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Best Western Ship Hotel

The feel

The Best Western Ship Hotel has an excellent reputation for hosting weddings. The hotel has a modern feel whilst obtaining many of the original features of a building that date back to the 17th Century.

The Thames Suite is ideal for weddings with tall ceilings, chandeliers and a glass panelled wall that opens directly into the Courtyard Garden. The flexibility of the room is ideal for a small intimate occasion, seated wedding breakfasts for up to 120 guests or a wedding buffet for up to 200. The hotel also has a wedding licence and can accommodate civil ceremonies for up to 100 guests.

All this is offered with the guidance and support of an experienced wedding co-ordinator that will ensure you receive the best possible personal service from your initial enquiry through to your special day.


Alcohol License
Buffet Meal Facilities
Car Parking
Church Nearby
Civil Licence
DJ Facilities
Entertainment License
Evening Reception Facilities
Exclusive Use
Onsite Catering
200 capacity


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Mr and Mrs Knowles

19 Aug 2022

We came to have our wedding here as have been coming to the ship for years. Nothing was too much for the fantastic staff. Best day of our lives. Amazing…

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Anna and Dean

19 Jun 2022

We had our wedding here in June – it was a lovely venue and felt like home by the end. We arrived on the Friday (and were welcomed by lovely…

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Howard W

10 Nov 2019

“The Ship was the venue for 70+ visitors to our wedding reception in late November 2019. Our visitors included about 20 from Germany, among them restaurant professionals and architects who…

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10 Aug 2019

We had our wedding reception here at the end of July and we couldn’t fault a thing it was the most perfect day, the staff were so attentive and couldn’t…

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3 Jun 2019

This hotel is a delight from the moment we arrived to when we left 4 days later. The greeting at reception on check in was fast, efficient with a smiley…

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Emma O

17 Jul 2016

We had our wedding at The Ship on July 17th and I can not thank the hotel enough for making it the most amazing day. Special thanks to Linda, the…

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How many people can you accommodate for the ceremony and dining?
Thames Suite This elegant banqueting suite provides its own bar and extended dance floor, it also has a private entrance from the car park through our Richmond Room, which can be set up as a lounge space for drinks when your guests arrive. Ceremony Capacity – 120 guests Wedding breakfast capacity – 120 guests Reception Capacity – 200 guests Windsor Room This larger function room comes set with its own dance floor, private bar, cloakroom and toilet facilities, providing all the essentials for your evening reception. Ceremony capacity – 70 guests Reception capacity – 80 guests Hampton Room Ideal for more intimate gatherings, this versatile room holds an eloquent chandelier and floor to ceiling windows, allowing gentle light to flow in from the adjoining courtyard. Ceremony capacity - 50 guests
Are there bedrooms available for overnight accommodation?
If you chose to host your wedding at the Best Western, you will also receive preferential room rates for any family or friends, allowing your guests to stay over in comfort when the celebrations come to an end. Choices from 76 en-suite rooms include the contemporary Double or Club Executive rooms, all-inclusive with a full-English the following morning. Then of course there is the exclusively designed bridal suite for the newlyweds to enjoy peace and luxury when the big day draws to a close.


Best Western Ship Hotel
Monument Green
KT13 8BQ

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Best Western Ship Hotel

Best Western Ship Hotel