The Bay Tree Hotel, Burford

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£6495 for Venue Hire
Up to 90
21 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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The Bay Tree Hotel is full of historical charm and contemporary style, combining beautifully to create a setting to remember for your big day.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£6,495
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Hotel
Dining Capacity
90
Reception Capacity
90

Venue

Grade I/II Listed Building
Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Bridal Changing Facilities
Pet-Friendly
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

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Full Description
Nestled on a quiet side-street of the quintessentially Cotswold town of Burford lies The Bay Tree Hotel. Warm, welcoming and relaxing, with charm and style in abundance, this hotel is the perfect retreat for your wedding day. Whether you're planning a traditional big white wedding, a romantic, intimate day or even something a little different, at The Bay Tree Hotel we can accommodate your needs. As a small country house hotel, the Bay Tree is ideally suited to Exclusive Use Weddings. On your special day 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.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1998
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
Reviews
(5)
Isobel & Graham
Married in October 2018
November 2018
Absolutely perfect.
Everyone and everything about the bay tree is incredible. They’re so professional that it was seemless and all of our guests have expressed how amazing everything was. The food was out of this world.
Julia and Ben Barker
Married in November 2016
August 2016
What an amazing venue!!
Myself & new wife got married at the Bay tree on November 12th & what an amazing venue!! The bay tree is not your average wedding venue. From the moment we first went to view it we were so impressed with the hotel. We were made to feel at home, welcomed & so special. Maureen, Mark & the whole team were outstanding in every department throughout the planning & the big day itself. Nothing was too much trouble and they made our (many) ideas into reality perfectly - they had everything (from the decorations to the day plan and everything else) so under control our wedding was totally stress free and a lot of fun! The Bay tree is such a beautiful, unique, traditional Cotswold hotel set in the lovely village of Burford. The decor is stunning. The rooms are luxurious, spacious & clean. The food we had for our wedding breakfast was amazing & the service for over 100 people was perfectly executed. All of our guests were blown away by the venue/service/food/drinks.. everything! We can't recommend the bay tree enough for a wedding!
Adam and David
Married in October 2016
August 2016
Nothing was too much trouble...
We recently had our wedding at the Bay Tree and I would highly recommend this as a venue to anybody without hesitation. You can really tell that the Bay Tree both enjoy and have very good experience in hosting weddings, as every scenario has either been thought of or they have come across previously. On the day, the staff prepared the rooms with clockwork precision and accommodated last minute changes with a smile and a ‘no problem’ – nothing was too much trouble. Indeed, weddings can be stressful events to organise, but the calm knowing of the staff helped put me at ease – you can really trust everyone to get on with what needs to be done. On several occasions, I didn’t even need to ask for something to be done, it was just anticipated and done before I realised it needed doing. We then stayed on at the hotel for a couple of extra nights, which if possible, I would highly recommend. This is a very old and beautiful hotel and all of the rooms are decorated to a high standard. At this time of year, the many open log fires add a really cosy atmosphere – it makes you never want to leave the seat by the fire. During our extra nights, the staff were still impeccable (it’s not just weddings they’re great at!). Everyone was so friendly and they accommodated all of our requests – we were so sad to leave! Special mentions need to go to Maureen, the Bay Tree wedding coordinator who made everything so easy and really helped our day be the success it was. Also to the General Manager, Mark who made everything look so effortless and whose team were just fantastic – I can’t sing their praises highly enough! This is truly an exceptional venue to host a wedding and also to stay for a break in the Cotswolds. It will always be very dear to us and we can’t wait to return for holidays and anniversaries!
Tom and Emma Green
Married in October 2016
August 2016
Everything was perfect...
My husband and I got married in the Bay Tree Hotel on Saturday 24 September 2016. We cannot recommend the hotel highly enough as a wedding venue - everything was perfect and the day was just so enjoyable and relaxing for both of us as Maureen and her team are incredibly professional and take care of everything as soon as - or often before - you even ask them to. The guests had a fantastic time and we received so many compliments about the venue itself, the food (which was top notch) and the rooms. Even though the venue is used for so many weddings, we really were made to feel very special - the staff could not do enough for us and our guests. I really cannot thank Maureen and her team enough for helping us to have such a fantastic day. If you are thinking about this as a wedding venue then DO IT! You will not be disappointed.
Joanne & Stuart Anderson
Married in May 2016
August 2016
Absolutely amazing day...
A massive thank you to you both and the whole staff at The Bay Tree for an absolutely amazing day. Maureen, for all your organising and Mark on the day; myself, Stuart, my Dad and other guests commented on your attentiveness and manner. We are very grateful to you for allowing us to be able to personalise our day. We are now in the Maldives, still talking about the day, we will treasure it forever and are happy to recommend you and The Bay Tree as a perfect wedding venue. Many thanks and regards, Joanne & Stuart Anderson - May 2016

Summer Wedding Showcase

28th June 2020
A great opportunity to explore this quaint Cotswolds hotel and garden, all laid out for an exclusive-use wedding.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Sheep Street, Carterton, Oxfordshire, OX18 4LW, England

Travel Notes

Please contact our Reception team if you'd like more information on how to reach the hotel.

Nearest Town

Burford

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M40 Juntion 8

Nearest Train Station

Charlbury

Nearest Airport

Birmingham

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Press & Awards
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Press & Awards (7)

Crumbs Magazine
Rock My Wedding
Vow Magazine
Oxfordshire Place to Marry Magazine
Wedding Planner
Berks, Bucks & Oxon Weddings Magazine
Cotswold Life Magazine
FAQ
(8)

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

Relax and enjoy the planning - don't get too caught up in minor details!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Beautiful, Historical, Cosy, Sophisticated, Romantic

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Our secret walled garden

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

Kate and Pippa Middleton have attended weddings at The Bay Tree Hotel

What’s your favourite canapé?

Welsh Rarebit Tartlet

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Bacon Sandwich

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The opportunity to indulge in an exclusive use event - it creates a lovely, friendly house party atmosphere

What part of your business are you most proud of?

We continue to increase the number of weddings we host at the hotel year on year, and this makes us very proud!