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If you’re looking for one of the most romantic Salisbury wedding venues, look no further than The Red Lion Hotel.

Our 800 year old hotel is located right in the heart of Salisbury, and with Salisbury Cathedral just a five minute walk away, can you think of a more stunning backdrop for those all important photographs on your big day?

Helping happy couples tie the knot is what we do best, and as an inclusive marriage venue we’re licensed for weddings and civil ceremonies.

Offering everything from lovingly prepared food to a fully stocked bar, a choice of two ceremony rooms and 60 stylishly appointed bedrooms to sleep your guests. All overseen by our resident wedding coordinator, whose job it is to make your dream day a success.

We understand that weddings are about feelings, not words, so we would highly recommend booking an appointment for a viewing. We’ll show you around the hotel, share our top wedding tips, and answer any questions that you may have.

If you’re getting married in 2020 or early 2021, you may be interested in our special small wedding packages for 15 guests, with prices starting from just £22.95 per person.

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Wedding Reception Venue

If you’re looking for beautiful wedding venues, Salisbury is definitely a great choice. There aren’t any other wedding reception venues in Salisbury with as much history and culture as The Red Lion Hotel – we’re the oldest purpose-built hotel in Europe after all!

We can accommodate weddings of 60-120 guests. So whether you’re looking for large or small wedding venues in Salisbury, The Red Lion Hotel might just be your dream wedding venue.

We’re conveniently located in Salisbury city centre – within easy reach by road, rail or air. So guests (near or far) should have no trouble finding us.

A truly unique wedding venue in Salisbury with history at its core (and charm in every knot of wood) – that’s The Red Lion Hotel to a T.

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The Ceremony

Ceremonies at The Red Lion Hotel can accommodate up to 80 guests, and you’ll have the choice of two beautiful suites. Our wedding rooms look stunning for small weddings, so are perfect if you’re looking for an intimate wedding venue in Salisbury.

We’re a licensed wedding venue in Salisbury, giving you the simple option of holding your marriage ceremony and reception in the same wedding venue.

For our Red Lion Hotel weddings, we reserve our most spacious and luxurious suite The Courtyard (complete with its own private entrance) or offer our Vine Restaurant for exclusive day & night hire.

Both options are beautiful, with stunning feature details, and the kind of character you only get from being eight centuries old. Well, they do say the oldies are the best.

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Wedding Breakfast

Your wedding breakfast will be held in your choice of two beautiful suites, with the largest being able to accommodate up to 80 guests. Once you’ve tasted our food and drink you’ll understand why we’re rated as one of the best wedding venues in Salisbury.

Your wedding breakfast will be created by our talented team of chefs using fresh, locally sourced produce where possible and catering for all dietary requirements.

Our menus are just a starting point, if there’s something that you would like for your wedding breakfast then we’re very flexible.

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Have you thought about holding your intimate wedding with 15 guests now, then having a big wedding party to celebrate when Covid-19 restrictions have relaxed? A wedding party would be a lovely way to celebrate your first wedding anniversary with everyone from your original guest list.

If you hold your intimate ‘wedding for 15 guests’ at The Red Lion Hotel, we’ll give you 10% off your big wedding celebration party. Your wedding party must be held within 18 months of your wedding date with a minimum of 50 guests. Wedding party can include wedding breakfast and/or evening reception and does not include ‘extras’.

This offer is subject to availability and Covid-19 restrictions at the time of the wedding and reception party. Can only be used in conjunction with our small wedding packages.



Hotel wedding venues are a great choice as your guests have the convenient option of staying over. The Red Lion Hotel Salisbury offers 60 stylishly appointed bedrooms for your guests, all at a discounted room rate.

And it’s nothing but the best for the newlyweds, you’ll get a complimentary stay in our most luxurious room – the Seamstress suite. This extraordinary honeymoon suite features a cast iron bathtub at the bottom of the bed!

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Wedding Packages

If you’re getting married in 2020 or early 2021, we’ve created a selection of special small wedding packages for 15 guests just for you! With prices starting from £22.95 per person.

We also offer an afternoon tea wedding package for £24.95 per person – ideal for those seeking an alternative small wedding breakfast or just for something a little different!

If you’re planning a wedding a little further away then you’ll be able to choose from our three wedding packages – Bronze, Silver and Gold, all catering for a minimum of 20 guests.  You can tailor these wedding packages to suit your individual needs too, just get in touch and talk to us about your requirements.

All of our wedding packages offer a choice of starters, mains and desserts for your wedding breakfast.

Also included is a red carpet arrival, welcome drink for all your guests, exclusive use of our Red Lion wedding room and Victoria Lounge for teas and coffees, place cards, use of a silver cake-stand and knife, as well as wine with dinner and a glass of something bubbly for the toasts.

Reception room hire with a private bar and dance floor is also part of every package. Silver and Gold packages offer a dressed buffet at no additional cost.

Every couple who takes up one of our three tiers of wedding package at The Red Lion Hotel gets to work with our dedicated wedding and events planning team, who’ll be on hand to ensure everything goes to plan on your wedding day.

Whether you need support with building a bespoke wedding package or would like the team to take all of the planning stress away – we’ll make sure that every detail is taken care of so you and your guests can focus on enjoying the day!

Weddings in Wiltshire are always special, and we’re here to make sure that yours is the day that you’ve always dreamed of.

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Come and see for yourself why we’re one of the most popular hotel wedding venues Wiltshire has to offer.

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