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: Crowcombe Court, Taunton

Crowcombe Court, Taunton

Set at the foot of the Quantock Hills is wedding venue Crowcombe Court. With its lake, hydrangea beds, kitchen garden, lawns and wild woodland, the venue provides plenty of stunning backdrops for photographs. The magnificent Grade I listed squire's mansion was built in English Baroque style in the 1730s from amber-coloured bricks with Bath Stone pilasters and frontispiece. Once inside, visitors find sumptuous interiors and 11 superb rooms with king-size beds, Edwardian furniture and luxurious en suites.


Wedding Venue Inspiration: Gants Mill, Bruton

Gants Mill, Bruton

Nestled in a secluded position in the valley of the River Brue, wedding venue Gants Mill is home to waterfalls, streams and picturesque gardens, as well as a 1,000-year-old working watermill. Couples benefit from exclusive use of the secluded 50-acre river valley. Its idyllic floral gardens provide a burst of colour throughout its April-to-October wedding season, and parties have access to the mill, with a guided tour for guests included as part of the day.


Wedding Venue Inspiration: Priston Mill, Priston

Priston Mill, Priston

With two picturesque wedding venues on site, guests approach Priston Mill past the herb garden and farmhouse on the left and the water wheel to the right. Just six miles from Bath, it's surrounded by green fields and a flowing brook. The Watermill covers three floors and stands proud in the centre of stunning gardens beside the mill pond. Blue shutters and climbing roses evoke a French feel, while The Tythe Barn is nestled in serene English country gardens. The interiors are full of rustic charm, with original features, soft lighting and cosy furniture complementing the exposed stone and brick.


Wedding Venue Inspiration: The Clifton Club, Bristol

The Clifton Club, Bristol

Nestled in the heart of Clifton village, a stone's throw from the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge, wedding venue The Clifton Club boasts views over the beautiful Mall Gardens. Occupying a historical landmark, the building features an impressive columned façade standing proud above the street. Its classic Regency décor gives a nod to a rich 200-year history, with a host of romantic and luxurious touches. Think extravagant chandeliers, marble columns and grand domed glass ceilings. Visitors will also enjoy the snooker room, art collection and the quirky weighing machine with members' records dating back to 1832.


Wedding Venue Inspiration: The Longhouse, Bruton

The Longhouse, Bruton

The Longhouse is a beautiful, environmentally friendly wedding venue with large windows, French doors and a balcony to make the most of the views across the Brue Valley. The blank-canvas space offers simple white interiors with accents of soft sage green and wooden floors. Although the space is large, it retains a warm and welcoming ambience, with a log burner available for use in winter. Softly clad in silver larch and set high in the landscape, it gives the feeling of floating among the trees, looking out across the picturesque Somerset countryside and abundant gardens.


Wedding Venue Inspiration: Wick Farm, Bath

Wick Farm, Bath

Set on a Medieval farm, this wedding venue has the sweet smell of roses and lavender hanging in the air. Hazel arches decked in twinkling lights overlook the pretty duck pond and fields beyond. There are endless picture-perfect spots from the ancient haybarn and the enclosed garden to the lovely dry stone walls. There's also 37 acres of stunning farmland with the Westbury White Horse in the background.


Wedding Venue Inspiration: Old Bridge, South Petherton

Old Bridge, South Petherton

Old Bridge, and its beautiful wedding marquee, is set in two acres of mature gardens and woods. Built in the local honey-coloured hamstone, the Elizabethan manor is a wonderful big-day backdrop. Inside, couples will find a traditional ambience through its portraits, shields and large inglenook fireplace.


Wedding Venue Inspiration: Bailbrook House Hotel, Bath

Bailbrook House Hotel, Bath

Set on a hillside and reached via a tree-lined drive, wedding venue Bailbrook House Hotel overlooks the glorious landscapes of Bath and the Avon Valley. Its idyllic gardens provide endless photo opportunities, with its lover's seat a particular favourite. A warm welcome awaits inside this handsome Georgian mansion, and visitors will find wonderful period features from intricate stonework and carved pillars to sash windows and grand fireplaces.


Wedding Venue Inspiration: St Audries Park, Taunton

St Audries Park, Taunton

Spanning more than 100 acres in the rolling Quantock Hills, wedding venue St Audries Park estate boasts an elevated position with fabulous coastal views. The deer park and lake are serene settings, and the immaculate grounds feature neatly striped grass and a manicured croquet lawn. The building provides an impressive backdrop for weddings, with towers, turrets, huge stained-glass windows and its Victorian-style Orangery. Inside, there are endless period features to enjoy in splendid surroundings.


Wedding Venue Inspiration: The Crossways Inn, Wells

The Crossways Inn, Wells

This wedding venue is found in the heart of Somerset, near Wells and Glastonbury, The Crossways Inn boasts a tranquil setting in the small village of North Wootton, with unspoilt views of Glastonbury Tor.


Wedding Venue Inspiration: Yarlington Barn, Lympsham

Yarlington Barn, Lympsham

In the heart of rural Somerset, Yarlington Barn is a family-run wedding venue set on a cider farm. Nestled among apple orchards, woodland and lakes, the large outside terrace offers stunning vistas of the picturesque waterside setting. The grounds and rose-clad gazebo provide breathtaking year-round photo opportunities, whether in the frost of winter or the vibrant colours of summer.


Wedding Venue Inspiration: Dillington House, Ilminster

Dillington House, Ilminster

Wedding venue Dillington House offers an exquisite backdrop for celebrations. With its romantic gardens, patios and surrounding woodland, this dreamy manor house is fit for the most elegant of weddings. Constructed from the local mellow-toned hamstone, its fairytale architecture echoes Downton Abbey. The inside is equally spectacular with an array of spaces to suit all tastes. Due to undergo a facelift, the building has 16 stunning bedrooms with magnificent countryside views.


Wedding Venue Inspiration: Roman Baths & Pump Room, Bath

Roman Baths & Pump Room, Bath

Situated in the heart of Bath's World Heritage Site, the Roman Baths & Pump Room is 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 and is a picture-perfect wedding venue in the city centre.


Wedding Venue Inspiration: Maunsel House, Taunton

Maunsel House, Taunton

Wedding venue Maunsel House is found in 100 acres of grounds including stunning gardens, orchards and lakes. The venue is hidden away behind a driveway of chestnut trees and is surrounded by quintessentially English country gardens, which include a pergola and bandstand, walled garden and Victorian kitchen and herb garden. Visitors will love seeing the resident peacocks, Shetland ponies and other creatures roaming free.


Wedding Venue Inspiration: The Bishop’s Palace & Gardens, Wells

The Bishop’s Palace & Gardens, Wells

Hidden within ancient ramparts and protected by a moat, 14 acres of tranquil, Grade II listed gardens await visitors to this stunning wedding venue. With herbaceous borders, pretty pools and the scent of roses in the air, there are endless photo opportunities against the backdrop of the cathedral. In 2016, the gardens were awarded RHS Partner Garden status.


Wedding Venue Inspiration: The Royal Hotel, Avon

The Royal Hotel, Avon

This charismatic Georgian hotel wedding venue is centrally located in the seaside town of Weston-super-Mare and has been a familiar sight there since 1810. Set within its own private grounds, it boasts superb views of the promenade, pier and Welsh coast and is a short walk from the town's attractions. Inside, the hotel is luxuriously appointed with neutral décor that can be dressed to suit any taste.


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