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

BERWICK LODGE Berwick Lodge is an imposing red-brick Victorian manor house, which offers you a first glimpse from the end of the tree- and lantern-lined driveway. The interior has everything you’d expect from a lodge, including open fires and wood panelling, but with an East-meets-West twist on the design. Set in 18 acres of beautiful gardens and woodland, Berwick boasts views that reach across to Wales. The grounds feature a wealth of photogenic elements such as a walkway to Aphrodite’s Dome, ornate fountains, an orchard and a summer house. Keeping the gardens looking fabulous is an ongoing project, managed by head gardener, Robert Dunster, who previously tended the grounds at Highgrove. Summeria is an upstairs room lit by skylights, perfect for ceremonies. You can find it in a converted stable block, the Mews, where an original stained-glass doorway leads you into the eaves. Mesopotamia, also in the Mews, is an alternative for the vows. This ground floor room has large windows allowing you to take in the views, pillars to decorate and access to a patio area. The dining room, known as Hattusa, can host your wedding breakfast and evening do. Its architectural style and crystal chandeliers create a welcoming and intimate atmosphere. Alternatively, elopement weddings for just the two of you are hosted in the pretty little summer house in the gardens. The venue offers a complimentary menu and wine tasting evening to its couples and most packages include a suite for you on the wedding night. AZTEC HOTEL BRISTOL 01454 201 090 BS32 4TS MSHED 0117 927 3086 BS1 4RN KLOSTERHAUS RESTAURANT & BAR 0117 452 3111 BS1 3DF OLD DOWN ESTATE 03447 769 380 BS32 4PG NO4 CLIFTON VILLAGE 0117 970 6869 BS8 4HY THE SQUARE CLUB 0117 921 0455 BS8 1HB lso check out... 19 LOCAL VENUES IN THE KNOW 0117 958 1590 BS10 7TD Ceremony licence: Yes Ceremony capacity: 90 Wedding breakfast capacity: 90 Evening do capacity: 150