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Mercure Box Hill Burford Bridge Hotel

Mercure Box Hill Burford Bridge Hotel

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Mercure Box Hill Burford Bridge Hotel

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  • Historic wayside inn and hotel
  • Located near Dorking in Surrey
  • Licensed to host civil ceremonies
  • 17th-century Tithe Barn for weddings
  • Top catering from talented team of chefs
  • Luxury bridal suite for the newlyweds
  • Discounted room-rates for wedding guests
  • Equipped with bars, restaurants and a lido

Refurbished in recent years, yet still echoing its timeless history stretching back to Norman times, Mercure Box Hill Burford Bridge Hotel is a barn wedding venue with a modern twist. Presenting traditional hospitality in an atmospheric setting, the hotel is conveniently located very close to Gatwick airport, and is just an hour away from London.

The 16th century Tithe Barn - which allegedly incorporates oak timbers from galleons used in the Spanish Armada - has been reconstructed to adjoin the hotel and is perfect for beautiful civil ceremonies and wedding breakfasts. The rustic beams and ceiling of twinkling fairy lights help create a truly romantic atmosphere; perfect for saying your vows. The outdoor spaces are just as spectacular, with views stretching over Box Hill creating a perfect backdrop for your wedding photographs. The expert wedding team and chefs are all on hand to ensure you simply have the most wonderful day at this stunning venue.


Originally founded as the "Fox and Hounds" in 1254, with parts of the surviving building dating back to the 16th century, the hotel boasts an incredible depth of history. The name was changed to "Hare and Hounds" in 1822, and then to its current title in 1905.

The stunning countryside surrounding the hotel have inspired peacefulness and creativity in many visitors over the centuries, notably Queen Victoria, Jane Austen, Wordsworth, and John Keats, who completed his 1817 epic "Endymion" during his stay.

In 1801 Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton visited the hotel, just a few years before Nelson sailed to a heroic death at the Battle of Trafalgar. The Lady Hamilton Room commemorates this today.

The 16th century Tithe Barn was re-erected and joined the hotel in 1934, and nowadays is used as a gorgeous wedding venue.


You and your guests will have access to your own exclusive bar which overlooks the River Mole, your own entrance to your event space as well as the Tithe Barn which is licenced for weddings as well as partying until 1am!

Tithe Barn

The largest and most popular venue at Mercure Burford Bridge, the stunning Tithe Barn, which has beams allegedly plundered from ships used in the Spanish Armada, holds 220 guests for a ceremony, 220 for a wedding breakfast and 250 for a reception.

Civil ceremony capacity - 220 guests
Wedding breakfast capacity - 220 guests
Evening reception capacity - 250 guests

Garden Room

Ideal for smaller weddings, the Garden Room boasts stunning views over the grounds and Surrey Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Separated from the rest of the hotel, it benefits from a private terrace area, which lends a feeling of exclusivity.

Civil ceremony capacity - 60 guests
Wedding breakfast capacity - 72 guests
Evening reception capacity - 80 guests


The superb team of chefs at the Burford Bridge Hotel present a broad array of top-quality wedding breakfast and evening buffet options, including hog-roasts and barbecues. A tasting session for the bride and groom is inclusive in many of their packages.


With a standard hotel package, the newlyweds can enjoy luxury accommodation and the guests are offered exclusive discounts.

The luxury hotel rooms are fully equipped with all the necessary amenities for the wedding party, including wifi and flatscreen TV. With restaurants, bars and a luxury lido all within the grounds of the hotel, there is no need to rush away after the celebrations.

To book this venue, either ring the number above and quote The Wedding Secret, or just click on "Email this business".

Mercure Box Hill Burford Bridge Hotel
at the Foot of Box Hill


  • Holly and Robert Lay - 26/11/2016

    I just wanted to say thank you for everything. The room was stunning and everything was absolutely perfect. Thank you for all your hard work and a special thank you to Amit and his team. The service was just amazing.

  • Steve and Sally Morgan - 19/11/2016

    I would just like to say thank you to for all your help with our wedding. We had a lovely day - everything was perfect - and we were extremely pleased with the venue and the staff, who were all very helpful.
    Thanks for all of your help in the planning of the event and the day itself.

  • Sarah and John Fulford - 12/11/2016

    Thank you so much for making our day so special!! It was amazing! Your staff were outstanding! Nick the toastmaster was a great touch and very professional. The disco chap, Steve, was fantastic and we were still dancing til the very end! And finally thank you to you as you made my life so easy in arranging this memorable day!

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