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’.
‘Your Day, Your Way’ is our simple philosophy for every wedding that we look after at Combe House Hotel. So whether you are having a small intimate affair for just a few or a celebration for many our team of experienced staff and dedicated wedding planners take pride in ensuring that your day goes exactly as you desire.
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.
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The Royal Crescent Hotel and Spa offers an iconic one-of-a-kind destination for a wedding ceremony and reception. Its location in the centre of the historic Royal Crescent in beautiful Bath ensures plenty of photo opportunities, and its acre of hidden gardens bring all the romance and green space of a countryside wedding. In the summer, lavender lines the flagstoned pathways and roses scent the air. The hotel is known for its five-star service, and with a variety of interior and exterior event spaces to choose from you have the opportunity to make your day your own.
Posted: 27 September 2022
A comfortable home with a traditional farmhouse feel, Batch Country House boasts cosy lounge areas and ample space. An exclusive-use venue it only hosts one wedding per day. The venue's beautiful, award- winning landscaped gardens overlook the Mendip Hills, and 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: 20 September 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: 13 September 2022
Orchardleigh is a family-owned country estate boasting a 19th-century stately home, 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: 6 September 2022
The Good Spa Guide recently announced its 2022 award winners, celebrating the best in spa excellence across the UK, and we're delighted to report that local lovely Aztec Hotel and Spa Bristol bagged the accolade for Best Boutique Spa!
Whether it's a special break with your bride tribe or a much-needed wedding de-stress with your intended, Aztec Hotel and Spa is a great spot in Bristol for some R&R, particularly with the new addition of the Relax Lounge.
A sophisticated, dedicated space for relaxation post-treatment, the Relax Lounge complete with pretty garden views is spacious and boasts a modern colour palette of muted grey and white tones, with luxurious wood flooring flowing into a carpeted seating area of sofas, club chairs and tables. All four treatment rooms have been recently refurbished too.
Posted: 1 September 2022
Bath Racecourse, set in the hills just outside Bath city centre, burst onto the scene as one of the area's most impressive wedding venues following its 2016 multi-million-pound redevelopment. With a dedicated team and trusted suppliers, you're assured that you'll have everything you need to turn your big-day dreams into a reality. Standing proudly amongst beautiful grounds, the Racecourse offers a tranquil location with plenty of picturesque backdrops for those all-important photos.
The Royal Crescent is an elegantly decorated space, the perfect complement to any colour palette you may choose.
Posted: 30 August 2022
Somerset's hidden Medieval gem, The Oakhouse Hotel is nestled in the historical town of Axbridge, Somerset at the foot of the Mendip Hills. Located just 45 minutes from Bristol and Taunton to the South and 15 minutes from Weston-Super-Mare it's easily accessible for guests wherever they're travelling from. A delightfully charming, classic English inn, The Oakhouse bursts with rustic elegance, ideal for any style of celebration. It can offer exclusive use, whereby the entire hotel with 10 en-suite bedrooms become private for your use for 24 hours – you and your guests can feel right at home as you access access to all areas. The Courthouse Gardens offer an endless spectrum of possibility allowing you to incorporate and enjoy this delightful outside space into your big day drinks reception, photographs and daytime marquee reception.
Posted: 23 August 2022
Berwick Lodge is an imposing red-brick Victorian manor house, which offers you a first glimpse from the end of the tree- and lantern-lined driveway. The interior has everything you'd expect from a lodge, including open fires and wood panelling, but with an East-meets-West twist on the design. Set in 18 acres of beautiful gardens and woodland, Berwick boasts views that reach across to Wales. The grounds feature a wealth of photogenic elements such as a walkway to Aphrodite's Dome, ornate fountains, an orchard and a summer house. Keeping the gardens looking fabulous is an ongoing project, managed by head gardener, Robert Dunster, who previously tended the grounds at Highgrove.
Posted: 16 August 2022
Andrew Swann has been appointed executive chef at The Castle at Taunton in Somerset, returning to where he started his career more than 20 years ago. As part of his role, Swann will be responsible for the food and beverage offer across the award-winning hotel, including its 70-cover Brazz Restaurant, as well as its 44 rooms and suites. He initially joined the business in 2000 as a 17-year-old commis chef, and has since worked in some of the UK's top hotels and restaurants including Michelin-starred Zafferano and L'Escargot, as well as The Savoy. Most recently, he was head chef at Luciano's by Luciano Pierre White in Dorchester. A classically-trained chef, his cooking style focuses on using seasonal produce, sourced locally.
Posted: 11 August 2022
The Crossways is an AA 5-Star rated inn located close to the city of Wells. The hotel offers 26 deluxe bedrooms, an AA Rosette-awarded restaurant and a range of function rooms with outside terraces. It's surrounded by beautiful Somerset countryside with rooftop terraces providing unrivalled views towards the world-famous Glastonbury Tor. You have three options for your ceremony here. The King Arthur Suite is an intimate space with easy access to other areas and can host 80 of your nearest and dearest. The Tor View Suite can accommodate the same number and opens out onto the outside terrace from which you can enjoy stunning views across to Glastonbury Tor. The largest area is the combined Tor View Suite with extension, allowing it to increase its capacity to 110.
Posted: 9 August 2022