Mercure Oxford Hawkwell House Hotel

Affordable (£)
Up to 140
77 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
Magnificent manor house dating back to the 19th century, Mercure Oxford Hawkwell House Hotel blends tranquillity with contemporary elegance, making it the perfect venue for your wedding day.
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Bridal Suite
Standard Room
Usual Access Time
10:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
Late night availability

Ceremony & Reception

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


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

Food and Drink

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

Cultural Specialists

Full Description
Set in the silhouette of Oxford's dreaming spires, this homely hotel provides total tranquility near the Thames. An English country garden with its own pagoda provides the ideal backdrop for the perfect picturesque photograph. Mercure Oxford Hawkwell House Hotel is licensed for outdoor civil ceremonies on our beautiful lawn overlooking the traditional English gardens. Civil ceremonies up to 150 guests, wedding breakfasts up to 120 guests and evening receptions up to 180 guests.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Undine
Every Wedding is unique and no two celebrations are the same. We offer totally bespoke and tailor-made experiences as well as a range of inclusive packages that provide everything needed for an amazing day, and whatever you choose, the team and I will be on hand every step of the way.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Debbie & Gareth
Happy couple married in June
June 2022
Brilliant day 👰🏼‍♀️🤵🏼‍♂️
Thankyou for a wonderful day, all the staff was brilliant. Myself and my husband would like to personally thank Malcolm for making sure the day went as planned. Thankyou David an Claire for sorting the music throughout the whole day
Cherie and Lee
Happy couple married in June
June 2019
This day was truly brilliant!
I'm talking, from the moment you walk through the door and greeted and meted, you are announced with a smile. From the reception service, to the bar service, through to the coordinators and bar staff. The evening team, and the night squad, all of you played the part for Cherie and myself to have the best wedding ever provided. This day was truly brilliant. It could not be faulted. The day was even better as the sun came out and blessed us all. But without you guys, this would not had been as good because as we know, all our friends and family all enjoyed this day, so without you. It would not had been so special. one last thing...never throw away your beef chef, wow, everyone that ate the beef absolutely fell over heels for it, even if it was served cold (which it was not may I add) it would not matter, it would be eaten for many orders to come. the canapes through to the buffet was also mentioned as being very tasteful. Thank you from Cherie and myself...
Wendy and Arome
Happy couple married in May
May 2019
Thank you to all Hawkwell House.
We had a wonderful Wedding Day at Hawkwell House. The day (and lead up) was well arranged and executed. We really appreciated the flexibility in accommodating all our requests and tailoring the day to our needs. Thank you to all Hawkwell House Wendy and Arome.
Donato and Antoaneta
Happy couple married in May
May 2019
A big thank to Hawkwell House team.
Our experience for our Wedding with Hawkwell house hotel has been very nice, they have a very good organisation. Alejandra has been our wedding planner, she is very professional and very great communicator, during our meeting she prepared us to make sure that everything would have been fine, also she has been so kind to be there during our ceremony to make sure that everything was fine. All the team have been very helpful, they realised all our requests. Hawkwell house hotel is very nice place, with parking or the guests, very welcoming place, nice garden, if you are lucky with weather you can use it for ceremony outside, if not you can use it to take amazing pictures outside. Nice bar service, our ceremony room and lounge room for the lunch are very clean and nice, both of them have been set up with colour and decorations about our requests. Hawkwell house hotel can provide to give you contacts regarding dj, decorations, flowers. DJ service was very good and very professional, they followed all our instructions regarding music during ceremony and for our first dance. Regarding the food, it is very nice and high quality, all our guests have been very happy regarding it. Thanks to the team at Hawkwell House.
Happy couple married in October
September 2018
Nothing was to much trouble!
We had our wedding reception at Hawkwell on the 19th August. We booked the venue back in March 2015 and chose Hawkwell because the wedding coordinator at the time was warm, friendly, down to earth and flexible - a rare find with Oxford venues for a summer wedding! We were concerned when our wedding coordinator told us he had handed his notice in in April 2016 and for a while our concerns were realized. As the hotel changed hands we saw a marked change in the level of service and degree of flexibility and we expressed our disappointment to the new wedding coordinator who had taken over arrangements. However we strongly feel that the mark of an excellent venue is not whether issues arise but whether they deal with them in a timely and effective way. They most certainly did. Darren was hired and we were blown away by his approach to customer service. When he sat down with us he really listened to our concerns and was completely solution led, to the point of revamping our entire menu (a special mention to Matt here, who produced outstanding and beautifully presented food) and giving us the freedom to personalise our venue in our own way, to avoid the 'hotel wedding' feel. Darren headed up a friendly and hospitable staff for the whole day and nothing was too much trouble. We had great feedback on the venue as a whole - most of our guests stayed over and were perfectly happy with the size, cleanliness and facilities of their rooms. At the end of it all we are glad we chose Hawkwell to host our wedding. ps. The honeymoon suite is incredible!
Cheryl & Tony
Happy couple married in September
September 2018
We really felt like we had made new friends.
Just had our wedding at Hawkwell house they made our day so wonderful nothing was too much trouble from start to finish all our guests complimented us on what a lovely venue it was for a wedding beautiful grounds lovely rooms and excellent service we were made to feel so special extra thanks to Darren for doing a first class job also for Charlotte for being so lovely we really felt like we had made new friends thanks again for making our wedding day amazing
Location & Contact Details


Iffley Village, Oxfordshire, England

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station

Oxford train station

Nearest Airport

Oxford / Heathrow

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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

The outdoor ceremonies are always so magical, especially in the evening!

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

List, lists and more lists! Having a 'wedding planning timeline' and a mood board will really ease your stress and make planning easier.

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

Doggy usher

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Country House, Beautiful Grounds, Dedicated Events Team, Characterful, Fun

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

The gardens

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

None we can name!

What’s your favourite canapé?

Beetroot & goat’s cheese arancini with soya mayo

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Bacon butties and chips

What is your venue's most unique feature?


What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our brand new product! We reopened in June 2021.

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook DiscountOn request
Bridebook Special OfferAfternoon tea for two when booking a wedding with us