A Magnificent Venue


The Bishop’s Palace has been a centre of hospitality for over 800 years and this unique venue has an experienced team ready to plan your perfect event. This could be a relaxed family celebration, a concert supper, a formal evening dinner or a corporate event.

Let us arrange your special occasion, leaving you free to enjoy the day and spend time with your guests.

Great emphasis is placed on the quality of the food at the Bishop’s Palace and we have a dedicated team who are involved in every stage of the preparation and planning. Our team are committed to using only the most seasonal produce, locally sourced; they really do know a thing or two about food!

The stunning medieval Entrance Hall with impressive log fire never fails to wow guests. It is also the perfect location for you to meet and greet and for us to serve welcome drinks and canapés. Adjacent to the garden terrace, allowing you to entertain in all weathers, the Entrance Hall is either a fantastic place to begin your event or a stunning venue in itself.

The medieval Undercroft  is available for hire in the evening or out of season during the day for celebration parties, wedding receptions, anniversary and fundraising events. Suitable for up to 60 guests for a dinner and dance or 120 for dinner the Undercroft certainly makes for a very special venue which your guests will talk about for years to come.

The Bishop’s Table is a wonderful venue for smaller, less formal parties and events. Suitable for up to 40 guests we can offer drinks and canapés on arrival, on the terrace overlooking the croquet lawn across to the Palace, before you dine in style inside.

Special Events

Are you passionate about music or the arts and need a venue for a special event? Or maybe you have always longed to hold a Christmas or Antiques Fair and have just never quite found the right place?

We offer indoor and outdoor spaces suitable for a wide range of events and with expert guidance on hand to ensure things run smoothly, you can’t help but succeed.

Contact us

Please contact Kelly Emery Functions Manager on 01749 988111 x209 to discuss your idea or make an appointment to see the venue.

Weddings

Come and see why an 800 year old Palace could be the perfect Somerset venue in which to hold your wedding reception.

Conferences

Sometimes it’s just good to get out of the office…

Private Parties

Do you have a special birthday or wedding anniversary coming up?

Film & Photography

The Bishop’s Palace & Gardens has been the backdrop to many films and tv shows.