Traditional, Rustic, Casual
Hotel, Historic, Restaurant, Barn, Pub, Outdoor Space
Indoor civil ceremony
Yes, 43 bedrooms
Honeymoon suite only
Cheque, Cash, Credit Card, Bank Transfer, PayPal
The Talbot, not just a charming coaching inn, but a piece of history and your perfect wedding venue. Our dedicated experienced wedding team are on hand to ensure you have your perfect menu, your perfect venue and your perfect day.
The Talbot, Ripley, is one of Britain’s finest historic coaching inns and has recently been renovated to an exceptional standard. Successfully combining its original features with a spectacular, contemporary new look, this outstanding 15th century inn now offers sensational food, stylish bedrooms and stunning events space perfect for smaller, more intimate weddings up to 150 guests. With its quirky characteristics, original oak beams and inglenook fireplaces, the Talbot Inn truly sends you back to an age of sophisticated romance. For centuries, this traditional coaching inn has played its part in history and is said to have provided the stage for Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton’s love affair to blossom in 1798, making it a wonderful choice for wedding ceremonies and receptions.
At The Talbot we believe your special day should be as unique as you are, which is why we don’t have a set package, our menu’s and drinks packages mean that you can tailor make your wedding according to your taste and budget.
Open Days + Upcoming Events
Kristina, Russell and the entire team were fantastic! Given we had so long to plan our wedding we knew exactly what we wanted - nothing was too much to ask of the team and they were so helpful in offering suggestions for the day and recommending suppliers as well as generally going above and beyond at any opportunity.
In the run up to the and on the day itself we knew we were always in safe hands with The Talbot team!
We had the most perfect day and our wedding was nothing short of amazing thanks to the team at the Talbot. Several guests commented it was the best food they'd ever had at a wedding and commented how great the venue and staff were too. Huge thanks to all at The Talbot for making our dream wedding a reality!
When we met Krystyna last May 2017 we both knew we had found a gem of a location, that fitted exactly what we had in mind for our wedding. It is a beautiful and historic building full of character, intimacy and charm. A location that is quaint and rural yet easily accessible by road and rail for our planned guests, with ample parking and accommodation so that we and our party could seamlessly join our whole day together in one venue. And what a chameleon venue it is, intimate and precious in space, somehow so easily able to generously house our 60+ day guests and 40+ evening guests - plus our fantastic harpist for the ceremony.
We simply cannot praise you all enough. Especially praise goes to Krystyna for the understanding and sensitivity she showed when, only days after we had initially met her, we were hit by the sudden decline in health, and subsequent loss of Mark’s dear father. Krystyna did not hound us, or force us into uncompromising decisions at this emotional time - but instead, gave us the much needed time and space to come to her when we were finally ready. Something we much appreciated. And when we were ready, we aimed to turn that sadness into a way or celebrating Marks father and still having him involved in the day, by choosing his birthday as the date to celebrate our marriage, and Krystyna sprang into action. And I must add, it was (as we can only now appreciate), quite a tight deadline to fit all the usual wedding arrangements into the five remaining months we had in which to organise everything for our late November wedding.
But through it all, was the calm, gentle and assured guidance of Krystyna, helping to pull us through these times, and bring us to what can only be described as the most joyous, delicious and precious day we could ever have hoped for. I have never felt more beautiful, more loved, and more pampered. Everyone involved in our day added a special sparkle, but the gem in the crown was certainly the fabulous Krystyna, Russell and the team of the Talbot.
Russell was, it must be said, the most admirably competent and engaging master of ceremonies and daytime organising absolute whiz. Many of our guests commented on his good humour and ‘nothing-was-too-difficult’attitude; especially needed when he had so many guests to encourage gently - yet promptly - from one location to another, and make himself miraculously both heard and yet not seen. And to attend to the changeable culinary requirements of my early teen bridesmaids; one of which had literally just decided to become a vegetarian without appreciating what that entailed. The rest of the team were equally attentive, kind, willing to please and genuine people - every woman and man involved in our stay with the Talbot, from reception, bar staff, room service, the chef and kitchen team, waitering staff etc, all made the event very special indeed.
Embarking upon a journey at the Talbot for the most spectacular and memorable day of our lives, with staff who anticipated our every need, and that of our guests. It felt remarkable unique, for a venue which holds many weddings within its grounds. Amazingly special, intimate and highly spontaneous. We both felt carried along on a cloud of confidence and love. Your guidance and care to detail, meant that day will live in the memories of all our nearest and dearest for many years to come. You all began our married lives as Mr and Mrs Harrington, and we will never forget it. Thank you is simply not enough.
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