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

BATCH COUNTRY HOUSE 01934 750 371 | A comfortable home with a traditional farmhouse feel, Batch Country House boasts cosy lounge areas and ample space. An exclusive-use venue it only hosts one wedding per day. The venue’s beautiful, awardwinning landscaped gardens overlook the Mendip Hills, and you’ll find plenty of water features dotted around including ponds, waterfalls and fountains. Plus, the outdoor photo opportunities are endless. Batch Country House is licensed for indoor and outdoor civil ceremonies. Outside, the garden gazebo is available and can seat up to 130 loved ones. Indoor ceremonies are held in the Somerset Suite with beams, minster fireplace and hand-crafted oak doors. It can seat up to 120 for the ceremony. Receptions are most often hosted in the Ivory Suite for a maximum of 250 guests. It’s a permanent building decorated in a marquee style with ivory drapes, chandeliers, starlit dancefloor and canopy. There’s also a full working bar, air conditioning and central heating so you’ll be comfortable whatever the weather. The venue offers a complimentary overnight stay in the bridal suite on the night of the wedding. THE LONGHOUSE 01749 812 307 | The Longhouse is an environmentally-friendly wedding venue, ideal for creative couples with an original outlook and joie de vivre. Set high in the landscape, its beautifully-maintained and abundant gardens are inviting all year round and overlook the river Brue. Outdoor ceremonies are held in the handmade oak gazebo that sits in the Longhouse gardens at the base of the small vineyard. It can comfortably seat 140 loved ones. Inside, The Longhouse can also seat 140 for the “I dos” and in the cooler months it offers a sense of welcoming the outside in with its wonderful views. The covered patio is located above the gardens and is the ideal spot for enjoying post-ceremony drinks even if the weather isn’t great. The space can accommodate 140 standing. The Wine Cellar is available to be used throughout the day for drinks or coffee and tea after the wedding breakfast. It offers a quiter space for guests to sit and can accommodate 30 chairs around the edge of the room with space for a further 30 people to stand. The Longhouse is home to your wedding breakfast, before it’s reset for the evening celebrations. It can host up to 140 nearest and dearest with a further 60 for the evening reception. An interior of simple white with accents of soft, sage green is complemented by a wooden floor, providing the ultimate modern yet neutral canvas for your own decorations. Rivermead House is available as self-catering accommodation for up to 36 people for the wedding weekend and hire of The Longhouse includes exclusive-use of a bridal suite located in the farmhouse. 22