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The Saracens Head Hotel

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Up to 80 Guests

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Menus from £45
Up to 80 Guests

The Saracens Head Hotel is a hotel wedding venue in Towcester, Northamptonshire, England. This former coaching inn is more than 400 years old, and it features in Charles Dickens’s first novel, The Pickwick Papers. Today, the hotel still brims with irresistible rustic charm and character, and it is a perfect setting for an intimate wedding celebration. Here, you and your guests will find a warm, welcoming atmosphere and all the comforts and conveniences of a cosy, modern hotel. The hotel’s team are proud of their reputation for providing first-class service and unforgettable experiences. For them, success is only the starting point. They believe that your special day deserves that little something extra, and they are determined to help you design the wedding of your dreams.

Facilities and Capacity

The Saracens Head Hotel is available for civil ceremonies, receptions, and wedding breakfasts. The hotel has a maximum capacity of 80 guests for a wedding breakfast and up to 100 guests for an evening reception, it has two main function rooms: the Pickwick Suite and the Oak Room. Both feature beautiful arched ceilings and chandeliers made from original bell wheels acquired from the local church. The hotel also has 21 ensuite guest bedrooms, including a couples suite.

Services Offered

The Saracens Head Hotel offers a range of packages designed to suit a variety of needs and budgets. Bespoke packages are also available. In-house catering is provided; the hotel can accommodate up to 80 people for a sit-down meal or up to 100 guests for a buffet-style meal. The hotel also has an alcohol license, and a corkage option is available. Their restaurant menu offers a selection of meals, including signature dishes, pub classics and a varied vegetarian/vegan menu. There is also a range of lighter options for you to enjoy. The hotel also has facilities for DJs and live music, so you and your guests can keep the party going long into the night. The hotel’s experienced and dedicated team will be on hand throughout, ready to answer questions and attend to every detail, no matter how small. They are determined to ensure that everything is in place and just the way you want it. Your wedding marks the beginning of a new, exciting chapter of your life, and they want your time with them to be filled with moments you’ll remember and cherish forever.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Small Hotel
Pub or Restaurant
Historic
Civil Ceremony Licence

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Dance Floor
Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities
DJ Facilities

Overnight Accommodation:

Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests

Venue Staff Assistance:

Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Wedding Coordinator

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Confetti Permitted

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    John F. Married on 03/06/2021
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    Perfect for our celebration!

    Had a great wedding reception here, our private room was nicely decorated and perfect for us to celebrate! Michelle was very helpful when organising our event and the staff were very friendly and accommodating. We just had a small gathering and it was perfect for that.
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    Lesley V. Married on 28/05/2021
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    wedfimg was wonderful. thankyou

    we had the most amazing day with dave and team in towcester..thankyou..they was very professional. we would highly recommend

    The Saracens Head Hotel's reply:

    Thank you Lesley, it was an honour to be able to host your special day here you all looked amazing.
    We were delighted to see you after your honeymoon - you both looked lovely and relaxed.
    We hope to see you both again very soon
    Kind regards

    Dave and the Team
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    Caroline Married on 20/07/2019
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    Fantastic Wedding Venue

    We had our Wedding at the Saracen's Head on Saturday and we highly recommend this venue. Julie was fantastic and took all the stress and worry out of the day completely. From day one she gave us confidence that she was there to help, advise, answer questions and nothing was too much trouble. Julie wanted to make our wedding day perfect to us and it was! Value for money and very personal service. The staff were fantastic and the food was lovely. The hotel rooms were spacious and comfortable. We had an amazing wedding day that ran smoothly from start to finish. Thank you Julie!
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    Petra Married on 06/07/2019
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    Our Wedding.... Best Day ever

    We got married at the Saracens Head on 6th July, I cannot recommend this venue enough. Julie was amazing leading up to the wedding, helping us with decision making, and ensuring our special day was planned to the last detail (its only taken 19 years to get to this day..)
    On the actual wedding day itself unfortunately Julie could not be there, but she left us in the more than capable hands of Natasha, and all i can say is she was also amazing, Natasha looked after us from the start to the end of the day. nothing was too much trouble, and even when there was slight problem with the wedding flowers, she went straight to the florist herself and sorted this out. This really took the pressure off of me the bride. The staff are all lovely and very helpful, Kelly was so lovely. The food was absolutely divine and all served hot, all our guests said how lovely the Steak pie was. The evening buffet was lush and again only compliments from our guests. Our photographers said this is the best venue they have worked in, the staff again were very welcoming to them.
    Would just like to thank Natasha, Julie and the whole team for ensuring our Wedding Day ran smoothly without any worries or stress, just lots of Love, Fun and Laughter.
    Thank you to all involved xxx
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    Jess Married on 05/05/2019
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    Great venue!

    Great venue if you want to have ceromeny and reception all in one place. Also very good value for money if your on a budget.
    Julie and her team were very helpful and my day went all as planned.
    Thanks again.
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    Tracy Married on 04/05/2019
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    Our wedding

    We got married at the Saracens head 4th May 2019 Julie and her team was amazing sorted every little detail for us nothing was any trouble she did everything for us all the details we wanted food was excellent we had the best day ever would just like to say how fantastic Julie and her team are thank you so very much xxx
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    Caty Married on 18/04/2019
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    Wedding April 2019

    We had our wedding here last week, and it could not of been any better! Julie and her team were amazing! The room looked fantastic, and I left it all down the Julie. Nothing was to much trouble and we were so pleased with everything, apart from the DJ. I would definitely bring in your own DJ. Apart from that everything really was perfect!
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    Angela Married on 06/04/2019
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    Wedding

    Great venue and great food Julie was amazing from the time we booked our wedding she was there first thing on the day and stayed till the evening she made sure everything was in place and the day was amazing I would recommend the Saracens head and Julie and her team
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    David Married on 03/11/2018
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    Fantastic Wedding Venue

    We had our Wedding at the Saracen's Head last week and we cannot recommend this venue any higher. Julie and the staff were fantastic and took all the stress and worry out of the day completely.

    From day one Julie gave us such confidence that we could have the wedding we wanted and nothing was too much trouble. We went with the Diamond package and we are so happy we did.

    The Hall was decorated as per our expectations ahead of the ceremony, and was quickly transformed into a dining hall for our Breakfast and a dance hall for the reception - with quick interchanges whilst the guests mingled in the bar area for a drinks reception and tea/coffee break it all flowed seamlessly and gave guests a nice laid back experience.

    The food served was exceptional and all guests who were staying at the hotel were suitably impressed with the comfort of the rooms. All in all, we would recommend anyone looking for a professional, no fuss wedding to look at the Saracen's Head.
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    David Married on 18/08/2018
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    Fantastic Wedding

    I am a licencee of 30 years and decided to book my wedding day at the Saracens Head Towcester. What amazing service from Julie the wedding organiser and Wayne the deputy manager. Julie surpassed everything I could have wished for. Her attention to detail leading up to the wedding was phenomenal. Value for money I believe was superb. The wedding day went without a hitch with very tight schedules and turnarounds. The staff were fantastic and worked extremely hard and with great efficiency. Food was a hog roast which was superb. And so much food. I hope you can pass on my thoughts to Julie and her team. I have also on trip advisor recommended your venue as a top class wedding venue. That's from an experienced Licencee. 5 Star trip advisor. I would also comment to any potential wedding parties here if they wanted a true reflection of my experience.
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    Nichole Married on 04/08/2018
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    Fantastic Summer Wedding

    We came across Saracen's Head after looking at another venue. Although Julie was not there on our first visit, we found the staff to be really helpful and polite showing us the rooms and the lay out (even though we had called in unannounced). It was so refreshing after leaving the previous venue. We had several meetings with Julie (at least 4 or 5!) and she was able to address concerns I had (not with the venue but the day itself) and was able to give me some ideas of things I had not thought about. The day itself ran very well, We were able to bring our own decorations and the room was dressed how we wanted it to be. I stayed the night before so was well rested (as you can be!), All my guests commented on how good the food was (we had the beef) and how amazing the day had gone. Of course for me it went too quickly but Julie and her team worked flat out to ensure everything was perfect and checked things with us where appropriate (layout of the room etc). I can't wait to receive the official photos so I can share them with the venue. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the venue to others.
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    Natasha Married on 18/05/2018
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    Amazing day

    Had the best wedding day at the Saracens head. Julie was fab from start to finish, really helpful and great communication throughout the whole time planning.
    The day itself was amazing, all went smoothly, food was great, it looked fab which the team all did for us on the morning to save us having to do the decorating, just can’t fault it. The best day!!!
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    Jennifer Married on 02/05/2018
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    Ten out of Ten

    So easy to deal with and a big weight off our minds to know we could leave Julie and the team to ensure everything went smoothly, which it did. A friendly, welcoming team and the food was first class and such good value. Our guests were very impressed and we all thoroughly enjoyed the day.
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    Yvonne Married on 05/03/2018
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    Wedding bliss

    I married my partner of 31 years on 5th March 2018 at the Saracens. We looked at other venues as well but was impressed by Julie’s enthusiasm, the price and the whole set up. We went through everything several times with Julie before the big day to make sure it all went off perfect.
    I had a beautiful complimentary room the previous night fabulous. I was well rested ready for my wedding.
    They staff really did us proud, the room was stunning how they laid it all out. Nothing was too much trouble. I felt so relaxed as I knew we were in good hands. Julie was there sorting out and got it all spot on.
    The meal was gorgeous. It was a set menu with about four choices for starters, main and sweet.
    The day couldn’t have been more perfect.
    Julie gave me ideas that I never thought about the extra little touches.
    I would definetly recommend the Saracens Head for your wedding venue, you won’t be disappointed.
    We have such wonderful memories and photos of the day, I don’t think it would have been as nice elsewhere.
    Thank you Julie and the team for our special day. It meant so much to us after being together 31 years you gave us what we wanted and more beside.
    Thank you from Gary and Yvonne Corrigan.
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    Janis Married on 26/08/2017
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    August Bank Holiday Wedding

    We had our wedding reception at The Saracens Head and would recommend it to anyone. From the initial booking and planning meetings with Julie the Wedding co-ordinator to the day itself nothing was too much trouble. Julie is really good at putting you at ease and going that extra mile to make sure that everything you want to make your day perfect for you is possible. My guests all commented on the service they received and how welcome they were made to feel , how good the food was and plenty of it. The evening buffet was the best we have ever had at a wedding reception and impressed everyone. A lot of the family stayed over and the rooms are very comfortable and we enjoyed a lovely breakfast the next day to complete our perfect experience at The Saracens.

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Come along to the historic Saracens Head Hotel and view our venue as well as meet wedding supliers to add those all important finishing touches to your magical day

Date: From 30/01/2022 to 30/01/2022 Schedule 11:00 - 15:00
Place: 219 Watling Street, Paulerspury, Northamptonshire

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219 Watling Street NN12 6BX Paulerspury (Northamptonshire)

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