Five Arrows hotel exterior
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Five Arrows Hotel

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The Five Arrows is a boutique hotel standing at the gates of Waddesdon Manor. It is the perfect choice for more intimate weddings, comfortably hosting a party of sixty for an elegant ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening entertainment.

With a critically acclaimed, 2017 Michelin Guide restaurant, immaculate National Trust maintained grounds, newly refurbished interiors, and outstanding service tailored to your every need, it is a truly special venue.

Exclusive use of the hotel, grounds, Old Coach House venue space and sixteen bedrooms is available.

Need to know

Indoor ceremony licence
Indoor ceremony capacity 80
Outdoor ceremony license 
Indoor banquet capacity 60
Evening capacity 100
Marquee banquet capacity 100

Marquee evening capacity 100
Exclusive use
Personal wedding coordinator
In-house catering
Wheelchair access 

Child friendly 
Live music permitted 
Onsite parking 
Finishing time Fri-Sat 12am
Finishing time Sun-Thurs 11pm

Mr & Mrs sign
Marcus Charter Wedding Photography © Marcus Charter

Food & drink

The Five Arrows Executive Chef uses only the best British produce and ingredients to create a number of seasonal menu options (found below) that you can select from to create your perfect wedding breakfast menu and evening buffet.

Choose from an extensive wine list that reflects Waddesdon’s links with Rothschild vineyards around the world.

Ceremonies & receptions

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We are licensed to hold marriages and civil partnership ceremonies in two separate areas. The authentic Old Coach House with its timber trussed roof and original wrought ironwork is perfect for a ceremony of up to 80 guests. The Rothschild Room is ideal for intimate ceremonies of any number up to 40.

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The Old Coach House can seat up to 60 guests for dinner, this can be extended to 120 with the addition of a twin pavilion marquee. The main restaurant and bar can also seat up to 80 for dinner.


Special offer

No venue fee

Book your exclusive use wedding with us to take place between now and the end of Feb 2019 and receive complementary venue hire for a minimum of 40 guests.


Our venue fee

To book the hotel for your wedding, a seasonal venue fee applies, which covers exclusive use of the hotel and Old Coach House, from 11am on your wedding day to 11am the next day, and our resident DJ.

Food and drink, bedrooms and a civil ceremony fee (where applicable) are separate charges.

Main season
May, June, July, August & September

Saturdays & bank holidays
Fridays & Sundays
Monday to Thursday

Mid season
March, April, October & December

Saturdays & bank holiday
Fridays & Sundays
Monday to Thursday

Low season
January, February & November

Monday to Sunday

Civil ceremony fee

A hosting fee of £500 applies all year round and is separate to the venue fee.

Food & drink

Prices per person:
Three-course wedding breakfast including coffee £39.50
Canapés £6.50
Evening buffet £13.50
Drinks package £33.50 (based on a Prosecco reception, house wine with the meal and a Prosecco toast)

Plus 10% service charge.

Bedroom prices*

Junior suite £235
Deluxe double £195
Classic double £175
Single £130

Bedroom prices*
Sunday to Friday

Junior suite £215
Deluxe double £175
Classic double £155
Single £110

*Bedroom bookings

All bedrooms must be booked by wedding guests or the couple for the night of the wedding. Any rooms not booked will be added to the couple’s final invoice.

3 x junior suites ~ 6 x deluxe doubles ~ 6 x classic ~ 1 x single

Larger weddings

For weddings over 60 guests the addition of a marquee is required.

60-80 guests: £2,650
80-120 guests: £3,250

Our prices include VAT at the current rate. Terms and conditions apply.

More intimate weddings

For smaller, more intimate weddings there is the option to hold your ceremony in the Rothschild Room, a private room in our main restaurant. Ceremonies can be held at either 11am or 4pm followed by drinks and lunch or dinner in the Old Coach House for up to 40 guests.

Hire of the Rothschild Room £500
Hire of the Old Coach House £500
Wedding breakfast £39.50 per head
Drinks on consumption
Plus 10% service charge.


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Contact us

If you’d like to order a brochure, ask a question, book a site visit, or discuss dates then we’d love to hear from you.

Email us or call 01296 653294

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Meet the team

Our dedicated events team love weddings and believe that the wedding planning process shouldn’t be stressful. Every Waddesdon couple is assigned a dedicated wedding coordinator. They will support you through the whole process, from the early planning to managing the day itself.

Meet the team
A couple pose in the driveway of Waddesdon Manor

Unique photographs

A wedding at Waddesdon offers the truly exclusive opportunity to have photographs taken outside the Manor itself, whichever Waddesdon venue you choose. The perfect memento of your wedding day.


Five Arrows Hotel Exterior
Five arrows exterior angle © National Trust © Sasa Savic

The Five Arrows is a Grade II listed building at the gates of Waddesdon Manor built on the site of an old coaching inn. Its name is derived from the Rothschild family emblem of a shield surmounted by five arrows, pointing upward and tied with a ribbon. Each of the arrows represents one of the five sons of Mayer Amschel Rothschild, founder of the Rothschild dynasty, who were sent by their father to establish banking houses in the five financial capitals of Europe – Frankfurt, Vienna, Paris, Naples and London.

Built in 1887 as part of Waddesdon Estate by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild it was originally used to accommodate the architects, craftsmen and artisans working on the Manor itself.  It was designed by architect/builder, James Taylor, who lived locally in Bierton; in his own “authentic” English style of half timbering, elaborate Elizabethan chimney stacks, and wrought ironwork. Architecturally it is one of the most striking buildings in the village.