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The Bishop’s Palace Wells Somerset

  • Somerset


Ceremony Capacity: 160

Reception Capacity: 160

Licensed for Marriage: No

Catering: Yes

Bar: Yes

Accommodation: No

Child Friendly: Yes

Pets Welcome: Yes

Late License: No

Exclusivity: Yes


  • Somerset



Venue Type

  • Castle



Contact Venue


The Bishops Palace Wells 

Where better to celebrate the beginning of your married life together, than here at The Bishop’s Palace and Gardens in Wells.

Steeped in history, The Palace sits at the heart of the historical and medieval city of Wells. Whether your arrival is by car or a relaxed stroll across the drawbridge, as you make your way through the arch of the ancient gatehouse, you will be greeted with breath-taking views of this stunning, 800-year-old medieval building.  

A friendly welcome and glass of champagne awaits as you make your way out onto the garden terrace, overlooking the South Lawn and ramparts, where you and your guests can relax and take in your surroundings. With 14 acres of gardens to explore, it is the perfect backdrop to your wedding photography.

14 acres of perfectly kept gardens for you and your guests to enjoy, the gardens really have something quite magical about them. With the moat surrounding The Palace, offering the tranquil sounds of flowing water, the stunning backdrop of Wells Cathedral, picturesque willow bridge and seasonal flowers and plants all year round. It provides the most beautiful space for you and your friends and family to gather.

Enjoys drinks on the terrace and explore the formal parterre gardens, you really are immersed in a picturesque setting.

As you make your way into The Undercroft, for your wedding breakfast, your guests will take their seats in the atmospheric banqueting hall. The hall boasts a magnificent, vaulted ceiling and stained-glass windows. Lit with candles, The Undercroft provides the ideal intimate atmosphere for your celebratory wedding breakfast.