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The Old Bell Hotel

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£4850 - £7990 for a package
Up to 50
34 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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With personable hosting, modern British food with a European flair, luxury accommodation and friendly, helpful support for your preparations, we'll support you all the way along your special day.
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Features & Capacity


Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
07:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
11:00 AM
Late Night Extension Available


Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
Grade I/II Listed Building
In-House Wedding Coordinator
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Confetti Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-House Catering
Full Description
Experience the historic and glamourous atmosphere in our Grade 1 listed Hotel next door to the stunning 12th Century Abbey in the centre of the historic, vibrant and charming market Town of Malmesbury. Easily reached from Cirencester, Swindon, Bath, Bristol, the Cotswolds and London, we’re just a few minutes drive from junction 17 of the M4. Let our talented Head Chef, Frédéric Fétiveau and his team create delicious food for your guests; with dramatic drinks, expertly mixed cocktails and selected fine wines from our bar team. On lighter days and summer nights our garden and terrace is a stunning space. Everything we do has an added touch and with our outstanding hosting, we guarantee a memorable event for you and your guests for many years to come.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Charly
When planning a wedding, I believe it's the personal touch that will make your day special. Every detail of your wedding will be attended to as if it were my own, with no questions left unanswered. We have a fantastic team here at The Old Bell Hotel who will work tirelessly to make sure your day is every bit as perfect as you imagined. Whether an intimate gathering for 4, or a soiree for 54, we will ensure your day is perfect. I look forward to meeting you and showing you our gorgeous hotel.


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Location & Contact Details


Abbey Row, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, SN16 0BW, England

Travel Notes

Malmesbury Abbey is very difficult to miss as you drive through Malmesbury. We are located right next door to it so you shouldn't miss us!

Nearest Town

Tetbury, Cirencester, Chippenham

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M4, Junction 17

Nearest Train Station

Chippenham or Kemble

Nearest Airport

Bristol Airport

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

Don't be afraid to ask. Every wedding is different, and while we have great packages to suit everyone, details can always be changed. Its YOUR special day and it has to be perfect for you.

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

Recently a guest made her own table plan to look like a tree. It was a beautiful framed display which she said took months to make. A real personal touch which fully matched her whole theme.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Beautiful. Cosy. Romantic. Charming. Tasty.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Personally, I love the Gazebo. At a certain point in the day, the light hits it just right. Also in the Summertime the front of the building is filled with bright purple wisteria and makes a gorgeous backdrop.

What’s your favourite canapé?

Our new Master Chocolatier Pastry Chef makes the most AMAZING sweet canapés, his macaroons are gorgeous. Or for a savoury option the Garlic and Thyme Focaccia with Goats Cheese is to die for!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

We are the Oldest Hotel in England, with many character filled bedrooms to match!