Type of Ceremony
1 to 9 guests
One wedding per day
Live music permitted
Onsite car parking
What Our Couples Love
- 13th Century Period Features throughout the hotel
- Dedicated Wedding Team here to bring to life all your ideas
- Bespoke Menus created by our Talented Head Chef- your day, your menu
Frequently asked questions
Can we have exclusive use of the venue?
Yes! Here at the Bear, the best way to experience your wedding would be to have Exclusive Use of the hotel. We have 54 individually styled bedrooms ready for guests to retire to after your special day. We also have our beautiful features in our Restaurant, which will create a beautiful atmosphere for your wedding breakfast.
Are you licenced for civil ceremonies?
We are able to hold a temporary license for Wedding Ceremonies held here at the Bear.
Can we have the wedding ceremony outdoors?
Unfortunately, we do not have a quiet outdoor area for your intimate ceremony. We are situated in the heart of Woodstock!
Do you charge corkage if we supply our own wine?
Yes we do charge corkage. Alternatively you are able to have a browse through our extensive Wines list and ask if there's a particular wine you wish to have!
Can we use our own caterers?
Our creative and talented team of Chefs here will be extremely open to create your very own bespoke menu.
What time does the reception need to finish?
Music will need to finish at midnight. We have many neighbours to consider.
Are there noise restrictions if we have a live band?
No, we love the atmosphere a live band brings to the Bear!
Are fireworks allowed?
Unfortunately we are unable to have fireworks.
Is confetti allowed?
Yes, all biodegradable confetti is allowed.
Are candles allowed?
Yes, in our restaurant, candles really creates a special warmth and intimate setting.
Is there a honeymoon or bridal suite?
We have our beautiful Bridal suite which is perfect for your pre-wedding shots, getting ready with family and bridesmaids, and finally crashing after your dream day!
Is there accommodation on site?
Yes, we have 54 stunning individually styled bedrooms on site. With a range of room types, we have a room to suit everyone!
From what time can we get access to decorate the venue?
This can be discussed with our Wedding & Events team to ensure the day runs as smoothly as possible.
Is there additional accommodation nearby?
Yes, we are situated in the heart of Woodstock.
Special Guides for Brides offers
The Bear Hotel wedding deal
Selected Dates Still Available in 2020!
We still have a selection of dates with availability throughout this year! If you wish to book your wedding with us in 2020, we will offer you a complimentary dinner and bottle of bubbly when you confirm your date! You get to try out Chefs Menu, and start thinking about your perfect menu for your special day!
Terms and conditions
Must be booked and non-refundable deposit paid to redeem offer. Please get in contact to arrange to meet with us to go through your memorable day!
About The Bear Hotel
Situated in the heart of Oxfordshire, our beautiful country escape is the perfect place for you to host your unforgettable day. The Bear Hotel boasts original 13th Century features throughout the venue.
The Macdonald Bear Hotel is set on the outskirts of the magnificent Blenheim palace, and boasts original 13th Century period features throughout the venue.
For a magical Oxfordshire wedding, we can help you create stunning intimate ceremonies and receptions which can truly immerse your guests in memories which will last forever.
From your very first visit to the moment you say ‘I Do’, our dedicated Wedding Team will be here to guide and create your dream stay whilst at The Bear.
Every wedding is uniquely special, and we believe your day with us should reflect this. Summer, autumn or winter, to a last minute whirlwind wedding, we’ve got a package for every occasion.
Our luxurious accommodation and original 13th century period features will prove a spectacularly beautiful and comfortable setting for your wedding party. With a total of 54 elegant and individually-styled bedrooms, sleeping up to 108 guests, our cosy hotel is the perfect place for guests to rest their heads. With a range of standard rooms, deluxe rooms and suites, each room is individually styled and boast a range of modern conveniences. The Bear also welcome’s a stay with children or furry companions.