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.
76 en-suite rooms
2 rooms licensed for civil ceremonies
Dedicated wedding co-ordinator
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…
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…
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…
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…
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
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
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
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 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.
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