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Thank you for considering Talbot Hotel for your forthcoming wedding.

The Talbot Hotel an old Coaching Inn parts of which date from the 15th C, is to be found at the centre of the town and stands on the 'Iron Cross' on the corner of West Street and South Street.

The Hotel has been considerably extended over the years by the addition of what was once a saddler's shop, a grocer's by the name of 'Saxby', a pub known as 'The Vaults' and J. Welsch, a small Ladies and Gents tailors.

Experience the history of a traditional 15th Century Tudor Inn, solid oak beams, wood panelling & a roaring log fire in season. The only Hotel in the town centre, with our own parking and only 10 minute walk away from the railway station. The Tudor Banqueting Suite can accommodate up to 130 guests for a seated meal but, can be partitioned into smaller rooms to suit your requirements.

The Tudor Suite (one of the oldest parts of the hotel) is an “L” shaped room with oak beams and polished wood flooring ideal for dancing and can easily accommodate a live band and / or disco, according to your requirements it has its own private bar facilities and staff dedicated for your special day.

Weddings are a speciality of the Talbot Hotel whether it be a small intimate gathering or a large celebration and can be tailor-made to suit your own requirements. It is possible to reserve the Tudor Room for the day period until 5.30 pm or for the whole of the day and evening, when booking the Tudor banqueting room following a day reception there is no room charge providing the Talbot serves evening refreshments similar to the finger buffet menu enclosed should a customer self cater an evening room hire of £295.00 is applied. To simplify the cost of your wedding while giving you the flexibility to personalise your day we have created three wedding packages to cater for different tastes and budgets and further options to upgrade your choice to personalise your day at competitive prices.

To discuss your requirements or to place a booking please contact our receptionists on 01568 616347 to arrange an appointment with our Function Manager Miss Maria Franzen

We look forward to hearing from you.


Below are our four standard wedding packages however, with the addition of one or all of our optional extras (to be found on page 3) all weddings can be tailored to create the perfect experience.

Option 1

Room Only / Self Catering:
Hire of our function room including table layout and bar as required

Option 2

Talbot Prepared Finger Buffet:
As option 1 but to include a Talbot prepared Finger Buffet tailored to suit all of your guests

A room Hire charge may be applied dependent on numbers attending
From £9.50 per person

Add an Assorted Fruit Basket, Cracker Selection & either Cheddar / Stilton for £3.00 Per Person

Add a Homemade Dessert from our Wedding Menu Selection for an extra £3.25 Per Person

Option 3

Formally Laid Wedding Lunch / Dinner:
A three course lunch / dinner plus coffee with Talbot Mint Chocolates

Table plans to be discussed

Please see enclosed menu suggestions

From £25.00 per person

(If 40 or more guests attending)

Option 4

Formally Laid Wedding Lunch with Talbot prepared evening Buffet
As Option 3 but, with an evening buffet to correspond with your Wedding Lunch numbers.

Additional guests will be charged proportionally
From £33.50 per person

(If 40 or more guests attending)

All our packages include:

  • The services of the General Manager / Function Manager in all the planning and organisation

  • Bedroom for the happy couple on the night including breakfast

  • Reduced tariffs for guests attending the reception

  • Cake stand and knife

  • Options 3 & 4 include White Linen Napkins

For all evening functions a mandatory charge for security is required of £95 for up to 100 guests. £180 if over 100.


Everybody wants their Wedding Day to be special so in order to make yours truly memorable why not choose from one or more of our superb additional services.
Drinks on Arrival

A glass of wine 125cl – £2.70

A glass of Bucks Fizz – £3.70

A jug of Pimms – £15.00 (approx 5 glasses)
Wines for each table

Bottles of House Wine (Red, White or Rosé) – £15.00 per bottle.
Sparkling Wine for the Toasts

A glass of sparkling wine for your guests – £3.00 per person.

Floral Arrangements for every table

Provided by Bluebells Florists

A floral arrangement provided for every table – from £10 per table.

Top Table – from £35

(Some exotic or out of season flowers and specialist colours may incur an additional charge)
Chair Covers & Sashes

Provided by B Styled (Wedding Venue Styling & Event Décor Company)

A white chair cover and sash for every chair – £3 per chair.

The sash can be tailored to suit your wedding colour theme

The Talbot is proud to announce that our entertainment is now provided by Rob Parker’s Pulse FX, the leading entertainment & lighting specialists in the West Midlands.

A Professional Disco & DJ for your after wedding entertainment providing music tailored to your choice – £285

If you would like to have background music playing throughout – £335

Pulse FX can also offer a bespoke lighting experience which we can arrange for you from as little as – £100
All of the above prices are exclusive to the Talbot Hotel and are only available upon confirmation of booking.

Any other options of your choice can be catered for upon discussion. Wherever possible we will endeavour to accommodate your preferences.
Homemade Soup of your choosing
Chicken Liver & Bacon Parfait with Melba Toast & Dressed Salad
Honey Baked Goats Cheese with Parma Ham Roses & a Rocket & Red Onion Salad

Creamed Mushroom on Brioche with Rocket

Main Courses
Roast Sirloin of Herefordshire Beef with a port & Red Wine Sauce & Yorkshire Pudding
Ballotine of Chicken Breast Stuffed with Parma Ham & Sun-Dried Tomatoes

(Ballotine – Poached then Pan Fried)
Herb Baked Salmon Fillet with a Prawn Veloutè, Sweet Potato Puree & White Wine Braised Fennel
Wild Mushroom Stroganoff served with White & Wild Rice
All Main Courses are served with a selection of Fresh Seasonal Vegetables

Layered White & Dark Chocolate Mousse with Brandy Soaked Cherries
Lemon Meringue Pie with a Strawberry & Citrus Fruit Salad
French Pear Torte With Creamy Fudge Sauce
Tiramisu Teardrop with Cream

Coffee served with Talbot Chocolates


Selection of Sandwiches served on White and Wholemeal Bread

Ham – Beef – Egg Mayo – Cheese – Tuna Mayo
Open Sandwiches – served on a ¼ cut Baguette

Chicken Liver Pâté - Cottage Cheese & Chive – Smoked Salmon
Homemade Coleslaw

Served Hot

Vegetable Samosas – Chicken Satay Sticks
Whitefish Goujons – Gala Pie – Sausage Rolls
Assorted Quiches – Chicken Drumsticks
Homemade Pasta or Rice Salads

Finger Buffets are intended to provide a selection of interesting food and not necessarily

one of every item per person. Contents and fillings described above

may vary and depend upon availability.
£9.50 Per Person

Add an Assorted Fruit Basket – Cracker Selection

Cheddar Cheese or Stilton
£3.00 Per Person

Add a Homemade Dessert from our Selection
£3.25 Per Person


An Initial deposit is required to secure the date of your Wedding Reception this will be 25% of the anticipated charge this is totally NON REFUNDABLE.
Staged payments can be made as per your convenience
However we would expect total anticipated payment at least 2 weeks prior to the event.
Any additional charges incurred MUST be paid prior to departure.


Under no circumstances will the initial deposit be refunded.

Staged payments may be refunded with notification up to 1 calendar month prior to the event.

Final numbers for catering and charging must be supplied at least 5 days prior to the wedding day.

I hope you find the information contained within this brochure informative and helpful. We can of course offer other dishes for your menu choice. The food is of upmost importance and we are always happy to discuss any variation of the menu in any event.

please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like more information

Maria Franzen

Function Manager


The Line Up

  • Mother of the Bride

  • Father of the Bride

  • Bride

  • Groom

  • Mother of the Groom

  • Father of the Groom

Top Table

  • Maid of Honour ~ Father of the Groom ~ Mother of the Bride ~ Groom

Bride ~ Father of the Bride ~ Mother of the Groom ~ Best Man

Order of Speeches
Farther of the Bride:


  • Replies on behalf of the bride

  • Thanks the Bride’s parents and his own and all the guests for coming,

  • and for their gifts

Best Man:

  • Replies on behalf of the maid of honour and Bridesmaids.

  • Says a few warm words about the groom.

  • Reads messages from those unable to attend

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