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The Bear Of Rodborough Hotel

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£250 - £500 for venue hire
Up to 90
46 Bedrooms
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Set among the rambling hills of beautiful National Trust land, The Bear of Rodborough boasts a picture-perfect setting for your special day
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Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
In-house Wedding Coordinator
Landscaped Gardens
On-site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
Ceremony and Reception
Confetti Permitted
Fireworks Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Sound System Available
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Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-house Catering
In-house Wine List
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Full Description
  • The Bear is an idyllic place to host your big day - filled with character and oozing with romance! From delicious food and drink menus, a collection of cosy, country bedrooms to indulge in the day before and after, and a choice of rooms for the ceremony itself, we can help you plan the perfect day. Here at The Bear we have three rooms to choose from, whether you're looking for an intimate occasion or a big shebang; The Tower Room, The Terrace Room and The Library Restaurant. The Tower Room is a homely and cosy room that's ideally suited for small, intimate weddings up to 20 guests - Perfect for you if a small, private ceremony is what you’re looking for. The Terrace Room looks out over the gardens at the rear of the hotel, with views across Rodborough Common and is ideal wedding ceremonies of up to 70 guests. The Library Restaurant boasts stylish, country decor and can be used for wedding ceremonies of up to 90 guests, allowing you a slightly bigger party whilst maintaining a warm, comfortable atmosphere. If you would like to arrange a tour of The Bear of Rodborough, request a wedding brochure or discuss your big day with our wedding coordinator, please don't hesitate to contact us on 01453 878 522.
  • Personal Message from the Manager
    Name of Wedding Contact: Rose Turner
    Congratulations on your engagement! What an exciting time for you both! I would be delighted to find out what your dream day looks like and make it happen for you.
  • Experience
    Year Business Was Established
    # Of Weddings Hosted
    More than 50
    Public Liability Insurance
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Press and Awards (6)
Crumbs Magazine
Vow Magazine
Rock My Wedding
Wiltshire and Gloucestershire Weddings Magazine
Bristol and Somerset Weddings Magazine
Wedding Planner by John Lewis
Location & Contact Details
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    • Address
    • Rodborough Common, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 5DE, England
    • Nearest Town
    • Stroud
    • Nearest Motorway & Junction
    • M5 Junction 13
    • Nearest Train Station
    • Stroud
    • Travel Notes
    • Please contact the Reception team for further details on how to get here.
    • Nearest Airport
    • Bristol Airport
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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
All our weddings are unique and different so it is impossible to choose one over another. It is enough to say we have enjoyed the privilege of hosting each and every one.
What’s your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
You only get married once, so relax and stay calm throughout – it’s one of the most meaningful days of your life and the last thing you want is to wish it away!
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
Table numbers that each had a name of a place that was special to the bride and the groom and an explanation as to its significance.
Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.
Characteristic, Versatile, Quirky, Unique, Spacious
Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?
On the Croquet Lawn or on the Common
What’s your favourite canapé?
Smooth Liver Parfait on Ciabatta Crostini – YUM!
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
Cheese, Crackers and Port
What is your venue's most unique feature?
Apart from the beautiful 700 year old building, it has to be the Bears! Wedding guests also love catching a glimpse of the cows that wander right up to the windows and doors of the hotel!
What part of your business are you most proud of?
Our one-to-one customer service, brilliant food, beautiful accommodation and well-maintained grounds!

Bear of Rodborough Wedding Open Day

  • 18th February 2018
  • Come along and visualise your own wedding as you explore our former 17th Century Inn, with its beautiful arts and crafts exterior and stylish country-house interior – all set up for a wedding!

Bridebook benefits

  • Bridebook Special Offer: Save £500 with our Late Availability Weddings - Available from £2,700