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Backwell House

Backwell House

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Backwell House

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  • All-inclusive rural wedding venue
  • Georgian country house very near Bristol
  • Majestic architecture and period features
  • Enchanting walled garden, woodlands
  • Licensed to host civil ceremonies
  • Formal receptions for up to 60 guests
  • Marquee receptions for up to 200 guests
  • Nine luxury bedrooms for wedding night

This early 19th-century country house is simply oozing with classical Georgian charm, boasting a magnificent interior and nestled in breathtaking surroundings. It's hard to believe that you are merely a few miles from Bristol city centre; the tranquil environment and beautiful rural landscapes give you the sense of being a world away from everyday life. With its charming ornamental walled garden and acres of gorgeous woodland to wander in at your leisure, you'll be sure to lose a bit of your heart to Backwell House!

Backwell House is extraordinarily well connected; its location just by the M5 means the South West and West Midlands are easily accessible, and central Bristol is nearby. For international visits, it is within easy reach of Bristol Airport! With 9 uniquely furnished bedrooms able to sleep 18, you are welcome to stay at Backwell House on your wedding night and, if you wish, for a longer visit. Additionally, you can book exclusive use of the whole house, meaning that you can enjoy your wedding day in undisturbed luxury.


This intriguing late Georgian country house was constructed in a restrained classical style in 1817, and two centuries later boasts a fascinating history which has accommodated some of Bristol's finest and most notorious characters. The attractive edifice with its Bath stone façade still retains its classical charm from days past, and is the ideal historic location for your wedding celebration.


If you are planning a relatively small wedding celebration, you have the option of tying the knot in Backwell House itself, which is licensed to host civil ceremonies. Containing a breakfast room and a fully-stocked bar, the house is ideal for a formal reception.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 60 Guests
Formal Reception Capacity - 60 Guests


Alternatively, during the summer months when the weather permits, you can recite your vows and exchange rings under Backwell House's projecting porch, and an unlimited number of guests (within reason) can look on from rows of seats across the driveway.

If you would like to invite a few more guests for the party, a marquee or tipi wedding would be perfect. These can be put up in the grounds and decorated to create your ideal reception setting, wherein you can marvel at the gorgeous house in the background.

Marquee/Tipi Reception Capacity - 200 Guests

The hospitality team at Backwell House also offers a bespoke wedding planning service as well as event coordination on the day.


Backwell House encourage you to organise your own wedding cuisine at the venue. They have a list of local preferred caterering companies, but you are equally welcome to invite a firm of your choice. Rural Somerset offers wonderful arrays of fresh produce.


Backwell House features nine marvellously elegant bedrooms, each of which is uniquely decorated. Some contain vintage trunks, which are fit for a princess! Here you can enjoy your wedding night in sheer luxury, and perhaps be tempted to stay a little longer!

Wedding guests staying at Backwell House are welcome to enjoy the various treatments and massages, swimming pool and fine dining that the establishment has to offer. Backwell House presents an absolutely perfect environment for a post-wedding break.

For further information about weddings at Backwell House, or to book the venue, please use the contact details below.

Backwell House
Farleigh Road
BS48 3QA


  • Rachel Keenan – 05/10/2016

    My husband and I had our wedding at Backwell House a few weeks ago. It really was the most perfect setting for the most wonderful day. Guy and his team did an exceptional job and no task was too big or small for them to help with. Planning weddings is supposed to be a stressful time but the team at Backwell made everything run so smoothly - from the preplanning to the post wedding clean-up, they were on hand to help the whole time.
    Our friends and family are still raving about the amazing weekend we had there and I just couldn't thank Guy and the rest of the team enough! You guys are amazing!!!

  • Catherine Worsley-Tomlinson – 17/07/2016

    One of the best wedding reception venues I've ever experienced! I attended with young twins and the staff were so helpful and put us at our ease! Food was excellent and the general ambience superb.

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