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Ye Olde Bell Hotel has been established for almost 400 years and genuine, warm hospitality is at our very core with a consummate team of professionals just waiting to be of service to you.

An impressive 17th Century landmark, Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Spa is one of the region’s most romantic and best-loved wedding venues. Cherished by its local owners and dedicated team, this four star hotel has been lovingly restored throughout, respecting its heritage whilst bringing it firmly into the 21st Century.

Located on the borders of Nottinghamshire, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, this stylish and quintessentially English hotel is where the magic truly begins.

Lavishly furnished with antiques, adorned with stunning drapes, rich carpets and sparkling chandeliers, all complemented by the modern luxuries expected by today’s discerning guests.

Our approach to food is simple yet exceptional. Fabulous food prepared with flair, care and creativity and above all we promise flexibility.

A team of talented chefs with years of experience complemented by youthful chefs combine the traditional with a contemporary twist to create a memorable Wedding Breakfast.

Delve into our wine cellar for an amazing selection of ‘top shelf’ Champagnes, new and old world wine plus an array of exciting cocktails.

We have plenty of suggestions to guide you or you’re welcome to take the lead and let your imagination run wild.

Ye Olde Bell is truly a venue for all seasons. In spring or gardens are a carpet of snowdrops, bluebells and daffodils followed by summer sunshine with scented roses and hydrangeas. Autumn leaves are ablaze with rich colours whilst a ‘Winter Wonderland’ wedding brings romantic log fires and mulled wine, crisp frosts and maybe a flurry of snow.

Come and see us and let us create an unforgettable, magical and truly exceptional start to your life together.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Pub or restaurant
Large hotel
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

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
Outdoor fireworks permitted

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:

Swimming pool
Fitness centre

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
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Reviews for Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Spa

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Kim Sent on 25/11/2015
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Had our Wedding reception here and stay overnight - staff are fabulous and lovely location!
Lucy Sent on 25/11/2015
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Thank you so much for making mine and Joe's Wedding day so beautiful! The staff are amazing! Food was fantastic xx
Sarah Sent on 25/11/2015
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We had our Wedding reception and evening do here, the gardens provided beautiful photos, and the room for the reception was stunning. We couldn't have asked for a better day!
Frank Sent on 25/11/2015
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So Special

Cannot thank the staff enough for making our Wedding so special, and for the wonderful time that we had. Special thanks to Kate for being a marvellous Manager, and Gary for the excellent 80' themed disco
Elaine Sent on 25/11/2015
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My Husband and I married here, we had a fantastic day and all our guests had a great time. The hotel is beautifully decorated and the staff are very polite and helpful. We go back regularly for food in the bar and every year for a more personal candlelit dinner on Christmas Eve. The food is amazing. You can't visit and not fall in love with Ye Olde Bell. We have also taken our baby boy where he got to meet Santa and the staff were amazing with him. It was a relief that our favourite place were baby and children friendly. I love this place!
Neil Sent on 25/11/2015
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Wonderful Place

Such a wonderful place. Very friendly staff and the food is out of this world. The perfect place for your Wedding!
Samuel Sent on 25/11/2015
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Fantastic place! Got married here last July, can't thank the staff enough for how well they catered to all our needs, and the whole day was perfect! Got married outside in the gardens on one of the hottest days of the year.
Tracyjane Sent on 25/11/2015
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We got married here in August and it was excellent. There wasn't a thing we could fault or would've changed other than the day to not come to an end. We've had nothing but positivity from guests saying what a fantastic day/venue (and the photographer) one quote "it was the best wedding I've ever been to". Thank you Ye Olde Bell.
Gary Sent on 25/11/2015
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Fantastic place to get married! I married my childhood sweetheart here. Gary Simpson
Rachel Sent on 25/11/2015
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The Best Day

Can't recommend Ye Olde Bell enough!! All the staff made sure my Wedding day went perfectly. The best day in an amazing venue with fantastic staff.
Special thanks to Kate & Billy.
Becki Sent on 25/11/2015
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Amazing Venue

Amazing venue, excellent staff, gorgeous food, we couldn't of asked for a better Wedding day. Thank you all again!
Fiona Sent on 25/11/2015
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Stunning venue and very helpful staff. So glad we chose Ye Olde Bell for our wedding. Great food too!
Sam Sent on 25/11/2015
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Perfect Wedding Day

Could not recommended more highly for food, Weddings, and as a hotel. Helped make our wedding day perfect. Thank you!
Carrie Sent on 25/11/2015
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Excellent Venue

Just getting round to the thank you's, what an excellent venue! Brilliant staff, special thanks to Chris and Ben for looking after us so well. Nothing was too much trouble for them. We had a fab day.

Carrie & Ryan
Claire Sent on 25/11/2015
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No other venue compared...

Dear Kate, Chris, Ben, Libby, Cheryl, all the Reception team & staff who were on duty,

Oh my goodness, where do I start. Thank you just doesn't cover it. What a wonderful, wonderful day we had. From the first show round, no other venue compared.At the detail meeting with Chris, nothing was too much trouble, be it health, religion or just fussy dietary requirements. The evening before the Wedding the staff were happy to help put out favours and the sweetie bar. Being a previous employee of Hilton, this was a lovely start to the weekend. Like old times! The day itself went without the smallest hitch. The meetings with the registrar and chat with Chris ensured that we all knew what was happening and where to be. The Bradgate Suite looked stunning and with help of Il Bello looked exactly as we'd hoped for. The wow factor. So, so many comments about the meal. The beef was cooked exactly as ordered and offering a second helping is not commonplace anymore and did not go unnoticed! If people had anymore room (Nigel & I didn't) the evening Hog Roast looked, and I am told tasted delicious. We really can't thank you and your team enough Kate. It was absolutely perfect from beginning to end. The grounds are a beautiful setting for an outdoor service. The entire hotel including the bedrooms, especially the suites are just pure luxury.
We have done and will continue to recommend Ye Olde Bell to everyone for every occasion!
Claire & Nigel Hodkin
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