You will fall in love with the beautifully renovated Coaching Inn
in the village of Buckden.
As an independent boutique hotel we can create a day that is truly personal to you. You can have your ceremony, reception and accommodation in one place. All you need to do is enjoy the day and let us take care of everything else.
Hotel exclusive – 80 guests seated, 120 buffet/cocktail party
Brasserie – 60 guests seated, 80 buffet/cocktail party
Orangerie – 30 guests seated, 40 buffet/cocktail party
Reading Room – 10 guests seated wedding breakfast, informal/evening reception
Accommodation – 12 bedrooms, including one twin and one family room.
We have a licence to carry out Civil Weddings in The George so you can enjoy your day under one roof. Our Reading Room is perfect for a more intimate affair accommodating 10 people for the ceremony or opt for a red carpet entrance to our Orangerie where we can comfortably seat 57 guests. There are also three churches, Anglican, Catholic and Methodist, within walking distance of the hotel if you are looking for a church wedding.
All our food is freshly prepared on the premises so we can create your own perfect food heaven. From delicious canapes, to 7-course dinners, we also have the expertise to create dishes from around the world so if your passion is Mediterranean, Asian or Antipodean we can satisfy your tastebuds. We can also organise a barbeque in our private Garden, for those who want something less formal.
We are happy to welcome your guests with a drink of your choice from an elegant glass of champagne to a creative cocktail, the choice is yours. We have an extensive wine list of over 100 different wines from around the world with new additions joining it when we discover them. You can also choose from 10 Champagnes to make your day truly special.
We have 12 beautiful bedrooms so you if you don’t fancy a journey home you can rest your head on one of our super soft pillows.
Our staff are of course available to help you with your preparations and to organise your day. We are also pleased to suggest some reputable local suppliers from photographers to florists and entertainers. Obviously, if you have your preferred providers we are more than happy, but if you would like a helping hand to tick off the items on the wedding plan we are there to help.
Is there a garden?
Yes we have a lovely little walled garden perfect for photographs (weather permitting). There is also a south facing patio area at the front of the hotel.
Is there plenty of parking?
Yes. We usually reserve a parking space for the bride and groom if asked to do so. We have a car park to the rear of the hotel and there is plenty of unrestricted roadside parking along the High Street.
How many bedrooms do you have?
We have 12 bedrooms (including 1 twin and 1 family room).
What time can I check in and check out?
Check in time is from 3pm and check out time is 11am.
Is there disabled access?
We do have disabled access to all areas with a lift to some of the bedrooms. Do remember it is an old building so not all the floors have an even surface.
Are there noise restrictions?
Yes, we have to abide by the rules given to us by the Health and Safety Executive. We have a sound limiter which is set at 77 decibels, to which speakers need to be plugged in for monitoring purposes. We ask that discos and bands finish at 12pm. .
Can I decorate the room?
Feel free to put your own personal touch to our rooms. We have a handyman onsite who will be able to assist if you need to hang anything. Please ask us for more details on what we can accommodate. We can also put you in touch with our florist who has done some wonderful decorations for different events.
Can you do cocktails?
Yes. If you would like to have a cocktail theme to your event that is no problem and we can also do mocktails for those who don’t drink alcohol or are underage.
How extensive is your wine list?
We have an extensive wine list and we hope you will find something you like, however, if you have a particular request, please ask.
What about cakes?
We are more than happy for you to bring your own cake but our pastry chef is amazing and can create a cake whatever your taste from fruit to sponge, large or small. If you would like something a little different we can even organise a ‘cheese’ cake or a Croquembouche (profiterole tower) for you.
What if one of my guest has food allergies?
All our food is made on site with fresh ingredients so if you let us know in advance we can make sure all allergies are catered for.