As a Somerset Wedding Photographer based in Bath, I photograph many weddings in various locations in and around this beautiful city. Here are selection of my favourite wedding venues. They are truly unique and have that historic charm.

1 . The Prior Park in Bath: A Historic Wedding Venue with Stunning Views

The Priory Park in Bath probably one of my absolute favourite wedding venue . It not only have a beautiful architecture but stunning views over looking Bath city. Offering a total individual, bespoke experience for all their Wedding couples. They only allow 20weddingd a year , so very exclusive for the lucky few. The Prior Park have a choice of rooms available for dining, drinks, as well as entertaining, along with a breathtakingly beautiful private estate, which provides ample opportunity for sublime intimate photographs. The views of Bath from this venue are also stunning. There are plenty of lovely wedding venues to discover, from level terrace's to chapels and various halls seating up to 120 or the BSR that can hold 200 guest. 

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The Prior Park in Bath wedding venue in Bath , Historic wedding venues

2 . The Roman Baths: Bath Historic Wedding Venue

This impressive venue is not only an historic site but an impressive museum and restaurant. The weddings are held within the roman baths themselves.

Weddings are held here before the museum opens 'sun rise wedding' and after the museum closes it's doors in the evening 'sunset wedding'

Receptions are held in either the Pump Room or on the Terrace. It is here drinks reception can be held so guest can mingle on the ancient paving stones and absorb the Roman baths historic vibe. The Roman baths can accommodate up to 160 guests 

The Roman Baths website

The Roman Baths wedding

The Roman Baths : Bath Historic wedding venue

3 . The Bath Priory Hotel: Hotel Wedding in Bath

Experience elegance, great cuisine, luxurious rooms, and a beautiful setting at The Bath Priory Hotel. It's everything a couple could wish for on their special day. The Bath Priory offers a variety of wedding packages tailored to suit your unique needs.

As a photographer, I love the décor of the rooms and the excellent lighting, as well as the beautiful garden and pond for photography backgrounds. If the weather is rainy, there is plenty of space for your guests to enjoy indoors.

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The Bath Priory Hotel: Hotel Wedding in Bath
The Bath Priory Hotel: Hotel Wedding in Bath

4. The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa: Hotel Wedding in Bath

If you want romance in an exceptional setting, The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa offers it in abundance. This stunning venue can accommodate up to 100 people, with smaller, more intimate areas available for celebrations within the grounds. For larger gatherings, there's an option of a marquee that can comfortably host 120 guests.

The wedding garden is a secluded area, separate from the main garden, providing a private and beautiful backdrop for your special day. The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa has its own head chef, ensuring a delicious dining experience, and beautifully designed rooms for you and your guests to stay in.

The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa website 

The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa , Hotel Wedding in Bath
The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa : Hotel Wedding in Bath
The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa , Hotel Wedding in Bath, ceremony room

5. Temple of Minerva: Botanical Garden Wedding Venue in Bath

There are many gardens licensed for wedding ceremonies and reception within Bath, one of my favourite venues is the Botanical Garden. Perfect for both small and large weddings. The temple can accommodate up to 35 people indoors and up to 70 with outdoor seating. If you have more than 35 guests, you can use marquees in the garden for the wedding breakfast and dancing. There's also an option for an outdoor ceremony.

Planning for a rainy day is crucial, and the Botanical Garden offers flexible solutions to ensure your special day goes smoothly. This venue is dog-friendly, so you can include your pets in your celebrations. For a more relaxing experience, consider booking a Bespoke Wedding Canine Chaperone to look after your pets. Botanical The Botanical Garden is also perfect for wedding couple portraits. Even if it’s busy with visitors, you can still find secluded areas for beautiful photos.

Visit the Temple of Minerva | Botanical Garden website to learn more about hosting your wedding at this stunning venue.

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Temple of Minerva | Botanical Garden Wedding Venue in Bath

6 . Hamswell House: Country House Wedding Venue near Bath

Set in the picturesque countryside near Bath, Hamswell House offers an enchanting wedding venue with a bohemian feel. You can choose to have your ceremony outdoors, overlooking the stunning countryside, or indoors in the charming orangery ( up to 40 people ). The estate provides a marquee for your wedding breakfast and dance floor, ensuring a seamless transition from ceremony to celebration. With its rich history, stunning views, and beautiful gardens complete with a tranquil pond, Hamswell House offers a romantic atmosphere for your special day. While accommodations are not available on-site, nearby options provide convenience for you and your guests. Hamswell House, a truly unique and special wedding venue near Bath. Hamswell House website .

Hamswell House | Country House Wedding Venue near Bath
Hamswell House | Country House Wedding Venue near Bath
Hamswell House | Country House Wedding Venue near Bath
Hamswell House | Country House Wedding Venue near Bath

7. Orchardleigh Estate: Country House Wedding venue near Bath

Orchardleigh Estate is a beautiful place to get married, offering a grand house with stunning views over fields and a lake with a variety of charming locations to choose from for your ceremony : All Saints Church: A private island church accessible by a footbridge, perfect for a traditional ceremony. The Estate Grounds: Outdoor settings with breath-taking views of the estate's landscape. The Ballroom: A grand indoor space with elegant décor, ideal for larger ceremonies.

Reception Spaces : The Walled Garden: An outdoor area perfect for a marquee reception. The Orangery: A light-filled space ideal for dining and dancing. The Great Hall: An impressive room with a grand staircase and high ceilings, perfect for a memorable celebration.

Accommodations: Orchardleigh Estate provides plenty of accommodations for your guests, with luxurious rooms and cottages available. The spacious bridal suite and additional rooms offer a comfortable and stylish place for you to get ready with your close family and friends. Love the lighting from Big windows and Décor of the rooms . It feels like you are back in time .

Additional Features :Exclusive Use: Enjoy exclusive use of the estate for your wedding day. On-Site Catering: Professional catering services to create a personalized menu for your celebration. You can also hire a helicopter for a grand entrance for your ceremony . Stunning Photo Opportunities: The estate’s scenic grounds, lake, and historic architecture provide endless photo opportunities. Orchardleigh Estate is pet-friendly, so you can include your furry friends in your special day.

Visit the Orchardleigh Estate website to learn more about hosting your wedding at this stunning country house venue near Bath.

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Orchardleigh Estate | Country House Wedding venue near Bath
Orchardleigh Estate | Country House Wedding venue near Bath

8. The Pig Near Bath | Luxury Wedding Hotel near Bath

The Pig near Bath offers a luxurious wedding experience in a stunning hotel with incredible food and beautiful gardens. If you choose to hire one of the hotel rooms for your wedding, keep in mind that group shots in front of the house or where hotel guests stay may not be possible. However, you will still have the opportunity for couple portraits in the picturesque garden. Alternatively, if you opt to hire the entire venue, you'll have the freedom to photograph anywhere on the property. The design and ambiance of The Pig near Bath provide a truly special backdrop for your ceremony and party, with numerous options to tailor your wedding to your preferences.

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The Pig Near Bath  | Luxury Wedding Hotel near Bath

9. Babington House | Luxury Wedding Hotel near Bath

Experience luxury at Babington House, a beautiful wedding hotel near Bath. With elegant accommodations, scenic wedding venues, delectable dining options, and attentive service, your wedding day will be truly special. Choose from a variety of stylish rooms and suites for you and your guests, and enjoy both indoor and outdoor spaces for your ceremony and reception. Additionally, take advantage of the charming on-site church for a traditional ceremony, adding an extra touch of romance to your celebration. Indulge in delicious cuisine crafted by skilled chefs using locally sourced ingredients. Benefit from the support of the dedicated wedding team, who will assist you throughout the planning process to ensure a seamless experience. Capture timeless moments amidst the backdrop of Babington House's picturesque grounds. Babington House website

Babbington House | Luxury Wedding Hotel near Bath
Babbington House | Luxury Wedding Hotel near Bath
Babbington House | Luxury Wedding Hotel near Bath

10. Priston Mill: Barn Wedding Venue near Bath

Located in the stunning countryside just 7 miles from Bath City, Priston Mill is home to the picturesque Tyth Barn and charming Watermill. These historic venues, part of the Duchy of Cornwall Newton Park Estate, can accommodate 50 to 150 guests. While accommodations are not provided on-site, a local accommodation guide is available for guests' convenience. The Tyth Barn is licensed for up to 150 guests, while the Watermill can accommodate up to 90 guests. Couples seeking an outdoor ceremony can opt for alternative settings at the Watermill venue for a relaxed alfresco experience. Explore food and drink packages detailed on the Priston Mill website.

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Priston Mill: Barn Wedding Venue near Bath
Priston Mill: Barn Wedding Venue near Bath

Here you have it my Top 10 Best Wedding Venues in Bath :)

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What is next ...

After you choose your favourite wedding venue the next step is to choose your perfect wedding photographer . It is so important to choose photographer that you connect with . The experience and memories just as important as beautiful pictures. You want to look at your wedding photographs and feel the happy memories of your special day .

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