Your Wedding Ceremony

"No better or more romantic place"

- Liz Elliot, Editor at Large, House and Garden and mother of the bride

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We have assembled a first-class team of dedicated professionals to support you in making your day exactly how you want it.
Let your imagination run wild.

YOUR CHOICE OF CEREMONY

The Orangery

The 18th Century orangery with its Cotswold stone roof and huge arch windows is a wonderfully romantic place to tie the knot. It can seat 40 inside, while the rest of the guests can watch and listen to the ceremony from outside on the lawn.

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Your Wedding

Under the Lime Tree

Imagine exchanging your vows under the boughs of a 400-year-old lime tree. 200 guests can be seated comfortably outside with the beautiful Jacobean façade of the house in the background. It is a dreamy way to start your life together.

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Your Wedding

Church Wedding

For those of you who are looking for a traditional church wedding, the charming church of St Mary the Virgin is in the village of Marshfield only 10 minutes away. It can seat 200.

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Your Wedding

"The wedding venue of dreams!"

- , Pearl van den Ende, international wedding planner

THE CELEBRATION

No better place to celebrate with champagne and canapes than Hamswell House's amazing terrace. It has breath-taking panoramic views over the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. On a clear day, you can even see the White Horse at Westbury 20 miles away.

When you are ready, explore the garden. At every turn you come across amazing features such as the pergola with the 200-year-old wisteria, the Monk's Window and the Knot Garden. Then stroll along the 18th Century ornamental canal with its Neptune fountain and clusters of waterlilies. The garden is a photographer's playground perfect for capturing striking Instagrammable images of your special day.

"The perfect mix of grandeur and relaxed elegance"

- Sarah Speechly - bride

THE PARTY

After drinks and canapes, the bespoke marquee provides the perfect ambience for the party of a lifetime. You have had the day before for set-up and styling, so it is exactly as you want it.

Our recommended caterers will serve you whatever you desire. And as we do not charge corkage, the champagne and wine can flow without breaking the bank.

As night draws in, the twinkling stars above the dancefloor light up, so do the festoons around the marquee, the lanterns on the terrace and the soft floodlights on the main house and the Neptune fountain. The band strikes up... It is time for the first dance...

"Truly magical experience"

- Chloe and Simon Arnoldi - bride and groom

GOOD TO KNOW ABOUT WEDDINGS

"The perfect hidden gem"

- The English Wedding Blog

WEDDING PRICES

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The Venue

The cost of hiring the venue for a wedding on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays is £6000. The marquee is extra. Lunch party the next day for £1000.

The cost includes:

  • The use of the romantic orangery for a civil ceremony or a chill-out area;
  • Use of the ceremony lawn with its 400-year-old lime trees;
  • Use of the house terrace with its spectacular panoramic views, the beautiful ornamental gardens, wisteria-covered pergola, the knot garden and C18th water garden for the drinks reception and photographs;
  • Use of the house lanterns, house floodlights and the illumination of the Neptune fountain;
  • Access to the marquee on the day before the wedding for set-up and styling;
  • Use of the dedicated mains power supply;
  • Free corkage throughout the entire event;
  • Overnight parking for the guests for up to 100 cars.

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THE MARQUEE

Bath Marquees will erect the marquee for you. The cost of this is from about £5000 + VAT and is in addition to the venue hire.

The price includes marquee, carpeting, lining, entrance porch, dance floor, tables, chairs, bar, kitchen marquee, lighting and luxury loos. In fact, everything you need except for what the caterers will bring with them and the flowers. Contact Henry at Bath Marquees: www.bathmarquees.co.uk tel: 07888 841517

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The Drink

We do not charge corkage. You can bring your own wine and champagne and drinks for the entire event if you wish. This is in contrast with many hotels and commercial venues where the mark up on the wines and champagnes can be eye-watering.

This is another reason why couples prefer Hamswell.

The Food

We have five 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 £40 + VAT per head for a three-course sit-down meal.

Our five preferred caterers are:

If none of these caterers can meet your requirements, you can use one of your own choosing for an additional charge of £500.