The White Swan Hotel

Stratford Upon-Avon

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Make a special occasion even more memorable by hosting it in the historical surroundings of the White Swan.

An historic 4 star hotel in beautiful Stratford-upon-Avon, The White Swan dates back to the 15th century. Set in a Grade II listed building, this hotel combines historic charm with modern convenience, still retains its original features, open fires and wonderful antiques. The White Swan is in Stratford-upon-Avon centre, just a 10-minute walk from the RSC Theatre. Free high speed Wi-Fi is provided.

The elegant bedrooms each have a private bathroom with free toiletries and a hairdryer. All rooms have a flat-screen TV, and some rooms have exposed beams and picturesque views of the town.

The restaurant serves classic British cuisine and seasonal specials, featuring locally sourced produce. The bar offers speciality coffees, hearty cooked breakfasts and a range of cask conditioned ales. Fresh, traditional pub food is taken to new heights by their expert team of chefs. Seasonal ingredients are prepared on site from scratch, while menus change daily to ensure a wealth of choice. Widely regarded as one of the best places to eat in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Fuller’s pubs are renowned for outstanding cask conditioned ale, but the drinks range extends far beyond beer.

With a constantly changing range, you’ll always be able to sample something new and interesting whether it’s a craft lager, seasonal ale, cider, spirit, artisan soft drink, or one of the exclusive wines.

Just a 10-minute walk from Stratford-upon-Avon Station, White Swan is a 5-minute walk from the banks of the River Avon. Parking is available nearby, and Shakespeare’s House is 350 yards away.

This is our guests' favourite part of Stratford-upon-Avon, according to independent reviews.

This property also has one of the best-rated locations in Stratford-upon-Avon! Guests are happier about it compared to other properties in the area.

Your Wedding Day
Our Capulet and Montague rooms are exclusively yours for your Wedding day from midday until 11pm.
The Wedding Team will welcome your guests with a drinks reception in our famous traditional bar. Your guests will then move into our elegant function rooms Capulet and Montague where Wedding Breakfast and the speeches will take place. After tea and coffee, it’s time to cut your cake and have your first dance, after which you can let your hair down and dance the night away.

Your Wedding Night
Honeymoon Suites are located in the oldest part of our Grade II listed building, our character rooms are a stunning, harmonious juxtaposition of old and new. Centuries-old features combine with modern conveniences like a media hub, Sky TV and complimentary bathrobes and slippers - adding up to a very special stay indeed. It is the perfect escape to relax and reflect on your wonderful day. Your guests can also enjoy accommodation in our 41 individually designed beautiful bedrooms.

Wedding Planning
When you choose The White Swan, you will not be disappointed, our Wedding Team will be there to help you with any and every question you may have and show you all the options available for you to have your day. We will be with you from the planning stage all the way through to delivery.

One of the first steps to planning your Wedding Day is to choose a venue, so we recommend you view a few different venues to get a good feel for what you are looking for.

The White Swan Hotel at a Glance

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Stratford upon Avon’s most historic hotel Centrally located- 2 minute walk from Shakespeare’s attractions; The RSC, Shakespeare’s Birthplace Two beautiful function rooms accommodating weddings from 2-70 41 individually designed and furnished guest bedrooms Pricing Category : Affordable Reception Capacity ( Indoor / Outdoor ) : 70 Seated Dining Capacity Pricing Category : AffordableNo of Weddings Hosted : Number of Weddings Hosted - Betwen 30 and 50 Nearest Town : Stratford upon Avon Nearest Airport : Birmingham Airport Nearest Motorway : M40- 6 miles away Nearest Train Station : Stratford upon train station, 1/2 mile away from venue. View More
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Top Wedding Tips

Start planning early... The earlier you get onto it, the easier, and less stressful it will be as your day approaches.

Don’t spend anything until you’ve set a realistic budget that won’t stretch you too far. It’s a common mistake to forget all the little extras!

One of the biggest talking points at any wedding is the food. Avoid skimping in this area – hungry guests are never a good thing!

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The White Swan Hotel Reviews

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Aimee and Thomas Sykes
Wedding Date
31 Jul 2019
Beautiful Venue
"We fell in love with the White Swan, and planned the rest of our wedding around the use of their gorgeous rooms.

From day 1 the planning was made so much easier by Louise, their events manager. She was a pleasure to work with, and highly experienced in managing events, particularly weddings, which meant she was a huge help and thought of lots of things that didn't occur to us.

We planned our wedding in 6 months, and were in regular contact with Louise throughout.

The venue is beautiful, historic and cosy. We stayed in one of the character rooms, the Hamlet, during our stay, and it was just perfect. We'll definitely be requesting that room when we stay again! But in terms of the wedding day, it's a great space for getting ready, with a sizeable ensuite, as well as a dressing room.

The package that the venue offers is incredibly good value. Unlike other venues we approached, the costs were all upfront. We found some places give you a price, but then actually there's additional charges for table linen. At the White Swan it's all included. Louise even put together a seating plan and name plates for the table, which gave us one less thing to worry about.

We chose not to decorate the function rooms, as we felt they existing decor was enough. And with the candelabras on the table it was an impressive sight.

The food package is very generous. We had so many guests say they've never been so well fed at a wedding! And it was all fantastic quality. The service on the day was excellent, nothing was too much trouble.

All in all we're so happy with our experience. We thoroughly enjoyed our day, and know that in no small part that's down to the efforts of Louise and her colleagues ensuring that everything was in hand, and all we had left to do was enjoy it. Thank you so much!"

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Mr & Mrs Baber
Review Date
02 Mar 2009
Outstanding service
We got married at the White Swan on the 7th of February 2009. From the very 1st time we went in to look at the venue, the general manager Mr Ali Kocu, made us feel very welcome. He seemed to go very much out of his way to make our day very special. Everyone hopes their wedding day will be perfect, ours was not because the staff at the white swan made it far better than perfect. Ali and wedding coordinator Anne went way beyond what we expected. We had the ceremony in the Shakespeare room, which looked absolutly fantastic. All of our guests were made to feel very welcome by all of the staff. We would recommend this venue to anyone. We had a wedding that people thought was seriously expensive at a very reasonable cost. I cannot thank Ali and his staff enough for the day of our lives. Thank you
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Sam and Jo Ribbon
Review Date
19 Dec 2007
Great winter wedding
We were due to marry in August but due to personal circumstances had to delay the wedding. The White Swan were excellent in accommodating all of our requests at short notice and we would recommend them.


Rother Street, Stratford Upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6NH

The White Swan Hotel

  • Rother Street
  • Stratford Upon-Avon
  • Warwickshire
  • CV37 6NH
  • United Kingdom

Meet the Wedding Coordinator

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Louise Armstrong

Every love story is beautiful... Congratulations on your engagement and consideration for celebrating your special day here at The White Swan!