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Last update: November 2023

Start the next chapter of your love story with a one-of-a-kind wedding at Wookey Hole…

Wookey Hole is home to one of the most beautiful rock formations in England. With a choice of three chambers, this is a unique and magical venue for your wedding.

Surrounded by clear pools and soft candlelight, you can make your vows in caves carved by the River Axe over millions of years. The largest chamber can hold up to 100+ guests, however, the caves are also intimate enough to offer a ceremony for just a few people.

Facilities and Capacity

The Water Wheel Suite is also available for above-ground ceremonies. This unique and elegant function room is located in Wookey Hole’s 17th-century Grade II listed Paper Mill. The suite features exposed brickwork that gives the space a rustic, welcoming feel. This is also a smaller reception room in the evenings for numbers of up to 80 guests.

The venue also boasts a delightful restaurant, which can seat up to 250+ reception guests. The restaurant is fitted with colourful ceiling drapes, fine chandeliers, and lovely decorative mirrors and includes an adjoining bar.

Overnight accommodation for you and your guests is available at the Wookey Hole Hotel, situated within easy walking distance of the caves and restaurant. The hotel has 58 guest rooms plus a stunning balcony room that is complimentary for all our couples on their wedding night.

Packages

We have 4 amazing packages to fit everyone’s budget and theme. Please contact us for more details

Book a show around with us by emailing weddings@wookey.co.uk

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Unusual weddings
Historic
Landmark
Woodland and festival
Large hotel
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Fire ceremony
Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

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

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities
Outdoor fireworks permitted

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:

Hairdresser
Beautician

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Pet-friendly
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Alison W. Sent on 09/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

The happiest, friendliest and most magical wedding venue ever!

Our Wookey hole cave ceremony was breathtakingly stunning and provided the perfect magical setting for our alternative wedding, complete with a cave lake, tea lights, sparkler arch and our gorgeous bear, Archie.

The penny arcade drinks reception was so much fun and all of our guests commented on it being the most enjoyable, happy and relaxed wedding they have ever been to.

The staff were all so warm and friendly throughout and went out of their way to make sure every detail was catered to with professionalism that remained relaxed and at ease rather than pretentious and stuffy.

A crucial part of what makes a Wookey hole wedding such a stress-free and happy experience is having their wedding coordinator, Lucy, on board. I cannot praise the service Lucy offers highly enough, as she literally performs the role of a wedding planner without the additional fee. Every detail is taken care of by her and her fabulous team, which leaves you able to totally immerse yourself in the moment on your special day.





James
James F. Sent on 30/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Wedding at Wookey Hole Caves

We had the most perfect day from beginning to end at Wookey Hole. Right from the first contact with Stephanie, who is the Wedding planner, we were treated so well and with respect, even though we were only a small group. We had the opposite experience with some other venues. We had a Pagan Handfasting, so we had some different requirements from a normal wedding. This was no problem for the Wookey Hole team. They followed our instructions and made everything just perfect! Stephanie and the whole team are very professional and pay attention to detail. They were all so friendly and kind. We highly recommend Wookey Hole for a Wedding venue, it's a wonderful experience we will never forget. Thank you Stephanie and all the Team so much!
Andy
Andy F. Sent on 18/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderfully, magically different!

Having had to postpone our original plans for two years during the pandemic, we were looking for something truly different to reinvigorate our interest and passion in our wedding plans. In choosing Wookey Hole, we absolutely, utterly, completely found it!

Lucy couldn’t have been more helpful in the lead up to the day itself. Always available for a chat, we were made to feel like nothing was too silly or trivial to ask. We felt supported when we needed it and reassurance was always given if required! When it comes to event planning, Lucy is second to none.

The day itself went without the slightest of problems. If there were any hiccups behind the scenes, they must have been dealt with quickly and discreetly. Everything felt panic-free and we both felt not just looked after, but cherished. What an amazing team of people came together to make this happen.

If you are after a wedding that provides entertainment, enjoyment and a bundle of unexpected surprises for your guests (in the best possible way!) Wookey Hole is the venue for you.

Book a viewing. You’ll be so glad that you did!

Thank you everyone at Wookey Hole. We’ll see you soon! Andy and Dan xx
James
James G. Sent on 20/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Wookey Hole Caves - a wedding you'll never forget.

"That was one of the most beautiful and unique weddings I have ever been to"
"That's the most fun I've ever had at a wedding"
"As this was his first wedding, you've ruined weddings for my 2 year old, as he'll expect a soft play area at ALL the weddings we go to from now on"
“I thought our wedding was amazing, but you’ve smashed it out of the park”
"Best. Wedding. Ever"

That was just some of the comments from our guests as the night drew to a close, and was typical of comments from all our guest both on the night and through social media postings in the days following.

It started many months ago (22 for us) with an idea to get married at a unique venue, and after a visit to Wookey Hole, we looked no further. Not only does it give an opportunity to get married at a truly unique venue that had been in use by humans for at least 45,000 years, have a choice of function rooms for the breakfast and evening entertainment, have a fully stocked bar both the venue and at the hotel for use before/after the wedding, and have a large hotel and lodges all onsite that is big enough to accommodate all your guests, but it also has a working Victorian penny arcade, mirror maze, soft play area and crazy golf course all available for the wedding. Our guest were in fact having so much fun using these amenities, that it was almost difficult to get them to actually go to dinner (usually guests are desperate to get to the meal at a wedding!). They can even live stream the wedding ceremony, so we had a friend as far as Réunion watch it live.

We were also able to give our guests a choice of food, and considering they were catering for close to 100 people with a myriad of allergies thrown in for good measure, the quality of the food was exceptional, and again, there were lots of compliments from our guests. All the staff, from checking in at the hotel onwards throughout the day, were friendly, polite and professional and couldn’t do more to help you.

That’s only half the story though. Lucy, the Weddings and Events Manager at Wookey Hole, was simply invaluable. People often said to us that organising a wedding is one of the most stressful things they have done, however, for us it was, dare I say, easy! If we thought of something, Lucy already had a system in place, if we wanted to change something, Lucy was more than obliged, if we had suppliers with specific demands (i.e. the band), Lucy was on top of it. From the logistics, preparation, planning and costs, we were always in communication, kept up to date, and knew exactly where we were. Lucy came up with beautiful artwork for our table plan and programmes that incorporated our table themes, and the table centrepieces were absolutely beautiful. We actually had very little to do on the day before the wedding, other than lay out a couple of supplementary decoration on the tables!

When you tell people you’re getting married in a cave, they can’t help but picture a dark, damp, claustrophobic space, but that simply wasn’t the case. The caves are naturally stunning anyway, but our wedding chamber (and you can chose from 3 different chambers to have the ceremony in) was beautifully illuminated with hundreds of tea lights and soft subtle coloured lighting, and we were even given the option of an acoustic guitarist, again, organised by the venue, who provided a beautiful ambiance – I think it’s safe to say that it’s a wedding everybody will remember for a long time to come! We actually feel sorry for the next person in our friendship group to get married, as with our wedding, the bar has been set almost impossibly high!
Melanie
Melanie H. Sent on 19/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

We had an amazing wedding

The Wookey Hole team are just amazing, the wedding planner looked after us every second of the time we've been there, and we stayed for 4 nights. Got everything we asked for and more. Perfect wedding planning, from start to finish. Thank you Lucy & Wookey Hole team
Stephanie
Stephanie H. Sent on 20/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing, magical Wedding

We had our wedding at Wookey Hole Caves. It was the most amazing magical day we could have wished for. We had 100 guests for the ceremony and wedding breakfast which we had a hog roast. Beautiful food. Then for the reception when the soft play and penny arcades were opened we had an additional 63 guests. Was amazing have family and friends to share it with.
Yes we had a few hiccups but the staff were quick and professional
In ironing them out and solving them. Lucy is amazing and will help in anyway she can and the staff that she had on for our wedding were all great and enjoyed themselves knowing we were enjoying ourselves also.

I would totally recommend Wookey for any wedding or celebration the staff are all friendly and will go above and beyond to help in anyway they can. The lights and tea lights in the cave made it feel magical and romantic and it is something completely different. My guests are still talking about it now to their friends and family. The reception room set up was lovely and so much is included in the package. You can always add things on that they hire out or bring your own. They are so accommodating and reassuring I couldn’t have asked for a better venue for our wedding. We also had the soft play and penny arcades. I didn’t get pictures of them but awaiting my professional ones.

I wish I could re live the day and do it all again. It was a long time comings made longer with covid but eventually we managed it and we loved every minute of it.

Hope you choose Wookey Hole Caves for your venue. You won’t be disappointed in any way. x
Shauna
Shauna L. Sent on 19/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely amazing

From start to finish Lucy, wedding coordinator, was brilliant. All communication was clear, efficient and personal. Lucy was extremely professional yet made you feel like you were the only wedding she was helping to organise. The cave was just stunning and decorated exactly as asked.
The guides to take you through were lovely.
Our canapés, pre dinner drinks and entertainment were wonderful and went down very well with the guests.
We had the hog roast and it was delicious.
Our bar staff were just so friendly and lovely to chat with.
The whole wedding experience itself was perfect. We wouldn't change a thing.
The only "negative" is the actual hotel itself. It just lacks any atmosphere. So as long as you realise all you will do is sleep and get ready there you'll be fine.
If anybody asked me would I recommend wookey as a wedding venue I would 100% say yes. Every single member of staff make your day(and stay) so so special
Roxanne
Roxanne R. Sent on 19/08/2021
5 out of 5 rating

A wedding with a twist

Our wedding was amazing getting married in a cave was a unique magical experience the whole day was wonderful from start to finish.
Lucy and her team went above and beyond make are day special,
We will forever have lovely memories of our wedding.
Lucy
Lucy S. Sent on 04/08/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect in every way

Lucy and her team made sure every aspect of our day was perfect. We were looked after the whole day and made to feel so special. The whole set up in the cave was beautiful and even better than I could have imagined. There was also a number of smaller touches that made the day even more perfect. I can't fault Lucy, she made everything faultless. If your looking for a slightly different but amazing venue then I recommend Wookey Hole!
J
Jennifer C. Sent on 22/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding at wookey caves

Lucy was outstanding , understanding and supportive to us both during planning on special day due to moving of our wedding 3 times due to pandemic . Lucy directed and guided us through the whole process and removed all our concerns and stress and made our day truely magical and seamless .the venue absolutely blew us and our guests away . The venue staff couldnt do enough to make our day amazing and more than helpful to us and our guests when needed . Just wish we could do it again .
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Rachel A. Sent on 22/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely awesome

Wow! Just wow! Every part of our wedding was perfect, from the way the candles in the cave were laid out to how fun the witch was while entertaining our guests. Our every wish was answered and no trouble was too much for Lucy and her team to work through. Our day was magical!
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Samuel H. Sent on 15/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

A Magical Wedding at Wookey Hole - Perfect from Start to Finish!

Thank you, Lucy and the Wookey Hole team, for making our big day absolutely magical.

We could not have asked for a better experience - right from the initial enquiry and engagement with Lucy, it was clear that we were with the right venue and people. Prices were extremely competitive (especially given the unique nature of the venue!), flexibility with requirements was never an issue. Lucy maintained excellent contact in the lead-up to the event itself, always happy to help; this continued through and into the big day itself, where the staff went out of their way to give us prompt access to the Caves for our set-up needs.
The reception in the Victorian penny arcade was superb, and the dinner was sublime - even though we went with the basic package, Wookey managed to make it feel like the premium option. The reception hall was brilliantly decorated, waiting staff were always on hand at the bar, and the food was impeccable.

We highly recommend Lucy and the Wookey Hole venue - you shall be delighted by what they can offer!
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Kirsty W. Sent on 14/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent venue, great staff

Everything went really smoothly thanks to Lucy's organisation. The venue looked beautiful and we can't imagine having had our wedding anywhere better. All our guests had a great time, and many told us afterwards how great the staff were at the venue and also the hotel.
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Lisa V. Sent on 08/02/2022
5 out of 5 rating

A fabulously memorable week-end and Magical Wedding Ceremony

If you are looking for something that is not only a spectacular wedding venue but also a fabulously fun place for your guests to spend the whole week-end, this is the place. We hired several of the lodges which meant that both families could really get to know each other. The hot tubs were a real hit, and the children loved the caves and play areas. We had such a good time getting together before and after the Wedding. The Wedding Ceremony itself was magical and the party after was such good fun with great food and dancing. We were going to have a traditional Wedding but the Bridegroom came up with this idea and I am so pleased he did. The staff were so helpful and professional, nothing was too much trouble. The caves were candle lit and we walked through them with music playing while we waited for the bride, the photos are breathtaking. I would highly recommend Wookey Hole for Weddings.
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Rebecca E. Sent on 15/11/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Mr and Mrs Evans

Perfect! They went above and beyond to meet our needs/wants. Highly recommend!
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