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On since 2017

Last update: March 2024

The Old Government House Hotel & Spa is a wedding venue located in St. Peter’s Port, in the Guernsey region of England. This charming estate dates back to 1796 when it was used as the Governor’s residence on the island. Operating as a hotel since 1858, it is replete with luxurious amenities and elegant event spaces. Here, you and your guests can make lasting memories together over a catered meal and an evening of entertainment.

Facilities and Capacity

Featuring classical architecture and refined decorations, The Old Government House Hotel & Spa offers three sophisticated suites for your celebration of love. If you desire an intimate ceremony, you can say ‘I do’ in front of up to 40 people in the Douglas and Dalrymple Room. Tastefully designed with a blue and cream colour scheme, the Colborne Room is ideal for wedding ceremonies and receptions of up to 60 guests. The Regency Room can accommodate up to 150 of your loved ones and boasts sparkling chandeliers, high ceilings, and idyllic views of the neighbouring islands. You and your loved ones can dine surrounded by plenty of natural light and ambient lighting from the chandeliers overhead. For an idyllic drinks reception and romantic photographs, the private patio and walled gardens offer breathtaking views of the sea.

Services Offered

The staff at The Old Government House Hotel & Spa are on-hand to arrange every detail of your fairytale wedding. They are delighted to work with you to curate a bespoke menu and provide a list of vendors for your music, flowers, decorations, and photographs. With their Deluxe Wedding Package, you can make your grand entrance with a red carpet arrival. Upon entering your celebration, you and your guests can enjoy two drinks and an assortment of canapés. For your festive feast, the chefs can prepare a mouthwatering three-course meal complete with half a bottle of house wine per person. This package even includes complimentary wedding night accommodation with a full breakfast for you and your beloved.


This hotel comprises 62 stylish rooms and suites. Each space is individually designed and decorated to reflect the history of the estate while also offering guests a variety of contemporary comforts. Inside the Wedding Suite, you and your sweetheart can enjoy luxurious furnishings and a full balcony with picturesque sea views. Built for relaxation, the room features a comfortable lounge area and ornate bathtub. During your stay, The Old Government Hotel & Spa invite you to enjoy the property’s restaurants, bars, pool, and spa. From the moment you enter the establishment to the end of your celebrations, the staff are dedicated to making your wedding dreams come true.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Large hotel

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
Evening reception facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:

Swimming pool
Health suite
Fitness centre

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Confetti permitted
Orangery on site
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Reviews for The Old Government House Hotel & Spa

4.9 out of 5 rating
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4.9 out of 5 rating
11 reviews
99% recommend it
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Margeaux M. Sent on 16/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The Royal Treatment for our special day

From beginning to end of our wedding journey, the OGH made us feel like we were royalty, with so much attention to detail, going out of their way to make sure we happy, and world class service on the day. All of our guests were exceptionally impressed and we were so grateful to all the staff for the magical experience. Thank you!!!
Chloe C. Sent on 05/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating


I cannot fault these guys. They gave us the best day of our lives, they were extremely helpful, involved, kind, welcoming and went over and above to look after us!!
Charlotte M. Sent on 25/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic service, so happy!

Staff were very attentive and helpful.
We have two people with dietary needs who we hadn’t been told about and the chef was extremely helpful and provided them with something to eat.
Everyone really enjoyed themselves and they all said the food and the wine was excellent!
The room was beautiful too!
It was a lovely day and we are both very grateful for everything you and the team has done for us.
Laura Sent on 01/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding day experience

Olivia was incredibly helpful, patient and responsive, nothing was too much! Andrew was fantastic in making sure everything ran to schedule. We had a fantastic day.
Sophie O. Sent on 14/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best decision we made - magical, memorable and stress-free

Cannot recommend The OGH highly enough as a venue. We had our reception there last summer and it was honestly the best decision we made of all our wedding / supplier decisions. The staff are incredible - warm and friendly and so accommodating. Olivia from the events team in particular made sure we felt looked after the entire time - both in the lead up and on the day itself to ensure our Wedding day was magical, memorable and stress-free. The level of service from all staff (in the lead up and on the day), support and quality of food and drinks were all exceptional.
James Sent on 18/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Spring Wedding!

We got married at the OGH earlier in May and we couldn't have asked for a better location and team to deal with. We looked around the island at venues, however given how well the OGH are at catering for bigger wedding's and also how charming the regency room looks we decided to go with them and didn't regret it in the slightest.

The wedding package prices are good value for money and in comparison to other hotels which require you to book out the whole hotel for sole use we really appreciated this element. The food was incredible and little touches like a master of ceremonies to announce the food and speeches along with sole use of the outside olive grove made the day.

A special shout out to Olivia in the OGH's events team. She became our in house wedding planner and catered for all our requests making us feel extremely special. We really couldn't have asked for more and would recommend them to anyone.
Lucia C. Sent on 15/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

OGH Wedding Review

We could not have chosen a better venue for our Wedding ceremony and reception. From the day we decided on the OGH the event staff Olivia & Mel helped us every step of the way, they accommodated us throughout with any queries, meetings and advice needed. They were prompt and efficient when communicating with us, nothing felt a chore or issue for them. On the day of our wedding everything went as imagined , the waiting staff were incredible so very attentive and extremely polite, the food was out of this world. Having our wedding at the OGH was extremely good value for money, we would highly recommend the OGH to anyone looking to get married in a unique setting like the OGH has to offer.
Emily C. Sent on 09/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Everything we hoped for

The OGH were highly professional and attentive. Our guests gave high praise on the quality of the food and the attentiveness of the staff; nothing was too much of an ask! They made our day so special. There no hitches and the day progressed with ease. Thank you so much OGH!
Hannah L. Sent on 29/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best day of our lives

We had high expectations of the OGH and Olivia and the team not only met but surpassed those expectations. The day could not have gone any better with guests raising how good the food, service and venue were. We could not thank them enough for a more perfect day.
Gemma W. Sent on 20/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

November 2022 Wedding at the OGH

We had a truly fabulous wedding at the OGH in November 2022!

Everything about the day, from the venue, to the food, to the work of the staff, was truly a five star experience.

Olivia really helped us to plan our wedding, helping us to think of ideas for the day. Olivia catered to every request that we had and was on hand in the months before the wedding with useful guidance and advice. Olivia also worked proactively and professionally with all of our wedding suppliers, which made our job of planning the wedding much easier.

Included in our package was a wedding menu tasting experience. We attended this a few months prior to our wedding, and it was one of the highlights of the wedding planning. The food and the service were both fantastic, and Nigel, the chef, was really great at talking though our choices with us and helping us to create the perfect menu. The food for both the tasting and on the day itself were fantastic, and a real highlight of our day.

On the day, the staff at the OGH made sure everything ran smoothly, and they made sure that there was nothing for us to do, leaving us and our guests free to really enjoy the day.

Many of our guests travelled over to Guernsey for the wedding and stayed at the hotel, and so many of our guests have said how welcoming, attentive and friendly the staff were.

Overall, a truly fantastic wedding, at a fantastic venue, with memories we will look back on fondly for many years to come.

Thank you to the OGH team!
Lucy Sent on 25/03/2023
4.4 out of 5 rating

Highly recommend

Olivia & the OGH team went out of their way to make our experience amazing. Everything on the day was better than I imagined and was seamless, and it is clear that the team have significant wedding experienced. Olivia listened to feedback and addressed promptly, was really happy to meet with us and run through plans, and diligently listened to this. Would highly recommend.
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