Macdonald Bear Hotel

£75 - £140 pp
Up to 60
54 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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Macdonald Bear Hotel, our historic, 13th Century Coaching inn is now a beautiful 4-star hotel set in Oxfordshire and offers a beautiful slice of luxury in the heart of the countryside.
Macdonald Bear Hotel Pricing & Costs

(price per head)

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
Minimum Number of Guests
Menu Tasting for two people Prosecco or Sparkling wine reception in Churchill Lounge/ Courtyard Four Canapés per person during Reception Three Course Wedding Breakfast with Tea/coffee and amuse bouche A glass of Prosecco for toast Chiavari chairs White Linen and Napkins Easel For table plan Personalised Menu Cards Dance floor Feature Suite for the special couple on the night of the Wedding with a bottle of Champagne Dedicated Wedding Planner (Based on a minimum of 40 guests)
What is included in this pricing:
Canapés included
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Couple accommodation included
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Macdonald Bear Hotel Features & Capacity


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

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Dancefloor Available


Exclusive Use
Pet Friendly
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Bridal Changing Facilities

Food and Drink

Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
Macdonald Bear Hotel Full Description
Situated in the very heart of Oxfordshire, our beautiful country escape is the perfect place for you to host your unforgettable day. The Macdonald Bear Hotel is set on the outskirts of the magnificent Blenheim palace, and boasts original 13th Century period features throughout the venue. For a magical Oxfordshire Wedding, we can help you create stunning intimate ceremonies and receptions which can truly immerse your guests in memories which will last forever. From your very first visit to the moment you say ‘I Do’, our dedicated Wedding Team will be here to guide and create your dream stay whilst at The Bear. From smaller intimate receptions to larger celebrations, The Bear is completely unique and suits so many different couples wishes. With a range of both tailored or bespoke packages, there is flexibility to ensure your day is exactly how you imagined. Every wedding is uniquely special, and we believe your day with us should reflect this. Summer, autumn or winter, to a last minute whirlwind wedding, we’ve got a package for every occasion. Take advantage of the stunning Blenheim Palace, right on our doorstep for a weekend retreat. Visit the palace for the most idyllic Wedding Photographs or step into the beautiful town of Woodstock, a picturesque town with an abundance of character. With a total of 54 elegant and individually-styled bedrooms, sleeping up to 108 guests, our cosy hotel is the perfect place for guests to rest their heads. The Bear hotel has a selection of classic rooms, deluxe rooms and suites, each room is individually styled and boast a range of modern conveniences. The Bear also welcome’s a stay with children or furry companions. To book an appointment to meet with us and discuss your special day, please contact us.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Olivia Gooding
Congratulations on your engagement and thank you for considering the Macdonald Bear Hotel as your possible venue for your BIG Day! I would love to make arrangements to meet you and your partner to show you around our beautiful venue with a glass of fizz, this would also be an ideal time to discuss your Wedding plans in more detail so we can ensure that your day is exactly as you dreamt it!


No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Happy couple married in August
September 2020
Thank you
We just wanted to say a huge thank you to you especially and the whole team for making our wedding day on Saturday so special. You set the room up beautifully and the food was exceptional. We couldn’t have asked for more and you made the whole process easy and pain free.
Wedding: August
October 2020
A big thank you
Guy & I sincerely thank you for your huge contribution to the success of Tom & Alex's wedding reception last Saturday. You put such a lot of effort into arranging everything & trying to keep everyone happy, in a calm, professional manner. Thank you so much for changing our room - it was lovely to be able to pop over to Tom & see how he was doing ! The Churchill room looked amazing & having canapes & champagne & speeches in the other room was perfect. Please do pass on to the chef again, how much everyone enjoyed the superb meal he provided. The scallops were delicious, as was the lemon tart but the Beef Wellington was just stunning & we all said so ! We also noticed and appreciated other members of staff. Everyone was so polite, helpful, and very professional. It had been such a challenging time for the happy couple but we are so pleased they chose to have the celebration with you all at The Bear ! With thanks again & kind regards, Lynn
Macdonald Bear Hotel Location & Contact Details


Woodstock OX20 1S, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1SZ, England

Nearest Town


Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport

Oxford Airport

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Macdonald Bear Hotel Press & Awards

Industry Awards (2)

Loved By Guests 2020-
Best of Britain 2020
Frequently Asked Questions

Where’s the best photo spot at Macdonald Bear Hotel ?

Our beautiful Courtyard

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at Macdonald Bear Hotel ?

Our Bridal Suite is famous for being the room used by Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton when they visited Woodstock

What’s your favourite canapé?

Our Black Pudding Bon Bons

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Mini burgers

What is Macdonald Bear Hotel most unique feature?

13th Century Coaching Inn

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook GiftFree Bottle of Champagne