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Villiers Hotel
  • A historic hotel set in the centre of Buckingham Town
  • Holds a license for civil ceremony
  • A dedicated wedding coordinator is available
  • Four star, luxury accommodation on-site
  • Space for up to 200 evening guests
  • Three stunning packages to choose from
  • The finest in-house caterers at your service
  • A beautiful outdoor backdrop for wedding photographs

With a rich history and the finest catering and accommodation available, the Villiers Hotel has everything needed for a wedding of the highest quality.

Situated in the centre of Buckingham town, the hotel is easily accessible for all your friends and family. There are also a number of stunning landmarks just a stone’s throw away, and beautiful views of the River Ouse to wow your guests.


Villiers Hotel, originally known as the Swanne upon the Hoppe, was built a staggering 400 years ago. Its name was to change multiple times over the years, from The Swan to The White Swan, until it would eventually be renamed after George Villiers the 1st Duke of Buckingham.

There are many local legends surrounding the hotel, such as rumours that Oliver Cromwell stayed there with his troops in 1643.

This vast historical background gives its rooms a sense of grandeur today, with its large ballroom still boasting many Victorian features. It lends a sense awe and atmosphere to civil ceremonies, and creates a grand space to host a wedding feast.


The Villiers Hotel has a perfect space for every part of your day. Its ballroom has an adjoining bar, which is ideal for post-ceremony drinks, and the stunning Villiers' courtyard offers sweeping countryside views.

The Ballroom

The ballroom is an ornate space that fills with natural light. It can be quickly transformed after your wedding breakfast into a wide party space, complete with sprung dance floor and fantastic acoustics. There is room for either a DJ or live band.

Civil ceremony capacity – 180 guests
Wedding breakfast capacity – 180 guests
Evening reception capacity – 200 guests

The Boardroom

This cosy and atmospheric space can accommodate for more intimate ceremonies. It’s wooden panels create a beautiful backdrop.

Civil ceremony capacity – 40 guests


All-inclusive Package – from £4,500

This includes use of their accommodation, catering and refurbished room spaces. To find out more, contact Villiers Hotel directly.

Simply Sensational – from £95pp

Among other things, this includes a three-course wedding breakfast, evening catering, a complimentary bridal suite, complimentary menu tasting, chair covers, door staff and an Events Manager to help you on the big day!

Simply Spectacular – from £135pp

This also includes a complimentary Bridal Suite, menu tasting, chair covers, door staff and an Events Manager. As well as a four-course wedding breakfast, choice of four delicious canapés and hot pork baps with stuffing for your evening food.


The caterers at Villiers Hotel are renowned as some of the finest in Buckinghamshire. With a reputation for using locally sourced, seasonal produce and creating innovative dishes, they are the ideal choice to help you create a wedding feast.

They have delicious menus included within their packages, and these include main courses such as local cured bacon chop, and a braised blade of beef.


The Villiers Hotel offers luxury accommodation which has been given a four-star AA rating. They have 49 ensuite bedrooms, and a beautiful bridal suite which is offered for free on the night of the wedding.

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

3 Castle Street
MK18 1BS


  • Poppy Allison - 24th August 2017

    I had my wedding reception held at Villiers. We had presumed it would be out of our price range but it was surprisingly affordable. From start to finish the service was brilliant. The food was absolutely amazing and everyone raved about the standard of it. In comparison to some of our friends, our day was relatively cheap, however even now people go on about what a perfect day it was. We didn't need to stress about anything related to the reception, everything was handled with professionalism, precision and in a friendly manner. Cannot recommend Villiers highly enough. Thank you to everyone involved. We still pop back for a meal on our anniversary!

  • Jenny Newman - 27th September 2017

    Everyone at Villiers were absolutely brilliant, nothing was too much trouble for them. Our wedding was faultless from start (about 10:30am) to finish (around midnight) and their attention to detail was brilliant. If you are looking for a special venue, l would recommend Villiers one hundred percent. To Jean and all the staff, you are all amazing. Many thanks again for a fantastic day.

  • Julie Baker - 22nd November 2017

    Having visited Villiers on previous occasions, we had always felt it to be a warm and friendly venue, comfortably grand but not in any way ‘stuffy’ and having looked at several others, decided on it as our perfect wedding venue. Our wedding day was an absolute dream. We could not have wished for a better experience. Jean was there early on the day, making sure that every detail was attended to, she could not have looked after us any better! The Ballroom looked superb, the food was excellent, the service seamless and the staff, without exception, attentive and charming. We really can’t praise Villiers highly enough and would recommend without hesitation it as a wonderful wedding venue.

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