The Lion Hotel provides the perfect Shrewsbury wedding venue. The historic setting houses 2 magnificently decorated banqueting suites, boasting original Elizabethan era features from domed and patterned ceilings to arched windows and ornate fireplaces. Our wedding specialists are on hand to offer expert assistance, whether you choose one of our wedding packages or custom design your dream wedding for up to 200 guests.

Book a virtual show round with our wedding experts! You’ll get to see our stunning wedding venue and explore our grounds from the comfort of your home. Simply email our team and we’ll be happy to arrange a session.

Wedding packages

Plan your perfect intimate wedding in Shrewsbury

If you’ve been searching for a cosy, romantic place to say ‘I do’ with your partner, The Lion Hotel Shrewsbury is the perfect location for a small, intimate wedding for up to 30 guests.

Your all-inclusive, small wedding package

Enjoy luxury and everything you could wish for as part of our affordable intimate wedding package for up to 30 guests.

From just £65 per guest, our small wedding package includes:

  • A two-night mini-moon in our bridal suite including breakfast served in your room
  • A personal table plan and place cards
  • Your very own dedicated Wedding Planner, who will be with you every step of the way
  • Red carpet on arrival and loan of our cake stand and knife
  • The services of our Master of Ceremonies
  • A private room for your civil ceremony
  • Reception with cocktails and canapés (this can be held outside, weather permitting)
  • Three-course wedding breakfast (with a selection of options) with coffee and hot drinks
  • Half a bottle of selected wine per guest
  • A glass of Prosecco per guest to toast the happy couple
  • Dessert served to the bride and groom by our chef
  • Wedding photo opportunities are also available

Your guests can also enjoy a comfortable stay in our hotel bedrooms and on-site dining and parking.

Customise your wedding package

Make your wedding package even more special and personal to you and your partner with our add-ons:

  • Locally sourced breakfast hamper for two, delivered to you
  • A large table for your guests (please note that this is subject to government guidelines)
  • Central flower arrangement
  • Chair covers
  • Replace your Prosecco toast with a unique Prosecco tower which your guests can toast you with
  • Enjoy an afternoon tea with your loved ones at our hotel
  • Celebrate your big day with a hen party or hold a larger celebration for your loved ones at a later date (please note we can only hold these events in line with the government’s guidelines)

Speak to our team for more information on prices and availability.

Explore our hotel with a virtual show round

Experience our stunning wedding venue in Shrewsbury from the comfort of your home when you request a virtual tour! From our wedding suites to our bedrooms, dining areas and more you can explore as much of our hotel as you wish and start visualising your dream wedding.

Simply contact our friendly wedding experts and we’ll arrange a virtual tour at the most convenient time for you and your partner.

Contact our wedding experts

Whether you’d like to find out more about planning your wedding at our hotel or you’d like to book our intimate wedding package, contact our wedding experts on or call 01743 353 107.

Terms and conditions. Our hotel can accommodate guests in line with the government’s Covid-19 guidelines. A minimum number of 20 guests, supplements may apply for party sizes below 25.

  • Close up of a flower arrangement prepared for a wedding ceremony at mercure hotels

Wedding package highlights

  • Civil ceremony
  • Cake stand
  • Arrival drinks
  • 3 course wedding breakfast with glass of wine
  • Glass of sparkling wine to toast
  • 1 item from evening buffet menu
  • Complimentary stay in Executive Double Room

£2000 based on 50 day guests and 50 evening guests

Wedding package highlights

  • Civil ceremony
  • Red carpet
  • Cake stand
  • Chair covers
  • Arrival drink
  • 3 course wedding breakfast with 2 glasses of wine
  • Glass of sparkling wine to toast
  • 6 items from evening buffet menu
  • Complimentary stay in the Dickens Suite

£3000 based on 50 day guests and 80 evening guests

  • Close up of a flower arrangement prepared for a wedding ceremony at mercure hotels
  • White wedding bouquet in the background with chairs in foreground arranged in rows and dressed with ribbons
  • Birds eye view of The Adam Ballroom including 2 grand chandeliers

Wedding package highlights

  • Civil ceremony
  • Red carpet
  • Chair covers & sash
  • Centre pieces
  • Cake stand
  • Arrival drink
  • 3 items from canape menu
  • 3 course wedding breakfast with 2 glasses of wine
  • Glass of champagne to toast
  • 8 items from evening buffet menu
  • Complimentary DJ
  • Complimentary stay in the Bridal Suite
  • Complimentary 1st Year anniversary stay with breakfast & dinner

£4500 based on 50 day guests & 80 evening guests

  • A friend helps the groom to attach his button hole ready for his wedding day at mercure gloucester bowden hall hotel

Wedding package highlights

  • Civil Ceremony from 4pm onwards
  • Arrival drink
  • Full afternoon tea
  • Complimentary cake stand
  • 6 items from evening buffet menu
  • DJ
  • Complimentary stay in Executive Double Room


  • Birds eye view of The Adam Ballroom including 2 grand chandeliers
  • Bride places a ring on her groom's finger

Last-minute wedding venue in Shrewsbury  

Whether you’re planning a spontaneous wedding or you simply can’t wait to start married life with your partner, The Lion Hotel Shrewsbury offers a beautiful setting for your wedding day.

Our team is experienced in planning last-minute and off-peak weddings of all sizes for happy couples, allowing you to enjoy your special day with loved ones.

Why choose us for your wedding?

It’s your special day, and our wedding expert is ready to help you plan an unforgettable wedding:

  • We have a variety of last-minute wedding dates available throughout the year including in the off-peak wedding season – ask us for more details!
  • Choose from our spacious, luxurious rooms for your wedding – whether you’re dreaming of a big, beautiful ceremony or a smaller, more intimate celebration we can create the perfect space for you
  • We have a range of wedding packages tailored to suit every couples’ budget (speak to our wedding planner to check availability)
  • Our wedding planner will work with you and your partner to bring your vision to life, tailoring your wedding package to your unique style
  • Enjoy staying in our comfy hotel rooms which your guests are welcome to stay in (please note that this is subject to the government’s guidelines)

Book a free virtual show round 

You can book a free virtual show round with our wedding planner, where you can explore our beautiful hotel from the comfort of your home! Get in touch with us and we’ll schedule a date that’s convenient for you.

Contact our wedding planner

To find out more about booking a last-minute wedding with us or to check availability, contact our expert wedding planner on or 01743 353 107.

Wedding FAQs 

Your wedding is one of the most special and exciting days of your life and our hotel is here to ensure you can have the wedding you and your partner have dreamed of! 

If you had a wedding booked for 2021 that couldn’t go ahead and have questions on what happens next, take a look at our Covid wedding FAQs below and contact our friendly wedding experts to find out more.  

What Covid-19 safety measures are in place for weddings at the hotel? 

Our hotel has enhanced Covid health and safety measures in place for all our guests and staff.

Our teams will also take extra care to ensure your wedding at our hotel is as safe and enjoyable as possible.  

Will we lose our original deposit for any wedding bookings that need to move into 2022 or be cancelled? 

If you’d like to move your wedding to 2022, you won’t lose your deposit! Simply speak to our team to pick your wedding date and they will arrange this for you, subject to availability.  

Please note that if you need to cancel your wedding our hotel will be retaining the deposit.  

Will our overall wedding price increase? 

We are freezing our current wedding package prices until end of 2021.  

However, if you’d like to change the day of your wedding or the season it takes place in, this would be subject to a price review and we will discuss this further with you. Weddings moving to 2022 are subject to a price increase. 

Will the bedroom allocation or price remain constant with our date move? 

Yes, any bedrooms booked directly with our hotel as part your wedding will be moved to the new 2021 date as per the original booking rates and number of rooms (subject to availability). Bookings moving to 2022 are subject to a price increase. 

Any bookings made via a third party will be subject to their terms and conditions. 

We have booked our bedrooms via, or other online third parties, and our rate is non-refundable. Can we get a refund? 

These bookings will be subject to the terms and conditions of the third-party website that they were booked with. Please contact them directly for more information.  

Will my wedding payment terms still be the same? 

Your payment terms will improve! We are now asking for your 50% payment only 6 weeks before your big day and the final balance 14 days in advance of your wedding date.   

Terms and conditions at the time of booking will apply to weddings taking place after 30th November 2021.  

Will our wedding food or drinks menu change? 

At this point, we don’t anticipate any changes in our menus, however, if there are any changes we will notify you as soon as possible. 

Should we start thinking of postponing our wedding? 

We can only advise guests to follow the most recent version of the government’s Covid guidelines. However, we are happy to discuss your wedding at any time and give you the opportunity to discuss other options if you would like to make any changes. 

What will happen if we cancel our wedding? 

If you have any concerns about your wedding date, please contact our team to discuss this further. We’re happy to work with all our couples to find a solution if possible, and deliver your perfect wedding day! 

We have contacted our registrar/church, but they have not come back to us yet. Can you hold the date for us until we have an answer? 

Yes! We will provisionally hold the date for 7 days. At this stage, you’ll then need to let us know whether you’d like to keep the date or work with you to find a new date. 

Will all my wedding payments be moved across to my new date? 

Yes, absolutely! All payments will be moved to your new date. 

My wedding guest numbers are going to decrease as a few of my guests will not be able to make it. Can we amend or reduce our package? 

Wedding guest numbers will need to comply with any government guidelines in place at the time. However, we will allow guest numbers to be reduced by 10% for any weddings taking place in 2021 if you need to change this.