Weddings and Private Parties
Set in idyllic grounds on the banks of the River Lambourn, our restaurant is housed in a beautiful nineteenth century barn which can comfortably accommodate 60 guests for a seated dinner and 80 guests for a seated buffet style meal. Additional numbers can be accommodated by making use of the adjoining Lily Pond conservatory and bar area or, for larger parties, there is ample room for a marquee on the side lawn.
You can hire the facilities on a weekday up to 4.30pm (excluding Thursdays and Saturdays) or anytime on a Sunday. When deciding on the times for your booking, please be aware that our licence requires all guests to be clear of the premises by midnight.
We shall be happy to arrange for your guests to be given a welcoming drink on arrival and this is usually served from either the Lily Pond area, or the covered terrace immediately adjoining our bar. During the winter months drinks such as mulled wine may be served around the log fire.
We have a range of popular and reasonably priced wines. Alternatively you may prefer to provide your own wine and we will charge you corkage.
We will also be happy to provide you with a cash bar or an open bar charged to your account.
Your food can be planned with the help of our Head Chef to best suit your tastes and your budget. We have sample menus available on request.
The Watermill restaurant has light coloured wooden tables in keeping with the style of the building and we do not normally use table linen. However we can arrange white and coloured table linen on your behalf. The hire charge will depend on your table layout.
If you do not have someone in mind to make your celebratory cake, our excellent Pastry Chef will be delighted to provide you with a quote.
We are happy for you to provide your own flowers, or we can make the arrangements for you.
Photographers are usually arranged by the client but we can provide you with some names and numbers of photographers that have been used for past weddings at The Watermill. We recommend that whoever takes your photographs visits us prior to the day, as our grounds provide several ideal settings for the perfect wedding photographs.
We can recommend, or arrange, a local discothèque company, a charming string quartet, or an excellent tribute band who will play music from almost any era you may choose. All have played at weddings here in the past and have proved most popular.
We will be happy to advise on any aspect of your wedding reception such as car hire, or local hotels for those guests needing accommodation.
£300.00 + VAT for up to four hours
£600.00 + VAT for up to eight hours
Tailored to suit your budget
Select from our wine list - prices on application
Corkage: £8 per bottle wine £10 per bottle champagne
All other drinks charged at our usual bar tariff
Linen hire, flowers, cake, photography, entertainment etc will be quoted according to your requirements.
We ask for approximately 90% of the final bill to be paid prior to the reception, with the balance being settled within seven days of receipt of our final invoice. Our charges will be based on final numbers given 72hrs prior to the day.
The Watermill Theatre reserves the right to make a cancellation charge. The exact amount charged will be determined by us, depending on when the cancellation is made. No deposit will be returned if the cancellation is made within eight weeks of the date of your reception.
The Watermill Theatre restaurant has experienced and professional staff to assist you. Please do not hesitate to call if you have any questions: 01635 570920
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