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.
35 Reviews for The Bedford Swan Hotel
Recommended by 100% of couples
Mr and Mrs Rocks · Married on 02/09/2017
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.Sent on 18/10/2017
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.
Mr Denyer · Married on 05/08/2017
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.Sent on 18/10/2017
Thanks again for a wonderful evening. Everyone enjoyed it immensely.
Mr and Mrs Wilcox · Married on 05/08/2017
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.Sent on 18/10/2017
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.