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Just a stone's throw from Newbury, The Crab and Boar is a country wedding venue in a complete world of its own tucked away within the Berkshire countryside. This charming British pub offers a traditional haven enhanced by jaw-dropping views across the Chiltern Hills and North Wessex Downs of Outstanding Natural Beauty. In this private slice of rural luxury, the team invites you to say 'I do' surrounded by those who matter most.

Facilities and Capacity

The Crab and Boar offers a grand selection of function spaces, each providing an authentic British country experience with their own distinct character. The venue is particularly suited for winter weddings with a network of cosy rooms where guests can mingle next to roaring fires. The award-winning dining room forms the pub's beating heart, with its rich interiors and chic rustic décor that includes pillar candles and plush furnishings. Leading off this cosy, elegant space, The Cromwell Room provides a stately setting with a large wooden table for up to 14 people. The Glass Room is a gorgeous enclosed space where 24 can dine in their own luxurious snug. With exclusive hire, the venue can easily host up to 60 guests for a civil ceremony and 70 for a wedding breakfast, followed by a lively reception for as many as 120. A marquee can also be set up on the outside grounds for larger events. The outdoor setting is a fun alternative during warmer months, where guests can indulge in a BBQ-style event and sun-kissed drink or two. At the end of the night, you can retreat to one of the 14 luxury and hot tub rooms, each one boasting a signature look while also being pet-friendly.

Services Offered

With the help of The Crab and Boar's experienced and attentive staff, you are free to create an entirely bespoke wedding day. An on-site wedding coordinator will be your right hand throughout the planning process. On the day, they will oversee the festivities making sure everything runs on schedule. At the same time, dedicated staff will effortlessly transform each event space between stages while you enjoy a drink or two at the bar. Food is a standout element to this location, with the talented chefs using only the freshest seasonal produce. Working closely with you, the culinary team will craft a delicious wedding breakfast menu that showcases the best of local ingredients. A sample of menus is available online for you to explore and feel inspired by. For more information on the kinds of weddings, The Crab and Boar can host, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Small hotel
Pub or restaurant
Unusual weddings
Marquees and tents
Woodland and festival
Tipis and yurts
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Marquee available
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:

Exclusive use
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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The Crab & Boar Real Weddings

Annie & Tom
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Wantage Road RG20 8UE Newbury (Berkshire)
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