The Bishop's Palace

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About The Bishop's Palace

Imagine starting your married life together in our breath-taking 800 year old medieval Palace. Walking over the drawbridge as - oh my goodness! - a "just married" couple, and joining your guests for a glass of bubbly, surrounded by 14 acres of stunning gardens.

Picture your wedding breakfast, styled elegantly to compliment the history of the Undercroft, with your loved ones treated to the finest wedding breakfast ever tasted (their words, not ours). 

Stretch your legs in the Long Gallery for coffee & cake, before taking to the dancefloor and – let’s face it – showing off those champagne-infused dance moves.

And most importantly, remember forever the sheer joy of those you love most as they shared your day in the most wonderful of surroundings.

 You don’t have to be royalty to celebrate your special day in a Palace - but we’ll treat you as if you were.

  • Breath-taking 800 year old medieval Palace
  • 14 acres of gardens with waterfalls, a moat and well pools
  • Dedicated wedding team, including on-the-day co-ordination
  • Medieval entrance hall and garden terrace
  • List of recommended suppliers
  • Wedding packages available
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17 Reviews for The Bishop's Palace

Recommended by 100% of couples


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  • Quality of the Service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value for Money 5.0
  • Response time 5.0
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    Alice McGee · Married on 27/10/2018

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    Beautiful, personal wedding venue

    We would definitely recommend the Bishop's Palace as a wedding venue. We were looking for somewhere beautiful that would allow us to have a more personal day than a standard hotel package and that is absolutely what we got. The Palace and gardens are really stunning and Kelly and her team were flexible, understanding and really accommodating, helping us make the day just as we wanted it. Kelly was really helpful right from the start and really went out of her way for us, from sourcing shot glasses for the soup canapés, to taking care of dietary requirements and frequent changes to the plans at the last minute. We went for an afternoon tea and then hog roast which went down really well with all our guests (and Bishop's Palace makes some of the best home-made scones we've tasted). Even though we managed to hit the one rainy day in about 2 months of sunshine, our photos are gorgeous and we had a wonderful day. The only challenge was not having on-site accommodation/ late licence but with hotels within a short walk this wasn't a big problem.

    Sent on 05/11/2018
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    Lee Martin-Scull · Married on 08/09/2018

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    Such a beautiful day

    We reserved The Bishops Palace for our wedding 2 1/2 years before the day. We knew as soon as we walked in that it was the perfect place for us. From this very first contact, Kelly Emery was brilliant. Every question was answered immediately whether in person or by email, she was always contactable and really took any stress in arranging our day away. I cannot fault anything at all. On the day The Palace was beautiful and it was a pleasure to have Kelly and the staff helping us and our guests. Everything was seamless and flowed perfectly. Our guests reaction to The Palace Was perfect - every single person was blown away by how beautiful it was and by how helpful all of the staff were. We are so happy with how everything turned out - thank you so much!

    Sent on 06/10/2018
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    Sarah · Married on 10/08/2018

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    Fantastic venue with wonderful team

    We had an incredible wedding reception at The Bishop's Palace in August. It's a very unique setting and guests were particularly impressed by the Palace itself and the gardens. The catering was also really good - delicious canapes, mains and evening food with good sized portions and lovely fresh/local ingredients. Most of all, we can't thank the fantastic team enough. Kelly was incredibly dedicated, patient and supportive throughout the process. She was very responsive to emails and calls and great at giving us the space we needed whilst also checking in regularly to see if she could help. Every request we had (and some were rather bizarre/tricky!) was no problem at all and the answer was always 'yes'. The other staff were also wonderful, from the waiters/waitresses to bar staff to welcomers on the door. I can't recommend this venue highly enough!

    Sent on 07/09/2018

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The Bishop's Palace FAQ

  • Venue Type:
    Exclusive Use
    In the Country
    Castle
    Stately Home
    Historic
    In the City
  • Dining Options:
    Seated Meal Facilities
    Corkage Option
    Alcohol Licence
    Buffet Meal Facilities
    In House Catering
  • Evening Entertainment:
    Marquee Available
    Dance Floor
    Entertainment Licence
    Live Band Facilities
    Evening Reception Facilities
    DJ Facilities
  • Venue Staff Assistance:
    Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
    Wedding Coordinator
  • Other Features:
    Disabled Facilities
    Car Parking
    Confetti Permitted
    Changing Room for Guests

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  • Market Place Wells (Somerset) BA5 2PD
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