The Old Bell Hotel

(2 reviews) 2 4.5
Abbey Row Malmesbury Wiltshire SN16 0BW
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About The Old Bell Hotel

Abbey Row, Malmesbury
Wiltshire, SN16 0BW

Situated in the historic and charming market town of Malmesbury, Wiltshire, and nestled next to a 12th Century Abbey, The Old Bell Hotel is a Grade I listed hotel, and England’s oldest. Recently restored to provide a stunning level of elegance, The Old Bell Hotel has opened its doors for you to host a truly unforgettable wedding day.


When booking with The Old Bell Hotel, you can choose to either marry in one of the delightful local churches, or, as the hotel is fully licensed for civil marriage ceremonies, you can exchange vows in the beautiful Garden Room with your own private terrace and dining area. This tranquil and relaxing space is perfect for you to spend your wedding day, and with space for anywhere between 6 and 54 guests, both your ceremony and evening reception will be an intimate affair. For your wedding breakfast you will work with The Old Bell Hotel’s head chef to create a delicious menu of Modern British classics. What’s more, with a carefully matched wine list, and a range of drinks and cocktails, you can celebrate knowing the hotel will take care of everything to make your day extra special.

The Hotel is conveniently located in the centre of Malmesbury with parking at the back of the hotel and, its location just 10 minutes from junction 17 of the M4 between London and Cornwall provides easy access to guests travelling from either direction.

For more information on how The Old Bell Hotel can create your dream wedding experience, please do not hesitate to contact us.

• Licensed for civil wedding ceremonies for up to 54 guests in the Garden Room • 16 guests in the Library • Selection of menus to suit all budgets • Range of accommodation available • Specialising in smaller more intimate and mid-week weddings • Adjacent to the 12th century Abbey and its beautiful garden

Facilities at The Old Bell Hotel

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the City
Small Hotel
Outdoor License
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
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
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster

The Old Bell Hotel Reviews (2)

fabulous day
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By Alison Quinn, on 04 Jul 2003

We had our wedding at the Old Bell in April 2003, and it exceeded our expectations. The food outstanding and the service exceptional, from the moment we booked the Old Bell until the last guest had left, the planning and the day could not have been better.

This is a beautiful historic hotel in the lovely medieval town of Malmesbury on the edge if the Cotswolds
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By Emilia Dayntree, on 25 Nov 2002

We attended a wedding in September at this hotel - the oldest in England dating back to 1220. The atmosphere is that of a country house -lovely furnishings, flowers and friendly staff. The wedding breakfast was fabulous and the presentation of the food cannot be faulted. We were a group of 25 - "second time around for the bride and groom and this was just the right sort of venue we were looking for - fine wine, food and lovely surroundings. The hotel does not offer music of the disco type - we had a harpist play during the meal and a classical trio prior to the ceremony. The bedrooms are beautifuly decorated - each one is individual. There were nannies on hand to look after the younger children and babies. WE will certainly be going back to The Old Bell for a weekend break.

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