Cantley House Hotel & Barn

£3950 - £19500 for a package
Up to 100
36 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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

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Minimum Number of Guests
Bespoke packages for smaller weddings can be obtained from the team. Selected dates only.

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Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
12:00 PM
Late Night Extension


Open Flame Permitted
Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
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

Ceremony & Reception

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

Cultural Specialists

Jewish Wedding Specialist
Muslim Wedding Specialist
Asian Wedding Specialist
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 and Nadia
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, Nadia & Lara


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Jenna & Tom
Married in December 2019
December 2019
The Whole Day was Wonderful
We had our wedding here and couldn't have been happier with our venue choice. The whole day was wonderful and we felt so well looked after. Lara supported us in all of our planning for the day and both her and Dianne did a great job looking after us during the wedding. All the other staff at the hotel were friendly and helpful - special thanks to Jake and Bonnie who were amazing in the evening and took care of all of us, following on from Dianne who was fantastic and who we felt so at ease with. The staff here are great, and the food was amazing!
Celebration Cakes
Wedding: November 2019
November 2019
Cantley is one of our favourite venues to work wit
We have had the pleasure of working with Cantley House Hotel for many years, providing cakes for lots of weddings there, more recently, we have enjoyed a closer relationship with them as their preferred cake supplier. The venue has a wonderful warm and friendly atmosphere and is welcoming to both suppliers and couples planning their weddings. I enjoy attending their showcase evenings and wedding fairs where the hospitality and professionalism shown by their staff is always well received by the couples and suppliers alike. The events team at Cantley are helpful and efficient and it’s always a pleasure to deliver our cakes there on the day of the wedding, we always find the venue organised and ready to receive us and attentive if we need help. We hear nothing but great reports from our mutual clients about the service from the venue and, especially, the events team after their wedding day too. Cantley is one of our favourite venues to work with and deliver cakes to! Catherine Scott Owner – Celebration Cakes
Weddings By Portia
Wedding: November 2019
November 2019
Cantley House is a true gem.
I am delighted to recommend Cantley House Hotel in Wokingham. The wedding staff Nadia, Lara and Diane are both polite and very professional to both their brides, grooms and suppliers of which I am one. Cantley House has regular evening supplier showcases so brides and grooms can see the barn set and talk to suppliers. The hotel has a wonderful barn and the main part of the hotel is lovely. It also has beautiful gardens and a courtyard outside the barn. Cantley House is a true gem in the centre of Wokingham.
Hair Design by Michelle
Wedding: November 2019
November 2019
Would not hesitate to recommend....
What can I say about Cantley... in a nut shell, it’s the staff that make this venue what it is today. I am lucky enough to have been Cantley’s recommended Hair & Makeup artist for around nine years now & thankful that I get to visit a few times a month. I can call the staff friends and not just work colleagues. The team at Cantley are always on hand to greet you with a huge smile. The professionalism they show is second to none, nothing is ever too much trouble and they are always willing to help and listen to fresh ideas. The attention to detail is second to none and every bride and groom is treated as an individual, therefore ensures that every couple planning their big day receives a really personal service. I am always being told by my Bride’s of how thorough and organised the team are at Cantley. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Cantley as a venue and feel proud to be able to work so closely to them. Yours sincerely, Michelle Blackman Hair Design & Makeup By Michelle
Beau Events
Wedding: November 2019
November 2019
Nothing is too much trouble....
Beau Events has been a supplier at Cantley House Hotel for many years. We have always found the events team to be very professional and extremely hard working, whilst remaining friendly and very approachable. They work tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure everything is set up according to their clients’ wishes. They then continue to work tirelessly throughout the wedding day itself to ensure that everything goes smoothly from start to finish. Nothing is too much trouble for their clients. Fiona Flint Director of Beau Events
The Experience
Wedding: November 2019
November 2019
One of Best Wedding Venues
Cantley House Hotel is easily one of the best wedding venues in Berkshire & we are proud to have been providing our services to the hotel for over 20 years. Whatever style of wedding, with its unique country house setting complete with gardens, countryside & the unforgettable adjoining barn, The “Briar”, Cantley House is the perfect location for any Bride & Groom’s Special Day. Providing a range of flexible wedding packages with a friendly, professional & personal service, the entire operational team is incredibly capable, stopping at nothing to ensure flawless execution - I personally have witnessed on many occasions the team go above and beyond without fuss, they simply smile and make it happen. To complete the package, the catering offerings are also fantastic. The chef and his team clearly work tirelessly to keep menus fresh using locally sourced Quality ingredients. I can’t recommend Cantley House Hotel & the hard working team highly enough!” David Grinham

Wedding Show

12th January 2020
Our beautiful Victorian house and Barn will be set for a wedding, and we have a variety of award winning suppliers attending to discuss the details of your big day.
Location & Contact Details


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

Travel Notes

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M4 JCT10

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Press & Awards

Industry Awards (4)

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

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.