ABOUT WOODLAND MANOR HOTEL

ABOUT WOODLAND MANOR HOTEL

ABOUT US

ABOUT US

Located in the heart of the Bedfordshire countryside and surrounded by acres of scenic woodland garden, the picture-perfect venue creates a scenic backdrop for any event. From weddings to rural weekends away, our beautiful venue is available year-round for exclusive hire.

We specialise in organising tailored events and take great care to understand the individual needs of our guests. We are very proud of the extremely high standard of service that we offer, with our friendly and professional staff providing attentive yet unobtrusive assistance.

The secluded setting of Woodland Manor Hotel belies its excellent accessibility. We have great links to many major cities, including Cambridge, London and Oxford. Located just two miles from Bedford town centre and the well-connected local train station. We are easy to reach via the A1 and M1, and have free parking on-site for some 120 guests.

OUR RICH HISTORY

OUR RICH HISTORY

The story of Woodland Manor, can be traced back to 1812, when the 23 acre lot on which our tranquil venue now resides came up for auction, along with a cottage and carpenters lodge. At the time of the sale, the lot description insightfully suggested that the estate, then simply known as the Woodlands, had “the capability of being made into a highly ornamental and picturesque residence"

Attracted by the "extensive views and rich quality" of the land, as well as extremely reasonable parish rates, former Mayor of Bedford John Thomas Dawson purchased the lot. Here, he built the original Woodland mansion four years later. Having lived in the property for several years, John Thomas Dawson passed away in 1850, leaving his eldest son, the Reverend John Frederick Dawson, to inherit the estate...

MEET THE OWNER

MEET THE OWNER
Raj-and-Neera-Regmi

Raj, the owner of Woodland Manor Hotel has vast industry experience and a huge passion for running hospitality and event venues. He won Peterborough Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2017 and has previously managed the Serpentine Bar & Kitchen in Hyde Park and the café at the historic Chiswick House. In addition to Woodland Manor Hotel, he currently runs Lakeside Kitchen and Bar, Ferry Meadows Cafe, Sherwood Pines Cafe, Lincoln Cathedral Cafe, Delamere Forest Cafe and Emberton Park Cafe