The Five Arrows is a boutique hotel with sixteen bedrooms standing at the gates of Waddesdon Manor. It is the perfect choice for bespoke or all-inclusive intimate weddings.
With a 2017 Michelin Guide restaurant, beautiful National Trust maintained grounds, newly refurbished interiors, and outstanding service tailored to your every need, it is a truly special venue.
Ceremonies & receptions
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 up to 40 guests.
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.
Book your exclusive use wedding with us to take place between now and the end of Feb 2019 and receive complimentary venue hire for a minimum of 40 guests.
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.
Need to know
Exclusive use ✓
Indoor ceremony licence ✓
Outdoor ceremony license ✗
Indoor ceremony capacity 80
Indoor banquet capacity 60
Evening capacity 100
Marquee capacity 100
Personal wedding coordinator ✓
In-house catering ✓
Wheelchair access ✓
Live music permitted ✓
Free onsite parking ✓
Finishing time Fri-Sat 12am
Finishing time Sun-Thurs 11pm
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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.