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The Roman Baths And Pump Room

Distance from the centre of Bath: 0.25 miles
The Roman Baths And Pump Room
  • Historic buildings in the heart of Bath
  • The Roman Baths available for ceremonies at 8.30am or 7.30pm only - maximum capacity 100 guests
  • Daytime ceremonies in The Kingston Room and The Drawing Room
  • Maximum formal meal capacity - 200 guests
  • Preferred caterers in-situ, but you can provide your own external operators if they meet the venue's requirements

The two millennia of heritage represented by the Roman Baths, along with the wealth of prehistory and more recent social history accompanying them, have no immediate comparison in the UK. The Roman Baths and The Pump Room lie at the very heart and essence of the World Heritage City that is Bath, and fortunately indeed for brides and grooms, they are available for both receptions and ceremonies.

With a widely-known caterer as a preferred in-situ supplier, and the alternative option to hire in external operators that can satisfy the necessary requirements, the Roman Baths and Pump Room are more than capable of playing host to a highly efficient and aesthetically pleasing event.

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  • Roman Baths & Pump Room - Venue - Bath
  • Roman Baths & Pump Room - Venue - Bath
  • Roman Baths & Pump Room - Venue - Bath
  • Roman Baths & Pump Room - Venue - Bath
  • Roman Baths & Pump Room - Venue - Bath
  • Roman Baths & Pump Room - Venue - Bath
  • Roman Baths & Pump Room - Venue - Bath
  • Roman Baths & Pump Room - Venue - Bath
  • Roman Baths & Pump Room - Venue - Bath
  • Roman Baths & Pump Room - Venue - Bath

History

Situated at the heart and pulse of the wonderful city of Bath, the Roman Baths are quite justifiably considered by many as among the most important historic buildings in the South West. Since the site's original foundation over a naturally-occurring hot spring, supposedly by the Celtic King Bladud in 836 BC, the Baths themselves have undergone a number of transformations.

The Imperial invasion of 43AD led to a fairly rapid military expansion across southern Britain. The original Roman Baths (parts of which have survived until the present day) are believed to have been constructed gradually over the period between 70 - 370AD. Many elements of the Roman bathing complex were destroyed in the 6th century, and several subsequent bath systems were successively rebuilt and demolished over the original site until the 19th century.

The original Roman Baths were rediscovered and excavated in the 18th century, but the galleried buildings now housing the complex (above street level) with which we are familiar today were constructed in the late 19th century.

Today the Roman Baths Museum and the associated late 18th-century Pump Room regularly attract in excess of 1 million visitors every year, and also play host to some of the most magical weddings and other social events in the country!

Facilities

Built for pleasure, socialising, relaxation and grand splendour, these buildings make for the perfect - and highly unique - venue for a wedding celebration.

The Pump Room

The Pump Room building was refurbished in 1795 as a meeting-place for the upper echelons of Georgian Bath's society. With its ten-metre-high ceiling and refined neo-Classical decorations, today it operates as a renowned restaurant and a prestigious events space. Those looking to host their wedding celebrations in the Roman Baths would most likely seat their formal reception meal in The Pump Room.

Formal Meal Capacity - 200. Available from 8pm.

The Baths

Several metres below modern street level, the 2000-year old Roman Baths present an enchanting setting in which to host a drinks reception, or perhaps to conduct your wedding ceremony. Imagine your guests sipping on sweet champagne in the unique atmosphere of these ancient baths, draped in that iconic ethereal and golden mist.

Ceremonies at the Roman Baths are available at two specific times per day, as part of the Sunrise and Sunset packages, in order to accommodate the public opening times of the museum.

Sunrise Package- from 8.30am

Perfect for just the wedding couple or up to 200 guests, of course, this could be followed by a champagne drinks reception on the Terrace or in the Reception Hall.

Sunset Package- from 7pm

Minimum 80 guests with exclusive hire of the whole building (as it's closed).

The Terrace

The long and magnificent Terrace overlooks the Roman Baths - great for your drinks reception (if you are dining in the Pump Room), and itself perfect for a formal meal.

Drinks Reception Capacity - 120. Available from 7pm onwards. Not available in July or August.

Formal Meal Capacity - 80. Available from 7pm onwards. Not available in July or August.

The Reception Hall

The adjoining Reception Hall accepts visitors to the museum during the day, but after 7pm makes a perfect room for dancing the night away during evening parties. The modern and stylish reception desk can be transformed into a bar, and space made for a dancefloor. This room could be used for dining too!

Formal Meal Capacity - 70. Available from 7pm onward. (Not available in July or August.

Drinks Reception Capacity - 150. Available from 7pm onward. (Not available in July or August.

The Kingston Room and The Drawing Room

These chambers are ideal for (slightly) smaller ceremonies. With elegant Georgian interiors and offering amazing views of the Abbey and Kingston Parade, these rooms are actually available during the day, and all year round.

Civil Wedding Ceremony Capacity - 50 (Kingston Room), 40 (Drawing

Room).

Formal Meal Capacity - 40.

Special Offers

The Roman Baths and The Pump Room are offering a whole range of discounted packages for wedding celebrations taking place this year:-

'Summer Romance'

Couples looking to get married between 17th June - 31st August 2017 can receive a 25% discount on venue hire in the Pump Room. Minimum 60 guests. Terms and conditions apply.

'Winter Romance'

Similar to 'Summer Romance', couples who are intending to celebrate their marriage at The Pump Room and Roman Baths between 1st January to 28th February 2017 can receive 20% off the venue hire price and a discounted special menu - that's 10% off Searcys Style, Elegance and Indulgence Wedding Packages. The wedding couple can also enjoy their complimentary champagne tea in The Pump Room. Terms and conditions apply.

For additional iconic or historic buildings in Bath see the Assembly Rooms, Guildhall or Victoria Art Gallery.

Address
The Roman Baths
Stall Street
Bath
BA1 1LZ

What our customers say

  • Matthew - 2016

    I would like to thank everyone at the Roman Baths for all their hard work on Saturday, everything ran perfectly and I really enjoyed working with all of you! As you know it's quite difficult to have a good venue, with great staff, especially working with a wedding planner. I just wanted to say thanks, it was flawless; every aspect/element.

  • Jenny and Richard - 2016

    I just wanted to pass on mine and Richard's thanks to you all at The Roman Baths for making our wedding ceremony on Sunday go so well. Everyone who we dealt with from start to finish has been so helpful and calm and reassuring. It was a lovely ceremony and we had such a fantastic day.

    Thank you all very much once again.

  • Graham - 2016

    My youngest daughter was married at the Baths this Sunday gone. What can I say. The venue was exquisite, the atmosphere exceptional, the meal stunning, and the service unbelievable. I would like to send a special thanks to whoever was in the background organising the day. But a special thank you to, Otto who on the night looked after all of us and provided reassurance and advice at an extremely nervous time for me and my family. Then to the chef and his team including the servers, who delivered hot, and the most enjoyable food at any sit down wedding I have been to. Your bar staff, always helpful, nothing too much trouble. It was a magical day and such a memorable time. I sincerely hope your staff enjoyed their time with us as we did with them on this very special occasion at an amazing location.

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