A UNIQUE VENUE

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Hamswell House is a historic manor house on its own estate. It has an orangery and picturesque walled gardens and is surrounded by stunning countryside. It is a private estate not a hotel, a golf club or a corporate events venue and that is what makes it so different.

When you hold your ceremony and wedding reception at Hamswell, you will have the exclusive use of the orangery and the grounds for the day and evening to share with your guests.

At Hamswell we are lucky to have assembled a group of carefully chosen professionals who will assist you at every stage of the planning process.

The cost of hiring the venue for the day is £3000 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and £2000 midweek. If the ceremony is also being held here, we charge a supplement of £500.

THE CEREMONY

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You can hold the Ceremony inside the beautiful 18th Century Orangery with its Cotswold stone roof and huge arch windows. The Orangery can seat up to 40 inside. Any additional guests can watch and listen to the short ceremony from outside on the lawn.

The couple must book a Registrar to attend the Ceremony. This should be done as early as possible up to a year in advance through registrationservice@southglos.gov.uk or on 01454 863140. The Registrar will make a charge for conducting the Ceremony.

The Drinks Reception

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Following the service, you can join your guests for a celebratory drink on the terrace and enjoy the stunning rural views over the Hamswell Valley with the Westbury White Horse in the distance.

The gardens and the backdrop of the house make the perfect setting for your wedding photographs. You and your guests are free to explore the walled gardens, pergola and terraced herb garden.

If there is a risk of showers, the marquee company can erect a large awning on the lawn so your guests can enjoy the glorious gardens without getting wet.

THE MARQUEE

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A marquee in the garden of a historic manor house is a wonderfully romantic setting for your wedding breakfast.

Bath Marquees will erect it for you. The cost of this varies depending on your individual requirements from about £3000 + VAT and is in addition to the venue hire. They will also organize a luxury toilet trailer.

To discuss your requirements contact Henry at Bath Marquees www.bathmarquees.co.uk tel: 01225 851015 / 07888 841517. He will meet you on site if you wish. The maximum that can be comfortably accommodated for a sit down meal is about 240.

CATERING

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We have four excellent caterers working at Hamswell. Each of them has a wedding planner with whom you can discuss possible menus, table settings and your plans for the day. They all offer tastings. Prices are usually quoted to include table linens, cutlery and waiting staff as well as the food and are from about £35 + VAT per head for a three course sit down meal, less for a hog or lamb roast.

Our four approved caterers are:
CleverChefs: www.cleverchefs.co.uk tel: 07468 591743
Cherry Picked Catering: www.cherrypickedcatering.co.uk tel: 01179 300776
Dine With Style: www.dinewithstyle.co.uk tel: 01761 439483
Aniseed Catering: www.aniseedcatering.co.uk tel: 01179 542251

If none of these caterers can meet your requirements, you can use one of your own choosing for an additional charge of £250.

DRINK

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You may bring your own wine and champagne for the wedding breakfast provided that you arrange this with the caterer beforehand. We do not charge corkage. This is in stark contrast with most venues where the high mark-ups on the drink could easily add thousands of pounds to the cost of the day. This is another major reason why couples prefer to come to Hamswell.

PAY BARS

If you would like the caterers to run a pay bar, please give us two months notice.

MUSIC

You are free to book your own DJ or band for an evening party. A mains power supply is provided. We do ask for the music to stop at 12 p.m. and the guests to depart by 1 a.m.

PARKING

Guests can park in the eight-acre field above the house. They are welcome to leave their cars overnight, but we would ask that they pick them up by midday the next morning.

SMALL WEDDINGS

If you are planning a wedding of 40 or less, see our special SMALL WEDDING PAGE. Click here to read it.

ACCOMMODATION

A wide range of accommodation is all price ranges is available in the immediate area. We can provide a list. We do not provide accommodation in the house.

VIEWINGS

Please contact us by email, through the website or on the telephone on 07710727773 or 07931658290 to make an appointment.

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Wedding Venues Bath, Wedding Venues Bristol
Wedding Venues Bath, Wedding Venues Bristol

BOOKINGS

When you have decided on a date, we will ask for a deposit of 50% of the venue charge to reserve it for you.

"Thank you very much for your interest in Hamswell House. It is a magical place made for entertaining. We look forward to welcoming you here and showing you around."

- Rupert and Victoria Legge