Planning the wedding of the year in Somerset?


Imagine celebrating your married life together in our breath-taking 800 year old medieval Palace in the heart of Wells, Somerset. Arrive by car or gentle stroll over the drawbridge, you and your guests can enjoy a glass of champagne, surrounded by 14 acres of stunning gardens.

Sit down to your wedding breakfast, created by our award winning chefs in our banqueting hall, the Undercroft with its vaulted ceiling and medieval architecture will not fail to impress your guests.

Following your wedding breakfast retire to the Long Gallery for coffee & cake, the perfect time to socialise with your friends and family. Then when you are ready  start your evening celebrations by taking to the dance floor, for your first dance as a married couple. With all this you are promised a day to remember, surrounded by those you love.



                                            The photos in the Gallery are by Simon Biffen Photography, Latitude Photography, and Lumosia Photography.  



 Venue Hire

Be a King and Queen for the day and exclusively hire the Palace and gardens - it’s just like having your own stately home! Princes and Princesses can hire the Palace buildings for the day and enjoy the attention they receive from our garden visitors. Or you can just enjoy evening parties, lunches or canapés and drinks and have photographs taken in the beautiful gardens - the choice is yours to create the wedding day you want.

We have put together a choice of hire options so you can tailor your day to suit you and your guests. Have a look through our wedding brochure (download form below) to inspire you and then talk to us about your requirements.

Our award-winning catering team will ensure that you and your guests have a beautifully catered wedding day, with a range of wonderful options to suit every budget. To download our sample wedding breakfast menu, click here.

     Planning Process

Now for the fun part… The planning! Our dedicated wedding coordinator will work closely with you, advising about timings, décor, best use of space, and offering menu tastings. And who wants to be organising furniture arranging the day before their wedding? Not you. We’ll take care of setting up all the tables & chairs (according to your table plan) so you don’t have to.

You’ll get to know us very well in the build up to your wedding, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. After all, you’ve entrusted us to deliver the biggest day of your lives so getting to know each other is essential.



Tempted by a whole weekend of wedding celebrations? Good news! We’re here 7 days a week, so if you like the idea of a pre-wedding dinner or BBQ in the gardens, photo sessions, or Sunday lunch the day after in The Bishop’s Table then you’re in the right place…

To help you plan your day we’ve put together a list of wedding professionals who we think can add a little extra sparkle. All of them have worked with us before and have been hand picked by us because we love what they do. Drop us a line for more info about suppliers & accommodation. 


    Book a viewing

Sounding good? Time to arrange a visit to view this stunning wedding venue in Wells and discuss your options? Contact our Wedding & Venue Manager, Chloe Kennedy, on 01749 988111 ext. 209 or email [email protected] 


 Brochure & Social Media

For more information, please fill in the below to be emailed a download of our wedding brochure.

Download Our Wedding Brochure

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Photography by Simon Biffen