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The Bear Hotel

The Bear Hotel

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The Bear Hotel

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  • Centrally located in Devizes, Wiltshire
  • Stunning, historical venue
  • Onsite accommodation
  • Capacity for up to 150 guests
  • In-house caterers
  • Large, spacious ballroom area
  • Disabled access
  • Wedding packages offered to suit every budget

The Bear Hotel is situated conveniently on Devizes' main square, Steeped in history and positively oozing character, this lovely little venue has a thrill round every corner, from the quirky little bistro downstairs to the elegantly-adorned four-poster beds in the ensuite accommodation upstairs. The hotel has also been granted the licence to host civil ceremonies, so you'll be able to hold your entire wedding day here with no stress.

There is a choice of four state rooms, of varying capacity between 25 and 150, and so whether you're opting for an intimate wedding or a much larger affair, there's going to be something suitable for you. Each room is delightfully decadent, with leather chairs, featuring high, spacious ceilings with long drapes for the perfect magical atmosphere.


As one of the oldest coaching inns in the West Country, The Bear Hotel prides itself on a wealth of history encapsulated within its walls, having over the centuries entertained numerous notable guests, including King George III, Queen Charlotte and Edward VII!

The bear was adopted as its signage in 1559, and has been kept ever since, through its period as The Bear Club, when local gentlemen used to sit and discuss politics and daily events, until it was handed over to Sir Thomas Lawrence whereupon a stream of visitors started to arrive, in order to spend time in the company of his 'delightful family'.

It subsequently became a popular rendezvous for travellers on the road, and later still an inn, always maintaining its hospitality, and evolving presently into The Bear Hotel.


Although The Bear Hotel offers a number of different packages for your convenience, they place a strong emphasis on tailoring your event exactly to your requirements, so if you'd like to add things or take things away, don't hesitate to get in touch with their Wedding Team, who will be only too happy to create a bespoke package just for you.

View sample packages here.

A brochure setting out details of the packages is also available to view on the website.


If you decide to opt for one of the packages, catering is included for three courses, or indeed, you can interchange them with any buffet choices you'd rather have instead.

You can view standard sample menus here. Alternatively, step through directly to their website from the top of this page, and take a leisurely peek at their detailed brochure.


Also available at The Bear Hotel are 25 ensuite rooms for your guests, and some truly unique four-poster bedrooms offered to each bride and groom for their wedding night.

The Bear Hotel
Market Place
SN10 1HS


  • Katie Bonar

    Absolutely the best day of my life, ever. My wedding day yesterday was amazing. We could not have picked a better venue. The staff were amazing and couldn't do enough for us, and the food was top class. From the minute we chose the hotel, we were always greeted with a warm welcome. The wedding planners allowed us to choose exactly what we wanted; they were never pushy. Thank you so much for our perfect day. Highly recommended. xxx

  • Kim Davidson - 28/9/16

    Can't recommend The Bear Hotel enough. From start to finish they have been outstanding. Months, weeks and days before the wedding they would answer any questions and solve any problem I had very promptly. The day of wedding I was getting ready in the cottage which was fabulous from the gorgeous clean rooms to the eggs, bacon, juice and much more in the fridge. They rang up in the morning asking if we needed any glasses or any help and let us know they were they if needed. Both rooms reception and ceremony were outstanding. Our guests wouldn't stop saying how beautiful The Bear is and how wonderful the food was. Thank you so very much for making our day the most wonderful day of our lives so far.

  • Zara Jenkins - June 2015

    I had my wedding reception at The Bear back in June 2015. The service we received from start to finish was faultless and the staff ensured that the day went without a hitch. The events coordinators really know they're stuff and nothing was too much for them. Would highly recommend this venue to anyone planning a wedding. It's just perfect!

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