The Crown & Thistle

(2 reviews) 2 5
18 Bridge Street Abingdon Oxfordshire OX14 3HS
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About The Crown & Thistle

18 Bridge Street, Abingdon
Oxfordshire, OX14 3HS

Set in the heart of the historic town of Abington-on-Thames, The Crown & Thistle offers a magical setting that can be transformed for your wedding celebrations. The 400-year-old, grade II listed coaching inn has been impeccably restored and refurbished to embrace modern style and tastes.

Our new wedding licence means that you and your guests can celebrate your whole day in one wonderful location without the worry of travel. The beautiful, historic surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for an intimate occasion or your special ceremony.

The beautiful 17th century Barn has been restored to its former glory, providing a wonderful setting for weddings. The Barn boasts original beams and ancient stone walls to create a rustic and romantic ambience for your day. The spectacular timber-vaulted space can accommodate up to 66 seated guests and 150 guests for a buffet.

The Crown & Thistle boasts 18 individual en-suite rooms for you and your overnight guests. Each cosy space has its own character and charm with ancient beams, exposed brickwork and gorgeous wallpapers produced by British designers. No two rooms are the same but all of them are finished to the same high standard, providing stylish and unique retreats for the end of the day.

The luxurious bridal suite has a four-poster bed, free standing bath and a double shower. Whether it’s the anticipation-filled night before, the exciting bridal preparations, or your first night of married life, the suite offers all you could need for the special day.

We would love for you to come and visit The Crown & Thistle. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch to arrange a visit, where a member of our fantastic team will show you around and explain how to make the most of the wonderful venue.

• The 400-year-old, grade II listed coaching inn has been flawlessly restored to suit modern tastes. • 18 individual en-suite bedrooms including a beautiful bridal suite • 17th century function room for private events with up to 100 guests • Set in the heart of Abington-on-Thames • Bespoke wedding packages • Licensed to hold civil ceremonies

Facilities at The Crown & Thistle

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the City
Small Hotel
Pub or Restaurant
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
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
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster

The Crown & Thistle Reviews (2)

Perfect Wedding Day
Venue Service

By Joanne, on 17 May 2019Date of Wedding - 13 Apr 2019

We had an amazing wedding day in April 2019 at the Crown and Thistle Hotel and we would really recommend as a wedding venue. We had our ceremony and reception at the venue, and it couldn't have been a better day. The Barn is a beautiful setting, and the ceremony felt really intimate. It's perfect if you like the rustic look; we kept it really simple with our table decorations and the staff made everything look so beautiful. In general all the staff were all so helpful and made our day go without a flaw. And a massive thank you to the chef, the food was so good, and we even have our friends telling us a month on that it is some of the best wedding food they have had! Portions were excellent, and the evening buffet was really great too so it was really good value for money as part of the packages they offer. The Abbey Gardens just behind the venue is great for wedding photos too, so we felt the venue had everything we needed. The team were all so helpful, especially Danielle at Head Office and Giancarlo and Alice at the venue, who were so helpful at every meeting and answered all our questions. Thanks so much; we'd love to go back and celebrate our day all over again!

Excellent wedding venue
Venue Service

By The Middletons, on 14 Feb 2016

I was just looking on this site while reminiscing about my wedding last year and was surprised to see that there were no reviews for the Crown and Thistle. We enjoyed a superb reception at the hotel last April. The food and service were outstanding. It is a wonderful venue for a reception with delightful rooms for guests. I would wholeheartedly recommend a wedding reception here.

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