Your Bristol & Somerset Wedding - February/March 2023 (Issue 93)

ROMAN BATHS & PUMP ROOM 01225 477 786 | Located 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. The hot baths, which yield around 1,200,000 litres of water daily at a constant 46 degrees are surrounded by the original ancient paving and it’s here that sunrise and sunset ceremonies take place, overlooked by the beautiful Bath Abbey. The Great Bath area is part of the vast ancient monument; while the adjoining Georgian Pump Room, an elegant building with tall windows and Corinthian columns, frequented by Jane Austen, is accessed from the Abbey churchyard. THE “I DOS” The enchanting Roman Baths offer the perfect combination of stunning outdoor and indoor space in a prime location for small weddings. Despite being open to the elements it’s is still safe for ceremonies as shelter is provided by the soffits of the terrace above. Vows can be exchanged on the surrounding Roman pavement in the morning or the evening. What could be more magical than saying “I do” then sipping champagne with flaming torches reflected in the thermal waters? Whichever you choose, a sunrise or sunset wedding will provide a truly romantic start to your married life. You can choose to enjoy the elopement package or have a larger celebration surrounded by loved ones. CELEBRATE IN STYLE Sunrise ceremonies take place at 8.30am and may be followed by a champagne breakfast in the Grand Pump Room Restaurant. Sunset ceremonies on the other hand are held at 7.30pm and can be followed by drinks beside the Great Bath with further celebrations in the Terrace and Reception hall for 40 to 160 guests. Alternatively, you may hire the whole venue with a capacity of 290. Evening hire isn’t available from mid-June to the end of August. YARLINGTON BARN 07871 368 819 | Located in the heart of Somerset on a cider farm, Yarlington Barn is a family-run venue surrounded by apple orchards and lakes. A versatile space for weddings, the picturesque lake and large outside terrace offer glorious photographic opportunities. CLEVEDON HALL 01275 795 895 | Set in the heart of North Somerset, just 15 minutes from Bristol, this lavish mansion house boasts extensive grounds complete with lake and bridge, meadow and wilderness walk all overlooked by Hebe’s fountain. Clevedon Pier and the sea too are only a couple of minutes away. 21 WATERSIDE VENUES