Macdonald Compleat Angler

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£80 - £250 pp
Up to 120
64 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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COVID-19 Update
We are open for socially distanced wedding appointments Tuesday - Sunday from 10am - 6pm and taking bookings for 2021 - 2023. Contact us to book yours! ** Kindly note it is appointment only to adhere to social distancing
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Macdonald Compleat Angler provides the idyllic setting for your wedding celebration.
Pricing & Costs

Packages
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£80
Maximum Price
£250
Minimum Number of Guests
48
Whatever you’re looking for we will provide a totally unique wedding perfectly suited to you and your guests. An elegant extravaganza, beautifully simple ceremony or a bespoke wedding breakfast. With wedding packages to suit all seasons, budgets and timelines, we guarantee we will have thought of everything.
What is included in this pricing:
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Couple accommodation included
Exclusive use
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Hotel
Dining Capacity
120
Reception Capacity
120
No. of Bedrooms
64
Sleeps No. of People
122
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
9:00AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00AM
Late Night Extension
Yes

Ceremony & Reception

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

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Halal Catering
Alcohol Licence

Venue

Water View
Exclusive Use
Bridal Changing Facilities
Pet-Friendly
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Full Description
Whether you would like a smaller and more intimate wedding with just close friends and family, or a grand affair of up to 120 guests, our function rooms can accommodate for your every need. Located on the riverbank of the River Thames, the surrounding area makes for stunning photographs and our front lawn provides an idyllic setting for your guests to relax and take in the beautiful Marlow backdrop. With 64 bedrooms, we can provide luxurious accommodation and our award winning food will be sure to impress your guests.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Cristina
Of all the events in your life, there is probably nothing more memorable and important than your Wedding Day. Macdonald Compleat Angler Hotel has an excellent reputation for providing the perfect Wedding experience. Located on the River Thames and a building full of history, we provide the ideal setting for your big day.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1653
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
Reviews
(18)
Jessica and Nick
Married in September 2020
October 2020
A fairytale wedding - in the middle of a pandemic!
A huge thank you to Cristina and the team for pulling together the wedding day of our dreams ... Within 3 days! When our plans for a 30 person wedding in October 2020 at a different venue were dashed by the Government guidelines changing again, we knew 15 guests wouldn't work for us, having already cut our guestlist for our cancelled June 2020 wedding. With just 3 days to book a new venue and replan our entire wedding, Cristina was a calming and beyond supportive influence; we saw her at around 10am and by 11.30am our 'new' wedding was in place, with a 'Leave this part of the planning with me!' approach that we really appreciated. We can't thank you all enough for making our day beyond perfect, the little things such as suggestions on how to make a socially distanced table plan still feel intimate, and decorative touches across the space made it feel like we'd been planning our wedding with you for months, not hours! Add in the fantastic food (which we didn't even have time to try before the big day, and got glowing reviews from all 27 of our guests), and the gorgeous boat trip for my husband and I, and it truly was the best day of our lives. Thank you for everything you and your team did for us.
Nick & Julie
Married in August 2020
September 2020
Wonderful Wedding Ceremony and Reception!
We first met Gavin (the Manager at the Complete Angler) at the beginning of June 2020 when, despite the COVID restriction, the seeds were set to proceed with our rearranged marriage Ceremony on the only possible date available to us, Friday 28th August 2020. It was down to Gavin's enthusiasm at this meeting and thereafter that convinced us both that even if we could not have a meaningful Reception we could nevertheless have the Ceremony conducted at the Compleat Angler and in the delightful setting that it offers. We remained in the dark as to just how far we could go with having a Reception right up to the 14th August when, happily for us, Boris relaxed the restrictions. What was most telling is that from that date forth the professionalism of Cristina (Events Manager) the team at the Hotel kicked-in not only to ensure that both Ceremony and Reception were conducted strictly in accordance with COVID guidelines but that on the day itself everything proceeded seamlessly from beginning to end. We couldn't have asked for more, everything was just as we had wanted it and, as we now know, very much enjoyed by our restricted number of invited guests. We remain grateful to Gavin, Cristina and the team for the flexibility shown throughout the whole process during these difficult times. It is a great compliment that the Hotel essentially took care of everything for us on the day, this we shall remain eternally grateful for. Thank so much for arranging and for taking care of everything on our special day.
Caro & Ian
Married in August 2020
September 2020
Amazing Wedding Day
We recently held our wedding at the Compleat Angler and had such a fantastic day and couldn't have asked for more. Thank you to all the team, especially to Gavin the General Manager and huge thanks to Cristina, our wedding coordinator who is amazing at her job, for all the help and support from the first meeting, to the run up to the day and being there on the wedding day itself to make sure everything ran smoothly. Nothing was too much trouble especially as prior to the day we were all affected by COVID in one way or another, talk about an emotional rollercoaster for everyone! On the day the venue looked stunning and it took my breath away as I entered the room with my Dad to walk me up the aisle. After the ceremony we had a reserved area on the lawn to have our photos taken and have champagne and canapés (COVID compliant of course) before going into our wedding breakfast. The food tasted amazing and everyone commented on how nice it was. The hotel has a list of recommended suppliers that I contacted including flowers, hair, makeup and photographer all are excellent and helped contribute to the day and cannot recommend enough. The bedroom we stayed in had a beautiful view of the weir and would definitely stay there again. As you can tell we had such a lovely wedding day which we will treasure always. A fantastic venue and team that I would highly recommend.
Emma and Luke
Married in July 2020
October 2020
We couldn't ask for a better wedding coordinator!
I cant thank the Compleat Angler, and especially Cristina, enough for everything they have done for us so far! Cristina made us feel special, at ease and at home at the Angler right from the start. They have also been fantastic during the pandemic, allowing us to postpone our wedding with no problems at all, they made what could have been a very stressful situation into an absolute breeze. We cant wait to get married at the hotel and highly recommend both the venue and our amazing wedding coordinator Cristina :)
Sophie & Ben
Married in April 2020
September 2020
Wedding Accommodation
We have been so impressed by Cristina at the Compleat Angler. We were due to get married in April 2020 and had booked the Hotel as our accommodation after being shown around by Cristina and falling in love with the bridal suite (it’s amazing!) we had not only booked for us but for a lot of our bridal party and guests too. Due to Covid we had to postpone to December 2020 and Cristina was amazing getting the date changed and getting all paperwork across to us quickly. Due to the current circumstances sadly we have now had to postpone again and we were a little nervous that we may have had trouble as this was now a second postponement....... How wrong were we, Cristina was so understanding and after a 5 minute phone call we had a confirmation email to say that it had all been changed to the new date in 2021. I cannot recommend them enough and so look forward to enjoying the bridal suite and getting ready there before our big day in 2021!
Chris Dunsdon
Married in April 2020
September 2020
The Fantastic Service We Have Received from The Compleat Angler
We were originally due to get married in April 2020 at a local venue with the bridal party staying a The Compleat Angler the night before wedding and the main group staying the night of the wedding. Throughout the booking process, Cristina was fantastic, offering options, ideas and solutions to queries that we had. Unfortunately, like a lot of couples, our wedding was affected by COVID-19 and Compleat Angler kindly pushed our booking back to October for rearranged date. At the point of writing this we are still in limbo as to whether we are going to be able to be able to go ahead with the wedding but Cristina and the whole team at The Compleat Angler have offered maximum flexibility and worked with us to ensure that the day is a special as we hope it will be. I would wholeheartedly recommend The Compleat Angler for weddings, accomodation and events as have been impressed from start to finish with their booking processes and communication throughout, what has no doubt, been a challenging time for the hotel.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Marlow SL7 1R, Marlow, Buckinghamshire, SL7 1RG, England

Travel Notes

Sat Nav Postcode: SL7 1RH

Nearest Town

Marlow

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M40

Nearest Train Station

Marlow

Nearest Airport

Heathrow

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FAQ
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Every wedding is precious and the best wedding at the Compleat Angler

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

Enjoy it! Savor all the fun elements that come with wedding planning: menu tasting, cake tasting, decorations and dress shopping!

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

Pictures of couples at the age of their table numbers! Such a personal and fun touch!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Elegant, Enthusiastic, Helpful, Authentic and Thoughtful

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

In between the arch on the front lawn when couples return from their boat ride, guests are lined up either side ready for the confetti shot with All Saints Church and Marlow Bridge in the background.

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

Now that would be telling!

What’s your favourite canapé?

Thai crab cakes, chilli jam - just yum!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

A good old fashioned bacon bap!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Our bridal boat!

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The team! Our team always go above and beyond for each of our couples to make their dreams a reality!