Weddings

Your Wedding at The Bear of Rodborough

Contact Sharlene | 01453 878522

Perched on top of Rodborough Common, with endless views over the surrounding Cotswold countryside, you’ll find The Bear of Rodborough Hotel. Full of charming quirks, The Bear boasts a setting to remember for your special day, whether you’re planning something small and intimate or a traditional big white wedding!

Dating back to the 17th Century, our former coaching inn has endless character with original stone archways and roaring log fires, not to mention a pair of friendly stuffed bears in Reception. We share our home on Rodborough Common with some special grazing locals… a herd of free-roaming Belted Galloway cows! They are often caught peering in through the windows, so we hope you don’t mind a few extra guests…

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.

Key facts…

  • Licensed for Civil Ceremonies
  • Receptions for up to 90 people
  • A collection of rooms for the ceremony, wedding breakfast and a good party
  • Experienced wedding coordinator
  • 46 country bedrooms (no need for carriages at midnight!)
  • Delicious menus, carefully tailored to suit you
  • Exclusive Use Weddings available

We love a good wedding here and so do our team of talented staff. Warm, welcoming and relaxing, The Bear 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…

The Library Restaurant

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. A much-loved feature is the beautiful archway of logs, which showcases the history and character of The Bear.

Large windows at the bottom of the Restaurant make for a breathtaking backdrop to your ceremony, with views out over the common.

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The Terrace Room

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, whether you’re looking to create a colourful and fun theme, or something more in-keeping with the nature that surrounds us.

As the name may suggest, the Terrace Room opens onto our garden terrace, which will be reserved exclusively for your wedding party to enjoy reception drinks and canapes.

The Tower Room

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.

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The Garden

Not only are we located within 300 acres of National Trust land, but we have our own garden too! Our beautifully manicured garden makes a wonderful backdrop for wedding photos and is ideal for garden games and a spot of Croquet.

At the bottom of the garden, our terrace is perfect for reception drinks and canapes on a sunny day.

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Bedrooms

We have 46 cosy, country bedrooms at The Bear, 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 quintessentially English, with a few little luxuries and Gilchrist & Soames 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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Culinary Delights

Whether it be canapés, a buffet or a traditional sit down meal, take a look at our Wedding Breakfast Menu suggestions below. If you can’t find what you are looking for rest assured that our Head Chef is extremely flexible, and will be more than happy to work on producing a tailored menu just for you. You will also find some great suggestions for evening party buffets and light bite ideas to keep the party going!

Menu suggestions

  • Wedding Breakfast Sample Menu View
  • Evening Reception Sample Menu View

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The perfect setting

To save the date, arrange a show-round or to speak to Sharlene, our wedding coordinator, please call 01453 878522.

Alternatively, for more information, please request a brochure…

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Stroud, Gloucestershire

Nestled amongst The Cotswold wool towns, Stroud is known for its cafe culture, arts and crafts. Nicknamed the “Covent Garden of The Cotswolds” by Jasper Conran, the surrounding Cotswold Hills exhibits stunning views that stretch all the way to Wales. These have since inspired the work of the many artists who have come to live in the local area.

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