The Crazy Bear

(55 reviews) 55 5
Bear Lane Stadhampton Oxfordshire OX44 7UR
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About The Crazy Bear

Bear Lane, Stadhampton
Oxfordshire, OX44 7UR

Whether you’re planning a small and intimate occasion or extravagant and grand celebration, your special day will be one to remember at The Crazy Bear, Stadhampton. With striking décor throughout, delicious cuisine and excellent service, the unique venue offers the perfect setting for your wedding celebrations.

The original Crazy Bear is full of character and inimitable charm. The Oxfordshire venue has almost 20 years’ experience of hosting fantastic weddings, offering civil ceremonies and receptions for 300 guests. Celebrations are held in an exclusive area of the hotel, allowing you and your guests to enjoy a private party. The space also opens up onto a secluded terrace, copse and gardens which stretch out across 80 acres of delightful woodland and farmland.

To help with your wedding plans and preparations, your own personal wedding co-ordinator will be on hand to help create your perfect day. Every detail of your wedding, from the ceremony to the reception, can be tailored to suit you, your individual requirements and ideas.

For your wedding breakfast, we offer a range of award-winning Thai and English cuisine. Our chefs also offer private tastings to help create your ideal, bespoke menu. We offer fantastic vegetarian options as well as rare-breed meats which have been reared at The Crazy Bear Farm.

We can offer an additional range of services at The Crazy Bear. Activities, such as clay shooting and Thai massages, can be incorporated into your unique event. Live bands, burlesque, DJs and fireworks can also be arranged for your evening entertainment.

We would love to speak with you about your ideas. Please get in touch with Guy Leighton-Rees for more information.

T: 01865 890714 / E:

• Full of character with striking, dramatic décor • Award-wining English and Thai cuisine • Secluded terraces and garden areas • Specialist wedding service and a dedicated personal manager • Civil ceremonies and receptions with up to 300 guests • Located 10 miles from Oxford and 40 miles from London

Facilities at The Crazy Bear

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Small Hotel
Outdoor License
Marquees and Tents
Woodland and Festival
Unusual Weddings
Unique Weddings
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Pets Welcome
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
250 to 400 guests
More than 400 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator

The Crazy Bear Reviews (55)

We had the best day ever!!
Venue Service

By Emma & Greg Walters, on 12 Mar 2020Date of Wedding - 29 Feb 2020

What can we say about the wedding day apart from WOW! We had the best day ever! Thank you Guy, Con and Flori and all of the other staff involved working that day. Everyone was so brilliant and the day went just perfectly. We had so many comments from our guests about the venue, the food and how slick the running of the day was. Thank you for all of the planning and meetings leading up to the day and on the day itself. It has been an amazing start to married life. Thank you again (and again and again!)

An Absolutely Fantastic Day
Venue Service

By David & Anne Marie Bint, on 12 Mar 2020Date of Wedding - 20 Feb 2020

We had an absolutely fantastic day with our wedding at the Crazy Bear. Nothing was too much effort for the staff. Flori & Con were warm and friendly to ourselves and our guests. From set up to the actual event, we were treated fantastically and the organisation behind the scenes was exemplary. Once again a huge thank you from both myself and Anne Marie

The Most Perfect Venue
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By Michelle & Andy Claxton, on 21 Nov 2019Date of Wedding - 01 Nov 2019

Guy we cannot thank you enough for how smoothly Friday went. We had an incredible day in the most perfect venue. Thanks also to Con and the rest of the front of house team. All of the staff were polite and nothing was a problem to sort out. As Crazy Bear members we will hopefully be back soon to catch up with you all and one of your event nights

Thank You!
Venue Service

By Lauren Briggs, on 21 Nov 2019Date of Wedding - 24 Oct 2019

Just wanted to leave a review to say thank you for our fantastic wedding day. It was everything we wanted and more. The staff were exceptional! We will certainly highly recommend your services to anyone. I think some of our guests have already been in touch for a wedding brochure! Thanks you once again Crazy Bear

Our day was utterly special & perfect
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By Sharon & Danny King, on 16 Nov 2019Date of Wedding - 27 Sep 2019

A massive thank you to Guy for making our day so special and perfect! We have been overwhelmed by it all and everyone has commented on how wonderful the food, decor and surroundings were and how superb, welcoming, friendly and helpful the staff were. We knew this already but to have our guests say it too is testament to the great gig you have going on there. We really cannot thank you enough and will never forget it! A day to remember for sure!

Thank You!
Venue Service

By Christian & Jo Perkins, on 28 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 25 Aug 2019

We just wanted to leave a review for Guy and the team to say thank you so much for everything that you did for our wedding on Sunday. The day was much more than either of us expected and all of the staff were superb all day. We thought the venue looked amazing (we knew it would!) and obviously the beautiful weather was the icing on the cake! The English and Thai BBQ with the half lobsters was a real hit and it was just so relaxed and non formal which was exactly what we wanted. Thanks also Guy for the little touches that you did throughout the day. Thanks again and we will be back soon for one of your Christmas parties

Our wedding far exceeded all our expectations!
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By Katie Stroud, on 08 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 02 Aug 2019

My husband and I (eek!) have just had our wedding at the Crazy Bear and I cannot thank them enough for everything they have done. We honestly had the most fantastic day without any issues at all! I want to say a massive thank you to Guy for organising everything from start to finish and a big thank you to all of the waiting staff involved. They were truly fantastic dancing along with us all and were so friendly and helpful. You all do a wonderful job there and you certainly know how to throw a party!

Wow Everything Was Perfect
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By Nicole Ettinger, on 05 Jun 2019Date of Wedding - 02 Jun 2019

We have just had our wedding at the Crazy Bear Stadhampton and wow everything was perfect! Thank you Guy and to all at the Crazy Bear for making it that way. Your staff were amazing, service was first class and the guests loved the food!

Venue, service, food & staff were faultless
Venue Service

By Nicola Morrison, on 08 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 28 Jul 2018

Thank you Crazy Bear for the most fabulous wedding on the 28th July 2018. The venue, service, food and staff was faultless and both Oli and I had the most incredible day with you at the Crazy Bear celebrating our wedding with all our friends and family. Guy you have been very accommodating and patient with me, so thanks again for letting us use this awesome venue. Nic & Oli x

We found the organisation & service impeccable
Venue Service

By Sarah & Justin, on 08 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 27 May 2018

I just wanted to say a huge thank you to Guy and the team present on our special day. We found the organisation and service impeccable. All of the staff were so attentive to mine and Justin's needs throughout the day. We are both so happy to of picked The Crazy Bear for our wedding venue, all our guests commented on how wonderful a venue it is. Thank you again for the exceptional service and for helping us make many happy memories. I'm sure we'll visit The Crazy Bear again very soon!

My guests were literally blown away!
Venue Service

By Kirsty & Lee, on 08 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 25 May 2018

Where do I even start!! My husband and I got married at the Crazy Bear in May 2018 it was just perfect form start to finish. The minute I set eyes on this venue I knew it was the one for me... it’s just magical. The decor is out of this world. My guests were literally blown away! Guy, the events manager could not of been more helpful! Planning my wedding was never once stressful, it was was actually a pleasure. Guy had everything under control through out the whole of the planning and was always at the other end of an email if I ever had a worry, concern or question. On the actual day I honestly don’t think I could say one negative thing. The staff were all amazing. Danny made sure the day ran smooth, nothing was ever a problem. Everything was taken care of and it was literally perfect. Thank you so much to everyone at the Crazy Bear! Everyone on reception and all the staff in the bar and restaurants. You were all absolutely amazing. And a massive thank you to Guy and Danny. I could never put into words how grateful I am for giving us the day of our dreams!!

We honestly cannot thank you enough
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By Claire & James, on 04 Jan 2018Date of Wedding - 29 Dec 2017

We had our wedding at the Crazy Bear Stadhampton on the 29th December 2017. We honestly cannot thank Guy and the events team enough as from start to finish they did everything possible to make our day special and as amazing as it was. We have absolutely nothing to complain about and that is so amazing as we've been to lots of weddings and picked up on things going wrong. THANK YOU Crazy Bear. You delivered way beyond our expectations giving us a day we will never forget! We look forward to coming and staying with you soon

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