About Queen Bee Bridal Oxfordshire

Kate Norris – Owner

I just love all things wedding and creative! Having run my own wedding planning business in the past, had a very grown up job in B2B event management and guest speaker hosting, and most recently freelancing my floral skills to a highly respected local florist….my heart has finally taken over and a 20 year dream to open a bridal boutique is born. My first priority is that every bride, including whichever family and friends she brings along, has a fun, relaxing and magical experience with us.


Mapledurham House is a beautiful Elizabethan privately owned stately home located on the banks of the Thames with it’s very own working water mill. The house and surrounding village have been used for filming such as the 1976 The Eagle Has Landed and also for several television series, including Midsomer Murders.
It is also reputed to have been the inspiration for E. H. Shepard’s illustrations of Toad Hall for Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows, although this is also claimed by several other beautiful local country houses! Poop-Poop!

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