Bell Hotel Wedding

The Bell Hotel, Sandwich

Overlooking the River Stour in the heart of the beautiful medieval town of Sandwich, the Bell Hotel has been welcoming guests to the town since Tudor times. The historic riverside retreat is an elegant and luxurious venue in which to celebrate your special day.

As a licensed wedding venue, the Bell Hotel can offer couples a complete package for the big day, including a choice of three function suites and a variety of accommodation including a stunning river view balcony Honeymoon suite.

If you choose the Bell Hotel for your special day, the team of dedicated wedding and events managers will make the process as easy as possible, and ensure that your wedding is planned to perfection.

Whether you are planning an intimate ceremony with close family and friends, or a lavish celebration, the Bell Hotel can provide the tailor-made wedding day of your dreams.




The Bell Hotel has undergone extensive refurbishment in recent years, retaining its period features while offering the very latest in contemporary style and luxury. 


In keeping with its enviable position overlooking the River Stour, the hotel’s warm, welcoming bar area boasts décor inspired by the water, including a driftwood bar surface and nautical pictures.

If the weather is fine, guests can enjoy an al fresco drink on the hotel’s external dining terrace, which also boasts river views.

The Bell Hotel is perfectly placed to explore the historic town’s many unique features, including the Guildhall and town hall, Ropewalk and Toll Bridge over the River Stour, all within a short walking distance.

It is conveniently accessed by both road and rail and is approximately 100 minutes from London, just 8 miles from the A2. The nearest train station is approximately a third of a mile away.


The Bell Hotel is licensed to hold Civil Ceremonies in The Old Dining Room, an elegant space suitable for up to 50 guests.

It is simple to arrange your wedding ceremony at The Bell Hotel. Once you have chosen your wedding date and time, the hotel’s experienced events team will take care of  everything else, booking the registrar with the local register office and co-ordinating an appointment for you to meet a member of their ceremony team, who will guide you through all the legal preliminaries to the wedding.


After saying ‘I do’, celebrate your special day in style at the Bell Hotel. The first floor Regency Suite, formerly Sandwich’s Assembly Room, is the largest of the three function rooms available. It is a beautiful Georgian ballroom complete with Minstrels’ Gallery, sparkling chandeliers and double height sash windows. It is the ideal venue for a fully contained wedding breakfast and reception, whether you require a formal sit-down wedding breakfast or an informal buffet with entertainment and dancing. It has a private bar and spacious dance floor, and is able to cater for up to 100 guests.

The elegant Old Dining Room, in the centre of the hotel, can seat up to 50 people. It is licensed for wedding ceremonies, and is also an ideal venue for drinks receptions or smaller wedding breakfasts.

Alternatively, the Club Room is a more intimate space, the perfect setting for wedding breakfasts of up to 18 people. It has a private bar and can also be used to accommodate up to 30 people for a drinks reception and canapés.


All couples who book the Bell Hotel for their wedding will enjoy a complimentary stay in a balcony Honeymoon suite*. Newlyweds will also enjoy a complimentary Full English breakfast served in their room.

The Bell Hotel has 37 bedrooms, which have all been fully refurbished to offer the finest accommodation, with contemporary facilities including complimentary Wi-Fi. Your wedding guests will be able to choose from a wide selection of stylish en-suite bedrooms, from single to family accommodation.

For guests wishing to enjoy an extra special stay, rooms with river views and private balconies are available, along with some luxurious touches such as a roll-top bath and four-poster bed.

And your guests will be able to enjoy their riverside retreat for a very reasonable price, with rooms from just £85 per night, based on two people sharing and including Full English breakfast.

*subject to availability


The Bell Hotel offers three inclusive wedding packages, designed to cater for all tastes and budgets.

Every package includes:

  • Services of your dedicated wedding co-ordinator
  • Function suite for the wedding breakfast and/or evening reception with cash bar and dance floor
  • Use of silver cake stand and knife
  • Four course wedding breakfast
  • Buffet at the evening reception
  • Complimentary bridal suite for the bride and groom on their wedding night*

The hotel’s packages have been designed to help simplify your planning, but should you have any special requests, the hotel’s wedding team will endeavour to cater to your every need and create the day of your dreams.

*subject to availability

View our available packages below or Download our Wedding Pack



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The Bell Hotel
The Quay
CT13 9EF
United Kingdom
01304 613 388
01304 615 308