Your Bristol & Somerset Wedding - August/September 2022 (Issue 90)

THE BISHOP’S PALACE AND GARDENS, WELLS 01749 988 111 | Steeped in history, The Bishop’s Palace and Gardens sits at the heart of the Medieval city of Wells, Somerset. Whether your arrival is by car or a relaxed stroll across the drawbridge, as you make your way through the arch of the ancient gatehouse, you’ll be greeted with breathtaking views of this stunning 800-year-old building. With the moat surrounding the Palace offering the tranquil sounds of flowing water, the backdrop of Wells Cathedral, picturesque willow bridge and seasonal flowers and plants all year round, this really is a beautiful space to gather. CELEBRATE IN STYLE A friendly welcome awaits you and your loved ones as does a glass of champagne and, when you’ve made your way onto the garden terrace overlooking the South Lawn and ramparts, you’ll be able to relax and take in the stunning surroundings. With 14 acres of gardens to explore there’s no shortage of backdrops for your photographer to utilise. Lit with candles, The Undercroft provides the ideal intimate atmosphere for your wedding breakfast. It can seat 105 loved ones along bespoke wooden banqueting tables. A further 50 guests can be welcomed for your evening reception. The venue works closely with its local catering partner to ensure quality, locally-sourced ingredients and a high level of service. The Portrait Gallery offers space for 105 standing. Following the speeches and cake cutting, you can retire here for coffee and cake. Relax and take time to enjoy a more informal time with your guests, while the team transform the Undercroft for the evening bash. ASSEMBLY ROOMS 01225 477 786 | BECKFORD’S TOWER AND MUSEUM 01225 422 212 | CHARLTON HOUSE 01749 342 008 | hotel/charlton-house MACDONALD BATH SPA HOTEL 0344 879 9106 | PENNARD HILL FARM 07795 806 858 | WICK FARM 01225 722 238 | Also check out... 19 LOCAL VENUES