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.
The palace dates back to the 13th-century, and the romantic ruins of The Great Hall complement the majesty of the medieval façade and awe-inspiring setting of the gatehouse and moat. The Bishop's Private Chapel is renowned for its impressive stone tracery and high stained-glass windows.
Let's celebrate! The adjacent town hall is available for the official "I dos." Parties then head to the venue to celebrate in a choice of spaces, including the medieval Entrance Hall, the vaulted stone Undercroft, the Terrace and the Long Gallery. Guests can also explore the grounds, which are home to the well pools that give the city its name. On the moat are the famous swans, who ring a bell when they want food!
We love... Couples tying the knot here receive a free food tasting and complimentary membership for a year.
Contact: 01749 988 111 | bishopspalace.org.uk
The Bishop's Palace & Gardens, Wells, Somerset BA5 2PD