The Bedford Swan Hotel

The Embankment, Bedford (Bedfordshire) MK40 1RW Map · Telephone · Website
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About The Bedford Swan Hotel

The Bedford Swan Hotel is an elegant venue for your wedding celebrations. The hotel sits on the edge of the River Ouse at the heart of the historic market town of Bedford. The venue offers all you could need for a truly memorable and special wedding day.

The 18th-century building is full of charm and character, creating a unique ambience for your day. The historic hotel is licensed to hold civil ceremonies, allowing you to spend your whole day of celebrations in one fantastic location. Whether you are planning a small, intimate affair or a large, lavish event, the hotel has two beautiful function spaces to choose from. We can accommodate up to 250 wedding guests for your day.

Throughout your wedding plans and preparation, our dedicated wedding team will be on hand to help. From the moment you book to the big day itself, they will offer support and ensure that everything runs smoothly. Additionally, we offer all-inclusive packages, carefully designed with weddings in mind. Each package has been created to suit a range of requirements, making the whole process as stress-free and enjoyable as possible.

Your guests needn’t worry about hurrying away at the end of the night as the hotel can offer 113 fabulous bedrooms. Each room has been recently refurbished to provide a luxurious night’s stay.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch for more details or to arrange a visit. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

  • Newly refurbished function suites
  • Located in the heart of the historic market town of Bedford
  • Set on the edge of the River Ouse, with beautiful views
  • Licensed for civil ceremonies
  • Inclusive wedding packages available
  • 113 bedrooms to sleep your overnight guests
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35 Reviews for The Bedford Swan Hotel

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4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of the Service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value for Money 4.8
  • Response time 4.8
35 The Bedford Swan Hotel Reviews
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    Mr and Mrs Rocks · Married on 02/09/2017

    5.0
    • Quality of the Service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value for Money:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    We could not have asked for a better day

    Lara, Thank you very much for all your help and support on Saturday and the months leading up the wedding. Everything ran exactly as we hoped, even the weather was kind to us.

    Please thank all the staff at the hotel, nothing was too much trouble for them. Special thanks for the chef for a superb meal, to Andrew for running the event smoothly and to the barman Adam for all his help on the day and again on Sunday. We could not have asked for a better day thank you all again.

    Sent on 18/10/2017
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    Mr Denyer · Married on 05/08/2017

    5.0
    • Quality of the Service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value for Money:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Everyone enjoyed it immensely.

    It was a beautiful day all round, I was very pleased that you were around and I was able to tell our guests that you were responsible for the fantastic event.

    Thanks again for a wonderful evening. Everyone enjoyed it immensely.

    Sent on 18/10/2017
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    Mr and Mrs Wilcox · Married on 05/08/2017

    5.0
    • Quality of the Service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value for Money:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Efficiency was excellent

    Thank you for all your attention to detail, the help and efficiency was excellent, especially in the lead up to the actual day.

    Please pass on our thanks to Danielle for the way she ran the event on the day, everything went very well and according to plan, the table service throughout the meal was very good.

    If you could say a big thank to the chef, Scott. Our food was very good. We were also very pleased with the guidance Scott provided when talking us through the menu options at the Menu tasting event, prior to the wedding.

    As you know we were quite anxious about how the bar tariff and service would go. The bar manager, (in a pink shirt) ran the bar very efficiently.

    Sent on 18/10/2017

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The Bedford Swan Hotel FAQ

  • Venue Type:
    Small Hotel
    Historic
    Civil Ceremony Licence
    Large Hotel
  • Dining Options:
    Seated Meal Facilities
    Corkage Option
    Allows Private Catering
    Alcohol Licence
    Buffet Meal Facilities
    In House Catering
  • Evening Entertainment:
    Dance Floor
    Entertainment Licence
    Live Band Facilities
    Evening Reception Facilities
    DJ Facilities
  • Overnight Accommodation:
    Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
    Overnight Accommodation for Guests
  • Venue Staff Assistance:
    Wedding Coordinator
  • Other Features:
    Disabled Facilities
    Car Parking
    Confetti Permitted
    Pets Welcome

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