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 expert 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.



 Venue Hire

Hire the Bishop’s Palace for your wedding reception or for a real touch of luxury have the Palace and 14 acres of ground, exclusively hired for you and your guests to enjoy.

Have a look through our wedding brochure (download form below) to inspire you and then talk to us about your requirements.

We  will ensure that you and your guests have a beautifully catered wedding day, with a range of wonderful options to suit every budget. Locally sourced and with quality ingredients, you are sure to make the most of Somerset local suppliers, where possible.

 Planning Process

Our Wedding & events planner will work closely with you, advising about timings, décor, best use of space to ensure a smooth planning partnership.

We will ensure your tables are planned out, set as you request and available the day before for you to add your flowers and decor

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.


To help you plan your day we will give you full access to our recommended suppliers, this is a comprehensive list of wedding professionals who we know and trust to deliver expert service. All of our suppliers have worked with us before and have been hand picked, by us because we love what they do. If you would like to know more or book a wedding viewing then please get in touch.


 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