Macdonald Compleat Angler

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£80 - £270 pp
Up to 120
64 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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COVID-19 Update
We are temporarily closed due to COVID-19, but we are still available every Saturday for virtual wedding appointments. Book now via our website!
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Have yourself a merry exclusive wedding!
Macdonald Compleat Angler provides the idyllic setting for your wedding celebration.
Pricing & Costs

Packages
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£80
Maximum Price
£270
Minimum Number of Guests
28
Whatever you’re looking for we will provide a totally unique wedding perfectly suited to you and your guests. An elegant extravaganza, beautifully simple ceremony or bespoke wedding breakfast. With wedding packages to suit all seasons, budgets and timelines, we guarantee we will have thought of everything.
What is included in this pricing:
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Couple accommodation included
Exclusive use
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Hotel
Dining Capacity
120
Reception Capacity
120
No. of Bedrooms
64
Sleeps No. of People
122
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
9:00AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00AM
Late Night Extension
Yes

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Halal Catering
Alcohol Licence

Ceremony & Reception

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

Venue

Water View
Exclusive Use
Bridal Changing Facilities
Pet-Friendly
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Full Description
Whether you would like a smaller and more intimate wedding with just close friends and family, or a grand affair of up to 120 guests, our function rooms can accommodate for your every need. Located on the riverbank of the River Thames, the surrounding area makes for stunning photographs and our front lawn provides an idyllic setting for your guests to relax and take in the beautiful Marlow backdrop. With 64 bedrooms, we can provide luxurious accommodation and our award winning food will be sure to impress your guests.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Cristina
Of all the events in your life, there is probably nothing more memorable and important than your Wedding Day. Macdonald Compleat Angler Hotel has an excellent reputation for providing the perfect Wedding experience. Located on the River Thames and a building full of history, we provide the ideal setting for your big day.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1653
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
Reviews
(24)
Barbara & Peter
Married in May 2021
June 2021
Our Wedding
We had our wedding ceremony and wedding breakfast at The Compleat Angler in May. It is a great location for a special event with lawns down to the river. The banqueting and events team led by Cristina did a superb job and everything was arranged with care and precision down to the smallest detail. Cristina made sure the day went smoothly and her team were very attentive throughout. We would highly recommend the venue and with Cristina helping you plan your big day you know you'll be in safe hands.
Jenny & Steve
Married in May 2021
June 2021
Post Lockdown Wedding
We held our wedding at the Compleat Angler on the 23rd May and I couldn't have wished for a better day. Cristina was an amazing wedding planner and everything went exactly to plan even though I added one guest on the day which they immediately accommodated. The venue, food and staff were all first class and we both would like to thank you for making our day so special.
Ian Brown
Married in December 2020
April 2021
From no wedding, to the best wedding
My wife and I got married here in December 2020. We were due to get married on the 4th of April 2020 in a different venue however due to COVID this was not possible. After rearranging the wedding to the 12th December, 5 weeks before, our venue cancelled. Initially gutted, we started looking for alternative venues. Then came the Compleat Angler. Let me start by saying we wished we had our wedding here from the start. The scenery is beautiful, the location is second to none and the star of the show was our wedding planner Cristina. Although we only had a matter of weeks to pull this together, Cristina was flexible in organising both face-to-face and virtual tours. The virtual tours were even made available to family members including some who were abroad at the time, helping everyone to feel included. Cristina remained calm through our constant requests and updates; preparing mince pies for our guests on arrival; accommodating sparklers for after our meal; and organising roasted chestnuts and mulled wine to have into the evening. All these small details combined with her attention to detail, professionalism and bubbly personality contributed to the best day of our lives. We are both real foodies and for us the food was a really important element of the day. We can honestly say that every dish that came out exceeded our already high expectations. All of the canapés and courses were absolutely delicious. Every member of staff, from Cristina, to the receptionists, to the waiters, to Gavin the general manager, couldn’t have made our journey, our stay and our day more wonderful. The way the team looked after us from start to finish will never be forgotten as they went above and beyond in every way. I know the entire wedding party thought the same. Our room (the Windsor Suite) made us feel like royalty and the whole experience has made us think of the Compleat Angler as a home away from home. We will continue to visit the hotel for as long as possible for our anniversary, as every time we visit we are flooded with nothing but happy memories. I also want to mention the boat trip down the river on the Kingfisher. Steve did an amazing job and made our day extra special. If you’re having your wedding here, or if your just staying for the night, this is a must. Finally, to anyone planning a wedding during these uncertain times and beyond, we thoroughly recommend the Compleat Angler as no matter what the circumstance they will make it the day you have dreamt of. A huge thank you to the team, we can’t wait to see you again.
Maisie
Married in October 2020
November 2020
Perfect Covid Wedding!
Cristina and her team at The Compleat Angler made our wedding everything we could have hoped for and more. From getting engaged to getting married, we had less than three months, and from beginning our discussions with Cristina to the wedding actually happening it was more like only six weeks. During that time, the government restrictions kept changing, so we could only have fifteen, but we split across two sittings and they did a deep clean in between. They also managed to work the space in a way that fifteen people didn't make the room feel empty. They were fantastically covid secure, and made us feel very safe. The food was fabulous, very tasty and beautifully laid out. The space was great too. I would highly recommend any couple considering this as a venue to go for it. It's a unique place, with the river and bridge next to it and having the hotel room included as part of the package made it easy to not have a journey back at the end of a long and happy day!
Jayne & Jeremy
Married in September 2020
January 2021
Fabulous day
We had a really lovely day under difficult COVID times. We were very lucky & had 27 people with us. Cristina Marquez, who is the wedding planner at the Compleat Angler, & her team ensured that everything went smoothly on the big day without being obtrusive. Very good considering we had quite a few 18-25 year olds!! Our food was super & the sun even came out for us. All through the planning stage Cristina was always there with coffee (& the odd glass of sparkling!) & also helped with room bookings too. Our lovely dog was made very welcome & he behaved beautifully. The hotel is in the most beautiful setting. Walking from our home in Marlow down our own high street with our guests following us (in a socially distanced manner) was just perfect. We were able to have our welcome reception on the lawn overlooking the river which was so special. We had a boat trip as well which was such fun & a lovely surprise for our guests. Although this was a second wedding for us I was made to feel just as special as all those new blushing brides. Thank you so much Cristina
Jessica and Nick
Married in September 2020
October 2020
A fairytale wedding - in the middle of a pandemic!
A huge thank you to Cristina and the team for pulling together the wedding day of our dreams ... Within 3 days! When our plans for a 30 person wedding in October 2020 at a different venue were dashed by the Government guidelines changing again, we knew 15 guests wouldn't work for us, having already cut our guestlist for our cancelled June 2020 wedding. With just 3 days to book a new venue and replan our entire wedding, Cristina was a calming and beyond supportive influence; we saw her at around 10am and by 11.30am our 'new' wedding was in place, with a 'Leave this part of the planning with me!' approach that we really appreciated. We can't thank you all enough for making our day beyond perfect, the little things such as suggestions on how to make a socially distanced table plan still feel intimate, and decorative touches across the space made it feel like we'd been planning our wedding with you for months, not hours! Add in the fantastic food (which we didn't even have time to try before the big day, and got glowing reviews from all 27 of our guests), and the gorgeous boat trip for my husband and I, and it truly was the best day of our lives. Thank you for everything you and your team did for us.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Marlow SL7 1R, Marlow, Buckinghamshire, SL7 1RG, England

Travel Notes

Sat Nav Postcode: SL7 1RH

Nearest Town

Marlow

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M40

Nearest Train Station

Marlow

Nearest Airport

Heathrow

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FAQ
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Every wedding is precious and the best wedding at the Compleat Angler

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

Enjoy it! Savor all the fun elements that come with wedding planning: menu tasting, cake tasting, decorations and dress shopping!

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

Pictures of couples at the age of their table numbers! Such a personal and fun touch!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Elegant, Enthusiastic, Helpful, Authentic and Thoughtful

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

In between the arch on the front lawn when couples return from their boat ride, guests are lined up either side ready for the confetti shot with All Saints Church and Marlow Bridge in the background.

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

Now that would be telling!

What’s your favourite canapé?

Thai crab cakes, chilli jam - just yum!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

A good old fashioned bacon bap!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Our bridal boat!

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The team! Our team always go above and beyond for each of our couples to make their dreams a reality!

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook GiftFree Bottle of Champagne
Bridebook Special OfferYes