The Bear Of Rodborough Hotel

£250 - £500 for Venue Hire
Up to 90
46 Bedrooms
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The Bear is perched on Rodborough Common with views over the Cotswold countryside and a herd of free-roaming cows for neighbours! Full of charming quirks, it’s a venue to remember…
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Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
11:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 PM


Landscaped Gardens
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Fireworks Permitted
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Alcohol Licence
Full Description
With endless views over the surrounding Cotswold countryside and an abundance of charming quirks, The Bear of Rodborough Hotel boasts a setting to remember for your big day. We have a wonderful collection of rooms from which to host your wedding day at The Bear and 46 cosy bedrooms for your guests to stay the night. Combine all of this with great food, fizz and an enthusiastic team, and you’re sure to create the big day of your dreams. The Terrace Room is a light and open space, with room for up to 70 guests. Its neutral colour scheme allows you to take the reins when it comes to accessorising. As the name may suggest, the Terrace Room opens onto our garden terrace and marquee which will be reserved exclusively for your wedding party to enjoy reception drinks and canapes. The Library Restaurant is our largest space, with room for up to 90 guests. With its striking bookend wallpaper, abundance of great reads and stylish tartan carpet; wedding accessories can be kept to a minimum. With its sophisticated decor and beautiful arched windows, The Tower Room is a perfect space for smaller, intimate weddings. It is licensed for up to 26 people, but you can have much fewer if you prefer – we’re happy to provide witnesses. If you would like more information or a show-round, please speak to our dedicated wedding coordinator, Rose, who will be more than happy to help you.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Rose
Congratulations on your engagement! What an exciting time for you both! I would be delighted to find out what your dream day looks like and help to make it a reality for you. We appreciate that no two weddings are the same so we are also able to create a bespoke wedding package tailored to your needs, requirements and budget.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Emma and Paul
Happy couple Married on November
November 2016
A wonderful day
We had a wonderful day for our recent wedding at the Bear of Rodborough. Sharlene was brilliant and didn't fluster even when i was possibly the most laid back bride she'd had dealings with, leaving all of the finer details of the wedding to a few days before the event! All details were sorted quickly and the Bear was able to accommodate my idea of a 'Mad Hatters tea party' for the wedding breakfast which was phenomenal!!! The day went very smoothly under Sharlene's watchful eye so every detail was perfect even if i was late to the ceremony! The venue is stunning full of rustic charm and set in a beautiful location on the common, which was just what i wanted for my rustic/autumnal wedding and all the guests had a wonderful day with the only complaint that the wedding didn't last longer!
Location & Contact Details


Rodborough Common, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 5DE, England

Travel Notes

Please contact the Reception team for further details on how to get here.

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M5, Junction 13

Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport

Bristol Airport

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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (6)

Bristol and Somerset Weddings Magazine
Wiltshire and Gloucestershire Weddings Magazine
Rock My Wedding
Wedding Planner by John Lewis
Vow Magazine

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

All our weddings are unique and different so it is impossible to choose one over another. All we can say is that we have enjoyed the privilege of hosting each and every one.

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

You only get married once, so relax and stay calm throughout – it’s one of the most meaningful days of your life and the last thing you want is to wish it away!

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

Table numbers that each had a name of a place that was special to the bride and the groom and an explanation as to its significance.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Characteristic, Versatile, Quirky, Unique, Spacious

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

On the Lawn or on the Common

What’s your favourite canapé?

Mini Croque Monsieur – YUM!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Cheese, Crackers and Port

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Apart from the beautiful 700 year old building, it has to be our Bears! Wedding guests also love catching a glimpse of the cows that wander right up to the windows and doors of the hotel!

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our one-to-one customer service, brilliant food, beautiful accommodation and well-maintained grounds!