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The Arden Hotel
  • An elegant, independently owned boutique hotel
  • Nestled in the village of Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Landscaped gardens and riverside location
  • Expert wedding and events co-ordinator
  • Award-winning catering services
  • Licensed for civil ceremonies
  • Available for exclusive use hire
  • A range of stunning wedding packages on offer
  • On-site, luxury accommodation available
  • Can accommodate for up to 150 guests

The striking red-brick of The Arden Hotel can be seen through the trees, from the other side of the River Avon. Its impressive exterior will make the perfect backdrop for your all-important wedding photographs.

The interior of all its extensive rooms is equally as remarkable. The grand décor and large windows are guaranteed to wow your guests.


The Arden Hotel itself dates back to the mid-17th Century, however the site on which it stands has an evening deeper historical significance.

It was built on the foundations of Brooke House, the house of John Shakespeare, William Shakespeare's father. The playwright himself was reputed to have written some of his works in its gardens, which have been re-created in the Arden Hotel's grounds.

Today the hotel is a modern and stylish boutique, having undergone a multi-million pound refurbishment funded by the Royal Shakespeare Company. It has gathered a reputation for excellence, picking up accolades for its services and catering expertise.


The Arden Hotel has a number of stylish rooms to accommodate for each part of your wedding day. From cosy rooms with luxury sofas and armchairs, to light and airy spaces with a terraced area, they have it all.

The Lounge

Civil ceremony capacity - 20 guests
Evening reception capacity - 20 guests

The Club Bar

Civil ceremony capacity - 20 guests
Evening reception capacity - 20 guests

The Brooke Suite

Civil ceremony capacity - 46 guests
Wedding breakfast capacity - 40 guests
Evening reception capacity - 46 guests

No 44 Brasserie on The Waterside

Civil ceremony capacity - 96 guests
Wedding breakfast capacity - 96 guests
Evening reception capacity - 150 guests


Small and Intimate Package - from £89 per person

This includes a three course wedding feast, a dedicated wedding co-ordinator, a Feature room for the Bride and Groom, choice of location for pre-dinner drinks and 50% off your return stay on your first anniversary.

Afternoon Tea Package - from £41 per person

This option provides a full Afternoon Tea, a Champagne or Pimm's drinks reception, private use of the Club Bar and terrace and complimentary menu tasting for the Bride and Groom.

Cocktail and Light Bites Package - from £49 per person

This offers private use of the Brooke Suite, Club Bar and top terrace all day, as well as a complimentary cocktail tasting, wide buffet selection, tea and coffee service and Champagne for the toast.

Exclusive Use Package - from £10,720

This includes 24 hour use of the hotel and grounds, a complimentary wine and menu tasting, a three course wedding feast, 45 individually styled bedrooms for your guests and a wedding co-ordinator.


The top-quality catering team will assist you in creating a mouth watering wedding feast. They can create this completely bespoke to you, and recommend a range of dishes such as Roast Beef Medallion with truffle mash, or Parma Ham Wrapped Chicken Breast.

Their excellence precedes them, and they have recently won two AA rosettes awards. Their fantastic No 44 Brasserie on The Waterside has also recently been updated and offers a stylish and relaxing hang-out in which to enjoy delicious food and small plates.


The Arden Hotel offers 45 of its luxury, elegantly decorated bedrooms for your guests to enjoy at a discounted rate. There are a range of rooms from Classic to Superior, and the Bride and Groom are guaranteed a Feature room for their first night as newlyweds!

If you love the look of The Arden Hotel then click on the buttons to the side or below this listing and find out more!

The Arden Hotel
CV37 6BA


  • Mr and Mrs Seal - 30th August 2015

    Our marriage at The Arden was absolutely perfect: such a magical day in a beautiful location. We got married in the Lounge, had champagne and canapes in the private Club Bar afterwards, and then moved in to the Brooke Suite for the wedding breakfast. All of the rooms that we used were beautifully suited to the occasion, and it was fun to move around the various rooms for the different parts of our celebration. The wedding was run seamlessly by Olivia Woolley, the Wedding & Events Co-ordinator. She made us feel at ease the whole was through and we knew we were in good hands. As the hotel is situated so close to the riverbank, we strolled over and took some fun photos by the river in the early evening. We look forward to visiting The Arden again and again in the future, to relive our happy memories and enjoy a cream tea and a drink on the sunny terrace!

  • Chris and Felicity - 20th December 2015

    We would like to say a very special 'Thank you' to all of The Arden team for helping us to create our perfect wedding day! In particular we want to thank Olivia for all of her hard work, attention to detail and her speedy responses to our never ending chain of e-mails! Nothing was too much trouble and we were always given the time to go over finer details which really meant a lot to us. The food was amazing so the chef and his team also deserve a very special thank you for that - especially as they tailored the menu around our wedding, it was the perfect first meal to share as husband and wife! All of the staff were hard working and attentive to our guests. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Arden for a wedding venue - you certainly will not be left feeling disappointed.

  • Mr and Mrs Judd - 28th January 2017

    The Arden Hotel was a perfect venue for our wedding and reception. It was so beautiful and everyone that we worked with there were so lovely. Olivia did an amazing job and making sure everything went off without a hitch, and I didn’t have to worry about anything! The food was delicious, the venue rooms we used were immaculate and the service was outstanding. Thank you for making our day so special, I’m so glad we chose the Arden Hotel.

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