Cantley House Hotel & Barn

(18)
£5995 - £19500 for a package
Up to 100
36 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
booked
Bridebook Deal
Seasonal Offer Available
Just £5995
Bridebook Deal
Midweek Offer Available
Micro Wedding Package
Bridebook Deal
Sunday Exclusive Use Offer
Just £5995
Set within 50 acres of picturesque countryside; Cantley House is an independent boutique hotel boasting a 17th century barn, exclusive use options, 36 bedrooms and indoor & outdoor ceremony options.
Pricing & Costs

Packages
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£95
Maximum Price
£155
Minimum Number of Guests
15
To include; - Complimentary Menu Tasting for Bride & Groom - Ceremony Room Hire - A Glass of Pimms on Arrival for 50 guests - Two Course Wedding Breakfast with Tea & Coffee for 50 guests - Half a Bottle of House Wine per person for 50 guests - A Glass of Sparkling Wine to Toast the Bride & Groom for 50 guests - Silver Cake Stand & Knife - Late Evening Snacks for 50 guests - Use of 36 bedrooms - Free Parking for All Guests
What is included in this pricing:
Furniture included
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Couple accommodation included
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Canapés included
Exclusive use

Packages
(total price)

Prices Start At
£5,995
Maximum Price
£19,500
Number of Guests Included
50
- The Oak Room is a Georgian addition to our main house and is a versatile location for wedding ceremonies and smaller wedding breakfasts. - The Briar barn boasts many charming features such as original oak beams, exposed rafters and a working fire place creating the most romantic of settings. The Briar can accommodate up to 100 guests for a wedding breakfast with the capacity increasing to 120 for an evening reception.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Furniture included
Guest accommodation included
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Couple accommodation included
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Barn
Dining Capacity
100
Reception Capacity
120
No. of Bedrooms
36
Sleeps No. of People
87
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
8:00AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00AM
Yes

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Fireworks Permitted
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted

Venue

Open Flame Permitted
Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Pet-Friendly
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence

Cultural Specialists

Full Description
Cantley House Hotel and barn, set within 50 acres of stunning countryside, is a warm and welcoming Berkshire wedding venue located on the outskirts of Wokingham and just a short distance away from Reading, Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead. Cantley House Hotel is a privately owned, 38 bedroom boutique hotel that offers everything you could need for your special day. As the former home of the Marquis of Ormonde, the property has a grand yet homely feel with quirky and eccentric surprises at every turn. Whether you are looking for a venue for a small and intimate wedding reception or a larger more elaborate event our unique and enchanting property has an array of function facilities to suit every taste and budget; from the original suites of our classic Victorian manor house to our distinctive 17th century barn, we even have the capacity to house a marquee on our impressive lawns - perfect for those weddings where a larger capacity is required. When you choose Cantley House Hotel and barn as a wedding venue for your special day our dedicated staff will make our house feel like your house. You can rest assured that you will receive the highest level of service from our hotel's award winning team at affordable prices, from initial enquiry, through the months of planning and on the big day itself.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Lara, Alice & Dominika
To fully appreciate our facilities we recommend you arrange a private viewing of Cantley House Hotel or attend one of our very popular open evenings that take place once a month. Please call our office on 01189 895 100 and we will be happy to arrange a visit at a time to suit your diary. With Kindest Regards, Alice, Lara & Dominika

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1983
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
53
Reviews
(18)
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Helen Boyle-Bowles
Happy couple married in August
November 2022
Small and wonderful
Cantley house went out of their way to make sure our small and simple day went off without a hitch! Beautiful location and the food was amazing! The staff on the lead up kept in constant contact and really listened and understood what we wanted. The on the day staff were so attentive and made our day even more special!
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Alice & Jack
Happy couple married in July
August 2022
The most perfect wedding day
We got married at Cantley house in July 22. We had the most perfect day. The venue looked absolutely beautiful, the staff on the day were fantastic and our wedding coordinator, Lara was fabulous in the lead up to our special day, especially due to X2 cancellations due to Covid. On the day, Lara and Diane ensured that the day ran so smoothly and helped to make the day perfect. The food was yummy and it was just the most beautiful day. I highly recommend Cantley as a wedding venue. Thank you to everyone at Cantley house.
H
Hannah & Phil
Happy couple married in July
August 2022
Most amazing wedding day
We had the most amazing wedding day at Cantley House! We cannot thank Lara, Diane and the team enough for all of their hard work in the build up and on the day. Everything ran smoothly and if there were any problems we certainly didn’t know about them. The hotel and barn were both set up beautifully ready for the wedding. The rooms were lovely and spacious. We are honestly so pleased we chose to have our wedding here. Thank you again for all your hard work and being a part of our special day. Hannah & Phil.
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Maria & Adam
Happy couple married in July
August 2022
Our Perfect Wedding Venue
Our dream wedding at a dream location The venue itself is like a hidden gem, not many of our guests had ever heard of it but were constantly complimenting the gorgeous choice. The grounds are beautiful, from the Georgian Manor House and Briar (barn style function room) to the outside ceremony Bandstand, beautiful courtyard with festoon lights and the bedrooms - it was all just perfect. The staff were on another level and really care about each wedding they coordinate- it really shows. We dealt with Alice, she was just brilliant. During the planning stages, Alice was on top of all of our questions, going above and beyond to make sure we were happy the whole way through. On the day, Alice was there making sure everything ran smoothly. She was on top of all the little touches we’d put together (and there were a lot!) the music was executed at the perfect moments and volume, she did everything possible to ensure our day was everything we had planned. Dianne, another member of staff who has been there for many, many years (and got married there herself 20 years ago) was also brilliant at making sure the day went smoothly, I can’t tell you how much we appreciate the feeling of being looked after, not having to stress over anything and being able to just let go on the day because they had it all covered. The food was divine! We are massive foodies (it’s literally our life and we own a food business) and so it was a huge, important part of our wedding to have epic food. Compliments to the chefs- they nailed it! We were receiving so many comments on the day and afterwards about how amazing the food was. I cannot recommend Cantley House enough- gorgeous setting, impeccable staff, value for money and overwhelming quality. We said from the very beginning, the most important thing to us for our wedding day was just to be full of love and for all of our guests to have the best time. We had the ultimate venue for that, I can’t recommend them highly enough! The perfect start to happy ever after
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Alive & jack
Happy couple married in July
November 2022
What a wonderful wedding day
My husband and I got married at Cantley house in July 2022. We were supposed to get married there in Aug 2020, but Covid caused delay. Throughout the process of changing our wedding date Cantley house were so understanding and supportive. Lara was always easy to contact and replied super quickly. She made us feel at ease and could always answer our questions. She even helped us to have alpacas at the wedding! The wedding day was everything we dreamed of and more. The barn looked stunning, and our guests had the most wonderful time. The food was so yummy, and the staff were so helpful and just as excited as we were. Thank you for making our day so special.
N
Neil & Rommy
Happy couple married in June
August 2022
We would recommend to anyone
We recently had our wedding here. It’s a beautiful character property with curtious staff. We had an amazing day. We had exclusive access to most of the grounds on the day. They were helpful every step of the way in the planning process up to the day before the wedding. They even let us change our wedding date without any charge after our visa was delayed. We would recommend them to anyone!
Location & Contact Details

Address

Milton Road, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 1JY, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Wokingham

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M4 JCT10

Nearest Train Station

Wokingham

Nearest Airport

Heathrow

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Press & Awards
(5)

Industry Awards (5)

English Wedding Awards Winner for the South East Wedding Venue of the year 2021
English Wedding Awards Winner for the South East Wedding Venue of the year 2019
AA 2 Rosettes for Culinary Excellence
Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2019
Hitched Certified Venue 2019
FAQ
(8)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

We have had a variety of weddings here, from small intimate weddings of only 4 people to very large weddings over 120 people. I don't have a favourite as each one is so different and unique in their own special way.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Try not to stress over the small things. It is the people around you that make the day special.

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

I love home made decorations that bring out the couples personalities, it makes a wedding unique an memorable.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Rustic, homely, historic, friendly, beautiful.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

The lawns, the fountain, the pond, the courtyard with festoon lighting or the surrounding Cantley Park fields that are the perfect spot for artistic photos.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

Yes (we cannot reveal their names)

What’s your favourite canapé?

We have a variety of sweet and savory canapes. I personally love the Angus beef sliders and the Chargrilled Halloumi, and to finish it off I love a strawberry cheesecake pot!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

We are a barn and a hotel, which means we have the luxury of accommodation and a beautiful converted barn.