Waddesdon Wedding Venue

Wedding Venue IN WADDESDON

The Lion offers a tailored wedding venue and  services for bride, groom and between 30 and 250 guests. As a historic Victorian Coaching Inn, our rooms have character and charm, providing the perfect backdrop to your special day.

Bespoke Wedding Packages

From an intimate gathering, to a lively celebration, we’d love to host your wedding party at our wedding venue. Our approach is to offer you a wonderful experience, which is suited to your preferences and budget. As such, we do not have a set wedding package, but have outlined a few options below. The best approach is to get in touch info@thelionwaddesdon.co.uk to discuss your ideas.

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The Wedding Party

Within the pub, we can cater for up to 30 seated guests or up to 70 for a standing buffet in our restaurant, making us a flexible wedding venue for all types of parties. For a larger celebration, we erect a marquee at the rear of the hotel, where up to 100 guests can enjoy a seated meal; alternatively a buffet for up to 250 guests can be arranged.

Wedding Catering

With a trained 5 star chef in the kitchen, you can be confident that your wedding guest will be well catered for. We have put together sample menus for you to select from, however, if you have a specific menu choice in mind, we are happy to consider your request and provide a price.

Martin and Carrie-Anne

To Annette, Matt, lucy, Emily, Phil and all the staff at the lion,
We just wanted to say a massive thank you to you all for all your hard work at our wedding on the 16th July. You were absolutely amazing in helping us to organise the whole day. Nobody would have guessed that this was your first ever wedding you ran it so smoothly starting with the wedding ceremony in the restaurant which looked wonderful then into the back with the two marquees decorated by yourselves, the attention to detail with all the flowers and decorations were superb. You took everything into your own hands asking us what we wanted and then proceeded to turn it into something amazing. We had the carvery for the wedding breakfast which as always was so tender and delicious and the into the evening you laid out a buffet like I have never seen with everything you could think of in it and of course the chocolate fountains which we knew would go down well the kids but it seemed there were more adults eating it than kids. Everybody I have spoke to thought the food and settings were amazing. We would also like to thank you for advising us with the flowers, decorations, food and how to proceed throughout the day. You are all absolutely amazing and we would never have had such a fabulous day if it wasn’t for all your hard work and effort, there was nothing that you wouldn’t do to help us achieve a fantastic day and a great party in the evening. Anybody who books a wedding with you in the future will be lucky to have you looking after them for the day you are all such wonderful people with hearts of gold.
With all our love Martin and Carrie-Anne xxx

Martin and Carrie-Anne

Katie and Craig

Chris and I would like to thank everyone that joined us on Saturday for the wedding of our daughter Katie and son in law Craig, we had a fabulous day and I hope you all enjoyed yourselves too, a big thank you goes to Lauren and Tyler for doing a wonderful job with our hair, Jade for the beautiful makeup and an extra special thank you goes to Matthew and his team from The Lion Waddesdon for the exceptional food and drink and the superb standard of service we received from them throughout the entire day, but most of all thank you for making the day the absolute best
Katie and Craig xxxx

Katie and Craig

Mr and Mrs Clark

Sam and I would like to thank the Lion Waddesdon, Matthew Webster and Emily Webster and all the staff for making our wedding very special! The food was amazing, the decorations of the venue was very sophisticated and excellent! The staff made us feel special and they all worked really hard! Thank you to you all and we will see you all soon! Much love xx
Mr and Mrs Clark

Mr and Mrs Clark

Mr and Mrs James

What an amazing day! Thank you to Matt and Lucy and all the staff that made our special day wonderful
Mr and Mrs James

Mr and Mrs James

WEDDING VENUE CATERING

  • Our Canape Selection from £7.95 per person
  • The Lion Gold Menu from £36.95 per person
  • The Lion Silver Menu from £37.00 per person
  • Our Wedding Breakfast Menu from £26.00 per person
  • Our Carvery Option (for 30 guests or less) at £26.00 per person
  • A Hot or Cold Evening Buffet, from £9.95 per person
  • Our Drinks Package from £19.00 per person

Added Extras for your Wedding


We offer B&B accommodation for wedding parties.

If you would like us to arrange entertainment, we can recommend live bands to suit a full spectrum of music tastes.

We can also take on responsibility for ordering flowers and other decorations for the venue

You maybe also interested in our wedding venue accommodation, learn more here.

the lion waddesdon team

WEDDING MENUS

Please choose 3 of the following:
Prawn and Mango mini kebabs
Stilton and Chutney bites
Goats cheese bruschetta and child jam
Cucumber, creme cheese and smoked salmon crostini
Chicken liver pate with red onion marmalade
Selection of mini pizza bites
Orange and smoked duck breast crostini
Pineapple and ham hock sticks
Prawn and petite pou.
Brie and cranberry tartlet

£7.95 per person

THE LION GOLD MENU

To complete your menu please chose two starters, a main and a dessert from the following:

Starters


Mushroom and Chicken terrine served with toasted crostini and homemade onion chutney

Rosette of Melon with berry compote
Seasonal soup
Fresh Calamari ring with lemon mayonnaise
Sweet onion marmalade and goats cheese filo parcel with honey dressing

Mains


Traditional ratatouille with pan fried breast of chicken and balsamic glaze

Steak and Ale puff pastry pie with creamy mash potato and seasonal vegetables
Cous cous stuffed bell pepper served with mozzarella, courgette and tomato
Supreme of salmon and asparagus filo parcel with herb butter new potatoes and white wine veloute

Desserts


Homemade chocolate brownie served with vanilla ice cream

Lemon posset
Homemade cheese cake
Raspberry Creme brûlée
Eton mess

£36.95 per person

THE LION SILVER MENU

To complete your menu please chose one starter, main and dessert from the following:

Starters


Mushroom and Chicken terrine served with toasted crostini and homemade onion chutney

Seasonal Soup
Traditional prawn cocktail

Mains


Beef Roast served with seasonal vegetable, Yorkshire pudding and gravy

Caponata served with penne pasta
Chicken and bacon pie served with seasonal vegetables and creamy mash potato

Desserts


Homemade chocolate brownie served with vanilla ice cream

Eton mess

£26.00 per person

THE LION WEDDING BREAKFAST BUFFET MENU

Meats and Fish


Fresh dressed salmon

Sliced honey glazed ham
Cold roast beef
Pork loin

Salads


Tomato and basil pasta

Tossed mixed leaves
Coleslaw
New potato salad
Tomato and red onion

Selection of crusty breads

Mini Desserts


Lemon Posset

Homemade brownie
Cheesecake
Chocolate strawberries

£26.00 per person
Prices provided for all extras on request

THE LION WEDDING CARVERY MENU

To complete your menu please chose two starters and desserts from the following:

Starters


Mushroom and Chicken terrine served with toasted crostini and homemade onion chutney

Rosette of Melon with berry compote
Seasonal soup
Fresh Calamari ring with lemon mayonnaise
Sweet onion marmalade and goats cheese filo parcel with honey dressing

Carvery Main

Turkey
Beef
Lamb
Served with giant Yorkshire puddings, seasonal veg, roast potatoes and gravy
Vegetarian option for main must be discussed with chef

Desserts


Homemade chocolate brownie served with vanilla ice cream

Lemon posset
Homemade cheese cake
Raspberry Creme brûlée
Eton mess

For 30 guests or less
£37.00 per person

THE LION COLD EVENING BUFFET MENU

Selection of sandwiches
Quiche
Pizza

Marinated Chicken Legs
Sausage rolls

Tomato and basil pasta
Tossed mixed leaves
Coleslaw or New potato salad

Crisps
Nuts

£9.95 per person
Prices provided for all extras on request

THE LION HOT EVENING BUFFET MENU

Lasagne
Chilli
Curry
(All can be meat or vegetarian)

Garlic Bread or selection or rustic breads
Basmati Rice

£14.50 per person
Prices provided for all extras on request

THE LION DRINKS PACKAGES

Package A

1 glass of sparkling wine
Half Bottle of house wine with wedding breakfast
Water for tables

£19.00 per head

Package B

1 glass of champagne or pimms
Half bottle of wine with wedding breakfast
Water for the tables

£28.00 per head

Tea and coffee can be added to either package for £4.00per person