Maunsel House

(64 reviews) 64 5
North Newton Bridgwater Somerset TA7 0BU
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About Maunsel House

North Newton, Bridgwater
Somerset, TA7 0BU



Maunsel House is one of the most romantic wedding venues in England, and perfect venue for any season. Owned by Sir Benjamin Slade and famous for being the ultimate ‘party house’ of Somerset the team can help you create a wedding or event truly magical and one to treasure and remember forever.

Come and fall in love with what can only be described as the hidden gem of Somerset.



Situated amongst 100 acres comprising of stunning gardens, orchards and lakes within 2000 acres of glorious natural beauty you will find Maunsel house nestled away behind a driveway of chestnut trees and surrounded by a quintessential English country garden where resident peacocks freely roam the grounds along with doves, geese, ducks and Shetland ponies too.



Maunsel House is licenced for civil ceremonies. Choose from our elegant regency ballroom which seats up  to 100 guests or the pretty garden bandstand set within 100 year old trees looking out over to the parkland, or the undercover pergola within the Victorian walled garden full of old English roses, alternatively you may wish to marry in our very own candlelit Saxon chapel located only a short walk away from the house. Being one of the oldest and smallest chapels in England it is perfect for an intimate wedding seating up to 50 guests.



Wedding breakfasts/receptions can be held in the regency ballroom, a stunning formal room with elegant gold gilded mirrors, fireplaces and a fabulous large French window or if you prefer a garden style wedding you can choose to dine alfresco under the beautiful pergola within the walled garden. The undercover pergola seats 160 guests and is situated next to the apple orchard and surrounded with scented roses, jasmines and wisteria, and as evening falls is lit with twinkling fairy lights along with glow of our chimineas adding that extra touch of magic to an already atmospheric setting.



Staying at Maunsel House is a truly unique experience, with 17 bedrooms all beautifully decorated within the main house each offering their own individual character and charm and 5 quaint cottages nestled away on the estate allows Maunsel House to accommodate up to 66 guests making this the perfect weekend wedding venue.



With a dedicated wedding and events team, you can be rest assured that every detail and stage of your wedding or event will be covered and cared for, beginning from the first initial meeting through to the day of your wedding.

Working closely with recommended caterers Maunsel House can offer a fabulous mouth-watering choice of delicious cuisines ranging from formal sit down and casual rustic menus, and with award winning west country produce on their doorstep the menu choice is endless!



Situated conveniently in Somerset, 15 minutes from Taunton and a few miles from junction 24 on the M5.

• Available for exclusive hire • Licensed for civil ceremonies • Alfresco dining under the stunning heated Pergola seating up to 160 guest • Historic house full of character and charm with rooms full of stunning interiors • Picturesque setting within natural countryside and tranquility • Professional dedicated wedding and events team

Facilities at Maunsel House

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Chapel on Premises
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Stately Home
Outdoor License
Unusual Weddings
Unique Weddings
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Allows Private Catering
Alcohol Licence
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
250 to 400 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster

Maunsel House Reviews (64)

Amazing venue and team
Venue Service

By Lynne and Sarah, on 18 Sep 2013

Our guests are still raving about the "wedding of the year" we had at Maunsel House in April. We were encouraged from the start to treat Maunsel like our home, and we definitely felt welcome there. The venue is a show stopper, and every member of the Maunsel team went out of their way to make us and our guests feel special. Liddy made sure that the day went smoothly - even saving the best man speech from a near technical disaster! We love Maunsel and can't wait to go back! Thank you so much for an amazing weekend!

Thank you for the happiest day of our lives!
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By Gemma and Nick, on 26 Jul 2013

To the whole Maunsel House team, Thank you for the happiest day of our lives. We are so grateful to you all for everything that you did on the weekend - it was all perfect and we couldn't have hoped for a nicer venue or team to share it with. Thank you so much!

Extraordinary weekend
Venue Service

By Leanne, on 22 Jul 2013

"Thank you very much for a most extraordinary weekend that I shall never forget. Such unbridled hospitality. It was totally unbelievable, magical and thoroughly delightful. You staff were absolutely brilliant at every turn and their attention to detail was out of this world. Thank you so much for inviting Jackie and I. We both had the most amazing experience."

Thank you so much
Venue Service

By John, on 22 Jul 2013

"Dear all the team at Maunsel, Thank you so much for organising such a wonderful wedding for Lydia and Julian. It was all we hoped for - calm, friendly, relaxed, efficient, welcoming. We've had many comments from guests about what a great place it was to have a winter event. Hope you were able to relax over Christmas and wishing you all the best for 2013."

Venue Service

By Claire & Phil, on 22 Jul 2013

"Dear Liddy and the Maunsel House team, a belated but heartfelt thank you for all your hard work in making our Wedding such a special day for us. We had the time of our lives, as did many of the guests! We had so many comments about what a wonderful venue Maunsel is and those staying were hugely impressed by all the small details that made them feel at home...."

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By rachel & Mark Harris, on 25 Sep 2009

Hello Pippa, Vefore we jet off for our honeymoon, we just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU for everything you''ve done for us. We had an absolutley amazing weekend, which we will remember for the rest of our lives.

Tough Crowd!!
Venue Service

By Vicky & David, on 25 Sep 2009

We really appreciated how easy you made it for us and our family to relax. I think we were perhaps a tough crowd, but you managed to meet everybody''s needs and make it feel like no effort at all. How you managed to be everywhere at once we will never know, but it gave us great confidence and total peace of mind. Every request we made of you was met with diligence and a smile, really i dont know how you managed it, so thank you once again.

Wonderful Location
Venue Service

By Rob & Sarah Edwards, on 17 Sep 2009

Dear Kirsty, Emma & The Team. We just wanted to say thank you for making our day so special and putting so much effort and attention into making sure everything went so well. So many of our guests commented on what a beatiful location it is and what a wonderful day they had. thank you again. Rob& Sarah Edwards

The day for us was perfect
Venue Service

By Sylvia Lockhart, on 16 Sep 2009

My sincere thanks go out to the whole team who helped towards Making our day so very, very special. During the activity and excitment of the day, I am sure that everyone concerned was not properly thanked and I do ask you to convay our wishes to all those involved. The day for us was perfect.

Thank you Thank you!!
Venue Service

By Marjorie and Glyn Harris, on 15 Sep 2009

We loved the venue and the special atmosphere created by yourselves and the staff. From Friday night until Sunday the event was seamless and nothing seemed too much trouble even the little tiny bits that needed last minute attention were done without fuss and upset. Please pass on our thanks to your A1 butcher for his hog roast it was DELICIOUS and ALL the staff worked well as a team. I have to say that for us the fact that we were able to blend our Harris ideas with those of yours enabled us to end up with the personalized event that we experienced. With our sincere thanks

Wonderful Memories
Venue Service

By Mr & Mrs Chapman, on 15 Sep 2009

Thanks so much for enabling our families and friends to have such a special time. We have some wonderful memories and I know that Maunsel House is a name on everyones list of places to recomment.

Absolutely perfect
Venue Service

By Chris & Selena, on 13 Jul 2009

Dear Emma & Staff, To say Thank you seems so inadequate after the fabulous weekend we have just experienced at Maunsel House. Everything was so perfect from start to finish, your hard work, attention to detail, and nothing was too much trouble for you. Our weekend was absolutely perfect for us and all out guests. Chris & Selena x

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