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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.

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The Ceremony

Ceremonies at The Red Lion Hotel Salisbury 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 and 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 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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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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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

Choose how you’d like to plan your special day with us:

1 – Choose our all-inclusive Wedding Bliss package
Includes everything you need for your special day, with prices starting from £2,999 for 50 guests. Learn more about our Wedding Bliss package.

2 – Create your own dream wedding day
Pick one of our wedding breakfast packages, then choose your own ceremony option plus any other little extras. We’ll tailor any of these packages to suit your individual needs, it’s your wedding day after all.

Our wedding breakfast packages all include reception room hire with a private bar and dance floor.

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.

All of our wedding breakfast packages require a minimum of 20 guests.



Drinks Reception – Glass of prosecco or orange juice
Wedding Breakfast – Three course set meal with tea/coffee
Wine – One glass per person with meal
Toast Drink – A glass of sparkling wine

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Drinks Reception – Glass of Pimm’s/sparkling wine/orange juice
Wedding Breakfast – Four course set meal with tea/coffee
Wine – Two glasses per person with meal
Toast Drink – A glass of sparkling wine
Little Extras – White chair covers, anniversary stay with breakfast

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Drinks Reception – Glass of champagne or fruit punch
Wedding Breakfast – Four course set meal with tea/coffee
Wine – Two glasses per person with meal
Toast Drink – A glass of champagne
Little Extras – White chair covers, anniversary one night stay with breakfast, canapés, bed and breakfast for two guests sharing a room for one night

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Drinks Reception – Glass of Buck’s Fizz or orange juice
Wedding Breakfast – Traditional afternoon tea
Drinks – A pot of tea or coffee per person
Toast Drink – Glass of prosecco, G&T or Pimm’s

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Book Your Show-Around

Come and see for yourself why we’re one of the most popular hotel wedding venues Salisbury has to offer. Simply choose a day and time from the calendar below that is convenient for you to join us for a guided tour with a member of our weddings team. Your tour will last for approximately one hour.

We also have limited availability in the evenings and weekends. Please get in touch to enquire about these appointments.

We’ve hosted hundreds of weddings, so during the show-around we’ll share some of the things that we’ve learnt along the way and give you some ideas about how to make the best use of the space.


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


We’re located right in the heart of Salisbury city centre, just a 10 minute walk from the train station.

Best Western The Red Lion Hotel
4 Milford Street, Salisbury,
Wiltshire, SP1 2AN

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do we have to pay any room hire for our wedding?
If you book a wedding package at The Red Lion Hotel Salisbury, the room hire is included. Bespoke weddings are as per the enquiry.

Do you allow outside caterers?
The Red Lion Hotel Salisbury will only allow catering provided by its own chef and cannot allow any outside catering either from professional caterers or family members.

Can we bring our own wine and champagne to the wedding breakfast or reception?
Yes, but corkage will be charged on all champagnes, wines, spirits and soft drinks and are priced individually.

What time does the wedding reception have to finish?
All wedding parties finish at 12am latest. However, any wedding guests staying in the hotel will be able to purchase drinks from our bar after this time.

Can we provide our own entertainment?
Yes, you are welcome to organise your own entertainment.

Can wedding parties be on different board basis?
Wedding guests can stay over on a bed & breakfast or room only basis.

Can we bring our own recorded music? if yes, which devices can be used?
Yes, we can play music from most mobile phones. Please speak to us in advance so that we can check and confirm.

When do you need to know final wedding guest numbers?
Please confirm this with us at least one month before your wedding day.

When does the deposit need to be paid?
A deposit of £250 needs to be paid as soon as you confirm the date.

When does the full balance need to be paid?
The full balance for your wedding needs to be paid 10 days before your wedding day.

What days can I get married at the hotel?
You can hold your wedding at The Red Lion Hotel Salisbury on any day of the week.

How many people can you sit in the marriage ceremony?
Our wedding ceremonies can accommodate up to 80 guests.

What time can you have the marriage ceremony?
Your wedding ceremony can take place between 10am and 4pm. This is the time that the registrars will conduct ceremonies.

I want to supply my own chair covers and table decorations, is this possible?

Am I allowed to bring in additional services such as sweet cart, photo booth, casino tables for the evening etc?

Can my photographer visit the venue prior to the wedding day?
Yes, this is a great idea so that they can become familiar with the hotel if they’ve not photographed here before. Please ask them to contact us in advance so that we can give them the time and attention they need for their visit.

Are there any discounts for my guests staying at the hotel?
Yes, we offer a preferential B&B room rate for all your wedding guests. Please speak to us about this for more details.

When can my guests book their accommodation?
As early as you wish them to, there is no time frame for this. The earlier the better due to availability, unless you pre-book rooms on an allocation basis.

Can we hire out the whole hotel exclusively?
We would consider this for bespoke weddings, but the cost for you may not be feasible. If your wedding is in the Courtyard Suite you’ll be away from the main part of the hotel anyway giving you the feeling of exclusivity.

Is there plenty of parking for my guests?
We have limited parking spaces in our hotel but there are two public car parks within a few minutes’ walk. Find out more about parking at our hotel. There’s also great public transport links as we’re right in the centre of Salisbury.

Does the venue allow confetti to be thrown?

Are lit candles allowed in the venue?
Unfortunately we don’t allow lit candles to be used at weddings within the hotel.

Do you have access for disabled guests?

Can we set up the day before?
We always try to accommodate this request and usually you’ll be able to have access to the room late afternoon on the day before your wedding. If you need to set up earlier, we can discuss a small hire fee for you to keep the room vacant for the whole day.

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