The White Swan Hotel is a quintessentially English historic hotel situated in the stunning famous birthplace of Shakespeare, Stratford upon Avon. The location is a fantastic venue, centrally placed with plenty of character and charm, it’s a beautiful venue for any occasion, but particularly comes alive on a Wedding Day.
A truly historic hotel, The White Swan's building has been dated back to 1450. It was used as an inn as early as 1560, when it was known as the King's House or Hall. It was owned by Robert Perrott, a brewer, and kept by his brother, William.
Roberts’s granddaughter Susanne Woodward married a young officer caller Richard Tyler in 1588. Richard was one of William Shakespeare’s boyhood friends, therefore it is likely that William Shakespeare and the young married couple would have drunk many a drink in the newly decorated tavern.
Richard Tyler already had a passion for ales since his father William Tyler was appointed Ale Taster for the borough in 1557. This role would presumably have been responsible for certifying the quality of licensed ales.
The venue will accommodate a small but intimate Wedding Breakfast of up to 30 guests in our Capulet or Montague rooms or if numbers do increase up 70 guests both rooms can be used as one full space. After which the room will be transformed into a magical evening reception for you and your guests to dance the night away for an evening reception up to 100 guests.