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On since 2021

Last update: March 2024

The Hare and Hounds Hotel is a wedding venue in Westonbirt, near Tetbury, in Gloucestershire, England. This historic hotel was built in 1854, and it features a magnificent Cotswold stone facade. The building is surrounded by acres of lush gardens and woodland, and it is conveniently situated near the Royal Highgrove Estate and the National Arboretum. You and your guests are invited to enjoy the gentle warmth and quiet charm of this picturesque paradise. Whether you are planning an intimate celebration or a grand occasion, the Hare and Hounds team wants everything to be perfect for your special day.

Facilities and Capacity

The Hare and Hounds Hotel has four areas licensed for civil ceremonies. The Westonbirt Room is the hotel’s largest event space. It seats 120 ceremony guests and up to 150 for an evening reception. The Westonbirt Room is decorated with sylvan wallpaper, and the room’s neutral colour scheme complements a variety of styles. Just outside the Westonbirt Room is a private bar with a small seating area and direct access to the hotel garden. The bar area can be decorated with signs, tea lights, and bunting to create an impressive effect. The effortlessly-stylish Beaufort Restaurant boasts a high-beamed ceiling and large windows that look out onto the garden. The restaurant can accommodate up to 120 ceremony guests; it can also host wedding breakfasts for 80 people. The cosy Beaufort Lounge is furnished with comfortable couches, and it is an ideal gathering spot. The timber-framed Breeze House is perfect for outdoor ceremonies. Located in the beautiful hotel garden, Breeze House is surrounded by immaculate lawns, winding pathways, and delightful flower beds. The hotel also has 42 guest bedrooms, including several dog-friendly rooms. Guest rooms are located in the Main House, the Coach House, and Silkwood Court. Newlyweds are invited to stay in the romantic Game Keeper’s Cottage, which features a private garden and a hot tub.

Services Offered

The Hare and Hounds Hotel has everything you need for a wonderful, memorable wedding celebration. The hotel’s friendly and professional team will be on hand to guide and assist you. The talented in-house catering team offers a range of delicious reception and breakfast menus that are sure to delight even the most discerning palate. The hotel’s experienced wedding coordinator will also be available to help ensure that everything is ready for your big day.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Pub or restaurant
Large hotel
Outdoor license

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

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

Evening entertainment:

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:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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Reviews for The Hare and Hounds Hotel

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44 reviews
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Nancy B. Sent on 23/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Venue

From the moment we enquired to the big day, the H&H were so professional and friendly!

The big day was perfect, and ran smoothly the wedding coordinator Eliza was great and checked in with us on the morning and had everything sorted with the suppliers.

The food was fantastic and everyone loved the venue, especially us we could not ask for a more perfect place to get married !

Thank you H&H - N&T
J Hope Sent on 08/07/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic service and a really elegant day

We had such a wonderful wedding in April at the Hare and Hounds Hotel in Gloucestershire. The staff were fantastic - so professional, polite and accommodating; everyone said how impressed they were with them. The food and wine was brilliant, as was the service. The team went above and beyond for us, putting lots of thought into small details. We used the library for photographs as it rained all day, which created a great backdrop to our photos with the leather chairs, Victorian windows and book-lined walls. A lot of guests stayed at the hotel overnight and all commented on how lovely their rooms were. It was great to have breakfast altogether with our guests the next day before leaving. We would definitely recommend this as a venue for future events.
Georgie Sent on 18/10/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Your staff and hotel are fabulous!

To Julia, Ian and all the staff at the Hare & Hounds!

Thank you for supplying us an awesome wedding day!

Your staff and hotel are fabulous!

Thank you!
Anonymous Sent on 18/10/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Everyone was helpful and friendly

To all the staff at the Hare and Hounds,

Thank you for making our wedding so special. Everyone was so helpful and friendly. Thank you for making our wedding such a special day.

Lots of love,
Louise Sent on 18/10/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing level of service

To all the staff at the Hare & Hounds, with special thanks to Ian and Julia for looking after us on our wedding day. We were so pleased with the amazing level of service-such attention to detail!! Our guests were impressed with the hotel, and some are planning another visit.

With love
Louise Sent on 18/10/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Truly magical

To Julia and the Team,

Thank you so much for all you did in the lead up and during our wedding day. It was truly magical and a great setting that both Louise and I thoroughly enjoyed.

All our best.
Rob Sent on 18/10/2019
5 out of 5 rating

We all had the most amazing time

Dear Julia,

Many, many thanks for all your hard work, help with planning and support for Louise & Anthony's wedding last Saturday. The room looked amazing, the food was wonderful and everything went without a hitch so we all had the most amazing time.
Please thank all the lovely staff too. Guests were very complimentary about the quality of the venue, organisation and the professionalism and care of the staff.

Thanks so much.
Leah Sent on 02/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating was quite literally the best day of my life,

Hi Julia,

Hope you had a good weekend after a few days of weddings!

I just wanted to say thank you so much for all of your help, from the run up to the wedding to the actual day. I can not describe how amazing the day was, it was quite literally the best day of my life, everything was perfect!
We received so many compliments on the food and venue.

I am so happy the sun stayed out because the guests had the chance to enjoy the beautiful grounds. We loved the Gamekeepers cottage and were so happy we had the chance to enjoy it, the Magnolia room was equally as beautiful.

The staff throughout our whole stay were also incredible, no request was too big and they continuously delivered a high class service. Throughout the dinner and the evening the team did a great job of organising the guests, announcing the different steps and just generally making sure everyone was happy and having fun.

The room looked magical, everything was set up beautifully.

Again, I can't thank you and the whole team at The H&H enough, for ensuring we had a smooth and wonderful day. I wish I could do it all over again!

Many thanks,

Leah and Tim
Anonymous Sent on 02/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Every guest commented how delicious the food was..

Hi Julia,

Firstly apologies for taking so long to send this email to you! We can’t believe it’s been 8 weeks since our wedding day, time has flown by!

Tom and I want to say a massive thank you to yourself and all of the brilliant staff at the hare and hounds for making our wedding day so fantastic! We really did have the best day.

The food was incredible, every guest commented on how delicious the food was and there was a tough crowd to please!! The staff were very attentive throughout the day, it all went so smoothly and everything exceeded our expectations.

Thank you again for all of your hard work.

(Having been to a couple of weddings since our own it has highlighted to us even more how great our day was and what a lovely venue the Hare and Hounds is!)

Best wishes,

Mr & Mrs Snell
Emma Sent on 02/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Five Start service from start to finish

Hi Julia,

Just wanted to pop an email to say a massive thank you to you and your team for helping make Friday run so smoothly! We really did have the best day and believe a huge part of that was down to the staff at the Hare and Hounds. It was 5 star service from start to finish and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to anyone!

Many thanks,
Emma and James
Anonymous Sent on 02/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating

It was the most perfect day

Hi Julia

I just wanted to email to say a massive thank you for the most amazing day!

You all worked so hard to make it so perfect!
Thank you for holding the ceremony outside at such short notice too. Simon said you had to re set it all up! Thank you! You organised us all so well and really made me and the bridal party feel at ease.
I would like to say a special mention to one of the men. I didn’t catch his name but he was the short (don’t say I said that) chap with the glasses. He was amazing! Nothing was too much hassle for him and I had so many comments from guests on how polite and hard working he was.
So thank you to all of you!
It was the most perfect day.

Mr and Mrs Jackson
Bryony Sent on 15/05/2019
5 out of 5 rating

You all did a fantastic job

To Julia,

Dave and I just want to give a massive thank you to you and the team at the Hare and Hounds, you all did such a fantastic job and made the day run very smoothly.

Every one has complimented on how good the day was and I believe that’s all down to you so please pass this onto to everyone there.

Thanks again
Rachel Sent on 15/05/2019
5 out of 5 rating

The day couldnt have gone any better

Hi Julia

I just wanted to say a massive thank you for everything you did for us this past weekend. The day couldn’t have gone any better! Everyone had a fantastic time and that was down to you and the other staff at the Hare and Hounds. Thank you for making it so perfect for us.

Kind Regards
Chris Sent on 15/05/2019
5 out of 5 rating
Dear Julia,

Thank you so much for helping us to make our wedding the most special one!
We've really enjoyed working with you and really look forward to coming back here in the future!
Lots of Love,
Chris and Ewout Jackson
Robert Sent on 06/10/2017
5 out of 5 rating
Thank you for making Sarah and Darren's wedding day so special!
You were efficient, easy to approach and nothing seemed like too much trouble-we were most impressed. Please pass on our thanks to your reception staff and the waiters and waitresses who served us throughout the meal. There were many favourable comments about the venue-we were of course very fortunate with the weather.
The whole day will live long in the memory-no small thanks to you and your team. The whole experience including the months of planning was made comparatively simple and pleasant because of your expertise.
We are extremely grateful. Yours sincerely,
Robert and Valerie Wicks
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