Wookey Hole Caves

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£1500 - £2750 for Venue Hire
Up to 200
58 Bedrooms
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Wookey Hole Caves boasts the most beautiful rock formations of any cave in England, with a choice of three chambers; this is an unusual and magical venue for your civil ceremony wedding.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£1,500
Maximum Price
£2,750
Venue Hire Dedicated staff Table Linen Crockery and Cutlery
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Couple accommodation included
Furniture included
Wedding coordinator available on the day

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£40
Maximum Price
£70
Hog Roast with dessert Classic 3 course sit down meal
What is included in this pricing:
Menu tasting included
Minimum numbers apply
Cutlery included
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Table linen included
Bespoke menu available
No corkage fee

Packages
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£100
Maximum Price
£175
Minimum Number of Guests
60
Food & Access to the Bar Drinks - Welcome drink, wine with dinner & toast Décor Sweetcart or Donut Wall DJ Table Flowers Stationery - Hand written place cards/ Wedding program Wedding Couple Designed Logo + Much more!
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Furniture included
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Couple accommodation included
Guest accommodation included

Packages
(total price)

Prices Start At
£5,999
Maximum Price
£10,495
Number of Guests Included
60
Food & Access to the Bar Drinks - Welcome drink, wine with dinner & toast Décor Sweetcart or Donut Wall DJ Table Flowers Stationery - Hand written place cards/ Wedding program Wedding Couple Designed Logo + Much more!
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Furniture included
Guest accommodation included
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Couple accommodation included
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Museum
Attraction
Dining Capacity
200
Reception Capacity
250
No. of Bedrooms
58
Sleeps No. of People
4
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
5:00PM
Usual Finish Time
12:00AM
Yes

Ceremony & Reception

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

Venue

Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence

Cultural Specialists

Other
Full Description
Whether your dream wedding is the ultimate lavish fairy tale or a small intimate celebration, Wookey Hole’s expert wedding team can help you to create a flawless and unforgettable day. Wookey Hole is home to the most beautiful rock formations in England. With a choice of three chambers, this is an unique and magical venue for your civil ceremony wedding. Surrounded by clear pools and soft candlelight, you can make your vows in caves carved by the River Axe over millions of years. The largest chamber can hold up to 110 guests, however, the caves are also intimate enough to offer a ceremony for just a few people. Wookey Hole Caves comprises three chambers featuring stunning rock formations and clear pools, all illuminated by dancing candlelight. The largest chamber can hold up to 110 guests, but the caves are also a perfect setting for more intimate ceremonies. The Water Wheel Suite is also available for above-ground ceremonies. This unique and elegant function room is located in Wookey Hole’s 17th-century Grade II listed Paper Mill. The suite features exposed brickwork that gives the space a rustic, welcoming feel. This is also a smaller reception room in the evenings for numbers up to 80 guests. The venue also boasts a delightful restaurant, which can seat up to 250 reception guests. The restaurant is fitted with colourful ceiling drapes, fine chandeliers, and lovely decorative mirrors and includes an adjoining bar. Overnight accommodation for you and your guests is available at the Wookey Hole Hotel, situated within easy walking distance of the caves and restaurant. The hotel has 58 guest rooms plus a stunning balcony room that is complimentary for all our couples on their wedding night. Book a show around with us directly by clicking the link here: https://wookeyhole.simplybook.it/ Please note, Wookey Hole is a tourist attraction and is open to the public during the day, our start time for weddings and events is 5pm onwards.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Lucy Ross
I feel honored and very lucky to be a part of a couples journey. I have been working, designing and managing weddings for nearly 10 years now, and Wookey Hole has to been the most magical place I have ever worked. I am with every couple from early in the morning till they have had their first dance on the dance floor and I am not afraid of being hands on and assisting with your designs, planning and preparations to make your wedding day a lasting memory.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1610
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
100
Reviews
(12)
(12)
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Kerry & Steve
Happy couple married in April
May 2022
A big thank you!
We just wanted to say a huge thank you to Wookey Hole. It really was the perfect day. The tables and room looked even better than I envisaged and lots of people commented on it. The caves also looked so beautiful. Lucy was so calm and everything ran so smoothly. I had no idea how much everything over ran until people told me the next day. That must have been stressful for the team but they did not show it! We really did have the perfect day and we are so grateful to Lucy & the team. Thank you also for the lovely frame. We already have a picture in it!
L
Lisa & Ian
Wedding: February
February 2022
A fabulously memorable week-end and Magical
If you are looking for something that is not only a spectacular wedding venue but also a fabulously fun place for your guests to spend the whole week-end, this is the place. We hired several of the lodges which meant that both families could really get to know each other. The hot tubs were a real hit, and the children loved the caves and play areas. We had such a good time getting together before and after the Wedding. The Wedding Ceremony itself was magical and the party after was such good fun with great food and dancing. We were going to have a traditional Wedding but the Bridegroom came up with this idea and I am so pleased he did. The staff were so helpful and professional, nothing was too much trouble. The caves were candle lit and we walked through them with music playing while we waited for the bride, the photos are breathtaking. I would highly recommend Wookey Hole for Weddings.
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Rebecca & Ben
Happy couple married in October
February 2022
Mr and Mrs Evans
Perfect! They went above and beyond to meet our needs/wants. Highly recommend!
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Stephanie & Richard
Happy couple married in October
February 2022
Amazing, magical Wedding
We had our wedding at Wookey Hole Caves. It was the most amazing magical day we could have wished for. We had 100 guests for the ceremony and wedding breakfast which we had a hog roast. Beautiful food. Then for the reception when the soft play and penny arcades were opened we had an additional 63 guests. Was amazing have family and friends to share it with. Yes we had a few hiccups but the staff were quick and professional In ironing them out and solving them. Lucy is amazing and will help in anyway she can and the staff that she had on for our wedding were all great and enjoyed themselves knowing we were enjoying ourselves also. I would totally recommend Wookey for any wedding or celebration the staff are all friendly and will go above and beyond to help in anyway they can. The lights and tea lights in the cave made it feel magical and romantic and it is something completely different. My guests are still talking about it now to their friends and family. The reception room set up was lovely and so much is included in the package. You can always add things on that they hire out or bring your own. They are so accommodating and reassuring I couldn’t have asked for a better venue for our wedding. We also had the soft play and penny arcades. I didn’t get pictures of them but awaiting my professional ones. I wish I could re live the day and do it all again. It was a long time comings made longer with covid but eventually we managed it and we loved every minute of it. Hope you choose Wookey Hole Caves for your venue. You won’t be disappointed in any way. x
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Susie & Mark
Happy couple married in September
May 2022
Absolutely fantastic
I can highly recommend this place if your looking for a unique wedding. You have everything under one roof, accommodation, reception venue, bar etc. But where do I start. There's so many advantages of having your wedding here. Lucy is amazing at organising everything and did a wonderful job of ours. The staff were brilliant and so helpful. The caves itself was a wonderful experience and you can choose which chamber is best for you. We chose chamber 3. We had some lovely finishing touches from Wookey like a bottle of bubbly in the room, a lovely gift and card. And speaking of the rooms, it was made out beautifully with red petals. Hopefully you'll be able to get some ideas from my pictures. The whole experience was done to perfection from start to finish.
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Shauna & Stuart
Happy couple married in September
February 2022
Absolutely amazing
From start to finish Lucy, wedding coordinator, was brilliant. All communication was clear, efficient and personal. Lucy was extremely professional yet made you feel like you were the only wedding she was helping to organise. The cave was just stunning and decorated exactly as asked. The guides to take you through were lovely. Our canapés, pre dinner drinks and entertainment were wonderful and went down very well with the guests. We had the hog roast and it was delicious. Our bar staff were just so friendly and lovely to chat with. The whole wedding experience itself was perfect. We wouldn't change a thing. The only "negative" is the actual hotel itself. It just lacks any atmosphere. So as long as you realise all you will do is sleep and get ready there you'll be fine. If anybody asked me would I recommend wookey as a wedding venue I would 100% say yes. Every single member of staff make your day(and stay) so so special
Location & Contact Details

Address

The Mill, Wells, Somerset, BA5 1BB, England

Travel Notes

There is free parking on site for your visit and special day.

Nearest Town

Wells

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M5 and Junction 22

Nearest Train Station

Castle Cary

Nearest Airport

Bristol

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Press & Awards
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Press & Awards (2)

Marrying Mum and Dad - CBBC - BBC
BBC Three - Don't Tell the Bride
FAQ
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

We had a wedding a couple years ago that went all out in terms of entertainment! They had an amazing 5 piece walking band, Circus workshops in our theatre, Marryoke, Photo booth, Juggling acts and stilt artists from Wookeys Circus, Elvis impressionist and wacky décor. It certainly was a fun extravagant day to remember!

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

Take a deep breath and let us do the hard work. We want to make your day as magical as possible but also as relaxing for you as a couple. Many of our packages will handle a lot of the "extras" for you, leaving you both to unwind and relax on the big day.

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

My managing director had offered to drive the bride to entrance of the Caves , due to bad weather conditions, which saved her hair, make-up and dress.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Unique, Fun, Magical, Beautiful and Memorable

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

I’d have to say it would be by the exit of the River Axe from the caves. The sheer cliff front is breathtaking with the sound of the trickling spring water spilling out of the caves mouth.

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

No

What’s your favourite canapé?

Fresh salmon and cream cheese on crunchy toast! Simple yet so tasty!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Oh that's a tough one, but I'd have to say cheese board with all the trimmings. Wookey Hole Cheese is the best midnight snack!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Where to start? Getting married in a cave surrounded by 400 tea lights might be the highlight, but to have so much entertainment at your fingertips adds the fun to the breathtaking.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

I’m proud of my team. We have the same end goal and we all work really hard to ensure we achieve it.

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook GiftFree Bottle of Champagne
Bridebook Special OfferChampagne for the couple in their wedding suite!