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The Bear Of Rodborough Hotel

£250 - £500 for Venue Hire
Up to 90
46 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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The Bear is perched on Rodborough Common with views over the Cotswold countryside and a herd of free-roaming cows for neighbours! Full of charming quirks, it’s a venue to remember…
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Features & Capacity


Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
11:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 PM


Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Landscaped Gardens
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space

Ceremony & Reception

Confetti Permitted
Fireworks Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-house Catering
In-House Wine List
Full Description
With endless views over the surrounding Cotswold countryside and an abundance of charming quirks, The Bear of Rodborough Hotel boasts a setting to remember for your big day. 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. 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. As the name may suggest, the Terrace Room opens onto our garden terrace and marquee which will be reserved exclusively for your wedding party to enjoy reception drinks and canapes. 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. 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. If you would like more information or a show-round, please speak to our dedicated wedding coordinator, Rose, who will be more than happy to help you.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Rose
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 help to make it a reality for you. We appreciate that no two weddings are the same so we are also able to create a bespoke wedding package tailored to your needs, requirements and budget.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
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Emma and Paul
Married in November 2016
December 2016
A wonderful day
We had a wonderful day for our recent wedding at the Bear of Rodborough. Sharlene was brilliant and didn't fluster even when i was possibly the most laid back bride she'd...
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Location & Contact Details


Rodborough Common, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 5DE, England

Travel Notes

Please contact the Reception team for further details on how to get here.

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M5, Junction 13

Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport

Bristol Airport

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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (6)

Vow Magazine
Rock My Wedding
Wiltshire and Gloucestershire Weddings Magazine
Bristol and Somerset Weddings Magazine
Wedding Planner by John Lewis

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. All we can say is that we have enjoyed the privilege of hosting each and every one.

What is your No. 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 Lawn or on the Common

What’s your favourite canapé?

Mini Croque Monsieur – 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 our 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!

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