The Crown & Thistle

Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence

About The Crown & Thistle

The Crown & Thistle has a rich history dating back to 1605. But, the venue as you see it today reopened its doors back in 2013 following a £1.3 million restoration. A Grade II listed coaching inn, The Crown & Thistle is the venue for you if you’re looking for somewhere with charm, beauty and character in equal measure. Individual buildings, a cobbled courtyard and framing of 200 year old wisteria make up the beautiful venue, whilst much of the building’s original charms still remain. Old timber beams, windows, open brickwork and artworks are still in place. If a wedding with character is something you’ve always dreamed of, take a deeper look.

After your wedding, your closest guests will be able to stay in one of the 18 gorgeous boutique bedrooms, along with the happy couple. The hotel has a great atmosphere because of its history, and so the decor matches the 17th century building, with tastefully named rooms, each named after famous Oxonians.

Weddings can be held in the barn, a historic and homely setting for your vow exchange. Eclectic and charming, this spot is great for informal and smaller weddings, blessings and civil ceremonies. There are also two function rooms, namely the barn and Minstrels Gallery, which can be hired in conjunction or on their own. The Crown & Thistle know that this is likely a day you have dreamed of for a long time, and so they want to work with you to make sure each detail is perfect, no matter what it is. With a bespoke approach, your wedding coordinators will finesse the menu, decor, vibe, music, staging and overall feel of the day however you wish.

Good to know about The Crown & Thistle

Wedding Facilities
In house wedding coordinator
On site Accommodation, Wedding Licence
Type of Venue
Venue Style

Location for The Crown & Thistle

18 Bridge Street, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 3HS

01235 522556


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