Jo & Rick’s Wedding at the Mill House Hotel, Kingham

Having photographed Jo & Rick and their family last summer I was so happy when they told me they were getting married and asked me to photograph their wedding.  It was a local wedding for me in the beautiful village of Kingham in the Cotswolds at the Mill House Hotel.  I was only there for post ceremony photos and for just a couple hours so the time flew by very quickly.  I had been with my own family and friends at the Hook Norton Beer Festival beforehand and was lucky enough to be able to fit in their wedding and go back to my family for the rest of the day.  The atmosphere at the Mill House was so lovely.  Having 4 children of their own and lots of extended family and friends there, you could tell everyone knew each other so well.  They were all so relaxed and were thoroughly enjoying being with each other and celebrating Jo & Rick’s marriage.  I couldnt help be get caught up in the positive vibe of the day.


I hope you all enjoy having a look through their photos.  For any guests, all of the photos are available to view here.  Please get in touch if you need the password.



About the Mill House Hotel, Kingham: Website


Privately owned by local family, Paul & Maria Drinkwater, The Mill House Hotel is a 21 bedroom hotel set in 10 acres of stunning riverside gardens. With a recently refurbished fine dining restaurant and bar, it is the perfect place to choose for a relaxing stay in the Cotswolds.

Some History about the Mill

The Mill House was originally a water-powered flour mill, dating back to the 11th Century, and was recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086. However, the flagstones in Reception are the last survivors of the original Mill.

In the 16th Century the Mill was owned by New College, Oxford then it was rebuilt in 1770 – the original fireplace and bread ovens for proving the dough are now features in our residents lounge area. By 1847, milling was being supplemented by the sale of beer, and so the Mill effectively became part flour mill and part alehouse.

By the late 19th Century, the flour mill was no longer operational and evolved into the Kingham Village Inn. Further conversion in the mid 1980’s resulted in the present-day hotel with 21 bedrooms.


The Mill House Hotel is the perfect location for your Cotswold Wedding. Whether you are looking for a venue to hold a civil ceremony or just a reception, then we are the perfect place.

Brief information about weddings at the Mill House:

The Ceremony

The hotel has special dispensation to hold civil ceremonies and civil partnership ceremonies in The Mill Brook Room. We are licensed for up to 80 guests for the ceremony.

If you wish to marry at the Mill House, you will need the attendance of a Superintendent Registrar of the District to register the marriage.

The Wedding Breakfast

For the Wedding Breakfast our restaurant can seat up to 80 guests, for numbers exceeding this, our beautiful grounds are the perfect location for a marquee banquet. Our Our Head Chef, Matt Dare will be happy to have a run through meeting with you to discuss your individual choices but for an example of the style of cuisine we offer, please click on this link: Sample Menu

Marquee Receptions

For larger amounts of guests, Marquee hire is available with very preferential rates using our recommended supplier, Four Shires Marquees. Click here to visit their website.


There are several options concerning music for the ceremony and reception, from a string quartet or harpist, to simply your own selection of music. We are able to arrange a disco or live music up until midnight.

Bespoke Wedding Packages

We can offer bespoke packages for Weddings so if you have ideas for your big day that you want to run past us then please feel free to contact Maria Drinkwater 01608 658188.



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