Choosing the perfect Bristol and Somerset wedding venue is an exciting part of your wedding planning. There is a huge choice of venue types in Bristol and Somerset covering Bath, Weston Super Mare, Taunton, Yeovil, Bridgwater including hotels, barns, country manor houses, romantic castles as well as chic city and town centre locations.
Take a look at Bristol and Somerset wedding venues and those further afield in our listings below.
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The only Grade I Listed Pier in England you can still visit. An elegant and charming 150-year-old structure with stunning views across the Severn Estuary and to Wales. The delicate nature of the Pier is perfect for a romantic and intimate ceremony. What other venue can boast a quarter-of-a mile aisle?
Clevedon Pier, celebrates its 150th Birthday in 2019, and has been described as ‘the most beautiful Pier in England’, by Sir John Betjeman, and was recently listed in the Top 10 Piers in the world by The Guardian Travel.
There really is no better place to say ‘I Do’.
Old Bridge is a historical 16th Century Elizabethan manor house, located in rural south Somerset. Surrounded by two acres of enchanting wooded grounds and gardens, it is the perfect backdrop for your special occasion.
Old Bridge dates from 1580 and is built with the local, honey coloured Ham Stone. It has a wonderfully warm and unique character.
Thornbury Castle is one of the most romantic hotels in the country and offers the perfect setting for an enchanting castle wedding.
Thornbury Castle's highly experienced wedding team will help you to create a wonderful day; whether your celebrations are intimate or lavish. It is also possible to arrange exclusive use of the castle for the ultimate bespoke wedding.
Looking to say ‘I do’ in front of a backdrop of rolling waves in one of the UK’s most iconic seasides?
Situated on Weston-Super-Mare’s famous beach front, Winter Gardens is a truly unforgettable wedding venue. The stunning ballroom offers the perfect backdrop for wedding photographs, whilst our experienced wedding team can help to create the day you have always dreamt of.
A comfortable home with a traditional farmhouse feel, Batch Country House boasts cosy lounge areas and ample space. An exclusive-use venue is only hosts one wedding per day. The venue's beautiful, award-winning landscaped gardens overlook the Mendip Hills. You'll find plenty of water features dotted around including ponds, waterfalls and fountains. Plus, the outdoor photo opportunities are endless. Batch Country House is licensed for indoor and outdoor civil ceremonies. Outside, the garden gazebo is available and can seat up to 130 loved ones. Indoor ceremonies are held in the Somerset Suite with beams, minster fireplace and hand-crafted oak doors. It can seat up to 120 for the ceremony.
Posted: 28 June 2022
Aldwick Estate has been described at the perfect marriage of historical and modern: the charm of a rustic 17th-century farm happily united with the comforts and efficiency of the 21st century. The venue features two adjacent stone barns linked by the main reception, behind which lies the brick-walled Cellar Bar. The New Barn and its courtyard offer panoramic views, which flow through the gardens and skim Aldwick's fields to the River Yeo at the farm's southern boundary. From the valley rises a patchwork of distant farms and fields to the summit of the Mendip Hills. To the west, the sun sets over Homefield Vineyard, which is a standout amongst the grounds.
Posted: 21 June 2022
Set in the heart of rural Somerset on a cider farm, Yarlington Barn is a versatile, family-run venue. Surrounded by apple orchards and lakes, it also boasts a woodland backdrop complete with a gorgeous rose-clad gazebo. Whatever the time of year, whether it be the frost of winter, the apple blossom of the spring, the smell of cut grass in the summer or the colours of autumn, it's a beautiful and exclusive venue. Inside the rustic barn, exposed beams and wrought iron chandeliers add a touch of countryside magic and the unusual barrel bar reflects its heritage as a cider farm. The barn is licensed for civil ceremonies and can seat up to 80 of your nearest and dearest for the vows. The main function space, the Lakeview Room, can accommodate up to 80 for a sit-down formal wedding breakfast at round tables of eight or 10. It has a fully-stocked bar and being a cider farm it can certainly provide Somerset's favourite tipple! For evening celebration, the barn can host up to 160 loved ones for a hog roast or buffet with disco and dancing.
Posted: 20 June 2022
The National Trust is delighted that the ancient Horner Wood in Somerset, in its care, was chosen as part of a nationwide network of 70 ancient woodlands and trees to be dedicated to The Queen in celebration of her Platinum Jubilee. Fingle Woods in the Teign Valley on Dartmoor, the ancient black walnut tree at Antony near Torpoint in Cornwall, and the Tolpuddle Martyrs tree in Dorset are further South West offerings to be selected. The initiative was launched by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, who is patron of The Queen's Green Canopy, a tree-planting initiative.
Posted: 16 June 2022
Orchardleigh is a family-owned country estate boasting a 19th-century stately home, romantic island church, 18-hole golf course and plenty of luxurious accommodation. Set within 500 acres of private parkland and lakes, Orchardleigh House and its accompanying grounds will be exclusively yours for the duration of your wedding day. With expansive gardens and views across the estate and lake, the venue offers no shortage of stunning backdrops for those all-important photographs. You have the choice of four locations for your vows. Inside there's The Ballroom (up to 100 guests) and The Great Hall (up to 144 guests).
Posted: 14 June 2022
From locally-sourced ingredients and organic cuisine to cruelty-free spa products and an acre of beautiful natural gardens, The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa offers an idyllic setting for a green wedding, honeymoon or romantic retreat. Located in the heart of the 250-year-old Grade I listed Royal Crescent in the romantic city of Bath, the Hotel offers a delicious fine-dining menu comprised of locally-sourced ingredients, including herbs grown in its very own garden. The team can also create a vegan wedding breakfast menu and even has contacts at a Somerset vineyard, so you can toast your nuptials guilt-free. What's more, the Hotel boasts an acre of natural, secluded gardens, including the exquisite Wedding Garden featuring bountiful roses and lavender, which provide food for all sorts of wildlife including three rescue hedgehogs Beatrix, Jane and Daphne.
Posted: 5 May 2022
The Aldwick Estate will be opening its doors on Thursday 5th May to any and all nearlyweds to experience the Estate dressed for a gorgeous, inspiring spring wedding. Embrace the pretty palette of springtime with the barns dressed in joyful in-season blooms.Couples who are newly engaged or planning their weddings are invited to soak up this beautiful May evening, as you tour the barns, vineyards, gardens and accommodation, as well as sample the Estate's latest vintages of wine.
Posted: 22 April 2022
Dunster Tithe Barn might be ancient but it boasts all mod-cons! This vast structure with huge oak doors benefits from heated wooden and stone floors, a fully-equipped commercial kitchen, and a centrally-located bar. The venue's linhay and extensive walled gardens are ideal for champagne, canapés and garden games, and are adjoined by the bower, well and dovecote. The folly Conygar Tower and Castle loom large, and to the north are extensive views across the Bristol Channel with nostalgic sounds of the steam railway to be heard from just a short distance away.
Posted: 14 April 2022
Situated at the heart of the World Heritage Site, the Roman Baths & Pump Room is without doubt one of the most distinctive buildings in the country. The award-winning complex is steeped in history, with its origins dating back 2,000 years. A non-weather dependent venue, it's open to the elements, yet suitable for weddings as shelter is provided by the soffits of the terrace above. There are further undercover areas such as the East Baths and plunge pool, which form part of the museum by day.
Posted: 12 April 2022
My fiance and I have just started looking for our dream wedding venue, and we'd like to get married outside. What should we keep in mind before booking?
If you're thinking of an outside wedding, the first thing you'll be worried about is the weather. What if it's pouring with rain? Fear not, last minute change of plans can easily be accommodated. For example, we use our beautiful ceremony room in the Great Hall, which can seat up to 75. It also works the other way around! Earlier this year, we had a couple who were desperate to marry outside, but the weather didn't look good. Finally, the sun came out 30 minutes before the ceremony and we decided to go for it. So, do check that your venue can be flexible.
We have a great team of registrars here in Somerset and they're always accommodating so that ceremonies are happy and informal occasions. If we're outside, we generally put out a few seats for elderly and special guests, but most people are standing, which gives them a good view. Our brides can make the perfect entrance, through the gathered guests to join their spouse-to-be with the 16th-century manor house and gardens in the background. Welcome drinks can be served on the front lawn and celebrations can continue in our fabulous marquee... so what's there to stress about?
Posted: 10 March 2022