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.
With its quirky characteristics, original oak beams and inglenook fireplaces, the Talbot 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. Our Bridal Suite was once the regular bedroom chosen by Lord Nelson on his journeys from London to Portsmouth, aptly named ‘The Trafalgar’, this charming room comes complete with a 4 poster bed and bags of character! Our sun terrace overlooking the garden is the perfect place for drinks receptions, with the Wisley Room accommodating up to 80 guests for a seated wedding breakfast and up to 150 guests for an evening reception and the Surrey Barns which can host ceremonies for up to 70 seated guests, if it's an intimate day you're looking for then The Talbot will be perfect for you. The Talbot is famous for its fantastic wedding reviews and is guaranteed to add the ‘wow factor’ to your wedding!
- Grounds available for outdoor drinks receptions, BBQ's and wedding photos-included in venue hire
- 43 stylish bedrooms, including 9 original rooms in the Coaching Inn with wonderful character and original features
- The Wisley Room - Self-contained function suite for up to 150 guests
- Bridal Suite included on night of your wedding when you celebrate your whole day with us
- The Garden Room that overlooks the terrace and gardens is perfect for smaller wedding breakfasts
- The Surrey Barn - Beautiful 15th Century barn ideal for ceremonies, indoor arrival drinks, evening food & extra space.
- Licenced for civil ceremonies - from 10 - 120 guests
The Talbot is conveniently located just 2 miles from the M25 and 1 mile from the A3. It is just 10 minutes from Woking train station and just a 20 minute drive from London Heathrow.
A wonderful team of professional people who went above and beyond making our day all we wanted and more - especially in such trying times. We cannot recommend the Talbot highly enough. If we could we would love to do the whole day again!
Vanessa and Neil
Krystyna and the team at the Talbot were amazing from day one. As soon as we saw the venue and met her we knew this is where we wanted to get married, all the way through the planning process she helped with suppliers and organisation and even when covid laws meant we had to shrink our day, Krystyna was always at the end of the phone to answer our questions and made sure everything was perfect and we all had a good day!
Rebekah and Jez
The Talbot, and more importantly Krystyna, were amazing to work with. From our very first meeting with Krystyna, she was incredibly understanding and helpful and ensured we could have exactly the wedding that we wanted. And then COVID happened ... but still, throughout the entire lockdown Krystyna provided regular updates on the situation and how The Talbot were making changes in order to be compliant. We were adamant that our wedding date and getting married was the most important thing, so Krystyna helped us to adjust our plans for the day to ensure we could still go ahead. We ended up just having the ceremony at The Talbot and again, we were given amazing support to ensure that - although different - our day still went off without a hitch! In short, they went above and beyond to help us salvage our day and make sure it was the best it could possibly be. Although we have no intention of getting married again - when we next have a big celebration, and indeed if we decide to redo our reception next year, we will keep The Talbot in mind - it's a beautiful venue with a wonderful and supportive team. Thank you so much for making our dream day a reality - even within these strange times!
Kozeta and Dan
We recently got married at the Talbot and had the most amazing day. From initially meeting Krystyna we knew we would be looked after, her professionalism, organisational skill and attention to detail made us feel really at ease throughout the planning. The venue itself is beautiful and they recommended some fantastic suppliers for decorating, flowers and DJ. We had a number of family travelling to our wedding and Krystyna kindly organised us to have a rehearsal dinner the night before. Throughout our stay all of the staff were really attentive and could not have done more. Thank you for helping make our day so special!
Emma and Marc
We got married at the Talbot on the 9th November and our wedding was perfect. From the beginning we were confident it would run smoothly and Krystyna was great with helping us make sure everything we needed for the day was sorted. The staff on the day were great and kept everything running smoothly. All of our guests commented on how beautiful the venue look and how great the food was. I would recommend this venue to any engaged couples.
Jenny and Jonathan
We got married on Monday, we had a ceremony and evening celebration. Krystyna and the team on the evening could not have done more to make this such a special and memorable day for us. We had guests that had traveled far and everyone said how wonderful the hotel was.
Kirsty and John
Ben & I want to say a massive thank you to you all for such an amazing day. Everything we wanted and then some Our host for our special day was brilliant he made sure everything was perfect and all our guests were well catered for. Such a great venue, lovely staff and very accommodating to all our needs. We cant say thank you enough We are already looking forward to our next visit on our first anniversary to your lovely venue.
Chris and Ben
The team at the Talbot should be very proud of themselves - The venue is perfect for an intimate wedding with up to 60 guests. From the day we first visited the venue up to our wonderful wedding day the staff were attentive and very professional. They all made every possible effort to ensure we had a perfect wedding. Thank you all so much.
Alan and Susan
I honestly can’t thank you and the team so much for all the effort and arrangements for our wedding day. It was truly to most perfect and magical day. We couldn’t of wished it asked for anything more. Arvind was fantastic, so helpful and efficient with any requests we had throughout the day. He was always there in the background so we never had to go looking for him. Also, a I have to make a special comment for Connor. He was also fantastic and definitely deserves recognition for his hard work along with Arvind - a big gold star ?? or what ever you may do to recognise it for them! All of our guest loved the Tablot and thought it was a beautiful venue. There is honestly not one thing I would of changed. Your team are amazing and it’s all thanks to you for organising it all so well with such attention to detail. Thank you sooo much! Dean was a massive hit with everyone! The decorations team were just fabulous - both rooms looked absolutely stunning. Jody our photographer was brilliant and we were so happy we chose her. Our DJ was spot on and we loved dancing the night away! It was a very hot hot day but we all sucked it up and sweated it out. God knows how I kept going from 4am Sunday morning until 1am Monday morning but I loved every single second and would do anything to re live it all. Louise has already said to us - “can we do it again one day .... maybe you can re-new your vows sometime”. Thank you from both of us for all your hard work!
Jo and Matt
We had the most relaxed and lovely wedding day at the Talbot. The preparation and planning was made easy by Krystyna, no question was too silly! The actual day was run very smoothly by Francesco and the staff were very professional and friendly. The food was amazing, even when catering for 80 adults and children in the day, and 50 more in the evening. Guests loved the setting and the buildings. The venue allowed for flexibility in outdoor, indoor, quiet and noisy spaces. Great value for money also!
Sarah and Kelly
We had the greatest day of our lives. Beautiful location inside and out. Everything we wanted and more. Happiest day ever that we will remember our whole lives.
Kelly and Andy