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Villiers Hotel

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Villiers Hotel

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  • A historic hotel wedding venue
  • Set in the centre of Buckingham Town
  • Licensed to host civil wedding ceremonies
  • 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

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.

History

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.

Facilities

The Villiers Hotel has a perfect space for every part of your day.

From August 2021, The wedding team at Villiers Hotel are delighted to announce that they have four different locations that are licensed for civil ceremonies, including The Town Hall Ballroom, Constables Chamber, Dukes Restaurant and the Laura Ashley Tea Room.

The Town Hall Ballroom

The Ballroom is an ornate space that is floodlit with natural light. This exquisite room features a grand staircase and an impressive Austrian chandelier. 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. Its wooden panels create a beautiful backdrop.

Civil ceremony capacity – 40 guests

The Constables Chamber

The Constables Chamber is located within the Town hall. The space is elegant with plenty of natural light.

Capacity – 60 guests

Dukes Restaurant

This beautiful room is perfect for a more intimate wedding with lots of light and its very own private terrace.

Capacity – 52 guests

Laura Ashley The Tea Room

This exquisite room is as beautifully British as it sounds. Decorated in the iconic Laura Ashley style, this room exudes romance and love.

Capacity – 42 guests

Catering

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 rump of lamb, and a braised blade of beef.

Accommodation

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.

Packages

There are various packages available but below we have provided the details of their 'Timeless Wedding Package'. Packages are based on a minimum of 30 guests (50 during the weekend) and start from £105 per person. The package includes the following;

  • Room hire for civil ceremony, wedding breakfast & evening reception
  • A glass of prosecco to welcome your guests
  • Three course set menu including tea, coffee & petit fours
  • Wine with your wedding breakfast
  • Half a bottle of house wine per person
  • A glass of prosecco for the toast
  • Hot pork baps with stuffing & apple sauce for evening food
  • Menu tasting for the Bride & Groom in a complementary Honeymoon Suite
  • Wedding night red carpet
  • Use of cake knife & stand
  • Dedicated wedding coordinator
  • White linen, cutlery, glassware & crockery wooden dance floor

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!

Address
3 Castle Street
Buckingham
Buckinghamshire
MK18 1BS

Reviews

  • Phil and Tracey - 27th July 2018

    From the moment we meet Jean we knew we were in safe hands. She listened to our needs and tailored everything to make our day the best it could be.
    It's clear that Jean loves her job and is committed to giving the absolute best service to all guests. We could not have asked for anyone better to organise our big day! To describe Jean as both friendly and professional doesn't begin to do her justice. She was there to oversee the whole day from start to finish. Jean really did go the extra mile. Everything went like clockwork and the whole event was seamless. All of our guests both during the day and evening reception were similarly impressed.
    Our wonderful experience even goes beyond Jean and on to the whole team at The Villiers. Every member of staff we encountered was friendly, professional and helpful. We fully intend to be back at The Villiers, not least to celebrate our anniversary next year!

  • Keith Newman - 27th September 2017

    A very big thank you to all the staff at Villiers. Jenny and I got married at Villiers and the Town Hall on 16th June and the day was wonderful. From the start at 10:30 till the end at midnight we were treated like royalty. Everything was perfect and the staff were fantastic. If you want a venue that has beautiful settings and rooms, plus great food and very professional staff, then I would recommend Villiers. We had 90 guests on our day and every single one has said that the venue was perfect. A very big thank you to all of you for making our special day perfect.

  • Chrissie Piercy - 22nd September 2017

    We booked our wedding at the Villiers around a year before the date and, right from the word go, this was a smooth and amazing process! We were met by the amazing Jean. Jean took my husband and me through everything. The first meeting was a little mind blowing. Who knew what it takes to plan a wedding! But Jean was great! Every detail and every question was answered with such ease! We couldn't wait to get the parents in to see the venue. Again when we came again, this time with parents in tow, Jean was amazing and again showing them everything from how the ceremony room would look to the family bedroom. Jean kept us updated at every step of the way and came back to me when ever I asked any questions. Each time we would visit there would be tea/coffee and those little sugar cubes (our son still talks about these!) The day was a little bit of blur as wedding days normally are but Jean was there and the ceremony went off without a hitch (no pun intended)! Jean's expertise came into full swing to keep everything flowing nicely when I decided that it all got a little too much and was taken very ill! She was great, called the doctor and looked after our guests. She was calm and composed and just kept going. Our guests just couldn't praise her enough. I remember Jean checking in on me several time to ensure I was OK. We really couldn't have had the amazing day without the amazing Jean and ALL the staff at the Villiers!

  • 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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