Cantley House Hotel & Barn

£3950 - £19500 for a package
Up to 100
36 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
Late Availability
Last Minute Dates Available
Just £4995
Bridebook Deal
Sunday Exclusive Use Offer
Just £5495
Set within 50 acres of picturesque countryside; Cantley House is an independent boutique hotel boasting a 17th century barn, exclusive use options, 36 bedrooms and indoor & outdoor ceremony options.
Pricing & Costs

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Minimum Number of Guests
Bespoke packages for smaller weddings can be obtained from the team. Selected dates only.

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Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
12:00 PM
Late Night Extension

Ceremony & Reception

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


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

Food and Drink

Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence

Cultural Specialists

Jewish Wedding Specialist
Muslim Wedding Specialist
Asian Wedding Specialist
Full Description
Cantley House Hotel and barn, set within 50 acres of stunning countryside, is a warm and welcoming Berkshire wedding venue located on the outskirts of Wokingham and just a short distance away from Reading, Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead. Cantley House Hotel is a privately owned, 38 bedroom boutique hotel that offers everything you could need for your special day. As the former home of the Marquis of Ormonde, the property has a grand yet homely feel with quirky and eccentric surprises at every turn. Whether you are looking for a venue for a small and intimate wedding reception or a larger more elaborate event our unique and enchanting property has an array of function facilities to suit every taste and budget; from the original suites of our classic Victorian manor house to our distinctive 17th century barn, we even have the capacity to house a marquee on our impressive lawns - perfect for those weddings where a larger capacity is required. When you choose Cantley House Hotel and barn as a wedding venue for your special day our dedicated staff will make our house feel like your house. You can rest assured that you will receive the highest level of service from our hotel's award winning team at affordable prices, from initial enquiry, through the months of planning and on the big day itself.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Lara and Nadia
To fully appreciate our facilities we recommend you arrange a private viewing of Cantley House Hotel or attend one of our very popular open evenings that take place once a month. Please call our office on 01189 895 100 and we will be happy to arrange a visit at a time to suit your diary. With Kindest Regards, Nadia & Lara


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Dom and David
Wedding: April 2019
January 2020
It was amazing !!
Had a perfect ceremony/reception evening/night stay then breakfast ! Staff were lovely helped with everything I could ask them anything and they were already on top of things. Very professional. Can’t thank them enough. Venue was everything I could of asked for. I did choose to stay in one of there newer larger suits rather than the bridal suit but that was for the extra room to get ready in the morning. Thank you so much ! Can’t believe it has nearly been a year already.
CKA James
Wedding: November 2019
February 2019
We Are So Glad We Picked Cantley House
We had our wedding reception here back in October. From the first time we visited and met with Nadia in particular, we knew we were in safe hands and could trust them to help organise our special day. Nadia was fantastic with the organising and planning and was able to organise meetings to fit around our busy work schedules, She was also always available to answer my numerous questions promptly by email. On the day itself, the staff were fantastic. A special mention goes to Dianne and Nadia, nothing was too much to ask and they went above and beyond to make sure everything went to plan. The food was delicious and we had many compliments from our guests. The Briar was the perfect space for the intimate wedding breakfast and the ceilidh we wanted. The accommodation was fantastic too and many of our guests who stayed before and after the wedding have said to me how lovely the rooms were. We are so glad we picked Cantley House and I would thoroughly recommend it as a hotel and wedding venue.
Hair Design by Michelle
Wedding: November 2019
February 2019
Would not hesitate to recommend....
What can I say about Cantley... in a nut shell, it’s the staff that make this venue what it is today. I am lucky enough to have been Cantley’s recommended Hair & Makeup artist for around nine years now & thankful that I get to visit a few times a month. I can call the staff friends and not just work colleagues. The team at Cantley are always on hand to greet you with a huge smile. The professionalism they show is second to none, nothing is ever too much trouble and they are always willing to help and listen to fresh ideas. The attention to detail is second to none and every bride and groom is treated as an individual, therefore ensures that every couple planning their big day receives a really personal service. I am always being told by my Bride’s of how thorough and organised the team are at Cantley. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Cantley as a venue and feel proud to be able to work so closely to them. Yours sincerely, Michelle Blackman Hair Design & Makeup By Michelle
Jenna & Tom
Wedding: December 2019
February 2019
The Whole Day was Wonderful
We had our wedding here and couldn't have been happier with our venue choice. The whole day was wonderful and we felt so well looked after. Lara supported us in all of our planning for the day and both her and Dianne did a great job looking after us during the wedding. All the other staff at the hotel were friendly and helpful - special thanks to Jake and Bonnie who were amazing in the evening and took care of all of us, following on from Dianne who was fantastic and who we felt so at ease with. The staff here are great, and the food was amazing!
Beau Events
Wedding: November 2019
February 2019
Nothing is too much trouble....
Beau Events has been a supplier at Cantley House Hotel for many years. We have always found the events team to be very professional and extremely hard working, whilst remaining friendly and very approachable. They work tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure everything is set up according to their clients’ wishes. They then continue to work tirelessly throughout the wedding day itself to ensure that everything goes smoothly from start to finish. Nothing is too much trouble for their clients. Fiona Flint Director of Beau Events
Weddings By Portia
Wedding: November 2019
February 2019
Cantley House is a true gem.
I am delighted to recommend Cantley House Hotel in Wokingham. The wedding staff Nadia, Lara and Diane are both polite and very professional to both their brides, grooms and suppliers of which I am one. Cantley House has regular evening supplier showcases so brides and grooms can see the barn set and talk to suppliers. The hotel has a wonderful barn and the main part of the hotel is lovely. It also has beautiful gardens and a courtyard outside the barn. Cantley House is a true gem in the centre of Wokingham.

Wedding Show

12th January 2020
Our beautiful Victorian house and Barn will be set for a wedding, and we have a variety of award winning suppliers attending to discuss the details of your big day.
Location & Contact Details


Milton Road, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 1JY

Travel Notes

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M4 JCT10

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Press & Awards

Industry Awards (4)

English Wedding Awards Winner for the South East Wedding Venue of the year 2019
AA 2 Rosettes for Culinary Excellence
Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2019
Hitched Certified Venue 2019

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

We have a variety of sweet and savory canapes. I personally love the Angus beef sliders and the Chargrilled Halloumi, and to finish it off I love a strawberry cheesecake pot!

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

Try not to stress over the small things. It is the people around you that make the day special.

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

Rustic, homely, historic, friendly, beautiful.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

The lawns, the fountain, the pond, the courtyard with festoon lighting or the surrounding Cantley Park fields that are the perfect spot for artistic photos.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

We have had a variety of weddings here, from small intimate weddings of only 4 people to very large weddings over 120 people. I don't have a favourite as each one is so different and unique in their own special way.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

Yes (we cannot reveal their names)

What’s your favourite canapé?

I love home made decorations that bring out the couples personalities, it makes a wedding unique an memorable.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

We are a barn and a hotel, which means we have the luxury of accommodation and a beautiful converted barn.
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