Your Civil Ceremony Venue In Shropshire. Make your day even more unforgettable.

At Ye Olde Punchbowl Inn, we are delighted that we are now licensed to perform weddings and civil ceremonies from next spring.

As of March 2018, couples will be able to arrange their entire wedding, including the ceremony itself, at our historic venue.

For many betrothed couples, being able to hold their ceremony on the same picturesque premises as their wedding breakfast and reception is the icing on the wedding cake; ensuring a day that is as stress-free and straightforward as possible from taking your vows to retiring to your luxury suite.

We are proud to have been the post-wedding venue of choice for partners-to-be for more than a decade. Quality catering, faultless service and a stunning setting mean that Ye Old Punchbowl Inn is a favourite wedding venue in Shropshire and the West Midlands.

The pub  has been named Wedding Venue of the Year 2016 by, and was named as Wedding Venue of the Year 2016 by Les Routiers. We are thrilled to again be nominated as Les Routiers finalist for Wedding Venue of the Year 2017 – and have our fingers crossed for the 2017 crown.

The pub, which dates back 700 years and is surrounded by views of stunning Shropshire scenery, offers options for everyone, whatever your perfect day. Since we took on the pub in 2005, it has benefited from a complete refurbishment, both inside and out. The gardens are particularly impressive featuring a beautiful dual ornamental lake, Japanese-style bridge, gazebo and private verandah with spectacular views of the Shropshire Hills beyond; it’s an idyllic backdrop to your wedding day.

However, for winter weddings and unfortunate days when the weather is not so good, Ye Olde Punchbowl Inn offers plenty of space and character in its Ludlow Suite and large restaurant.

Years of wedding experiences have helped us establish a strong reputation in the Midlands for our innovation, excellent cuisine and professional staff. We are passionate about our fresh food and presentation, we believe the success of your wedding is in the planning and we will design a fabulous wedding package that will have style of every element.

Whether a couple opts for a civil ceremony and would like us to host the entire day, or prefers just the wedding breakfast or evening banquet with us, we can advise on every option. We are a family-run business, and we really care about making your big day special.

Located just 20 miles from Telford, and 15 miles from Wolverhampton, weddings in the heart of the Shropshire Countryside, just outside the picturesque market-town of Bridgnorth, are our speciality.

Private ‘Ludlow Suite’ function room, seating up to 150 guests, with views of the Shropshire Hills. Also including private bar with dance floor. Our famous AGA Carvery is also available for your guests along with our bespoke catering packages below.

Wedding accommodation is provided by our three new luxury suites, available for you and your wedding guests.

Civil Ceremonies Now Available For 2018! Please ask for details.

HIRE RATES 2018/19:

Ludlow suite and gardens £500
Civil ceremony on premises £500 (Not applicable if getting married at another venue)
Total exclusivity 12-5.50pm £750* (Total exclusivity is when we close our restaurant down on a lunchtime service on the proposed date for your wedding day, for the ceremony to take place in an alternative area. The fee does not include evening exclusivity. This is optional if the bride and groom want to get married inside but not the in main Ludlow Suite.)

* Subject to availability and management confirmation and approval, special terms and condition apply to this exclusivity agreement. Images/models for illustrative use only.

Wedding & Civil Ceremony Banqueting Menus*

We offer the following 5 Civil Ceremony Wedding and Banqueting Menu options:


£28.95 per head
Children £17.95 per head



£30.95 per head
Children £19.95 per head



£33.95 per head
Children £19.95 per head



£34.95 per head
Children £19.95 per head



£42.95 per head
Children £21.95 per head


*Please note these menus give you a guide, we can tailor make a menu to your liking giving you the flexibility to design your own bespoke menu prices will need to be discussed.

For more information on holding your Wedding & Civil Ceremony at the Punchbowl Inn

Please contact us on 01746 763304
Or click the link below, fill in your details on the form and our Ceremony Events Manager will contact you.



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