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14 Somerset Wedding Venues That Will Take Your Breath Away

Planning a wedding in the South West of England? If so, take a look at these sensational wedding venues in Somerset including castles, barns and a very unique spa...

newlyweds kiss in the Hestercombe wedding venue gardens in a Somerset wedding venue

South West England is the most enchanting spot, which explains why wedding venues in Somerset are so sought after! Rolling countryside views and vibrant towns, all within reach of the coast - this beautiful region has it all. Between Cornwall's surf and Dorset's dramatic coastline, Somerset wedding venues are ideal if you are in search of a destination wedding ambience without venturing across oceans. 

Wedding Venues in Somerset: 14 of the Best Somerset Spots

From historic barn wedding venues to illustrious country clubs, Somerset has a setting for every taste. Browse our round up of the best Somerset wedding venues - we have something for every couple no matter the season or colour scheme. We're talking anything from an 18th-century potting shed to an award-winning English vineyard.

Without further ado, here are our top wedding venues in Somerset, along with the reasons why you need them on your list.

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1. St Audries Park - Taunton, Somerset

Doors open out to the St Audries wedding venue in Somerset

This breath-taking countryside wedding venue is like stepping into a fairytale. Located in Taunton within 100 idyllic acres of deer park, you wouldn’t think St Audries Park is only 15 minutes away from the M5. Add to that panoramic views stretching as far as the Bristol Channel, and you can see why this Somerset wedding venue is a top choice. 

If you need a large-capacity wedding venue, you’ll be pleased to know that you and your party can use the house exclusively, including the Georgian-style Orangery and the impressive banqueting hall. Alongside 39 luxurious bedrooms, this private pastoral haven also boasts several properties on the grounds for additional wedding accommodation or a pre-wedding pampering party.

It's the perfect setting for a multi-day wedding, while the all-inclusive packages offer a wealth of luxurious extras that will make your stay feel like the honeymoon has come early.  

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2. Hestercombe - Taunton, Somerset

A bride walks down the aisle in the Orangery at Hestercombe wedding venue

If you want a Somerset wedding venue that offers a choice of spaces for your day, Hestercombe features various settings for weddings of all sizes and styles.

What makes it so perfect for weddings is its beauty and diversity. Lakes, temples and cascades are as much at home here as the myriad of rills, ponds and flowers, making this 50-acre property a must for outdoor wedding ceremonies. 

There’s the iconic Orangery designed by famous architect Sir Edward Lutyens or the 18th-century Temple nestled within the beautiful Landscaped Gardens. You can even host a whimsical marquee wedding on the lawn or add a touch of grandeur in one of the building's historic reception rooms. 


3. Walton Castle - Clevedon, Somerset 

A wedding ceremony setup on the grounds of Walton Castle

When it comes to castle wedding venues near the coast, the 17th-century Walton Castle is up there. With panoramic hilltop views across a whopping five counties, you and your other half will be besotted with the natural surroundings of this wedding venue in Somerset.

The best part? You and your party can have the castle all to yourself at this exclusive use wedding venue! Just imagine you and your partner standing on an ancient balcony, champagne in hand, with nothing but rolling views of coast and countryside. There’s even eight luxurious bedrooms so you can savour the moments a little bit longer. 



4. Priston Mill - Bath, Somerset

A civil ceremony setup in The Tythe Barn At Priston Mill

Wrapped up in a hidden Somerset Valley, Priston Mill is a dream-like wedding venue exuding mythological charm and ancient mystic. It might sound lofty, but as a setting once bestowed as a gift by a 10th-century King, there is little doubt this wedding venue has a certain kind of magic. 

Here you can choose between the gorgeous 18th-century Tythe Barn or the quaint Watermill for your ceremony and reception. If aged rustic stone, a vaulted ceiling, and grand oak doors don't fit your country wedding vision, the surrounded grounds will most certainly fit the part.

There's even a pagoda and a pergola, so you can set the perfect stage for your happily ever after. Plus with Head Chef Martin Jackson leading this foodie wedding venue's talented culinary team, your feast will certainly be one to remember. 


5. Midelney Manor - Ilminster, Somerset 

A couple exchange wedding vows in the walled garden of Midelney Manor as guests look on

Love the thought of getting married in an enchanting garden surrounded by ancient oak trees and rose-covered walls? Well, your daydreams could become a reality at Midelney Manor. One of the prettiest Somerset wedding venues we’ve ever seen, this 500-year-old property exudes an alluring Bohemian ambience that extends across every inch of the property. 

The breathtaking gardens are full of beautiful photo opportunities - especially if you have a summer wedding theme in mind. If you don’t fancy taking up the outdoor wedding option here, there are plenty of elegant indoor spaces available for your ceremony and reception.

Our favourite is the 18th-century Potting Shed nestled within the gardens. This rustic barn features old stonework and exposed beams covered in 1920s prize cards, enriching the space with a distinctive vintage aesthetic. What better place to unleash your boho-themed wedding vision? 



6. Coombe Lodge - Blagdon, Somerset

Coombe Lodge wedding venue sits on wooded grounds

Tucked away in the lush green landscape of northern Somerset, a short drive from Bristol, you'll find the elegant Coombe Lodge. It's a Somerset wedding venue that offers the height of grandeur and exclusive hire, all at the end of a sweeping tree-lined drive. 

And while we love the striking aesthetics of the country manor with its arched French patio doors and Jacobean features, the surrounding gardens are truly a sight to behold. Spring weddings here are a must, with primroses, bluebells and orchids forming a natural carpet beneath shaded woodland.

Summers are even better as the garden terrace beckons guests to enjoy sun-kissed cocktail hours while children play lawn games nearby. 

A Somerset wedding venue for all seasons, Coombe Lodge is a wonderful choice for an outdoor civil ceremony complemented by a sea of vibrant blooms and the architectural mastery of Sir George Oatley. 


7. Prior Park Bath - Bath, Somerset

Newlyweds hold hands on the steps outside Prior Park Bath

Prior Park Bath is a Somerset wedding venue made for history lovers. Inspired by the Palladian villas, this Grade I listed building is a feat of Georgian architecture sure to wow your guests as they approach. And if striking facades and 57 acres of polished parkland don't impress you, the sweeping views of Bath may just do the trick. 

Prior Park offers plenty breathtaking backdrops - not least of all the Palladian Bridge - but it also features an impressive choice of wedding ceremony locations. Here, you can take your pick of a 19th-century chapel for a gorgeous traditional ceremony, the signature Mansion Hall for the reception, or the finely decorated Academy Hall for an intimate gathering.

Plus, with this exclusive Somerset wedding venue only taking a maximum of 20 weddings a year, you can be sure your special day gets the service and care befitting its prestigious location. 



8. Orchardleigh Estate - Frome, Somerset

An outdoor area at Orchardleigh Estate is set up for a civil ceremony

If you’ve got a taste for seriously glamorous wedding venues, the Orchardleigh Estate could be your dream pick, thanks to its 19th-century Victorian splendour. Situated on 500 acres of breathtaking private grounds, this Somerset wedding venue feels secluded even though it lies just 10 miles away from Bath.

If you’ve got a large guest list, the venue can serve up an incredible banquet for 400, and there’s plenty of accommodation for around 170 guests too. There's even a fleet of wedding cars at your service. 

The lakes and gardens provide beautiful outdoor photo opportunities, as does the ballroom, which sets the scene for an ultra-glamorous reception. Party animals will also be pleased to know that the bar can stay open until dawn. To top it off, you can go on a minimoon experience on the Sunseeker Super Yacht as part of the venue's exclusive minimoon package. 



9. Aldwick Estate - Blagdon, Somerset 

Newlyweds kiss in the Aldwick Estate vineyard

Those fantasising about a destination wedding free from budget restraints in the midst of the Italian countryside, or perhaps tucked away in the south of France, could find a happy medium in Aldwick Estate. 

Nestled in the rolling Mendip Hills, the award-winning Somerset wedding venue offers an exclusive location set amidst a working Vineyard. It's the best of both worlds, allowing you to indulge in a touch of European winery aesthetics with all the hallmarks of a quintessentially British country wedding. 

Here, you can host a chic rustic celebration like no other in two elegant stone barns connected by an oak-floored reception space. Guests can float seamlessly from your ceremony in the old barn to a wedding breakfast in the new, invigorated by a fresh atmosphere and locally-produced wine.


10. Quantock Lakes - Bridgwater, Somerset 

An outdoor wedding ceremony by the lake

With picture-perfect lake views and newly converted barns, this family-run wedding venue is one of Somerset’s best-kept secrets. If you’re looking for a rustic wedding venue, the barns at Quantock Lakes have bags of charm with something to suit every couple’s taste.

The newly built Quantock Barn boasts an impressive walk-in inglenook fireplace, hand-carved bar and rustic handcrafted décor. The seriously stylish Georgian marquee would be perfect for summer weddings and it even has chandeliers, a starlit ceiling and a dance floor.

This wedding venue with accommodation has a number of abodes including the luxurious nine-bedroom Granary barn, complete with a heated swimming pool and an outside hot tub. As for your guests, they can enjoy an equally lavish stay in the Wedding Village - a collection of three barns set around a beautiful courtyard. 

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11. Yarlington Barn - Lympsham, Somerset 

Yarlington Barn wedding venue overlooking a lake at dusk

If you’re partial to a bottle or two of cider (the drink Somerset is famous for), Yarlington Barn could be the ideal choice for your Somerset wedding as it is set on an actual cider farm!

This picturesque barn sits right next to a stunning lake which means plenty of photo opportunities all year round, as the rural surroundings change with the seasons for a permanently spectacular natural setting.

Inside, the countryside aesthetics continue as a 300-year-old cider apple press, exposed beams and wrought iron chandeliers all combine to create an atmosphere of old-world charm. 


12. Pennard House - Shepton Mallet, Somerset 

A wedding reception in the bright interiors of Pennard House

Recently featured in our pick of Bridgerton-worthy stately home wedding venues, this Grade II listed Georgian Manor House definitely has the wow factor. Pennard House welcomes exclusive hire so you can enjoy the house and the surrounding gardens, cider orchards and meadows for your wedding day.

Civil ceremonies are licensed in the house and the garden pavilion, but there’s also a 14th-century church across the lawn if you want a religious ceremony. 

Featured in Vogue, Marie Claire and The English Home magazine, Pennard House is an incredibly beautiful, family-owned country estate. Plus, with grand reception rooms, luxury bedrooms and a converted Coach House, you have all the makings for a perfect celebration in a truly sensational setting.



13. Hamswell House - Bath, Somerset 

Wedding guests gather outside Hamswell House

The historic Hamswell House offers a desirable location with a touch of the Cotswolds close to Bath and Bristol. Boasting a romantic 18th-century Orangery and 50 acres of gardens, this award-winning venue is the ultimate setting for a marquee wedding reception.

With exclusive hire, you can exchange your vows beneath a 400-year-old lime tree before mingling with guests and sipping drinks on Hamswell House's ornamental terrace.

As your loved ones mingle within the bespoke marquee, you can take full advantage of the walled gardens and beautiful canal for your wedding photos. If beautiful backdrops and panoramic rural views aren't enough, you can also enjoy all the perks of free corkage



14. Bath's Historic Venues - Bath, Somerset

A view of the ancient Roman Baths in Bath at dusk

We couldn't leave fair Somerset without setting foot in the heart of its famous heritage city, Bath. Over-flowing with amber-coloured Georgian architecture, verdant greens and ancient Roman Baths, it can be hard to pick just one location to host a milestone wedding. That's where Bath's Historic Venues comes in. 

They provide access to a gorgeous range of atmospheric, age-old settings fit for any wedding style imaginable, from the Grade II listed Victorian Gallery to the iconic Roman Baths & Pump Room. A unique Somerset wedding venue, the Roman Baths gives you a heady mix of enchanting indoor and outdoor spaces where you can say 'I do' in a setting that has long stood the test of time. 

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