The Bedford Swan

Built in 1794 for the 5th Duke of Bedford, this elegant hotel in the heart of Bedford overlooks the River Ouse; the perfect location for a fairy-tale wedding.

This stunning venue has beautiful 18th-century architecture and an impressive outlook onto the river, perfect for wedding photos.

The Bedford Swan is a licensed venue for civil ceremonies meaning that you can keep your wedding and reception all in the one place and the guests can enjoy staying the night in our luxury rooms, keeping travel to a minimum.