Venue inspiration from Your Bristol and Somerset Wedding

Deciding on your ideal wedding venue is an key part of your wedding planning.

There is a huge choice of different venue types in Bristol and Somerset including hotels, barns, country manor houses, romantic castles as well as chic city and town centre locations.

Check out these stunning wedding venues and those further afield in our listings below.

Wedding Venue Inspiration: Brunel’s SS Great Britain, Bristol

Brunel’s SS Great Britain, Bristol

Set in the city's historic dockyard, wedding venue the SS Great Britain cuts a striking image in Bristol's harbour. Located a short reach from the city centre, couples can arrive by boat for their special day and enjoy stunning views across the city. The ship, which was launched in 1843, has been restored to its former glory, with gold trim and celebratory signal flags depicting the grandeur of her launch. As the world's first great ocean liner, the interior reflects the luxury of first-class travel.

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Wedding Venue Inspiration: Tracy Park Hotel & Country Club, Bristol

Tracy Park Hotel & Country Club, Bristol

On the outskirts of Bath, in the heart of 240 acres of lake-dotted parkland and two championship golf courses, is this Grade II listed stately home wedding venue. The hotel provides a stunning setting for big-day celebrations with its contemporary reception elegantly entwined with the individually designed 19th-century accommodation blocks and Grade II listed manor house. The superior converted stables were inspiration for Anna Sewell's book Black Beauty.

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Wedding Venue Inspiration: North Cadbury Court, Yeovil

North Cadbury Court, Yeovil

Set in its own 1,500-acre estate, this exclusive-use wedding venue is surrounded by sweeping lawns, parkland, lakes, woodland, tennis courts, walled gardens and incredible views. Visitors first glimpse the breathtaking building down a tree-lined driveway. Inside, the Grade I listed country house exudes a homely feel. Restored to a five-star luxury standard, there's a spa wing, casino, disco and the incredible Balcony Room – a spacious suite with room for the whole bridal party to get ready in. The venue also has a real sense of fun, showcased by the rooftop golf tee and putting green. There's even a mini lift to bring your drink up to you!

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Wedding Venue Inspiration: Berwick Lodge, Bristol

Berwick Lodge, Bristol

Berwick Lodge offers a grand location for big-day celebrations, with its 18 acres of woodland and views across to Wales. The stunning gardens, managed by former royal gardener Robert Dunster, boast ornate fountains, a marble gazebo, an orchard and a summerhouse. The imposing red-brick Victorian manor is first glimpsed at the end of a tree- and lantern-lined driveway. Guests step inside to find the interior has an east-meets-west feel, with sumptuous oversized sofas, crystal chandeliers and open fires bringing a luxurious touch to this homely venue. Visitors climb the sweeping staircase to find 14 individually designed bedrooms.

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Wedding Venue Inspiration: Orchardleigh Estate, Frome

Orchardleigh Estate, Frome

Nestled among 5,000 acres of parkland and lakes, Orchardleigh is a family-owned estate just 10 miles from Bath. It boasts a 19th-century stately home wedding venue, a romantic island church, an 18-hole golf course and plenty of gorgeous accommodation. The house and grounds can be hired exclusively for weddings, and the expansive gardens and vistas provide endless photo opportunities.

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Wedding Venue Inspiration: Ston Easton Park Hotel, Bath

Ston Easton Park Hotel, Bath

Situated within 36 acres of its own private parkland, wedding venue Ston Easton Park is a beautiful, honey-coloured Grade I listed Palladian country house with lavish examples of decorative and architectural features of the time. In the gardens surrounding the house, there's an abundance of photo opportunities, including forgotten paths, grottos and an ancient stone bridge, all designed by landscape architect Humphry Repton. Inside the house, visitors find a sweeping staircase and chandelier, followed by rooms adorned with antique furniture and fine art.

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Wedding Venue Inspiration: Hestercombe Gardens, Taunton

Hestercombe Gardens, Taunton

The happy couple can enjoy a choice of historic wedding venues within 50 acres of lovingly restored gardens, featuring lakes, light-dappled pathways and stunning views of the Blackdown Hills, Taunton. The idyllic scenery is tended by a team of skilled gardeners all year round.

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Wedding Venue Inspiration: Dunster Tithe Barn, Minehead

Dunster Tithe Barn, Minehead

The charming village of Dunster is surrounded by the wilds of Exmoor and Dunster Beach to the north – at its heart is this rustic Medieval tithe barn wedding venue. The venue's walled garden is perfect for champagne and canapés, and couples will find plenty of picture-perfect spots all overlooked by the castle, church, a dovecote and folly tower.

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Wedding Venue Inspiration: Arnos Vale. Bristol

Arnos Vale. Bristol

Found in 45 acres of stunning woodland habitat, this idyllic wedding venue retreat offers a one-of-a-kind setting in the heart of the city. The Victorian Garden Cemetery was designed in the style of an ancient Greek necropolis. Surrounded by abundant trees and plants, it offers a quirky backdrop for photos.

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Wedding Venue Inspiration: Aldwick Estate, Bristol

Aldwick Estate, Bristol

Not far from bustling Bristol is this idyllic country farm wedding venue. Panoramic views flow gently through the gardens before skimming Aldwick's verdant fields to the River Yeo at the farm's south boundary and Homefield Vineyard to the west.

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Wedding Venue Inspiration: Batch Country House, Weston-super-Mare

Batch Country House, Weston-super-Mare

Found within award-winning landscaped gardens overlooking the Mendip Hills, this scenic wedding venue setting offers endless photo opportunities alongside ponds, waterfalls and fountains. Inside, visitors find a comfortable country house with a traditional farmhouse feel. Extended over many years, the venue features a handcrafted oak bar, cosy lounge areas and ample space for couples to celebrate with their nearest and dearest.

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Wedding Venue Inspiration: Old Down Manor, Bristol

Old Down Manor, Bristol

This beautifully refurbished manor house wedding venue and its stunning grounds offer a wonderful big-day backdrop with stunning views of the Severn Bridge overlooking the Welsh countryside. There is a choice of venue on site. The Manor offers lavish interiors, a grand sweeping staircase, pretty orangery and a vaulted atrium, while The Barn is full of rustic charm.

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Wedding Venue Inspiration: Woodlands Castle, Taunton

Woodlands Castle, Taunton

Set within 12 acres of magnificent parkland with an abundance of vibrant plants, majestic trees and pretty gateways, this wedding venue is picture-perfect all year round. The light pink castellated manor house is a wonderful backdrop for weddings along with its Victorian veranda where roses trail and provide a wonderful fragrance. Step inside, and visitors find a house brimming with period features, lavish decor and even the odd suit of armour. The opulent Garden Pavilion is situated next to the house and overlooks a pond, manicured lawns and secluded woodland.

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Wedding Venue Inspiration: Leigh Court, Bristol

Leigh Court, Bristol

Shielded from the bustle of Bristol city by Leigh Woods, this honey-coloured Grade II* listed wedding venue was designed by architect Thomas Hopper for Bristol's first recorded millionaire, Sir Philip John Miles. Built in 1814 from Bath stone, its graceful Palladian architecture includes grand columns and terraces. Inside, its bold Greek-revival style is showcased through original features, a stunning floating staircase and an ornate ceiling. Sweeping lawns, which lead to fields and woodland, provide plenty of space for a marquee, a tipi or an outdoor reception.

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Wedding Venue Inspiration: The Orangery at Goldney House, Bristol

The Orangery at Goldney House, Bristol

The meticulously maintained Walled Gardens and grounds at Goldney House overlook the city and provide an oasis of calm away from the everyday buzz of Bristol for your big-day wedding venue. With a pretty rotunda, a shell grotto and various original features, guests can enjoy the serenity of this beautiful space.

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Wedding Venue Inspiration: The Radnor Rooms, Bristol

The Radnor Rooms, Bristol

This refurbished listed building is a hidden wedding venue gem in Bristol. Offering licensed premises to marry and make merry, it's an affordable, cosy and flexible space for weddings. It has fabulous original features such as chandeliers, wooden floors and a working fireplace, which blend seamlessly with its modern unstuffy approach. To seal the deal, there's an enclosed rooftop terrace with a fully staffed bar, open fireplace and covered vintage-style lounge areas.

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Wedding Venue Inspiration: The Barn at Cott Farm, Yeovil

The Barn at Cott Farm, Yeovil

With stunning views across the Somerset countryside, wedding venue The Barn at Cott Farm is nestled in informal grounds that are teeming with cottage-garden blooms. There's a large lawn for outdoor games, and over a small footbridge is the venue's camping field. The fire pit and wood-fired pizza oven make it perfect for al fresco entertaining.

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Wedding Venue Inspiration: Haselbury Mill, Crewkerne

Haselbury Mill, Crewkerne

This beautifully preserved 11th-century mill, offering views of the idyllic South Somerset countryside, is situated in 17 acres of grounds and makes for a pretty wedding venue. The pretty gardens, lakes and the graceful River Parrett meandering through the middle make Haselbury Mill a picture-perfect spot for weddings. Couples will love the vintage cars and gypsy wagons that adorn the grounds, filling the place with character.

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Wedding Venue Inspiration: Midelney Manor, Langport

Midelney Manor, Langport

This Elizabethan manor house is set in 17th-century walled gardens, which house the wonderfully quirky Potting Shed barn wedding venue. At the bottom of the garden lies the pretty Washam Woods.

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Wedding Venue Inspiration: Hamswell House, Bath

Hamswell House, Bath

In the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty stands the historic Hamswell House and its romantic 18th-century gardens. This wedding venue is a fine example of English Renaissance architecture, the stately home is located within its own private estate.

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