Your Bristol & Somerset Wedding - June/July 2022 (Issue 89)

ARNOS MANOR HOTEL With an elegant chapel, beautiful courtyard conservatory restaurant, private function room and 73 bedrooms on site, the Arnos Manor Hotel Bristol has everything you could need for your big day. A variety of wedding packages are on offer as well as bespoke options to suit your requirements. The Hotel is comfortable yet full of personality. Located on the A4, close to the city centre, it’s also only a short trip to Bristol International Airport and a mere 13 miles to the historical city of Bath. Bristol Temple Meads Train Station too is close by – only a five-minute drive. So, wherever your guests are travelling from they’ll be able to reach you easily here. Ceremonies are held in The Chapel, which retains many of its original features. Receptions take place in the conservatory restaurant. Located in the original courtyard of the building it boasts a glass roof with preserved brickwork. The Orangery on the other hand is located on the ground floor and is the perfect spot for larger wedding breakfasts. Recently decorated and situated next door to the conservatory, it also offers access to the private Gallery Bar. The venue offers a complimentary stay for you, the newlyweds, on the night of your wedding as well as discounted accommodation for any guests who wish to stay. LEIGH COURT Shielded from the city bustle by Leigh Woods, Leigh Court was designed by architect Thomas Hopper in 1814 for Bristol’s first recorded millionaire. The estate has a rich history: having been a religious sanctuary, a family home, and a hospital, it’s also been conquered by, gifted to and used as a safe-haven by kings for a thousand years. In fact, you may well recognise the graceful Grade II listed mansion from its starring role in various productions including Bridgerton and Poldark. All of the ground-floor rooms are licensed for ceremonies. While the fairytale staircase, skylights, and patterned floor in the Great Hall make it a popular choice; the blush-coloured Morning Room with its floor-toceiling windows and crystal chandelier is favoured by couples looking for a more intimate space. The Tapestry Room is one of the most beautiful rooms in Leigh Court, with enormous dual-aspect windows and elaborate gold and white ceiling decoration. On the other hand, the Library and Salon are ideal if you’re looking for a space that opens directly on to the lawns. When it comes to reception spaces, you’re spoilt for choice. Celebrations can be held in one or indeed, all of the ground floor rooms including all of the above plus the Outer Hall, bar and lounge. 16 IN THE KNOW 0117 971 1461 BS4 3HQ Ceremony licence: Yes Ceremony capacity: 90 Wedding breakfast capacity: 100 Evening do capacity: 250 IN THE KNOW 01275 373 393 | BS8 3RA Ceremony licence: Yes Ceremony capacity: 109 Wedding breakfast capacity: 250 Evening do capacity: 400+