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On since 2022

Last update: July 2024

Whether it’s an intimate wedding, a large wedding reception or the civil wedding ceremony itself, the Swan Hotel prides itself on providing the perfect wedding venue in Somerset.

Nestled in the shadow of the iconic & picturesque Wells Cathedral, The Swan Hotel in Wells is a beautiful 15th century Inn, that has been welcoming guests since 1422.

People are at the very heart of our business, and what we do. Our mantra is 'Hospitality From The Heart', and it encompasses our values perfectly, and we celebrate that, especially when it comes to Weddings & ceremonies. Our team are dedicated to you and your Wedding Day, and everything leading up to it.

The Garden Room at The Swan Hotel, Wells is licensed for ceremonies up to 80 people. This light and airy room with its open glass doors lends itself beautifully to civil wedding ceremonies and opens out onto our secluded Walled Garden.

The Ivory Suite, located on the ground floor, has its own reception and dedicated bar area and seats up to 80 guests for a wedding breakfast. Once the ceremony is complete, The Ivory suite can extend to hosting 140 guests, for you to celebrate into the night.

At the very front of our hotel, The Swan Terrace provides a unique opportunity to capture Wells Cathedral as a stunning backdrop, making for picturesque scenery, which is a photographers dream.

Retire to our stunning Cathedral Suite after you've celebrated your hearts out, offering unrivaled panoramic views of Wells Cathedral. The sumptuous and spacious bedroom, sitting room and bathroom are furnished with gilded French furniture, fabulous silk curtains and an eclectic mix of antiques. The perfect place to spend your first night of eternity together.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Small hotel
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:


Other features:

Accessible facilities
Car parking
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Reviews for The Swan

4.8 out of 5 rating
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Claire Sent on 24/06/2024
4.8 out of 5 rating

The Cathedral Suite is perfect!

I was determined to have the cathedral suite for our wedding and I’m so glad we booked it. It’s a stunning suite which was a joy to get ready in for my wedding.

Staff were super helpful and attentive, the food was delicious.

My only issue was on the fact that the seating was a little low for my hair and makeup artist to work with - so I’d suggest brides ask for an extra chair in advance!
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