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Last update: May 2024

Whately Hall hotel is a stunning venue steeped in History and charm.

Located in the pretty market town of Banbury, Oxfordshire on the edge of the Coltswolds, the impressive 17th century building certainly packs a punch from the very first glimpse. Full of charm, character and steeped in history, your big day could take place alongside past events attended by William Shakespear, King James II & Benjamin Franklin!

Overlooking the pretty gardens, our wedding rooms offer you the perfect setting for a unique and unforgettable wedding day. With magnificent oak panelling, original fireplaces and chandeliers all creating the most romantic and charming atmosphere for you and your guests….. But we must mention the quirky original stone passages, priests’ holes and an elegant wooden staircase that have all witnessed the finest celebrations for hundreds of years!

Whether you're thinking of an intimate gathering or a more extravagant affair for all your family and friends, we will look after you and every detail along the way. Our experience wedding team are always on hand to offer advice, recommendations and to ensure your big day is everything you have dreamed of.

We are fully licensed to host civil marriages with plenty of space to accommodate up to 120 guests for an outdoor ceremony or in the atmospheric Swifts Room. Classically decorated and filled with natural light, the beautiful room boasts stunning traditional original features and direct access to our wonderful gardens at the rear.

From reception drinks to canapés, afternoon tea or a traditional wedding breakfast, we will take the time with you to create your perfect day just as you’ve dreamt of it. Our team of in-house Chefs pride themselves on creating inspiring dishes sourced from local and seasonal ingredients, creating wedding menus you will never forget.

When the day draws to a close, your overnight guests can spend a night in one our stylish bedrooms at preferential rates, many of which boast lovingly retained unique features of the hotel. As VIP’s, you can enjoy your first night of married life in one of our Executive rooms – all complimentary to you of course!

We offer you a range of wedding packages designed to suit a wide variety of personal tastes and styles. To further explore our facilities and services, please call or, better still, arrange a time that suits you best to come experience Whately Hall for yourself – We can’t wait to meet you !

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Small hotel
Unusual weddings
Stately home
Historic
In the city
Large hotel
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
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:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:

Health suite

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
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Adam Sent on 02/12/2019
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A magical day!

We got married at Whately Hall Hotel in April and we had the most magical day! The hotel and grounds are absolutely beautiful but it is the staff that really made the day even more special. Lisa, Revv and the team were absolutely brilliant and we can’t praise them enough. We dealt with Lisa from the very beginning of looking around and booking and she could not have been more helpful. Emails were responded to quickly, she had great advice and she really went above and beyond to make our day incredible. Lots of our guests commented on how well organised everything was and how helpful Lisa and the team were and they deserve lots of thanks and praise. Planning a wedding is stressful but we didn’t once have to worry about the venue as we knew everything was taken care of - it was such a relief. The food was also delicious and there was lots of it. We would highly recommend Whately Hall Hotel as a wedding venue!
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Dan Sent on 02/12/2019
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What I have dreamed of & more

My wedding was recently held at Whately Hall. And it was just what I have dreamed of & more.
Lisa, your brilliant, I can’t recommend you enough!
We felt at ease building up to the day, & even more so on the day.
Thank you for going above & beyond for me & Daniel. We really appreciate it.
Keep doing what your doing, your great!
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Angela Sent on 02/12/2019
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Memorable day!

Massive thanks to Lisa and all the staff team, got married yesterday and had afternoon tea for the wedding guests then had the evening reception, everything went smoothly and Lisa and the team couldn't do enough for us. made our day really memorable and great time had by all
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30 Jun
Open Door

From 11.00 am - 3.00 pm, come and meet the new Weddings Team at Whately Hall Hotel to experience the magic for yourselves! See their beautiful wedding spaces, hotel rooms and the team who specialises in bringing your wedding dreams to life!

Please contact the wedding team to book your place. They can't wait to meet you!

Date: From 30/06/2024 to 30/06/2024 Schedule 11:00 - 15:00
Place: 17 - 19 Horse Fair, Williamscot, Oxfordshire
21 Jul
Open Door

From 11.00 am - 3.00 pm, come and meet the new Weddings Team at Whately Hall Hotel to experience the magic for yourselves! See their beautiful wedding spaces, hotel rooms and the team who specialises in bringing your wedding dreams to life!

Please contact the wedding team to book your place. They can't wait to meet you!

Date: 21/07/2024 Schedule all day
Place: 17 - 19 Horse Fair, Williamscot, Oxfordshire
18 Aug
Open Door

From 11.00 am - 3.00 pm, come and meet the new Weddings Team at Whately Hall Hotel to experience the magic for yourselves! See their beautiful wedding spaces, hotel rooms and the team who specialises in bringing your wedding dreams to life!

Please contact the wedding team to book your place. They can't wait to meet you!

Date: 18/08/2024 Schedule all day
Place: 17 - 19 Horse Fair, Williamscot, Oxfordshire

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