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The Bedford Swan Hotel

The Bedford Swan Hotel

The Bedford Swan is a stunning hotel and spa located in an historic and characterful 18th century building in an enviable position overlooking the Great Ouse River right in the town centre. The Swan benefits from extensive refurbishment and so the rooms are luxurious and exquisitely stylish with sumptuous throws and signature wallpaper. All have free Wi-Fi, air conditioning and flat screen LCD TV.

The venue has 8 purpose built meeting rooms are ideal for your corporate event, with catering for up to 200 delegates. Flexibility is the key here – there are 24 hour DDP’s and Pick & Mix Meeting Packages to suit your requirements. As well as free high speed Wi-Fi, options include LCD projectors and a choice of refreshments. A Conference Host will be on hand to ensure your event goes without a hitch.

The hotel was built in 1794 for the 5th Duke of Bedford, so what better noble location for your wedding day? The Bedford Swan is licenced for civil ceremonies and the picturesque location provides a beautiful backdrop for photographs. There is a choice of elegant rooms, depending upon the size of your wedding; the Library is perfect for a more intimate celebration, accommodating up to 35 guests, whilst the largest room, the imposing wood panelled Coach Room comfortably seats up to 200 and has a good-sized dance floor and private bar. The State Room, on the first floor is light and airy, with wonderful views of the river, and can cater for up to 130. Catering options are flexible, with dishes and courses to suit your budget. A dedicated Wedding Organiser will help you plan a day to remember.

The hotel’s excellent Lotus Spa is perfect for unwinding and boasts an amazing Roman Bath inspired pool and jacuzzi, with several relaxing treatments available from experienced therapists. You can dine in the elegant a la carte River Room Restaurant, offering classic English dishes, or select a mouth-watering lighter meal or snack from the Lounge & Bar menu.

The hotel offers parking for up to 80 cars, and is conveniently situated just 30 minutes’ drive from Luton Airport and 20 minutes’ walk from Bedford Train Station.

The Bedford Swan Hotel Map
Venue The Bedford Swan Hotel
Capacity 200 guests
Address The Embankment
MK40 1RW
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Venue Features (10)

  • AV Equipment
  • Accommodation
  • Disability Access
  • Family Friendly
  • In-house Catering
  • Leisure Facilities
  • Licensed Bar
  • Local Public Transport
  • Parking
  • Wi-Fi Access