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Last update: May 2024

The Mill House Hotel & Restaurant is a beautiful wedding venue conveniently located in the ancient village of Swallowfield, near Reading. This sprawling property offers a stunning setting for your wedding with a riverside marquee set within beautiful gardens and exclusive use of the main house and grounds.

Facilities and Capacity

The Mill House Hotel & Restaurant is home to various event sites designed to accommodate every phase of your special day. You can begin your celebration by hosting a memorable civil ceremony in the beautiful gardens in the lush Cedar Pavilion. Or, for an indoor option, exchange your vows in the sunny Garden Room, surrounded by views of the idyllic grounds. Afterwards, you and your guests can dine and dance the night away under the riverside marquee. With state-of-the-art heating and cooling systems, you can host an event year-round without worrying about the weather. The sprawling marquee is light, bright, and airy, complete with a dance floor and a private bar, making it the perfect blank canvas to decorate to suit your event design. Couples are also welcome to host smaller celebrations in the main house. With elegant furnishings are modern amenities, it is the perfect place to host an intimate gathering.

Services Offered

The Mill House team strives to provide everything needed to host your once-in-a-lifetime event. They offer friendly and attentive services to ensure your wedding dreams become a reality. You can choose from various wedding packages and add-on services to ensure your day is tailored to your specifications. Venue rentals include exclusive access to the property, a drinks reception, a wedding meal, a DJ, tables, chairs, linens, and the assistance of their dedicated wedding planner to guide you through the planning process.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Small hotel
Pub or restaurant
Historic
Marquees and tents
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Private catering allowed
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:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:

Beautician

Other features:

Exclusive use
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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Reviews for The Mill House Hotel & Restaurant

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Hitched Wedding Awards 2024 Winner
5.0 out of 5 rating
162 reviews
99% recommend it
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Grace
Grace S. Sent on 03/05/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely amazing

This venue and the owners Kim and Marc went out of their way to make sure our wedding was perfect. The whole team were incredible and our day could not have been better. They were so helpful and flexible and I would HIGHLY recommend them. There is not a single negative.
Nikki
Nikki B. Sent on 27/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing venue

My daughter and her husband Dave have just celebrated their wedding at The Mill House. It is a perfect venue. The hotel itself is lovely, beautiful accommodation, pretty garden and a lovely marquee. The food was tasty and very well presented. Nothing was too much trouble. Every single member of staff was friendly and helpful.
Mark is a real star and was our Master of Ceremonies, keeping everything and everyone organised.
I would recommend this venue, you really can't go wrong!
Sarah
Sarah W. Sent on 09/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

The most incredible venue

The Mill House Hotel in Swallowfield was the most incredible venue for our wedding.
The staff went above and beyond, nothing was too much trouble and i couldnt recommend them enough.
They were so friendly and helpful and made the wedding planning experience stress free.
We opted for long tables and no seating plan as didnt have a sit down meal, they helped us with suppliers for tables which made it so much easier as we wouldnt have known where to start.
We had the donuts delivered the day before and they kept them in the kitchen for us and put them out in the evening as we didnt have a cake.
On the day of the wedding there was potential rain so the staff kept an eye on the weather and didnt set up the chairs outside until the last minute, luckily we had no rain.
All staff were amazing and i couldnt fault anything at all.
It was the most incredible day and i have the best memories.
The rooms were beautifully laid out and comfy and the breakfast the next day was just what we needed.
The inhouse DJ was great. He let us create a playlist so he knew the type of music we liked, he asked us who we didnt want to play and he made sure that even if it was requested it wasnt played.
I would recommend this venue to anyone, it was beautiful with the grounds being looked after all year round and the staff helping to make it a day to remember
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Laura P. Sent on 07/09/2023
4 out of 5 rating

A day I’ll never forget!

Mark, Kim and Andy were very welcoming and were very accommodating! All were lovely and nothing was a issue! The venue is lovely as well as the gardens.
The wedding breakfast went on a little too long and we had guests waiting for food.
Music for the ceremony was a little behind but overall was such a perfect day! We both loved every second!
Amy
Amy D. Sent on 27/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful venue

An absolutely stunning venue, full of natural flowers and amazing people. I felt very well looked after, great food & prompt with communication.
Lauren
Lauren Sent on 11/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Mr & Mrs Roberts

Dear The Mill House Team,

Firstly, we would like to say a huge, massive thank you for allowing us to have our Wedding at your venue on 05/08/23. The venue is absolutely stunning and everything is well laid out to accommodate all weathers!
Secondly, we would like to thank the team and all the staff at the venue on our special day. Everyone worked tirelessly to make sure the wedding ran as planned, making sure all guests were accommodated for and checking in to make sure everyone was happy.
Lastly, we want to thank the catering staff for the absolutely outstanding food. From what we could see, all plates were emptied and everyone since has commented on the amazing food, right from the canapés, to the wedding breakfast and the buffet in the evening.
Throughout the entire 18 months of planning the wedding, the team at The Mill House have been incredibly accommodating, responding to emails promptly, answering any questions we had and being very thorough during all our Wedding meetings.
We couldn’t recommend The Mill House highly enough for providing the Wedding of our dreams.
Thank you again for everything.
Mr & Mrs Roberts 😀
Gemma
Gemma R. Sent on 12/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

We booked our wedding in 8 months and they were so helpful gave us a timeline of things. We got to pay over 6 months and it was on a deal for spring

Prefert perfect perfect! Everything about this venue is amazing and I really enjoyed the whole process from viewing to the day! They took such good care of me and my groom on the day and leading up. Helpful for giving us options about our day and even listening to requests of our own. I want to shout out every person in that hotel that made our day special!
Peter
Peter H. Sent on 08/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The Mill House Swallowfield

We can thoroughly recommend The Mill House Swallowfield, as a fantastic marriage venue.
The venue is full of character, with very well kept gardens, which provide lots of great photo opportunities.
The marquee provides the perfect space for the wedding breakfast and evening disco.

All the staff are so friendly and helpful, going above and beyond from planning every detail of the great day with you, and on the day they discretely lead you through each part, from the ceremony, the wedding breakfast to the cutting of the cake.
We wish to thank the following members of The Mill House team for making our wedding a very special and memorable day.
Mark, our master of ceremonies
Kim, Kate, Emma and Chris, who helped plan, prepare and lead us through the day.
Stewart our DJ for providing music for all the age groups who attended our wedding.
Jemma
Jemma H. Sent on 28/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best Decision Ever

We had our wedding on 13.01.23 and it was the best decision ever. Everyone we spoke to was friendly, helpful and professional. Chris was our Master of Ceremonies and he was absolutely fantastic. He ensured our day went perfectly, and I can’t thank him enough. Kate was also amazing throughout the whole process, with my million questions, she was always quick to respond.

Thank you again to everyone involved, the Mill House will always have a special place in our hearts ❤️
Kelly-Sue
Kelly-Sue L. Sent on 20/01/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Absolutely beautiful venue and amazing and helpful staff.

We had our wedding reception at The Mill House in December 2022 and they were absolutely amazing. It was booked 2 years in advance, but had to get rescheduled due to a surprise pregnancy, but nothing was too much for them and they happily helped change everything.
They were very quick to respond to calls and emails and always helped in any way they could.
On the day of the wedding, the whole day couldn't have gone any smoother and the food was delicious. The father of the bride had arranged many surprises for the day, which the staff did a great job of keeping a secret and made the transitions smooth with no-one having any clues.
So many guests commented on how beautiful the whole venue was, the bedrooms, the marquee and the garden. We had some stunning photos with all the lights and river in the background.
We couldn't thank all the staff enough for helping make our day the best day ever.
Katy
Katy H. Sent on 30/06/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Put your trust in the Mill House!

My husband and I got married at the Mill House on the 26th June and it was nothing short of incredible. Mark and Kim are absolutely wonderful, professional and went above and beyond to make our day amazing. They are supported by an amazing team of staff, from our wedding planners - Jo, Rachael and Emma, to the bar and waiting staff, especially Andy and Chris!

The team made our guests feel so welcome, and everyone said what an incredible and beautiful venue it was. The rooms are comfortable and inviting, and the food is amazing!! Every meal we have had has been fantastic and we can’t wait to come back for more in the future.

Planning a wedding is stressful, planning a wedding in a pandemic is even harder! But the team at The Mill House made everything easier. They were always on hand to answer questions and offer reassurance (even helping us source a Gazebo to put over the ceremony area in case of rain) and we are so happy we went with them for our wedding. The venue is supported by an incredible group of wedding suppliers who were as equally as amazing as the Mill House themselves!

If you are looking for an intimate, exclusive use, and all around amazing wedding venue, please choose the Mill House!
Leanna
Leanna F. Sent on 29/06/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible from start to finish

Our special day at The Mill House was so memorable. This was thanks to the fantastic service provided by Mark and Kim. I cannot thank them enough for their attention to detail and efficiency on the day. My grandma was well looked after and Mark kept the cups of tea coming for her which was lovely. Everything ran smoothly and the food was out of this world amazing. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves and their stay at The Mill House. The breakfast the next day was fantastic too and I am so so pleased we chose The Mill House for our special day. We will never forget it.
Louise
Louise T. Sent on 12/02/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Simply perfect!

We held our wedding at The Mill House last October during quite uncertain times thanks to Covid.
We booked at quite short notice and found Mark and Kim to be professional, experienced and helpful throughout the planning. Cost was very reasonably priced and no hidden extras.
On the big day they were supportive and could not have looked after us and our guests any better. Nothing was too much trouble, we felt really looked after.
We felt comfortable and confident throughout the day and our day felt intimate and special. We had the 3 course wedding breakfast and the food was absolutely delicious. Everybody enjoyed the meal.
We spent the night at the hotel as did a few of our family. Rooms and beds were comfortable and clean.
We highly recommend The Mill House Hotel for a wedding, its a beautiful place inside and out and Mark and Kim helped us have exactly the day we wanted.
Julia
Julia H. Sent on 12/02/2021
5 out of 5 rating

A wonderful venue for a truly special day

We would not hesitate in recommending The Mill House as a wedding venue for your special day. The staff are brilliant, nothing is too much trouble and they go out of their way to do everything they can for you and take the worry out of the day. The beautiful building and garden create fantastic photo opportunities, and the outside ceremony in the Cedar Pavilion was really special. And last, but not least, the food and wine is absolutely delicious and was enjoyed immensely by all.
Marc
Marc B. Sent on 08/10/2020
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect venue for the perfect day.

The delightful owners could not have made our special day any more special. NOTHING was a problem. Amazing food, first class service and perfect weather ... dont look anywhere else.
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Old Basingstoke Road RG7 1PT Swallowfield (Berkshire)
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