century Burford venue exudes English class and sophistication and is ideally suited to hold exclusive events. Following the arrival of your final guests, we close our doors and allow you to relax and enjoy your day in the company of your closest friends and family. If you would like to have an exclusive wedding Sunday to Friday, we can offer you special rates.

The hotel offers three fully licensed rooms to choose from to suit your wedding requirements. The Hawthorne Room can house small, intimate weddings of up to 12 people while the Conservatory seats up to 60. The largest function room in the hotel, the Bay Tree Restaurant, is perfect for the evening reception and can accommodate up to 85 guests for the ceremony with up to 90 to dine. Alternatively, our beautiful Summer House is also licensed for outdoor ceremonies; an ideal location, looking out over the stunning, manicured gardens.

Your guests need not worry about taxis home at the end of the night as the hotel boasts 21 individually decorated bedrooms and suites.

Throughout the whole planning process our dedicated, experienced wedding co-ordinator will be on hand to ensure everything goes according to plan on your big day. All of our staff are here to ensure everything is perfect, from the delicious food to the serene surroundings.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch for more information about this amazing venue.

• Weddings for up to 90 guests • 21 bedrooms, each individually designed and with their own character • Specialists in Exclusive Use Weddings • Dedicated wedding coordinator • Same Sex Weddings • Dog-friendly weddings

Facilities at The Bay Tree Hotel

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Small Hotel
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Car Parking
Pets Welcome
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator

The Bay Tree Hotel Reviews (38)

a big thank you!
Venue Service

By Michelle & Owen, on 25 Nov 2019Date of Wedding - 01 Oct 2019

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

Excellent venue
Venue Service

By James, on 25 Nov 2019Date of Wedding - 16 Aug 2019

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.

August Wedding
Venue Service

By Lucy & Edward, on 25 Nov 2019Date of Wedding - 09 Aug 2019

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

Perfect wedding venue
Venue Service

By Robin, on 25 Nov 2019Date of Wedding - 26 Jul 2019

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.

Beautiful Venue
Venue Service

By Marion, on 25 Nov 2019Date of Wedding - 17 Jul 2019

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

Everything we had dreamed of
Venue Service

By Sarah & James, on 25 Nov 2019Date of Wedding - 04 Jul 2019

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

Perfect wedding venue and amazing staff
Venue Service

By Matt & Sana, on 25 Nov 2019Date of Wedding - 01 Jul 2019

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!

Best wedding day! Thank you
Venue Service

By Rebecca, on 25 Nov 2019Date of Wedding - 30 May 2019

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

Small, intimate winter wedding
Venue Service

By Paula & Richard, on 25 Nov 2019Date of Wedding - 21 Mar 2019

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.

Perfect wedding
Venue Service

By Joanne & Matt, on 25 Nov 2019Date of Wedding - 13 Mar 2019

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.

Impeccable venue, planning and service
Venue Service

By Dave & Ursula, on 13 Mar 2019Date of Wedding - 13 Mar 2019

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!

Nothing short of perfect
Venue Service

By Neil & Sheelagh, on 25 Nov 2019Date of Wedding - 01 Mar 2019

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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