A riverside setting, just a stone’s throw from London, Talbooth Restaurant is a picture-perfect location for your wedding celebrations


What is your venue capacity?

We can accommodate up to 130 guests for a civil ceremony. Our two reception venues – the Marquee and the River Room - can seat between 50 – 150.

Do you have any onsite accommodation?

Our 2-bedroomed, self-catered cottage, Idle Waters, is set in picturesque surroundings, just across the river from Talbooth Restaurant, while our neighbouring sister hotels – Milsoms and Talbooth House & Spa – have 15 and 12 bedrooms respectively. All accommodation is serviced via our on-site courtesy cars.

Are you licensed for civil ceremonies?

We are licensed for civil ceremonies for up to 130 guests – these take place in our River Room, with views overlooking the River Stour

Do you allow external caterers?

With over 70 years’ experience in the industry, food is an area we’re particularly passionate about. We’re committed to delivering the very best standard of cooking, whatever the size, shape or format of your wedding celebrations, and have a brilliant team of chefs who will work with you to create the perfect menu, suited to your tastes and your day.

What is the finish time?

We want everyone to have a fantastic evening, but equally need to be considerate to our neighbours. For that reason, we ask that music ends at midnight, however circumstance-dependent, this can be extended to 1.00am, along with bar service, for a small fee.


The best day we could have hoped for. From all the planning, organisation, communication, questions leading up to the big day and the big day itself, everything was so easy and ran smoothly. Nothing was too much trouble for the team to accommodate and the team on the day were all fantastic - they even told us when our food was about to come out if we weren't sat down so it didn't go cold! What to say about the food - fantastic (and many of our guests also said so). Thanks to everyone at The Talbooth who really did give us the most perfect day!

Flic and Jack

Beyond perfect! If you want the perfect ambience, surroundings, food, and service which will exceed all your expectations, then this is the venue for you! We cannot recommend the Talbooth enough. Our guests could not stop raving about how perfect everything was.

Carrie and Mark

The most magical day Knowing the Milsoms group for years and using them for special occasions i couldn't think of a better venue for my wedding day. The journey was effortlessly smooth from my first enquiry to the last dance of the night. I can't thank the team enough. If you are still searching for a wedding venue STOP, you've found it.

Emily and Fraser

Wonderful Wedding Planning We got married in August in the marquee at the Talbooth. From start to finish the whole process was smooth and really took the stress and pressure off of a stressful event! Keighley handled our planning and all communication was excellent and no request was too much. would definitely recommend!

Luke and Alexandra

Hi Keighley Thank you so much; we are just back from our honeymoon and back to reality! I just wanted to say a massive thank you to all of the Milsoms team for your work not only on the wedding day but over the last year or so of planning. I decided on a Milsoms wedding as I have attended many events at the various Milsoms over the years, mainly work related, and have always been so impressed with the service and quality of the food. This could not have been truer for our wedding. Communication during the planning stages and especially in the run up to the wedding day has always been incredibly efficient and the service from the staff on the day was fantastic. A particular mention to the on the day co-ordinator (I believe her name was Emma?) – she was absolutely fantastic; very professional and kept everything running to time etc! I will definitely be recommending Talbooth Restaurant to people for a wedding! We have had so many fantastic comments on the venue and the wedding breakfast – many people have told us it was the best food they have ever had at a wedding, so thank you to all your team for that! Once again, thank you for the most special day – if only we could do it all again! I have attached a few pictures we have had back from the photographer ???? Best wishes, A

Anna and Cameron

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