The Elephant

(26 reviews) 26 5
Church Road Pangbourne Reading Berkshire RG8 7AR
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About The Elephant

Church Road
Pangbourne, Reading
Berkshire, RG8 7AR

Situated in the charming riverside village of Pangbourne, The Elephant Hotel is the perfect venue for your dream wedding. 

Dating back to the 19th century, our quirky boutique hotel in Berkshire has 22 bedrooms, each with their own unique character and style. Discover romantic secret gardens, a relaxed, informal friendly atmosphere, firside lounges & beautiful indoor & outdoor spaces, perfect for intimate weddings or larger celebrations.

At The Elephant Hotel, no two weddings are the same, each wedding has the care and attention it deserves to create your perfect day, tailoring every detail to suit your requirements. From your very first enquiry through to the big day itself, our fantastic team will be on hand to help and support you every step of the way to ensure it all runs smoothly.

We aim to create unforgettable moments which exceed your expectations. You and your guests can also enjoy exclusive use of the magnificent venue. This exclusivity means you can have a private celebration while benefiting from the dedicated service of the excellent team.

The Elephant exudes style, elegance and boasts first-class service. Our unique venue also holds a licence for civil ceremonies, so you can have your whole day here. We can accommodate up to 140 seated guests for your wedding breakfast and up to 150 for a more relaxed event.

• Quirky Boutique Wedding Venue in Berkshire • Licensed to Hold Civil Ceremonies for up to 140 guests • Exclusive Use (22 bedrooms for up to 50 guests) • Special Offers Available • Discover Romantic Secret Gardens • Delicious menus and excellent wine selection

Facilities at The Elephant

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Small Hotel
Outdoor License
Unusual Weddings
Unique Weddings
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
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
Corkage Option
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster

The Elephant Reviews (26)

Thank You
Venue Service

By Carol & Nick, on 22 May 2014

Hi Hannah, Just a quick note to say thank you for helping to making our wedding day perfect. We both had a wonderful day and all our guests had a great time. Please pass on our thanks to thr staff. We did try to thank as many as we could before leaving. Many thanks Carol and Nick

Perfect Day from Start to Finish!
Venue Service

By Laura & Matt Parsonage, on 13 Feb 2014

Dear Hannah, Matt & all the team at The Elephant. Just a note to say thank you for all of your hard work in the run up and on the day of our wedding on 7th December last year. We had an absolutely perfect day and it ran so smoothly, from start to finish! Our guests thought the venue was brilliant, especially everyone who stayed. And we had lots of comments about the food which was just amazing (one guest said it was the best meal they had ever had at a wedding!) A special mention must go to Irene - she was wonderful . Nothing was too much trouble - from getting different sausages from the butchers, to saving us canapés when we had photos taken. I'm sure we will be back soon! Many Thanks Laura & Matt Parsonage.

Wonderful Special Day
Venue Service

By Jo & Nuz, on 19 Dec 2013

To Hannah, Irene, Matt & Everybody Else at the Elephant! Jo and I would like to thank you for making our special day wonderful. Everything went perfectly. Everybody complimented the food - especially the puddings! Thank You, Jo & Nuz x

Happy Memories
Venue Service

By Sarah & Ben, on 18 Dec 2013

To Hannah & All The Staff at The Elephant, Thank you so much for all of your help with arranging our wedding and for all the hard work on our Wedding Day. You were all so friendly and helpful and nothing was too much trouble. We enjoyed every minute of our day and a lot of that was because we knew our guests were having a fabulous time so thank you very much. We have so many happy memories of our Wedding at The Elephant. Thank you once again to you all. Love from Sarah & Ben xx

Amazing Wedding
Venue Service

By Sharon & Andrew Wiggins, on 28 Sep 2013

Dear Matt, Hannah & all the staff, My husband and I would like to thank all of you for the hard work you put into making our wedding day so amazing. All our guests have commented on how lovely the hotel was as well as the food, the rooms and the service. Look forward to seeing you all soon. Sharon & Andrew (Mr & Mrs Wiggins) xxxx

Returning Customers for Life!
Venue Service

By Liz & Adrian Pearson, on 04 Sep 2013

Dear Hannah, We had to write to thank you and your fellow team members for the absolutely fantastic wedding you organised and hosted for us last Saturday. Particular thanks to Matt, Irene and Liz for being so friendly and helpful on the day. All the food was above expectations so please extend our huge thanks to the chef, the scones were so yummy. Once again, all our guests kept saying how great the hotel was and what a great time they were having so our day was made even better by the fact everyone else thought it was great. Thank you and well done. You have returning customers for life now! Our warmest regards, Liz & Adrian Pearson

Memorable Wedding Day
Venue Service

By Karina Mandrell, on 13 Aug 2013

Dear Hannah, Just to say a big thank you to you and all the staff at The Elephant for making Terry and Jessie's wedding day so memorable. The room looked amazing (thanks for your artistic flair) the food was delicious and everyone was so friendly and helpful. Thank You! Regards, Karina Mandrell (Mother of Bride)

Extremely Impressed
Venue Service

By Wedding Guest, on 30 Jul 2013

Just wanted to say I attended a wedding here at the weekend and I was extremely impressed with the venue, staff & food. Also by how well they catered for my dietary needs (I'm a vegan). The food was absolutely delicious & the staff incredibly diligent in making sure they got it right. Really impressive when considering the large number of people they were catering for & the fact I was the only one needing a vegan meal. I'd definitely consider and recommend The Elephant as an event venue should I need one in future.

Totally Perfect!
Venue Service

By Em & Steve Jones, on 30 Jul 2013

We wanted to squeeze a quick thank-you in before we escape on honeymoon! Saturday was just out of this world, the venue looked gorgeous, the rooms were amazing and the staff just really made it for us. Such a bubbly, genuine & competent bunch of people who really cared. You've been a pleasure to deal with! Hannah is a fantastic wedding planner and Peter helped save the day...just brilliant!!! We'll get a little something in the post when we return. Thank-you for making our day totally perfect! Em & Steve xX

Thank You So Much
Venue Service

By Mrs West, on 25 Jun 2013

Hi Hannah Thanks very much for your email, good wishes, and of course for all your help in the lead up to and on the wedding day. We had such a lovely day from start to finish. You were so helpful and good to deal with, making everything easy. Also, every one of the staff were personable, friendly and made us all so welcome. We've had so much positive feedback on the food as well, and some of our friends are thinking of booking a weekend break with you as they were so impressed. Thank you so much and I hope all your future couples are as happy as we were with their day.

Perfect Wedding Day
Venue Service

By Fiona Wilcox, on 12 Apr 2013

Hi Hannah, Thank you for the lovely email that was really nice to receive that and still weird to see me being referred to as a Mrs! Thank you guys very much for all your hard work & for ensuring that our big day went so perfectly. I honestly couldn't thank everyone enough for all the hard work you put in. Everybody has been telling me how impressed they were with the venue and in particular how fab the food was.The evening food was also fantastic and looked amazing, I know it went down well! I spent months worrying about how unorganised I am and if I would be running around like crazy on my big day and perhaps not carrying it off. Much to my surprise the night before I sat in my room and thought "It has actually all come together". But this would not have been possible without all your hard work Hannah and of the work of the team at The Elephant. All the setting up of my things from cupcakes to the gramophone and the card table, it all looked perfect when I walked through on the day. So you made sure that I felt 100% relaxed on our day and I felt that way because I knew that things were taken care of and I was in safe hands. I think I could ramble on for days lol but honestly thank you for all your hard work and to all the staff. I will miss working with you and seeing the family of staff at The Elephant but myself and Rik will definitely be visiting The Elephant again soon. Fiona x

A Huge Thank You!
Venue Service

By A Happy Father of The Bride, on 10 Apr 2013

As the father of the bride, I was nervous about the wedding, but with the Elephant's team at the helm, I needn't have worried. They organised the wedding brilliantly, liaising with my daughter to meet her exacting requirements. The food was great and the service unobtrusive but very responsive. The evening disco was wonderful and the hotel coped really well with the very merry guests! A huge thank you to all of the staff at the Elephant for their brilliant work!

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