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Weddings at The Bay Tree

We'd be delighted if you could join us at our forthcoming wedding open day on Sunday 25th February – 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Weddings at The Bay Tree

Contact Laura | [email protected] | 01993 822791

Situated in the quintessentially English town of Burford, The Bay Tree Hotel is full of historical charm and contemporary style, boasting a setting to remember for your special day, whether small and intimate or traditional white wedding!

Dating back to 1565, the Bay Tree has endless character – think flagstone floors, roaring log fires and a galleried staircase. As a small country house hotel we are ideally suited to Exclusive Use (house party!) Weddings, with a wonderful collection of rooms from which to host your wedding, and 21 stylish bedrooms for your guests to stay the night.

Outside we have a secret walled garden, manicured to perfection with an elegant summer house positioned right in the middle. Combine all of this with delicious food, fabulous fizz and an enthusiastic, experienced team, and you’re sure to create the big day of your dreams.

  • Available for Exclusive Use Cotswold Weddings
  • Licensed for Civil Ceremonies
  • Receptions for up to 80 people
  • A collection of rooms for the ceremony, wedding breakfast and a good party
  • Hawthorne Room ideal for intimate weddings of up to 12
  • Experienced wedding coordinator
  • 21 stylish bedrooms (no need for carriages at midnight!)
  • Delicious menus, carefully tailored to suit you

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Wedding Spaces

We love a good wedding here and so do our team of talented staff. Warm, welcoming and relaxing, The Bay Tree will become your home from home as we help you to plan the day you’ve dreamed of. Find out a little bit more about our collection of wonderful rooms to host your big day below…

Exclusive Use

The Bay Tree Hotel is perfectly suited to exclusive use weddings. We can give you exclusivity of the hotel from check-in (14.00) until check-out the following morning. Once your last guests have arrived we will close the front door allowing you to enjoy the atmosphere of a private house party with the advantage of our friendly and professional team to tend to your every need.

This gives you the flexibility to host your wedding throughout the whole hotel, making use of all our fabulous rooms, including the Restaurant, Woolsack bar, Library, and Garden that would otherwise be open to the public. The icing on the cake?… After a restful night's sleep in our stylish bedrooms, your guests can enjoy breakfast together the following morning and relive the magic of your big day.

The Restaurant

The Restaurant is our largest space, with room for around 80 guests. Its striking design and beautiful original flagstone floor means that your wedding accessories can be kept to a minimum. It also has beautiful views over the garden, with doors onto the terrace, and at the other end – the perfect space for your wedding cake and present table.

Through the restaurant lies the oldest part of the hotel, our galleried staircase. This space is a beautiful backdrop for photos on the day and can also be used for entertainment ideas such as sweetie table or photo-booth!


Our light, airy conservatory is located at the back of the property with stunning garden views, flagstone floor and direct access to the terrace (perfect for reception drinks!). It’s an ideal space for weddings of up to 60 guests..

In the evening, the conservatory can be transformed for your Disco or Live Music, with plenty of room to get everyone up on the dancefloor and a couple of tables for rest-breaks! The conservatory backs onto our charming galleried staircase, which is popularly used for photo-booths or sweetie tables.


Complete with its own wood burner, the Hawthorne Room is cosy and romantic; ideal for an intimate wedding of up to 12 guests followed by a private dinner.

Alternatively, why not use Hawthorne as part of your Exclusive Use wedding? It’s a perfect space to keep children entertained with games, or perhaps for setting up some entertainment!

Garden & Summer House

Our hidden gem is the quintessentially English garden that lies at the back of the property. Beautifully manicured, the garden makes a wonderful backdrop for wedding photos and central to it, our elegant Summer House is perfectly suited for alfresco ceremonies of up to 90, complete with red carpet!

At the top of the garden, we have a lovely size terrace which is perfect for reception drinks and canapes on a sunny day. This area also benefits from an awning canopy which can provide shelter from any light showers or indeed shade from any heatwaves!


We have 21 effortlessly stylish bedrooms at The Bay Tree, so there’s no need for carriages at midnight on your wedding day! No two rooms are the same, having each been individually designed to make the most of their unique features. The overall look is cosy yet contemporary, with a few little luxuries and Molton Brown toiletries.

What’s more, breakfast is included for all staying guests, with a delicious choice of full English, continental and a la carte dishes.

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We are so lucky to have found you

The whole day was perfect, largely down to the staff. Everything from the warm friendly professionalism to the arrangements before and during the day. The seamless way in which the day unfolded, the food and everything, we could go on and on. All our guests were full of praise for the venue. We are so very lucky to have found you, can't wait to visit again

Faultless, quality, amazing staff - Our Perfect Day

We had our wedding at the bay tree and we can’t fault a thing. Everything from the service, rooms, and organisation was faultless which made our day stress-free and one to remember. If your looking for a wedding venue The Bay Tree is great value for money, quality, location and planning not to mention the hard-working staff. I wouldn’t look anywhere else. Each part of the day flowed without any problems which was a credit to the staff

They made our day so special

My daughter was married there, and we stayed for two nights, amazing staff, great food, a lovely hotel, and certainly a great location for a wedding or to stay for a break. They made the day so special... Can't praise them enough

Helen and Kerry

Dan & Chloe

Happy couple married July 2022

Catherine & Zak

Couple's parents, May 2022