Large and Historic Rooms
This incredible civic building is quite unmatched in its splendour. From the stunning, marble-arched entrance vestibule to the magnificent 18th-century chandelier in the Ball Room, this venue is elegant, sumptuous and beautiful throughout.
First, we must mention the grandiose Ball Room, the largest indoor space from the Georgian era within the city. Ideal for weddings of any size, and being fully licensed to host civil ceremonies, it's able to accommodate a whopping 500 guests! There is also a small adjacent annexe which is perfect for use as a green room or coatroom.
Formal Reception Dining Capacity - 310 Guests
Civil Ceremony Capacity - 500 Guests
Drinks Reception Capacity - 400 Guests
Probably the most popular room with brides, grooms and sundry event organisers, this high-ceilinged room features Italianate pillars, and all the splendour that the rest of the building (and indeed most of Bath) contains. Viewers who followed the BBC's programme The Great British Menu may well recognise this interior from the show's final banquet - which Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall attended.
Formal Reception Dining Capacity - 170 Guests
Civil Ceremony Capacity - 250 Guests
Drinks Reception Capacity - 300 Guests
The Octagon Card Room
This geometrically-designed, perfectly-proportioned chamber used to be known as the (Octagonal) Card Room, and showcases four mantelpieces - ideal for adorning with flowers or other decorative displays. The four alternating walls - which don't feature mantelpieces - instead have doors leading into the surrounding rooms, and The Octagon itself is painted a warming golden yellow.
Formal Reception Dining Capacity - 120 Guests
Civil Ceremony Capacity - 120 Guests
Drinks Reception Capacity - 200 Guests
The Card Room
The Card Room was created as an addition to the original building in 1777, and lies just beyond The Octagon. This long and decorative room houses a bar, and would make a perfect drinks reception area or evening celebration venue. However, The Assembly Rooms' licence to host ceremonies does not currently extend to this room.
Formal Reception Dining Capacity - 60 Guests
Drinks Reception Capacity - 100 Guests
The Fashion Museum
The Bath Fashion Museum houses a representative collection of fashionable dress dating from the 16th century onwards, and is available for drinks receptions - ideal for a pre-dinner congregation of up to 150 people.
Drinks Reception Capacity - 150 Guests
With an excellent and experienced exclusive caterer ready at hand, The Assembly Rooms present a perfect wedding reception venue in the very heart of Bath. Take a look at a sample menu on their website via the contact details above - where you can also see the venue's special offers.
Bath Assembly Rooms