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Last update: November 2023
Based in the historical market town of Thame in Oxfordshire, The Spread Eagle Hotel is a boutique hotel that hosts elegant wedding celebrations. Named in honour of the renowned eccentric John Fothergill, this hotel offers a remarkable backdrop for nuptial occasions. Couples who choose to celebrate their special day in this venue can enjoy the exclusive use of the function suite, ensuring an intimate and unforgettable occasion.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples and guests alike are sure to be delighted from the moment they lay their eyes on the elegant red-brick facade of this historical building. This hotel boasts a choice of indoor and outdoor event spaces for newlyweds-to-be to choose from, depending on their vision and personal style. The property can accommodate up to 160 guests for banquet-style dining, and 200 people for your evening reception.
The Spread Eagle Hotel offers a range of packages to suit the needs and budget of any engaged couple. All packages include access to the nuptial suite, along with a three-course wedding breakfast and the use of the private bar. All-inclusive options are available and include everything you need and more to celebrate your special day. From decorative elements such as linens, napkins and centrepieces to canapes and prosecco, this package makes planning a wedding seamless and stress-free. A dedicated event planner will also be available to assist you throughout the process, ensuring that every detail is taken care of.
This boutique hotel contains 35 guest rooms, each boasting its unique decor and charm. Sizes range from a classic twin to a garden suite, complete with a king-size bed. These rooms offer couples and their guests a serene and comfortable space to relax in after the festivities.
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Excellent venue, excellent staff
Blown away with how smoothly our wedding went! Fantastic!
Best day ever
Erica was amazing, friendly, helpful and always got back to us really quickly when we emailed. She also gave us list of suppliers that are local and are used which was very helpful.
The hotel is beautiful and the bridal suite was beautiful and stylish. So many of our guests that stayed were so impressed and loved their rooms as no room was the same. We can't thank Erica enough.
On the Wedding day, Richard was great the whole day ran so smoothly and everything was how we imagined. The room was set up beautifully. They were very accommodating with allowing to set up some yhings the night before. The food was also amazing, we did have some fussy eaters and they even said how great the food was. We were lucky to be able to take photos outside as the rain decided to stop. They have some really beautiful areas for photos.
We had use of the restaurant for breakfast, which the food was lovely and there was a range of food to pick from. The staff in the restaurant were very friendly.
We and all our family and friends had the best day.
Erica, the Wedding and events Co-ordinator, made sure everything ran smoothly and was very patient with a slightly disorganised bride!!
The venue was beautiful and the rooms very comfortable. The food was delicious (especially the sticky toffee pudding) and there was plenty of it. We supplied a cheese and pork pie stack and the venue happily accommodated this. It was lovely to be able to tailor a package to our wants, needs and budget.
The bar staff were lovely and absolutely fantastic with the children as well!!
Excellent & Professional Venue
You were helpful and professional from the day we met
The venue is lovely, our families and friends commented how welcome they felt.
We have no hesitation in recommending you to everyone.
Helen & Simon 28th July 2023
A wonderful wedding venue
Erica and Richard were so attentive in the day, helping the wedding run smoothly and enjoyably. Erica was easily available before the wedding too, helping us to organise it, again enjoyably.
Some venues feel very ‘business like’ in terms of making money out of you at every opportunity. We never got that feeling here, the focus felt very much about ensuring the day is right for us, for which we are grateful.
The food was enjoyed by all too; large amounts served at the same time can sometimes reduce taste and quality at weddings, but our meals were so very nice and the menu has something for everything.
The transition from ceremony, to breakfast to evening do was seamless. The rooms are so lovely and boutique chic. Our colour scheme was embraced (black and gold). Other venues we saw said we would have to supply our own linen, if black, whereas here they again, were very accommodating and it was no extra cost. The following morning, all our things were boxed up for us to take home - this is a great help when you are feeling fragile!
Ultimately, it was faultless and I cannot recommend the Spread Eagle enough for our wedding. ♥️
Outstanding wedding venue
From day 1 the support we had was phenomenal. Nothing was too much and they all made us feel so welcome. I also loved that my friends and family could all stay at the hotel, which most of us did for 2 nights and was able to dine in their restaurant the night before the wedding, which made it all extra special.
If you are looking for a wedding venue or a venue for any event, large or small then look no further, the Spread Eagle has it all.
A fantastic day!
Gemma was very supportive, knowledgeable and accommodating with the planning of our wedding day. She was always available by email/ phone and helped with any questions we had.
Richard was so attentive and helpful on the day and made everything go smoothly!
Would like to thank you both and the rest of the event team.
We would definitely recommend the venue. Food was amazing and the facilities were great. All our families and friends enjoyed themselves.
Spread Eagle Hotel
Smooth wedding reception - excellent communication
Very accommodating to all requests, had very flexible packages and met our needs perfectly.
Erica was great with her communication and being amenable to all requests.
A wonderful wedding
Erica was so helpful and accommodating from the start and created a bespoke package for us and our guests.
The food was wonderful and the service also.
Everything ran smoothly from start to finish.
Myself and two bridesmaids stayed in the suite the night before the wedding and had a lovely breakfast in the room before getting ready. Lots of family members stayed also and had nothing but good things to say.
Thank you Erica and Team!
Geri and Will xx
Wedding of our dreams
We got married at the hotel and Erica helped with the bridal team getting down the aisle and Richard was in charge of the music. The moment we were married we were treated like royalty. The wedding breakfast was just amazing! Everyone absolutely loved the food and due to my husband being muslim and us having a number of muslim guests, the kitchen even provided halal meals for everyone which we were so grateful for and meant everyone could enjoy their food and we could all eat the same menu.
The evening guests arrived just in time for the disco and the evening food provided, yet again the hotel changed the menu to offer us an halal option, which was delicious and enjoyed by all.
The whole day from start to finish was just magical. It was a wedding of our dreams and the venue was just absolutely perfect and the staff couldn’t do enough for us. I would recommend The Spread Eagle to any couples planning a wedding. Not only is the venue perfect and just so beautiful, the staff are just truly amazing and their expertise and love for their job just makes the whole wedding experience the most memorable, special and unique encounter. We are honoured to have found this venue for our wedding.
Best venue for a wedding!
Erica was fantastic and responded very quickly to any questions we had, and was always willing to help us, we felt at ease and very supported. On the wedding morning Erica and Brian continuously checked in on myself and my wedding party to make sure we were ok and if we needed anything. Erica was also very supportive of my husband with the set up of the room. Also I would like to thank Brian for helping clean my dress seconds before I walked down the aisle as my father stood on it! His calmness and support kept me calm and I needed that in that moment. Richard was always checking everything was going ok, he was very helpful throughout the whole day. Also the food at the spread eagle was insane! All of our guest said how amazing the food was at the wedding and even the breakfast the next day was out of this world. The customer services we received was phenomenal and we couldn’t thank the staff enough! Thank you for all the support over the last 18 months to make our wedding day amazing!
Highly recommend getting married here!!
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