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The Olde Bell is a landmark wedding venue located in Maidenhead, Berkshire. Serving couples in South East England, this property would be ideal for anyone seeking a quaint countryside getaway for their big day. These premises boast vintage charm with a history that goes as far back as 1135. Its Sanctus Bell is a longstanding hallmark that still stands today, inviting guests into the inn. At the same time, it features modern fixtures that help to elevate events. Here, to-be-weds can host their ceremony and reception as their loved ones enjoy the relaxing surroundings of an old-world aesthetic with up-to-date amenities.

Facilities and Capacity

Ceremonies may be held in the Tithe Barn or in the Malt House. Each of these event spaces has its own remarkable appeal, worthy of hosting I-do occasions. The barn offers a bucolic beauty and pared-back elegance, defined by exposed beams and wooden features. Here, chairs may be arranged in rows so guests can sit comfortably as the couple of honour exchange vows at the head of the room. The Malt House is equally impressive with its grandeur, period-style design, and modern furnishings. Each building also provides a romantic and private area, perfect for small toasts or intimate gatherings. The barn can be set up with tables and chairs so that everyone can savour a seated meal. Likewise, the Malt House has several areas that welcome dozens of invitees to take their seats as culinary delights are served. The same buildings may be used for the wedding breakfast and late-night festivities. Outside, the gorgeous Malt House Gardens provide an idyllic backdrop for those all-important photo sessions. Overall, the maximum capacity of The Olde Bell is approximately 120 people.

Services Offered

A variety of packages are available for soon-to-be-newlyweds to peruse. These include the Classic, Quintessential, Timeless, and Exclusive bundles. These feature various options, like overnight accommodations, and food and beverage services. Some of the courses offered by the on-site catering team include pan-fried stone bass, thyme-roasted chicken breast, and steamed lemon sole. A diverse selection of wines can also be served as complements to The Old Belle鈥檚 delicious fare.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Pub or restaurant
Unusual weddings
Large hotel

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
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:

Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:


Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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Reviews for The Olde Bell

4.9 out of 5 rating
4.9 out of 5 rating
44 reviews
97% recommend it
  • Quality of the service
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Response time
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Value for money
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.9 out of 5 rating
Sara S. Sent on 04/10/2021
1.2 out of 5 rating

From bad to worse

Although the venue is beautiful, it is terribly managed and unresponsive.

We were overcharged 拢500 on our bar bill at our wedding, the venue acknowledged fault but after 6 weeks of chasing they still hadn鈥檛 processed the refund. My husband had to physically drive to the venue to claim the refund.

Sadly, this is just the tip of the iceberg, so many things went wrong on our wedding day, which we documented and shared with General Manager of the venue (Jaz). 10 weeks on and no response to the email, after Jaz told us over the phone that he would address every concern raised, this is extremely disappointing.

The customer service is terrible, I would not recommend any couple get married here.
Claire Sent on 21/01/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Wedding Day

Myself and James just wanted to say a massive thank you to Gabriela and the team. Our wedding day was very well organised and ran very smoothly, from the ceremony to the wedding breakfast. It was perfect and just as we hoped it would be.

We were very impressed with Julian and the whole waiting team, they did a phenomenal job on the day and ensured all tables were catered and that the drinks and canapes flowed. Julian thought of every detail and my Dad let me know that Julian and his team even beautifully presented and laid out the cheese and crackers that we had personally provided. We were also grateful that Julian gave me and James a glass of champagne at midnight, as we had not been able to get one with everyone coming over to talk to us! It was small details like that, that meant so much.

Please pass our compliments onto the to the chef and his team. We received so many comments from our guests about how lovely the food was and everyone was impressed with just how much food there was! Several of our guests said it was by far the best food they have ever had at a wedding which meant so much to us and in itself is a huge compliment to your chef and his team.

A big thank you as well, to you Gabriela. We are very grateful for all your help and support with the organisation of our wedding. You were always there at the end of a phone or computer to answer all our questions.

We had the most amazing Wedding Day at the Olde Bell and for that it will always hold a special place in our hearts.
Elsa Sent on 08/10/2019
5 out of 5 rating

A Huge Thank You

Paul and I just wanted to say a huge huge thank you to Gabriela and the team at The Olde Bell. We were so happy with how everything went and impressed with the slickness of the team! A lot of our guests commented on how great the staff were, how brilliant the food was and just generally how you all made it such a great day, thank you!
Charlie Sent on 08/10/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Thank You

I just wanted to say a big thank you to Gabriela and the team for the most perfect wedding day. It was better than I ever imagined it would be and I had so many compliments on the choice of venue!

Thanks again!
Katy Sent on 13/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Huge Thank You

We just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone at The Olde Bell for helping make our wedding day so special on 3rd August 2019. Everything from start to finish, from our ceremony in The Library to the drink鈥檚 reception, wedding breakfast and dancing in the evening went as we planned. Thanks to everyone involved, including the careful planning from Gabriela and everyone we've met along the way.
Our wedding guests gave us great feedback, with many telling us they loved the venue with its various rooms, historic features, friendly atmosphere and relaxing garden. They also commented on the high-quality food served by The Olde Bell team for our wedding breakfast and the evening buffet. And the guests who stayed in the Malt House said they loved the spacious rooms. Our guests had a wonderful time - and so did we!
Thanks again to the whole team - we've met many of The Olde Bell staff since we first visited in May 2018 and we were impressed from the start by the team's professionalism, friendliness and above all your enthusiasm for The Olde Bell as a venue. We would definitely The Olde Bell and look forward to visiting again at some point in the future.
Nicky Sent on 13/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating

We could not thank you enough!

We took up the diamond package that involved us taking all 44 bedrooms, the Malt House and the Tithe Barn for our special day. The wedding could not have been any better or gone any more smoothly. The Tithe Barn was perfect for an intimate and beautiful ceremony for our 120 guests.
The drinks reception was impeccable with a variety of garden games laid on for guests to enjoy and the specific drinks had been laid out beforehand exactly as we had requested.
The options of salmon, lamb and Eton mess that we selected were sumptuous and brought rave reviews from our guests. The food was served in a timely manner and the tables were all in-sync as they enjoyed their delicious offerings. All of the guests were glowing in their praise of the food, service, entertainment and the outstanding accommodation the hotel provided. To top it all off, the buffet breakfast the next day was wonderful in both quality and quantity.
I cannot praise Gabriella enough for her calm support and organisation of the event and Rob for how he oversaw the wedding on the ground during the day. We both agreed that it was an incredibly special day. We knew it would be amazing but did not dare to dream it could have been so utterly perfect as it was; the Olde Bell afforded us such a beautiful venue, amazing food and service, and we could not thank them enough!
Ashley Sent on 11/06/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful Wedding Day

All went so well; it was the best day of my life and myself and Ben are so grateful to the venue for making our day perfect. Jacob, Adrian and Jazz were amazing, they looked after so well and sorted any little bits out quickly for us. The staff were all fun and the guests all have said how lovely the staff were throughout the day and night! It was amazing and an incredible experience at the old bell and all our friends and family loved it.
Thank you to Gabriela for all your hard work in planning our wedding, you were amazing and just made things feel so smooth even when there may have been little glitches everything was sorted ASAP which was brilliant so thank you so much!
Ali Sent on 22/01/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful Winter Wedding

We both knew The Olde Bell from having grown up not far away but didn't immediately think of it as a venue, but I am SO glad we did as I could not imagine a more perfect setting for our winter wedding.
Amy was absolutely fantastic from start to finish. She was calm, patient, incredibly warm - and very organised! We had a great meeting with her and the General Manager Jeremy and we both came away feeling confident. Amy replied to our emails immediately or at least within a couple of hours (anyone planning a wedding will know how frustrating it is to have to wait for days to get a reply from a supplier) and didn't once rush for answers to questions.
We had several alterations and big changes just days before the wedding, which Amy handled in her stride without any fuss or questions. Calmness and the ability to be very organised is exactly what any Bride and Groom needs in the run up to and on the big day!
On the day, all the staff were really kind and supportive to Carl and I. The tables looked stunning. The service for the dinner was brilliant. The food was gorgeous.
The venue obtained a late licence at a small cost so we partied til 1am and they kept the hotel bar open til 2am for the hardcore party guests (Bride and Groom included)!
I had so many comments from our guests on how magical the venue was - which only confirmed exactly what we knew from the start, that The Olde Bell was the ideal place for our wedding. I couldn't recommend The Olde Bell and their team highly enough to any couple looking to book a fantastic, characterful and beautiful venue for their wedding.
K&G Sent on 01/09/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Day

Thank you so much to everyone that worked so hard to make HP & LH wedding so fabulous . Your staff worked so hard and everything went so well. We are grateful to you all for such an amaxing day
Kind Regards
Charlotte Sent on 23/09/2016
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic Time

Thank you for your email and for everything you did in the preparation for our big day and on the day itself. We had such a fantastic time and so did all our guests. We've had so many people comment on how nice the venue was, how much they enjoyed it all especially the food.

We had pretty much all positive things to say, we are both extremely pleased we chose to get married at The Olde Bell and were really happy with all your help and guidance in the lead up to the big day and also all the help and effort you and the team put in to ensure we had an unforgettable day. We would certainly recommend getting married there to friends and family.

Once again thank you for everything, you certainly helped make our day very special and are really grateful for all the effort you put in to ensure it went off as well as it did.
Sh Sent on 27/07/2016
3 out of 5 rating

Fantastic wedding day, everthing else poor

We had our wedding at the Olde Bell in June and have waited a short time for a response to our feedback from the hotel chain regional manager. However as this has not been forthcoming I have summarised our comments to the hotel below

In summary we have given a one star rating based on a composite of 1) the wedding prep and day itself 2) the service, cleanliness and support of the staff to our party and general users of the hotel/restaurant whilst we were there, 3) the response and follow up from the hotel since the wedding

1) The wedding prep and the wedding day itself (service provided pre wedding and on the day by Rebecca was 5 star) was fantastic and way above the 1 star rating given above

2) The Hotel accommodation was overpriced for the level of service, (staff motivation, politeness, attentiveness), cleanliness of the rooms and linen etc. Our guests had numerous issues that were not consistently dealt with. The level of service in the restaurant was poor for our party and other guests using the facilities.

3) Despite sending Rebecca feedback that was forwarded on to regional manager this has not been acknowledged or responded to despite the feedback being provided over a month ago now.

We totally enjoyed our wedding day, however for anyone looking to book the Olde Bell we would suggest you really consider the non wedding feedback on Trip Advisor etc as this gives you a real perspective on the level of accommodation and service provided at the Bell that you can expect to receive outside of the wedding planning and delivery.
Ben Sent on 19/11/2015
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you for giving us a wonderful wedding

Ben and I would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for truly giving us the best day of our lives. Everything on our big day was perfect, not even the rain could stop the joy. Thank you so much for being on hand to welcome us back to the barn when we arrived from the church. The umbrella was a perfect touch and well timed - so was the Prosecco! You really were hands on! The barn was set up perfectly and everything looked beautiful. We couldn't thank you and the waiting staff enough. Everything ran so smoothly. The food was exceptional and all our guests raved about it for days afterwards. The chef is very good. We were very impressed. The Olde Bell really lived up to expectations if not exceeded them.
Charlie Sent on 12/10/2015
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you

I just wanted to say thank you to you both for all your help to make yesterday such a success! We had a fantastic time! As far as I could tell everything went smoothly, if it didn't Rob & I certainly didn't notice! Please can you say thank you to Gerry the F&B manager and his staff. Gerry kept an eye on us and made sure we had everything Rob and I needed after you left Sophie,(especially a well deserved nightcap!) please can you thank him on our behalf!
Dan Sent on 30/09/2015
5 out of 5 rating

Dan and Salli Wedding

A big thank you to you and the team for making our big day special. We were very impressed with the level of service and everything went exactly as we had planned it.
Natalie Sent on 28/09/2015
5 out of 5 rating

Our deepest gratitude...

A small note to say thank you so much for facilitating such a perfect wedding day for us! You were such a lovely calming presence though out, and you couldn鈥檛 have done a better job at creating exactly what we were hoping for - I can鈥檛 say thank you enough to you and all the gracious staff at the Olde Bell!
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