Swan Hotel, Wells

£495 - £990 for Venue Hire
Up to 90
50 Bedrooms
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Whether it’s an intimate wedding, a large wedding reception or the civil wedding ceremony itself, the Swan Hotel prides itself on providing the perfect wedding venue in Somerset.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

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Garden Room hire for civil ceremony only £895 Garden Room hire for civil ceremony when also using the Garden Room for the wedding breakfast £495 Garden Room & Ivory Suite hire £990 (Civil ceremony in Garden Room, wedding breakfast in Ivory Suite & evening buffet in both rooms).

In-house catering
(price per head)

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W E D D I N G B R E A K F A S T M E N U STARTERS Leek & Sweet Potato Soup(Vg, GF) Oven Roasted Tomato & Basil Soup(Vg, GF) Caramelised Carrot & Coriander Soup(Vg, GF) Pressed Ham Hock & Parsley Terrine, Piccalilli(GF*) Warm Smoked Haddock Fishcake, Tartare SauceRed Onion & Blue Cheese Tart, Seasonal Fruit Chutney(V, GF) Smooth Chicken Liver & Brandy Pate, Onion Marmalade(GF*) Sugar Cured Salmon, Cucumber Salad, Horseradish Cream(GF*) MAIN COURSES Roast Breast of Somerset Chicken Pleaseselect your sauce from the following options (one sauce for entire event) Oven Roasted Tomato Provencal Sauce, Mushroom Cream or Thyme Jus(GF) Roast Topside of Marshall’s Elm Farm Beef, Yorkshire Pudding, Gravy(GF*) Slow Roast Shoulder of Somerset Pork, Cider & Sage Jus(GF) Baked Salmon Fillet, White Wine & Herb Cream Sauce(GF) Seasonal Vegetarian Risotto, Parmesan & Rocket Braised Breast of Lamb, Garlic & Rosemary Gravy(GF) Roast Fillet of Sea Bass, Tarragon Cream Sauce(GF) Nut Roastwith Red Pepper Sauce (Vg, GF) DESSERTS Glazed Lemon Tart, Seasonal Fruit Purée Warm Chocolate Brownie, Fudge Sauce Baked Vanilla Cheesecake, Seasonal Fruit Compôte Sticky Toffee Pudding, Butterscotch Sauce Strawberry Delice, Lemon Sorbet(GF*) Green Tea Panna Cotta, Gingerbread(GF*) Warm Treacle Tart, Vanilla Ice Cream Chocolate Pot with Berries(Vg,GF) 3 Courses -£40.00 per person Includes Coffee and Mints Please select one starter, one main course,and one dessert for the whole party. Alternatively, for a supplement of £5 per person, you may have a choice of 3dishes for each course, provided a table plan &guests choices are supplied 21 days in advance. Place cards with guest’schoices on the reverse side must be provided on the day of the event.Special dietary requirements arecatered for separately.
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 PM


City View
Grade I/II Listed Building
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted

Food and Drink

Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Asian Catering
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Halal Catering
Alcohol Licence
Kosher Catering
Full Description
The perfect wedding venue in Somerset, nestling in the shadow of Wells Cathedral Whether it’s an intimate wedding, a large wedding reception or the civil wedding ceremony itself, the Swan Hotel prides itself on providing the perfect wedding venue in Somerset. Civil wedding ceremonies are held in the delightful Garden Room. This light and airy room lends itself beautifully to civil wedding ceremonies and opens out onto a secluded Walled Garden. The Ivory Suite, located on the ground floor, has its own reception and bar area and seats up to 90 guests for a wedding breakfast. Evening functions for up to 150 guests can be catered for by hiring the interconnecting Garden Room. At the front of the hotel, Swan Terrace provides a unique opportunity to capture Wells Cathedral as a stunning backdrop for wedding photographs. Luxurious Honeymoon Suite The stunning Cathedral Suite offers unrivalled panoramic views of Wells Cathedral. The sumptuous and spacious bedroom, sitting room and bathroom are furnished with gilded French furniture, fabulous silk curtains and an eclectic mix of antiques. Guests can enjoy a complimentary bottle of Champagne, chocolates and fresh flowers in the suite on arrival. To arrange a viewing, please contact the hotel on 01749 836300 or visit www.swanhotelwells.co.uk

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Zoe
Planning a wedding is a very exciting time. Our aim is to ensure that your day is as special as it can be & to help keep stress levels to a minimum! From the initial planning to the big day, you can rely on our personal service & expertise. The hotel provides a beautiful setting for a wedding ceremony or reception. Our stunning location, directly opposite Wells Cathedral, is hard to beat. Please contact me to chat through your own personal requirements. Kind regards Zoe


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Carol and Bob
Happy couple Married on October
May 2019
full of praise for the venue
Thank you so much for all the help you gave us and for your calming influence! The day itself was, for us, just wonderful and our guests enjoyed themselves and were full of priase for the venue. You and the team did a cracking job; you gave us a memorable Wedding Day!
Aaron & Kirsty
Happy couple Married on September
May 2019
Our wedding day was amazing and memorable
Thank you all so much for helping us to plan our wedding and for making our wedding day so amazing and memorable. Aaron & I couldn't have asked for a better day.
Jen & Guy
Happy couple Married on August
May 2019
It was a fantastic day
Thank you so much for everything you did for us. It was a fantastic day and all our guests said how wonderful it was and how helpful the staff were. Thank you for making our day so special.
Paul & Abbie
Happy couple Married on August
May 2019
You made the day perfect
Thank you for all your help for our wedding in August. It was a lovely day and we enjoyed our selves so much. The guests had a wonderful time. You made the day perfect.
Bryn and Kim
Happy couple Married on August
May 2019
We cannot thank you enough
We would just like to say a huge thank you for everything you did before, during and after our wedding day. It was the perfect day, everything went smoothly which was due to all of the hard work from you and your team to make our day exactly what we wanted. We had the most fantastic day and cannot thank you enough.
Location & Contact Details


Wells BA5 2RX, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2RX, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M5, Junction 23

Nearest Train Station

Castle Cary

Nearest Airport


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

Once you have selected your venue, everything else will fall into place.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Friendly, attentive, unique, perfect and fun.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Opposite the West Front of Wells Cathedral

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

Kris Marshall

What’s your favourite canapé?

There are too many to mention

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Bacon Butties

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Our location is stunning

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our staff