AN engaged couple whose wedding at an Oxfordshire pub was cancelled by its new owner are left 'speechless' after fnding out the site was bought by comedian Russell Brand.

Stephanie Wareham and her fiancé Stephen Hare were due to get married at the Crown Inn in Pishill on May 28, 2022.

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But while at their best friend’s wedding on November 1, they were told by the events coordinator that the Crown Inn had been sold to new owners who refused to take over any bookings next year.

According to the Mail Online, it was celebrity Russell Brand who bought the Grade II-listed pub.

Stephanie said: “‘Russell Brand cancelled my wedding’ is not something I ever thought I’d say. We’re over the initial shock and upset of our wedding being cancelled and have decided to just do a small registry office ceremony in Henley-on-Thames instead, but it’s quite sad that Russell has been allowed to enjoy two of his own weddings and yet he’s prevented us from having one.

Oxford Mail: Stephanie Wareham and her fiancé Stephen Hare when they got engaged on November 18, 2018Stephanie Wareham and her fiancé Stephen Hare when they got engaged on November 18, 2018

“You’d definitely think he would have the money to compensate all the devastated couples he’s let down by cancelling their weddings as a gesture of good will so I’ll wait to hear from him.”

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The couple, both 29 and from Wooburn Green in neighbouring Buckinghamshire, had only been alerted to the fact The Crown was up for sale when they came across an Oxford Mail article in June.

They were reassured that their wedding would still take place, but then let-down once they were told this would no longer be the case.

Oxford Mail: The Crown InnThe Crown Inn

The venue sent their “huge apologies” to the couple via email and refunded their £1,400 deposit, but are set to lose around £1,500 in non-refundable deposits for other wedding expenses.

Russell Brand has been contacted for comment.


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