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On since 2021

Last update: April 2024

The Rising Sun Hotel is a wedding venue in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, in the South West of England. This charming hotel is perched on Cleeve Hill, the highest point in Gloucestershire and the highest peak of the Cotswold Hills. Here, you and your guests can enjoy stunning, unobstructed views of the surrounding countryside across five counties.

Facilities and Capacity

The Rising Sun Hotel can comfortably accommodate 80 guests, with indoor and outdoor event spaces available for private hire. The building is made of lovely Cotswold stone and fitted with rows of tall windows that allow plenty of bright natural light to pour in. The main function room features a lovely patterned carpet and affords the sort of spectacular views that are the delight of couples and photographers alike. The hotel also has 23 guest bedrooms, so you and your guests can retire to relax in comfort and style at the end of the evening. Car parking facilities are also available for your convenience.

Services Offered

The Rising Sun Hotel offers several wedding packages designed to suit a variety of needs and budgets. The hotel’s experienced and dedicated wedding coordinator will also be on hand to help you navigate your options and answer any questions you may have. No detail, whether big or small, escapes their attention. The hotel’s friendly and dedicated team is determined to ensure that everything is in place and ready for your celebration. They want your time with them to be extra special, and they hope that your big day will be filled with moments you’ll remember and cherish forever. They look forward to meeting with you and planning the wedding of your dreams. Catering is provided in-house, with a range of delicious buffet and seated meal options available. The hotel also has alcohol and entertainment licenses. Confetti is permitted, and there are facilities for DJs and live music, so you and your guests can keep the party going long into the night.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Small hotel
Pub or restaurant

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

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

Other features:

Car parking
Confetti permitted
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Reviews for The Rising Sun Hotel

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Sheila S. Sent on 18/07/2024
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excellent service

Karen was very professional she kept us both up to date with all our needs for our special day , we had an amazing day the staff were amazing very friendly and polite food was amazing we would highly recommend this venue . the views are beautiful. room was very clean
Bob W. Sent on 12/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

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We were married at the Rising Sun at the end June, being able to pay in installments really helped.
Karen the wedding coordinator was incredible, kept us calm, gave us exactly the day we wanted, and helped us do it "our way".
The venue looked beautiful on the day, everyone loved the food and the views are spectacular!
Tracey Sent on 19/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Mr & mrs horsted

Karen and the staff at the rising sun hotel were amazing from start to finish, nothing was ever a problem even up to the night before our wedding we were asked if any changes needed to be made . The food was outstanding and everything we were promised was there we can not recommend this hotel highly enough all so friendly and polite many thanks to all staff and Karen at the hotel.
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Ana & Honoré
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