Your Bristol & Somerset Wedding - February/March 2022 (Issue 87)

ROMAN BATHS & PUMP ROOM 01225 477786 | Situated at the heart of the World Heritage Site, the Roman Baths & Pump Room is without doubt one of the most distinctive buildings in the country. The award-winning complex is steeped in history, with its origins dating back 2,000 years. A non-weather dependent venue, it’s open to the elements, yet suitable for weddings as shelter is provided by the soffits of the terrace above. There are further undercover areas such as the East Baths and plunge pool, which form part of the museum by day. The hot baths, which yield around 1,200,000 litres of water daily at a constant 46˚C are surrounded by the original ancient paving. It’s here that ceremonies take place either in the morning or evening, overlooked by the beautiful Bath Abbey. What could be more magical than exchanging your vows before sipping champagne on 2,000-yearold paving with flaming torches reflected in the thermal waters? You can choose to have no guests at all for a special elopement experience, but there are airy rooms available in which to entertain loved ones. Sunrise ceremonies take place at 8.30am and are followed by a champagne breakfast in the grand Pump Room restaurant for 60 nearest and dearest. The Pump Room is Grade I listed and was a social hub for Georgian society, famously frequented by Jane Austen. It’s an elegant space boasting tall windows, Corinthian columns and a glittering chandelier. Sunset ceremonies are held at 7.30pm before you enjoy drinks beside the Great Bath with further celebrations on the Terrace overlooking it and in the Reception Hall for 40 to 160 guests. Alternatively, you may hire the whole venue including Pump Room, Reception Hall and Terrace with capacity of 290. Evening hire isn’t available from midJune to the end of August. HASELBURY MILL 01460 77095 | Set in 14 acres of picturesque gardens and parkland, Haselbury Mill is a stunning venue for al fresco weddings. Say “I do” in The Lakeside with views over the scenic lake, in The Tithe Barn or The Apple Loft. HORNSBURY MILL 01460 63317 | Ceremonies take place in either the atmospheric candlelit Cornloft or outside in the Gazebo beside the lake complete with a fountain. The Lakeside Suite is ideal for celebrations, which seats 130 for the wedding breakfast and can welcome 200 for the evening bash. THE HIDDEN LAKE | As you turn into the venue’s tree-lined drive you’ll immediately fall in love with the views of Cothelstone Manor and the rolling Quantock Hills. Further down you’ll discover the lake – private and secluded it’s nestled in an area of outstanding natural beauty. THE ROYAL HOTEL 01934 423 100 | Located in Weston-super-Mare, The Royal Hotel is a traditional, family-owned seafront hotel, a short walk from many of the town’s attractions, including the Winter Gardens Pavilion, the beach and the Grand Pier Also check out... 25 WATERSIDE VENUES