£12000 - £14000 for Venue Hire
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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

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£12,000
Maximum Price
£14,000
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)

Prices Start At
£48
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.
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
200
Reception Capacity
200
Usual Access Time
9:00AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00AM

Venue

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

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available

Food and Drink

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

Cultural Specialists

Asian Wedding Specialist
Jewish Wedding Specialist
Muslim Wedding Specialist
Other
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.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2005
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
4
Reviews
(29)
Emma Thomas
Married in September 2021
December 2021
There is no better wedding venue than Hamswell
There is no better wedding venue than Hamswell - the gardens are absolutely stunning, getting married under the lime tree was the most special setting, Rupert is completely reliable and happy to help with absolutely everything, but unlike so many corporate wedding venues allows you to run your day as you would wish. The marquee went up on Thursday and we were able to calmly set everything up from Friday and had the place until Monday should we have needed it - honestly it was so beautiful and so easy. I couldnt recommend Hamswell and Rupert more highly.
Georgie Beer
Married in August 2021
November 2021
We cannot recommend Hamswell House as a venue enough
We got married in August 2021, and we cannot recommend Hamswell House as a venue enough. The stunning grounds are so immaculate and make for perfect photos. We loved how much freedom we had to decorate and choose the vendors we wanted, but also, we were incredibly grateful for the help from Rupert, who knows fantastic suppliers too. Hamswell will always have a special place in our hearts.
Nick Saunders
Married in August 2021
December 2021
A truly wonderful wedding venue!
Hamswell House was the perfect venue for our wedding in August. Rupert was incredibly helpful and accommodating and worked with us to rearrange our day when COVID forced us to postpone. The venue itself is beautiful and the views stunning. All suppliers connected to the venue and recommended by Rupert were fantastic. A truly wonderful wedding venue!
Natasha Krause
Married in August 2021
December 2021
Amazing Wedding!
We had an amazing wedding at Hamswell House! The fact you can personalise your day was the main selling point for us and it did not disappoint. Rupert was helpful in wanting to make our day special. The venue is beautiful and our guests gave us great feedback about it.
William and Emily Zuurbier
Married in July 2021
October 2021
The Venue of Dreams - we really couldn't have asked for more!
We got married at Hamswell House in July and can honestly say it is the venue of dreams, we really couldn’t have asked for more! We had the most incredible day in beautiful sunshine and the views across the valley truly takes your breath away! The house and grounds have beautiful details that provide an amazing backdrop to all your photos, and getting to decorate the marquee and grounds means you can add all those little details that make the day so special. Rupert (the host) is incredibly helpful from start to finish, guiding and recommending throughout, and he was particularly kind and supportive to us through all the changes and challenges covid presented, we can’t thank him enough!
Alex and Kirby Crook
Married in July 2021
August 2021
The Perfect Venue
So grateful for Hamswell House! It was the perfect venue for our wedding. We are left with endless positives from choosing this venue - Rupert (the host) was extremely responsive, informative, patient, generous and devoted to making everything perfect for us. The venue is stunning and very well maintained, there is no corkage fee, it has everything to host the full day in one location, there are a number of amazing vendors that Rupert has information about which contribute to making it the most perfect day/venue! The layout lends itself well to having different spaces for different sections of the day. On a personal level, Rupert is a very charismatic and generous host! He made an effort to offer storage space prior to the event, early access to the space, parking attendants, communication for bands and caterers. Thank you so much!
Location & Contact Details

Address

Hamswell, Bath, Gloucestershire, BA1 9DG, England

Travel Notes

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

Nearest Town

Bath/Bristol

Nearest Motorway & Junction

Junction 18 of the M4

Nearest Train Station

Bath

Nearest Airport

Bristol

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FAQ
(10)

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