Your Bristol & Somerset Wedding - June/July 2023 (Issue 95)

CLEVEDON HALL 01275 795 895 | Clevedon Hall, set in the heart of North Somerset, is located a mere 15 minutes from Bristol. A lavish mansion house, its varied event spaces offer the ultimate flexibility and choice for your special day. With delicious menus and five-star accommodation, the team excel in bringing wedding dreams to life. The extensive grounds are filled with photo opportunities, from the lake and bridge to beautiful meadow or wilderness walk, all overlooked by Hebe’s fountain. If you’re lucky, you may even be able to get a deer to pose for a photo! The venue is also just a couple of minutes away from Clevedon Pier and the sea, offering a dramatic backdrop for some sunset pictures. There are a number of different options available for your ceremony. The Library can accommodate up to 100 loved ones for the “I dos.” There’s a wealth of original architectural details here, which have been lovingly restored and offer a lavish backdrop to suit the occasion. It can also host 124 for a wedding breakfast based on a traditional top table and round tables or 130 based on long, banquet style tables. The Great Hall can play host to 140 ceremony guests. It offers an amazing entrance with a balcony walk down to the aisle, framed by stained-glass windows. The Orangery can accommodate up to 150 nearest and dearest for a ceremony. The interior is light, with windows overlooking the main building and gardens. If you want to bring the outside in, this is the perfect space for you! There’s room here for 130 seated dining guests at round tables or for 150 based on a t-shape layout with round tables on either side. Dame Rosa Burden can host 70 loved ones for a the “I dos.” The big bay windows overlook the grounds and directly onto the lake. With its stunning architecture, it’s definitely the room for your big entrance. It can seat 50 nearest and dearest at round tables for your wedding breakfast. Finally for al fresco vows, the Gazebo offers a licensed ceremony option with space for 150 guests. Overlooking the lake and lawn, it’s the ultimate romantic setting surrounded by wild flowers. WE THE CURIOUS 0117 915 8000 | We The Curious is a one-of-a-kind venue, ideal if you’re looking for somewhere extraordinary that you and your guests will never forget. There are three distinctive and quirky spaces to combine as you wish from ceremony to celebrations and the team are on hand to ensure you have a truly memorable experience. Get married in Bristol’s iconic Planetarium for a completely one-off ceremony. Your guests will marvel at the dome, lit up with glittering stars and spectacular images of space. Walk down the aisle and say your vows beneath an endless star field, creating the most romantic of wedding experiences. The space can host 97 loved ones. The Annexe is a bright, contemporary room on the top floor. Floorto-ceiling windows mean it’s is flooded with natural night and you’ll have direct access to the sunlit terrace, which provides space for drinks, canapés, musicians and the all-important wedding photos. Here you can welcome 120 loved ones to your ceremony, 100 for the wedding breakfast and 150 for the evening bash. Also located on the top floor is the Rosalind Franklin Room, a spectacular and versatile spot, it’s complete with private bar area and terraces overlooking Bristol’s Harbourside. You’ll find it ideal for a classic or modern wedding breakfast with stunning historical views and ample space to celebrate. It can accommodate 300 guests for the wedding breakfast and 480 for the evening revelries together with the Annexe. What’s more, you’re welcome to let your guests loose on the exhibition floors with exclusive access to We The Curious after hours. Why not choose some tasty treats from the menu and host your pre-dinner drinks here? You can also wow loved ones with a 2D or 3D planetarium show exploring the universe. Due to a fire, We The Curious is currently closed but the team are working hard to reopen and hope to be taking wedding bookings again from May 2024. Stay up to date at LOCAL VENUES 19