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On since 2024

Last update: June 2024

Rebuilt in the 1800s using many original features from the 12th century, the Saracen's Head Hotel is a thriving family business in the heart of the historic Minster Town of Southwell, Nottinghamshire. The hotel can accommodate up to 80 for a civil ceremony, up to 100 for a wedding breakfast, and 120 for a buffet.

There are 3 different rooms for use during the day, the magnificent oak-panelled King Charles Restaurant is perfect for a ceremony or a smaller wedding reception, sip on champagne whilist enjoying homemade delicious canapes in the King Charles Lounge or our outdoor courtyard, before making your way into the Minster Suite for dinner and dancing!

There are 27 ensuite bedrooms, including a selection of individually styled four-poster suites.Discounts on bedrooms is available for all wedding party guests, and include a full english breakfast the moring after.

All food is prepared on-site by our experienced chef's using local produce, menus can be flexible and we can create a unique menu for you.

Our wedding packages are fully flexible and we can offer a variety of options. We welcome couples for a tour at any time.

  • One of England's most historic hotels with 27 ensuite bedrooms
  • Licensed for civil ceremonies
  • All-inclusive full day and night weddings for 120 people
  • Evening reception only package for 120
  • Late availability dates
  • A dedicated wedding planner available to assist you throughout your planning
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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Small 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
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
Changing room for wedding guests
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Emma Sent on 11/08/2017
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Amazing day

Me and my husband recently had our wedding and reception at the Sarcens Head Hotel. It was an amazing day! The location is beautiful and the staff are absolutely amazing! They accommodated everything we wanted and we couldn't fault the venue or staff in any way. We would definitely recommend this venue.
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