Stanwell House is licensed for Civil Marriages and provides a dramatic setting for that most romantic of days. The ceremony takes place in our Conservatory, a bright, elegant room with old York stone flags, stylish rattan chairs and banquettes smothered in cushions. Fully dressed or simply as it is this room offers a romantic and original option for your special day.
Various dining options are available, from finger buffets to an exotic banquet. We have previously catered for: haggis feasts, barbeques, Indian banquets, glamorous fish and chips, wholly vegetarian, seafood banquets, champagne and sushi, and of course traditional English fayre. You name it and we will probably be able to do it. Overlooking the garden, the adjoining restaurant area is perfect, with wooden floors, jewel bright cushions and huge steel mirrors which look spectacular by candlelight. We can also, by prior arrangement, offer the whole hotel for your wedding party.
Without a marquee, the maximum capacity is 80 seated, 100+ buffet style. (Garden Marquee based weddings are by special arrangement and are subject to a full hotel booking or certain time restrictions.) Many guests do make a weekend house party out of the occasion and hire the whole hotel, which means the drinking and revelry can go on into the wee small hours without disturbing other guests.
Stanwell House is a suitable venue for small live bands and discos. We are restricted by a noise limitation so music must finish by 12.00am.
The bar closes at 12:00am to non-residents (Fridays & Saturdays) and is open 24 hours for residents.
No food or drink may be sold or consumed in the room in which a marriage ceremony takes place for one hour prior to the ceremony, or at any time during the ceremony.
The Bride and Groom must arrange for the Registrar and Superintendent Registrar to be present.
A £500.00 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking to reserve your chosen date, along with the signed terms and conditions.
A 2nd deposit of 50% of the total wedding proforma, will be required 3 months prior to the date of the wedding.
The balance is required 1 month prior to the date of the wedding.
Cancellation within 12 weeks of wedding - 50% of the costs quoted
Cancellation within 6 weeks of wedding - 75% of costs quoted
Cancellation - full quoted costs
In the event of any taxation change beyond the control of the Hotel (e.g. increase in the standard rate of VAT), the Hotel reserves the right to vary the prices quoted to an extent which reflects such change.
The client is responsible for any loss or damage cause to the Hotel property/equipment or any equipment hired to the client, by the client or the client's guests. It is regretted that no liability can be accepted for the property of customers. The staff are without authority to accept any articles on any other terms.
Functions must finish at the time agreed when booking.
The minimum number of guests for the wedding breakfast to be charged for on a Friday and Saturday is 60 people.
Minimum numbers may not apply to mid-week or Sunday Weddings.
All weddings on a Friday and Saturday must have an evening buffet catered for, for a minimum of 80% of total guests attending.
The Hotel reserves the right to cancel the booking if;
Any part of the Hotel is closed or unavailable because of any event beyond the Hotel's control. The booking may, in the reasonable opinion of the Hotel damage the reputation of the Hotel. Either party becomes insolvent.