Hamswell House

(23 reviews) 23 5
Hamswell Bath Bristol BA1 9DG
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About Hamswell House

Hamswell, Bath
Bristol, BA1 9DG

Make your dream wedding a reality at Hamswell House

For a truly magical wedding day, Hamswell House offers the perfect setting. Situated within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the Cotswolds, the venue boasts a beautiful rural setting and spectacular views. The venue offers all you could need for your dream wedding day.

The historic Hamswell House is set within 50 acres of gorgeous grounds, gardens and private land, complete with breath-taking country views. The stunning surroundings provide the most beautiful backdrops for your all-important wedding photography.

The venue is available for exclusive use; yours will be the only wedding taking place here on your big day. You and your guests can enjoy a wonderful, private celebration at Hamswell House. We hold ceremonies in the romantic 18th-century orangery which can seat 40 inside, while the rest of your guests can watch and listen to the ceremony for outside on the lawn.  

Following the ceremony, you and your guests can enjoy a relaxed drinks reception on the terrace which boasts spectacular views over the Hamswell Valley with the Westbury white horse off into the distance. You can explore the delightful walled gardens before heading to the marquee for your delicious wedding breakfast. We can accommodate up to 240 guests in the marquee for a sit-down dinner.

Hamswell House also offers a special package for small weddings up to 40 which includes the ceremony and drinks reception.

Throughout your wedding plans and preparations, our excellent experienced team will be on hand to offer help and support. We can help with everything from recommending caterers to ensuring the big day itself runs like clockwork.

Although the venue enjoys an inimitable rural setting, Hamswell House is located near Bath and Bristol and is easily accessible from the M4, making it convenient for your travelling guests.

• Historic manor house • Ceremonies in the romantic 18th-century orangery • Georgeous gardens and outstanding rural views • Exclusive use • Conveniently placed for Bristol, Bath and the M4 • No corkage charge

Facilities at Hamswell House

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Stately Home
Outdoor License
Marquees and Tents
Unusual Weddings
Unique Weddings
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Other Features :
Car Parking
Pets Welcome
Allows fire ceremony
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Allows Private Catering
Corkage Option
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests

Hamswell House Reviews (23)

The day could not have been more perfect
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By Emma Louise Mizen, on 24 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 31 Aug 2019

We had our wedding at Hamswell House this summer and the day could not have been more perfect. The venue is stunning and felt truly special. I loved it and knew it was right for us the moment we viewed it! There are plenty of lovely areas for photographs and for guests to explore. We had our ceremony in the orangery and it felt so intimate and personal. It's a really gorgeous building and we had guests watching from the lawn outside. Rupert was so attentive and friendly every time we came to visit and always on hand if we needed anything. Absolutely loved the dogs too! All in all I couldn't recommend Hamswell House more for an elegant, classic, country wedding.

The absolutely best day of our lives
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By Sarah and Andrew Morrison, on 24 Jun 2019Date of Wedding - 15 Jun 2019

The absolute best day of our lives, in the most perfectly beautiful setting. We couldn't have imagined getting married anywhere more picturesque! Thank you to Rupert for making everything run so smoothly xxx

We had THE best day ever!
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By Christabel and George Adair, on 20 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 06 Jun 2019

We had THE best day ever! Couldn’t have hoped for a more stunning, perfect venue. All of our guests fell in love with it too.

Incredible Venue - It could not have been better
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By Jack and Hannah Bellfield, on 07 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 01 Jun 2019

We got married at Hamswell House in June and it could not have been better - the views are incredible and all our family and friends commented on what an incredible venue it was. It is also perfect for couples who want flexibility with complete control over the suppliers you use from food to flowers etc however recommendations are on offer if you want them. Could not recommend more

Great wedding, Amazing views and Beautiful gardens
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By Gemma McKenzie and Raymond Rogers, on 08 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 04 Aug 2018

We had a great wedding here in August 2018. Amazing views, beautiful gardens, and really good recommendations from Rupert and his wife for Bath Marquees and Cherry Picked Catering who were brilliant (highly professional, extremely friendly and accommodating to our needs). Thanks for everything,

The setting was perfect
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By Matthew and Julia Body, on 16 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 28 Jul 2018

Had an amazing wedding day here. Rupert was very flexible with how we ran the day but still really helpful with suggestions. The setting is perfect for a wedding and all our guests we're in awe of the view

Truly magical experience
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By Chloe and Simon Arnoldi, on 06 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 09 Jun 2018

Really had such a truly magical experience in the lovely garden at Hamswell. Our guests thought it was the most beautiful venue they had ever seen.

The perfect mix of grandeur and relaxed elegance
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By Sarah Speechly, on 14 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 26 May 2018

We got married at Hamswell house last Bank holiday of May 2018. The weather was perfect and garden was green and thriving! - we loved every minute of it! It is a beautiful venue and we fell in love with it as soon as we saw it. We loved it's perfect mix of grandeur and relaxed elegance in the marquee and and gardens and incredible party space in the Orangery and surrounding gardens. The sunset and view or the gorgeous rolling bath hills and countryside was also really special. Rupert allowed us to have the catering late night as well in the front driveway as people were leaving which was great so they could enjoy the house, views and late night feeding! The team made the whole process so easy and such good fun! They have so much experience and just thought of every little detail so effortlessly. If you are looking for a magical venue and people that will make planning your wedding a pleasure - Hamswell is the place and we feel so lucky we were able to have our party there! Go have a look for yourself, its magical and feels very cosy and away from the world! Thanks Hamswell!! Sarah and Tom

The wedding venue of dreams!
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By Pearl van den Ende, on 05 Jul 2018Date of Wedding - 06 May 2018

The wedding venue of dreams! I organised a wedding for a gorgeous couple at Hamswell House earlier this month, the weather was perfect and we were able to make use of the incredible grounds. The house provides the most glorious backdrop for a quintessentially English country wedding. The host - Rupert, is a marvellous chap and very helpful, though you are free to organise the wedding that you/your client wants. I cannot recommend this stunning venue more highly. I am looking forward to organising many more at Hamswell House in the future.

No better or more romantic place
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By Liz Porter, on 05 Jul 2018Date of Wedding - 06 May 2018

If Jane Austin had married she would have chosen no better or more romantic place than 17th century Hamswell House set, as it is, above a wide valley overlooking the rolling countryside outside Bath, Hamswell is the perfect location for a wedding . Our daughter married here on the first weekend of May, the blessing staged between two ancient lime trees on the lawn in front of the house – after which guests spilled onto the terrace for speeches and music and the first drinks of the day followed by dinner and dancing on the ideally placed marquee to the side of the house. Throughout Rupert and Victoria could not have been more helpful or welcoming, their suggestions for caterers , marquees , musicians where without exception excellent. Hamswell is the ideal place to have a wedding and to everyone involved we have to thank you for making the wedding a supremely happy memory for us all .

I can't imagine a more heavenly place
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By Miranda Porter, on 04 Jul 2018Date of Wedding - 06 May 2018

We had our wedding at Hamswell House on 6th May 2018 and I honestly can't imagine a more heavenly place for it. The house, gardens, rolling hills and woods filled with wild garlic are spectacular and our hosts, Rupert and Victoria, were so kind and supportive, it was like organising it with friends. From our first visit to the day, 14 months later, they were incredible. If you're considering Hamswell, you absolutely should go for it - I can't imagine a more incredible setting or happier place for the best day of your and your family's lives.

Stunning Setting - Perfect Day
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By Adam and Hermione Wookey, on 28 Oct 2017Date of Wedding - 23 Sep 2017

An absolutely stunning setting for a wedding and Rupert and Victoria make the whole process run very smoothly - with suggestions for marquees, caterers and bands - and by adding those extra touches throughout your wedding day. We had a perfect day here and would not hesitate to recommend Hamswell House.

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