11 Best Wedding Venues in Somerset
Author: Sophie Drew
Dreaming of a wedding in the gorgeous region of Somerset? Choosing the perfect venue for your wedding can be overwhelming, so we’ve put together a list of the best wedding venues in Somerset to help you out.
With venues nestled in the rolling Mendip hills, some on the coast and others in the beautiful countryside, there are plenty of venues boasting views and away from the hustle and bustle of big cities. If you are on the hunt for the perfect wedding venue in Somerset and don’t know where to start, look no further than our list detailing the 11 best venues in that area.
1) Pennard house
Situated in the Mendip hills, Pennard House is a family-owned manor house with beautiful gardens. Couples can enjoy the full experience with this venue as the local church is at the end of their lawn, couples have a choice of luxury bedrooms or tipis for themselves and some of their guests to relax in for the night before the big day and they have the facilities for an evening reception of up to 120 (seated) guests. Couples can also take advantage of the extensive gardens for fun wedding games and entertainment or even activities like archery! This Georgian Manor house can accommodate small intimate weddings as well as larger celebrations.
At Pennard House, their experienced chef works closely with couples to incorporate fresh and local ingredients into the design of their bespoke menu. Furthermore, their Coach House is the perfect place to host a wedding breakfast with its charming interior and cosy ambiance.
2) Yarlington Barn
Located in the gorgeous Somerset countryside Yarlington Barn has a picturesque lakeside view and tranquil woodlands. These stunning views can be seen from their Lakeview room which can accommodate 100 seated guests for a wedding breakfast or 200 for an informal buffet. The Kingston Room can seat up to 80 guests for a wedding ceremony. The barn is fully licensed for civil ceremonies so you can get the full experience with this venue.
They offer a variety of wedding packages (with extras available) at varying prices for couples to choose what suits them the most. This venue may be a hidden gem but it’s also conveniently located near several hotels, so you won’t be short of choice when it comes to accommodation.
3) Walton Park Hotel
At Walton Park Hotel, couples have the option to have an exclusive breakfast and then a civil ceremony, an evening celebration, and even a night in a luxury suite for the bride and groom (included in costs) all in one venue. They also offer a range of wedding packages that their coordinators can help couples to choose from to ensure they get everything they want for their special day. This venue offers a range of function rooms that can accommodate both small intimate gatherings and larger ceremonies.
The accommodation at Walton Park was designed with comfort in mind. There are standard double and twin rooms, executive rooms, and 4 honeymoon suites for the couple and guests to choose from.
4) St Audries Park
St Audries Park is an award-winning wedding venue set in 100 acres of tranquil deer park overlooking the sea and conveniently located just 15 minutes from the M5. These stunning grounds would make the perfect backdrop for those magical wedding photos that every couple dreams of having.
This exclusive-use venue can seat up to 130 guests for a wedding breakfast perfect to fuel your day and they can host up to 250 guests for an evening wedding reception for those of you who’d love to party through the night with your loved ones. This venue can accommodate up to 100 of your guests for a comfortable overnight stay.
5) Wick Farm
The next Somerset wedding venue is Wick Farm. Surrounded by 37 acres of gorgeous grounds, this venue will be sure to transport you away from the hustle and bustle that comes with cities. Instead, you can get ready for your wedding day in a more relaxing environment to help calm those potential wedding day nerves.
Couples can have a civil ceremony in this rustic barn as well as a drinks reception while overlooking the duck pond and gardens or an evening reception. Catering options include an informal buffet, hog roast, or barbeque to name a few.
If you’re an animal-loving couple, you can also get the chance to look around this beautiful farm and see their chickens and sheep.
6) Orchardleigh House
The magnificent, award-winning Orchardleigh House is in a family-owned estate, surrounded by a boasting 500 acres of land. There is an 18-hole golf course and croquet lawn on-site and 50 bedrooms in the mansion for up to 150 guests.
This dreamy venue has an elegant ballroom that can host up to 162 guests. There are several other function rooms to choose from including the Billiard Room and the Morning Room. If that wasn’t enough they also offer their own transport that you can hire for your big day including a helicopter if you’re looking for an extra adrenaline rush.
7) Webbington Hotel & Spa
Another beautiful Somerset wedding venue is Webbington Hotel & Spa which is a privately-owned hotel situated in the Mendip hills. There is the option of using their gazebo outside to take advantage of the breathtaking views while having some drinks after the ceremony. If that wasn’t enough there is also a roof terrace that offers panoramic views of their magnificent land which would make an amazing backdrop for photos.
This impressive venue has 9 suites in the hotel which are all licensed for the solemnization of marriages, civil ceremonies, and civil partnerships. Similar to some of the other venues, Webbington Hotel also offers wedding packages with different price ranges that suit different preferences so your dream can become reality without blowing your budget.
8) Taunton School
Taunton school has everything you could need to make your special day memorable. They have an on-site chapel that comfortably seats 300 people, a range of stunning wedding suites, and an unforgettable dining experience. Their stylish interior blends old and new designs that feature chandeliers and gothic windows.
The Densham suite can host up to 300 seated guests on round tables or 500 guests for an informal reception for couples who are planning to have a large celebration. If that’s not your style you can also use their charming library or the chapel garden for an outdoor ceremony. Taunton School offers a range of catering options from buffets to hog roasts, to street food.
9) Holbrook Manor
The next Somerset wedding venue is Holbrook Manor. Holbrook Manor is an exclusive-use venue set on 20 acres of picturesque gardens and woodlands. Couples can have up to 150 guests in the main function room or if you’d prefer an outdoor wedding then up to 250 guests can attend a marquee wedding on their tennis courts. However, if neither of those takes your fancy there are several other areas of their venue that are licensed for civil ceremonies. The manor also has 20 comfortable bedrooms available for your and some guests to relax in.
Their team is dedicated to making your bespoke wedding tick all of your boxes and exceed expectations so you can impress your guests and create a truly magical and memorable wedding day.
10) Limpley Stoke Hotel
Limpley Stoke Hotel is in the stunning location of the Limpley Stoke valley and is surrounded by picture-perfect natural beauty. But it’s not just the setting that is beautiful, this venue has impressive interiors as well. Couples can start and end the day here with an exclusive wedding breakfast and an evening party. The attentive team at Limpley Stoke Hotel will help tailor your wedding to meet all of your needs and wants and help you choose the wedding package that suits you the most. The Hotel is licensed to hold civil ceremonies and also has luxury accommodations for the bride and groom to relax in.
11) Coombe lodge
The last on the list of our wedding venues in somerset is Coome Lodge in the Mendip hills. This exclusive-use venue projects elegance and romance and has breathtaking views across the lake and valleys. This stunning setting would make the most amazing backdrop for your memorable wedding day photos. Whether you’re having a small intimate wedding with 50 guests or larger celebrations with over 150 guests, Coombe Lodge will have a function room that works for you. With arched doors and oak panel floors, the interior will be sure to impress you and your wedding guests. On top of this, Coombe Lodge also features 12 luxurious en-suite rooms that you and your wedding guests can take advantage of.
The team at this beautiful venue prides itself on giving couples their dream wedding. Couples will have access to a dedicated events manager who will ensure that the plan is followed and everything runs smoothly. Save the best until last they say!
That’s all for our list of the best Somerset wedding venues. With these amazing hidden gems on offer, we hope you found something that suits your style as a couple. Happy wedding planning!