£12000 - £14000 for Venue Hire
Up to 200
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Surround yourself with natural beauty as well as your family and friends. The romantic orangery and gardens of Hamswell House make the ultimate setting for your wedding.
Pricing & Costs

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Maximum Price
The venue cost includes the cost of the orangery, grounds and a bespoke marquee. Marquee costs can vary depending on the number of guests. Free corkage.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Choice of preferred caterers

In-house catering
(price per head)

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We do not charge corkage. You can bring your own wine and champagne and drinks for the entire event if you wish. 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.
What is included in this pricing:
No corkage fee
Menu tasting included
Cutlery included
Table linen included
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Bespoke menu available
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
Asian Catering
Halal Catering
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Kosher Catering

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available


Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
Water View
Open Flame Permitted

Cultural Specialists

Asian Wedding Specialist
Jewish Wedding Specialist
Muslim Wedding Specialist
Full Description
"QUITE SIMPLY ONE OF ENGLAND'S MOST ROMANTICALLY BEAUTIFUL AND ENCHANTING HOUSES" The Country & Town House Little Black Book of Wedding Venues 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 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. You can hold the ceremony inside the romantic 18th Century orangery with its Cotswold stone roof and huge arch windows. It can seat 40 inside, while the rest of the guests can watch and listen to the short ceremony from outside on the lawn. Following the service, you can join your guests for celebratory drinks 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, C18 water garden with its waterlilies and Neptune fountain and the knot garden before moving to an elegant marquee for the evening celebration. We can accommodate up to 200 guests in a marquee for a seated dinner. What's more, you are free to bring your own wine and bubbly for the celebration. We do not charge corkage, which saves you a small fortune.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Rupert
Hamswell House is a magical place made for entertaining. We look forward to welcoming you here and showing you around.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Benjamin and Lorna Zucker
Happy couple married in August
November 2022
Exceptionally helpful
We had our wedding at Hamswell House in August. We had guests come from 7 different countries and all commented on how stunning the grounds, house and views were. Rupert was exceptionally helpful, giving us suggestions and tips as well as connections to local suppliers. Would definitely recommend as a Wedding venue!
Talia Lapidus
Happy couple married in August
November 2022
Such a special, unique and intimate place
We got married at Hamswell in August and it was the most magical and perfect day ever! Both Rupert and Henry from Bath Marquees were so helpful and always responsive with our questions, and our day ran so smoothly. All of our guests said it was the most beautiful wedding location - the views are truly stunning and it's such a special, unique and intimate place to get married. I would highly recommend getting married here!!
Sarah and Matt Evans
Happy couple married in July
November 2022
Absolutely magical day in a magical setting
My husband and I married at Hamswell House in July. It was an absolutely magical day in a magical setting. We couldn't have wished for a more perfect day. Rupert and the whole Hamswell team are great and helped us with making sure the day went smoothly. A truly unique and special place and a day we will never forget. Our guests loved it and said it was the best wedding venue they had been to!
Chalini Linkage
Happy couple married in July
November 2022
Our guests absolutely loved it
A stunning venue! We had our wedding over two days at this gorgeous site and our guests absolutely loved it. It's evident how much time and care Rupert invests into the venue and it shows. You won't be disappointed by this venue!
Sophie Foreman
Happy couple married in June
November 2022
Absolutely perfect
We had our wedding at Hamswell House this summer and it was absolutely perfect. Rupert was very easily contactable throughout and provided us with an extensive list of recommended suppliers who we used and were brilliant. The house and view were absolutely beautiful and the marquee was great and allowed us to personalise our day. I highly recommend Hamswell House as a wedding venue!
Henry and Cordelia Brown
Happy couple married in June
November 2022
Incredible and special
We absolutely loved Hamswell house as our venue. It was so gorgeous, the place is so varied with different areas for different elements of the day, and also so flexible so we could customise everything.
Location & Contact Details


Hamswell, Bath, Gloucestershire, BA1 9DG, England

Travel Notes

Directions on our website at www.hamswellhouse.co.uk

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

Junction 18 of the M4

Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport


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Press & Awards

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The Country and Townhouse Little Black Book of Wedding Venues

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

I cannot choose. There have been too many wonderful, happy celebrations. This place is just the perfect backdrop for the party of a lifetime

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Book the venue, then the rest will fall into place.

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

Each wedding here is different - so whatever expresses the bride's personality

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Historic, Romantic, Magical, Beautiful, Atmospheric

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

The Terraced Gardens

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

I am sworn to secrecy as far as the weddings are concerned, but we also have movies here where the stars have included Eddie Redmayne and Gemma Arterton.

What’s your favourite canapé?

Anything from our recommended caterers - all are delicious

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Bacon sandwiches

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The amazing views, beautiful walled gardens and the C18th water garden

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our team

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook GiftFree Bottle of Champagne
Bridebook Special OfferFree Corkage