Wedding celebration at The Swan

Who doesn’t love a pub wedding?

We were so honoured that Lewis and Soraya recently chose to celebrate their wedding with us. With exclusive use of the pub, the charm, character and locally sourced food and drink, the pub holds special meaning for the married couple, as it saw the first milestones of their relationship. 

Lewis, the groom, had grown up a stone’s throw away from The Swan and had worked his first job in our pub too. Having been one of our regulars for years, The Swan has significant meaning to him. Over the course of their relationship, Lewis has taken Soraya to his favourite pub for date nights, and it quickly became ‘their place’. As one of their favourite date venues, it was only fitting to hold their wedding reception here too. The pub space was transformed with decorations handmade by the bride, adding that extra personal touch for the big day and the tables were set up beautifully for the guests to enjoy the bespoke menu freshly prepared by our chef team. 

After the wedding ceremony, and as guests arrived with us, we were sure to provide a pick-me-up and a warm welcome to the guests as they entered the pub. Each guest was greeted with specially prepared sangria on arrival, as well as handmade canapes to keep them going through to the wedding meal. 

We tailored a three-courses menu to the bride and groom’s favourite dishes, including various vegan and vegetarian options on the menu, making sure that no one felt left out. The speeches throughout the meal were a highlight, as they were moving and added to the joy of the day. One of the guests told us ‘we’ve had an amazing day, and the staff and food have been second to none!’

When the wedding meal and speeches had finished, the true party began as guests were entertained with live guitar music and a mariachi band, a special nod to Soraya’s cultural background. 

Guests were wine and dined by our staff, with guests saying that it was the ‘best wedding ever.’ 

Lewis and Soraya, thank you both so much. We loved that you kept your day local to you, and chose to celebrate your special day with us. No two couples are the same, and that goes for weddings too.

We have many years of celebrating special occasions with our patrons, and we hope you consider booking your next life celebration with us! You can call us on 01525 240285 to discuss your specific requirements or book a reservation on our website or by emailing

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