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The Moonraker
  • Grade II*-listed country house hotel
  • Located in Wiltshire near Bath
  • Ceremonies and receptions for up to 110 guests
  • Home-grown food from extensive kitchen garden
  • Onsite smokehouse
  • Marquee with wooden floor and wood-burning stove
  • Up to 50% off winter weddings - enquire for details
  • 23 beautiful en-suite bedrooms

Set within four acres of gorgeous grounds which feature beehives, apple orchards, immaculately-kept lawns and idyllic walled gardens, the Grade II*-listed Moonraker presents itself as an wonderful place to celebrate your marriage.

Able to cater up to 110 guests for a ceremony and reception within a rustic farmyard setting, with the added luxury of 23 bedrooms and other facilities, this venue appeals to a broad range of brides and grooms.

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History

One of the few buildings in the country to have the '*' in Grade II*-listed, this means the Old Manor Hotel is truly a structure of worth. Originally known as the Trowle Manor Farmhouse, this mid-18th century building is a lovely little oasis in the Wiltshire countryside.

The original site was also mentioned in the Domesday Book as part of the Abbess of Glastonbury's estate. In more recent years, the hotel was purchased in July 2013 by Tudor and Lucy Hopkins, who are restoring it to beyond its former glory!

Facilities

The Milking Parlour

Featuring a beamed ceiling, wooden floor and heaps of atmosphere, the hotel's dedicated restaurant is ideal for hosting ceremonies of up to 110 before moving on the Green House Marquee for the main reception. Return to the Milking Parlour for your evening reception and dance the night away! The room features its own bar, dance area and terrace onto the grounds.

The Green House Marquee

The hotel has a permanent, cosy structure called the Green House Marquee, heated by a roaring wood burning stove, adorned with elegant drapes and chandeliers, and even a wooden floor. This is where sit-down meals take place.

Handmade wooden tables and chivari limewash chairs are included within the hire. The finishing touches are important which is why your wedding breakfast is served on vintage oval plates, to complete the opulent yet rustic feel.

Catering

Headed by Xavier Picquenot, the team have firmly put The Brasserie back on the culinary map. Using the onsite smokery and extensive kitchen garden, Xavier can make all your culinary dreams come true. Using rustic farmyard cuisine with a pinch of zesty innovation, your guests are sure to be wowed.

Accommodation

The hotel has 23 stunning bedrooms available at discount to you and your wedding guests. Beautifully renovated to include all the modern day luxuries, the rooms are located in the original manor house, pig sties, cow shed and old barns. Finished to a high standard with plush fabrics and antique furniture, these rooms are the ultimate country chic home from home experience.



If you have fallen in love with The Manoonraker then please use the contact details to get in touch.

Address
The Moonraker Hotel and Restaurant
Trowle Common
Bradford on Avon
BA14 9BL

Reviews

  • Mr and Mrs Spencer

    We had the most wonderful wedding day. Everything went off perfect and that's without a doubt thanks to you, Jodie, and the team of people working so hard in the background. We cannot thank them enough. Everything went like clockwork. Please pass on our thanks to everyone involved; it's such a great team you have there.


    So many of our friends and family have said it was the best wedding they had ever been to so that's a huge compliment to the Moonraker and I guess to Phil and me also.


  • Mr and Mrs Cope

    Thank you so much, we were delighted with our day. It was so fantastic and we had such great positive feedback from all the guests about you all at The Moonraker and what a fantastic venue it is. It really was everything we hoped it would be, Jodie, and thank you for being such a big part of making that happen!


    Thank you again for such a fabulous day and very special memories, it was amazing you were there too!

  • Mr and Mrs Collins

    We cannot thank you enough for all that you did for the wedding. Your service was impeccable and we would not change a thing. Your team were incredibly polite, friendly and professional to Jake and me and all our guests. You were all so helpful and friendly from the moment we arrived to decorate the hotel the day before the wedding to the moment we checked out.

  • Mr and Mrs White

    We just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and your team for all your hard work. We had the most amazing day and it exceeded all our expectations! We couldn't have wished for any more.

  • Mrs and Mrs Scott-Bryant

    We just wanted to drop you a note to thank you both for all of your help to make our wedding such a success. All of the staff at The Moonraker were amazing and Mira, you and Mitch are an absolute credit to The Moonraker. Mira, we felt completely relaxed and able to just enjoy the day and leave everything to you. When you said nothing was too much trouble and we should just ask, we didn't expect it to mean exactly that, from bunting going up, to lights on ceilings, to plating the meals, food and flowers being stored, chocolates going out at last minute, to descriptions on the cheeses, the list just goes on and on...


    What was lovely as well was how many of our guests said they loved The Moonraker and it was like a home from home. The food was also a big success and congratulations to the chef who did an amazing job. Our guests also made unsolicited comments about the quality of staff at the hotel and how they made the weekend just perfect.


    So, thank you, and we will be back again with our dogs for a night next year and hope to see you all again then.

  • Mr and Mrs Thompson

    We had the most amazing day - it was perfect! We would really like to thank the staff at The Moonraker as we did not have to worry about anything on the day and everything went so smoothly.


    Thank you for your help in planning the wedding!


  • Mr and Mrs Martin

    We had the best day! Despite the weather, we actually thought it worked out better having everyone in the milking parlour rather than them all dispersing across to the paddock.


    The staff were all fantastic and so helpful, Mira was simply brilliant! Everything was done so well and decorated so beautifully! Food came out to military precision and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meals.


    Also, a big thanks for clearing the marquee the morning after! Was nice to not have to take all that down even though Lauren and I woke up super early somehow!


    Everyone commented on how lovely the venue was, even the videographers who see a lot of venues said how good it was! We will send over any photos we get if you'd like them and the video when it's done. I think we got some cool aerial footage of the confetti walk!


    May we also thank you and all your hard work throughout this whole process! Hopefully we've not been too difficult! I'm sure we will come back for dinner in the future!

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