The White Swan

(3 reviews) 3 4.67
Rother Street Stratford upon Avon Warwickshire CV37 6WH
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About The White Swan

Rother Street, Stratford upon Avon
Warwickshire, CV37 6WH

Every love story is beautiful

Congratulations on your engagement and consideration for celebrating your special day here at The White Swan.

A truly historic hotel, The White Swan's building has been dated back to 1450. It was used as an inn as early as 1560, when it was known as the King's House or Hall. It was owned by Robert Perrott, a brewer, and kept by his brother, William.

Roberts’s granddaughter Susanne Woodward married a young officer caller Richard Tyler in 1588. Richard was   one of William Shakespeare’s boyhood friends, therefore it is likely that William Shakespeare and the young married couple would have drunk many a drink in the newly decorated tavern.

Richard Tyler already had a passion for ales since his father William Tyler was appointed Ale Taster for the borough in 1557. This role would presumably have been responsible for certifying the quality of licensed ales.

Make a special occasion even more memorable by hosting it in the historical surroundings of the White Swan. Our Capulet and Montague rooms are some of the most stylish function rooms in Stratford-upon-Avon. The private Capulet and Montague rooms can accommodate up to 100 guests standing and can seat 70 for a special meal. If you plan to hold your wedding reception in Stratford upon Avon, speak to us today and find out how we can provide the perfect ending to your dream day.

The White Swan provides the perfect setting for weddings, private parties and conferences in the heart of Stratford-upon-Avon. The function room provides a very flexible space for up to 70 people - dividing in two for smaller events, with both areas equipped with multi-media enabled plasma screens.

More intimate private lunches & dinners for up to 16 people can be held in the Snug. This is situated in the most historic area of the hotel, adjacent to the bar. With a wide range of food and drinks options to suit any occasion, our highly trained staff will ensure that your event runs like clockwork.


Fully licensed to hold civil marriages for up to 35 guests in our Capulet suite and 35 guests in our Montague suite, or used as one full space for one large ceremony, up to 70 guests. To book your ceremony please contact Warwickshire Registrar services on 01926 413724 or charges will be discussed on initial inquiry.  

With 41 bedrooms, complete with all amenities, The White Swan has plenty of room for guests that are travelling from afar, as well as a beautiful Suite for the Bride and Groom themselves. The White Swan provides the perfect setting for all your wedding needs and we are sure that you and your guests will enjoy every moment of your Special Day here with us.

For more information on the kinds of weddings The White Swan can host, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

• Fabulous wedding venue beautiful in the summer , whilst cosy during the winter months with warming open fires. • We offer a variety of Wedding Packages to suit your requirements and budget. • Assistance with recomended wedding suppliers • Easy walking distance down the cobbled streets from the Registry Office • 41 bedrooms for both you and your guests to enjoy • Delicious menu options provided by their esteemed chefs

Facilities at The White Swan

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Small Hotel
Pub or Restaurant
Unique Weddings
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Capacity :
50 to 75 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator

The White Swan Reviews (3)

Outstanding service!
Venue Service

By Aimee and Michael, on 30 Dec 2019Date of Wedding - 31 Jul 2019

We fell in love with the White Swan, and planned the rest of our wedding around the use of their gorgeous rooms. The package that the venue offers is incredibly good value. Unlike other venues we approached, the costs were all upfront. We found some places give you a price, but then actually there's additional charges for table linen. At the White Swan it's all included. Louise even put together a seating plan and name plates for the table, which gave us one less thing to worry about. We chose not to decorate the function rooms, as we felt they existing decor was enough. And with the candelabras on the table it was an impressive sight. The food package is very generous. We had so many guests say they've never been so well fed at a wedding! And it was all fantastic quality. The service on the day was excellent, nothing was too much trouble. All in all we're so happy with our experience. We thoroughly enjoyed our day, and know that in no small part that's down to the efforts of Louise and her colleagues ensuring that everything was in hand, and all we had left to do was enjoy it. Thank you so much!"

Outstanding service
Venue Service

By Mr & Mrs Baber, on 02 Mar 2009

We got married at the White Swan on the 7th of February 2009. From the very 1st time we went in to look at the venue, the general manager Mr Ali Kocu, made us feel very welcome. He seemed to go very much out of his way to make our day very special. Everyone hopes their wedding day will be perfect, ours was not because the staff at the white swan made it far better than perfect. Ali and wedding coordinator Anne went way beyond what we expected. We had the ceremony in the Shakespeare room, which looked absolutly fantastic. All of our guests were made to feel very welcome by all of the staff. We would recommend this venue to anyone. We had a wedding that people thought was seriously expensive at a very reasonable cost. I cannot thank Ali and his staff enough for the day of our lives. Thank you

Great winter wedding
Venue Service

By Sam and Jo Ribbon, on 19 Dec 2007

We were due to marry in August but due to personal circumstances had to delay the wedding. The White Swan were excellent in accommodating all of our requests at short notice and we would recommend them.

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