Whately Hall Hotel

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Up to 120
69 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
Whately Hall in Banbury, Oxfordshire is a stunning historic hotel wedding venue. Dating back to 1677 and packed with character and original features, this venue creates the ultimate romantic atmosphere and is the perfect backdrop to you big day.
Whately Hall Hotel Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time
Late Night Extension

Ceremony & Reception

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


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

Food and Drink

In-house Catering
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Alcohol Licence
In-House Wine List
Whately Hall Hotel Full Description
Whately Hall hotel is located in the pretty market town of Banbury, the impressive 17th century building certainly packs a punch from the very first glimpse. Full of charm, character and steeped in history, your big day could take place alongside past events attended by William Shakespeare, King James II & Benjamin Franklin! Overlooking the beautifully manicured gardens, we offer you the perfect setting for a unique and unforgettable wedding day. With magnificent oak panelling, old closed fireplaces and iron chandeliers all creating the most romantic and charming atmosphere for you and your guests. We are fully licensed to host civil marriages with plenty of space to accommodate up to 120 guests, the hotel and gardens have a variety of fantastic period spaces for your celebrations. The popular Swifts Room is the ideal location for your wedding breakfast, classically decorated and filled with natural light, the beautiful space boasts stunning traditional original features and direct access to our wonderful gardens at the rear. From reception drinks to canapés to a traditional wedding breakfast, we will take the time with you to create your perfect day just as you’ve dreamt of it. Our team of in-house Chefs pride themselves on creating inspiring dishes sourced from local and seasonal ingredients, creating wedding menus you will never forget. When the day draws to a close, your guests can spend a night in one of the 69 stylish bedrooms, which are available at preferential rates. As VIP’s, you can enjoy the first night of married life in a complimentary executive room. Many rooms boast unique features of the hotel lovingly retained and beautiful garden views. We offer you a range of wedding packages designed to suit a wide variety of personal tastes and styles. To further explore our facilities and services, please get in touch to arrange a private tour time to experience the magic of Whately Hall for yourself – We can’t wait to you!

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Whately Wedding Team x
We would love to welcome you to Whately Hall, and to show you how wonderful we can make your special day! We understand how important your wedding is, and will pull out all the stops to make it memorable for yourself and your guests alike. Our property is steeped in charm and rich history, making it the perfect venue full of character- complimenting your pictures perfectly! We would love to hear from you!


No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
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Whately Hall Hotel Location & Contact Details


17 - 19 Horse Fair, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX16 0AN, England

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station

Frequently Asked Questions

Describe the best wedding that happened at Whately Hall Hotel?

We honestly couldn't choose.... after all, celebrations have be taking place in Whately Hall for hundreds of years!

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

Never forget that the wedding day is about you two ... add all the personality you wish to your day!

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

the 10 year old son of the couple surprised them with a special speech - so brave of him :-)

Describe Whately Hall Hotel in 5 adjectives

Charming, Romantic , Beautiful, Relaxed, Atmospheric

Where’s the best photo spot at Whately Hall Hotel?

Our beautifully manicured gardens

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at Whately Hall Hotel?

There has been MANY famous figures at Whately Hall, does William Shakespeare count?

What’s your favourite canapé?

oh roast beef in mini yourkshire puddings with a touch or horseradish always go down well at winter weddings!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

You cannot beat a bacon butty after a night of dancing !

What is Whately Hall Hotel most unique feature?

our beautiful 17th century winding staircase

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our listed traditiooriginal features - they give the venue so much charcter!