If a country wedding in Bristol and Somerset is something you are looking for, you can't go wrong with a boutique country house hotel or an elegant mansion house wedding venue.
Country houses and stately homes have stunning spaces for both wedding ceremonies and receptions. If you've always dreamed of tying the knot in a picture gallery or orangery before retiring to the grounds for cocktails and an evening reception in the ballroom, then a country house in Bristol and Somerset sounds like the perfect venue for you.
As mansions and country manors are houses first and foremost, they can feel like an elegant home-from-home. Some venues will have accommodation on site, usually with stunning decor like roll-top baths and four-poster beds, while others may have smaller hotels or B&Bs in the grounds. This means that you’ll have the advantage of a stunning bridal suite and accommodation for immediately family or the bridal party on site.
With many country houses in Bristol and Somerset being set in stunning grounds you will find plenty of options for stunning wedding photography. Many mansions have rolling grounds and manicured gardens, each with distinctive features that can include lakes, beautiful floral gardens and traditional fountains and mazes. There are plenty of opportunities for beautiful wedding photos both inside and out - your wedding photographer will be spoiled for choice! Make sure to take in the gardens on your venue viewing, even if you’re marrying in the winter.
Having your wedding in the countryside not only means that you’ll have stunning wedding photos, but also privacy for your wedding day. The stunning views and composed countryside surroundings make your wedding in Bristol and Somerset a romantic getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Country house hotels and mansion house wedding venues are perfect for you if:
- You've always wanted a fairytale wedding day
- You want an outdoor element to your reception
- Light and airy spaces appeal to you
- You want a variety of locations for your photos
- You need a small amount of luxury accommodation
Country House and Mansion Wedding Venues in Bristol and Somerset - FAQ
How much does it cost to get married in a mansion house?
As with all wedding venues, costs for stately home and country house weddings vary, but you may be surprised at how affordable some of the options can be! You won't necessarily require a huge budget to get your own mansion for your wedding. If you’re looking to cut costs, then consider a midweek wedding or marrying in the low season, such as early spring or late autumn. A mansion venues are ideal for winter weddings, as they often have large fireplaces and cozy wood-panelled rooms.
Can I book a country house in Bristol and Somerset for the entire wedding weekend?
Many country house wedding venues and mansions will offer you venue hire on an exclusive use basis. This means that the venue is yours alone for the duration of your wedding. Sometimes this will be for your wedding day alone, and in other cases, you can hire your wedding venue for an entire weekend for you and your guests. This may incur an extra charge, but if you want a truly luxury getaway for guests with catering staff on hand, then this could be the ideal weekend for your wedding celebrations. You will be able to find exclusive use country houses in Bristol and Somerset using our venue filters.
What style of wedding dress is fitting for a mansion house wedding?
Mansion houses in Bristol and Somerset come with plenty of original features, such as marbled staircases, dazzling chandeliers and classical artwork. Play up the drama of your surroundings with an equally glamorous wedding dress! Floor length veils, impressive trains and princess gowns look right at home in the ballrooms and art galleries of a manor. Lace fabrics and vintage details are perfectly suited, as they're reminiscent of English socialites. Whatever dress you decide to wear on your wedding day, you will be able to find your dream mansion in Bristol and Somerset on Guides for Brides.