Mark the start of your married life together in our breath-taking 800 year old medieval Palace, which never fails to wow as guests arrive over the drawbridge and into the grounds. Entertain inside the impressive Palace building and enjoy 14 acres of RHS partner gardens. You don’t have to be royalty to celebrate your special day in a Palace - but we’ll treat you as if you were.
Part of the fun of your wedding day is the planning and we want to make this as enjoyable for you as the actual day itself. Our dedicated wedding planner will take care of all the details for you, advising about timings, décor and offering menu tastings. We always set up the rooms and tables to your plans so you can concentrate on enjoying the excitement in the lead up to your big day. You’ll get to know us very well in the run up to your wedding, which is exactly what we want - you’ve entrusted us to deliver the biggest day of your lives.
Drinks and canapés are served in the original medieval Entrance Hall and on the garden terrace whilst you spend time with your photographer and guests. There are 14 acres of gardens to explore and plenty of space for families to run around or play games in. And don’t worry if the weather lets you down, the Entrance Hall is the perfect place to enjoy drinks and if it’s really cold we’ll light the impressive medieval log fire to make you feel at home.
Once it’s time to eat you will be called into the medieval Undercroft for the feasting to begin. Seating up to 120 guests, the Undercroft is a stunning environment in which to enjoy your first meal together as a married couple. The room will be beautifully dressed and you have the opportunity to make it your own by choosing flowers and decorations to match your colours and themes. You'll also have use of the elegant Long Gallery, looking over the Croquet Lawn, to give your guests a change of scene. The Undercroft is the location for your evening reception. We’ll move some of the furniture to create an area for a DJ or band and dancing which means that your first dance will be set to a breathtaking backdrop - which could come in useful should you need to distract from two left feet.
One of the big attractions of the Palace is the 14 acres of gardens that surround it. A mixture of formal Dutch style flower beds, a picturesque style South Lawn, the wild freedom of the aboretum (where children will enjoy The Dragon's Lair playground) and of course the well pools that give the city of Wells its name, offer a wonderful space for guests to explore and enjoy and an amazing backdrop to your wedding photographs.