The Oakhouse Hotel, Axbridge

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£82 - £85 pp
Up to 120
10 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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The Oakhouse is a cosy, boutique hotel, located in the medieval town square of Axbridge, Somerset.
Pricing & Costs

Packages
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£82
Maximum Price
£85
Minimum Number of Guests
50
- Exclusive use of the Axbridge Town Hall 1pm – 6pm (for reception numbers over 50 guests) - Oak Room Ceremony by Candlelight (Registrar fees will apply. Max capacity 90 guests) - Festive hotel décor (Nov-Early Jan in line with hotels Christmas decor) - Reception Drinks - Traditional Roast Dinner Wedding Breakfast (in the town hall for numbers over 50 guests) - Your choice of warm, classic dessert, followed by tea, coffee & petit fours - ½ bottle of house wine with wedding breakfast or Prosecco Toast with Speeches - Disco Entertainment & Photo Booth in the evening - Staffed bar throughout until midnight - Complimentary Junior Suite stay for the newlyweds B&B (Bedroom charges for remaining 9 bedrooms will apply)
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Guest accommodation included
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Couple accommodation included
Canapés included
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Furniture included
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Hotel
Dining Capacity
120
Reception Capacity
120
No. of Bedrooms
10
Sleeps No. of People
24
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
10:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 PM
Yes

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted
Fireworks Permitted
Our beautiful Courthouse Gardens are a wonderful option for an outdoor celebrant-led blessing.

Venue

Grade I/II Listed Building
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Pet-Friendly
Disabled Access
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Landscaped Gardens
Open Flame Permitted
Spa On-Site
On-Site Parking

Food and Drink

Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
Asian Catering
Halal Catering
Kosher Catering
We can tailor menus to be entirely bespoke to your individual preferences and requirements.

Cultural Specialists

Asian Wedding Specialist
Jewish Wedding Specialist
Muslim Wedding Specialist
Other
Full Description
The charming Oakhouse offers a unique wedding ceremony and reception experience. Licensed for civil ceremonies, with a capacity of 120 guests for your evening reception, we really can take care of your entire day here at the hotel. If your preference is a church wedding, the stunning St. Johns the Baptist Church sits right next door! Our team of highly skilled chef’s and genuine hospitable front of house team ensure a perfectly comfortable and cosy experience for you and your guests. As an exclusive use venue, our hotel and 10 beautifully appointed bedrooms become exclusively yours for the duration of your wedding day. Enjoy the benefits of your very own private house for 24 hours! You can also continue the festivities into the morning with a private breakfast with your staying guests on site. Your exclusive hire runs from 11am on your wedding day, until 11am the following day! Not forgetting our picturesque private grounds and gardens in the Courthouse, perfect for drinks receptions and photographs in the warmer months, including marquee weddings for up to 120 guests. Why not break up your day with a marquee wedding breakfast and then a cosy, relaxed evening reception throughout the hotel once the sun goes down. Our wedding reception options are designed entirely around you, bespoke to your requirements and we assure you of the most memorable wedding day. So please do get in touch to discuss all the many options available to you at the Oakhouse! Every couple that book with us will receive the services of one of our professional and friendly event coordinators to assist as much as you need with your plans!

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Brianna Ryder-Maki
Congratulations on your recent engagement. We would be truly delighted to be your chosen venue. The beauty of choosing us for your wedding day is that the entire venue becomes private for your use for 24 hours. We looking forward to showing you round our beautiful hotel and private gardens. Please do get in touch today for a no obligation chat about your wedding plans.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2007
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 30 and 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
25
Reviews
(14)
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Georgie & James
Happy couple married in December
March 2022
Exceeded expectations beyond anything we imagined!
Words will never justify how incredible this venue and staff are! We have had so many of our guests get in contact to say they had never been to a wedding with such kind, warm and friendly staff. From start to finish nothing was ever too much- even when we moved the wedding by a week due to Covid concerns they accommodated every single detail. We won’t ever forget our day and this is largely down to the staff and the most festive and cosiest of venues- they felt more like family by the time we reluctantly had to leave them! I am SO glad we chose this place for our wedding and the memories are truly special. From Bri calming my nerves due to Covid panics in the run ups to Dave, Marina and the girls entertaining my children! If you are planning a wedding- there can never be any better venue!
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Georgie and James
Wedding: December
May 2022
Exceeded expectations beyond anything we had ever imagined!
Words will never justify how incredible this venue and staff are! We have had so many of our guests get in contact to say they had never been to a wedding with such kind, warm and friendly staff. From start to finish nothing was ever too much- even when we moved the wedding by a week due to Covid concerns they accommodated every single detail. We won’t ever forget our day and this is largely down to the staff and the most festive and cosiest of venues- they felt more like family by the time we reluctantly had to leave them! I am SO glad we chose this place for our wedding and the memories are truly special. From Bri calming my nerves due to Covid panics in the run ups to Dave, Marina and the girls entertaining my children! If you are planning a wedding- there can never be any better venue!
B
Ben & Tracey
Happy couple married in December
January 2022
Simply the BEST wedding x
From when we first visited Oakhouse, we knew it was ‘our’ place. The venue is cosy, full of character, welcoming & a lot more bespoke than your average conveyor belt venue. The staff are amazing. Above & beyond & will facilitate any vision, making your wedding completely yours & unique. They looked after us & our guests with such love & care & they just felt like family in the end! Dave & Marina are quite simply out of this world. And Bri the wedding planner is awesome x
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Ellen & Will
Happy couple married in December
March 2022
Thank you for making it perfect.
Beautiful venue, delicious food, excellent staff and overall the best decision we made to hold our wedding at The Oakhouse. The gardens were an extra treat theat surprised our guests. We held our reception there to split the day up. We have lots of dietary requirements in our guests and The Oakhouse catered to these perfectly. The food was faultless. The attention to detail and the warm welcome we received from the staff was phenomenal. Thank you for making it perfect.
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Tasha and Geoff
Wedding: October
May 2022
Our wedding was perfect because of the Oakhouse!
Firstly, a huge thank you to Bri, Marina, Dave and the wonderful team at the Oakhouse for making our wedding the most perfect day for us. At a time when we couldn't find anywhere to help us with the small, intimate wedding day we wanted due to covid, Bri came to our rescue! We had come across the Oakhouse during our research of wedding venues but had discounted it for being out of our price range. However we really wanted a dog-friendly venue so that our spaniel Amber could be with us for our celebrations and so we contacted Bri in the hope she could help us. From our very first email, nothing was ever too much to ask. Bri listened to all of our requests and was able to advise us and assist us in every way. Nothing was too much trouble. While I know the Oakhouse offer extensive wedding packages, we were able to work with Bri and the team to plan a day at a fraction of the cost, which suited our needs and requirements. THANK YOU SO MUCH. It was everything we dreamed of. I really cannot recommend the Oakhouse team enough. The customer service, passion and genuine care for each client that they provide, stands them heads above anywhere else we approached. In terms of our day - The decor that the hotel provided was beautiful and really complemented the decorations we brought along too. Marina and Dave went absolutely above and beyond, working non-stop to ensure every little detail was thought about and on the day they treated us like a King and Queen! We felt thoroughly spoilt and lucky to have had such a wonderful wedding day, exactly how we had imagined. Thank you for letting us have the band, for letting us bring our dog, for setting everything up so beautifully! The food was fantastic. We opted for a relaxed buffet but again, the menu and options were tailored to exactly what we wanted every step of the way, working with the multiple choices the hotel already provided. There was so many options and choice, that there would be something to suit everyone. I know our guests were raving about the fantastic food we had....and they still mention it now!!!!! Most of our wedding party stayed at the hotel after the wedding and it was just such a lovely atmosphere. The wedding suite was wonderful. So many of our friends have said our wedding was one of the best they have been too! It was so relaxed and chilled and a wonderful atmosphere. This is all down to you Bri and the team for helping us have just the most fabulous day. We recently popped in announced and were greeted like family, months on from our wedding day. I think this is such an important thing to consider, when so many venues are so busy, overpriced and in it for the money and business. The Oakhouse has such a family, cosy, intimate atmosphere and it has given us memories of our special day which will last forever. Thank you over and again for everything you did for us.
M
Marie and Wayne
Wedding: October
May 2022
Wedding was amazing
What can i say? Firstly a massive massive thank you to all the amazing staff who spent the evening before the wedding preparing the room and setting it up to look fantastic. It went way beyond our wildest expectations and looked phenomenal. I went to bed that night with no worries because i knew you all wanted it to be amazing for us. It was a very late night into the morning prepping for us to have a brilliant day. You guys rocked. It was a great evening listening to music, singing and a bit of swaying whilst everything came together. Thank you to Kelly the chef who had to deal with last minute guest changes and meals. Kelly gave us multiple options for our guests who had intolerances and an allergy. The Oakhouse were so chilled out about this which made us relax even more. Every meal we have had here before the wedding has been great. The food is to such a high standard no one is left feeling dissatisfied. Portion sizes are incredible. My now mother in law has now become a regular here for meals and occasional drinks. She is always welcomed like an old friend. She loves coming back and says it was the best choice to have our wedding hosted here and this was before the wedding. There was so much pride and love that went into our wedding, it was like working with friends and family. On the day itself, It was amazing. Both Mel and Marina came up to the church with me helped me with my dress and made sure it laid well as i entered the church. On coming back down we were met by drinks in the square and Marina quickly dispatched my flowers into water to keep them fresh. These were displayed all evening on the reception desk so guests could see them, alongside the bridesmaids. Kelly set up our donut tower cake which looked fantastic despite us holding it up with cello tape! (my fault) It was moved when we needed to cut it and guests assembled for us. Everything was done with no fuss made and felt effortless for us as a couple. They filled us with so much confidence that we could just relax and enjoy the day to the fullest. The wedding breakfast was a huge success. Everyone said how great the food was and the portions were huge. The tables were beautifully laid out. So so much thought went into this from the team the night before. There are so so many little things i could list that The Oakhouse Hotel and it’s staff did that were above and beyond that i would be here all day listing them. Things we didn’t think off but they anticipated for us. Amazeballs! The staff are brilliant, kind, funny and super helpful, plus great dancers on the night to help your guests along. Make sure your DJ plays “Summer of 69” Dancing behind the bar with them is optional though! Dave thank you for helping our 2 guests who had disability requirements. They said you were so kind and everyone commented on you helping out Uncle Dave on the stairs and our other guest In a wheel chair. She was so delighted to be able to come and thought she wouldn’t be able to due to the different levels in the oak house. Nisha thank you for the swift execution of “the ramp” and checking on my teenagers for me during the evening. It was lovely of you to do so and for all your help over the past 2 days. Nothing was ever a bother for you and made my life so much easier and less stressful. Actually i can say there was no stress at all as it was all handled so bloody well! Marina!! What can we say? You have been amazing throughout this entire process. your enthusiasm is contagious and your suggested changes were the right ones. Thank you for your support throughout this wedding. It took us a while to get here thanks to Covid. But It will not be forgotten and one of our most treasured memories. We did not stop smiling and laughing all day and night! Utterly brilliant and we couldn’t have done it all without your hard work and dedication. Our families and friends have said how wonderful it was and how thoroughly enjoyable it was. Every need was met in full! Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for making our day so very special for us. You were our first choice and the best choice. We got everything and so much more! Mr & Mrs Davis x ps. thank you so much for our card and flowers. Sorry we didn’t get to see some of you before we left but understand you are all probably bloody knackered!!
Location & Contact Details

Address

The Square, Axbridge, Somerset, BS26 2AP, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Train Station

Nearest Airport

Bristol International (BRS)

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FAQ
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

We couldn't choose a 'best' wedding as we love each and every one. A highlight for us has been our intimate weddings during the covid-19 pandemic restrictions which have all been so intimate and beautiful.

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

Relax and have fun - let the professionals take care of the stressful details and just focus on marrying the love of your live with your nearest and dearest. Don't compare your preferences and plans with anyone else's. This is your day, your way.

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

Handmade and sculpted clay pumpkins as wedding favours for the guests, lovingly made by the Bride.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Exclusive, Rustic, Cosy, Unique, Relaxed.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Our medieval stone wall makes the most beautiful rustic backdrop for photographs, but our very 'best' spot would have to be the Courthouse Gardens in the summer time!

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

To us, every single one of our couples are VIP's. We will make sure you feel like a celebrity on your big day.

What’s your favourite canapé?

We love a dessert canape - the Eton Mess Shot is a firm favourite amongst the team.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

An indulgent sharing camembert with a great glass of red!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Our most unique feature is our historic background and features including our stone wall, well and roaring inglenook fireplace.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

That has to be our team! As a small family-run business we all take great pride in what we do and are passionate about making every single wedding perfect for our couples.

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook GiftAll newlyweds will receive a complimentary Junior Suite stay, B&B on the wedding night.
Bridebook Special OfferBook your wedding with us and receive a complimentary menu tasting/meal at the hotel.