The Moonraker

(3 reviews) 3 5
Trowle common Bradford on Avon Wiltshire BA14 9BL
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About The Moonraker

Trowle common, Bradford on Avon
Wiltshire, BA14 9BL

Welcome to your wedding at the Moonraker Hotel, formally the Old Manor Hotel, a grade two listed Manor house located just 15 minutes from Bath Spa. Purchased by Tudor & Lucy Hopkins (July 2013) who have transformed the hotel into a rustic Farmhouse Hotel specialising in vintage weddings.

Mentioned in the Domesday Book as being part of the Abbess of Glastonbury’s estate, the present Manor House was originally built in classic Queen Anne style. There is plenty of old world charm with oak doors, low ceilings, fireplaces and impressive reception rooms.

The hotel sits on 4 acres of land with its own Bee hives, Chickens, Pigs and kitchen garden. 

Food is at the centre of the wedding offer with Exec Chef Dean Toon using many of the ingredients grown at the hotel. Food is served on vintage oval plates down the centre of the table. Handmade wooden trestle tables and lime wash chairs to complete the rustic look and feel.

The wood beamed Milking Parlour can accommodate up to 120 guests for a ceremony and is also the late night party room with its own dedicated bar and dance area for up to 150 guests.

There are 23 en suite bedrooms located both in the Manor house and within the hotel grounds.

Our rustic Geenhouse Marquee can hold up to 120 guests for your wedding breakfast.

In the evening, fire pits and lanterns are lit and guests can relax in a number of different areas including our drawing room , terrace and manor lawn.

• 23 bedroom Manor house hotel • Beautiful walled and landscaped gardens • Ceremonies and Receptions up to 120 guests • Rustic Farm house style weddings using vintage oval plates and rustic tables • Locally sourced food from the hotels kitchen garden and smokery • A very unique venue with a relaxed laid back feel

Facilities at The Moonraker

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Small Hotel
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
Venue Leisure Facilities :
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Pets Welcome

The Moonraker Reviews (3)

A hotel with a heart
Venue Service

By Katie Steed, on 13 Jun 2015

It was love at first sight for The Moonraker Hotel, and as soon as we stepped through the doors we knew it was the wedding venue for us. Stacey and her team did a wonderful job at understanding our needs and going out of their way to meet them. We have enjoyed watching the hotel develop its own personality under its new ownership in the lead up to our wedding, which only added to the excitement. The hotel was completely 'us' in every way, from the eco-conscious mentality and delicious menus, to the vintage fittings, picturesque surroundings and quintessentially English aesthetics. We loved the tiny details, such as the kitchen garden, smoke-house and bee hives. The day itself was exactly as we had envisaged it, and the staff were extremely attentive throughout. We felt like royalty, and didn't need to worry about a single thing! We realised more and more that we had chosen the perfect venue for us. We stayed in the hotel for 2 nights, the second night we had exclusivity and only our guests stayed over. It was a wonderful experience, waking up the next day and enjoying a leisurely breakfast with our friends and family. Special thanks to Matthew and his kitchen staff for all the DELICIOUS food. As two big foodies, the wedding feast was always going to be a very important part of the day, and in fact it exceeded our expectations. We take away so many special memories of the Moonraker, and hope to revisit again and again to see how it develops. Katie and Steve (married on 25.04.2015)

Perfect day
Venue Service

By Vivki, on 09 May 2014

I would just like to say a BIG THANK YOU to all involved on making our dream day run effortlessly. I cant begin to imagine what went on behind the scenes but we are most grateful! I don't know where to start with names but in particular Stacey, Ryan and Claudia, along with all the other on hand staff! Matthew and all the kitchen staff excelled themselves with the food, there were a lot of compliments. I have no hesitation in recommending The Old Manor in the future and am happy to leave reviews where necessary. Our Kindest regards Vicki & Steve X

Amazing Wedding Venue
Venue Service

By Kerren Spencer, on 09 May 2014

Hi Tudor & Stacey, We wanted to send you a quick email to say a big thank you. Our Wedding was truly amazing and we feel i went perfectly. Thank you for all the huge efforts made by you and your staff to make this possible. We really are over the moon. I have left a review on your Facebook page reflecting how we feel and will be adding one to trip advisor too.

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